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Welcome to St John the Evangelist Church’s website. Our site contains information on all the pertinent details, times and contact names for all our parish programs and special events as well as holy days and secular holidays. We hope you find our site to be informative as well as inspirational and we welcome your comments and suggestions to make our site more useful to you in the future.

If you would like to be added to our contact list, fill out this form.

You can also contact us at 617-547-4880, or send an email to  [email protected]

Mass Schedule: See MASS times section below. Confessions are suspended during the Mask Mandate.

Announcing New ways to give to St. John the Evangelist Parish!

Coming in Advent 11/28/2021: We’re excited to announce that we now offer text, online, and in-app giving, read about it here!! That means you can give instantly, in-service, at home, or on the go. In a minute. Read the FAQs here.

On a touch screen, touch this QR code          giving qr code

Mask As of September 1, 2021, Masks are now required at all Masses.

2021 Grand Annual and Financial Summary  Read the Grand Annual letter for October 2021 and the Financial Summary as of June 30, 2021.   Click here.

Sunday Mass Invitation: Per guidance from the Cambridge Health Dept., Mask should be worn at all Masses. Cardinal Sean has indicated that the dispensation from mandatory attendance at Sunday Mass is lifted and so he, and all of us at Saint John’s extend the heartfelt invitation to come back to the celebration of Sunday Mass here. While we would never want to apply the word obligation to such an invitation offered to adults, we do urge a spiritual friendship with Jesus Christ which is culminated each week at the Eucharist. We also have as a motivation for such invitation the desire to see and speak with all of the good folks of our parish. While we will continue to offer live streaming of all funeral Masses celebrated here, we will soon end the streaming of Sunday Mass in order to urge in person attendance.  Thank you and God Bless, Fr. Joe

The We look forward to the opening of the parish hall for rental, and to the possibility of more and more coming back to donate for use of the parking lot.

Read the guidance issued for the parishes by the Archdiocese of Boston here.

eucharist Happening Now:  We Celebrate the Years of the Eucharist (3 years) :  Feast of Corpus Christi 2020 - Feast of Corpus Christi 2023, "For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink" John 6:55-56. 
Also, Pope Francis has declared this year , 2021, as theYear of Saint Joseph. He is a model of humility, tenderness, and obedience.

 Please contact the Parish office for other Church services (Baptisms, RCIA, Weddings, Funerals etc). 617-547-4880 or [email protected]

Pastor's Corner

First Sunday of Advent w/e 11/27-11/28

The selection taken from the Gospel of Luke for proclamation on this First Sunday of Advent is one in which Jesus summarizes the prophets’ description of what will be the end times and the coming of the day of redemption anticipated in the coming of the Son of Man ....continue reading


Worship Aid for The First Sunday of Advent 11/28/21: Read here
2022 Mass Scheduling Book: Beginning September 1st the new book will  be available for scheduling Mass intentions for 2022. Please note we  honor two intentions per Mass. As  always, we will do our best to accommodate all Mass intention requests. If you would  like to book a Mass intention at any time during the year of 2021-2022 you may do so by calling the rectory at 617-547-4880 or email [email protected]
Religious Ed 2021-2022: If you have any questions regarding the Religious Ed program, you can contact  the office at 617-547-4880 or send an email to: [email protected]
To download a copy of St. John's Religious Education Registration here
Mass of Remberance: Read the list of names who were remember at the 4 PM Mass of Remembrance on 10/30  here.
A Seraphim Christmas!  Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Church
2254 Massachusetts Ave,. North Cambridge.  Visit  for tickets, recordings, and additional information.  Mask and proof of vacination required.
IN MY Father's HOUSE - A Musical Celebration of Remembrance & Consolation was held on Sunday October 31, 2021.  Remembrance concert program.   view the vedio here.
Growing up in North Cambridge Hi All, Would you do me a fun favor? Please let me know which cover (Volumes 1-57) has been your favorite? I will let the readers know the results. If volume 58 cover changes your mind email me again. Thank you, Steve email: [email protected]

Prayer Corner

Please visit our Prayer Corner page for those in need of our prayers and thoughts including those who are presnetly on active duty. hands

July 2021:  John Brennan off to Scout camp, view here!!!! 

If you would like to have someone remembered in our community prayers, please fill out this prayer request form.

Useful Links

Online Giving CatholicTV CHRT  



Mass Times

Weekend Masses are held at 4 PM on Saturdays, and 9 AM and 11 AM on Sundays in the upstairs church. Creole mass at 4:30 PM on Sundays in the upper church.
Daily Mass will be celebrated at 12:10 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in the LOWER church. Communion Service Friday 7:00 AM in the LOWER church.
Reconciliation (Confessions) are suspended during the mask mandate. .
Charismatic Prayer Sponsored by the Haitian Community: Thursday 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

NOTE: As of June 12, the Cardinal has reinstated the Sunday Mass obligation.  Sunday Mass from St.Johns is streamed lived on facebook at 11AM.
To view other steamed masses: Boston Catholic TV (Comcast channel #268) at 10 a.m., and 4, 7 and 11:30 p.m. Sunday Spanish Mass airs live at 8 a.m. and is rebroadcast at 5:30 and 10 p.m. 

Office Hours

The Rectory Office Hours are Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.





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Contact Us

We are located at 2254 Massachusetts Avenue, North Cambridge MA 02140

Our rectory phone number is 617-547-4880

Our rectory fax number is 617-441-8028

All general inquiries may be e-mailed to [email protected]