St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Wellesley blessed dozens of pets on Sunday at the annual event in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. The owners seemed pretty blessed, too, to have such faithful companions…
The St. John-St. Paul Catholic church collaborative formed in Wellesley by the Archdiocese of Boston three years ago joined forces on Sunday to celebrate mass together as a faith community for the first time, and the did it outside at the Wellesley High School sports stadium.
According to St. John, the parishes have looked for ways to preserve their distinct cultures while also working together in new ways.
The Elizabeth Seton Residence of Wellesley Hills will honor Father John J. Connelly of St. John the Evangelist parish in Wellesley Hills at its Annual Meet the Need Dinner on Thursday, October 11 at Wellesley Country Club from 6-10pm.
Father Connelly grew up attending St. Peter’s parish in Dorchester. He attended the Boston Latin School and Boston College before entering the US Army and serving in World War II. Ordained in 1950, he went on to complete his graduate studies in Rome, and then embarked on a teaching career that spanned over three decades. In 1983, Fr. Connelly was called to serve at the Sacred Heart parish in Newton, where he was the pastor for 30 years until his retirement in 2013. He is now a priest in residence at St. John the Evangelist.
The Elizabeth Seton Residence welcomes the opportunity to recognize Fr. Connelly for his outstanding service to the shared communities of Newton, Wellesley and the Elizabeth Seton Residence.
The Meet the Need Dinner will feature entertainment provided by the Bo Winiker Jazz Trio. The program for the evening will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, and raffle prizes. The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased on the Elizabeth Seton Residence website – www.elizabethseton.org – or by contacting Judith Coogan at [email protected] or 781 997 1351
The Elizabeth Seton Residence in Wellesley is a Catholic, not-for-profit skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility offering short-term rehabilitation and long-term care.
Wellesley’s St. John-St. Paul Collaborative’s community, brokenhearted over continuing revelations of Catholic clergy sex abuse, this weekend begins a week of events dedicated to victims and survivors.