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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

Welcome Fr. Sepe!

As was announced at Masses this past weekend, Fr. Kevin Sepe has been appointed Pastor of our St. John - St. Paul Collaborative, effective with the official launch of the new Collaborative on June 2, 2015. We warmly welcome Fr. Sepe to Wellesley!

After being ordained in 1986 Father Sepe served at St. Joseph Parish in Quincy, Sacred Heart Parish in Middleboro, and St. Mary Parish in Randolph before being appointed Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Braintree in ...

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Evening for Women Resumes this Tuesday, February 3, at 6:30pm

We gather together at 6:30 p.m. in our Church Social Hall to continue this year’s journey: Pondering Grace through the Lens of Love.  Bring your favorite Winter recipe for a fabulous potluck!
All Welcome! Moderator: Sr. Evelyn Ronan,  SND

St. John’s Adult Faith Formation Commission
Email: AFFC@stjohnwellesley.org

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February 1: News from Religious Education

This Week: Sunday, February 1
Grade 4 Mass 9:00 a.m.
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Next Week: Sunday, February 8
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Grades 9, 10 High School Retreat 1:00 – 6:00pm Church Social Hall (prior registration required)
Grades 7, 8 Class 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friends for Good 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grades 9, 10 Friends for Good 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Class 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11

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February 1: News and Events from the AFFC

STARTING THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1: 
Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton
Sundays, 3:00 - 4:30pm beginning February 1 to March 15 (excluding March 8) in the Parish Center
Moderator: Steve Maddaloni from Pope John Seminary
This wonderful series is intended for anyone seeking to live more contemplatively. Through a prayer and reading from Thomas Merton and other spiritual masters and the resource of the book, available at the first session, participants revisit and refresh their perspectives on life. This opportunity helps us to ...

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ADVANCE NOTICE – ST. JOHN LENTEN PROGRAMS

All are invited to participate in one of our Lenten programs presented in collaboration with Boston College’s The Church in the 21st Century and based on a book by theologians Colleen Griffith and Tom Groome titled Catholic Spiritual Practices – A Treasury of Old and New.
This series, “Engage – Mind, Heart & Lives”, is similar to our ARISE Program of years ago. More information to come!

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Courses and Events from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and The Church in the 21st Century

Online Courses through C21 Online
Sacrament in Catholic Life
February 18-March 24
The introduction to the sacramental life of the Church offers an overview of the principles of sacramentality and examines each of the seven sacrament within the Catholic faith.

The Gospel of Mark
February 18-March 10
The introduction to the Gospel of Mark explores the uniques insights into the question of suffering and the mystery of the Cross. Mark’s Gospel will be featured most prominently throughout this year’s ...

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Attention Young Singers! Easter Youth Choir

Children in grades 1-8 are invited to participate in the St. John’s Easter Youth Choir.   High School Assistants are welcome. There are 5 rehearsals: 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22 and 3/29 at 10:50-11:50 in the Chapel.  Sign up and first rehearsal 3/1.    The children will sing at the 9:00 AM Family Mass on Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015.  Registration closes Sunday 3/8. For more information and to register call Maria Wardwell 781-237-2148 or  Maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org.

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Attention Young Actors - Help Perform the Passion Play on Palm Sunday!

Seeking Actors/Actresses in Grade 3 and older to help "perform" the Passion Play at the 9:00 AM Family Mass on Palm Sunday, March 29.
Attendance at one rehearsal Saturday March 28, from 9:00 AM- 12:00 is required/mandatory.  Confirmation candidates earn 5 hours of community service credit.

Please contact Maria Wardwell (781-237-2148 or maria.wardwell@stjohnwellesley.org) or Chrissy Harding (781-416-7362 or cctharding@aol.com) for information and registration.


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