Memorial Day Prayer

We remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day.

We pray that God will hold our servicemen and women in His strong arms, and cover them with His sheltering grace and presence.

Thursday, May 30 – Ascension of the Lord, a Holy Day of Obligation

Ascension Thursday
Masses for the Collaborative will be celebrated:
7:00am Mass at St. John
9:00am Mass at St. Paul
12:00pm Mass at St. John
7:00pm  Mass at St. Paul

Sunday, June 2: Altar Server Training


Is your child interested in becoming an Altar Server? Perhaps he or she has just received their First Holy Communion and is eager to step into this important role. A training of new Altar Servers will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 10AM, immediately following the Family Mass. The training will last for 45 mins and will touch on the basics of serving at our Lord’s table. If your child plans to attend please RSVP by email to Kelly Meraw.

June 1-2: Annual Men’s Clothing Drive for St. Francis House


Each spring our community comes together to support St. Francis House with a Men’s Clothing Drive, and each year the drive is a huge success because of your generosity and grace. This year’s drive will take place June 1-2.  St. Francis House serves approximately 50 clothing appointments per day (Monday-Friday) which is 250 full sets of clothing per week to their guests in need. Please join us in helping by donating clean, practical clothing. Your efforts and generosity are appreciated by the thousands who come to St. Francis House each year for a fresh pair of clothes in times of need.

MOST NEEDED ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Men’s pants (especially jeans size 30-40)
  • T-shirts, shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, & spring coats
  • Footwear (walking shoes and sneakers)
  • Backpacks/duffel bags/tote bags
  • Summer hats (baseball caps, beach hats)
  • NEW underwear and undershirts (in original packaging)
  • NEW socks (for their Foot Clinic)

ALSO ACCEPTED: Women’s everyday clothing

NOT ACCEPTED: Children’s clothing; used socks, underwear, and sleepwear; household items (including linens); damaged or discolored items

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 9:00AM to 5:00PM

WHERE: Drop off items at the St. John the Evangelist Church garage (behind the church)

HOW: If you can put your items in boxes or secured bags and label them with the general contents it would be a great help with sorting.

Thank you for your generosity!

If you have any questions please call the St. John (781-235-0045) or St. Paul (781-235-1060) parish office.

The Sunday 5pm Mass is on Summer Vacation!


Sunday, May 19 was the last Sunday 5pm Mass for the 2018-2019 school year.

The Sunday 5pm Mass will return in the Fall for the 2019-2020 school year.

Please visit Our Sunday 5pm Mass for more information.

Sunday, May 19: Last Sunday 5pm Mass

The Sunday 5pm Mass this Sunday, May 19 at St. John Church will be the last Sunday 5pm Mass for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will be celebrating our graduating seniors – please join us! 

The Sunday 5pm Mass will return for the 2019-2020 school year in the fall.

Please visit Our Sunday 5pm Mass for more information.

Matthew Norwood: Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate


We are pleased to announce that our seminarian, Matthew Norwood, has received his Call for Orders and will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on June 8, 2019 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. This day marks a definitive step before he is ordained to the priesthood in May of 2020.

On Sunday, June 9th, Matthew will serve as a Deacon for the first time and preach the homily at the St. Paul 9:00am Family Mass. Please keep Matthew in your prayers and join us for this special Mass on June 9th at St. Paul’s.

Mass will be followed by a reception in the St. Paul Parish Hall to which all are invited.

Veterans Memorial Mass: Saturday, May 18 at 4:00pm at St. Paul Church

All military veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend a special Veterans Memorial Mass and celebration in their honor at 4:00pm on Saturday, May 18 at St. Paul Church. Veterans are invited (but not required!) to wear their uniforms. Veterans will gather in the St. Paul foyer before Mass and process in with the celebrant to reserved seating at the front of the church. During the Mass we will remember those veterans from Wellesley who gave their lives for our country.

We also invite the families of our deceased veterans – those who gave their lives or their youth in service to their nation – to attend in honor of their loved ones. Families may, if they wish, bring a framed photograph of the person they are honoring to be displayed during the Mass.

There will be an informal reception in the Parish Hall following the Mass, and we warmly invite you to join us. 

This annual event, initiated by the Wellesley Veterans’ Council, brings Wellesley veterans together as part of Wellesley Wonderful Weekend.  This year, the Mass and reception are also  being organized by a high school Girl Scout, Cecilia Rose, as part of her Gold Award project honoring our servicemen and women.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine_Mercy_JesusJoin us for an hour of prayer and reflection
Sunday, April 28, 2:00pm
St. Paul Church

The message of The Divine Mercy is simple.  It is that God loves us – all of us, and he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others.

Happy Easter!

May the joy and hope of this Easter Season be yours in abundance.  And may the peace of the Risen Christ be with you always!