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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.

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

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


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

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time w/e 10/16-10/17

The gospel selection to be proclaimed on this 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time is taken from Mark and is again a discussion between Jesus and the disciples regarding the way of discipleship.  ...continue reading


New Parish Organist: Welcome to Timothy Hughes our new Parish Organist
Facebook LIVE STREAM link for the Mass of Remembrance on 10/30 at 4 pm.
Worship Aid for the Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time 10/17:  read here.
IN MY Father's HOUSE - A Musical Celebration of Remembrance & Consolation.   Sunday October 31, 2021 at 2:30 P.M.  Click here to read details of this Concert.
Christmas Holiday Fair: The Holiday Fair will be held on November 6th and 7th. We are so happy to be back to help our parish financially. If anyone has any suggestions, new ideas, donations, or information on donating please feel free to contact Joan Rudolph by text or call at 617-435-9646 or by email at [email protected]  We’re looking forward to the FUN! So start your knitting, and crocheting, and don’t forget to save those attic treasures and jewelry to donate. More information on our bake sale will be published at a later date. This year’s Christmas Holiday Fair is dedicated to the memory of Lorene Harling, Maureen Neil & Ann Sheahan who worked tirelessly for so many years. Ann will be watching that Jewelry Table, Maureen will giving out numbers and Lorene will be directing us from Heaven. We are saddened by the loss of our friends. They will be greatly missed. If you have items for the White Elephant table you can drop those off on the porch of the Rectory the door of which will be open until a reasonable hour. If you would like to purchase a new gift for our raffle table, those can be left at the office 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. We thank you for your generosity in this regard. missed. 
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]

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

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

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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]