Parish Organizations

St. Vincent de Paul

Volunteers needed

Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians”) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need.

Contact: Cammie Wynn,

Food Pantry

Volunteers needed

The St. Paul Parish food pantry serves between 50 and 80 individuals and families each week.  Every Saturday morning, volunteers contribute to this ministry by picking up and delivering bread and produce, unloading and sorting bread, produce and non-perishables and serving visitors.

Contact: Molly McDougal,

Outreach to the Homeless

Community Advent and Lenten Meals Volunteers needed

Every Wednesday during Advent and Lent after the 12:10 Mass, we prepare and serve home-cooked meals for our homeless and others in the community, including parishioners who are welcome to join our guests. Volunteers are needed to prepare food at home (main dishes and vegetables) and bring juices, fresh fruits, desserts and sandwiches. A video is shown following the meal for those who wish to stay.  We need volunteers to help prepare, set up, serve, and clean up.

Contact: Mercedes Evans,; 617-492-7047

or Carol Menkiti,; 617-666-2855

Eucharistic Ministry to Mt. Auburn

Each day about 42 patients at Mt. Auburn receive the Eucharist from extraordinary ministers from nearby parishes. Extraordinary ministers who wish to visit the sick and homebound must receive preparation and training on the rites in Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rite of Anointing and Viaticum.

Contact: Sharon Gouveia, Coordinator,; 617-448-9920

or Mary Harrison, Catholic chaplain at Mt Auburn,

Pro Life and Family Committee

Formed in 2008, our mission is clear: We believe that all human life is sacred, and must be defended from conception to natural death.We are dedicated to promoting the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church on all life issues, including abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, assisted suicide, and stem cell research.  We are committed to educating our parish and student communities on the Gospel of Life as the morally sure and steady standard for life choices in a complex, increasingly secular world.  We choose life and defend life, and we welcome the participation of all those who share in our mission.

Contact: Juan Carmona,

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The ESOL program at St. Paul’s provides free English language classes to adults in the Cambridge area.  The ESOL class meets once a week on Saturday mornings.

Contact: Rebecca Riley,