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September 23 at 7pm: “What About Women Deacons?” with Dr. Phyllis Zagano

ST. JOHN—ST. PAUL COLLABORATIVE
CONTEMPORARY CATHOLIC ISSUES SERIES

Please join us on Monday, September 23 at 7pm at St. John the Evangelist Church for an evening with Dr. Phyllis Zagano.

Phyllis Zagano is an internationally acclaimed Catholic scholar and lecturer on contemporary spirituality and women’s issues in the Church. Her award-winning books include Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church (First Place, 2001 Catholic Press Association and 2002 College Theology Society), Women & Catholicism: Gender, Communion, and Authority (Second Place, 2012 Catholic Press Association) and Women Deacons? Essays with Answers (First Place, 2017 Catholic Press Association).

Her writing is widely translated — her best-selling On Prayer: A Letter for My Godchild is in Indonesian, Spanish and Italian as well as English — and she edited the Liturgical Press’ “Spirituality in History” series. She is a member of the Papal Commission for the study of the diaconate of women. Winner of two Fulbright awards, her biographical listings include Marquis Who’s Who. Her professional papers are held by the Women in Leadership Archives, Loyola University, Chicago. She holds a research appointment at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

September 25 at 6:00pm: Catholic Charities POWIR Training Session at St. John

Our Collaborative, in partnership with Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services, will be welcoming a refugee family in the coming year.  If you are interested in volunteering, please come to this training session by the expert team at Catholic Charities on Wednesday, September 25 at 6:00pm in St. John’s Powers Hall.

Email kelly.meraw@sjspwellesley.org for more information or if you would like to help.

Where Are You on Your Faith Journey?

RCIA is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. It the process by which adults enter full communion with our Church, through the sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist (Communion). RCIA can help you along your faith journey if:

  • You want to join the Church, and have never been baptized.
  • You have been baptized in another Christian faith tradition, but want to join the Catholic Church.
  • You have been baptized in the Catholic Church, but never had your First Communion or Confirmation.

If you think RCIA might be for you, contact either parish office by phone, or email rcia@sjspwellesley.org.  We’d love to hear from you!

Saint John School: A Small School with Big Opportunities!

At Saint John School, children receive a top quality education rooted in the beauty and values of our Catholic faith. SJS is a small school with big opportunities, offering the best educational value in Metrowest Boston.

Our students, age 2.9 years through Grade 6, learn by doing through our hands-on, experiential curriculum; they learn by serving through our engaging service and social-emotional learning programs; and they learn together through collaborative projects and special events. SJS is blessed with talented and dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to the education of the whole child, and an amazing parent community that partners closely with us in their children’s education.

Please come for a visit and see for yourself – we are eager to show you more about what makes us special.

If you know of other families whose children could benefit from our small school with big opportunities, please spread the word!

To learn more about Saint John School, please visit www.saintjohnschool.net or call 781-235-0300.