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!


Oct. 8 Book Discussion Group: “Laudato Si' – On Care for Our Common Home”

St. John’s Book Discussion Group will continue the conversation on “Laudato Si' – On Care for Our Common Home”, Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter. Sponsored by the St. John’s Book Discussion Group Thursday, October 8, 7:30 p.m. Parish Center. Chapters 4-6 will be discussed at this session. Please email John Stewart for a copy of the questions to be discussed and for any additional information (or 617-969-0950).

Some suggested resources for helpful reading:

Embracing Our Limits The Lessons of Laudato Si'  by Rowan Williams published in Commonweal Magazine, September ...

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Collaborative Pastoral Council Nominations Due by October 30

The Collaborative Pastoral Council (CPC) will be comprised of an equal number of parishioners from each parish.  The CPC advises the Pastor in his role in forming and implementing the mission of the parishes in the collaborative.

The selection process begins with nomination. An individual can nominate him/herself or a parishioner may nominate a person they believe will be able to fulfill the expectations of the role. Ballots and ballot boxes have been placed at the entrance of each Church.  Please place cards with your nomination(s) for the Collaborative Pastoral Council in the ballot box at the Church entrance. (Cards may ...

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Food Pantry Collection for St. Katherine Drexel will be NEXT Weekend, October 18

This month’s delivery date for the St. Katharine’s Food Pantry will be moved from Sunday, October 11 to the following Sunday, October 18 due to the long holiday weekend.

Please contact Angela Spinale at (781) 431-0008 with any questions.

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October 12: Answering the Call - An Interfaith Gathering for Climate Action

A special interfaith gathering on Monday, October 12, 6:30 pm at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. Join people of many faiths to share Pope Francis’ encyclical message Laudato Si' and share messages of hope, inspiration and action
for healing our world. Fr. Bryan Hehir will be participating in this event. To assist planning, kindly register at www.tbewellesley.org/climate

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Coming October 17 & 18: St. Francis House Men's Clothing Drive

This year, we are adding a Winter Men's Clothing Drive for St. Francis House, the largest day shelter in New England serving over 800 men and women on a daily basis. St. Francis House is the largest distributor of clothing to the poor and homeless in Greater Boston, distributing more than 750 changes of clothing every month.  To help meet this ongoing need, we hope you will take the time for a quick closet downsizing and bring the items to our parish garage on the weekend of October 17 & 18. We will be collecting men's gently-used everyday clothing ...

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An Invitation for New Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors

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!

Training Programs:
Saturday, Oct 17 at 2:00 p.m. for new Lectors
Sunday, October 25 at 2:30 p.m. for Eucharistic Ministers

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Training for New and Returning Altar Servers: October 23 & 30

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.


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Attention Young Singers! Christmas Youth Choir Rehearsals Begin November 8

Our 15th Annual Christmas Youth Choir sign-up and first rehearsal will take place Sunday, November 8th: 10:50-11:50am.  All students in grade 1-8 are invited to participate. High School (grades 9-12) Assistants are also welcome (counts towards confirmation community service credit)!
There will be 7 rehearsals, and children will participate in the Parish Christmas Concert 12/13 AND/OR Christmas Eve 5:30 Family Mass. All rehearsals are in St. John’s Chapel. For more information, please email Maria Wardwell (or by telephone at 781-237-2148. )

Christmas Youth Choir: 2015
11/8 10:50-11:50- Chapel - Sign up and first rehearsal
11/15 10:50-11:50- Chapel - Sign up closes

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What is Your Next Step? RCIA Program Begins Soon

We are all on our individual spiritual journeys, yet come together to join in community at Mass each week. If you, or someone you know, are seeking greater participation and understanding of our faith and practices, we invite you to the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, or RCIA.

This is a wonderful opportunity for those who may have been baptized but who have not received the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation. We also warmly invite those of other faiths and those who are seeking God and who feel drawn towards the Catholic Church.

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Thank You!

On the weekend of August 30-31, St. John Parish took up a special second collection for the Society of African Missions. Thanks to St. John’s, the missionaries received $5,616 and Fr. Emmanuel collected $3,735 for the purchase of a car for the mission.

Thank you for your generosity and kindness!

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