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A message from the Center for April 18/19, 2020

Dear Friends on the Journey,
“If everything around you seems dark, look again.
You may be the light.”
Rumi, Persian Poet & Islamic Scholar
Also, if you missed any of the Holy Week Services (or wish to see them again), the recordings are available from links on our website

Today: A) Prayer Opportunities; B) Other “Outreach Opportunities.”

Sunday, April 19th , Evening Prayer, 6pm:

We will be live-streaming Evening Prayer (for an explanation of this expression of the Church’s liturgy, see this link). While you do not need one, here is the Script for Evening Prayer which may help some follow along.

Liturgy of the Word

Paulist Center Families will again, Sunday, April 19th , celebrate the Liturgy of the Word at 10 am. All are welcomed to this gathering through this zoom link, or through calling in.
Meeting ID: 451 661 081
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Educational and Outreach Opportunities:

From our Immigrationa Advocacy Group: FACING DEPORTATION: “THE LAST DREAM.” In the documentary “The Last Dream,” Salvadoran youth from Holy Redeemer parish in East Boston produce a play about what it’s like to face deportation if the US government ends their family’s Temporary Protected Status (TPS). These young people will visit the Paulist Center via Zoom on Sunday, April 19, at 1:00 pm for a showing of the documentary and the opportunity for a virtual discussion with audience members. Sign up to receive a link to the virtual meeting at
Temporary Protected Status is an immigration status that allows recipients to live and work in the US. TPS recipients face deportation unless their authorization is extended beyond January 2021. In addition they are not covered under certain provisions in Coronavirus emergency assistance policies currently being considered at the federal and state levels. (The April 19 program is co-sponsored by the Paulist Center Immigrant Advocacy Group and Adult Education Committee. For further information call/text/email Ed Marakovitz at 617-306-9726)
The Greater Boston Walk for Hunger. Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, 1 in 11 households and 1 in 9 children were experiencing food insecurity in Massachusetts. Now — with quarantines, unpaid sick leave, lost wages, unemployment and school closings — even more people are struggling. Project Bread supports many programs, including our own Paulist Center Wednesday Night Supper Club (currently providing around 180 meals a week.) In fact, this is the major funding for our Supper Club!
The physical Walk for Hunger has been cancelled due to “physical distancing;” however, our team is unifying using social media—such as Facebook—and technology in order to support our struggling neighbors. The biggest act you can make is simply join our team at It’s free even if you cannot afford to give money, it will allow you to “donate” space on your Facebook. We can help you set it up once you linked up to our team to show you are interested. So, Although the physical part is cancelled, we can still cross the May 3rd “Finish Line” to make a difference!
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Well, what can I do in lieu of Sunday Mass?

Consult the Paulist Fathers’ omnibus website page
I conclude with the wise words of St. Teresa of Avila:
Nothing can trouble,
nothing can frighten.
Those who seek God shall
never go wanting.
Nothing can trouble,
nothing can frighten.
God alone fills us.
And let us pray for/with one another.
Michael McGarry, C.S.P.
Director, the Paulist Center
Along with Patty, Chuck, Susan, Peter, Kristin, Dorothy, Alvaro, Barbara, Rob, and Sal. Please feel free to call upon your Pastoral Ministers if you wish. Find contact information here.
I will be sending out something every Thursday or Friday as the “shut down” continues.