New in the Weekly Bulletin: “Summer Kids Corner”

New in the Weekly Bulletin: “Summer Kids Corner”

While our Sunday 9:00am Family Mass and its wonderful worship aid with activities for children is on summer vacation, we still have something for the kids! 

Each week, the bulletin features a “Summer Kid’s Corner” page with activities and coloring pictures tied to the readings of the day, and baskets of crayons are available in the narthex of both churches.

So be sure to pick up extra copies of the bulletin each week on your way in to Mass for the kids! 

Religious Ed Registration Extended through June 10!

Religious Ed Registration Extended through June 10!

As we let you know earlier this year, the Archdiocese has lowered the age for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation to 8th grade. In response, we have several exciting updates to our program this year which impact Grades 6-10 and our sacrament preparation program, so please pay careful attention to the information below.

With these changes, it is more important than ever that families register their children for Religious Education as soon as possible.  Registration extends through June 10. All registrations received after June 10 will incur a $25 late fee per child…

Exciting Religious Education Updates for 2024-2025 – Register Now!

Exciting Religious Education Updates for 2024-2025 – Register Now!

Registration for our 2024-2025 academic year is now open!  The Archdiocese has lowered the age for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation to 8th grade. In response, the Collaborative has several exciting updates to our Religious Education program this year which will impact Grades 6-10 and our sacrament preparation program.  With these changes, it is more important than ever that families register their children for Religious Education as soon as possible. Registration extends through May 31…

May is the Month of Mary – Join us for May Crownings!

May is the Month of Mary – Join us for May Crownings!

At the 9:00AM Family Mass on both May 5 (St. John) and May 12 (St. Paul), we will celebrate Mary by having a May Crowning. All parishioners are invited to bring flowers and participate in a May Procession at the end of Mass. One child at each Mass will be selected in a drawing to place a choral crown on Mary’s head. Children who have made their First Communion (in 2024 & older) are invited to take part in this drawing. 

Look for the entry forms and drawing box in the lobby of each church through April 28…

Family Adoration: Friday, March 8 from 5:00-5:30pm at St. John Chapel

Family Adoration: Friday, March 8 from 5:00-5:30pm at St. John Chapel

This family-friendly liturgy is a great way to celebrate Lent with the whole family. The purpose of Family Adoration is to welcome families and to help young children learn to adore Christ present in the Eucharist. This informal program is designed to accommodate children of all ages, and allows for families to arrive and leave as needed. We will have coloring pages, a worship aid with activities, and an opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

Reconciliation and Worship Service for Teens – Friday, March 1 at 5:00pm at St. Paul Church

Reconciliation and Worship Service for Teens – Friday, March 1 at 5:00pm at St. Paul Church

Are you a teen?  Has it been a while since your last confession? Are you a little nervous about it but really want to receive the sacrament? Come join the Youth Ministry Team for this special reconciliation service – there will be music, a brief reading from scripture, a short reflection, and a walk through an examination of conscience.  The Youth Ministry team will help guide you through all the steps to leaving a little lighter and filled with God’s mercy! 

Are you receiving Confirmation this spring? There is no better way to prepare to receive the Gifts of the Holy Spirit!

Interested, but not sure if you’ll feel ready to receive the sacrament on Friday night? That’s OK – please come anyway, and encourage your friends to come too! There will be no pressure, just an open invitation to experience God’s love and mercy. 

Announcement Regarding Lowering Age of Confirmation

Announcement Regarding Lowering Age of Confirmation

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sets the ordinary age of Confirmation between the age of discretion (around age eight) and about sixteen years of age, as determined by the local bishop. In the Archdiocese of Boston, the ordinary age has been Grade 10. Recently, the Archdiocese of Boston announced that Cardinal Seán has approved a proposal that will lower the ordinary age of Confirmation within the Archdiocese of Boston from Grade 10 to Grade 8, to be implemented over the next 2-3 years.

Why is this change being made? For some time, the Archdiocese has been involved in an extensive consultation on a question of great importance: how to strengthen the participation of young people and their families in the life of faith in Jesus Christ lived out in our parishes, schools, and communities…

Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass is this Sunday, September 17 at 10:30am on the Lawn at St. Paul

Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass is this Sunday, September 17 at 10:30am on the Lawn at St. Paul

Please join us as we gather together as a community on the expansive lawn in front of St. Paul Church to celebrate our first Collaborative Outdoor Mass since 2019. Parishioners are invited to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. A section of chairs will be set up and available for those who require them due to mobility issues. We ask all others to please bring their own lawn chairs/blankets for seating. After Mass, please join us in the parking lot behind the church for fellowship, food, and fun! 

We will have a reduced Mass schedule on…