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

“Evening for Women” – Join Us Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00pm on Zoom

All women are warmly invited to a Zoom gathering on February 15 at 6:00pm as we continue to explore this year's theme of "Ministry". We are overjoyed to be hosting Elizabeth A. Donnelly, founder of Catholic Women Preach. 'Betty Anne' is a frequent speaker and writer on Catholic affairs. As ...
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Digital Resources to Celebrate Word of God Sunday

"He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures" (Lk 24:45) Pope Francis instituted Word of God Sunday on the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time in his apostolic letter Aperuit Illis.  We are all looking for simpler ways to connect with God's word. To celebrate this Word of God Sunday, we ...
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Embrace the Sacred in the Ordinary: A Book Study for Women

All women are welcome to join in a book conversation surrounding Liturgy of the Ordinary, a book by author Tish Harrison Warren. Together we'll explore the ways that God is meeting us in our everyday (and sometimes boring!) lives. We'll develop sacred practices in our daily routines, and invite God ...
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37th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Virtual Celebration

37th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Virtual Interreligious Prayer Meeting Monday, January 17, 2022 10:00am Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley, OFM Cap Rev. James Hairston Rev. Oscar Pratt Music by the Black Catholic Choir Live stream available by clicking here ...
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Come and Be Comforted – Upcoming Programs for the Grieving

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is dedicated to both the prayerful and practical support of those experiencing loss. We are offering two special programs in the coming weeks for those who are grieving:
  • A six-week "Seasons of Hope" group for anyone searching for meaning and consolation after the death of ...
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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 January 26. Seasons of Hope is a Christ-centered group where we will be able to share and learn from ...
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Evening for Women: Tuesday, December 7 at 6:30pm at St. John

Women Ministering to Women Mary Rita Weschler is Director of The Women's Table which was established by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston in 2008 to improve the lives of women and their families. Women from all walks of life are served: young, homeless moms living in shelters, older ...
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Upcoming Retreats for the Grieving

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is dedicated to both the prayerful and practical support of those experiencing loss. In the coming months, we will be hosting two special retreats. In December, we will host “Blessed Are Those Who Mourn”, a half-day retreat offering Christ-centered consolation in the midst of grief ...
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Wellesley Virtual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service – Monday, November 22 from 7:00- 7:45pm Register Today!

During this time of year, we feel the need to gather in unity, return to our values, and offer gratitude. Wellesley area clergy invite you to join them in fellowship for the second annual Zoom Interfaith Thanksgiving service. Our pastor, Fr. Jim, and Kelly Meraw, our Director of Pastoral Care, ...
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A Mass Celebrating the Initiation of the Synodal Way at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross

Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap. will celebrate this special Advent Mass on November 27, 2021 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross at 4:30PM - it will be broadcast and live-streamed on CatholicTV & (rebroadcast on Sunday at 11am and 8pm). The theme is “For a synodal Church: communion, ...
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