Nurturing our growth in faith is at the core of this ministry.  Bible studies, book studies, spiritual enrichment groups, lectures, monthly gatherings for women and men, and Advent and Lenten programs offer the opportunity to share and reflect upon our faith.

Adult faith enrichment is a multi-faceted, learning and living experience for Catholics that meshes education, spiritual growth, and the active practice of faith. Our Adult Faith Enrichment Ministry also offers a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.

Please check below for information on current, upcoming, and past Adult Faith Enrichment offerings and resources.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care.


Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

Revisiting The Joy of the Gospel: Chapter One – “The Church’s Missionary Transformation”

In itself mercy is the greatest of the virtues. –St. Thomas Aquinas Last week, we continued our discussion by diving into Chapter One: “The Church’s Missionary Transformation”. Our conversation centered on embodying a Church that goes forth and a house with the doors always open. Please find below some ...

Revisiting The Joy of the Gospel: Introduction

With Christ joy is constantly born anew. -Pope Francis If you aren't able to join us in person in our Collaborative study of The Joy of the Gospel you are welcome to study the exhortation on your own this Lent! Each week we will share a brief reflection with ...

Poetry Reading with Fr. Tom Fitzpatrick, SJ – Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm at St. John

Please join us in the lower Chapel at St. John for a Lenten afternoon poetry reading and discussion led by Rev. Tom Fitzpatrick, SJ, from Weston’s Campion Center. Father Tom has been a Jesuit for 64 years and a priest for 51. His writing reveals a lifelong spiritual journey with ...
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“Love (III)” from “Lenten Poetry and Prayer” with Sr. Mary Sweeney

All are invited to gather in the St. Paul Rectory following the 9:00am Mass on Fridays in Lent for a peaceful hour of reflection and prayer over sacred poetry with Sister Mary Sweeney, SC. No prior registration required! For those unable to attend in person, selected poems will be shared ...

A Lenten Message from Fr. Jim

A leper came to him [and kneeling down] begged him and said, “If you wish, you can make me clean.” Moved with pity, [Jesus] stretched out his hand, touched him, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The leprosy left him immediately, and he was ...

Friday Mornings in Lent: “Poetry and Prayer” with Sr. Mary Sweeney, S.C.

Begins Friday, February 16 All are invited to gather after the 9:00am Mass on Friday mornings in Lent in the St. Paul Rectory for a peaceful hour of reflection and prayer over sacred poetry with Sister Mary Sweeney, S.C. No registration necessary! ...
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Lenten Study: “Revisiting ‘The Joy of the Gospel'”

Ten years after Pope Francis' first apostolic exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel”, is an important reminder for every disciple to live in joyful, missionary witness. The legacy of Francis' papacy is undoubtedly tied to what he calls “Ministry of Accompaniment”. Through this six session study we will revisit this ...
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Lenten Scripture Study: “The Book of Revelation”

Inarguably the most eccentric book of the Bible, "The Book of Revelation" stands in a unique place in the Canon. Its apocalyptic imagery and symbolism can both confound and intrigue the reader. It is also the only book of the Bible which promises a blessing over anyone who reads aloud ...
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Tuesday, February 6 at 6:30pm: “Evening for Women” Potluck Prayer and Supper at St. John

February 6, 2024 at 6:30PM St. John's Chapel and Powers Hall All women of the collaborative are invited to an hour of "Potluck Prayer." "Potluck Prayer" is a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration with an invitation for all gathered to share music, poems, readings, art, and anything else that ...

From The Pilot: Father Hehir addresses ethics of war

From The Pilot: Father Hehir addresses ethics of war at Wellesley parish Father Bryan Hehir, secretary of health and social services for the Archdiocese of Boston, has been teaching about religion, ethics, and foreign policy for 40 years. He is fond of giving his students a challenging moral dilemma. He ...