“Evening for Women” – Join Us Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00pm on Zoom

“Evening for Women” – Join Us Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00pm on Zoom

All women are warmly invited to a Zoom gathering on February 15 at 6:00pm as we continue to explore this year’s theme of “Ministry”. We are overjoyed to be hosting Elizabeth A. Donnelly, founder of Catholic Women Preach.

‘Betty Anne’ is a frequent speaker and writer on Catholic affairs. As a trustee of a Catholic family foundation, she is part of a group of female foundation leaders who have engaged in dialogue with top Vatican officials on the role of women in the Church. After graduating Georgetown University (SFS ’78), she served on the staffs of Bread for the World and the Presidential Commission on World Hunger and as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner in Lima, Peru. She studied Christian social ethics at Harvard Divinity School (MTS’85), and did doctoral work in international political economy and ethics in Harvard’s Department of Government…

Evening for Women: Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30pm at St. John

Evening for Women: Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30pm at St. John

Mary Rita Weschler is Director of The Women’s Table which was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in 2008 to improve the lives of women and their families. Women from all walks of life are served: young, homeless moms living in shelters, older women grieving the loss of a spouse, mothers of children with disabilities, immigrant women in search of community and more. Coffee and dessert to follow in Powers Hall. Program available on Live Stream and will be recorded.

Join “Women of Faith” with TBE Online – This Thursday, June 17th at 7:30pm

Join “Women of Faith” with TBE Online – This Thursday, June 17th at 7:30pm

All are welcome to an evening with Rabbi Rachel Saphire (Temple Beth Elohim), Rev. Margaret Schwarzer (St. Andrew’s Episcopal), Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason (UU Wellesley Hills), and Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care and Music and Liturgy (St. John-St. Paul Collaborative) on Zoom for sisterhood, faith, and fellowship.

Each spiritual leader will share a few teachings from their tradition that speak most meaningfully to them. We’ll have an opportunity for discussion and questions as well. All people of faith from all traditions are welcome!

This event will take place through Zoom – pre-registration is required…

“Women of Faith” with TBE Online – Thursday, June 17th at 7:30pm

“Women of Faith” with TBE Online – Thursday, June 17th at 7:30pm

All are welcome to an evening with Rabbi Rachel Saphire (Temple Beth Elohim), Reverend Margaret Schwarzer (St. Andrew’s Episcopal) , Rev. Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason (UU Wellesley Hills), and Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care and Music and Liturgy (St. John-St. Paul Collaborative) on Zoom for sisterhood, faith, and fellowship.

Each spiritual leader will share a few teachings from their tradition that speak most meaningfully to them. We’ll have an opportunity for discussion and questions as well. All people of faith from all traditions are welcome!

This event will take place through Zoom – pre-registration is required.

Evening for Women: Mass with Fr. Jim Laughlin on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00pm

Evening for Women: Mass with Fr. Jim Laughlin on Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00pm

Please join us Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm as Fr. Laughlin celebrates Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church to mark the end of our 2020-2021 Evening for Women programming.  If you are not comfortable attending in person, the Mass will be live streamed on the Collaborative website and YouTube channel where you can join us virtually. Reservations are not required, but we will continue to observe Covid safety protocols including social distancing and mask wearing.

A Message from Anne Mears

A Message from Anne Mears

As many of you already know, I am stepping down from my full-time role as Coordinator of Pastoral Care from the middle of May. Although the decision to leave has been a very difficult one, I am looking forward to what God has in store for the next phase of my life.

For the past two years, I have also been enrolled part-time at BC for a MA in Theology and Ministry and I am looking forward to completing my studies there. I am also relishing the opportunity to spend some more time with my family and will of course continue to serve the Collaborative “from the pews.”…

Evening for Women: “Wisdom Speaks in the Evening: The On-Going Gift of Discernment”

Evening for Women: “Wisdom Speaks in the Evening: The On-Going Gift of Discernment”

Discernment is an intentional attitude for making important decisions in our lives. It is more than making a choice or a pro-con list; it calls upon the Spirit of God for guidance. This program will invite us to listen for the ‘still small voice’ of Wisdom in discerning our last vocations as carefully as we listened for discerning our first.

Dr. Melanie-Préjean Sullivan retired from university ministry in 2018, after more than 30 years in secondary and higher educational settings…

Evening for Women: Still Small Voice

Evening for Women: Still Small Voice

On Tuesday, March 16th at 7:00pm all women of the Collaborative are welcome to gather on the Zoom platform for An Exploration of Friendship – Together in Shipwreck.

Through an exploration of the friendship of J.R.R. Tolkein and C.S. Lewis we will launch an interactive discussion about the value of friendship throughout a lifetime, rooted in love of Jesus Christ.

Evening for Women: “Still Small Voice” with Rabbi Rachel Saphire

Evening for Women: “Still Small Voice” with Rabbi Rachel Saphire

All women of the Collaborative are invited to join us on Zoom on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00pm as our women’s group hosts Rachel Saphire, Associate Rabbi at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. Rabbi Saphire will be sharing her insights on this year’s theme, “The Still-Small Voice: Discerning God’s Presence in the Present”.  If you are interested in attending this virtual gathering please email Carolyn Anderson at andersoncarolyn@verizon.net.