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.



Faith Enrichment News and Updates

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: Registration forms are also available at the back of the church - please return by January 31, 2020 For ...
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Laudato Si’ Reading Group at St. John – Begins Thursday, January 30

Are you concerned about the environment? Is there a helpful Catholic response to climate change? How are the poor affected by what is happening to the earth, our common home? If you think about these questions, or if you just want to read and discuss a hopeful and challenging little book, join our Pastoral Care intern, Leo Racine, and other members of the Collaborative in an enlightening three-week study of Pope Francis’ 2015 encyclical Laudato Si': On the Care for Our Common Home. The group will meet on three Thursday eveningsJanuary 30, February 6 and February 13 from 7:00 ...
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Evening for Women Presents: “Women Called to Be”

Join us Tuesday, November 5 as Kelly Meraw presents a reflection on the fascinating and inspiring life and works of a woman truly "called to be!"  We will convene in Powers Hall at 6:00pm and start the program at 6:30pm in the chapel. St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, better known as Edith Stein, was a German Jewish philosopher who after denouncing her faith, became an atheist during her teen years. Through the writings of St. Teresa of Avila, she experienced a significant conversion of heart, and was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church in 1922 at the age of ...
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Seasons of Hope – Fall Group Begins October 31

Seasons of Hope - a faith sharing group for those who mourn. For you who are searching for Our Lord in the midst of your grief, Seasons of Hope is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty, and people of faith who truly understand what it means to be brokenhearted. Meeting Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5 and 12 from 9:45-11:15am in St. Paul Parish Hall. To ensure a booklet and seat are waiting for you, please sign up in advance by calling Laurie Jacob at 339.222.0335 or email ...
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Where Are You on Your Faith Journey?

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It the process by which adults enter full communion with our Church, through the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion). RCIA can help you along your faith journey if:
  • You want to join the Church, and have never been baptized.
  • You have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition, but want to join the Catholic Church.
  • You have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but never had your First Communion or Confirmation.
If you think RCIA might be for you, contact either parish office by phone, or ...
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“What About Women Deacons?” with Dr. Phyllis Zagano – September 23 at 7pm at St. John

ST. JOHN—ST. PAUL COLLABORATIVE CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC ISSUES SERIES Please join us on Monday, September 23 at 7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church for an evening with Dr. Phyllis Zagano. Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar and lecturer on contemporary spirituality and women's issues in the Church. Her award-winning books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church (First Place, 2001 Catholic Press Association and 2002 College Theology Society), Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority (Second Place, 2012 Catholic Press Association) and Women Deacons? Essays with Answers (First Place, ...
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