Please Pray for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia

Please Pray for the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia

The Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia ask for your prayer during their General Chapter 2024.  From June 21-30, nearly 200 Sister-delegates (including our own Sr. Colleen!), representing the 522 members of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia, will gather in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia for this important work. 

A General Chapter is a canonically required gathering of members of a religious institute to discern their direction for the following 5 years and to elect congregational leadership. This assembly of sisters seeks to communally discern God’s will through deep prayer around the call of the Church, the needs of society, and the spirit and mission of the Congregation…

Congratulations and Thank You, Fr. Gabriel!

Congratulations and Thank You, Fr. Gabriel!

It is with great joy that the Collaborative celebrates Fr. Gabriel Afumbom Tokoh’s successful completion of his Master degree in Leadership and Administration from Boston College!

With his graduation, Father Gabriel has received a new assignment and will be serving as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted in Waltham starting in July. While we will miss his daily presence with us, we are happy that he won’t be too far away!

To celebrate the gift Father Gabriel has been to our community, a reception will be held at St. Paul following the 9:00am Mass on Wednesday, June 26…

Mass at St. Paul Church with Archbishop Fuanya of Cameroon

Mass at St. Paul Church with Archbishop Fuanya of Cameroon

On Friday, June 14, we were honored to celebrate Mass with Archbishop Andrew Nkea Fuanya of the Diocese of Bamenda, Cameroon, at St. Paul Church. 

Archbishop Fuanya was in the Massachusetts to visit with Fr. Gabriel and other priests from his dioceses who are currently studying and serving here in Boston.

Following his time here, Archbishop Fuanya was off to visit with priests from his diocese who are serving and studying in dioceses around the U.S. 

Supporting Your Parish

Supporting Your Parish

With the fiscal year end of June 30 rapidly approaching, we are asking for your help. Over the past eleven months, you have answered Jesus’ call to “love your neighbor” over and over again, through your generous support of our Advent Gift for Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem, our Lenten Gift for Capuchin Mobile Ministries, our Mother’s Day collection of items for the mothers and babies supported by Pregnancy Help Boston, as well as many other Archdiocesan Second Collections throughout the year. You have also generously supported the Clergy Trust Collections which fund the healthcare costs of our beloved priests, and for all of this we are most grateful.

Now we ask you to turn your attention to supporting your parish home by increasing your contribution to the Weekly Offertory, if you are able…

Calling All Young Adults!

Calling All Young Adults!

Are you interested in connecting with other young adults between the ages of 21 and 40 to build community, share faith, and socialize? Or maybe you know a young adult who is?

 A group of young adults in the Collaborative is looking to start a young adult group and wants to gather the contact info of those who might be interested to discuss possibilities! If you are interested in this exciting opportunity (or know a young adult who may be)…

St. Francis House Clothing Drive: Thank You!

St. Francis House Clothing Drive: Thank You!

Year after year, the Collaborative has been able to support the clothing needs of St. Francis House through the abundant generosity and good will of our parishioners.  This year’s clothing drive, held on the weekend of June 1- 2, was no different!

Thank you to all who helped to make this drive a success by sharing in St. Francis House’s mission to support people experiencing homelessness and poverty. Your donations truly make a difference!  Special thanks also to Shilan Yeung for coordinating our Collaborative’s effort and for maintaining this important partnership with St. Francis House. See the note of gratitude from the staff and guests of St. Francis House…

June 29-30: Special Second Collection for Brazil

June 29-30: Special Second Collection for Brazil

As you may know, the people of Brazil are experiencing the impacts of unprecedented floods which are causing enormous suffering, loss of life and the displacement of more than 600,000 people from their homes. Our Brazilian brothers and sisters here in Boston are deeply concerned about their relatives, friends, and other citizens in Brazil.

In response to the floods in Brazil, Cardinal Seán is asking the parishes of the the Archdiocese to once again step forward with a special collection in May or June to help our brothers and sisters in need in Brazil. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) works with Caritas Brazil, an agency of the Church in Brazil, and is assisting with the needs in Brazil today and will receive funds collected during this time…

Religious Ed Registration Extended through June 10!

Religious Ed Registration Extended through June 10!

As we let you know earlier this year, the Archdiocese has lowered the age for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation to 8th grade. In response, we have several exciting updates to our program this year which impact Grades 6-10 and our sacrament preparation program, so please pay careful attention to the information below.

With these changes, it is more important than ever that families register their children for Religious Education as soon as possible.  Registration extends through June 10. All registrations received after June 10 will incur a $25 late fee per child…