Your Time and Talent are Needed!

Do you feel a desire to be trained as a Eucharistic Minister? Do you feel a prompting to proclaim the Word of God as a Lector at Mass? Are you called to comfort the grieving by serving at the Altar for funeral Masses? Do you want to steward financial offerings by gathering the collection? Have you been waiting for a specific call to serve? THIS IS THAT CALL! The pandemic has changed parish life considerably. We are working to rebuild in so many ways - but we need your help. Serving in these ministries is not a weekly commitment. The ...
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August 21-22: Collection of Non-Perishable Items for the New “Free Mini Pantry” in Natick

Are you looking for a way to help fight food insecurity in the local area? The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is holding a collection of non-perishable food and personal items for the recently established "Free Mini Pantry" in Natick this weekend, August 21-22. Please consider supporting this effort by donating unexpired, non-perishable items to the collection bins at either church. At St. Paul the collection bins will be in the foyer of the main doors of the church and at St. John the bins will be at the Glen Road entrance. Most needed items include: peanut butter, canned fruit, personal ...
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The St. John-St. Paul Society of Saint Vincent de Paul

In this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." Vincent de Paul, a great man of action was also a contemplative. His contemplation of God's love overflowed into practical love for the poor. Please say a special prayer for the poor and forgotten, as you place your gift in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul poor box. There are donation boxes in support of the St. John - St. Paul Society of Saint Vincent de Paul located in the foyer of each church. Please help us help ...
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2021 Collaborative Lenten Gift Collection: This Weekend, March 20-21

Our Lenten Gift collection for the St. John-St. Paul POWIR Ministry will be taken up at all Masses in both parishes this weekend, March 20-21. Please place your donations in the 2021 Lenten Gift receptacles in the entryways of the churches. Donations may also be made online anytime on our website, and checks may be mailed to or dropped at either parish office. (When giving by check, please note “2021 Lenten Gift” in the memo.) In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus reminds us not only that we must love our neighbors – without boundaries – but that our ...
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Our Lenten Gift Story Week 3: The Road Ahead

During the first three weeks of Lent, we have presented information about refugee resettlement and the work of the SJSP Collaborative to support refugee resettlement in partnership with Catholic Charities of the Boston Archdiocese. Our work is ongoing. Despite the challenges of coping during a world-wide pandemic, POWIR volunteers have responded at every possible opportunity to meet the needs of our most recent family, the Rwamuhindas, as well as that of the Congolese and Honduran families who came before. We remain committed to ensuring a full and independent integration for the Rwamuhindas. For your role in making this complete commitment ...
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