Some children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, which has been making wishes come true since 1993. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton. Christmas Wish invitations with Helper and Applicant forms have been mailed to all parishioners. If you find your family needs assistance this Christmas season, you are invited to complete a confidential Applicant form.
You can help make wishes come true by:
- Sponsoring a child or family – fulfilling specific clothing and gift requests
- Helping us shop – for children who have not been matched with sponsors
- Making a financial donation – to be used to purchase clothing or gifts for children who have not been matched with sponsors
Please return Helper forms as soon as possible, or by Sunday, November 13. Or save time by signing up as a Sponsor or Shopper online: Christmas Wish Sign-Up
Financial donations can also be made online: ParishPay
(You do not have to be a regular user of ParishPay, St. John’s online giving program – anyone can make a one-time donation to Christmas Wish using a credit card. Just click the ParishPay link above, then the “Start Giving” button, and select “Christmas Wish”.)
Forms and Checks (payable to St. John Parish, please indicate Christmas Wish in the memo) may be mailed to: St. John Parish, 9 Glen Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481 or dropped at the SJSP Collaborative Administrative Offices in the Parish Center. (39 Washington St. Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm)
Questions? Please contact Liz Corcoran or Sarah Connolly, or call the Parish Office at 781-235-0045.