This weekend the NPH Mexico Pequeño Tour will be visiting our collaborative to share their musical choir and stories with our community, to raise awareness and support for their NPH home and family. This year, our focus will be on education and there will be a special Second Collection at all Masses to benefit the University Scholarship Program.
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Join us Tuesday, November 5 as Kelly Meraw presents a reflection on the fascinating and inspiring life and works of a woman truly “called to be!” We will convene in Powers Hall at 6:00pm and start the program at 6:30pm in the chapel.
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.
As many parishioners have heard, our Collaborative POWIR program, in partnership with Catholic Charities, has begun supporting two refugee families who have been resettled in Dorchester. Chantal and her two boys, Jeremie and Emmanuel, are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Maria and Marcos from Honduras.
Seasons of Hope – a faith sharing group for those who mourn.
For you who are searching for Our Lord in the midst of your grief, Seasons of Hope is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty, and people of faith who truly understand what it means to be brokenhearted. Meeting Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5 and 12 from 9:45-11:15am in St. Paul Parish Hall.
The Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation Mass Schedule for the Collaborative 7:00am at St. John Church 9:00am at St. John Church (with Saint John School, all welcome!) 9:00am at St. Paul Church 12:00pm at St. John Church 7:00pm at St. Paul Church
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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
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.
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