Dementia: A Pastoral Response

Thursday, October 25 from 8:30am-2:00pm
Pastoral Center (66 Brooks Dr, Braintree)

An opportunity to learn about the types of dementia, to explore a parish pastoral response, to become familiarized with resources, and to share experiences. Continuing Ed hours available to Pastoral Associates and DREs. Cost to attend: $20 (includes lunch). For more information or to register, please email Karen Farrell or call 617-746-5843.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Theological Institute and the Archdiocese of Boston Office of Chaplaincy Programs, with support from The Catholic Health Foundation.

29th Annual Cathedral Organ Benefit Recital

Sunday, October 28 at 3:00pm
Saint John’s Seminary Main Chapel

Join us in welcoming our friends from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, temporarily unable to use their venue while the Cathedral undergoes interior restoration, for their annual Organ Benefit recital. Enjoy the music of Bach, Sowerby, Franck, Handel, and Whitlock performed on our own recently restored Hook & Hastings Organ. Featuring Mark Dwyer, organist and choirmaster at The Church of the Advent. All proceeds benefit the Hook & Hastings organ at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

This concert is co-sponsored by Saint John’s Seminary, the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.


2018 All Souls Memorial Concert & Auction

Saturday, November 17 at 7:00pm
Saint John’s Seminary Main Chapel

The Theological Institute of Saint John’s Seminary will present the annual All Souls Memorial Concert, dedicated to our deceased loved ones, and Silent Auction. Featuring friends of the Institute and hosted by Most Rev. John A. Dooher, Auxiliary Bishop of Boston. All proceeds will benefit the Theological Institute Endowment Fund.

*NEW for 2018*:
Can’t make it to the concert? The auction will stay open through Thursday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m! You will be able to bid live at the Pastoral Center (66 Brooks Drive, Braintree) or online (coming soon). 

Schedule for December 6: 
7:15 p.m.- Dinner ($20)
7:30 p.m. – Silent Auction closes
7:45 p.m.- Live Auction Bidding Begins!

You need not be present at the concert or the live closing to win.
Questions? Email Ellen Oesterle or call 617-779-4104, ext. 2.


Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm, with a repeat performance on Sunday, December 9 at 3:00pm
Saint John’s Seminary Main Chapel

Our annual Christmas concert, featuring the Saint John’s Seminary Schola and special guests!


Thanks to generous donors like you, most of our events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place on the SJS main campus at 127 Lake St, Brighton, where there is free and plentiful parking. For more information on these events and more, please email