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!


Wednesday Religious Education Classes Begin 9/24 - Opening Day Procedures

Wednesday Religious Education classes for Grades 1–6 begin this Wednesday, 9/24 from 3:30–4:45pm.  A final calendar and program information can be found on the Religious Education page of the Parish website.

Opening Day Procedures Grades 1-6:

parents and students should report to Philbin Hall in the lower level of St. John’s school where classroom assignments will be posted on the wall
parents should accompany their child(ren) to classrooms and should introduce themselves to the teacher
students will be dismissed ...

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P.O.L.O. Playgroup Starts NEXT Wednesday, October 1

Due to ongoing renovations in the lower church, P.O.L.O. Playgroup will begin NEXT Wednesday, October 1. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our P.O.L.O. (Parents of Little Ones) Playgroup is a parent-organized drop-in group that meets Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00am in the Church Social Hall. Come out and meet new families – bring your coffee and snacks and let the kids run and play! Send an email to Chrissy Cassa to be added to the POLO Email Notification List so ...

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Explore the Faith With RCIA

Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially took the steps to become Catholic? Have you been away from the Church and have now returned, and want to know more? Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)? Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass, but just don’t know what the next step is to become a member of the Catholic faithful?

Rite of Christian Initiation ...

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C21 Lecture with Kenneth Himes, OFM on Tuesday, September 23 at Boston College

The Poor: What did Jesus Preach? What does the Church Teach?
Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 p.m.
Gasson Hall, Room 100, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presenter: Kenneth Himes, O.F.M.,
Associate Professor of Theology, Boston College Theology Department
Fr. Ken Himes will explore how compassion for the poor reflects an acceptance of our own humanity and that of others, and is ultimately a key element of our journey to know Christ.
Free of charge and open to the public. Please RSVP.  Co-sponsored by

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Special Invitation from the St. John Service Commission

Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds, and glorify your heavenly Father.  --Matthew 5:15

To serve is to walk in the footsteps of Christ. To help one another is to live out His example. To give aid when it is needed is to take up his cross and be the light we are called to be. As disciples of Christ, we are called to take up the mantle of service and live ...

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C21 Lecture with James Martin, SJ on Thursday, September 25 at Boston College

Jesus: A Pilgrimage
Thursday, September 25, 6:30 p.m.
Robsham Theater, Chestnut Hill Campus
Presenter: James Martin, S.J.
Editor-at-large of America magazine, bestselling author, and “official chaplain” of The Colbert Report
Encounter Jesus in a new way. Father Martin will offer fascinating details about the "historical Jesus," the real-life man who walked the earth in first-century Palestine, and will also invite you to meditate on the "Christ of faith," the one risen from the dead. As he does in his new book Jesus: A ...

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Music News: An Invitation

Hello All! My name is Kelly Meraw, and I am a parishioner, cantor and choir member here at St. John’s. On behalf of our music directors Larry Carson, Chris Holownia and myself I’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome and invitation to a new year of making music.

For me, singing in a choir is one of the most enriching things one can do. I started singing in choirs when I was five years old; and I maintain close friendships ...

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Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 5 at 2:30pm

Join us on Sunday, September 29 at 2pm for the "Blessing of the Animals".  All loved animals are welcome - real, toy and photo!  Free balloon animals for kids of all ages!  (Behind the Church)

For their safety, all real animals should be leashed or in a carrier.  Please consider donating gently used blankets and towels for local animal shelters.

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Saint John School Open House - Tuesday, October 7

Please join our Open House on Tuesday, October 7th - two sessions are offered:
Morning: 8:00 - 9:30am
Evening: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Take a tour, meet the faculty, and see what a Catholic Education at Saint John School is all about.

Flexible drop- off for Early Childhood program
A Community of shared values
Public speaking program
Early Childhood academic focused program including Handwriting Without Tears program
Full-day Kindergarten featuring Guided Reading and Writer’s Workshop programs
Foreign language Spanish classes
Use of iPad ...

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Why Catholic?

St. Paul’s will soon be gathering into small faith communities for Why Catholic?. Why Catholic? is a faith formation and evangelization program offered by the Archdiocese for adults to explore the richness of their Catholic faith, deepen their relationship with Christ and share more fully in the mission of the Church. This fall, the program’s theme is "Eucharist - Bread for the Journey" and focuses on the importance of full, active participation in Sunday Mass, the centrality of ...

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