Author Archives: Nancy Nicolaou

Harvard Catholic Forum: What Do Genesis 1-3 Tell Us About Creation in a  Scientific Age?

  Thursday, October 29 7:30 PM EDT / 6:30 PM CDT Fr. Richard Clifford, S.J. REGISTER HERE This event is free and open to the public. It will be held on Zoom (registration required) and live-streamed on YouTube. Co-presented with the Lumen Christi Institute. Co-sponsored by the Society of Catholic Scientists and the Science and Religion Initiative of the McGrath Institute for Church Life. Modern readers naturally fall into a series of common mistakes when interpreting the creation accounts in Genesis. Urging us to consider these texts with fresh eyes, Fr. Clifford asks: Why does Genesis 1 describe creation as a 6-day work week? Why is Genesis 2-3 […]

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COVID-19 Positive Test Notification – Friday, October 9, 2020

We want to pass along some information to you. Someone who has regularly attended the daily Mass and the 11:00 Sunday Mass and has served as a Eucharistic Minister has tested positive for the Covid virus, though is asymptomatic. If you attended these Masses, please monitor your own health and notify your physician with any questions, concerns or symptoms.  The church has been deep cleaned and the proper authorities informed.  If you prefer not to remain in the church at this time, we certainly understand. With prayers for all who are affected by this illness We would like to remind everyone […]

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Let Your Voice Be Heard – Again “Say No to ROE”

The state legislature has extended the session until January 5, 2021. Please remind the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts. Please call the Committee at (617) 722-2396 and let them know you are opposed to H3320 and S1209 – the ROE legislation. Every telephone call helps! Remember these bills would remove: ·The requirement that young girls obtain consent before an abortion ·The requirement that efforts be made to save a living baby who survives abortion ·The requirement that late term abortions be performed in hospitals ·And the bills would allow […]

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Join Music Director Mr. James Kennerley, for the Virtual, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) and the Kotzschmar Organ | Halloween Weekend! 

Available for viewing: October 30, 12:00 PM – November 1, 11:00 PM This concert is a Pay What You Choose event with prices starting at $10 (plus applicable service fees). Please take into account the number of viewers when you make your selection. Online access to this pre-recorded concert will be available from 12pm on Friday, October 30th through 11pm Sunday, November 1st. Viewing link will be sent directly to all ticket holders prior to October 30th. https://boxoffice.porttix.com/hunchback-of-notre-dame-kotzschmar-organ-online/1431

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Protecting God’s Children: VIRTUS Training

PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN Per the Archdiocese of Boston, as part of serving in ANY ministry at St. Paul’s, or any parish in the Archdiocese, Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) checks are obtained for all volunteers who minister to or have the potential for unmonitored access to children, youth, elderly or the disabled.  CORI checks with a valid ID take place before you start practicing your ministry. We appreciate your help with this.  In January, we learned that all volunteers are also required to complete a VIRTUS, Protecting God’s Children, training class. In the process of obtaining more information on trainings, […]

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Covid-19 Positive Test Notification – Monday, July 27

We were just informed that someone who attended Mass on Sunday, July 19 at 11:00 AM and Saturday, July 25 at 9:00 AM tested positive for COVID-19.  The person was asymptomatic, wore a mask, did not receive Holy Communion and followed all the guidelines set forth by the church and state.  Since all guidelines were taken, we of course do want to want to err on the side of caution.  Please monitor your own health and know that a thorough, deep, cleaning and disinfecting will take place today.

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Remember to Reserve a Seat for Mass

Friends, We are looking forward to seeing one another at St. Paul’s soon.  Like many other parishes, we have a new procedure in place that you would follow to allow for your participation at Mass.  (Please remember that those over 65 years old and those who have any underlying medical concerns are advised not to come to Mass at this time.  If you are sick in any way, you cannot come to Mass.) Social distancing requires the cordoning of pews and seats; with these new limits, we can welcome 120 people to each Mass. So that we might do this […]

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Call for Essential Mass Volunteers

Friends and St. Paul’s Parishioners, We need your help! One of the things that has been made abundantly clear as we proceed to the great moment of inviting people back into the church for public Mass is the call for a large and committed corps of volunteers.  Without this help, it must be emphasized, we cannot have public Masses. And so, we are reaching out to you.  We are most in need of people to serve as ushers at Mass (before, during and after), and to a crew of people who will clean the church and bathrooms after every Mass.  […]

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St. Paul’s Food Pantry: Updated Information as of Friday, June 5

The food pantry remains open on Saturday mornings for anyone in need of assistance. During the COVID-19 crisis, volunteers are distributing prepacked bags of fresh produce, bread, and nonperishable items. All are welcome to come and pick up a bag between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM on Saturdays in the courtyard outside the church. Bags are free and you do not need to be a Cambridge resident or show ID. Food Pantry donations are accepted in the church foyer (not DiG Hall) whenever there is a Mass Monday-Friday 12:10 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM, regular Sunday schedule, 7:00 AM – 12:00 […]

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