It was recently reported by a parishioner that they received an email from Fr. Chris asking them to purchase Google Play cards and call a phone number with the card serial numbers. Please be advised that Fr. Chris, the St. John’s staff, or those who volunteer for the parish’s various ministries would never send out a solicitation for donations without including it in the parish bulletin. If you are ever in doubt of whether an email or social media advertisement is legitimate, we ask that you contact the Parish Office to verify that it is legitimate before making your donation. Our phone number is 617-846-7400 and official email is

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