The St. John Service Commission would like to thank everyone who has supported our parish-wide effort to join Catholic Charities Boston in Welcoming the Stranger. Our Lenten Gift will allow CCB to restart the resettlement of refugee families in the Boston area, and will also present us with opportunities to develop long-term relationships with these families, by providing volunteer help with English language conversation, life skills and financial literacy assistance, and employment coaching as they acculturate.
If you have not yet had an opportunity to participate in the Lenten Gift but would like to do so, donations are still welcomed through this weekend. The Service Commission will be meeting with Catholic Charities Boston next week to present our Gift and discuss our ongoing involvement.
Online via ParishPay: Click this link and choose 2016 Lenten Gift under Secondary Collections. (Please Note: you do not need to be a regular ParishPay user to donate online – anyone can make a secure, one-time donation with a credit card. No need to set up an account – just click Start Giving!)
At the Office: Donations can be dropped off weekdays during regular business hours. (Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm. Checks should be made payable to “St. John Parish”, noting “Lenten Gift 2016” in the memo. We will total all funds received and present one check to Catholic Charities Boston.)
For more information please visit our 2016 Parish Lenten Gift page.
Thank you again for your generosity.
24 Hours for the Lord is a worldwide initiative called for by Pope Francis to invite all people to receive the mercy of God through Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It is happening all across the world on March 4 – 5, kicked off by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square.
Adoration will be held at St. John Church in the Chapel beginning Friday, March 4 after the 7:00am Mass and concluding at 10:00am on Saturday, March 5. Please come at any time, and stay for any length of time! Bring a friend! All are invited to this experience of God’s love and mercy!
If you are able to commit to a period of time (in increments of one hour) to be present for Adoration, you can sign up online or by contacting the Parish Office (781-235-0045 or email@example.com). This will help to ensure that at least two people are present for Adoration at all times. Thank you!
A thank you to all the families who volunteered their time over the past four months for our Family Mass Coffee and Donuts hour. Special thanks to: the Bohlin Family, the Cassa Family, the Foley Family, the Hamill Family, the Hill Family, the Notari Family, the McDonough Family, the Pearson Family, the Reidy Family, the Songer Family and the Sullivan Family. We would not be able to do it without the help of so many people! Coffee and Donuts will resume on Jan 10th. We welcome anyone interested in hosting a shift in 2016 to please sign-up at stjohnwellesley.org/donuts. Thanks!!
An important, special request – we are in need of altar servers for all Christmas Masses: on Christmas Eve at the 4:00 p.m. Masses (Church & Philbin Hall), the 5:30 p.m. Family Mass and the 10:00 p.m. Mass, and on Christmas Day at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. If you are able to serve please contact Sarah Connolly at the Rectory by phone (781) 235-0045 or e-mail and let us know which Mass you will be able to serve at. Thank you!
A special invitation for you to consider: become a Eucharistic Minister. For many years we have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve our Parish in this way. There is need now to increase the number of Eucharistic Ministers for our Masses. Please pray about this and email Sr. Evelyn or call (781) 235-0045. Many, many thanks! Training Program: Sunday, October 25 at 2:30pm.
Training for new servers and refresher training for returning servers will be held on Friday, October 23 and October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Church. Any child who has made his or her First Communion is eligible to serve. New servers should attend both training sessions. Returning servers who need a refresher may attend one or both. If you have any questions, please email us or call the office at 781-235-0045. Thank you for your service to the St. John’s community.
A special invitation for you to consider: to become a Eucharistic Minister or Lector. For many years we have been blessed to have the opportunity to serve our Parish in this way. There is need now to increase the number of Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors for our Masses. Please pray about this and email Sr. Evelyn or call (781) 235-0045. Many, many thanks!
Saturday, Oct 17 at 2:00 p.m. for new Lectors
Sunday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. for Eucharistic Ministers
Training for new servers and refresher training for returning servers will be held on Friday, October 23 and October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in the Church. Any child who has made his or her First Communion is eligible to serve. More information will be coming soon. If you have any questions, please email us or call the office at 781-235-0045. Thank you for your service to the St. John’s community.
We are in need of altar servers to volunteer to serve at all Masses this summer. Sign up is easy, just go to www.stjohnwellesley.org/altarservers or call the Rectory at (781) 235-0045.
Training for new altar servers will be held in the fall. Any child who has made his or her First Communion is eligible to serve. More information will be coming in September. If your child may be interested in becoming an altar server, please let us know so we can send you information on training as soon as it’s available: email us or call the office at 781-235-0045. Thank you for your service to the St. John’s community.
This is a special request for men and women who would like to assist at our Holy Week Services: Holy Thursday – April 2, Good Friday – April 3, and Holy Saturday – April 4. All Services are at 7:30 p.m. Training will be provided ahead of time. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Tom Powers by Monday, March 16 at 781-235-0045 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!