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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

St. John Parish Service Fair - October 4-5

Celebrating Who We Are & How We Care
After all the Masses this weekend, October 4-5, come and see the Gospel alive! Come join us outdoors for refreshments and information on the many ways you can participate! Sponsored by Parish Service Commission.

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P.O.L.O. Playgroup Starts NEXT Wednesday, October 8

Due to ongoing renovations in the lower church, P.O.L.O. Playgroup will begin NEXT Wednesday, October 8. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our P.O.L.O. (Parents of Little Ones) Playgroup is a parent-organized drop-in group that meets Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00am in the Church Social Hall. Come out and meet new families – bring your coffee and snacks and let the kids run and play! Send an email to Chrissy Cassa to be added to the POLO Email Notification List so ...

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Blessing of the Animals - Sunday, October 5 at 2:30pm

Join us this Sunday, October 5 at 2:30pm 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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Christmas Wish 2014

The Christmas Wish Program kicks off Thursday, October 9 at 7pm in the Parish Center Sun Room. The St. John Christmas Wish Committee is forming for the 2014 season and invites new members to join us for this special work of filling Christmas wishes for many children in the surrounding communities of Roxbury, Lowell, Brockton, and Wellesley. We will gather over 400 children's requests and fulfill them through the generosity of our St. John community families through sponsorship, shopping and donations. Help ...

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Explore the Faith With RCIA

Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially took the steps to become Catholic? Have you been away from the Church and have now returned, and want to know more? Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)? Are you married to a Catholic and attend Mass, but just don’t know what the next step is to become a member of the Catholic faithful?

Rite of Christian Initiation ...

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September 28: News from Religious Education

This Week: Sunday, September 28
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.
Parent Meetings (see below)
Next Week: Sunday, October 5
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.
Grade 9 Friends for Good 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Class 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Grade 10 Class 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 8
Grades 1- 6 Class 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Parent Meetings

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Evening for Women - Tuesday, October 7, 6:30pm

Please join us on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30pm  in the Church Social Hall for our Opening Program of the new year!   Evening for Women is an evening of reflection, prayer and sharing. Cardinal Martini once described grace as knowing that “you have been loved for a very long time.” This year’s Program for Women will take us deeply into this truth, that we may help one another embrace its reality and be transformed. Please bring your favorite Fall recipe ...

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Saint John School Open House - Tuesday, October 7

Please join our Open House on Tuesday, October 7th - two sessions are offered:
Morning: 8:00 - 9:30am
Evening: 6:30 - 8:00pm
Take a tour, meet the faculty, and see what a Catholic Education at Saint John School is all about.

Flexible drop- off for Early Childhood program
A Community of shared values
Public speaking program
Early Childhood academic focused program including Handwriting Without Tears program
Full-day Kindergarten featuring Guided Reading and Writer’s Workshop programs
Foreign language Spanish classes
Use of iPad ...

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Book Discussion Group - Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm

The selection for this month's Adult Faith Formation Book Discussion Group is "The Joy of the Gospel" by Pope Francis.  Join us on Thursday, October 9 at 7:30pm in the Parish Center.


St. John’s Adult Faith Formation Commission
Email: AFFC@stjohnwellesley.org

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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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