Father Sepe’s last day as pastor of the St. John – St. Paul Collaborative will be June 1. The announcement came from the St. John’s School bulletin, which says that the Cardinal asked Fr. Sepe to take on a new assignment. Fr. Sepe will move on to Watertown, where he has been appointed the pastor of a newly formed Watertown Collaborative.
Fr. Sepe came to Wellesley and joined the St. John – St. Paul Collaborative when it was launched on June 2, 2015. Following the announcement of his departure, parishioners commented on his short stay in Wellesley. Fr. Sepe wrote to parishioners on the St. John Evangelist Facebook page that “although [their] time was short together, it has been an enriching experience for [him].” He also noted in the St. John School bulletin that “as diocesan priests we serve at the discretion of our Bishop.”
Father James Laughlin, the current pastor of Wayland’s Good Shepherd Parish, has been named the new pastor of the St. John-St. Paul Collaborative effective July 1. During the transitional period, Father MacKay will oversee the administration of the Wellesley collaboration.
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