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

Adult Faith Enrichment: A Virtual Book Conversation

At a time when we are removed from corporate worship, connect the moments of your ordinary day with the extraordinary practice of living the spiritual life. liturgy of the ordinary Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 - 8:30pm via Zoom Begins Wednesday, April 22nd with Chapter One: "Waking" Every week participants will be emailed discussion questions, relevant scripture and catechism reading, and meditations in Church tradition. purchase the book here  or read it for free here email: kelly.meraw@sjspwellesley.org to get the zoom link to join ...
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Divine Mercy Sunday Mass and Devotions

Cardinal Seán to Celebrate Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday Cardinal Seán will celebrate Mass for Divine Mercy Sunday this Sunday, April 19, from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.  The Mass will be aired on Sunday morning at 8:00am on WLVI-TV CW56, and at 11:30am on CatholicTV (rebroadcast at 7:00pm.) Divine Mercy Devotion Beginning at 12:00pm on CatholicTV Cardinal Seán invites all Catholics to finish out the Octave of Easter by spending time with the merciful Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Join CatholicTV at 12:00pm for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, a novena of prayers, Scripture readings and reflection, the Stations of the Cross and the Holy Rosary, ...
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Fr. Bryan Hehir: A Lenten Reflection on the Incarnation

Fr. Hehir offers a Lenten reflection on the Incarnation, moving from John's Gospel of the Incarnation, through the theology of the Incarnation, particularly as it was developed in the middle of the 20th century, and then to a definitive expression of the meaning of the Incarnation in one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.  He concludes with a final set of reflections on the crisis we face in our present moment ...
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Fr. John Connelly: A Reflection for Monday of Holy Week

Father Connelly shares his reflections about the 'annoying and irksome' path of Lent and Holy Week ...
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New Ways to Participate in the Mass and Engage Your Faith

It has truly been a joy to be able to provide a recorded celebration of the Mass for the past two Sundays for our parishes.  We hope that seeing and hearing familiar faces and voices helped as we transitioned into this new reality. As we began to think about and plan for Palm Sunday and Holy Week, it became clear very quickly that we would not be able to gather together to provide these services while keeping everyone safe and complying with social distancing directives. Further, our limited technical resources would prevent us from being able to provide these services ...
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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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