St. John’s will once again host the “Giving Tree”. Placed on the tree by the church altar will be a number of paper ornaments on which will be written a specific item that has been requested. Here are the instructions on how to participate:

  • Each ornament is prepared in duplicate and tied together before being placed on the tree. If you would like to help, we ask that before or after Mass, you choose an item that you would like to donate and remove the two corresponding attached ornaments from the tree.
  • One paper ornament you will take with you to place on the outside of your package.This will enable us to know the contents of the gifts when they are returned, wrapped or in a gift bag, to the Church and will help us in getting the gift to the correct family.
  • We ask that on the second ornament you print your name and address and place it in the basket next to the tree by Sunday, December 13th.

If you or someone you know has a need to be a recipient of the “Giving Tree”, please contact the Religious Education office at 617 846-3100 or the rectory at 617 846-7400. We will, of course, respect the privacy of all families; therefore all gifts will be given anonymously.
Please bring the gift, wrapped and labeled with the ornament, back to the tree by Sunday, December 13th as we need a few days to get the gifts ready for pickup by the recipients on December 16 and 17. If you have any questions, please call the Religious Education Office.