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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

Please Join Us Monday, March 2 for a Special Lenten Lecture with Fr. John Connelly


Faith Working Through Love
Galatians 5.6
Revisiting “The Joy of the Gospel”
Monday, March 2 at 7:30pm

Upper Church

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Lenten Series on Pope Francis Begins This Sunday, March 1

A JOURNEY INTO THE MIND AND HEART OF POPE FRANCIS
Pope Francis has captured the world with his joyful faith and commitment to the most disenfranchised in society. In this four-week series, journey into the Pope’s highly-acclaimed letter to the whole Church, The Joy of the Gospel, and discover for yourself the mind and heart of Pope Francis and his appeal and challenge to all Christian believers. (Copies of the book will be available at the first session.)
Begins this Sunday, ...

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Easter Youth Choir Rehearsals Begin Sunday, March 1!

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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Evening for Women - Tuesday, March 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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Our Lenten Program - C21 Engage: Mind ~ Heart ~ Life

ENGAGE: a faith formation program for adults is offered by the Church in the 21st Century Center (C21) at Boston College. Drawing upon the best resources available in the Boston College community, this initiative provides dynamic programming and strategies to nurture an adult’s faith.  We are delighted to be able to offer this wonderful program to our Parish.

Similar to our successful ARISE Program, ENGAGE is designed to build Catholic community by sharing Religious and Spiritual experiences and ...

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Introducing Our 2015 Parish Lenten Gift:
St. Francis House - A House of Grace

A few weeks ago several members of our Service Commission, including 3 high schoolers visited St. Francis House for an extensive meeting and tour with Executive Director and Director of Development. They were “blown away by the size and scope of this amazing day shelter.” Here are just some of their thoughts:

Reflecting back on my visit to St. Francis House, I believe that, for me, the experience of seeing, first hand, the prominent issues of poverty and homelessness in our ...

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March 1: News from Religious Education

This Week: Sunday, March 1
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
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, March 4
Grades 1 – 6 Class 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Next Week: Sunday, March 8
Grade 1 Mass 9:00 a.m.
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

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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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