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!


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7:00 AM Daily Mass in Upper Church This Week

Tuesday, July 29 through Friday, August 1, the 7:00 AM Daily Mass will be celebrated in the Upper Church due to renovations taking place in the lower level.  For your safety, please use the Glen Road entrance when entering and exiting the church during this time.

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Collaborative Question: What Exactly is a Pastoral Team?

The St. John and St. Paul Collaborative will be formally launched in the summer of 2015.  Following is a recently asked question and answer about the new Collaborative:

QUESTION: What exactly is a pastoral team and what does this mean for our Collaborative? Will our Collaborative get more than one priest? Will we get more than one Pastor?

The "Team within a Team" concept is an organizational structure that is going to be implemented in every Collaborative in the ...

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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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July 2014: News from Religious Education

Registration: Religious Education registration packets for the 2014/2015 school year were mailed to all families. If you have not received a packet in the mail, it is available for download on the Religious Education page. Please remember to include the $25 per child late fee when registering.

Confirmation: The Parish’s Confirmation preparation is a two year program beginning in grade 9. Except for those enrolled in Catholic schools, all students must complete the two year program prior to ...

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Give Us This Day - Free Daily Prayer Periodical

St. John’s has received free copies of the August, 2014 issue of Give Us This Day. This daily prayer periodical for Catholics is issued monthly by Liturgical Press. Give Us This Day gives the reader:

- a practical approach to daily prayer;
- prayers and readings for daily Mass;
- daily prayer, Morning and Evening; and
- a reflection on the Scriptures for each day.

Please feel free to take a copy of Give Us This Day ...

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Bishop Nestor with displaced families at the archdiocesan compound.

Parish Service Commission Announcement: Our Lenten Gift to Bishop Nestor

(Bishop Nestor with displaced families at the archdiocesan compound.)For many years, St. John’s Parish has made the decision to reach out to one particular suffering amid so many in the world. As you know, our 2014 Lenten Gift was for the Central African Republic (CAR) to Bishop Nestor, a priest of the Society of Missionaries of Africa. Long after Lent ended, our parishioners kept responding. Now we have sent our completed gift to Bishop Nestor.  It is our great joy to tell ...

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FAITH MATTERS: The Meaning of Grace

For the last few decades the word “Grace” has been a very “in” word! It has been used to help sell many self-help and religious books. But what does the word actually mean? And why is it important?

“Grace” is the English translation of the Greek word charis which means “that which brings delight, joy, happiness, or good fortune” (HaperCollins Bible Dictionary). In secular Greek, charis was related to the verb chairo, “to rejoice”. As far back as Homer, it denoted ...

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Glen Road Parking Alert

The Wellesley Police Department has recently been enforcing the parking ban on Glen Road and have been issuing parking tickets. Please adhere to the ‘No Parking’ signs that are posted along Glen Road. If you have any questions, please contact the Wellesley Police Department.

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