Evening for Women: “A Life Rooted in Prayer” – Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30pm in St. John Chapel

Evening for Women: “A Life Rooted in Prayer” – Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30pm in St. John Chapel

All women of the Collaborative are invited to the Pre-Lenten program, “A Life Rooted in Prayer.” With Lent around the corner, we are called to think about prayer, fasting and alms giving. “A Life Rooted In Prayer”, led by Dr. Georgia Gojmerac-Leiner, will address prayer as a daily practice, and inspire participants to deepen their prayer during Lent and beyond. Georgia will provide copies of a contemporary Christian prayer book and lead participants in a creative activity. 

There will be no pot-luck dinner this month, but coffee/tea and refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by clicking…

Seasons of Hope – Winter 2023: A Group for Those Who Are Grieving

Seasons of Hope – Winter 2023: A Group for Those Who Are Grieving

If you have experienced the death of a loved one and are searching for meaning and consolation, we invite you to join one of our upcoming Seasons of Hope groups, which begin in February.

Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered group where we will be able to share and learn from each other as we walk together in faith on our unique journey of grief.  We look forward to welcoming you with great love.  To register…

“Who is Mary, Mother of God?” A Small Group Opportunity During Advent Beginning November 30

“Who is Mary, Mother of God?” A Small Group Opportunity During Advent Beginning November 30

Wednesday Mornings at St. Paul Parish
9:45–11:00am (following the 9:00am Mass)
November 30th – December 21st

Mary was an ordinary girl who was asked to become the mother of God. She chose to accept. She models the receptive heart, one of strength, conviction and compassion. Mary inspires us to develop our own gift of listening and experiencing God. We are otherwise tempted to live for ourselves and at the whims of our culture. In this five week Advent program we will reflect on select scripture passages in the Gospels of Luke and John. With prayer, sharing in the intimacy of a small group, and personal revelation, we can deepen our relationship with Mary and realize her extraordinary companionship in our lives.

To register please complete the form below…

CANCELLED: Evening for Women Program Nov. 8

CANCELLED: Evening for Women Program Nov. 8

We are regretfully cancelling our Collaborative “Evening for Women” program scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, November 8) due to the low numbers of RSVPs for the event.

We are looking forward to rescheduling our speakers, the Reverends Kate Layzer and Alex Steinert-Evoy, who will share with us about Friday Café (a ministry to those experiencing homelessness in Cambridge, MA) at a later date.

“Evening for Women” – Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00pm at St. John

“Evening for Women” – Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00pm at St. John

All women of the Collaborative are invited to gather to learn about the “Angels Among Us” who oversee The Friday Café at First Church Cambridge. Rev. Kate Layzer, Minister of Street Outreach, and Alex Steinert-Evoy, Community Minister, will share the work they do at this weekly, daytime drop-in program. The Friday Café offers a welcoming space where homeless and housed adults can gather and get to know each other.  Serving an average of 150 guests a week (or as many as 300 on winter Fridays), it offers food, coffee, rest and resources to people living on the margins. 

Reflection and presentation will be followed by a pot-luck dinner.  RSVP to Carolyn Anderson at andersoncarolyn@verizon.net or 617-705-0456

Synod News: Document for the Continental Stage Released

Synod News: Document for the Continental Stage Released

On October 27, 2022, the Working Document for the Continental Stage – the fruit of the Syntheses resulting from the consultation of the People of God in the first phase of the synodal process – was released… The document, titled “Enlarge the Space of Your Tent” was produced by a team of 30 advisors who gathered in Frascati, Italy for two weeks in late-September and early October, the majority of whom were lay Catholics…

Please take some time to read the Working Document for the Continental Stageyou will find many of the major themes that were central in our own SJSP Collaborative Synod Synthesis Report are reflected in the document…

Faith Enrichment Opportunities: Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Faith Enrichment Opportunities: Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Becoming a Synodal Church: Issues and Challenges
Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ Undersecretary for the General Secretariat of the Synod
Thursday, October 27 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm – Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus – Attend in person or virtually
The Synod on Synodality is a transformative process in which all the baptized are protagonists and discern together the calls of the Holy Spirit, uniting as a listening Church of participation and co-responsibility…