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Special Mass Schedule on Sunday, September 30

Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass is Sunday, September 30 at 11:00am

So that as many members of our collaborative community as possible may join together for this special liturgy, there will be a reduced Mass schedule at the parishes on Sunday. Both parishes will have Saturday Vigil Masses and Sunday 7:30am Masses.

Special Mass Schedule for September 29-30:

Masses at St. Paul
Saturday: 4:00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 7:30am Mass

Masses at St. John
Saturday: 5:00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 7:30am Mass

Collaborative Outdoor Mass
Sunday 11:00am at the Wellesley High School Football Stadium

(There will be no Sunday 9:00am, Sunday 11:00am, or Sunday 5:00pm Masses at either parish.)

In the event of rain, the Outdoor Mass will be cancelled

If the 11:00am Outdoor Mass has to be cancelled due to rain, we will have Sunday 11:00am Masses at both parishes in addition to those listed above. We will announce any cancellation by Friday PM via email and the websites.

Special Mass Schedule for September 29-30 in the event of rain: 

Masses at St. Paul in the event of rain: 
Saturday: 4:00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 7:30am Mass, 11:00am Mass

Masses at St. John in the event of rain: 
Saturday: 5:00pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 7:30am Mass, 11:00am Mass

(In the event of rain, there will be no Sunday 9:00am or Sunday 5:00pm Masses at either parish.)

Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass – Sunday, September 30 at 11:00am

Special Collaborative Mass Schedule on the Weekend of September 29-30

Masses at St. John:
Saturday 5:oopm Vigil Mass
Sunday 7:30am Mass at St. John

Masses at St. Paul:
Saturday 4:oopm Vigil Mass
Sunday 7:30am Mass

Collaborative Outdoor Mass:
Sunday 11:00am at the Wellesley High School Football Field

Please Note: There will be no 9:00am, 11:00am, or 5:00pm Masses at either parish on Sunday, September 30.

This Weekend, July 28-29: The Daughters of St. Paul

The Media Sisters will be here at St. John Church after all the Masses this weekend. They bring a wonderful selection of materials which they publish and produce. Please stop by and peruse their display: Spiritual reading, Lives of the Saints, books for Children, DVD’s, music and more! Choose something to enrich your family faith formation, share with others, or find some good Summer Spiritual reading.  Additionally, please visit:

Appreciation Weekend May 19-20

All Masses will be in Thanksgiving for you who make our parish all that it is and continues to become!
Thank You All!

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


Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance at St. Paul’s – Saturday, February 10 from 6:30-9:00pm

Father-Daughter-DanceFathers, Father-figures and special friends are invited to bring their daughters (of any age) to spend quality time with each other and experience an evening of dance and fun!  Tickets are $25 for two, max $30 per family.  This includes a DJ, dancing (with a dance contest), snacks, drinks & free raffle.  Tickets will be sold after the 9:00am Masses on January 28th and February 4th as well as at the door the night of the dance. We are hoping that our friends from St John’s will come and join us for this year’s dance!

For more information or to help with the event contact:  Eric Laplaca at 617-365-5063 or

Please note that the dance is on Saturday this year not Friday as in previous years.


Friday, December 8: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Immaculate ConceptionMASS SCHEDULE
7:00am at St. John
9:00am at St. John with Saint John School – all welcome!
9:00am at St. Paul
12:00pm at St. John
7:00pm at St. Paul

Thank You from NPH!

Thank you to the whole St. John-St. Paul Collaborative Community for your amazing support of NPH and the pequeños during their recent visit! We are excited to announce that our Collaborative sponsored 105 children and donated over $14,000 to NPH. A special thank you to the families of our collaborative who opened their homes to host the students and their chaperones: the Fantozzi, Gutierrez, Jones, Kehoe, Ronco/Rhind and Sullivan families. Thank you to all volunteers who helped at the sponsorship tables. Thank you to the DelVecchio family for opening their home to the whole group for a celebration at the end of the visit and to Annas Taqueria for generously donating the food. Thank you to Mimi Eldridge for volunteering to help facilitate the visit and for her tireless work to make it such a great success.

Our Guests from Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (NPH)

In two short weeks, the NPH Pequeño Tour will be coming to St. John and St. Paul Parishes! The group will be from the NPH home in Guatemala and we will be splitting their time between the two parishes. For each Mass over the weekend of October 7/8, there will either be a speaker from the NPH University Program, or the whole group will provide music and dancing!

This is a wonderful chance for you and your families to experience the mission of NPH and meet some of the children who have been served through NPH programs. Please look at the following schedule and plan accordingly. This is a holiday weekend and there is no Religious Education, but if you are in town, you and your family will not want to miss this, and we hope you will come and help us to provide a very warm welcome to our visitors. The musicians and dancers will be helping us with our liturgy at the following Masses:

St. John: Saturday, Oct 7 at the 5:00pm Vigil Mass and Sunday Oct 8, at the 5:00pm Mass
St. Paul: Sunday, Oct 8 at the 7:30am, 9:00am and 11:00am Masses
All other Masses will have a University Speaker.

We will also be kicking off an NPH sponsorship campaign next weekend. Our “30 Kids in 30 Days” campaign will strive to find thirty sponsorships at each of our parishes! So make sure you stop by a sponsorship table after Mass, starting next weekend, to see how you can make a real difference in the life of a pequeño! Thank you!

To learn more, here are some helpful links and videos for you to check out:

NPH International website

NPH USA website

Cardinal Sean on NPH USA

NPH Family: Celebrating 60 Years

NPH Path to Success




Our Collaborative “Blessing of the Animals” – Sunday, October 1 at 2:30pm at St. Paul

Please join us on Sunday, October 1 at 2:30pm for the SJSP Collaborative
“Blessing of the Animals”.  All loved animals are welcome – real, toy and photo!  (St. Paul Church front lawn)

For their safety, all real animals should be leashed or in a carrier.