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!


October 11: Religious Education Update

This Week: Sunday, October 11
No Classes – enjoy Columbus Day Weekend.
Wednesday, October 14
Grades 1- 6 Class 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Next Week: Sunday, October 18
Grades 1 – 6 Class 10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Parent Meetings
Parents of students in grades 1, 2 and 10 are strongly
encouraged to attend informational meetings as follows:
Grade 10 – Sunday, October 18 @ 6:00 p.m.
Grade 1 – Sunday, October 18 @ 7:00 p.m.
Grade 2 – Sunday, October 18 @ 7:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Jane Leonard or Linda Messore.

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October 11: Adult Faith Formation Update

Sunday, October 18 after 11:00am Mass
For six whole days our country was washed in the light of Pope’s Francis’ message of love, inclusion and mercy. And the sun shone on us all. Many of us watched and listened, our hearts burning inside! Most of us were unable to see every minute. However, thanks to the miracle of technology, we can see and hear every speech, every homily, every blessing Pope Francis gave. They are available on YouTube or any of the major media sites (CNN, NYT, etc.) John Allen writes in ...

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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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What is Your Next Step? RCIA Program Begins October 18

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.

We are also ...

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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
11/22 10:50-11:50- ...

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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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