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Reunited! The Rwamuhinda Family

Reunited! The Rwamuhinda Family

Members of our SJSP POWIR group were at Boston Logan Airport last Friday evening when the Rwamuhinda family was finally reunited! As many of you are aware, we were praying with expectant hearts for their daughter Peace to be allowed to make the journey to her new home in Boston. It is truly a miracle that this has happened, and a tangible result of the outstanding efforts of Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement. Peace is 21 years old and has lived alone in the refugee camp in Rwanda since early March when her family was finally able (after a 13 year wait) to resettle

Religious Education and Youth Ministry Update

Religious Education and Youth Ministry Update

A big shout out to Aidan Ulian and his fellow crew of Boy Scouts for cleaning, painting and organizing the Youth Ministry Storage space in the basement of the St. John’s rectory! The space was in disarray and the room was looking tired so Aidan took on the task of making it functional and giving it a face lift. As part of his Eagle Scout Project he developed a sorting and organization plan including storage solutions and space efficiencies to allow us to store all of our items in ways that would be easy to inventory and access. He led

Wonderful News from Our POWIR Group!

Wonderful News from Our POWIR Group!

Our SJSP POWIR group who, as many of you know, have been supporting a recently arrived family from a refugee camp in Rwanda, have wonderful news to share! The Rwamuhinda family arrived in mid-March, amidst the chaos of the outbreak of the pandemic. It was a miracle of God’s grace that Emile, Rosine and five of their six children were settled in Revere. Catholic Charities and our SJSP POWIR group received the news that the Rwamuhinda’s eldest daughter, Peace, will be arriving on Friday, August 21st into Boston! A small group of our volunteers, and Catholic Charities will be escorting the

NEW TIME! Private Prayer and Distribution of Holy Communion

NEW TIME! Private Prayer and Distribution of Holy Communion

We are adjusting the start time of our private prayer hours in anticipation of the reopening of schools.  Beginning the week of August 24, each church will be open for private prayer for an hour each week:  1:00pm on Mondays at St. Paul 1:00pm on Fridays at St. John (Masks are required and social distancing protocol will be strictly observed.) At the conclusion of the hour, Holy Communion will be distributed on the steps of the church at 2:00pm, particularly for those who are not yet able to come inside or able to gather in large groups.