|Rosie's Place Harvest Brunch
The West Roxbury Friends of Rosie's Place invite you to a fundraising Harvest Brunch and Raffle on Sunday, November 3, 2013, from 10am to 12pm at the West Roxbury Pub and Restaurant, 1885 Centre Street, to benefit Rosie's Place, Sunset Point Vacation House Summer Camp for needy children, and the Roslindale Food Pantry.
Guests include Mayor Thomas M. Menino and First Lady Angela Menino.
Gift certificates, gift baskets, and other items will be raffled. Admission is $15 and includes a buffet breakfast. You may pay at the door or mail a check in advance to WRFRP, P.O. Box 320076, West Roxbury, MA 02132. For additional information please call: 617-469-4199.
|The Mark Delamere - Strong - Benefit
On September 6, 2013, Mark Delamere was involved in a car accident returning home from his high school, Boston Latin Academy. Unfortunately, he has sustained a severe injury to his spinal cord. Mark has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but he is a determined young man and is fighting every day to get better. The Mark Delamere STRONG benefit will help defray the extraordinary costs for Mark's current and future care and needs. Please join us in supporting this brave young man on his road to recovery! The Delamere and Mulry families thank the community for their continued support.
Mark Delamere STRONG Benefit, Demetris, Rt. 1, Foxboro, Sat., November 16th, 7pm-12am, Silent Auction/Raffles,
DJ, dancing. Tickets in advance, $50 at door.
Purchase tickets at Kellehers 1410 Centre St. or online at delamere.ticketbud.com/mark-delamere-strong-benefit
|Catholic Schools Open House and Registration
Saint Joseph Preparatory High School 617 Cambridge Street, Brighton
Are you a student or parent interested in a Catholic High School for the
21st century student? Then you will be glad to know that Saint Joseph
Preparatory High School, Saint Joseph Prep will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 27th,
2013 from 1 - 4pm. Saint Joseph Prep is acollege preparatory high school, under the sponsorship of
the Sisters of Saint Joseph, offering a curriculum characterized byinterdisciplinary teaching and
collaborative learning, global awareness, and enhanced use of technology, including iPad 3's for each student. Vibrant
theology and campus ministry programs will ensure the moral and spiritual formation of
students. Saint Joseph Prep is enrolling now and we welcome your
Key Admission Dates
Open House October 27, 2013
Entrance Testing November 16, 2013
Entrance Testing December 14, 2013
Application Deadline December 16, 2013
For additional information, visit the web site at
www.saintjosephprep.org or contact the Admissions Office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-787-7999.
Xaverian Brothers High School, 800 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood,
hosting an Open House on Sunday, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Come meet students, teachers, coaches, administrators and register for the entrance exam. The day will also feature student-led tours, a student presentation, and information about our new 7th/8th grade program as well as the high school program.
Entrance Exam For Grade 7
Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
Saturday, November 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Saturday, January 11, 8:30 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Entrance Exam For Grade 9
High School Placement Test (HSPT)
Saturday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 14, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Parents and guardians are invited to attend an admissions informational session while the entrance exam is underway. Coffee and light fare will be served.
For information call the Admissions Office at (781) 326-6392, or by visit the website at XBHS.com.
Mount Alvernia High School Open House: Teaching girls to have faith in themselves. Come see what it's like to be a part of the Mount Alvernia family. Visit Mount Alvernia High School at their Open House on Sunday, November 3rd from 1:30pm-4:00pm. Mount Alvernia is an all girls, college preparatory high school for grades 7-12 and is located at 790 Centre Street, Newton, MA. For more information, visit our website at www.mountalverniahs.org
We would be happy to list your admission. email us.
|Our Music ministry would like to introduce music from our hymnal that is not often sung or sung infrequently. As you look through the book, you may see a hymn or song from your childhood summer camp, or other church experiences, that you'd like to hear or sing again. The music ministry would be happy to introduce new hymns or more frequently sing music that will uplift souls and minister to the whole flock. Just drop off any hymns or a list of hymns that you'd enjoy, in an envelope with Alan Long's name at the office. Thank you for your support of the music ministry. Let us move forward in the peace and joy of God's Great Love.
Let us pray for and celebrate the life of Father William S. Dunn, physician of souls, as his pilgrimage brings him to eternal life. May he rest in peace. Father Dunn passed away on Monday, 20 May 2013 after a brief illness. Burial was at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Obituary in the Boston Pilot
Kindly keep Fr. Dunn in your prayers. Thank you.
|Greg Piatt, our Blessed John seminarian, was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Detroit on Saturday, April 13th, 2013,
in Detroit. Please keep Greg in your prayers as he makes this important step toward priesthood.
|Pastoral Collaboration Plan Read latest about the Archdiocese of Boston announcing the first parishes to be grouped under the first phase of the new pastoral plan in the Pilot
|Pastoral Planning Read this article from the Boston Pilot discussing Caridnal Sean's approval of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Planning Commission proposal.
The proposal calls for the archdiocese to organize its 288 parishes into approximately 135 groups called "parish collaboratives." Led by one pastor, a group of priests, deacons and lay ecclesial ministers, called a "pastoral team." Be informed.
|Saint John's Parish Library
The Tuesday night prayer group has dedicated their parish library to Fr. Dunn. Many books have been donated to deepen the spiritual life of our parishioners. Several ladies have been overseeing this project, both financially and faithfully checking the spiritual content of the books. They are grateful for the many religious texts they have received, which have been already used by many of our parishioners
If you are in need of inspirational reading come visit our
parish library. We have several excellent books for you to read. The Library, a gift from our Prayer Group 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.
Take a look and take out a book.
|Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers are needed. As disciples in Christ perhaps you may also want to share your gifts with us.
"Being able to serve as a Lector has given me a deeper understanding of Scripture and the ways it can touch our hearts by having it read to us. Saint John's Parish has always been a gift in my life. Spending time here and helping out has made that gift even more special."
"It is very nice being a Eucharistic Minister. I always get the feeling of belonging to my church community and get such satisfaction from helping out. By serving in this ministry, I also feel that I am being a role model for my children. The benefits of serving truly outweigh the limited commitment and are truly worth the time."
If anyone would like to change Ministries kindly let me know. Please contact me Sister Maureen at 617-323-4410, Ext. 16.
|Saint John's Altar Servers
The Mass is the greatest act of prayer and worship that we can
make to God. The Mass is a celebration of God’s love for us as
an Altar Server it is a privilege to assist the priest with the
Liturgy. We invite our adult parishioners and our young boys
and girls to be part of this special ministry. Will you respond to God's call? If you are willing, please
call Sr. Maureen at 617-323-4410 ext. 16.
We thank our Altar Servers who have been serving throughout the year.
Parents, kindly have your child at Saint John's ten minutes before Mass if he or she is serving. Thank you.
|Clergy Benefit Trust directly supports the health, welfare, and retirement needs of our six hundered forty-five diocesan priests. These men have been there when we needed them. Now, it is our turn to fulfill the promises we make as Catholics to care for them when they need us.
Clergy Benefit Trust supports the hundreds of priests across our Archdiocese who faithfully serve the Catholic faithful each day of their lives. All are welcome to make a donation online at CareforSeniorPriests.org On behalf of all our priests who will benefit from your generosity this Easter, thank you for your support.
The following are senior Priests who have served faithfully at Saint John Chrysostom Parish. Please remember these faithful priests in your prayers and when contributing to the Easter Collection this year: Reverend Joseph K. Fagan, Reverend Leo X. Lynch, Reverend Paul A. Phinn, Reverend Paul W. Berube, Reverend William T. Pearsall, Reverend Garrett J. Barry, Reverend Paul V. MacDonald and Reverend Charles B. Flaherty.
|RIP Richard D'Italia Our dear friend and Music Minister Richard D'Italia died Sunday, February 3rd, 2013. Richard was our Music Minister for almost 30 years. God Bless his family and may he rest in peace.
|Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors: We would like to Thank our Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, Collectors and Greeters for all of their help in assisting us at Masses and especially Funerals. We appreciate and value their time and talent here at Saint John's. If anyone feels so inclined to be involved kindly call Sr. Maureen at (617)-323-4410 ext. 16.
Please notify the Parish Office, if you are planning a vacation within the next two months so we may make our scheduling arrangements. If interested in Lecturing, Ushering or Greeting, kindly call Sr. Maureen at 617-323-4410. Thank you.
|Communion Calls The parish staff will bring Holy Communion to shut-ins on a monthly basis. Please call the Parish Office 617-323-4410, if you know of a shut-in who would like to be included.
The catechism of the Church explains: 1632 “So that the ‘I do’ of the spouses may be a free and responsible act and so that the marriage covenant may have solid and lasting human and Christian foundations, preparation for marriage is of prime importance.” The pre-marriage workshop at Saint John’s Parish will be held on Friday, January 24th, 2014, at 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM and Sunday, January 26th, 2014, at 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM. It is imperative that anyone who is preparing to receive the sacrament of Matrimony attend a workshop beforehand. For more information or to register, contact Sister Maureen ext. 16 or parish secretary 617-323-4410 ext. 10. You might also want to check the Archdiocesan website at v.
|R.I.C.A.The RCIA (Rite of Christian initiation of Adults) is a process which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic faith community. It includes four periods of information: Pre-catechumenate, Catechumenate, Enlightment, and Mystagogia. It is for men and women who are not baptized, baptized in another Christian Church and interested in ours, or baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but who have not received Sacraments of First Eucharist and/or Confirmation and have not been active in their faith since childhood. Each person's journey of faith is different. There is no set timetable for reception of the Sacraments. If anyone is interested in this sacramental process, the season at Saint John's begins in mid-November. Please contact the Parish Secretary 617-323-4410.
|Baptism Preparation Program The Baptism Program is a time for parents to reflect on the Love of God and the new life of your child. We welcome your child into the Christian Community through Baptism. It is a wonderful time to renew your faith-life as parents, and prepare for the Baptism of your child. Together we explore the meaning of Baptism not just for the day of the ceremony, but for the continuing faith-life of your child. The class is held each month. Before the Baptism of your child, please call Saint John's Parish Office 617-323-4410 or drop by for details and times.
|Celiac Disease For those with celiac disease, we do have low-gluten altar bread and are able to consecrate these hosts at Mass for Holy Communion. If you wish to receive Holy Communion, please contact the parish office.
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, please contact the parish secretary with the name and service. We will remember them in our prayers.
|Students and Adults Called to Serve The Mass is the greatest act of prayer and worship that we can make to God. The Mass is a celebration of God's love for us as an Altar Server it is a privilege to assist the priest with the Liturgy. We invite our adult parishioners and our young boys and girls to be part of this special ministry. WILL YOU RESPOND TO GOD'S CALL? Meeting will be held on Sunday, November 18th, 2012 at 10:30 AM. If you are willing, please call Sr. Maureen at 617-323-4410 ext. 16.
|Ministry to the Ill and Shut-ins
Saint John's Eucharistic Minister's visit the hospitals as often as possible. When someone is admitted to a hospital be certain to indicate that he/she is a member of Saint John Chrysostom Parish. If you or your loved one or a neighbor would like to receive the Eucharist at home, kindly call the Parish Center Office (617)-323-4410 and one of our Eucharistic Minister's will visit you each month.
We would like to Thank our Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, Collectors and Greeters for all of their help in assisting us at Masses and especially Funerals. We appreciate and value their time and talent here at Saint John's.
|Stewardship. All things are from God and all things should be shared with those in need. As the people of God, we are called to "Go in peace, to love and to serve the Lord." Stewardship is our way as Catholic Christians of doing that every day in every possible way that we can.
There may be new signs of life speaking to us. We have only to see them to experience the glory of the risen Lord penetrating the shadows of our lives. Would you ever consider being in ministry here at Saint John's as a Lector, Minister, Usher, Greeter or any other ministry. Just as Jesus taught His disciples, we as disciples of God, can offer what we have. We encourage you to participate in any of the above areas that you may feel you can share with us.
If you would like to join any of our ministries kindly call Sister Maureen 617-323-4410. Thank you.
|Are you interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister? They 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 strengthen-ing their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at communion time. Anyone interested in this ministry, please contact Sr. Maureen at 617-323-4410.
Eucharistic Minister Request The Brigham
and Women’s at Faulkner Hospital is looking for Eucharistic
Ministers to join the team of those who minister to those
vulnerable among us in their time of need. No experience is
necessary, just a compassionate heart and a few hours a
week or month. Please call Regina Gavin at
617-983-4856 at the Faulkner.
|Project Loaves and FishesThis is a simple way for you to give to those in need.
There are many people in the Boston area who
struggle to bring food to their families. By donating
non-perishable foods, you can help these families have
some hope. Please bring canned goods and non-perishables
to church every Sunday. We’ll deliver them to those
who are in need.
|Project Rachel Are you or someone you know carrying grief and sorrow over past abortions? Project Rachel is the post-abortion ministry of the Catholic Church to help those dealing the pain of abortion. For more information contact Project Rachel 508-651-3100 email@example.com
or you may visit our website at www.lrojectrachelboston.com
Is a crisis pregnancy center sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. Trained and caring
counselors are available to assist any women experiencing an unplanned or crisis pregnancy.
Pregnancy Help provides free pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound, counseling, referrals, ongoing support and
material assistance to support women in finding alternatives to abortion. All services are
free and confidential. Services are available for English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking
clients. For assistance call toll-free: 1-888-771-3914.