Category Archives: SJSP Collaborative Programs and Events

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner CANCELLED

We are disappointed to announce that out of an abundance of caution we will not be holding the annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at St. Paul on March 14.  We thank everyone for their efforts to date and look forward to next year. If you have already purchased tickets, please send an email to so that we can provide you a refund.

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dance at St. Paul – Friday, February 7

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!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7th 6:30-9pm


Tickets are $25 for two, max $30 per family.

*Tickets will be sold at the door or you can get them in advance after the 9am Mass at St. Pauls on Sunday, January 26th & February 2nd

For more information or to help with the event contact:  Eric Laplaca at 617-365-5063 or



One Day Spiritual Retreat for Grieving Parents – Saturday, February 8

The St. John-St. Paul Collaborative and The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents invite you to a one day spiritual retreat for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago.

Saturday, February 8 from 9:30am to 7:00pm
St. John the Evangelist Parish

9 Glen Road Wellesley, MA 02481

$25/person or $40/couple
(Registration fee includes three meals and all retreat materials)
Ample free parking
Scholarships are available


For more information, call Diane, Paul’s Mother at 617.542.8057 or email:

Evening for Women Presents: “Women Called to Be”

Join us Tuesday, November 5 as Kelly Meraw presents a reflection on the fascinating and inspiring life and works of a woman truly “called to be!”  We will convene in Powers Hall at 6:00pm and start the program at 6:30pm in the chapel. Click here for more info…


Seasons of Hope – Fall Group Begins October 31

Seasons of Hopea faith sharing group for those who mourn.

For you who are searching for Our Lord in the midst of your grief, Seasons of Hope is a nurturing link to the Church, the Almighty, and people of faith who truly understand what it means to be brokenhearted.

Meeting Dates: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5 and 12 from 9:45-11:15am in St. Paul Parish Hall.

To ensure a booklet and seat are waiting for you, please sign up in advance by calling Laurie Jacob at 339.222.0335 or email

POWIR Update – How You Can Help!

As many parishioners have heard, our SJSP POWIR Group, in partnership with Catholic Charities, have begun supporting two refugee families who have been resettled in Dorchester. Chantal and her two boys, Jeremie and Emmanuel, are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Maria and Marcos from Honduras. Generous parishioners are already reaching out to make material and financial contributions for the family.  Please prayerfully consider making your own donation to the efforts! Please visit our POWIR page to see how you can help.

NPH Host Families Needed!

We are hoping to have six families identified by October 11 to host youths (ages 16-22) or a chaperone from the NPH musical group that will be visiting our Collaborative in November – click here for more information.

POWIR Update – “Who is a Refugee?”

As many parishioners are now aware, we are in the formative stages of a partnership with Catholic Charities to welcome a Refugee family this year. A group of over forty parishioners have committed to helping the effort in the areas of housing, pre-arrival and post-arrival needs. As we prepare for this family to arrive, our passionate volunteers have created this communication space to answer any questions that may surface throughout the process. Stay tuned here for all the exciting developments! We trust in God’s timing and purpose as we wait in anticipation of a family who could arrive from any country!

What is a refugee? A refugee is an individual or family who have been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. There are currently 65.6 million persons who have been forcibly displaced worldwide.

Is the family we are welcoming here legally? Absolutely. Refugees resettled by Catholic Charities have undergone a 15-step legal process which includes interviews with the United Nations and U.S. officials, vetting, security, medical, and fingerprint screenings, and cultural orientations.

The ceiling for refugee arrivals has been set for the fiscal year 2020 at a historic low of 18,000 individuals. We ask for your prayers that we may be able to help one of these individuals as we seek ways to “welcome the stranger”.


Scenes from Our Collaborative Outdoor Mass

This gallery contains 11 photos.

Please Join Us for a Youth Ministry NPH Trip Presentation on Sunday, September 29 after the 5pm Mass

Our high school students who traveled to the NPH home in the Dominican Republic this summer with Fr. Jim and our Youth Ministry Team would like to invite you to a presentation about their experience.  Please join us on Sunday, September 29 at 6:00pm (immediately following the Sunday 5pm Mass) at St. John Powers Hall.