IMPORTANT! May 17 In-Person Listening Session CANCELLED – Share Your Answers Online!

IMPORTANT! May 17 In-Person Listening Session CANCELLED – Share Your Answers Online!

We are so grateful for every voice who participated in our in-person and virtual synodal listening sessions! Given the rising Covid numbers in our communities, we have made the decision to cancel our final in-person Listening Session scheduled for Tuesday, May 17.

If you have not yet had a chance to share your thoughts in an in-person or virtual session, we strongly urge you to use our online portal to submit your answers to the questions posed at our Listening Sessions – just click the image or link below…

Thursday, May 5th Listening Session at St. Paul POSTPONED!

Thursday, May 5th Listening Session at St. Paul POSTPONED!

We are so disappointed, but out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling tonight’s Intentional Listening Session at St. Paul.

We have had multiple reports of Covid positives among Collaborative staff and parishioners in the past 24 hours, so we believe it is prudent to postpone the session. 

Please Stay Tuned!  We will let you know as soon as we have a new date and time for the evening session at St. Paul!

Taizé Prayer Service with Opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession – Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Church

Taizé Prayer Service with Opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession – Wednesday, April 6 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Church

All are invited for an evening of beautiful Taizé-inspired music and prayer. Taizé is a quieting and mystical experience. 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 is interwoven in the experience in order for worshipers to be attentive to God’s voice.  The evening will be punctuated with the opportunity 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.

Pope Francis Consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Pope Francis Consecrates Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Friday, March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis consecrated Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. At the 9:00am Mass on Friday, we prayed the Act of Consecration along with the Pope and Catholics all around the world.

Copies of the special prayer of consecration (included below) are also available at the entrances to the churches, and we encourage you and your families to pray together at this time when we so need God’s love and mercy…

Friday, March 25: Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Friday, March 25: Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On Friday, March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a prayer service at St. Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis has asked all the bishops of the world, along with their priests, to join him in the prayer for peace and in the consecration and entrustment of Russia and of Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Cardinal Sèan has asked that we all join the Holy Father in this universal prayer of consecration. All are encouraged to attend Mass on Friday morning at St. Paul at 9:00AM, when this special prayer of consecration will be included. 

Community Read, Author Night, and Book Discussion – “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor” by Dr. James J. O’Connell

Community Read, Author Night, and Book Discussion – <i>“Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor”</i> by Dr. James J. O’Connell

Dr. O’Connell is the President of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, the recipient of this year’s Collaborative Lenten Gift.  Dr. O’Connell’s collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle to survive and find meaning and hope while living on the streets.

During Lent, as we prepare for our Collaborative Lenten Gift Collection on the weekend of April 3-4, we encourage everyone to participate in this community read and to come to Dr. O’Connell’s author talk.

We are also offering a book discussion evening for those who would like to talk more about the book and the themes and issues that it raises. 

2022 Catholic Appeal Launches This Weekend

2022 Catholic Appeal Launches This Weekend

This weekend, we launch the annual Catholic Appeal, along with all the other parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Each year, the Catholic Appeal provides the faithful with a way to help support the ministries that support our parishes, our schools, and our communities.

This is our Church, and every gift makes a difference. Please make your gift today by visiting bostoncatholicappeal.org. Your gift has an immediate impact on our parishes and the work of our Church.

All Activities CANCELLED Tomorrow,  Friday,  February 25

All Activities CANCELLED Tomorrow,  Friday,  February 25

Due to the forecast for heavy snow and hazardous travel, the 9:00am Mass at St. Paul and 1:00pm Adoration at St. John are CANCELLED tomorrow, Friday,  February 25

The Collaborative Offices will also be closed, and staff will be working remotely.  Messages and emails will be returned as soon as possible. 

As always, these decisions are made with the safety of our parishioners, staff, and clergy always at the forefront of our minds. Please stay safe!

Attention Actors! Passion Play on April 10 at St. Paul

Attention Actors! Passion Play on April 10 at St. Paul

Seeking Actors/Actresses grade 2 and older to help “perform” the Passion Play at the 9:00 AM St Paul’s Family Mass Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022.  Attendance at one rehearsal Saturday April 9th from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM in St Paul’s church is required/mandatory. 

All players will be assigned a part so advanced registration is required.

Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit. Please contact Maria Wardwell, 781-258-7249,  maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org, for information and registration.