Category Archives: SJSP Collaborative

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.

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Updates from the Dominican Republic!

A group of our high school students, along with the St. John-St. Paul Youth Ministry team, Fr. Jim, and a representative from NPH USA, are at the NPH home in the Dominican Republic for a week-long service and immersion trip for a firsthand experience of how NPH USA transforms the lives of children!

While there, the group is providing us with daily updates and photos – please click the logo below to check out the blog and follow along on their journey!

Thursday, August 15: Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption of Mary_ContemporaryA Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Schedule for the Collaborative

7:00am at St. John Church
9:00am at St. Paul Church
12:00pm at St. John Church
7:00pm at St. Paul Church

Thank You from St. Francis House

Dear St. John and St. Paul Parishioners,

We at St. Francis House would like to thank you and all those who participated in the clothing drive at your Parish for the generous donations of clothing, which will help provide our guests with the vital resources they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives.

Your support means so much, and your contributions of much-needed clothing helps St. Francis House provide a broad range of life-changing services to the poor and homeless in Boston. In fact, loyal supporters like you have helped us keep our doors open for over 34 years, offering a warm welcome to as many as 500 guests each day who come through our doors seeking support. Last year our clothing department had 13,306 scheduled contacts with our guests and gave out over 50,000 articles of clothing.

For our guests, walking through those doors is an important step in their process of rebuilding their lives. Thanks to you, St. Francis House is able to continue helping guests leave homelessness behind.

Thank you for choosing to be a part of the St. Francis House community.

New Summer Evening Scripture Study at St. John Begins Thursday, July 11

Hebrews: The Nearness of King Jesus

All members of the Collaborative are warmly welcomed to join in a study of God’s Sacred Scripture this summer. The Book of Hebrews highlights both the supremacy and the approachability of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Cost: Little Rock Scripture Study books and Commentary Guides will be available for purchase at our first evening for $17.

Sessions: Thursdays, 7pm – July 11 through August 22

Location: St. John the Evangelist Parish, Powers Hall

Sunday, September 15: Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass!


Stay tuned for more details!

Fundraiser for the NPH Immersion and Service Trip to Dominican Republic

We are delighted to have a group of 11 high school students from our Collaborative who, along with their chaperones, will be travelling to the NPH Dominican Republic home in August to experience life in an NPH home and assist with service projects with the community.

This weekend, June 8-9, at all St. John Masses we will be inviting parishioners to take part in a small fundraising effort to help defray the costs to our travelers. We will explain the fundraiser at the Masses, but if you would prefer to make a contribution online, please visit our Youth Ministry NPH page to make a secure, one-time donation.

We will be keeping you up to date with our progress in preparation for the trip, during our time at the home, and when we return.

Thank you so much for your support of our young people and their journey of faith and service.

New Summer Morning Bible Study at St. Paul Begins June 12

All are  invited to join our Summer Morning Bible Study in June and July.

We shall begin where everything began – The Book of Genesis

Wednesday June 12, 19*, and 26; July 3 and 10
10:30am St. Paul Parish Hall

Books will be available at the first meeting. For more information please contact David Horn.

Stay tuned for an Evening Summer Bible Study coming in July and August!

*On the 19th we will be in the Lower Rectory Meeting Room.