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Welcome to St. John the Evangelist Parish, a vibrant Catholic Community of faith! To those who call this Parish your spiritual home, we welcome you and your participation in all aspects of our Parish life. To those who are visiting our Parish or searching for a new spiritual home, we welcome you and invite you to join us. Wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, know you are always welcome!

IMPORTANT NEWS AND EVENTS

A Message from Fr. Kevin Sepe on the SJSP Collaborative

Disciples in Mission
In the midst of summer, I thought it would be helpful to review with you some of the key characteristics of a Collaborative. Then in September, when vacationers have returned, we will be ready to take some further steps together.

CHARACTERISTICS

Separate parishes coming together, under a common Collaborative Pastoral Plan focused on the New Evangelization.
Each Parish retaining its identity and integrity including: its name, its real estate (church, rectory, etc.), control over its budget and assets as well ...

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Important Information About St. Paul School

Over the past several years St. Paul’s Parish School has faced a steady decline in enrollment. An attempt to secure solid commitments from parents for the upcoming school year was insufficient. Sadly it is not possible for St. Paul's School to open in September. I am sorry to share such difficult news, particularly at this time in the summer, and appreciate the efforts of all who did their best to keep the school open.

I am grateful to the Catholic ...

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Greetings from Fr. Emmanuel!

My name is Emmanuel Chineye Dim and I am from Imo State in Nigeria. I hail from a family of 13; nine children of eight boys and one girl but at present my parents have gone to meet the Lord including my eldest brother, all in 2008. I grew up in a lovely Catholic family just opposite the cathedral of my home diocese of Orlu in Imo State. This family experience helped me to have a good appreciation of the Catholic faith. ...

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Important Religious Education Update: Wednesday Afternoon Classes Full

The Religious Education program's Wednesday afternoon classes have reached capacity, therefore registration for Wednesday classes is now closed. We are happy to continue taking registrations for our Sunday morning classes.  

The Registration Form and directions are available for download on the Religious Education pagePlease note, a $25/child late fee applies to all registrations. 

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Pope Francis to visit the United States this September

Pope Francis will spend six days in the United States in September, with stops in three U.S. cities: Washington, New York, and Philadelphia. Tickets for public events will primarily be released through parishes in these cities, as well as through other local Catholic institutions, with the exception of events in Philadelphia at the World Meeting of Families 2015 (more details on their Papal Visit page.)  Please check the USCCB's Papal Visit 2015 page for the latest ...

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Attention Altar Servers: Summer Servers Needed

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 ...

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