Category: Lent

Fr. Bryan Hehir: A Lenten Reflection on the Incarnation

Fr. Bryan Hehir: A Lenten Reflection on the Incarnation

Fr. Hehir offers a Lenten reflection on the Incarnation, moving from John’s Gospel of the Incarnation, through the theology of the Incarnation, particularly as it was developed in the middle of the 20th century, and then to a definitive expression of the meaning of the Incarnation in one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.  He concludes with a final set of reflections on the crisis we face in our present moment.

New Ways to Participate in the Mass and Engage Your Faith

New Ways to Participate in the Mass and Engage Your Faith

It has truly been a joy to be able to provide a recorded celebration of the Mass for the past two Sundays for our parishes.  We hope that seeing and hearing familiar faces and voices helped as we transitioned into this new reality. As we began to think about and plan for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, it became clear very quickly that we would not be able to gather together to provide these services while keeping everyone safe and complying with social distancing directives. Further, our limited technical resources would prevent us from being able to provide these services

Evening for Women – Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Evening for Women – Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

LENT… SEASON OF GRACE. Our Lenten Path, so familiar – yet always NEW! What does our loving Christ want to make new in our lives?? All women of the collaborative are warmly invited to An Evening for Women. This year we are exploring the topic Women Called to Be. As we continue to discern God’s call in varied ways, this month we will turn our eyes and hearts toward our Lenten Path with Sr. Evelyn Ronan. Bring a dish to share for our potluck gathering! This evening is also a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor to come along!  

Ash Wednesday, February 26

Ash Wednesday, February 26

COLLABORATIVE SCHEDULE 7:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church) 9:00am Mass at St. Paul 9:00am Mass at St. John (with Saint John School – all welcome!) 12:10 Mass at St. John 2:10 Ash Service at St. Paul (with St. Paul Religous Ed – all welcome!) 5:30pm Mass at St. John 7:00pm Mass at St. Paul The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative has a rich, full schedule of Lenten programs, liturgies, and events – click here for more information: Lent 2020  Please join us on this Lenten journey!

Adult Faith Enrichment Speaker Series: “Living Lent with Laudato Si” – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Adult Faith Enrichment Speaker Series: “Living Lent with Laudato Si” – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm at St. John (Powers Hall)

Pope Francis’ far-reaching encyclical, Laudato Si: Care for Our Common Home, challenges us in 2020 more than ever before.  In our presentation, we will explore traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and conversion of heart as we listen to and respond to the “cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.”  Learn how you and your parish can join a movement to protect Our Common Home and all who live there. Presenter: Fran Ludwig, Chair of the Boston Catholic Climate Movement, Leader of Lexington Catholic Community Faith and Environment Group, and BC Alumni for Climate Justice.

Lenten Small Group Program: “With Jesus to the Cross” – Begins Week of February 23

Lenten Small Group Program: “With Jesus to the Cross” – Begins Week of February 23

God’s plea is straightforward and simple: He wants you close to him. He yearns for you as a father or mother longs for a lost child. God is asking you to stop what you normally do and take the time this Lent to discover what He means in your life and what He could mean. This year, the centerpiece of our Collaborative Lenten journey is a 7-week small group program from Evangelical Catholic – With Jesus to the Cross – that will help you seek Him as He is seeking you.  The weekly sessions use the Sunday Mass readings for Lent to