15th Annual Saint Mary Magdalene Celebration at Boston College

15th Annual Saint Mary Magdalene Celebration at Boston College

Beyond Rights: The Theological Case for Women

Monday, July 22 from 12:00-3:00pm at Boston College Simboli Hall, Brighton Campus
The celebration begins with Mass and lunch, followed by a lecture.
Event is free of charge, attend in person or virtually. (Please note: in-person space is limited)
Presenter: Cecilia González-Andrieu, professor of theological studies, Loyola Marymount University
To register…

Calling All Young Adults!

Calling All Young Adults!

Are you interested in connecting with other young adults between the ages of 21 and 40 to build community, share faith, and socialize? Or maybe you know a young adult who is?

 A group of young adults in the Collaborative is looking to start a young adult group and wants to gather the contact info of those who might be interested to discuss possibilities! If you are interested in this exciting opportunity (or know a young adult who may be)…

U.S. Bishops Release National Synthesis for the Interim Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod

U.S. Bishops Release National Synthesis for the Interim Stage of the 2021-2024 Synod

On May 28, 2024, the USCCB released the National Synthesis for the Interim Stage which will, along with the contributions of episcopal conferences worldwide, form the basis of the work to be engaged by the Catholic Church until the Second Session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod in October 2024. 

Below is the USCCB’s press release, which includes links to the document…

Adult Faith Enrichment Discussion Group on “The Chosen” Begins May 30

Adult Faith Enrichment Discussion Group on “The Chosen” Begins May 30

Thursday Mornings from 10:00am – 11:30am
At St. John on May 30, June 6, June 13, and June 20

Join us for an exploration of the Gospel through the lens of “The Chosen”, a video series is about the life and ministry of Jesus, the people he met, and the people who followed him. It is primarily set in the first century and has been viewed by over 300 million people. 

All are welcome!

For planning purposes please RSVP below…

Praying for Peace this Mother’s Day – A Message from Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

Praying for Peace this Mother’s Day – A Message from Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem

This Mother’s Day, the staff of Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, the beneficiary of our Collaborative’s Advent Gift collection last December, asks for your prayers for peace and strength. Many thanks to Fr. Jim and to our parishioners for your generosity during that collection, which raised over $29,000 – representing the 3rd largest second-collection in the U.S. for Holy Family Hospital last year…

Since Advent, anxiety and hunger among Bethlehem’s expectant mothers have continued to skyrocket, jeopardizing their and their children’s health. The ongoing absence of pilgrims and tourists has meant soaring unemployment, poverty, and lack of food. Anxiety over family insecurity has been exacerbated by increased roadblocks during the day, challenges or preclusion of nighttime travel, and thundering of military might in distant skies…

Collaborative Book Club: “Surprised by Joy” by C.S. Lewis Begins May 9

Collaborative Book Club: “Surprised by Joy” by C.S. Lewis Begins May 9

The SJSP Book Club will meet on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm in the St. Paul Rectory to begin our discussion of Surprised by Joy  by C.S. Lewis. 

Lewis takes readers on a spiritual journey through his early life and eventual embrace of the Christian faith. This meeting we will discuss Chapters 1-7.

Newcomers are always welcome! Meetings are in person on the 2nd and 4th Thursday evenings of each month.

Discerning Diakonia: Renewing a Prophetic Diaconate for a Co-responsible Church  

Discerning Diakonia: Renewing a Prophetic Diaconate for a Co-responsible Church   

On Monday, April 29th at 4:00pm on Zoom, Discerning Deacon will host a virtual gathering to hear from stakeholders from the United States and Canada whose stories, experiences and examples give us living witness for what is needed and what could be possible for our church in this third millennium. 

All are invited to a focused synodal encounter with a listening presence from voting synod delegates. This will include a conversation in the Spirit to expand and deepen the discernment.  Simultaneous interpretation from English to Spanish will be available.

Visit discerningdeacons.org for more information and to register…