Category: Religious Education

Religious Education Classes Cancelled Sunday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 18

Religious Education Classes Cancelled Sunday, March 15 – Wednesday, March 18

After careful consideration, and in keeping with the recommendations from the Commonwealth to postpone, cancel, or hold virtually any discretionary events or programs, we have made the decision to cancel all Religious Education classes at St. John and St. Paul scheduled for this Sunday, March 15, Monday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 18. As you know, this is a rapidly developing situation, and our foremost concern is for the health and safety of our students, catechists, and their families. We are monitoring these developments, as well as the guidance we are receiving from the Town of Wellesley, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,

Calling All High School Singers and Instrumentalists!

Calling All High School Singers and Instrumentalists!

You are invited to come and play/sing in the music group for the Sunday 5pm Masses. All are invited and encouraged to come along and help to enhance the liturgy with great music. The music group is a fun and easy-going group and all are welcome. You can use participation in this group for service hours for Confirmation or school service requirements. Most importantly, your participation will serve to help the faith journey of your peers and the wider community, as well as your own! For more information, contact Anne Mears.  

Register Now for Our 2019-2020 Collaborative Confirmation Program!

Register Now for Our 2019-2020 Collaborative Confirmation Program!

The deadline to register for Religious Education classes for our Collaborative Confirmation Preparation Program for the 2019-2020 academic year has passed.  The registration period ran through May 31st, therefore all new registrations will incur the $25 per child late fee.   Please register as soon as possible if you have not done so already so that we can plan accordingly for the upcoming year. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW Please note that schedules have NOT been finalized yet.  A comprehensive schedule of classes, sacraments and events will be communicated in August and posted on the website. Please contact Linda Messore with

Sunday, May 19: Join Us for the Last Sunday 5pm Mass Before Summer Vacation!

Sunday, May 19: Join Us for the Last Sunday 5pm Mass Before Summer Vacation!

We have one final Sunday 5pm Mass before it goes on “summer hiatus” until September, and we would like to go out with a bang!  We really hope you will join us on Sunday – we have a lot to celebrate!  We would like to extend a special invitation to our seniors who are finishing up their last weeks of high school.  We will recognize them and have a special blessing as they move on to new adventures. We will also be announcing and acknowledging the participants who will be attending the NPH Service and Immersion Trip later this summer.   We will

Reconciliation Service for High School Students – Sunday, March 17 at 4:00pm

Reconciliation Service for High School Students – Sunday, March 17 at 4:00pm

We are offering a Reconciliation Service for all high school students on Sunday, March 17 at 4:00pm before the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass in the Chapel at St. John’s. There will be a short reflection and preparation time, followed by the opportunity to receive the sacrament of confession. Those receiving Confirmation this spring are especially encouraged to attend!

Abide Boston: April 19-20, 2019

Abide Boston: April 19-20, 2019

All high school students are invited to join us for ABIDE this Easter season. What’s ABIDE All About? ABIDE is a one day commitment to make a lasting impact. It’s an invitation for Catholic teens to not only acknowledge, but respond to, Christ’s Good Friday sacrifice. … through pursuit of a common, charitable goal … through service … through encouraging one another … through community It’s about making a difference. It’s about LIVING the Catholic faith. It’s about passion. Abide Boston takes place Good Friday into Holy Saturday, April 19 & 20, 2019. It is an incredibly moving, inspiring, and

High School Immersion and Service Trip to NPH Dominican Republic

High School Immersion and Service Trip to NPH Dominican Republic

August 15 – 21, 2019
All current high school students are invited to join the St. John-St. Paul Youth Ministry team and NPH USA for an immersion and service trip to the NPH home in the Dominican Republic this summer. Experience firsthand how NPH USA transforms the lives of children! You will meet the amazing children, staff, and volunteers of NPH and learn about their daily lives…

Sunday 5pm Mass – Calling All High School Singers and Instrumentalists!

Sunday 5pm Mass – Calling All High School Singers and Instrumentalists!

You are invited to come and play/sing in a new music group for the Sunday 5pm Masses. All are invited and encouraged to come along and help to enhance the liturgy with great music. There will be a rehearsal on Sunday, September 2 at 5:00pm at St. John Church for anyone who can make it. If you are away for that rehearsal you can still come and play and sing at the first Mass. We will meet at 4:00pm at St. Paul Church on Sunday, September 9th to prepare for the 5pm Mass that day.  Please contact Anne Mears with any questions at anne.mears@sjspwellesley.org