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To view our Weekly Bulletin, see link below. 

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.

The Parish Hall continues to be available for rental for after celebrations of baptisms, First Communion, wedding receptions and or meetings or parties of any kind. Permission for alcohol is available through the City of Cambridge and it is a roomy and convenient site for any purpose. Please consider renting the Hall for your next event. Please contact the parish office for details.

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


NEW: Catholic appeal 2023 : By participating in the annual Appeal, you help our Church ensure that the presence and hope of Christ can be felt throughout the 144 communities that comprise our Archdiocese of Boston. 250+ parish communities make up the collective fabric of our shared faith. Our ministries help support vibrant parishes so they can create programs and initiatives uniquely suited to their priorities and the needs of the communities they serve. Our parishes not only serve the faithful within the Church, they serve the needs of our communities.  Read message from Cardinal Sean and the latest ANNUAL REPORT here.

 View the Catholic appeal video  here.

The National Eucharistic Revival, a three-year initiative called for by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops began Sunday, June 19, 2022— the feast of Corpus Christi in the United States. The Eucharist: Source of Our Healing and Hope the truth of the Real Presence and inspire Catholics to renew and deepen their devotion to Christ in the Eucharist. view the video from the USCCB here.

In “Catholic Central: Baptism,” Kai and Libby look at the first sacrament, which is common to all Christians (Jesus was also baptized). Even outside of Christianity – and often in movies and TV -- entering into, and emerging from, water is a universal symbol of renewed life, a way of being born again “of water and the spirit.”  Watch the video here.

St. John the Evangelist Lenten and  Easter Mass Schedule 

Stations of the Cross All Fridays during lent-Upper Church 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Good Friday 

Reconciliation Service Tuesday, March 28th 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Mass Wednesday, March 29th 6:00 p.m. (No Daily Mass)

Palm Sunday Saturday, April 1st Vigil 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 2nd 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Haitian Creole 4:30 p.m.

Holy Thursday Mass Eucharist April 6th, 6:00 p.m.

Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion Veneration of the Cross-Holy Communion April 7th 3:00 p.m.

Stations of the Cross April 7th 6:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil Mass Service of Light Celebration of the  Sacraments of Initiation, Saturday April 8th 6:00 p.m.  

Easter Sunday April 9th 11:00 a.m. (no 9a.m.),  4:30 p.m. Haitian Creole


Pastor's Corner

The Fifth Sunday of Lent W/E 03/25/2023-03/26/2023

We anticipate the celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus announced in the Easter Vigil and on Easter Sunday by praying in hope that one day we will be raised and united to the Risen Christ for an eternity.  .....continue reading

As of June 26, the mass will no longer be streamed on line.

Read the Grand Annual Letter for October 2022 here.

Read the Grand Annual Financial Summary as of June 30, 2022 here.



Devotional Votive Candle Stand: Be sure to stop at our NEW Devotional Votive Candle Stand in front of the Blessed Mother Statue. The stand holds 36 electric candlesand the cost is $2.oo per candle and candle will stay on for 2 hours. votive candles
Mass Scheduling Book:  is available for scheduling Mass intentions for 2023. 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 2022-2023 you may do so by email [email protected] or calling the rectory at 617-547-4880

Religious Ed 2022-2023: 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

Baptisms: Please call the office at 617-547-4880 for information. Baptism are usually held at the 4 pm Mass on Saturdays, but exceptions can be made if required.

Covid Testing: is no longer available at St. John’s. Visit or call the City of Cambridge for latest COVID-19 testing. phone: 617-349-4000 website:  
To find hours and book an appointment visit,www.

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

If you would like to have someone remembered in our community prayers, please call the rectory at 617-547-4880 or email [email protected] We will add their name to our prayer list.

Useful Links

Online Giving

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

CatholicTV CHRT
The Boston Pilot RCAB 2022 Catholic Appeal. Watch the video here.  



Mass Times

Weekend Masses are held Saturdays at 4 PM (cantor), Sundays at 9 AM (cantor) and Sundays at 11 AM (choir- except summer) all in the upstairs church.
Creole mass Sundays at 4:30 PM 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) Saturdays 3:30-3:50PM in the upper church..

Charismatic Prayer Sponsored by the Haitian Community: Thursday 7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Masses on Boston Catholic TV are broadcasts on Comcast channel 268, RCN channel 85, Verizon channel 296 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]