Category: COVID-19 Response

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 18-19

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 18-19

We we will be continuing with our schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)  Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick.    Our anticipated Mass schedule for the rest of the summer is: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St. John

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 11-12

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 11-12

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing with our schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)  Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick.    Our anticipated Mass schedule for the rest of the summer is: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 4-5

Outdoor Masses This Weekend July 4-5

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing with a limited schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend, July 4-5.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)   Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick. Our schedule for this weekend will be: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St.

NEW! Scheduled Hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

NEW! Scheduled Hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation

As you know, our regular Saturday afternoon hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation were suspended, along with public Masses, in March.  Since that time, the Sacrament has been available by appointment. We are happy to announce that we can now begin offering scheduled hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the Collaborative, starting this Saturday, June 27.   We will begin with two scheduled times: Saturdays at St. John: 1:00 – 2:30pm  Wednesdays at St. Paul: 7:00 – 8:00pm To allow for both face-to-face and anonymous confession while maintaining proper social distancing, confessions will take place at St. Paul in the

Outdoor Masses This Weekend June 27-28

Outdoor Masses This Weekend June 27-28

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing with a limited schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend, June 27-28.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)   Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick. Our schedule for this weekend will be: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St.

Outdoor Masses This Weekend June 20-21

Outdoor Masses This Weekend June 20-21

We are happy to announce that we will be continuing with a limited schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend, June 20-21.  Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating (chairs will not be provided.)   Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines regarding social distancing and capacity. Please do not come to Mass if you have not pre-registered, if you are sick, or if you have recently been exposed to someone who is sick. Our schedule for this weekend, June 20-21, will be: 4:00pm Saturday Vigil Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Sunday Mass at St. John 11:00am

Mass Intentions

Mass Intentions

Since the suspension of public Masses in the Archdiocese of Boston began on March 14, we have been unable to take new scheduled Mass intentions. All previously scheduled Mass intentions have been, and will continue to be, remembered by Fr. Jim, Fr. Robert, and Fr. David at the Masses they offer privately. While we can now begin to offer a limited number of public Masses, the reality is that the Mass schedule will be subject to change, even from week to week, for the foreseeable future. As such, all public Masses at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative are being offered

Outdoor Masses This Weekend June 13-14

Outdoor Masses This Weekend June 13-14

We are happy to announce that the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative will be offering a limited schedule of outdoor Masses on the parish lawns this weekend, June 13-14.  Please remember that the dispensation from the Sunday Mass obligation remains in place, and will continue for the foreseeable future. Individuals at particular risk, including older adults and those with complicating medical conditions, are strongly urged to avoid the risks associated with attending public celebrations of the Mass. A recorded Mass will continue to be made available every weekend on our website. Reservations are required for all Masses so we can comply with the guidelines and restrictions regarding capacity and social distancing. Please do

Reopening – An Important Message from Fr. Jim

Reopening – An Important Message from Fr. Jim

As you know, Governor Baker has announced that houses of worship can resume services, within the specific guidelines he has issued, in Phase 1 of the re-opening plan for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Archdiocese of Boston has provided parishes with additional guidelines and restrictions, and parishes must complete the preparations and be able to comply with all of the guidelines and protocols before resuming public Masses. Here at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative, we are working very hard to get our churches ready and our systems in place to begin the process of slowly and carefully re-opening our churches.

May 17: A Message from Fr. Jim on the 6th Sunday of Easter

May 17: A Message from Fr. Jim on the 6th Sunday of Easter

I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him. (Jn 14:18-21)         Thank God for Zoom.  Two months