We invite you to join us in worship, in prayer, and in friendship.
Join us at our daily Mass and at our weekend Liturgy. Worship the Lord with us and be enriched by thoughtful homilies, beautiful music, and a welcoming community of faith.
We look forward to meeting you!
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|Faith Formation (Religious Education Program) 2018-2019:
Our faith formation program will begin on September will begin on September 16, 2018, with an opening Mass at 9:30am for all grades. Classes wil begin
the following the liturgy.
We look forward to seeing everyone back in class in September.more Religions Ed...
|2018 Holiday Boston Pops:
The Venezia Restaurant, Boston Common Christmas Lights & 2018 Holiday Boston Pops at Symphony Hall!
Join us for a dazzling, engaging performance by America's Orchestra and relish the elegance of historic Symphony Hall. Join the Boston Pops and the renowned Keith Lockhart in 2018 for a singularly sensational day of memorable music, so great that it "Pops!" Depart at 11:00am. On arrival in downtown Boston you'll enjoy a delicious, full course luncheon at the Venezia Restauran, overlooking the harbor. Then you'll be driven along Boston Common to view the beautiful Christmas lights display before arriving at Symphony Hall where Keith Lockhart will be conducting the 4:00pm matinee performance. Santa will be making an appearance. Enjoy the show from your first balcony seats. You can anticipate returning to Saint John's after a memorable time with the Pops. Deadline for registration is November 7, 2018. Tour Date is Friday, December 7, 2019 48TY]
|Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors: The current schedule for Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors is posted on-line here|
|Saint Vincent de Paul: In the gospels Jesus calls us to love our neighbor. This year for the first time Saint John Chrysostom parishioners will participate in the Friends of the Poor Walk on October 21st. The funds generated from the Walk will be used solely to help the many poor and less fortunate who are our neighbors who live in our parish. After weekend Masses members of the St. Vincent de Paul conference at Saint John’s will be available in the foyer in the front of the church to answer questions and provide registration and donation agreements. Help us help our neighbors who feel beaten up by life, perhaps robbed of self-respect, and who might feel invisible to those in our community.|
|Parish Health Ministry:
Our next Blood Pressure Screening is scheduled for Saturday, September 8, before and after the 4:00pm Mass and on Sunday, September 9th, 2018, after the 7:30 am Mass in Room 5-6 of the Parish Center.
The next meeting of the Saint John Parish Health Ministry will be held on Wednesday, September 5th, 2018, at 7pm in the Parish Library. New Members are welcome. It is not necessary that you be a nurse or health care professional to be part of the Health Care Ministry.
|Peace Garden in Memory of Father Charlie On June 4, 2017, we dedicated the peace garden in Father Charlie's honor. The garden is located in the back yard if the church. It will always be open to anyone who wants to sit and reflect, have lunch or even take their coffee outside. It is our parish garden for some quiet time.|
|Project Cookie Dough: Our September batches of cookies will be due on Saturday, September 15 by 3:00pm Leave cookies in the parish kitchen downstairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Donna O'Connor at 617-524-4396. Thank You!|
|Saint John's Parish Library
If you are looking for inspirational reading come visit our
parish library. We have several excellent books for you to read. The Library, a gift from our Tuesday Night Prayer Group, is dedicated to the memory of Father Dunn. It is located in the upper room, and contains books on interesting variety of subjects including Church History, Theology, Bible and related books, Lives of the Saints, Maryology, Spirituality, Prayer Parish Ministries, and some Catholic fiction. Stay tuned for some exciting improvements to our library.
Take a look and take out a book.
|Project Rachel is a confidential Catholic outreach ministry offering hope and healing to women and men hurting from past abortions.
Archdiocese of Boston. For further information call 508-651-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at projectrachelboston.com
Project Rachel is named after the Old Testament figure Rachel, who weeps inconsolably for her children "who are no more" until God came to her, offering hope for her future. (Jeremiah 31:15-17)
|Saint John's Prayer Group: The weekly meetings for the prayer group has resumed for the fall. Meetings are on Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Church. Come and bring a friend. more...|
|Saint Vincent de Paul Society: There are many in our community in need. Saint Vincent de Paul is an organization to help. Would you join us so that we can better identify those in need and provide them with assistance? If you can, please call or leave your name in the parish office, or leave a message at 617-469-0459.|
|Pray for our Sick: Each day we pray for those sick or infirmed in the Parish. If you would like us to pray specifically for someone in need, please write the name of the person in the Parish Book of Intercession in the vestibule of the church or call Saint John's Office at 617-323-4410 ext. 10.|
|Volunteering at Saint John's
Saint John?s is blessed with all those who volunteer their
time to enrich our parish community. It reflects the generosity,
the social commitment and the basic Christianity of our parish
At present the Liturgical Committee is calling parishioners to serve in the following ministries, Eucharistic Ministers are called not only to minister the Body and Blood of Christ, but to have and maintain a strong faith, a sense of awe, and an inclusiveness of others as the foundation for their ministry. The ministers accomplish this by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at communion time.
There are additional duties available at Saint John?s that you can participate in that will allow you to assist the parish and help you serve your faith. We need people willing to serve as Lectors or Adult Altar Servers.
If you do not wish to be out in front, you may wish to care for the altar or arrange for the flowers. Whatever your expertise, your assistance would be greatly accepted. No job or amount of time is too little.
If this speaks to you and you would like to be involved or just to find out more, please call or email Mary Campion.
|Saint John's Annual Parish BBQ Our parish BBQ was such a grand event! We were blessed with fine weather and good food. See some photos (or upload your own) on our flickr group. Special thanks to all the volunteers, and donators of food, raffles and all who worked to make the day a terrific success. God bless you and all whom you hold dear.|
|Communion Calls The parish staff will bring Holy Communion to home bound on a monthly basis. Please call the Parish Office 617-323-4410, if you know of someone who is home bound and who would like to be included.|
|Celiac Disease For those with celiac disease, we do have low-gluten hosts. When you come up for communion the priest will have the low gluten hosts in a separate container (pix). Take the host out of the container yourself since the priest has touched the hosts that are not gluten free.|
|Military If you know of someone on active duty or about to be deployed and would like their name displayed in the vestibule of the church, and included in the parish bulletin, please contact the parish bulletin with the name and service. We will remember them in our prayers.|
Our Parish Mission Statement
Saint John Chrysostom Parish is a welcoming, inclusive community of believers in Jesus Christ. We invite all to pray with us. The gifts we bring and the joys we share are influenced by our personal history, religious experiences and orientation, all of who we are. We follow the Gospel message of love through vibrant liturgies which inspire us to act as we come with open hands serving the needs of all peoples.
Welcome to new parishioners!If you are new in the parish, please stop by and say hello to the celebrant following mass and introduce yourself. Also, visit our office in the parish center or call the parish office (617) 323-4410 EXT. 10 to register with us so we have your name and address. Anyone in our parish who will be moving is also asked to advise us of their new address. Thank you.
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