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!
|Saint John's Thanksgiving Masses
On thanksgiving day, our Mass is at 9:30am. Good news! This year we will be having music at our Thanksgiving Mass.
We plan to liveStream this Mass as well.
The Hyms are:
We Gather Together #204
For the Beauty of the Earth #597
All Good Gifts #599
Let All Things Now Living #596
|Thanksgiving message: Welcome home to all young adults who have come home from college for the holidays and to all our young men and women home on leave from the Armed Forces, a hearty welcome also all our friends and visitors to Saint John's.|
|For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.
Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap. will celebrate this special Advent Mass on November 27, 2021 at the Cathedral of
the Holy Cross at 4:30PM - it will be broadcast and live-streamed on CatholicTV & CatholicTVLIVE.com (rebroadcast
on Sunday at 11am and 8pm).
The theme is "For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission."
The consultative process in the Archdiocese will begin in early 2022 and will explore such themes as: Companions on the Journey; Listening; Celebration; Sharing Responsibility for Our Common Mission; Dialogue in Church and Society; Ecumenism; Authority and Participation; Discerning and Deciding; and Forming Ourselves in Synodality. The insights gathered from Catholics and others in this Archdiocese will be combined with those from other dioceses and be used to guide an international discussion.
The Synod will conclude with a General Assembly at the Vatican in October, 2023.
|Congratulations Fr. John Carroll!
On the campus of St. Francis University at the Immaculate Conception Church, November 28, 1981, John Carroll was ordained as a Franciscan priest. Father John came to Boston in 1984. Later he became our parish administrator at Saint John Chrysostom from June 2, 2015 to September 1, 2020
Congratulations to our own Father John Carroll as he celebrates forty years as a priest. We wish him the best as he continues to enjoy his retirement.
|Sunday's Mass LiveStreamed: Goto our Facebook Page or our youTube Channel to replay the Masses from weeks preceeding. Be sure to view last year's 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
|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 email@example.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.|
|Prayer of Fr. Mychal Judge
Lord, take me where you want me to go,
let me meet who you want me to meet,
tell me what you want me to say,
and keep me out of your way.
|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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