Category Archives: Children

Family Mass Musicians Starts Up Again!

Children and adults blend voice and instruments to praise the Lord and enrich our Sunday 9am Family Mass with upbeat, child-friendly, hand-clapping hymns.  During the school year, we rehearse each Sunday morning at 8:10am in the music office on the lower level of the church to prepare for that day’s 9:00 a.m. Mass (no need to commit to every Sunday), and we also prepare special liturgies for Grade Level Masses, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Easter, and Pentecost.  All ages, grade 1 and older, are welcome! We are always seeking new singers and instrumentalists to join our ranks.   For more information please contact Maria Wardwell at 781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org

Our Sunday Family Mass Program is on Summer Vacation!

The Sunday Family Mass program (including Donuts & Coffee) is on summer vacation! The Sunday 9:00am Mass will be a regular liturgy through the end of June, until our Collaborative  Summer Sunday Mass Schedule begins on July 7:

St. John the Evangelist Church
Daily Mass (Mon-Sat): 7:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 5:00pm (Confessions 3:00-3:45pm or by appointment)
Sunday Masses:  7:30am and 11:00am

St. Paul Church
Daily Mass (Mon-Sat): 9:00am
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00pm (Confessions 3:30-4:00pm or by appointment)
Sunday Masses:  7:30am and 9:00am

Our Regular Mass schedule will resume after Labor Day. 

 

Sunday, June 2: Altar Server Training


Is your child interested in becoming an Altar Server? Perhaps he or she has just received their First Holy Communion and is eager to step into this important role. A training of new Altar Servers will be held on Sunday, June 2 at 10AM, immediately following the Family Mass. The training will last for 45 mins and will touch on the basics of serving at our Lord’s table. If your child plans to attend please RSVP by email to Kelly Meraw.

Attention Young Actors – Help “Perform” the Passion Play on Palm Sunday!

Passion PlaySeeking Actors/Actresses in Grade 3 and older to help “perform” the Passion Play at the 9:00am Family Mass on Palm Sunday, April 14. Attendance at one rehearsal on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00am- 12:00pm is required/mandatory. Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit. Please contact Maria Wardwell (781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org) for information and registration.

Our Sunday Family Mass Program is on Summer Vacation!

Our Sunday 9:00am Mass will be a regular liturgy until the Family Mass returns in September with child-focused  homilies and Donuts & Coffee.

Thank you so much to all the families who volunteered this year for Donuts & Coffee set-up and clean-up. This time after Mass is a wonderful source of community and connection, and the help from our volunteers is greatly appreciated.

Appreciation Weekend May 19-20

All Masses will be in Thanksgiving for you who make our parish all that it is and continues to become!
Thank You All!

Attention Young Actors – Help “Perform” the Passion Play on Palm Sunday!

Passion PlaySeeking Actors/Actresses in Grade 3 and older to help “perform” the Passion Play at the 9:00am Family Mass on Palm Sunday, March 25. Attendance at one rehearsal on Saturday, March 24 from 9:00am- 12:00pm is required/mandatory. Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit. Please contact Maria Wardwell (781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org) for information and registration.

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance at St. Paul’s – Saturday, February 10 from 6:30-9:00pm

Father-Daughter-DanceFathers, Father-figures and special friends are invited to bring their daughters (of any age) to spend quality time with each other and experience an evening of dance and fun!  Tickets are $25 for two, max $30 per family.  This includes a DJ, dancing (with a dance contest), snacks, drinks & free raffle.  Tickets will be sold after the 9:00am Masses on January 28th and February 4th as well as at the door the night of the dance. We are hoping that our friends from St John’s will come and join us for this year’s dance!

For more information or to help with the event contact:  Eric Laplaca at 617-365-5063 or laplacaericw@gmail.com

Please note that the dance is on Saturday this year not Friday as in previous years.

 

“Polar Express” Family Movie Night – Friday, December 15

Join us as we get in the Christmas spirit on Friday, December 15 from 6:00-8:30pm in Powers Hall! Watch the Polar Express on the big screen under the lights of the Christmas tree. Hot Cocoa and snacks will be served. Feel free to wear pajamas and bring sleeping bags or blankets!

To help us plan for the event, please click the button to the left to let us know that you will be coming.

Our Collaborative “Blessing of the Animals” – Sunday, October 1 at 2:30pm at St. Paul

Please join us on Sunday, October 1 at 2:30pm for the SJSP Collaborative
“Blessing of the Animals”.  All loved animals are welcome – real, toy and photo!  (St. Paul Church front lawn)

For their safety, all real animals should be leashed or in a carrier.