Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Parish, a vibrant Catholic Community of faith! To those who call this Parish your spiritual home, we welcome you and your participation in all aspects of our Parish life. To those who are visiting our Parish or searching for a new spiritual home, we welcome you and invite you to join us. Wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, know you are always welcome!
As many of you know, last year the proceeds of our Lenten gift went to Catholic Charities/Boston for their Refugee Relief activities. CC/Boston settles between 300-400 refugees each year and the majority of these refugees come from African countries including DR Congo, Eritrea and Ethiopia as well as Middle Eastern countries including Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.
After these families and individuals have been resettled in the Boston area, they need assistance in so many ways. One way we can help out is to collect household items that are needed in their ap
We encourage you to come and pray together during this hour for all those who have been wounded by abortion, for respect for the dignity of human life from conception to natural death, and that those who govern us may be guided by justice, truth, and a love for the gift of life.
The Holy Hours for Life are sponsored by Boston Deacons for Life in collaboration with the Pro Life Office of the Archdiocese of Boston. For more information, contact ProLifeOffice@RCAB.org or 508-651-1900.
This month, Fr. Jim Laughlin will join the group! Fr. Jim and Kathy Bonsall will talk about their recent trip to the Holy Land. All welcome to pray, share, and enjoy a wonderful potluck (bring your favorite winter recipe.) Begins at 6:30pm in St. John’s Chapel/Powers Hall. All Welcome! Need a ride to the meeting? Please contact Judy Lapides at email@example.com, or (781) 752-7042.
St. John’s Music during Christmas 2016 was effulgent with its glowing joy. Those of you who were present at our Christmas liturgies knew immediately that this great Feast of the Nativity is remarkable, glorious. A couple of weeks before Christmas a parishioner put fear in my heart as she was so filled with anticipation of being with her family, as well as her church family, and stressed how she just knew the music would exceed her expectations. I thought quietly to myself - it had better!
What is amazing is how it takes so many dedicated individuals to make that “beyond expect
Fathers, father-figures and special friends are invited to bring their daughters (of any age) to St. Paul’s Parish Hall and spend quality time with each other and experience an evening of dance and fun! Tickets are $20 for two, max $25 per family. This includes a D.J., dancing (with a dance contest), snacks, drinks & free raffle. Tickets will be sold after the 9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Paul’s in the Parish Hall on January 22 and January 29 as well as at the door the night of the dance. For more information or to help with the event contact: Eric LaPlaca at
The book to be discussed on February 9 (7:30 p.m., St. John Parish Center) is Edmund Campion: A Life, by Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh (known by his pen name Evelyn Waugh). (201 pages, paperback available for about $15.)
Edmund Campion was born in 1540 and grew up amid the religious upheavals following the break of King Henry VIII and the Vatican. After delivering a speech of welcome before the new Queen, Elizabeth I, when she visited Oxford, Campion was ordained a deacon in Anglican Church.
Soon, however, he became disenchanted, recognizing t