(Confession will also be offered on Saturday at the regular time of 3:30pm.)
Category Archives: Christmas
This Sunday, December 24 is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. There will be a special schedule of Masses for the Fourth Sunday of Advent on December 23 and 24.
Saturday, December 23:
4:00pm at St. Paul
5:00pm at St. John
Sunday, December 24:
7:30am at St. John and St. Paul
9:00am at St. John and St. Paul
Please note: there will be NO 11:00am Mass at either parish on Sunday, December 24. Please see the special schedule of Christmas Masses for Sunday evening, December 24, and Monday morning, December 25.
Please join us this Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School’s annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: freshly cut trees from Wilson Farm, our legendary custom decorated wreaths, boxwoods, poinsettias, and roping, delicious homemade baked goods in Santa’s Bake Shop, and much more!
Boston Priests are there for us. They share the Good News of Jesus Christ, by doing Good Works as His devoted disciples. By their words and example they are catalysts for Christ in a community of Good Faith, where together we live in love and service to God and one another. Our only collection at all Christmas Masses will be to support The Clergy Health and Retirement Trust (The Trust), which was established by the Archbishop of Boston to provide a continuum of care for the health and well-being of all diocesan priests in good standing. This Trust is separate from all other diocesan finances to ensure that the funds are used solely for this purpose. Please take a moment to view the video below about one of our Boston priests, Msgr. John McDonough. On behalf of all of our priests, thank you in advance for your generosity.
“Because they serve the country, they should not be denied their faith.”
– Msgr. John McDonough. There for us.
4:00 pm Masses
Church* and School Hall
*Simulcast in Powers Hall (Lower Church)
5:30 pm Mass
Family Mass with Youth Choir
10:00 pm Mass
9:30 Prelude and Carol Sing
10:30 am Mass
10:00 Prelude and Carol Sing
4:00 pm Masses
in the Church and Parish Hall
6:00 pm Mass
with Children’s Pageant and Choir
8:00 pm Mass
7:30 pm Carols with Adult Choir
12:00 Midnight Mass
11:30 Carols with Youth Music Group
10:30 pm Carols with Adult Choir
Please join us for Trees & Trimmings, Saint John School’s annual holiday market filled with everything you need for a magical Christmas: freshly cut trees; our legendary custom decorated wreaths; boxwoods, poinsettias, and roping; delicious homemade baked goods in Santa’s Bake Shop, and much more!
- For the music directors, cantors, choirs and instrumentalists who made beautiful music permeate our Church at the Christmas Concert and during the Christmas Liturgies.
- For all who helped transform our Church into such a place of beauty for the Christmas season.
- To everyone who helped make Christmas Wish a great success and brought joy to so many families.
- For those who were involved in making the Christmas Pageant a delight which brought joy to our hearts.
- For everyone who made Trees and Trimmings a success by raising money for the school and bringing a community together.
- To all of you who sent a card or delivered flowers to those who were ill or alone, bringing a little cheer into their lives.
- And for all of you whose presence at Christmas Masses made the celebrations complete.
We thank you all for your time, treasure and talents!
Every Christmas, Catholics across the Archdiocese of Boston join together to honor and thank our priests. Your gift to the Clergy Health and Retirement Trust helps to ensure an appropriate level of care and quality of life for our 614 active and senior priests. Please remember priests such as Fr. Tom Powers, Fr. John Connelly and Msgr. Joseph Lind who have made a meaningful difference in your life, and consider honoring him/them with a generous gift to the Christmas collection. Our priests are there for us in times of need. Now it is our turn to care for them when they need us. All are welcome to make a gift online at www.clergyfunds.org or use the in-pew envelopes that will be provided, or simply text the word PRIEST to 56512 (message & data rates may apply). Thank you in advance for your prayers and generous support of our priests.