As you know, the Cardinal has temporarily suspended all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services in the Archdiocese of Boston until further notice. We will be able to open our churches in order that the Catholic faithful can have the opportunity to visit the church for times of prayer, and will let you know as soon as we have a schedule. We are also working on ways we can engage in our faith, and with each other, during this difficult time. Please join our email list to receive important updates as well as information about faith opportunities and ways we can help those who are most vulnerable in our community. Join Our Email List
We ask that you please continue to support your parish during this troubling time.
Weekly donations may be mailed to the Parish (St. John the Evangelist Parish 39 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02481)
Please consider switching to online giving, which supports your parish even when Mass attendance is disrupted. You can also use online giving to make a one-time donation.
Link to Online Giving at St. John
Other Events at the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative
In keeping with directives from the Archdiocese of Boston and the recommendations from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative is cancelling or postponing all gatherings and non-essential activities until further notice.
This includes Religious Education classes and events, Youth Ministry events, small groups, and other meetings.
We must also suspend the use of all Collaborative facilities by outside groups, in support of the guidance of the Commonwealth and the Town of Wellesley. This includes all facilities and buildings of St. Paul Parish, St. John the Evangelist Parish, and Saint John School.
We understand that these decisions and restrictions have a significant impact and far-reaching ramifications for our community, and understand the frustration and uncertainty that is created. Please know that the practices that are being put in place, while disappointing and disruptive, are being done for the common good. We all must do our part to slow down this epidemic.
May God bless our efforts; may Christ be our model of care for others and may Mary intercede for all the sick and suffering. – Cardinal Seán
Please continue to keep all those affected by the coronavirus, their families, and our health care workers in your prayers.