Friday, October 9, 2015 at 3:19 PM
This weekend there are NO Religious Education Classes because of the Columbus Day Holiday. Please join us at Mass!

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

Diverse Roman Catholic Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston

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6th Annual 5K Fun Run and Fitness Walk

It's time to register for this wonderful event! Join us on Sunday October 25th where you can run or walk, then join us for breakfast all while supporting our Open Hand Pantry.  Click on the link to register and read the complete details of this event or print out a Registration Form and turn in to St. James Rectory.  Please invite your friends and family to be part of this fun day!
2015 FUN RUN SPONSORS.   Thank you to those that are sponsoring our 6th Annual Run/Walk:   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.

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.

Joyce Grieco (left) was honored at the May 21st, 4th Annual Recognition Awards of the Haverhill Exchange Club. Joyce Grieco is a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Parish.

Kathy & Eric Darby (center and right) were honored with the Book of Golden Deeds Award. Kathy and Eric Darby are parishioners of St. James Parish.


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


St. John the Baptist is hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 15th 2:30 - 7:30PM.  To scheduled an appointment please call 1-800 RED CROSS or visit

Fr. Sweeney
Please keep Fr. Sweeney in your prayers as his health is declining.  He is currently residing in Sancta Maria Nursing Home.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and perhaps send him a card:
Rev. Frederick Sweeney
Sancta Maria Nursing Home
799 Concord Street
Cambridge, MA 02138


2015 - 2016

Our Religious Education Offices are preparpared for the school year.  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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