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

Thursday, May 5th Listening Session at St. Paul POSTPONED!

We are so disappointed, but out of an abundance of caution we are cancelling tonight's Intentional Listening Session at St. Paul. We have had multiple reports of Covid positives among Collaborative staff and parishioners in the past 24 hours, so we believe it is prudent to postpone the session. Please ...
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Our “Question of the Week” for May 1 Third Sunday of Easter

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Listening Initiative by answering this week's 'Question of the Week': If I could change the Catholic Church in one way it would be... And this is why... The question can be answered on the cards provided in the churches and ...
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Kelly Meraw featured on “Catholic Women Preach” for the Third Sunday of Easter

Kelly Meraw, Director of Pastoral Care and Liturgy for the Collaborative and Director of Music for St. John the Evangelist Parish, is featured this week on the Catholic Women Preach website. Preaching for the Third Sunday of Easter, Kelly reflects on Jesus' final post-resurrection appearance and what it means for ...
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Synod Update: “Question of the Week” and Listening Sessions

We invite you to actively participate in our Synodal Listening Initiative by answering this week's 'Question of the Week': If you were having coffee with Pope Francis what would you say? The question can be answered on the cards provided in the churches and dropped in the boxes in ...
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“Let Us Dream Part Three – A Time to Act” with Fr. Bryan Hehir – Thursday, April 7 at 7:00pm at St. Paul Hall

Please join us this Thursday evening for the final night of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis’ book, “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future.” Fr. Bryan Hehir will conclude the series by discussing Part Three – A Time to Act. In this ...
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“Stories from the Shadows” Book Discussion – Wednesday, March 30 at 7:00pm at St. John Powers Hall

Please join us for an interactive book discussion on Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor, Dr. James O'Connell's collection of stories and essays written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston through the Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program (BHCHP), the recipient of this ...
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Seasons of Hope – Spring 2022: A Group for Those Who Are Grieving

If you have experienced the death of a loved one and are searching for meaning and consolation, we invite you to join our upcoming Seasons of Hope group, which begins on April 20. Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered group where we will be able to share and learn from ...
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In Case You Missed It: “Let Us Dream Part Two: A Time to Choose” with Kelly Meraw

The second of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future," was held on Thursday, March 24. Kelly Meraw, Director of Collaborative Pastoral Care, shared her reflections on the second part of the book - Part Two: A Time ...
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Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm: “Let Us Dream Part Two – A Time to Choose” with Kelly Meraw

Please join us this Thursday evening, March 24 at 7:00pm in the St. Paul Parish Hall for Part Two of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future." Kelly Meraw, Director of Collaborative Pastoral Care, will continue the series ...
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Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00pm: Author Night with Dr. James O’Connell at St. John the Evangelist Church

Author Night with Dr. James J. O'Connell President and Founder,
Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
Wednesday, March 16
7:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Church Please join us for a special evening with Dr. James J. O’Connell, author of Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor, and president of Boston ...
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