“Let Us Dream Part Three – A Time to Act” with Fr. Bryan Hehir – Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Hall

“Let Us Dream Part Three – A Time to Act” with Fr. Bryan Hehir – Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Hall

Please join us this Thursday evening  for the final night of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future.” Fr. Bryan Hehir will conclude the series by discussing Part Three – A Time to Act.   

Those wishing to understand Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality will find many revelations here – we encourage everyone to read this wonderful book and come to the lectures! (But it is not necessary to have read the book to benefit from the lecture – all are strongly encouraged to attend!) 

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.

“Stories from the Shadows” Book Discussion – Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm at St. John Powers Hall

“Stories from the Shadows” Book Discussion – Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm at St. John Powers Hall

Please join us for an interactive book discussion on Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor, Dr. James O’Connell’s collection of stories and essays written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston  through the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), the recipient of this year’s Collaborative Lenten Gift.  The evening will be facilitated by Deirdre Heilbron, R.N., parishioner and nurse with BHCHP,  Sue Brady Hartigan, parishioner and volunteer, and Kelly Meraw, St. John-St. Paul Director of Pastoral Care…

It is not necessary to have read the book to benefit from this evening – all are strongly urged to attend! Copies of the book will be available for purchase…

In Case You Missed It: “Let Us Dream Part Two: A Time to Choose” with Kelly Meraw

In Case You Missed It: <i>“Let Us Dream Part Two: A Time to Choose”</i> with Kelly Meraw

The second of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future,” was held on Thursday, March 24.

Kelly Meraw, Director of Collaborative Pastoral Care, shared her reflections on the second part of the book – Part Two: A Time to Choose

If you missed it, or would just like to listen again, click the play button to watch the video below… 

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm: “Let Us Dream Part Two – A Time to Choose” with Kelly Meraw

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm: “Let Us Dream Part Two – A Time to Choose” with Kelly Meraw

Please join us this Thursday evening, March 24 at 7:00pm in the St. Paul Parish Hall for Part Two of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future.” 

Kelly Meraw, Director of Collaborative Pastoral Care, will continue the series by breaking open the second part of the book – A Time to Choose.

Those wishing to understand Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality will find many revelations here – we encourage everyone to read this wonderful book and come to the lectures! (But it is not required or even necessary to have read the book to benefit from the lectures – all are strongly encouraged to attend!) 

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm: Author Night with Dr. James O’Connell at St. John the Evangelist Church

Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm: Author Night with Dr. James O’Connell at St. John the Evangelist Church

Please join us for a special evening with Dr. James J. O’Connell, author of Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor, and president of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). (BHCHP will be 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 people experiencing homelessness 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.

We encourage everyone to read Dr. O’Connell’s memoir, but it is not necessary to have read the book to benefit from his lecture – all are strongly urged to attend!  Admission is free and copies of his book will available for purchase in the lobby…

In Case You Missed It: “Let Us Dream Part One: A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

In Case You Missed It: <i>“Let Us Dream Part One: A Time to See”</i> with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

The first of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future,” was held on March 10 at St. Paul Parish Hall.

Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND began the series by breaking open the first part of the book – “Part One: A Time to See”. You can watch a recording of Sr. Evelyn’s talk, please click this link: “A Time to See”

Those wishing to understand Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality will find many revelations here – we encourage everyone to read this wonderful book and attend the lectures! Please join us for our two remaining lectures…

Thursday, March 10: “Let Us Dream Part One – A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

Thursday, March 10: “Let Us Dream Part One – A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

Please join us this Thursday evening, March 10 at 7:00pm in St. Paul Parish Hall for the first in our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future”, written during the pandemic in collaboration with his biographer Austin Ivereigh. In a relaxed and conversational tone, Francis poignantly captures the ills of today’s world and suggests practical solutions for overcoming them, both personally and systemically. Those wishing to understand Pope Francis’ emphasis on synodality will find many revelations here – we encourage everyone to read this wonderful book! 

Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND will begin the series by breaking open the first part of the book, “Part One – A Time to See”.

We encourage everyone to read the Pope’s book, but it is not required or even necessary to have read the book to benefit from the lectures – all are strongly encouraged to attend!