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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

Fr. Tom's Weekend ~ May 2-3, 2015

Come gather with our parish community -
all ages, to honor and bless

Fr. Thomas Powers
as he retires after 22 years of ministry
at St. John the Evangelist Parish

MASSES
Each Mass will have a special expression of thanks for Fr. Tom

RECEPTION
Sunday, May 3 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Wellesley Country Club
300 Wellesley Avenue, Wellesley
Light refreshments. Plenty of parking available at Wellesley Country Club
(Smart casual attire - please, no denim)

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Save the Date!
Sunday, May 17

Come celebrate the 140th Anniversary of the first Mass celebrated here at St. John the Evangelist with special Masses and festivities throughout the day.
Anniversary Masses
9:00AM - Family Mass
11:00AM - Mass with Cardinal O’Malley

Anniversary Food Truck Extravaganza
10:00AM - 2:00PM St. John Parking Lot
Be our guest and celebrate this special occasion by sampling fabulous foods from food trucks including Bon Me!, Captain Marden's Cod Squad, Frozen Hoagies and Whole Foods!

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Share Your Photos with the Parish Anniversary Committee!

Did you know that this year, St. John Parish is celebrating our 125th Anniversary as a parish and our 140th Anniversary since the first Mass was celebrated?
We are seeking photographs of the different groups and organizations within St. John Parish that have made it the special place we love. If you have a few photographs that you could share for possible inclusion in a historical video of St. John's Parish, please email them to tricia.bombara@stjohnwellesley.org (if digital), or mail to ...

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Catholic Charities Annual Spring Celebration to Honor Fr. J. Bryan Hehir

This year’s Spring Celebration, which celebrates and supports Catholic Charities, will honor Fr. J. Bryan Hehir with the Justice and Compassion Award for exemplifying the essence of the mission of Catholic Charities. This event will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.

For more than 100 years, Catholic Charities has continued its mission of building a just and compassionate society rooted in the dignity of all people. As one ...

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April 19: AFFC News

ENGAGE:
ENGAGE sessions have begun. Evening sessions: Tuesdays at Mount St. Vincent 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the McConville’s home 7:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m.(please call the McConville’s at (781)237-6458 or jfmcconville@comcast.net for information)

Boston College - Church in the 21st Century Online Courses:

Living Faith in Our Social Context
April 29-June 2
Guided by 101 Questions and Answers on Catholic Social Teaching, by Fr. Ken Himes, O.F.M. , this new course focuses on several key themes of Catholic thought, including human dignity, human rights, ...

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April 19: News from Religious Education

This Week: 
Public School Vacation
(No classes from April 19 through April 26)

A full calendar of all events is available on the Religious Education section of the Parish website.

REGISTRATION 2015-2016 Religious Education registration information for the 2015-2016 school year was recently e-mailed to all families. If you did not receive the email, the form and directions are available for download on the Religious Education page.

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Labyrinth Choir Concert: Saturday, April 25 at 7:30pm

Labyrinth Choir is celebrating their first CD release with a concert called The Heart of Music at St. John the Evangelist on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. The 16 voice professional choir, led by artistic director Dr. Anita Kupriss, will sing all fifteen songs from their first recording. The songs from the CD include Gjeilo’s Ubi caritas, Brahms’ Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee, our signature song Carrickfergus, as well as jazz tunes Come Sunday and I Wish You Love.

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Fundraising Raffle for St. John-St. Paul World Youth Day Trip

World Youth Day, initiated by Pope John Paul II in 1986, attracts more than one million youth from almost every country. World Youth Day (WYD) is an opportunity for the youth of our parishes to learn about their faith and to build bridges of friendship and hope between continents, people, and cultures. The week-long event culminates with mass with the Holy Father.  We have around 30 young people from St. John-St. Paul hoping to travel to Kraków for WYD in 2016. We ...

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