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!
Father Charlie recently went home to God. Father Charles B. Flaherty had been put on hospice and died earyl in the morning of January 20. The wake and funeral were held be in Bristol Rhode Island, the location of St. Columban 's House.
Thank you to all who attended, participated in, and supported the celebration of his life on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
We at Saint John Chrysostom's are keeping all of you as well as the Columban Fathers in our prayers. He meant so much to all of us and we share your sorrow.
Read the obituary published in the Boston Globe.
Plans are currently underway for a Memorial Garden in the name of Father Charlie.
|Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors The schedule for Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors is posted on-line here|
|Religious Education Program (CCD) 2016-2017:
|Project Cookie Dough: Our March batches of cookies will be due on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by 3:00 p.m. Leave cookies in the parish kitchen downstairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Donna O'Connor at 617-524-4396. Many thanks - and happy anniversary, Project Cookie Dough!|
|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 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.|
|Parish Health Ministry:
Our next Blood Pressure Screening is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017, before and after the 4pm Mass and Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 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, March 1, 2017, at 7pm in the Parish Library. New Members are welcome.
|Saint John's Prayer Group: Has concluded their meetings for the winter. The group resumes prayer gatherings in the spring. more...|
|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.
Anyone interested in assisting please contact Father John at 617-323-4410 ext. 14.
|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 secretary 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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