Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine_Mercy_JesusJoin us for an hour of prayer and reflection
Sunday April 23, 3:00pm
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.

Religious Education – Important Upcoming Dates

Religious-Education-Contemporary_SMALLSunday, April 23 
No Classes

Wednesday, April 26 – Friday, April 28
First Communion Practice – 3:30pm (as assigned*)

Saturday, April 29
First Holy Communion 9:00am & 11:30am

*Each student was assigned to specific practice dates and ceremonies which were communicated in an email earlier in the year.  It is important your child attends at the correct time.  Please contact Linda Messore if you are unsure what days to attend.

Sunday, April 30
Grades 7-8:  Last Class 6:00 – 7:00pm
Grades 9:  Last Class 7:00 – 8:00pm
Grade 10: Confirmation Practice 7:00 – 8:00pm (Philbin Hall)

Monday, May 1
Grade 10:  Sacrament of Confirmation  7:00pm

Registration for 2017-2018
Religious Education Registration for 2017-2018 is currently underway.  We have created a new online registration process that can be accessed by clicking HEREPlease note that the registration period runs through May 31 – any registrations received after that will incur the $25 per child late fee and placement into our Wednesday program will NOT be guaranteed.

 

Book Discussion Group – Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm at St. John

1jewishannnewtestOur book for April is The Jewish Annotated New Testament, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler, editors. This book has been described as a “ground-breaking text for scholarship, interfaith dialogue, and secular or religious readers.” The goal of the editors and the international team of scholars who contributed articles and commentary was to explain how Jewish practices and writings influenced New Testament writers. This is done through extensive notes and a series of thirty essays on a wide assortment of historical and religious topics. Our discussion will focus on the gospel according to St. John. It would be helpful for participants to be generally familiar with the organization and content of this gospel. There will be hand-outs with samples of the commentary from the book. For information, please contact John Stewart, 617-969-0950, or johnstewart@alum.bu.edu.

The Book Discussion Group meets the second Thursday of the month in the St. John Parish Center, 7:30 to 9:00pm. For information consult the St. John website or  contact John Stewart at 617 969 0950 or johnstewart@alum.bu.edu.

AFFC LogoSt. John’s Adult Faith Formation Commission
Email: AFFC@stjohnwellesley.org

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!

Today is Easter Sunday, April 16

White Flower near Christian Cross7:30am Mass at St. John (Upper Church)
7:30am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)

9:00am Family Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
9:00am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)
9:00am Mass at St. Paul (Parish Hall)

11:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
11:00am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)
11:00am Mass at St. Paul (Parish Hall)

This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. PS 118:24

Today is Holy Saturday, April 15

Holy Saturday_Easter Vigil

Morning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Sacrament of Reconciliation
10:00am – 12:00pm at St. John

Mass of the Easter Vigil
8:00pm at St. John
8:00pm at St. Paul

Like a deer that longs for running streams, my soul longs for you, my God. PS 42-2

Today is Good Friday, April 14

Good_Friday_CrucifixionMorning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Walk with the Cross
12:00pm at St. John (Led by Religious Education – all welcome!)

Living Way of the Cross
12:00pm at St. Paul (with Religious Education – all welcome!)

Stations of the Cross
3:00pm at St. John

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
3:00pm at St. Paul
7:30pm at St. John

 “Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every other name.” PHIL 2:8-9

Today is Holy Thursday, April 13

last supper paintingMorning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30pm at St. John followed by Adoration
7:30pm at St. Paul followed by Adoration

I give you a new commandment, says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you. JN 13:34

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This Sunday is Palm Sunday

“Hosanna to the Son of David;
blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord;
hosanna in the highest.”

Matthew, 21:9

Holy Week at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative

HOLY THURSDAY, April 13

Morning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
7:30pm at St. John followed by Adoration
7:30pm at St. Paul followed by Adoration

GOOD FRIDAY, April 14

Morning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Walk with the Cross
12:00pm at St. John   (Led by Religious Education – all welcome!)

Living Way of the Cross
12:00pm at St. Paul   (with Religious Education – all welcome!)

Stations of the Cross
3:00pm at St. John

Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
3:00pm at St. Paul
7:30pm at St. John

HOLY SATURDAY, April 15

Morning Prayer followed by the Sacrament of Reconciliation
9:00am at St. Paul

Sacrament of Reconciliation
10:00am – 12:00pm at St. John

Mass of the Easter Vigil
8:00pm at St. John
8:00pm at St. Paul

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 16

7:30am Mass at St. John (Upper Church)
7:30am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church)

9:00am Family Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
9:00am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church and Parish Hall)

11:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
11:00am Mass at St. Paul (Main Church and Parish Hall)