They’re Here!

Our POWIR committee is overjoyed to share with you the arrival of the Afghani family we will be supporting in the coming year. They arrived at Logan Airport on Friday afternoon at 4PM. Mom, Dad, 2 year old boy and 1 year old baby girl are happily settled into their new home in Boston. Our housing volunteers worked tirelessly on Thursday and Friday preparing a warm and welcoming home for the family thanks to all of your generous donations. We are still gratefully accepting financial contributions to their resettlement efforts, and any volunteer support you feel prompted to give. From ...
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Thank You for Over a Decade of Thanksgiving Dinners for Bristol Lodge

After 11 years, our Thanksgiving feast for the guests at the Bristol Lodge in Waltham has come to an end. Just as the pandemic has changed many facets of our lives, the same is true at Bristol Lodge. Many thanks to all the parishioners who participated in this ministry. Since 2009, rain or shine, you brought cooked turkeys and gravy, green beans, peas, carrots, corn, stuffing, sweet and regular potatoes, dinner roles as well as beverages to the school parking lot the day before Thanksgiving. Most of you then returned home to start cooking for your own family's feast. What ...
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Annual “Coats for Kids” Collection – November 13-14 and 20-21

We will once again be collecting gently-used and new winter coat donations for children and adults at the St. John’s Rectory Garage on the weekends of November 13 & 14 and 20 & 21. What to Donate: All winter coatskids, adults and babies – that are warm winter coats in good, wearable condition. Please donate coats you would give a friend to wear. Do not donate coats that have rips/tears, broken zippers and/or permanent stains and please be sure to empty out all pockets. "Coats for Kids is New England's leading coat drive, offering a safe way to ...
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Donations Needed for Afghani Family

Our St. John-St. Paul Collaborative POWIR committee is overjoyed to announce that in the coming weeks we will be welcoming a refugee family from Afghanistan. Our housing committee has secured an apartment in the Newton/Brookline area for the family. Targeted donations for their apartment needs are being solicited in both churches this weekend - look for the envelopes on the clotheslines at the main entrances. Drop off for these specific items will be in Powers Hall at St. John's from Tuesday, October 26 through Thursday, October 28. We are in great need of financial contributions as well! We ask you ...
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Retreat and Training for New and Existing Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors

Sister Evelyn Ronan, SND will be hosting a retreat and training for new and existing Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors in the Collaborative. Whether you are feeling called to serve for the first time, or you'd like to renew your energy for the ministry and sharpen your skills, you'll want to attend! The need for liturgical ministers has never been more acute. Please consider offering your presence to God in one of these two ministries. ALL ARE WELCOME! Both retreats will be held in the St. John the Evangelist Sanctuary. Please RSVP to: mary.campion@sjspwellesley.org Eucharistic Ministers: Wednesday, November 3 from ...
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