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!
Now you can 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.
|2019 Graduates We plan to honor those graduating this spring. All graduating seniors (HS & college) in our parish will be posted in the bulletin. If you know of a parishioner that is graduating please send us their name, the name of the school they are graduating from, and if they are continuing their education, the name of the school they will be attending as well as what they will be studying. Last|
|2019 Travel with Us to the Holy Land: Visit the Holy Land with Us
Saint John's along with Collette Travel is planning a trip to the Holy Land September 16-24, 2019, A Pilgrimage to Israel: Discovery. This includes a stroll through the winding alleys of historic Jaffa, visit Capernaum, the center of Jesus' ministry in Galilee, stop at Shepherds' Field where the angels appeared on Christmas night, discover the ancient cities of Nazareth and Bethlehem, travel to Tel Megiddo, site of the final battle before the coming of the Messiah, stand in the upper room, near the traditional site of the Last Supper, and get a taste of the local flavor when you enjoy lunch at a kibbutz. Collette will be doing a presentation in the parish hall. Please stop by and pick up a brochure or visit the trip web page
Note: The information session, originally scheduled for February, has been rescheduled to March 16, 2019, at 6:00pm.
All women in West Roxbury and Roslindale are invited to a Woman’s Retreat May 31-June 2, 2019. Retreat facilitators will be
Pastoral Associates Maureen Connell of Holy Name and Mary Lemire-Campion of Saint John Chrysostom parishes. Our retreat will
take place at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunkport, Maine. Cost is $150 per person and that includes breakfast,
lodging and retreat materials. Rooms will be double occupancy. Retreat theme is “Timeless Faith”.
The purpose of this retreat is to help women know and appreciate the Lord's steadfast love and mercies and to grow closer to Christ and to each other. The retreat provides a time to relax, unwind, step away from the daily grind, and spend time with God and each other. For more information contact Mary at email@example.com or Maureen at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our registration website at holynameschool.wufoo.com/forms/r4wosmm0c0cowr/
We hope you will join us!
|Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors: The current schedule for Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors is posted on-line here|
|Saint Vincent de Paul:
In the Gospel today, Jesus stands in the midst of us and says: “Peace be with you!” Indeed, the mercy of
God centers our heart in peace.
In the month of April, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able to help the poor celebrate the peace of Easter, by assisting thirty families, expended $3,419 providing assistance toward food, utility and rent bills. Thank You!
|Parish Health Ministry:
Our next Blood Pressure Screening is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019, before and after the 4:00pm Mass and on Sunday, May 12th, 2019, 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, May 1st, 2019, at 7pm in the Parish Library. New Members are welcome. It is not necessary that you be a nurse or health care professional to be part of our Health Care Ministry.
|Project Cookie Dough: Many thanks to the bakers who made homemade cookies last month - they were very much appreciated by all their recipients! This month's batches of cookies will be due on Friday, May 15, by 3:00 p.m. New bakers are always welcome. Leave cookies in the parish kitchen downstairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Donna O'Connor at 617-524-4396. Thank You!|
|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 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)
|Saint John's Prayer Group: The weekly meetings for the prayer group has resumed for the spring. Meetings are on Tuesday at 7:00pm in the Church. Come and bring a friend. 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.
If this speaks to you and you would like to be involved or just to find out more, please call or email Mary Campion.
|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 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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