Christ has Risen, Alleluia! 

Listen to the Regina Caeli chanted in our church. This is the antiphon to our Lady during Easter.

Religious Education Reminders

Confirmation rehearsal………..Wednesday, April 24, 7-8:15PM in the Parish Center
Confirmation…………………………Sunday, April 28, 1PM
First Communion rehearsal…Wednesday, May 1, 4:30PM
First Communion…………………..Saturday, May 4, 11AM

CONFIRMATION: Bishop Kennedy will be confirming 51 students and 3 adults here at St. John’s on Sunday, April 28 at 1PM. We continue to pray for them as they prepare for this full initiation into the faith through the reception of the Holy Spirit. 

Holy Hour for the Sanctification of Priests: April 18 at 7PM in the lower chapel

Come pray for priests, our shepherds and spiritual guides through whom we receive the Sacraments. They need our prayers! Their sacred vocation is to act in persona Christi: to act in the person of Christ. Only a priest can absolve us from our sins, and only a priest can consecrate the Holy Eucharist. We pray for many holy priests.

Evening Opportunity for Confession: Tuesday, April 23, 6:30-7:30pm, in the lower chapel
This is in addition to the usual Saturday morning Confessions after 8am Mass until around 9:15am.

Save your unwanted items for St. John’s Annual Rummage Sale happening in June. We will be accepting donations of clothes, household items and small furniture. Drop off will start in May. More info to come!

Please sign up to receive donations using the sign-up chart located outside the parish secretary’s office. Drop off will begin on Monday, May 20. Thank you!

A Nite at the Races: Don’t miss this famously fun event! 

  • When – Saturday, May 4th, 2024
  • Where – St. John’s Parish Hall, 20 Church St., Hopkinton, MA
  • Time – Doors open @ 6PM
  • Post Time – 7PM
  • Admission – $20
  • Purchase tickets online now!

The knights will be selling tickets after all Masses at St. John’s on the weekend of the 27-28th.

The St. John the Evangelist George R. Carlino Scholarships

In order to promote and foster the faith of our young people in the one true Church founded by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Roman Catholic Church, two $1,000 scholarships will be available to two graduating seniors from St. John’s Parish, who have been accepted to a college, university or trade school.

–The applicant must be a Confirmed, practicing Catholic, i.e., attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation and have fulfilled their Easter Duty.

–Write an essay of not more than 200 words on the following topic:  Cardinal Raymond Burke’s nine-month novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. What is the novena about?   What are the reasons Cardinal Burke has put forward for this novena?  Are the reasons compelling?  Why Our Lady of Guadalupe?  Is this novena worth praying?

These scholarships are made available through the late Mr. George R. Carlino, who was a very prayerful and devout parishioner of St. John’s.  Mr. Carlino was concerned with the spiritual welfare of the parish’s young people, in an age that can be so challenging to the principles of our Catholic faith. 

Please click HERE for the application form to accompany the essay. Applications should be sent c/o Debbie Lysik, St. John the Evangelist Religious Education, 20 Church Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748, and are due by April 30, 2024.

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