An Invitation from St. Paul’s Parish in Cambridge

An Invitation from St. Paul’s Parish in Cambridge

The Committee on Spiritual & Public Concerns and the Social Justice Committee of St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square invite you to join us for two timely lectures with Fr. J. Bryan Hehir
Sunday, October 3 at 3:00 PM: The Catholic Social Tradition: Sources, Structure and Specific Issues
Sunday, October 31 at 3:00 PM: Racial Justice: The Challenge for the Church and the Nation

At St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square or Virtually on Zoom

Saturday, October 2: Veterans Memorial Mass at the 4:00pm Vigil at St. Paul

Saturday, October 2: Veterans Memorial Mass at the 4:00pm Vigil at St. Paul

All military veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend a special Veterans Memorial Mass at St. Paul Church at 4:00pm on Saturday, October 2. Organized by the Wellesley Veterans’ Council, this annual event brings Wellesley veterans together as part of the annual Wellesley Wonderful Weekend. Veterans are invited (but not required!) to wear their uniforms. We will gather in the St. Paul foyer and process in with the celebrant to reserved seats down front.  During the Mass we will remember those veterans from Wellesley who gave their lives for our country. We salute your service to our country and look forward to seeing you at St. Paul on October 2.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Have you been worshiping with us, but never officially taken the step to become Catholic?
Have you been away from the Church, and have now returned, but want to know more?
Have you been a Catholic all your life, but never celebrated all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist)?
Have you joined us from a different background and would like to find out more about the Catholic Church?

If you (or someone you know) answers YES to any of these questions, you are invited to find out more through process called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)…

Synod 2021-2023 “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”

Synod 2021-2023 <i>“For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission”</i>

Pope Francis has called for a synod in the church. The theme of this upcoming Synod is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”  The solemn opening of the Synod will take place in Rome on October 9-10, and in the particular Churches (the diocesan phase) on October 17. It will conclude in the Vatican on October 2023 with the assembly of bishops from around the world. The diocesan phase, which runs until April, will focus on listening to and consulting the people of God.

You can learn more about this inspiring two-year process our Church is engaged in on the Synod page on our website…

CARDINAL SEÁN P. O’MALLEY STATEMENT ON HAITI

CARDINAL SEÁN P. O’MALLEY STATEMENT ON HAITI

On September 6, I was able to visit Haiti to meet with Cardinal Langlois of Les Cayes, to survey the challenges now confronting the Haitian people and to express the solidarity of the Archdiocese, home to one of the largest Haitian communities in the United States, with the Church and the nation of Haiti. I was delighted to spend time with a fine young priest in Haiti, Fr. Louis Merosné, who was raised in St. Angela Parish in Mattapan and then returned to Haiti to pursue a vocation to the priesthood.

Even a brief visit two weeks ago vividly illustrated the threefold crisis now in Haiti…

Your Time and Talent are Needed!

Your Time and Talent are Needed!

Do you feel a desire to be trained as a Eucharistic Minister? 
Do you feel a prompting to proclaim the Word of God as a Lector at Mass? 
Are you called to comfort the grieving by serving at the Altar for funeral Masses?
Do you want to steward financial offerings by gathering the collection? 
Have you been waiting for a specific call to serve?


THIS IS THAT CALL!

Special Collection for the Clergy Trust – September 18-19

Special Collection for the Clergy Trust – September 18-19

For priests, bringing the presence of Christ to others is a daily calling that extends far beyond the walls of the Church, and impacts the lives of people of all faiths and backgrounds throughout the entire community. There are countless examples of priests in the Archdiocese of Boston working tirelessly and selflessly to make the world a better place for all of us. Our priests don’t just enrich the lives of Catholics in parishes, they enrich the lives of everyone in all communities. It’s simple: healthier priests mean stronger communities. 

You can help by contributing to the Clergy Trust special collection at all Masses on the weekend of September 18-19…