“Evening for Women” Thank You!

“Evening for Women” Thank You!

Thank you to all who joined us Tuesday, April 9 for our April “Evening for Women” with guest speaker Dr. Jaime Waters! The evening was one of enrichment and fellowship as we learned about and prayed with the hidden women of the Exodus story and shared a meal together!

Mark your calendars for May 7 at 6:00pm when we will gather for Mass & a potluck dinner as we celebrate our final “Evening for Women” before taking a summer break!

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm: “Evening for Women” with Dr. Jaime Waters

Tuesday, April 9 at 6:30pm: “Evening for Women” with Dr. Jaime Waters

We are excited to welcome back Dr. Jaime Waters! Dr. Waters is an Associate Professor of the Old Testament and Program Director of Courage to Preach at the B.C. Clough School of Ministry and Theology.  Her presentation will highlight “Hidden Women of the Exodus” and consider how these women can serve as models for us today, particularly in responding to injustice and oppression.

All women of the Collaborative are warmly invited!  A pot-luck supper will follow Dr. Waters’ presentation.  Please bring a dish to share and kindly RSVP…

Home Visits

Home Visits

Perhaps you (or someone you know) isn’t able to travel to Mass each weekend and would like a visit from a Eucharistic Minister? Or would benefit from a social visit at the holidays or on a weekly or monthly basis? Or might be interested in a pastoral visit from a parish member or member of the Collaborative staff?

To help us gauge interest and build our list, interested individuals are invited to visit the Collaborative website…

Revisiting The Joy of the Gospel: Chapter 2 – “Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment”

Revisiting <i>The Joy of the Gospel</i>: Chapter 2 – “Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment”

In Pope Francis’ second chapter, “Amid the Crisis of Communal Commitment”, we explore the need to become a community which resists those things that deprive us of life and instead embraces the love of God.

To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, a globalization of indifference has developed. Almost without being aware of it, we end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own…

Collaborative Book Club – “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week”

Collaborative Book Club – “Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week”

The SJSP Book Club will meet on Thursday, March 14 at 7:00pm in the St. Paul Rectory to begin our discussion of Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week by  Pope Benedict XVI.  Benedict invites us to accompany Jesus from the entrance into Jerusalem to the resurrection.  This week we will discuss chapters 1-3.

Newcomers welcome! For questions or information about joining us, please email bookclub@sjspwellesley.org

Friday, March 15: “Evening for Women” Lenten Retreat – “Tending to the Present with God”

Friday, March 15: “Evening for Women” Lenten Retreat – “Tending to the Present with God”

FRIDAY, MARCH 15 FROM 5:00 – 7:00PM
SISTERS OF ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUALITY CENTER
71 WALNUT PARK NEWTON

Facilitator Crista Mahoney will invite us into a moment of pause, to tend to the present moment with Jesus.

All women of the Collaborative are warmly invited – dinner will be served and carpool arrangements are available. (Please see Registration page for carpool details.)

REGISTRATION REQUIRED – sjspwellesley.org/evening-for-women-retreat

Donations to the St. John-St. Paul Adult Faith Enrichment program to help defray the costs associated with this offsite retreat gratefully accepted…

Lenten Lecture: “Spiritual Resources for the Street” – Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm at St. John

Lenten Lecture: “Spiritual Resources for the Street” – Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm at St. John

Br. Anthony and Br. Paul will talk about the history, mission, and work of Capuchin Mobile Ministries, the recipient of this year’s Lenten Gift. Come learn more about this wonderful organization and the ways you can support them – both financially and by volunteering with their outreach efforts.

Come learn more about their mission and work and how you can help!

Taizé Prayer Service with Opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Monday, March 11 at 7:00pm at St. Paul

Taizé Prayer Service with Opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Monday, March 11 at 7:00pm at St. Paul

Taizé is an ecumenical monastic order in Burgundy, France, with a strong devotion to peace and reconciliation through prayer, meditation, and song. The repetitive sung simple prayers draw you deeply into communion with the Holy Spirit and allows the clutter of your thoughts to subside. Holy Scripture and silence are interwoven in the experience in order for worshipers to be attentive to God’s voice. There will be opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation throughout.

There can be no better way to prepare for Holy Week than to approach it full of God’s abundant grace.