Category Archives: Lent

Today is Easter Sunday, April 1

White Flower near Christian CrossThis is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. PS 118:24
7:30am Mass at St. John (Upper Church)
9:00am Family Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)
11:00am Mass at St. John (Upper Church with simulcast in Powers Hall)

Please note: There is no 5:00pm Mass on Easter Sunday.

Today is Holy Saturday, March 31

Holy Saturday_Easter VigilMass 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

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Come for this special gift of Confession –  there is no better way to prepare for Easter!

Wednesday, March 28
The Light is on for You!
6:30-8:00pm
St. Paul Church

Saturday, March 31 
10:00am-12:00pm
St. John Church, Lower Chapel

Collaborative Women’s Lenten Prayer Breakfast This Saturday, March 24 at St. Paul

“Living Deeply Our New Life”

Join us for faith, fellowship, and fun following the 9:00am Mass in St. Paul Parish Hall!  Featuring Sr. Mary Sweeney on the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Wife and Mother, and Kelly Meraw on her journey into the Catholic Church. Questions: Kay Kociuba at St. Paul: 781-235-1060 or  pastoral.associate@stpaulwellesley.com

Holy Week and Easter 2018
St. John-St. Paul Collaborative

HOLY THURSDAY

Morning Prayer 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

Morning Prayer 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

Morning Prayer 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

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 with simulcast in the 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)

Join Us This Tuesday for the Second Evening in Our Lenten Discussion Series!

The Screwtape Letters:
A Look at Temptation and Fortitude

Please join us Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm in St. John’s Powers Hall for the second evening of our Lenten Discussion Series on The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. These fictitious letters from a senior demon of Hell, Screwtape, to his protégé, Wormword, give us a peek into the world of temptation and fortitude, and provide a bountiful landscape for discussion of sin, vice, virtue, and the inner working of the human conscience.  The book is available at bookstores and online, but it is not necessary to read the letters before attending a session, and you do not need to attend every session to benefit!   You can join us for one session or all four!  Led by Jennifer Foster, DRE, St. Bartholomew Parish in Needham.

Letters for Week 2:  March 6
Letter 9: Life Phases
Letter 11:  Humor
Letter 12:  Sloth
Letter 13:  Pain and Pleasure
Letter 14:  Humility

Letters for Week 3:  March 13
Letter 15:  Time and Eternity
Letter 17:  Gluttony
Letter 21:  Pride and Peevishness, Possessiveness
Letter 23:  Jesus
Letter 24:  Faith Community/Spiritual Pride

Letters for Week 4:  March 20
Letter 25:  Novelty and Rhythm
Letter 26:  Unselfishness
Letter 27:  Prayer, Time and Distraction
Letter 29:  Twisting Virtue
Letter 30:  Weariness
Letter 31:  Deliverance

(Please click HERE to view the Powerpoint presentation from the first discussion on February 20.) 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner – This Saturday, March 17 at 6:00pm at St. Paul

shamrock bannerPlease join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner to celebrate Boston’s patron saint!
Saturday, March 17 from 6:00-9:00pm at St. Paul Parish Hall
**IRISH MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT**
Babysitting and kids games available in lower parish hall

Please purchase your tickets in advance to help with headcount
Tickets available at St. Paul Church Rectory Office and at the St. John Collaborative Office, as well as after the 4:00pm, 9:00am, and 11:00am Masses at St. Paul’s during weekends of February 24-25, March 3-4, and March 10-11.
For more information, to make a monetary donation, and/or to help organize and decorate, please email stpaulsocialcommittee@gmail.com

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!

Join Us Tonight for the First Evening of Our Lenten Discussion Series!

The Screwtape Letters:
A Look at Temptation and Fortitude

Consider the cunning ways of the devil to lure us into temptation by delving into The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis. These fictitious letters from a senior demon of Hell, Screwtape, to his protégé, Wormword, give us a peek into the world of temptation and fortitude, and provide a bountiful landscape for discussion of sin, vice, virtue, and the inner working of the human conscience. There will be 4 sessions on the following Tuesday evenings:  February 20, March 6, March 13, and March 20 from 7:00-8:00pm in St. John Powers Hall.

 Led by Jennifer Foster, DRE, St. Bartholomew Parish in Needham. The book is available at bookstores and online, but it is not necessary to read the letters before attending a session, and you do not need to attend every session to benefit!   Join us for one session or all four!

 

 

The Light is On For You This Wednesday at St. John!

lio-vertical-color-largeThe Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in our Collaborative every Wednesday during Lent from 6:30-8:00pm. 

St. John Chapel: February 21, February 28, March 7
St. Paul Church: March 14, March 21, March 28.

Lenten Bible Study: Lent, Season of Transformation (Evening Group Starts this Thursday, March 1)

A FOUR WEEK BIBLE STUDY FROM LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY

During Lent, we strive to free ourselves from all kinds of clutter – material and spiritual – in order to focus on God and turn back to him with our whole hearts. Please join us as we reflect together upon three key moments in the life and ministry of Jesus. The result will be a better understanding of the authentic transformation that God calls each of us to embrace as individuals and as a community.  There will be two 4-week sessions:

Thursday evenings starting March 1: 7-8:30pm in the St. Paul Parish Hall

Wednesday mornings starting March 7: 10-11:30am at a parishioner’s home

To RSVP and for further information please email Kay Kociuba or call the St. Paul Office (781-235-1060)