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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]

Mass Schedule: 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. Daily Mass times are 12:10 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. 

Sunday Mass InvitationCardinal Sean has indicated that very soon the dispensation from mandatory attendance at Sunday Mass will be 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.

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

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

 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. 

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


Facebook LIVE STREAM link for the 11 Am Mass for Sundays.
Worship Aid for the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 6/20/21:  read here.
First Holy Communion: Congratulations to those from St. John’s  Haitian Community who received their  First Communion Sunday May 29th at the 4:30pm  Mass, here at St. John’s Church. Please pray for our St. John’s Parish children. May they always know the peace of Jesus and the light of His love in their lives. 

Naima De Horatius Darshly Desjardins Maiella Duncan Adrian Merisier Julian Nortelus Julyon Nortelus Carmella Pierre Paola Sene

We are proud of our First Communion class as they further their journey in faith, and will continue to pray for them during this special time.

First Holy Communion: We ask God's Blessing upon those who received their First Holy Communion
at the 4:00 Mass on 5/15/2021: Saumara Bernard, Evalyn Keefe, Marvens St. Could, and Norma-Rose Termè-Smith.  See pictures here. Their pictures and story will be included in next week’s bulletin.
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 Service.   Also Congratulations to those who received the Sacramaent of Confirmation in April 2021. We congratulate Matther Orlik and Scott Eranio who received the Sacrament of Confirmaiton. more.
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.
In Honor of Lorene Harling by Joan  Rudolph: read here:
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. 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!
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. 
Gand Annual Collection: Read  the FY 2020 Annual Report here.
Read the 2020 Grand Annual Financial letter in French here.
Catholic Appeal: It is with gratitude that we say to all those who have  given generously to the work of the Catholic Appeal that we have reached our assessment goal. That being the case and not wanting our assessment to increase  next year, we would ask that any gifts to come be  dedicated to Saint John’s and not the Catholic Appeal. Thanks to all those who gave and a promise of prayer for the continued good work of the Catholic Appeal.  Fr. Joe .

Pastor's Corner

The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time w/e 6/19-6/20

The Gospel passage from Mark which has been chosen for proclamation on this 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time describes a scene familiar to those who are Disciples of Christ in faith...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 

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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 UPSTAIRS church.
Reconciliation is still suspended at St. John's.

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]