Weekly Bulletin


Bulletin for May 14/15 and 21/22, 2022

(The printed version as a PDF is available here)


HOPE FOR THE FUTURE CAMPAIGN

Last month marked the culmination of the public phase of Hope for the Future, a Comprehensive Campaign for the Paulist Fathers. Thanks to the generosity of over 2,700 donors – spanning 40 states (and counting), the District of Columbia and four countries – the campaign has raised $30.2 million in pledges and gifts! To date, over $18 million has already been collected in gifts and pledge payments.
Here at the Paulist Center, 182 households have contributed $620,015 for the campaign. Whether you supported the campaign financially, through prayer, or both – THANK YOU!
And a special thank you to those who served on our local campaign committee, serving as ambassadors for us Paulists!
This historic effort has funded construction of the Paulist House of Mission and Studies, our new, right-sized seminary in Washington D.C. This building – slated to open in late summer with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony in the fall – will also house several Paulist ministries.
The campaign has helped shore up support for senior Paulists, providing them with a comfortable retirement. Additionally, we’re able to address deferred maintenance at Paulist-owned buildings across the country, especially at our Motherhouse in New York City. Lastly, many outreach ministries like the Paulist Press, Busted Halo and St. Patrick’s American Catholic Church in Rome will be bolstered.
This campaign has truly given us Paulists Hope for the Future!
To view a “thank you” video from Paulist President Fr. Eric Andrews, please visit www.paulist.org/thankyou.


THE WALK FOR HUNGER – VIRTUAL

Wow! Team Paulist Center, Home of the Wednesday Night Supper Club raised more than $38,000 (and counting!) in the Walk for Hunger on May 1st.
Go to this link to see the NBC clip of the Paulist Center Walkers.
Since this is the main funder for our Supper Club, we are ever so grateful to all those who walked, organized, and gave.


LIVE-STREAMED MASS LINKS

The Sunday 10 am  Mass is Live-Streamed  (available as recording at same link after 11:15am)
Sunday, May 15, YouTube Link and Order of Worship Link
Saturday, May 22,  YouTube Link and Order of Worship Link


PAULIST CENTER ROSARY CIRCLE INTENTION FORM

Do you have a special intention that you would like the Paulist Center Community to pray for?
Our weekly Rosary Circle (see below) is happy to include your intentions (may be anonymous).
Go here for the form.

PAULIST CENTER ROSARY CIRCLE

All are welcome to the Paulist Center Rosary Circle, every Monday at 7:30pm.
Here’s the Zoom link Meeting ID: 487 503 158; Passcode: 021078


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION DATES

First Holy Communion
Please join us in celebrating their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 15th at the 10am Mass. All are invited to a reception down in the auditorium after Mass to celebrate with our first communicants.
First Reconciliation
Please join us in celebrating the First Reconciliation of the children in our community on Sunday, May 22nd at 12pm in the Chapel. Please pray for them.
Questions? Please email Susan Rutkowski or call her at 617-948-2426.


2022 LAY MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIP

The Paulist Center offers a grant of $700 – $1,000 to an active Roman Catholic lay student.  The grant is to be applied to tuition for a first level graduate theological or pastoral degree program (M.Div, MTS, MA in Pastoral Ministry, or equivalent). The award is open to any lay person after successful completion of her/his first year of a master’s-level degree program in a Boston Theological Institute (BTI) school.
Informational sheets are available here and in the racks or by contacting Patty Simpson at 617-948-2428 or patty@paulistcenter.org.  The application deadline is Thursday, June 30th.


 

In Other Communities

IGNATIAN VOLUNTEER CORPS NEW ENGLAND (IVC)
IVC is now accepting volunteer applications for its 2022-2023 year of service.
IVC volunteers are women and men, 50 years of age or better, who serve two full days/week from September to June in local nonprofits.
They commit to a program of monthly spiritual reflection. Contact IVC NE Director Dave Hinchen for more information (dhinchen@ivcusa.org) or visit the IVC New England website.


Ways of Giving

Our “Community Gift” is the Paulist Center’s tradition of giving away 5% of our weekend offerings, averaged out over the year, to a group outside of ourselves. We are so very grateful for your support during this time of uncertainty and financial challenge.
• The weekend of May 14th and 15th we designate our gift to St. Francis House, a refuge which offers food, shelter, counseling, and medical care for the poor and homeless of Boston.
• The weekend of May 21st and 22nd we designate our gift to New Ways Ministry, a Church ministry working for reconciliation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Catholics within Christian and civil communities.
Two ways to give:
1. To make a one-time or recurring donation using your bank account or credit card, click on this link:
https://tinyurl.com/DonatePaulistCenter#
2. Giving by text: Text a whole dollar donation amount to 844-899-7511; this will be designated as your “Weekend Offering.”
THANK YOU!