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.

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.

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

“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: 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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In Case You Missed It: “Let Us Dream Part One: A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

The first of our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future," was held on March 10. Sr. Evelyn Ronan, SND began the series by breaking open the first part of the book - "Part One: A Time to See" ...
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Thursday, March 10: “Let Us Dream Part One – A Time to See” with Sr. Evelyn Ronan

Please join us this Thursday evening, March 10 at 7:00pm in the St. Paul Parish Hall for the first in our three-part Lenten Lecture Series focusing on Pope Francis' book, "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future," written during the pandemic in collaboration with his biographer Austin Ivereigh ...
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Community Read, Author Night, and Book Discussion – “Stories from the Shadows: Reflections of a Street Doctor” by Dr. James J. O’Connell

Dr. O'Connell is the President of Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program, the recipient of this year’s Collaborative Lenten Gift. Dr. O'Connell’s collection of stories and essays, written during thirty years of caring for homeless persons in Boston, gently illuminates the humanity and raw courage of those who struggle ...
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Community Read and Lecture Series – “Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future” by Pope Francis

This Lent, as we prepare to begin our synodal journey, we will dive deeply into Pope Francis’ recent book, Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future, written during the pandemic in collaboration with his biographer Austin Ivereigh. In a relaxed and conversational tone, Francis poignantly captures the ills ...
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In Case You Missed It: Bulletin and Homilies from “Synod Weekend”

Pope Francis has called for a synod in the church – a “Synod on Synodality” – with the theme “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.” On the weekend of February 26-27, our Collaborative bulletin was dedicated to introducing and explaining this "Synod on Synodality" and how it is ...
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