Monday, November 23, 2015 at 1:56 PM
Please keep in your prayers Fr. Frederick Sweeney as his health is rapidly declining. Fr. Sweeney's family has informed us that he has been moved to Hospice. Please pray for him and his family.

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Diverse Roman Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston

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Our Open Hand Pantry is ready to distribute 150 Thanksgiving meals. Thank you to all our Religious Education Students from both St. James and St. John's that provided vegetables, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. And many thanks to the group of pantry volunteers that spent an afternoon putting togehter 150 bags.  They worked dilegently so that each family will be able to celebrate Thanksgiving in their own homes and share a delicious meal with their family.  Thank you to all that made this day of giving possible!


6th Annual 5K Fun Run and Fitness Walk

Thank you to all those that made our 6th Annual Fun Run a huge success.  A special thank you to all the
2015 FUN RUN SPONSORS:   Fantini Baking Company, Kevin B. Comeau Funeral Home, Trinity EMS, Gold Leaf Fine Jewelry,  Atwood Memorials,  Casa Blanca Mexican Resteraunt,  Dempsey Insurance,  Haverhill Bank,  ServPro of Haverhill,  Pentucket Bank,  Attorney John Cleary,  EZ Way Cleaners,  Carter's Ice Cream, Bradford Country Club, BCATES, McGonagle Staffing, Pizzazze Hair Salon, All Saints Parish and McGonagle Home Improvements.  Because of the generosity of all the sponsors and participants we are once again able to help support the Emmaus House, the Pregnancy Care Center and The Liz Murphy Open Hand Pantry.  See you all next year at the 7th Annual!

Click here to see the 2015 Race Results!

Are you looking for Healing Services?  Visit to find upcoming services.




Recently we have had many discussions with parents relative to their child's Godparent selection.  In this YouTube video, our friend, Bishop Christopher Coyne gives a clear explanation of who can be a Godparent.

Thank you the all the parishiones St. James and St. John the Baptist Parishes. Because of your generosity our parishes have met this year's goal. Please go to the Appeal website and see how our parishes did! . Thank you for your prayers and support for a successful Catholic Appeal.



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!


Meditations on Catholicism (Portugese)

"3 minutes a day can give you 24 hours peace."

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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


Holy Day - December 8th
Feast of the Immacualte Conception

9AM St. John the Baptist
5:30PM St. James
7:00PM St. James (Spanish)


effective 10/26/15
St. James
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 5:30PM
Friday at 7PM (Spanish), Saturday 9AM
St. John the Baptist
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday at 9AM


2015 - 2016

Our Religious Education classes are in session.  Please visit the RE pages to see the School Year schedules and for contact information.
St. James - Religious Education
St. John's - Religious Education


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Both our Churches are handicap accessible. 


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