This summer, please join us for Sunday 5:00pm Mass on the lawn at St. Paul beginning Sunday, June 27 – featuring music from the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass! The Sunday 5:00pm Mass will remain outdoors at St. Paul through Labor Day weekend, as the space there lends itself better to larger crowds. So bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for Mass on Sunday evenings! (In the event of rain, Mass will move inside the church.)
We are excited to be able to bring back some of the music from the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass at these outdoor Masses, and to introduce you to Christian Wilson, our new Youth Music Coordinator. Christian is a familiar face! He’s been an integral part of the Sunday 5pm Youth Mass for years as a talented pianist. He also serves in the Youth Ministry Team. He is a graduate of Boston College where he was involved in their vibrant Liturgy Arts Group, enlivening and enriching the worship experience on campus.
Joe Bradley, our new Confirmation and Youth Ministry Coordinator, and the rest of the Youth Ministry Team will be facilitating some low-key Youth Ministry events for high school students following the Sunday evening Masses this summer – stay tuned for more details!
The Sunday 5pm Youth Mass will return to its regular schedule in the fall!
About Youth Ministry
As young Christians… you are not only a part of the future of the Church; you are also a necessary and beloved part of the Church’s present!
-Pope Francis, Homily at the Closing Mass for the 6th Asian Youth Day, August 2014
Pope Francis reminds young Christians – and all of us – that young people are not only a part of the Church’s future, but an important and much-needed part of the Church’s present. Here at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative, we are conscious of this reminder as we work, together with our young people, to renew and strengthen their connection to God, the Church, their community, and to each other. All high school students are invited to join our Collaborative Youth Ministry Program, which has been reinvigorated with new staff, new ideas and new initiatives!
Our program is centered around our youth-focused, vibrant and Spirit-filled Sunday 5:00pm Mass. Our high school students are central to and actively involved in all aspects of this liturgy, serving as greeters and lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, singers and musicians. Our hope is that this full, active participation in the liturgy, the source and summit toward which the activity of the Church is directed, will give our young people a lived connection to Christ Jesus and the community of the Church, and help them to grow in faith as young adults. Youth Ministry also offers service opportunities within and outside our Collaborative, as well as social and recreational activities, to help our young people strengthen their connections to each other and to their community. Our Youth Ministers are charged with empowering young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Flocknote: Get text or email updates about Youth Ministry events! To join, text sjspyouth to 84576 or use this link: sjspwellesley.