Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Parish, a vibrant Catholic Community of faith! To those who call this Parish your spiritual home, we welcome you and your participation in all aspects of our Parish life. To those who are visiting our Parish or searching for a new spiritual home, we welcome you and invite you to join us. Wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, know you are always welcome!
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.
Each year, through our Collaborative Lenten Gift, we reach out as a community to one particular place of suffering, amid so many in the world. Over the years, our reach has extended around the globe, as far as the Central African Republic and as close as the streets of Boston. This year, we will open our eyes and hearts to the plight of those who are suffering right here in our own community – and who are so often unseen in the midst of the abundance that surrounds us –
A grand time was had by all at the annual St. Patrick's Dinner last Saturday. The throngs were sated by a traditional Irish boiled dinner, salmon, and loads of soda bread, as well as spread of scrumptious homemade desserts and Guinness. Al MacKay's jigs and reels wafted over the crowd, and the lovely lasses of our own Goulding School of Irish Dance, based at St John's, stole our hearts with the culture and rhythmic step of Ireland.
At Saint John School, children receive a top quality education rooted in the beauty and values of our Catholic faith. SJS is a small school with big opportunities, offering the best educational value in Metrowest Boston.
Our students, age 2.9 years through Grade 6, learn by doing through our hands-on, experiential curriculum; they learn by serving through our engaging service and social-emotional learning programs; and they learn together through collaborative projects and special events. SJS is blessed with talented and dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to the educat