The Ascension of Our Lord – Holy Day of Obligation: Thursday, May 10, 2018

ASCENSION THURSDAY Just a reminder that on the Holy Day of Ascension, Thursday, May 10, there are parking restrictions in the area because of street cleaning.  Please be mindful of this if you join us for the 8:00am Mass.  The other Masses are at 12:10pm and 7:00pm that evening.   Ascension Thursday is a Holy Day of Obligation.  

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Thomas Haferd, Ph.D., announced as the new Head of School for Saint Paul’s Choir School in Harvard Square

CAMBRIDGE, April 17, 2018 – Father William Kelly, Pastor of Saint Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, announced today the appointment of Thomas Haferd, Ph.D. as the Head of School at Saint Paul’s Choir School, effective June 11, 2018. Father Kelly stated, “After an effective search process and meetings with several strong candidates, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Thomas Haferd as our new Head of School.  Dr. Haferd impressed the Search Committee and me in many ways. Because of his demonstrated success as an educator, leader and fundraiser, we are confident that he is the person to […]

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Good Friday, March 30: “The Three Hours’ Agony” by Bishop Barron

The Three Hours’ Agony” or Tre Ore is a liturgical service held on Good Friday to commemorate the Passion of Christ. Specifically, it refers to the three hours that Jesus hung on the Cross and includes a series of homilies on the seven last words spoken by Christ. Bishop Barron was invited by Timothy Cardinal Dolan to preside over the Tre Ore service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. We shall listen to the reflections in the Parish Chapel this Good Friday, March 30th at 1:00 PM.

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Holy Week at St. Paul’s

Holy Week at Saint Paul’s   Holy Thursday, March 29 Morning Prayer – 8:00 AM Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper withProcession to the Altar of Repose – 7:30 PM Compline—10:00 PM   Good Friday, March 30 Morning Prayer – 8:00 AM Solemn Celebration of the Lord’s Passion – 3:00 PM Stations of the Cross – 7:00 PM   Holy Saturday, March 31 Morning Prayer – 9:00 AM The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night – 8:00 PM   Easter Sunday, April 1 7:30 AM , 9:00 AM (Note time change), 11:00 AM (Upper Church & Lower Church) and 5:00 […]

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Lent a Time of Spiritual Renewal

What is Lent?  Lent is a solemn 40-day period in the Church’s liturgical year in which we prepare ourselves spiritually for the great celebration of Easter. The name itself is derived from a Germanic word for springtime and came to be used in English-speaking countries in place of the Latin term quadragesima (“forty days”). The tradition of celebrating Lent for forty days is drawn from the experience of Jesus, who spent forty days in the desert fasting and preparing himself for his public ministry. The season of Lent is one of the two penitential seasons in the church’s liturgical calendar. […]

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