What's New at Saint John's: ... Father John Carroll Announces his retirement ... Masses Saturday (10/3) at 4pm and Sunday (10/4) at 10am No Sunday 8am Mass in addtion to our live-stream Mass on FaceBook ... Virtual Blessing of the Animals (10/4) Saint John Chrysostom and Saint Theresa to form collaborative ... Read our weekly reflection by our Pastoral Associate, Mary Campion ... Keep healthy and help your neighbor be healthy and safe #COVID-19 #StayHome ... Let us know if you are in need or if you can help ... Follow us on twitter @StJohnChry02132, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube ...

We invite you to join us in worship, in prayer, and in friendship, although at present, our Masses are virtual.

Join us for our Sunday Masses and our weekly live-stream Liturgy on our FaceBook page on Sundays at 12:15pm. 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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What's New at Saint John Chrysostom
Saint John Chrysostom parish has entered a collaboration with St. Theresa of Avila parish effective as of September 1, 2020. Click here to read this important letter from Fr. John Connolly on our Collaboration.

Masses this Sunday, October 10 & 11, 2020. Beginning October 3 & 4, we have resuming our Saturday, 4:00pm Mass. On Sunday morning, we will only have Mass at 10:00am, and this Mass will be live-streamed on Facebook.

Daily Masses: For those of you who have been asking for a daily, Mass, beginning in October we will have Masses on Tuesday and Thursday. These Masses will be at 4:30pm. Saturday we will have a morning Mass at 8:30am

We will continue to offer our Mass as a live-stream. We do not want to jeopardize the health of any of our community. If you are at risk, continue to take advantage of the live-stream. Watch this space, our FaceBook page for details. We are thrilled to be able to begin worshiping with you.

Note that our live stream Mass has included hymns, our live-stream Masses include our Cantors accompanied by Alan on organ, clavicord, or guitar.

Saint Vincent de Paul Thanksgiving: Thanksgiving is approaching with its reminder to give thanks to God for His love for us and those life giving gifts of family, friends, country, and life itself. However, while some families can give thanks for abundance, others are in dire need of assistance.

In the past four years, our St. Vincent de Paul conference at Saint John’s has worked collaboratively with generous and loving members of our parish to collect and deliver Thanksgiving food to seventy-five or more families in need. However, this year because of the impact of the coronavirus, we will not collect food at Saint John’s. But, many families will need food relief to make their Thanksgiving a fulfilling experience.

We need your help! Let us work together again to secure a $50 Supermarket gift card for each of sixty-five families. You can help by mailing your donation of a gift card, cash or check to the St. Vincent de Paul Conference located at Saint John’s or by delivering your donation to the Parish office by Monday, November 9th. Any gift amount will help!

Thank you for your generosity in helping the least of our community this Thanksgiving. We will not let a virus keep us from helping those in need.

Blessing of the Animals (virtual): At Saint John Chrysostom we celebrate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi with a blessing of the animals. This year due to COVID19 we will not hold a physical blessing of the animals, however, we will do a virtual event. We invite you to post photos of your animals on our Facebook page or either email or send them to our office. Father Connolly performed a blessing which we has been posted on our facebook page. The feast of Saint Francis was Sunday, October 4. And, we love pet photos any time so please post them.
Saint Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk: This October Saint John Chrysostom will once again be participating in the National Friends of the Poor Walk, the only fundraising event for our parish's Wt. Vincent dePaul Society Conference. Because of COVID19 crisis, this year's walk will be a "virtual" one, and Sunday, October 18, 2020 is our target date for supporters to complete their individual 5K walk. Essentially, we are asking friends and family to make a donation to this worthy cause.

To Make a Donation: Make a check out to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and mail it to Saint JOhn Chrysostom, 4750 Washington St, West Roxbury MA 02132 OR Make a donation on line.

To make a donation on-line, log onto the National Friends of the Poor Walk website, fopwalk.org. Look for the "choose your state" designation scroll down to Massachusetts; click on Massachusetts and scroll down until you see the Saint John Chrysostom listing. Follow the instructions to make your donation or to register to walk.

Or if you would like your donation to be credited to a particular walker, log into the fopwalk.org website, and on the home page, scroll down to the walker designation; enter the name of the registered walker; when the registered walker's name appears, follow the prompts to make your donation.

Thank you in advance. Saint John Chrysostom parish has had a long and proud history of following in Jesus' footsteps - helping those who are far les fortunate than ourselves.

From Father John (September 6, 2020): Thank You All! My heart is filled with gratitude. Your presence, the incredible music performed by Alan and the cantors, John, Osmani, and Rena. The accolades from Kent and Tom and the citation and kind words from Paul, the people that set up. No words can express my feelings at this time. You all mean so much to me. It has been a privilege to be part of your lives. May God embrace you. Please come visit me in New Hampshire when you can, the door is always open. God’s blessing on you and your families.

Saint John's and St Teresa's Parish have formed a collaborative as of September 1, 2020. more...

Sunday's Mass Livestreamed: Goto our Facebook Page or our youTube Channel to replay the Mass from Easter Sunday and weeks preceeding complete with music and song. We also have videos of Father John leading the stations of the cross.
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.

Parish Spring Celebration and Fundraiser Our parish fundraiser has been rescheduled to next spring, Saturday, April 10, 2021. Anyone who has bought tickets can hold onto them and use next spring. You can request your money back by contacting Rachel at the parish office. Details of the event will be posted as they become available.
COVID-19 Precautions The situation with the COFID-19 virus continues to be a serious threat with lives being lost, much suffering, and heroic efforts to assist those by many. The situation appears to have reached its peak, and some of the more stringent policies are being relaxed. We are able to offer Masses on Sundays, with limitations. We remind you that the Cardinal had issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.

This means that all programs including faith formation are cancelled. We are working to bring our faith formation on-line. Watch this space for updates.

For additional details from the archdiocese refer to this web page

As we have taken steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in our community, we recognize that the impact of this may be harder on some. If you are concerned about your health due to advanced age or being in poor health and in need of groceries or medications, we can assist in delivering these items to you. If you are able to help us by delivering items to those in need, please contact our office, leave your name, number, and when you might be able to help. Thank you.

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 or our pastoral associate, Mary Campion.
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 or contact our pastoral associate, Mary Campion.
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.
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.

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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