Category Archives: Lent

Saturday, March 30: Ministry to the Homebound – A Two-Hour Mini Retreat at St. John

In Luke’s Gospel Jesus sends seventy-two out in pairs to do the work of His mission. Jesus sent these lay ministers out with His authority, with a mission to care for His people, especially the sick. Nothing has changed since that time. Jesus is still very much with us, and seeks to send us out with a commission to spread His love to those who need it. Ministry to the sick and homebound is a unique, intimate and beautiful one.

Sr. Evelyn Ronan will join us for a spiritual journey through this ministry, followed by an informal discussion over breakfast. If you feel called to visitation of the sick and homebound please join us for an enriching morning.

Saturday, March 30 at 8:00am in St. John Chapel

Ash Wednesday, March 6

Lenten CrossPlease see “Upcoming Events” for the complete Ash Wednesday schedule for the Collaborative. 
The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative has a rich, full schedule of Lenten liturgies, programs and events – click here for more information: Lent 2019  Please join us on this Lenten journey!

Lent 2019: Renewal

Please click here for our Collaborative Lenten program of liturgies, lectures and events.

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!
St. Paul Church

Saturday, March 31 
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

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


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


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


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


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
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