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What's New at Saint John Chrysostom
Lent 2017

Stations of the Cross will be held on Fridays following the 9:00am Mass

Sunday, March 12 at 2:00pm Speaker Series: Immigration Serena Parekh
Friday, March 10 at 6:00pm Simple Supper (Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup)
Friday, March 17 at 6:00pm Simple Supper (Corned Beef and Cabbage)
Friday, March 24 at 6:00pm Simple Supper (Cheese Pizza and Salad)
Friday, March 24 at 7:00pm Mary’s Stations of the Cross
Tuesday, March 28 at 7:00pm Interfaith Service
Friday, March 31, at 6:00pm, Simple Supper (Raviolis with Marinara Sauce and Salad)
Sunday, April 2 at 2:00pm Speaker Series, Seeing God in People, Sister Griffiths SND
Friday, April 7 at 6:00pm, Simple Supper (Fish with Roasted Potatoes and String Beans)
Monday April 10, Cluster Penance Service
Good Friday, April 14
Easter Sunday, April 16
Please pick up a copy of the schedule at the Church exits
Simple Suppers Last year, our simple suppers were a huge success so once again this year we will have simple suppers on Fridays throughout Lent. We have something special planned for Saint Patrick’s Day (see below). Simple suppers are on Friday at 6:00.
Lenten Talk - Serena Parekh As part of your spiritual renewal this Lent, join us on Sunday March 12 at 2 pm to hear Professor Serena Parekh of Northeastern University discuss the ethical treatment of refugees and immigrants. This is a very current issue and we hope we will have a discussion that will shed light on a very important issue. This event is open to the public and is free of charge. We do ask that if possible you bring an item to donate to the ministry Catholic Charities runs for immigrants and refugees. Please bring one or more of the following:
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Razors and Cream
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Towels
  • Facecloth
Irish Night at Saint John’s Friday March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day so our simple supper becomes an Irish Night. Cardinal Sean has said that since Saint Patrick is the patron saint of the archdiocese we are allowed to celebrate and eat meat so we will be serving a traditional Irish meal of corned beef and cabbage. Entertainment will include Irish step dancers and a sing-a-long. For this special event, the suggested donation is $10 per person, $25 per family.
Father Charlie recently went home to God. Father Charles B. Flaherty had been put on hospice and died earyl in the morning of January 20. The wake and funeral were held be in Bristol Rhode Island, the location of St. Columban 's House.

Thank you to all who attended, participated in, and supported the celebration of his life on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

We at Saint John Chrysostom's are keeping all of you as well as the Columban Fathers in our prayers. He meant so much to all of us and we share your sorrow.

Read the obituary published in the Boston Globe.

Plans are currently underway for a Memorial Peace Garden in the name of Father Charlie. Peace Garden in the backyard of the Parish Center in Memory of Father Charlie. We are meeting with the landscaper to develop some possible designs. We would like to have a stone marker and a bench. Parishioners have begun to contribute funds for this project. Our goal is $2000 but we haven’t formalized our plans with the landscaper. If you would like to contribute, bring your donation to the parish center and mark on the envelope or on the check that it is for the Father Charlie Peace Garden. Thank you!

Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors The schedule for Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors is posted on-line here
Religious Education Program (CCD) 2016-2017:
Sunday, March 5th, 2017
 10:30am Class Grades 1-6
  6:30pm Class Grades 7,8 & 9
  6:30pm Class Confirmation Program
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
 10:30am Class Grades 1-6
Parents Meeting Grade 2
  6:30pm Class Grades 7,8 & 9
  6:30pmClass Confirmation Program
Sunday, March 19th, 2017
 10:30am Class Grades 1-6
  6:30pm Class Grades 7,8 & 9
  6:30pm Class Confirmation Program
Sunday, March 26th, 2017
 10:30am Class Grades 1-6
  6:30pm Class Grades 7,8 & 9
  6:30pm Class Confirmation Program
Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
 10:30am Class Grades 1-6
  6:30pm Class Grades 7,8 & 9
  6:30pm Class Confirmation Program
Sunday, April 9th, 2017
 10:30am Class Grades 1-6
  6:30pm Class Grades 7,8 & 9
  6:30pm Class Confirmation Program
Sunday, April 16th, 2017
 No Class Happy Easter!
more Religions Ed...
Project Cookie Dough: Our March batches of cookies will be due on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, by 3:00 p.m. Leave cookies in the parish kitchen downstairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Donna O'Connor at 617-524-4396. Many thanks - and happy anniversary, Project Cookie Dough!
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 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)

Saint Vincent de Paul Society: There are many in our community in need. Saint Vincent de Paul is an organization to help. Would you join us so that we can better identify those in need and provide them with assistance? If you can, please call or leave your name in the parish office.
Parish Health Ministry: Our next Blood Pressure Screening is scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017, before and after the 4pm Mass and Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 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, March 1, 2017, at 7pm in the Parish Library. New Members are welcome.

Saint John's Prayer Group: Has concluded their meetings for the winter. The group resumes prayer gatherings in the spring. 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 family.

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.

Anyone interested in assisting please contact Father John at 617-323-4410 ext. 14.

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 secretary 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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