Category Archives: Adult Faith Formation

Evening for Women – Tuesday, March 3 at 6pm at St. John (Powers Hall)


Our Lenten Path, so familiar – yet always NEW! What does our loving Christ want to make new in our lives??

All women of the collaborative are warmly invited to An Evening for Women. This year we are exploring the topic Women Called to Be. As we continue to discern God’s call in varied ways, this month we will turn our eyes and hearts toward our Lenten Path with Sr. Evelyn Ronan.

Bring a dish to share for our potluck gathering! This evening is also a wonderful opportunity to invite a friend or neighbor to come along!

Lent 2020 Small Group Program: “With Jesus to the Cross” – Groups Begin Week of February 23

God’s plea is straightforward and simple: He wants you close to him. He yearns for you as a father or mother longs for a lost child. God is asking you to stop what you normally do and take the time this Lent to discover what He means in your life and what He could mean.

This year, the centerpiece of our Collaborative Lenten journey is a 7-week small group program from Evangelical Catholic – With Jesus to the Cross – that will help you seek Him as He is seeking you. 

The weekly sessions use the Sunday Mass readings for Lent to help you enter into the mystery of Christ’s life, suffering, and resurrection, the source of our salvation. Each group is facilitated by a trained leader; participants will receive a guidebook at their first meeting, and will spend an hour or so in discussion and prayer each week with their group.  A group of volunteers from our Collaborative have undertaken a 6-month program of weekly formation and training to become small group facilitators, enabling us to offer a wide variety of small group options. Click HERE to view the group options/schedules and to register. All sessions begin the week of February 23.

If you have never taken part in a small group before we encourage you to give this program a try! If you have any questions, please contact Anne Mears at or 781-235-1060 or Kelly Meraw at or 781-235-0045.

Listen to Fr. Hehir’s Talk: “The Gospel of the Incarnation”

You can now listen to Fr. Hehir’s recent talk on “The Gospel of the Incarnation”  on our Podcasts page – be sure to check out past talks and lectures while you’re there!

One Day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents – Saturday, February 8

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative and The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents invite you to a one day spiritual retreat for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago.

Saturday, February 8 from 9:30am to 7:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Parish

9 Glen Road Wellesley, MA 02481

$25/person or $40/couple
(Registration fee includes three meals and all retreat materials)
Ample free parking
Scholarships are available


For more information, call Diane, Paul’s Mother at 617.542.8057 or email:

NEW DATE! “The Gospel of the Incarnation” with Fr. Hehir – Tuesday, January 21 at 7pm at St. John

Please join us in Powers Hall on Tuesday evening, January 21 at 7:00pm for an evening of reflection on The Gospel According to St. John with Fr. Bryan Hehir.


A Reflection on the Feast of the Holy Family from Chris Holownia

The Gospel message of Christmas is one of peace, joy, glory, and love. And yet today, on the Feast of the Holy Family, we are faced with the reality of the world into which our Lord Jesus Christ is born, a world of danger, treachery, and terror.

In the lectionary for today, the Gospel for today skips over an important piece that is difficult to hear… Click to here for the full reflection.

Tonight’s Reflection with Fr. Hehir is CANCELLED

Due to the storm and the forecast for continued snow and ice this evening, tonight’s reflection on The Gospel According to St. John with Fr. Bryan Hehir is CANCELLED. 

We will reschedule in January – stay tuned for a new date!

Tonight’s “Evening for Women” is Cancelled

Due to the continued inclement weather, tonight’s ”Evening for Women” program has been cancelled.

Evening for Women Presents: “Women Called to Be”

Join us Tuesday, November 5 as Kelly Meraw presents a reflection on the fascinating and inspiring life and works of a woman truly “called to be!”  We will convene in Powers Hall at 6:00pm and start the program at 6:30pm in the chapel. Click here for more info…


Seasons of Hope – Fall Group Begins October 31

Seasons of Hopea faith sharing group for those who mourn.

For you who are searching for Our Lord in the midst of your grief, Seasons of Hope is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty, and people of faith who truly understand what it means to be brokenhearted.

Meeting Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5 and 12 from 9:45-11:15am in St. Paul Parish Hall.

To ensure a booklet and seat are waiting for you, please sign up in advance by calling Laurie Jacob at 339.222.0335 or email