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Christmas Wish 2019

We are happy to extend an invitation to everyone in the parish collaborative to participate in this year’s St. John Christmas Wish Program. During this holiday season, we hope to grant wishes for more than 400 children! Each child receives a new outfit and a special Christmas Wish gift they have requested. These gifts will go to the youngsters in our own parishes, as well as in our sister parishes of St. Katherine Drexel in Roxbury, St. Patrick in Lowell, St. Patrick in Brockton and the Julie Family Learning Program in Boston.

You can help make Christmas Wishes come true this holiday season by: sponsoring a family or an individual child (you will be given specific instructions for purchasing clothing and gifts); donating to the program; or volunteering to shop for children who have not been matched with sponsors, using donated funds.  Please visit our Christmas Wish page to sign up to help or to make a financial donation.

Questions? Please contact Deirdre O’Kelly-Lynch (dokellylynch@mac.com) or Sarah Connolly at the Parish Office. We give our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, donors and volunteers. Your gift will make a difference in the life of a child this Christmas.

If your family needs assistance this holiday season, you are invited to complete a confidential applicant form.

Christmas Wish Committee – New Members Welcome!

Please consider joining our Christmas Wish Committee. Help bring joy to the lives of over 400 children in our own parish and the communities of Roxbury, Lowell, Boston and Brockton. Many hands are needed in this effort. Whether you have an hour to stuff envelopes, enter data or check gifts we would love to hear from you. Please contact Deirdre O’Kelly-Lynch at dokellylynch@mac.com if you are interested in being a part of this wonderful team!

Christmas Wish Kicks Off This Week… Help Make Wishes Come True!

Christmas Wish and TreeSome children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, which has been making wishes come true since 1993. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton. Christmas Wish invitations with Helper and Applicant forms have been mailed to all parishioners.  If you find your family needs assistance this Christmas season, you are invited to complete a confidential Applicant form.

HELP MAKE WISHES COME TRUE!

 

Help Make Wishes Come True!

Christmas Wish and TreeSome children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, which has been making wishes come true since 1993. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton.

You can help make wishes come true by:

  • Sponsoring a child or family – fulfilling specific clothing and gift requests
  • Helping us shop – for children who have not been matched with sponsors
  • Making a financial donation – to be used to purchase clothing or gifts for children who have not been matched with sponsors

Save time by signing up as a Sponsor or Shopper online:  Christmas Wish Sign-Up  

Financial donations can also be made online:  Donate Now! 
(Anyone can make a one-time donation to Christmas Wish – no need to set up an account!)  

Forms and Checks (payable to St. John Parish, please indicate Christmas Wish in the memo) may be mailed to: St. John Parish, 39 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481 or dropped at the SJSP Collaborative Administrative Offices in the Parish Center. (39 Washington St. Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm)

Questions?  Please contact Liz Corcoran or Sarah Connolly, or call the Parish Office at 781-235-0045.

Sponsors and Donors Still Needed – Please Help Make Wishes Come True!

Christmas Wish and TreeSome children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, which has been making wishes come true since 1993. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton. Christmas Wish invitations with Helper and Applicant forms have been mailed to all parishioners.  If you find your family needs assistance this Christmas season, you are invited to complete a confidential Applicant form.

You can help make wishes come true by:

  • Sponsoring a child or family – fulfilling specific clothing and gift requests
  • Helping us shop – for children who have not been matched with sponsors
  • Making a financial donation – to be used to purchase clothing or gifts for children who have not been matched with sponsors

Sign up as a Sponsor or Shopper online:  Christmas Wish Sign-Up  

Financial donations can also be made online:  ParishPay 
(You do not have to be a regular user of ParishPay, St. John’s online giving program – anyone can make a one-time donation to Christmas Wish using a credit card. Just click the ParishPay link above, then the “Start Giving” button, and select “Christmas Wish”.)

Forms and Checks (payable to St. John Parish, please indicate Christmas Wish in the memo) may be mailed to: St. John Parish, 9 Glen Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481 or dropped at the SJSP Collaborative Administrative Offices in the Parish Center. (39 Washington St. Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm)

Questions?  Please contact Liz Corcoran or Sarah Connolly, or call the Parish Office at 781-235-0045.

Christmas Wish Kicks Off This Week… Help Make Wishes Come True!

Christmas Wish and TreeSome children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, which has been making wishes come true since 1993. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton. Christmas Wish invitations with Helper and Applicant forms have been mailed to all parishioners.  If you find your family needs assistance this Christmas season, you are invited to complete a confidential Applicant form.

You can help make wishes come true by:

  • Sponsoring a child or family – fulfilling specific clothing and gift requests
  • Helping us shop – for children who have not been matched with sponsors
  • Making a financial donation – to be used to purchase clothing or gifts for children who have not been matched with sponsors

Please return Helper forms as soon as possible, or by Sunday, November 13. Or save time by signing up as a Sponsor or Shopper online:  Christmas Wish Sign-Up  

Financial donations can also be made online:  ParishPay 
(You do not have to be a regular user of ParishPay, St. John’s online giving program – anyone can make a one-time donation to Christmas Wish using a credit card. Just click the ParishPay link above, then the “Start Giving” button, and select “Christmas Wish”.)

Forms and Checks (payable to St. John Parish, please indicate Christmas Wish in the memo) may be mailed to: St. John Parish, 9 Glen Rd., Wellesley, MA 02481 or dropped at the SJSP Collaborative Administrative Offices in the Parish Center. (39 Washington St. Business hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm)

Questions?  Please contact Liz Corcoran or Sarah Connolly, or call the Parish Office at 781-235-0045.

Christmas Wish Thank You

Star of Bethlehem_Thank YouFrom Julie’s Family Learning Program, South Boston:  ‘On behalf of Julie’s Family Learning Program, we would like to thank the Christmas Wish Program at St. John the Evangelist Parish, for their very generous donation. Your compassion enables us to sustain and develop our program to better serve families and help them achieve the academic and life success goals they work so diligently for. We appreciate your support.’ – Robert D. Monahan, Executive Director

From St. Patrick’s Parish, Lowell: ‘Thank you very much for your generosity. The recipients are deeply appreciative. Wishing you all a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. God Bless’ – Fr. Michael O’Hara

Help Make Wishes Come True!

Christmas Wish and TreeSome children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, which has been making wishes come true since 1993. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton. You can help make wishes come true by:

  • Sponsoring a child or family – fulfilling specific clothing and gift requests
  • Helping us shop – for children who have not been matched with sponsors
  • Making a financial donation – to be used to purchase clothing or gifts

Sign up online: Christmas Wish

Financial donations can also be made online:  ParishPay 
(You do not have to be a regular user of ParishPay, St. John’s online giving program – anyone can make a one-time donation to Christmas Wish using a credit card. Just click the ParishPay link above, then the “Start Giving” button, and select “Christmas Wish”.)

Questions?  Please contact Liz Corcoran or Sarah Connolly, or call the Parish Office at 781-235-0045.

Christmas Wish 2015

Christmas Wish and TreeThe St. John Christmas Wish Committee is planning the 2015 program and invites new members to join us for this special work of filling Christmas wishes for many children in the surrounding communities of Boston, Roxbury, Lowell, Brockton, and Wellesley. We will gather over 400 children’s requests and fulfill them through the generosity of our St. John community families through sponsorship, shopping and donations. Help us as a parish coordinator assistant, data entry assistant, or phone helper making follow-up calls to St. John volunteers. Want to learn more? To join our committee, please contact Liz Corcoran or Sarah Connolly at the Rectory.

Help Make Christmas Wishes Come True…

Christmas Wish and TreeSome children wish upon a star. This year, about 400 children will wish upon the caring generosity of our parish community through the St. John Christmas Wish program, started by Fr. Tom in 1993 when he first came to the Parish. Needed clothing and a special Christmas wish gift will go to youngsters in our own parish and in parishes in Roxbury, Lowell and Brockton.  You can help make wishes come true by:

Sponsoring a child or family fulfilling specifically desired clothing and gift requests
Helping us shop for children who have not been matched with sponsors
Making a financial donation to be used to purchase clothing or gifts

Christmas Wish invitations with Helper and Applicant forms were mailed to all parishioners. Paper forms and checks can be returned to the Rectory Office. (Forms should be returned as soon as possible, but it is never too late to help!)  If you prefer, you can click the link below to visit our online sign-up page:

Christmas Wish Sign-Up

Donations can also be made online via ParishPay, St. John’s online giving program (you do not need to be a regular ParishPay user – anyone can use ParishPay to make a one-time donation to Christmas Wish):

ParishPay

Questions? Please contact Liz Corcoran (efcorcoran@aol.com) or Sarah Connolly at the Rectory (stjohnwellesley@stjohnwellesley.org or 781-235-0045)