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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.

Post Pandemic Weekend Celebration

Our parish church, at which we participate in the holy sacrifice of the Mass, will open fully with a public acknowledgement of our post pandemic practice with a weekend celebration on September 11-12. After each Mass that weekend we will offer coffee and donuts (Sunday 9:00am/11:00am) or wine and cheese (Saturday 4:00p.m.) with the opportunity to welcome those who are new and registering as well as an opportunity to sign up for a variety of ministries  operating at St. John’s. We hope that many will take the time to meet and greet folks who are new and welcome them to St. John’s.

Sunday Mass Invitation: Per guidance from the Cambridge Health Dept., Mask should be worn at Mass. 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

May 29, 2021 Please read covid-19 update details. As of May 29, 2021, St. John's Parish as the whole state is doing, is relaxing the standards of preparedness regarding our response to Covid 19. This does not mean we are abandoning our commitment to safety. Those who feel safe wearing a mask at Mass are encouraged to do so. Those who sense they are safe without one are encouraged to be responsible for the safety and comfort of others. While the blue tape is no longer up, we ask that you keep in mind the needs of others regarding social distancing and other precautions. We ask that you continue to exit out the side door and that you deposit worship aids in the proper receptacle.  

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]


Facebook LIVE STREAM link for the 11 Am Mass for Sundays.
Worship Aid for the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 8/01/2021:  read here.
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. 

In Honor of Lorene Harling by Joan  Rudolph: read here:

Sound System Upgrade:  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 are grateful for lll those who have donated to this campaign. If you would like to donate, please make your tax-deductible gift to Saint John The Evangelist Parish, 2254 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA 02140. 
Write "Friends of Liturgical Music" Fund on the check.  or go to  Thank you!
Python Coding Camp: The Young Adult Group is planning to start an introductory Python computer coding class for youth in our community this Summer. Classes will be designed for students that have just completed their High School Freshman or Sophomore year. No programming experience is required. The intent will be to meet at the Church on Saturday from 2-4 pm for about 8 sessions. read more 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

Thee Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time w/e 07/31-08/01

Once, in my childhood, I was in the middle of a burdensome situation and I remember praying to Jesus that if only He would relieve me of my situation, I would become a priest..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

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 Saturdays 3:30-4:00 and by appointment.

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]