What's New at Saint John's: Faith Formation Classes for 1/7 Cancelled due to weather ... 2023 Grand Annual Collection Concluded ... Youth Ministry Survey ... Health Ministry conducting Monthly BP Screenings ... LiveStream on Sunday at 9:30 on FaceBook and youTube and Twitter! ... Follow us on X (formerly known as twitter) @StJohnChry02132, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube ...

We invite you to join us in worship, in prayer, and in friendship.

Join us for our Sunday Masses and our weekly LiveStream Liturgy on our FaceBook and youTube pages on Sundays at 9:30am. 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!

Donate to SJC Now Support your parish electronically. You won't need to worry about bringing envelopes or remember to bring your checkbook or cash with you to Mass. You may elect to donate one time or recurring.

What's New at Saint John Chrysostom
No Adoration during Summer Months: During the months of July and August adoration will not be available at either Saint John Chrysostom or our collaborative partner Saint Theresa Avila. Adoration will resume at both Churches in September.
Father Sam Fuller's Ministry Father Sam often tells us stories from his time working on the streets with the unhoused. This article from the Boston Pilot will provide background on that effort. 'Chaplains on the streets' -- Capuchin Mobile Ministries reaches out to homeless
Emergence Respones to State Migrant Crisis In response to Cardinal O'Malley's request in his letter of October 23, 2023, posted here in Cardinal Sean's Blog, there will be a clothing drive in our collaborative parishes for the ongoing needs of migrants in our community. There will be a Saint Vincent de Paul clothing bin in the parking lot at Saint John Chrysostom Parish for donations. Your generous response to this emergency request will be greatly appreciated.
Youth Minister for West Roxbury: The parishes of St. John Chrysostom, St. Theresa, and Holy Name together are happy to announce the engagement of a full-time youth minister to serve young people of all three parishes. Welcome to Rudy Flores! He began his ministry among us on Tuesday, July 25th. His office is at St. John Chrysostom but with responsibilities in and availability to all three congregations.

Rudy, a native of Arizona, is a graduate of the University of Arizona and was recently awarded a master's degree in theological studies from Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry. He brings experience in working with teenagers and their families as a provider of cultural and educational programs. He is himself a young adult who has helped emerging adults to exercise self-care and concern for others. He served part-time in Catholic youth ministry and general parish service within a parish in Tucson, AZ and recently in a Boston parish.

While Rudy will not be the director of the religious-education programs of the three parishes in the coming school year, he can be a resource for all of them. He looks forward to working with us all, and especially with our young parishioners, their parents, and those parishioners who step forward to share Christ's love with them. The priests of our parishes encourage Rudy to be here to listen to the needs of our youth, to hear of the good that has been attempted in the past, and to help us all share Christ's life together.

Rudy and his wife, Brenda Noriega, a Boston College doctoral candidate in theology and education, have had their first child this fall. Rudy enjoys backpacking, martial arts and video games in his spare time. May God bless him, his family and all who will benefit from Rudy's upcoming service in our three parishes.

We now have a web page for the Youth Ministry Program

Know Your Numbers! Your Saint John Chrysostom Parish Health Ministry offers monthly blood pressure screenings. However, creenings are not being held during the summer. They are anticipated to resume in September. If you have concerns about your blood pressure, please contact your primary care provider.

Sr. Maureen Taaffe: It seems that everyone who knew Sister Maureen can tell you a story of how she has made a difference in their lives. Sister Maureen passed away seven years ago. She was the Pastoral Associate here at Saint John's for twenty-five years, quietly steering the ship. She died on August 22, 2016. Sister Maureen was a native of Hyde Park although she belonged to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, an order from Kentucky. Take a moment and do a good deed to honor all the good deeds Sister Maureen did throughout her life, many of those impacting the people right here at Saint John's.
Sunday's Mass LiveStreamed: We continue to live-stream our Sunday morning 9:30am Mass. Goto our Facebook Page, our youTube Channel or twitter page to participate in the current mass or to replay the Masses from preceeding weeks.

Be sure to view our previous Christmas Concert (2020) featuring our Cantors, John, Osmani, and Rena accompanied by Alan on the organ, piano, and guitar. Also in our archive is a video of Father John Carroll leading the stations of the cross.

St John's and St Teresa's Parish have formed a collaborative as of September 1, 2020. Please read this announcement from our pastor, Father John Connolly more...

Need Prayers? 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. We now have an email for you to send us your prayer requests. We have a team of people praying and Father John will include your prayer intentions on the altar at our Live Stream Masses. Send your prayer to prayers@stjohnchrysostom02132.org

Important: For privacy reasons please use First Name Only for people you pray for.

Virtual Christmas Concert: Our Christmas 2020 Concert is available on-line.
Virtual Christmas Concert Announcement 12/20 3pm
Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors: If you would like to become a lector, which simply means that you would read during Masses, or become a eucharistic minister, please contact the parish office.
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 help@projectrachelboston.com 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)

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 family. Thank you to all those who have volunteered in the past. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the parish office to learn more about our current opportunities for volunteers.
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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