Author: SJSP Collaborative

Christmas Wish 2019

Christmas Wish 2019

We are happy to extend an invitation to everyone in the parish collaborative to participate in this year’s St. John Christmas Wish Program. During this holiday season, we hope to grant wishes for more than 400 children! Each child receives a new outfit and a special Christmas Wish gift they have requested. These gifts will go to the youngsters in our own parishes, as well as in our sister parishes of St. Katherine Drexel in Roxbury, St. Patrick in Lowell, St. Patrick in Brockton and the Julie Family Learning Program in Boston.

Youth Ministry “Casino Night” – Sunday, October 27 at 6:00pm at St. Paul

Youth Ministry “Casino Night” – Sunday, October 27 at 6:00pm at St. Paul

Calling all high school students! Join us this Sunday, October 27 after the Sunday 5pm Confirmation Enrollment Mass for Casino Night in St. Paul Parish  Hall.  All high school students are welcome to attend and bring any friends or siblings that are interested!  There will be games to play, chips to earn, and prizes to win – and food, of course! (We need volunteers to assist in running the games and providing some desserts so please contact us if you can help – youthministry@sjspwellesley.org.)

POWIR Update: “Who is a Refugee?”

POWIR Update: “Who is a Refugee?”

As many parishioners are now aware, we are in the formative stages of a partnership with Catholic Charities to welcome a Refugee family this year. A group of over forty parishioners have committed to helping the effort in the areas of housing, pre-arrival and post-arrival needs. As we prepare for this family to arrive, our passionate volunteers have created this communication space to answer any questions that may surface throughout the process. Stay tuned here for all the exciting developments! We trust in God’s timing and purpose as we wait in anticipation of a family who could arrive from any

Calling All High School Singers and Instrumentalists!

Calling All High School Singers and Instrumentalists!

You are invited to come and play/sing in the music group for the Sunday 5pm Masses. All are invited and encouraged to come along and help to enhance the liturgy with great music. The music group is a fun and easy-going group and all are welcome. You can use participation in this group for service hours for Confirmation or school service requirements. Most importantly, your participation will serve to help the faith journey of your peers and the wider community, as well as your own! For more information, contact Anne Mears.  

NPH Host Families Needed!

NPH Host Families Needed!

We are looking for six families to host either two youth (ages 16-22) or a chaperone from the musical group from  October 30 – November 5 during which time they will be visiting area schools and local events. The musical group will be performing and speaking at all St. John & St. Paul Masses on the weekend of November 2 and 3. By opening your homes you are able to form meaningful connections with some of the children in our care and you are helping us to continue to transform the lives of children in need. If you would like