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Evening for Women – Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Evening for Women – Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

LENT… SEASON OF GRACE. Our Lenten Path, so familiar – yet always NEW! What does our loving Christ want to make new in our lives?? All women of the collaborative are warmly invited to An Evening for Women. This year we are exploring the topic Women Called to Be. As we continue to discern God’s call in varied ways, this month we will turn our eyes and hearts toward our Lenten Path with Sr. Evelyn Ronan. Bring a dish to share for our potluck gathering! This evening is also a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor to come along!  

Ash Wednesday, February 26

Ash Wednesday, February 26

COLLABORATIVE SCHEDULE 7:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church) 9:00am Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Mass at St. John (with Saint John School – all welcome!) 12:10 Mass at St. John 2:10 Ash Service at St. Paul (with St. Paul Religous Ed – all welcome!) 5:30pm Mass at St. John 7:00pm Mass at St. Paul The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative has a rich, full schedule of Lenten programs, liturgies, and events – click here for more information: Lent 2020  Please join us on this Lenten journey!

Adult Faith Enrichment Speaker Series: “Living Lent with Laudato Si” – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Adult Faith Enrichment Speaker Series: “Living Lent with Laudato Si” – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Pope Francis’ far-reaching encyclical, Laudato Si: Care for Our Common Home, challenges us in 2020 more than ever before.  In our presentation, we will explore traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and conversion of heart as we listen to and respond to the “cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.”  Learn how you and your parish can join a movement to protect Our Common Home and all who live there. Presenter: Fran Ludwig, Chair of the Boston Catholic Climate Movement, Leader of Lexington Catholic Community Faith and Environment Group, and BC Alumni for Climate Justice.

“The Two Popes” Movie Viewing and Discussion: Part 1 on Sunday, February 23 at 3pm in St. John Powers Hall

“The Two Popes” Movie Viewing and Discussion: Part 1 on Sunday, February 23 at 3pm in St. John Powers Hall

Following the viewing of the first half of the film we are fortunate to be joined by Fr. Ryan Connors who will moderate a discussion. Fr. Connors is Professor of Moral Theology at St. John’s Seminary. He received his Doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He has written and spoken frequently on the lives and teachings of our recent popes. A second session will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 3-5pm in St. John Powers Hall to complete both the film and the conversation. All are welcome, but space is limited. Please call either

Lenten Small Group Program: “With Jesus to the Cross” – Begins Week of February 23

Lenten Small Group Program: “With Jesus to the Cross” – Begins Week of February 23

God’s plea is straightforward and simple: He wants you close to him. He yearns for you as a father or mother longs for a lost child. God is asking you to stop what you normally do and take the time this Lent to discover what He means in your life and what He could mean. This year, the centerpiece of our Collaborative Lenten journey is a 7-week small group program from Evangelical Catholic – With Jesus to the Cross – that will help you seek Him as He is seeking you.  The weekly sessions use the Sunday Mass readings for Lent to

POWIR Update: A Heartfelt Thank You!

POWIR Update: A Heartfelt Thank You!

News from the SJSP POWIR team! It is with great joy that we share with you that both our Honduran and Congolese refugee families are employed and financially self-sufficient. It was the families’ hard work along with the unbelievable efforts of Catholic Charities, our SJSP partnership and the abundant generosity of individual parishioners that this was achieved. The refugee families shared Thanksgiving and Christmas welcomed by warm members of our faith community. They were showered with Christmas gifts, including a brand new smart TV that is helping to expand their language acquisition. The POWIR team wishes to extend a heartfelt thank

January 25/26: An Important Message from Cardinal Seán

January 25/26: An Important Message from Cardinal Seán

When the Church raises a prophetic cry, “Choose Life”, we are performing a great service to all society. Life is sacred. Life is a mystery. Life must be protected, nurtured, respected. The Gospel of Life is the center piece of the Church’s social teaching. When the value of life is compromised or diminished, all life is at risk. When we give the State the power to determine which human beings are worthy of living and which should be eliminated, what we are doing is opening a Pandora’s Box that unleashes every kind of injustice and violation of human dignity and