Nurturing our growth in faith is at the core of this ministry.  Bible studies, book studies, spiritual enrichment groups, lectures, monthly gatherings for women and men, and Advent and Lenten programs offer the opportunity to share and reflect upon our faith. Adult faith enrichment is a multi-faceted, learning and living experience for Catholics that meshes education, spiritual growth, and the active practice of faith. Our Adult Faith Enrichment Ministry also offers a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program.

Please check below for information on current, upcoming, and past Adult Faith Enrichment offerings and resources.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Kelly Meraw, Director of Collaborative Pastoral Care.


Adult Faith Enrichment: News and Events

Advent Begins This Weekend!

Advent is a journey towards Bethlehem. May we let ourselves be drawn by the light of God made man. -Pope Francis Offerings During Advent Click on the links below for more information on these offerings. "Who is Mary, Mother of God?" A Small Group Opportunity During Advent - ...
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Evening for Women: “The Visitation – An Advent Liturgy” – Tuesday, December 6 at 6:00pm

All women of the Collaborative are invited to gather in the Chapel at St. John for our Advent Liturgy. Followed by a pot-luck dinner in Powers Hall – please bring a dish to share! To help us plan for the evening, please click this link to let us know ...
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Prayer Retreat: “Sacred Waiting – Grieving During the Holidays”

Saturday, December 10, 2022 10:00am – 2:00pm Celebration of Holy Mass Small Groups Practical ways to grieve during the holiday season St. John the Evangelist Parish – Lower Chapel 9 Glen Road, Wellesley, MA 02481 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact ...
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“Who is Mary, Mother of God?” A Small Group Opportunity During Advent Beginning November 30

Wednesday Mornings at St. Paul Parish 9:45–11:00am (following the 9:00am Mass) November 30th – December 21st Mary was an ordinary girl who was asked to become the mother of God. She chose to accept. She models the receptive heart, one of strength, conviction and compassion. Mary inspires us to develop ...
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CANCELLED: Evening for Women Program Nov. 8

We are regretfully cancelling our Collaborative "Evening for Women" program scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, November 8) due to the low numbers of RSVPs for the event. We are looking forward to rescheduling our speakers, the Reverends Kate Layzer and Alex Steinert-Evoy, who will share with us about Friday Café (a ...
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“Evening for Women” – Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00pm at St. John

Evening for Women - Angels Among Us Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00pm Powers Hall at St. John All women of the Collaborative are invited to gather to learn about the "Angels Among Us" who oversee The Friday Café at First Church Cambridge. Rev. Kate Layzer, Minister of Street Outreach, and ...
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Synod News: Document for the Continental Stage Released

On October 27, 2022, the Working Document for the Continental Stage was presented at a press conference at the Vatican's Holy See Press Office. The Working Document for the Continental Stage is the fruit of the Syntheses resulting from the consultation of the People of God in the first phase ...
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Faith Enrichment Opportunities: Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

Becoming a Synodal Church: Issues and Challenges Sr. Nathalie Becquart, XMCJ Undersecretary for the General Secretariat of the Synod Thursday, October 27 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm Corcoran Commons, Heights Room, Chestnut Hill Campus Attend in person or virtually The Synod on Synodality is a transformative process in which all the ...
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Pope Francis extends Synod

In a surprise announcement after reciting the Angelus with thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square on October 6, Pope Francis has significantly lengthened the final Roman phase of the ongoing Synod on Synodality. It will now extend over two sessions from October 4-29, 2023, and in October 2024. “I ...
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Message from the General Secretariat of the Synod on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the Opening of the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council

The 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council is a moment of particular grace also for the Synod, which represents a fruit of that ecumenical assembly, indeed one of its "most precious legacies" (Francis, Apostolic Constitution Episcopalis Communio, Sept. 15, 2018, 1). The Synodus Episoporum, in fact, ...
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