St. Paul’s Community Advent Offering: “Picturing the Prince of Peace”

The Harvard Catholic Center, St. Paul’s Parish, and St. Paul’s Choir School are excited to offer a series of Advent virtual talks on sacred art, presented by renowned art historian Dr. Elizabeth Lev. Each talk on Zoom will be followed by a performance from the Choir of Men and Boys at Saint Paul’s. “God Made Visible…To All!” will take place at 4:00 PM on Sat. December 5, and “Humanity Elevated Through The Incarnation: St. Francis, the Franciscans, and Beyond” will take place at 4:00pm on Sat. December 12. This is free and open to all; please share with friends and family! […]

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Advent Lunches 2020

Due to the pandemic, it has been decided that we will not host the Advent Lunches this coming season.  It was a difficult decision but we need to keep guests and volunteers safe during time. Continue to pray for a end to the pandemic so that we can once again serve our sisters and brothers in the future.

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COVID-19 Positive Test Notification – Saturday, November 14, 2020

Just a brief announcement:   we learned on Saturday afternoon that one of our parishioners who attended the 7:30 AM Mass on Sunday, November 8 has been diagnosed with COVID-19.  The Cambridge Board of Health and the Archdiocese of Boston have been informed. The person, who was asymptomatic at the time, had observed all protocols before entering the church, kept a mask in place throughout the Mass (removing it only to receive communion), and left the church immediately following the Mass.  The church is regularly cleaned. By all standards, contact with the person would have been minimal.   However, if you were […]

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SVDP Virtual Giving Tree Appeal

Each year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul assists 30-40 local families at the holidays through our Thanksgiving meals and Giving Tree gift program.  The incredible generosity of the St. Paul Parish family has been the backbone of this program for over 25 years. Due to COVID-19, instead of fulfilling individual gift requests via the Giving Tree this year, we are distributing gift cards to the families we serve.  To make this work, we are asking those who might normally donate gifts to make a monetary donation here.  We deeply appreciate your support both now and year-round, as we […]

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Book Talk by Deacon Tim

Sunday, November 15, at 3:00 PM the St. Paul’s Committee on Spiritual and Public Concerns is hosting a webinar talk with Q&A by Deacon Tim O’Donnell, based on his book The Deacon: Icon of Christ the Servant, Minister of the Threshold, just released by Paulist Press. Click here to register on Zoom. For more on the book, see https://thedeaconbook.com/.  

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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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All Day and Night Adoration

We will need at least four persons who commit to cover one hour throughout the day and night. Please look ahead to your schedule and plan when might be best for you. Confessors will also be available. It is a real grace to do this in a parish.  Please sign up by contacting Nancy in the main office or visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040b49a5a92ba5f85-allday  

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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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Black Catholic Saints

St. Benedict the Black also known as St. Benedict the Moor From Slave to Cook and Franciscan Priest, this Saint’s holiness touched all those whom he came into contact with. To read more about his incredible life click here and here FACT: There are at least 7 historically Black Catholic parishes named for this saint within the United States. Events Join in praying the ROSARY FOR AN END TO COVID-19 AND RACISM IN OUR COUNTRY AND THE WORLD. All are welcome to join in this call and pray together! Every Sunday at 2:00 PM CALL IN: (605) 313-5111 ACCESS CODE: […]

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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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