Upcoming Events

 Charismatic Prayer  (October 4th & 18th)

Our Group meets on Wednesday Nights, usually twice a month, always in the Holy Spirit Chapel, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We share time in worship, song and praise together, and discuss various scripture passages and topics that have powerfully moved us. This month we’ll meet on October 4th & 18th. All are welcome to join us for a joyous time of worship.  If you have any questions, please contact: Nora Bolcon at 617-573-1664.

Prayer of Heart and Body  (Mondays in October)

Join us for meditation and yoga in a Christian context to help you enter into the Fall Season relaxed and centered. Each session culminates in movement to music, engaging with a variety of postures that give bodily expression to song-prayers. This is followed by a period of quiet sitting in centering prayer.

Instructor: Fr. Tom Ryan, CSP, certified yoga instructor and author of numerous books on spirituality, see www.tomryancsp.org.

Join us in the auditorium from 5:30-7:15pm, Mondays, September 18th-November 27th, (not meeting October 9th) $12 per session ($6 for students). Register at 617-742-4460.

RCIA Inquiry Meetings  (Wednesdays in October)

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Catholic, we will be having Inquiry sessions on Wednesday evenings though October. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the formational process for those who wish to become Catholic.

For further info please contact Fr. Rick Walsh at Rick@paulistcenter.org

Family Retreat (October 7th-9th)

Save the date for the annual Paulist Center Family Retreat over Columbus Day Weekend, October 7-9, at the Craigville Retreat Center on Cape Cod.  We especially welcome those who have never attended the retreat before, and/or those who are new to the Paulist Center, to consider joining us for this weekend of reflection, sharing, and spiritual growth.  All families and all types of families are welcome. Pricing and registration information will be circulated soon. If you have questions in the interim feel free to contact Elianna Nuzum. We hope you will join us!

 Monthly Prayer Night (October 13th)

The Young Adult group invites the wider Paulist Center Community to a monthly prayer night where we will open up space to connect with God. There’ll be a different theme or prayer practice every month. Please come join us on Friday, October 13th7pm in the Library. 
October Focus: Prayer through Multi-Lingual Rosary

Multi-Faith Prayer Vigil for Undocumented People (October 15th)

The Paulist Center Immigrant Advocacy Group urges you to join a group of Boston-area congregations and the Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) for a multi-faith prayer vigil in solidarity with our brothers and sisters detained at the ICE Detention Center at the South Bay Correctional Facility. This is a moment of heightened turmoil and fear for immigrant communities across Massachusetts. Join us in the power of prayer as we come together to make a public statement that people of faith stand up for the rights of undocumented people. How do our faiths call us to act in this moment? Where is our moral voice and vision leading us?
Join us, October 15th, 2-3pm at the South Bay Correctional Facility at 20 Bradston St., Boston. For more information call or email Paulist Center member Christopher Spicer at 617-832-5010 or email at  spicer.christopher04@gmail.com.

Community Discussion (October 15th)

On Sunday, October 15th the LGBTQ Community and Young Adult Ministry will be teaming up to host a community book discussion open to the entire Paulist Center community on Fr. James Martin’s new book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion and Sensitivity. The conversation will be held after the 6pm Mass in the Auditorium. You do NOT have to have read the book to attend!

40+ Group Monthly Dinner (October 21st)

Looking to build community at the Paulist Center? All those ages 40+ are inviting to join out group in monthly dinners after Mass and occasional social activities. Our next dinner will be on Saturday, October 21st, 6:30pm at Back Deck restaurant. Walk over after Mass or meet us there! All are welcome. Please RSVP to Nora Bolcron at nora.bolcon@state.ma.us.

Book Discussion: Tears we Cannot Stop (October 24th)

The Adult Education Committee and the Paulist Center Rolling Book Club are sponsoring a discussion of Tears we Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson led by community member Carol Mitchell on Tuesday, October 24th at 7pm in the Library,  This is an excellent opportunity to examine this challenging long-term best seller with other community members. Book description here.

Note: The Paulist Center Rolling Book Club holds sessions discussing of fiction and non-fiction works.  If you have a book you would like to discuss with other community members let the Adult Education Committee know.  To learn more contact Mary Burke at paddysniece@verizon.net.

Prayer Outside the Box  (October 25th)

The apostle Paul counseled the followers of Jesus to “pray in all circumstances.” Easier said than done, right? We will look at what makes for prayer, and then talk about how we can cultivate
those attitudes of heart and mind anywhere and everywhere. Got any trade secrets to share? Bring ’em! We’ll see how they compare with the methods we uncover in the Christian treasure chest.

This is the second of a monthly series of talks on holistic spirituality for Christian living, Fr. Tom Ryan, CSP, presents Prayer Outside the Box on October 25th  from 7-8:15pm in the 2nd fl Seminar Room. Suggested Donation $10.