Synod 2021-2023 “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”

Synod 2021-2023 <i>“For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”</i>

Pope Francis has called for a synod in the church. The theme of this upcoming Synod is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”  The solemn opening of the Synod will take place in Rome on October 9-10, and in the particular Churches (the diocesan phase) on October 17. It will conclude in the Vatican on October 2023 with the assembly of bishops from around the world. The diocesan phase, which runs until April, will focus on listening to and consulting the people of God.

You can learn more about this inspiring two-year process our Church is engaged in on the Synod page on our website…

2021 Parish Annual Appeals Launched

2021 Parish Annual Appeals Launched

The Parish Annual Financial Report and Annual Appeal for both parishes will be arriving in the mailboxes and inboxes of all registered parishioners in the coming days. As you know, the financial assets and obligations of each parish remain separate. The Annual Financial Report provides a detailed picture of the financial health of your parish, and the Annual Appeal asks for your continued support in the days ahead.

Please take some time to prayerfully reflect on your contribution to your Parish Annual Appeal, and give as generously as you can.  You make the mission of your parish possible, and your support of both the Weekly Offertory and the Annual Appeal is critical to ensuring that your parish continues to thrive in the years ahead.

To make an online donation now…

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

“At difficult moments in the Church’s life, the pursuit of holiness becomes even more urgent. And holiness is not a question of age; it is a matter of living in the Holy Spirit, just as Kateri Tekakwitha did here in America and so many other young people have done.” – St. John Paul II

Saint Kateri spent most of her young life in upstate New York near Auriesville. Saint Kateri’s father was a Mohawk Chief and her mother was a Catholic Algonquin…

Knights of Columbus Membership Drive: October 9-10

Knights of Columbus Membership Drive: October 9-10

The Knights of Columbus is an international Order of Catholic men who are called to lead with faith, protect our families, serve others and defend Catholic values in a busy changing world.

The reactivation of the Wellesley Council #3011 will begin by holding a membership drive at all Masses on October 9th and 10th. Whether you become an individual member or a member of the Wellesley Council you will find that the Knights of Columbus membership brings Catholic men together in a powerful way…

Helping a Family from Afghanistan   

Helping a Family from Afghanistan   

We are pleased to announce that our Collaborative Service Commission and POWIR committee have decided to sponsor a refugee family from Afghanistan. Once again, we will be partnering with Catholic Charities in this effort. This year Catholic Charities is collaborating with the Jewish Community Relations Council. Our brothers and sisters at Temple Beth Elohim of Wellesley will also be sponsoring a family and we are looking for creative ways to work together!

Our POWIR co-chairs Barbara Viechnicki and Barbara Weidlich will be looking for as much engagement as possible from parishioners. We implore you to lend a hand. We need your help for this important act of mercy.

Cardinal Seán Statement on Report Commissioned by the Episcopal Conference of France on Clergy Sexual Abuse

Cardinal Seán Statement on Report Commissioned by the Episcopal Conference of France on Clergy Sexual Abuse

Following is a statement by the Cardinal regarding a report commissioned by the Episcopal Conference of France on clergy sexual abuse. This statement was released by the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors.   To view the report please click here.   To view the Cardinal’s statement on the Pontifical Commission for