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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

contact us: 617-547-4880 or [email protected]

 eucharistHappening Now:  We Celebrate the Year of the Eucharist:

Feast of Corpus Christi 2020 - Feast of Corpus Christi 2021, Thursday, June 3 (first Thursday of June).        "For My flesh is true food, and My blood is true drink" John 6:55-56. 

12/26/2020: Due to the covid pandemic, the sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) will be suspended until restrictions are lifted. 

Masses are held on Saturdays at 4 PM, and on Sundays at 9 AM and 11 AM (choir); Creole mass at 4:30 PM on Sundays. All masses in the upstairs church. Commercial Elevator Access. Please read covid-19 compliance guideline details.

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


NOTE: Daily Mass Time Changing: Starting Monday April 5, 2021, daily Mass times will return to the 12:10 p.m. schedule on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. 
Facebook LIVE STREAM link for the 11 Am Mass for Sundays.
Worship Aid for the Second Sunday of Easter Divine Mercy Sunday 04/11/2021:  read here.
Rescheduled Organ Recital  Our parish organist, Alexander Bean will be  presenting an organ recital on April 16th  at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. The program will feature music by Hindemith, Titelouze, Weckmann,  and Rheinberger. There will be limited seating,  and the program will be live-streamed on the  St. John's Facebook page and website.
Welcome St. John’s New Catholic: We congratulate our St John’s RCIA Candidate Helenn Lemaistre who received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation, at the evening Easter Vigil more.
Sound System Upgrade: A special collection evelops are available in the church to help defray the cost of the $11,000.00 Sound system upgrade that is now in place. Many parisohners have commented how clearer the new system is both when attending Mass and while viewing the live stream masses on our face book page.
We have a few angels among us who have already donated $4500.00 toward this much-needed expense.
If you would like to be an angel, please make your tax-deductible gift to Saint John The Evangelist Parish, 2254 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140. 
You can also use our electronic giving portal to make your donation. Select "Friends of Liturgical Music" Fund at
Thank you!
Catholic Appeal: We are reminded of the importance of our parish communities that allow us to fully live out our faith. The support of the ministries at the Archdiocese of Boston help our parish continue serving the faithful in this community. Consider making an early gift to this year’s Catholic Appeal to help ensure these ministries can continue helping our parish, and all parishes, schools, and communities throughout our Archdiocese of Boston. Visit to learn more or make a donation.
Giving to Saint John'sPosted 1/10/2021: The coming weeks will bring a new way of giving to Saint John’s which will be tied to readily available QR codes which can be scanned and by which a donation can be made so much easier. We have been working on this plan, which includes great ways to communicate alerts and information to parishioners almost instantly. We look forward to telling everyone more about it. 

Gand Annual Collection: Read  the FY 2020 Annual Report here.

Read the 2020 Grand Annual Financial letter in French here.
Religious Ed 2020-2021: 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
If you have difficulty leaving your home at the moment because of kids, poor health, or other restrictions, please email [email protected]  and we can pair you with a volunteer from the Young Adult Group who can help you get groceries and run other errands. 

Pastor's Corner

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday) w/e 4/10-4/11

The figure of “doubting Thomas”, brought forth in today’s gospel selection taken from John, is so popular and recognizable that he has been carried over into the lexicon of the public square...continue reading

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

2/18/2021 John Brennen Home 1 Year!!! View John celebrating in the Prayer Corner page 

Mass Times

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.
Starting Monday, February 22, daily Mass will be celebrated at 11a.m. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week with exposition of the Holy Eucharist after each of those Masses in the UPSTAIRS church. Reconciliation will be suspended until restrictions are lifted.

NOTE: The cardinal has issued a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass during this time to the Catholics of the Archdiocese of Boston.  Sunday Mass will air on 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]