Welcome to St. James & St. John the Baptist Parishes

Diverse Roman Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston

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Our parishies collect food at every Mass that is distributed on Tuesday's at the Open Hand Pantry.  Please bring and non-perishable items to church with you and we will be sure that it will go to a very grateful family on Tuesday.  There are bins for donations at both St. James and St. John's, everything is appreciated. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Palm Sunday Food Collection for the Open Hand Pantry!
We hit the jackpot with parishioners like you.  We can’t thank you enough for your enormous generosity.   We thank you for filling the shelves at the Open Hand Pantry with the much needed food and personal items.  Our shelves were overflowing with wonderful items.   Thank you for helping us to help those in need on our own community!


St. James and St. John's announce the Summer Religious Education Program. 
Please click here to read all the details.  
Larry Webster, DRE-St James Parish
Renee Barrick, ARE-St John the Baptist Parish


Catholics across the Archdiocese have been invited to pledge their support to the ministries of the Catholic Appeal. Your generosity helps us live our faith together as we seek to better embody the Gospel message in our lives. It is critical to the success of the 2015 Catholic Appeal at St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes. If you were unable to make your pledge at Mass, you may take a pledge form from the back of the church or pledge online at www.bostoncatholicappeal.org . Thank you for your prayers and support for a successful Catholic Appeal.


 5th Annual 5K Fun Run and Rosary Walk   


THANK YOU to everyone that came out and made our 5th Annual 5K a success.  A fun morning was had by all.  It was a beautiful morning for a run or a walk followed by a delicious breakfast. Many thanks to Eric and Kathy Darby and their team of run volunteers and to Mary Dodier and all her kitchen volunteers.  Together they all made it an enjoyable day.  All funds raised will be divided equally between The Emmaus House, Pregnancy Care Center and the Open Hand Pantry.  Thank you for helping us to help those most in need in our own community.   

          Thank you to our sponsors:  2014 Race Sponsors 

PARISH ACTIVITIES    Please  visit our Activities Page for more details about happenings in our parishes.  There is always something going on and if you would like to be part of the activites committee please contact the rectory!  Everyone is welcome!


Our Open Hand Pantry is very busy.  We have changed our operating hours to help those that may be working but still in need of some assistance.  Our pantry is now open Tuesday's from 2 - 7PM.  The pantry is housed in the basement of the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street.  Please contact us for more information or if you would like to volunteer.  
Food donations for the pantry are collected at all weekend Masses .

Our music Ministries at St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes are looking for you to share your talents! Please visit our Music Ministry page for more details.   Everyone is welcome!


Click here to read how our two parishes are working together with others to run the Food Pantry at the Unitarian Church at 16 Ashland Street.    1/16/14

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Important Links:
Archdiocese of Boston                                            All Saints Parish

US Catholic Bishops Conference                           Sacred Hearts Parish
Catechism of the Catholic Church                         Disciples in Mission
Code of Canon Law                                                  Holy Days of Obligation




A Men’s prayer group meets the First Saturday of every month from 7:15 to 8:15AM in the lower church at St. James.   The hour consist of 15 Minutes of Adoration, group rosary, brief discussion on various topics followed by coffee and doughnuts. We promise to finish promptly. See Fr. Murray or Fr. Peter for more details. 


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Both our Churches are handicap accessible. 


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