Advent, Christmas and Lent

St. John’s Advent Gift,  Christmas Wish and Lenten Gift programs provide a new opportunity each season for our parish to reach out as a community, to extend the spirit of giving and to help ease suffering in the world.

Advent gift

Advent Gift_SquareEach year we begin the Advent season by reaching out as a community with tangible gifts to meet a critical need.  In past years we have assembled lifesaving birthing kits and collected pre-natal vitamins for Haiti Marycare.

Christmas Wish

Christmas Wish and TreeSharing our abundance with families in need of assistance during the Christmas season extends the spirit of giving to others, within and beyond our Parish. Donations of gifts, time, and money have made it possible for St. John’s to provide a true “Christmas presence” each year to more than 400 children in our own parish, as well as St. Patrick in Lowell,  St. Patrick in Brockton, St. Katharine Drexel in Roxbury, and Julie’s Family Learning Program in South Boston.  Learn more:  Christmas Wish

 Parish Lenten Gift

Lenten CrossFor many years now, in preparing for Lent, St. John’s Parish has made the choice to reach out as a community to one particular suffering, amid so many in this world.  Our Lenten Gift allows each of us to share in easing the suffering, and to answer Lent’s clarion call to love extravagantly.  Learn more about recent Lenten Gifts by clicking the links below.

2017
The Bakhita House – Where Love Heals

2016
Welcoming the Stranger

2015
St. Francis House – A House of Grace

2014
Crisis in Central African Republic

2013
Staten Island: Rebuilding in Faith

2012
East Africa: Giving Hope