Adult Faith Enrichment

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is continuing the discussion of how adult faith enrichment can be offered within the Collaborative in ways which are greater than our parishes can accomplish individually. The energy and commitment of our community through this process has been palpable, and has contributed to a rich and rewarding discussion concerning our collective vision of adult faith enrichment within the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative! By drawing on the ideas and talents of parishioners from both parishes, we stand stronger as we seek to formulate programs which will nurture and inspire us all as Catholics.

 

 

Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

Mass for the 5th Sunday of Lent

Please join us for a Mass for the 5th Sunday of Lent, recorded at St. John the Evangelist Church and concelebrated by Fr. Jim and Fr. Robert. The Mass will be available on our website beginning at 4:00pm today, Saturday, March 28, and will continue to be available all weekend. While we must remain physically distant, we can continue to be close spiritually with God, with our parishes, and with each other. Click here to download a worship aid for the Mass. ...
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Fr. John Connelly’s Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Lent

In the video below, Fr. John Connelly shares his homily on the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent, on the man born blind (John 9: 1-41). Visit our new pastoral blog, Peace in Uncertainty, for other familiar faces sharing the Liturgy of the Word ...
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Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent

Please join us for our first virtual Mass! This Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent was recorded at St. Paul Church and concelebrated by Fr. Jim and Fr. Robert. The Mass will be available on our website beginning at 4:00pm today, Saturday, March 21, and will continue to be available all weekend. While we must remain physically distant, we can continue to be close spiritually with God, with our parishes, and with each other. Click here to download a worship aid for the Mass. Disclaimer: This video was recorded with just the celebrants, four musicians (who also served as ...
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Pope Francis: Please Pray the Rosary Today at 4:00pm

The Holy Father has invited the world community to join him by being united spiritually in the recitation of the Rosary today at 4:00pm EST. You are invited to (virtually) join with Kelly Meraw, Director of Collaborative Pastoral Care, as she leads a recitation of the Rosary recorded earlier today: Meditation of the Holy Rosary: Luminous Mysteries. The following is a translation of the pope's remarks, made last evening, regarding the rosary initiative: Tomorrow (today) we will celebrate the Solemnity of Saint Joseph. In life, work, family, joy and sorrow he always sought and loved the Lord, meriting the ...
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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! ...
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“The Two Popes” Movie Viewing and Discussion: Part 2 on Sunday, March 1 at 3pm in St. John Powers Hall

We will view the second half of the film and complete our discussion on Sunday, March 1 from 3-5pm in St. John Powers Hall - please note the change in venue. All are welcome, but space is limited. Please call either parish office to reserve your seat ...
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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 ...
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“The Two Popes” Movie Viewing and Discussion: Part 1 on Sunday, February 23 at 3pm in St. John Powers Hall

Following the viewing of the first half of the film we are fortunate to be joined by Fr. Ryan Connors who will moderate a discussion. Fr. Connors is Professor of Moral Theology at St. John's Seminary. He received his Doctorate from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome. He has written and spoken frequently on the lives and teachings of our recent popes. A second session will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 3-5pm in St. John Powers Hall to complete both the film and the conversation. All are welcome, but space is limited. Please call either ...
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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 ...
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One Day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents – Saturday, February 8

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative and The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents invite you to a one day spiritual retreat for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago. Saturday, February 8 from 9:30am to 7:00pm St. John the Evangelist Parish 9 Glen Road Wellesley, MA 02481 $25/person or $40/couple (Registration fee includes three meals and all retreat materials) Ample free parking Scholarships are available PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - REGISTER ONLINE AT: www.emfgp.org Registration forms are also available at the back of the church - please return by January 31, 2020 For ...
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