Weekly Bulletin

May 19/20, 2018  —  Pentecost Sunday

Religious Education Classes – Looking for Teachers For The Fall

The last day of the religious school year is this Sunday, May 20th. Have you ever thought of sharing what you believe about God with others? The young people in our community deserve faithful and devoted teachers as they watch, listen, and learn what it means to be a Catholic Christian. Please consider finding out more about what being a teacher/group leader means in our religious education program here at the Center. Please contact Susan Rutkowski at 617-948-2426 or susan@paulistcenter.org to learn more.

40+ Group Dinner

Are you looking for community at the Paulist Center? All of those 40+ are invited to a monthly dinner to connect and get to know each other. This month we’ll be meeting this Saturday, May 19th at 6:30pm at Carrie Nation.to Nora Bolcon at-573-1664 or nora.bolcon@state.ma.us.

Young Adults Monthly Dinner

All Young Adults (18-39yrs) are invited to join us Sunday, May 20th at 7pm for our monthly community dinner in the Auditorium.  Dinner Theme: Filipino Feast! Bring a salad or dessert to share or $5 to help cover costs.

Young Adult Ministry E-Newsletter

The Young Adults have a separate newsletter and mailing list for all of their upcoming events and projects. Newsletters go out twice a month. If you’re a Young Adult who’d like to sign up, emailKatie at katie@paulistcenter.org to get added to the list!

Thank You!

You Made It Happen in the Greater Boston Walk for Hunger! This year, more than 60 of you made the Walk for Hunger, raising more than $25,000! Wow! That translates into 50,598 summer (safety-net) kid meals or 9,511 Supper Club meals. Thank you so much!

Community Coffee – Volunteers Needed For The Fall

The last Community Coffee for the year is this Sunday, May 20th, following the 10am and 12pm masses. A special thank you to all the volunteers for their service throughout the year.  Anyone interested in joining the Community Coffee Team to sustain this ministry in the fall, please see Raoul after the 10am mass and Kathy Ward after the 12pm mass this Sunday.

Reduced Prices On Fair Trade

Support our Sister Community in El Salvador and enjoy a bargain. We hope to sell out and reach our goal at the same time. This Sunday, May 20th, will be our last sale until September. Come visit us at Community Coffee after the 10am and 12pm masses.

Flowers for Pentecost

The Paulist Associates have donated flowers for Pentecost in memory of Carol Murphy.

The Paulist Center Welcomes New Members:

Meghan, Brian, & Ainsley Awe;
Molly Bench & Eben, Claire, John, & Jeremiah Sullivan;
Anthony & Sarah Chasse;
Stephanie Colbert;
Kelly Klega;
Matthew & Rachel Moynihan;
Sara, Michael J., & Michael S. Noone;
Keesha Riley & Ronald Riley, Jr.;
Chris, Abigail, & Samuel Roughton;
Nicholas Zalucki & Jennifer McMahon

Passing On Your Faith

Have you ever thought of sharing what you believe about God with others? The young people in our community deserve faithful and devoted teachers as they watch, listen, and learn what it means to be a Catholic Christian. Please consider finding out more about what being a teacher/group leader means in our religious education program here at the Center. Please contact Susan Rutkowski at susan@paulistcenter.org or 617-948-2426 to learn more.

Young Adults Singles Mixer

Join us for a night of multi-parish single mingling! Participants are welcome to come for a general happy hour and/or to participate in an optional speed dating activity at Back Bay Social Club (in the downstairs room!) from 6-9pm on, May 29th.RSVP and/or sign up for speed dating on the website or facebook.


Stewardship Information

Last Week Fiscal YTD
Weekend Collection $ 8,402 $ 357,859
Budget Amount $ 11,164 $392,415
Difference ($ 2,672) ($ 34,556)

As always, we remind you that it is only the generosity of your resources that makes the activities of the Paulist Center possible and weekend collections are the “bread and butter” of our operating budget. If you wish to make  an offering, please make checks payable to the Paulist Center and mail to 5 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108, or even better, sign up to give electronically through our website!  We thank you for your generosity.

5% Community Gift

We give 5% of our total fiscal year weekend collections to various organizations.

This weekend we designate our gift to the Bakhita House whose mission is to respond to the needs of victims of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation in the greater Boston area.

We thank you for your continued support.

Weekly Schedule

Sun 5/20

FREP – 6th Fl Rms. 13, 16, 17, 22 & 11:15am
2nd Fl Play Rm. and Seminar Rm.
Jr. High Youth Group – 3rd Fl Library 11:15am
Community Coffee – Auditorium 11:15am
Community Coffee – Auditorium 1:15pm
Young Adult Dinner – Auditorium 7:00pm

Tues 5/22

Prayer of Heart and Body – 2nd Fl Seminar Rm. 5:30pm

Wed 5/23

Supper Club – Auditorium 6:00pm

Director’s Reflection

Dear Companions on the Journey,

Using your Smartphone as a prayer tool … a few thoughts.

I receive regular email messages from the Outreach to Millennials from the University of Notre Dame. call it the “Grotto Network” (grottonetwork.com). In a recent offering, they suggested some apps (if you don’t know what an “app” is, you can stop reading here) that enhance Daily Spiritual Mindfulness. they are:

They say that this app “is a wonderful way to slow down your day and enjoy a quiet but prayerfully productive moment. Inspired by St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer, this app provides brief, guided meditations — which is helpful when your mind is prone to wandering.” Its name: “Examen

Of this one, they say “Pray as you go”is a daily prayer session, designed to go with you wherever you go, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.” A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend.It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.” name: “Pray as you Go

Interested in Catholic News? “The Vatican News

Modestly, this App – “Laudate” – says that it’s the #1 Catholic App. Lots of prayers.

Need the Bible on your Smartphone? for the basic “Bible” app. , of course.

Finally, the Grotto Network recommends that you set the alarm on your Smartphone to arise fifteen minutes earlier than usual…so that you can have that extra quiet time for prayer. a bad idea.

What do you think?
And let us pray for/with one another.
The Paulist Center

Prayer of Heart and Body – Easter Season Through Pentecost

Come try meditation and yoga as a way into an encounter with God in inner quietude. Learn the basics of Christian meditation/centering prayer, a range of yoga postures, and yoga posture-flows to song-prayers. No experience required. Instructor: Fr. Thomas Ryan, CSP, certified yoga instructor. One Tuesday left in the series: May 22nd, 5:30-7:15pm. $12 per session ($6 for students). Registration forms in back of Chapel or at reception office,-742-4460.

Family Retreat, October 6 – 8: Register Now!

The annual Paulist Center Family Retreat will be held over Columbus Day Weekend,October 6-8, at the Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod. All families and all types of families are welcome to participate in this weekend of reflection, sharing, and spiritual growth. We’re asking families to register and make a non-refundable $50 deposit by May 20th to guarantee their spot at the retreat. More information online at https://tinyurl.com/yd3x4d8q or from Chase Duclos-Orsello, Elianna Nuzum, or Gigi Garcia-Rogers.We hope you will join us!


In Other Communities …

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Needed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH):

The Spiritual Care Department at MGH is looking for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist to administer Holy Communion to patients and families in the hospital. This is a volunteer ministry and there is a great need. Parking is validated. For requirements and further information, please call Julie Supple at 617-724-8759 or email her at jsupple@mgh.harvard.edu.

Emergency Food Pantry

Our food pantry is low on ramen noodles, jelly, tuna, stews, condiments (especially mayo), tea & coffee, cereal and rice.  Please consider dropping off these items in the baskets located in the Mary Alcove in the chapel.  Thank you for your generosity.   

The 2nd Floor Play Room Available At All Masses

The playroom is available for parents to use while accompanying their children if they find that helpful to them or their child during any Mass.

Playroom is Wired

The second floor playroom, with a connecting door to the balcony, now has a speaker so that you can listen to the liturgy while watching your child. If it’s not on, just reach up and push the power button and adjust the volume.

Daily Scripture Readings

are available free at www.usccb.org/bible/readings/.

Give Us This Day

is a monthly publication from Liturgical Press created to help sustain your personal prayer practices with daily prayer for Morning and Evening. For every subscription established, the Paulist Center earns $5.00 in credit toward purchases from Liturgical Press! To earn that credit for Paulist Center, please use the promotion code TDBR5125 when you subscribe online at www.giveusthisday.org or call toll-free 888-259-8470.

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is available at the Center, from Sister Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ and Christopher O’Rourke, both trained spiritual directors, for anyone who wishes to deepen their Spiritual Life. Spiritual Direction is an opportunity for one to reflect and share his or her life and prayer experience and be guided in one’s search for God. Sister Kathleen can be reached at 617-755-9729. Christopher can be reached at 617-817-3977. A donation of $10-$25 is suggested.

Pastoral Care for the Sick

When you or someone you know is sick and unable to join us at Liturgy, we have trained Pastoral Care Ministers who can bring the Eucharist to you. Please contact Trudy Macdonald, Pastoral Care Coordinator, at 781-665-0975 or trumac@verizon.net to arrange for a visit.

Respond to Any Homily

One of the objectives of our Five Year Pastoral Plan that we are currently focusing on is encourage thought-provoking, challenging preaching. To help us implement this objective we invite any member of the Paulist Center Community to give comments and commendations to any Paulist Center preacher. If you wish to respond to a preacher simply send an e-mail to the Center’s general e-mail address: info@paulistcenter.org and we will see your message is forwarded to the right preacher.

Prayer Offering

A member of the Paulist Center Community is offering to pray for the needs of other members. Please contact Fr. Rick Walsh at rick@paulistcenter.org with your requests and he will forward them to the person of prayer.

Welcome to the Paulist Center

If you are new to the Paulist Center or have been coming for a while and would like to be more involved you can register as a member. There is an initial contact form “Welcome. Be at Home” in the racks by the entrances and a similar link on line.  We are glad you are here.