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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 Weekend September 20-21


During "Welcome Weekend" we lift high the banner of WELCOME to one and all as we celebrate the life of this community and the countless ways this life continues to grow and deepen in faith and love and service. Each September is always a new beginning! Come, join us to make this year the best!

Our annual Parish Pancake Breakfast follows our morning Masses on Sunday - join us for pancakes in the Social Hall and games, pony rides, a ...

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Parish Pancake Breakfast - Sunday, September 21

Please join us on Sunday, September 21 for our Parish Pancake Breakfast following our Sunday morning Masses. We will have pancakes in the Social Hall along with games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more outside on the grounds!  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Religious Education Classes Begin - Opening Day Procedures

2014-2015 Class Schedule
Classes for all grades will begin as follows:
Grades 1–6: Sunday, 9/21 from 10–10:45am or Wednesday, 9/24 from 3:30–4:45pm
Grades 7–10: Sunday, 9/21, from 6 – 8 p.m.
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

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Special Collection for Clergy Retirement Trust This Weekend

This week’s second collection supports the retirement, medical and financial needs of priests of the Archdiocese of Boston. These priests have given their lives to faithfully serve Christ, the Church and you. Please be generous to this important collection. Following is a link to a video featuring the story of the Regina Cleri senior priest residence, which is celebrating 50 years of service this year: Celebrating 50 Years of Service to Boston's Priests

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Welcome to Steven Maddaloni!

Steven is currently studying at Pope St. John XXIII Seminary and will be participating in the life of the Parish as he completes his ed. assignment for the Seminary. Steven comes to us from the Long Island Rockville Center Diocese. We look forward to his involvement with our Parish community!

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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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September 14: News from AFFC

Boston College Continuing Education On-Campus Events for Fall 2014
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 ...

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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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Back To School Spruce-Ups for Saint John School

As our 50th Anniversary nears in 2015, we are celebrating several summer improvements to Saint John School. The school has launched an exciting new website!  This new site provides up to date information for prospective families as well as for the existing school community. The site now includes more colorful photography of our community in action, along with news and event listings and content which provide a glimpse into the many highlights of Saint John School. The new password protected Community ...

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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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