Weekly Bulletin

July 13/14 and 20/21, 2019  —   15th and 16th Sundays of Ordinary Time

Thank You

On behalf of the Missionaries of Jesus, thank you so much for your generosity last weekend when Fr. Freddie Pinuela joined us on behalf of the Missionary Co-Op Appeal. Thank You!

Sacrament Prep For Adults

Fr. Chuck is the person to contact should you have questions about preparing and celebrating a sacrament as an adult.  Questions might range from:
• marriage preparation to
• baptism as an adult or
• being received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church or
• receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Fr. Chuck’s email is chuck@paulistcenter.org.

Welcome To The Paulist Center

The Paulist Center warmly welcomes new member:
• Clare Westerman ~ Somerville

Recently Baptized

The Paulist Center warmly welcomes the recently baptized:
• Theodore Joseph Palin
Congratulations to the parents and family members!

Young Adults Dinner And Discussion

Join us Sunday, July 28th at 7pm in the Auditorium for our July Dinner and Discussion.  Please bring $5 to help cover the cost of the meal or side/dessert to share.  All young adults (18-39yrs) are welcome to attend!

Save The Date

Dan Schutte will present a concert and workshop on Friday, September 6th and Saturday September 7th here at the Paulist Center.   All are invited to the concert on Friday September 6th at 7pm.  All liturgical ministers are asked to reserve Saturday, September 7th, 10am-1pm for a workshop with Dan.  The workshop is open to all.


Young Adult Ministry – Small Groups

Small Groups, of 5-10 young adults (18-39yrs), meet once a week to support one another in their own faith journeys and talk about relevant topics.
We currently have different groups that meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.  If you are new to the Paulist Center, or are interested in talking about your faith, small groups are one of the best ways to get connected! Email Kristin at kristin@paulistcenter.org to get involved!
More information can be found on our website: paulistcenter.org/small-groups-young-adults/

Trash Clean Up Project – July 13th

Save the date for our environmentally minded service project! Join the Young Adult group as we pick up trash along the shoreline of a local Boston beach and spend time enjoying our work! Location and time to be announced soon.
Email Kristin for more information, kristin@paulistcenter.org.

Stewardship Information

Last Week Fiscal YTD
Weekend Collection $ 12,674 $ 418,919
Budget Amount $ 8,676 $468,441
Difference $ 3,998 ($ 49,522)

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.
The weekend of July 14th we designate our gift to Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, an interfaith social justice network that works for a just and peaceful society, as well as spiritual growth and interfaith understanding.
The weekend of July 21st we designate our gift to Refugee Immigration Ministry, an Interfaith Ministry whose purpose is to serve asylum seekers and those detained by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service through social services, pastoral care and advocacy.
We thank you for your support.

Weekly Schedule

Wed 7/17

Supper Club – Auditorium 6:00pm

Sat 7/20

3rd Saturday Breakfast – Auditorium 9:00am
Baptism Prep – 3rd Fl, Library 10:00am

Sun 7/21

Struggling To Stay Catholic – 3rd Fl, Library 11:00am

Wed 7/24

Supper Club – Auditorium 6:00pm

Sun 7/28

Young Adult Dinner – Auditorium 7:00pm

Director’s Reflection

Dear Companions on the Journey,

There has been a lot of reflection recently in our national conversation about the issue of immigration. This thought-provoking piece came across my desk:

The Immigrants Creed

I believe in Almighty God,
who guided the people in exile and in exodus,
the God of Joseph in Egypt and Daniel in Babylon.
the God of foreigners and immigrants.

I believe in Jesus Christ,
a displaced Galilean,
who was born away from his people and his home,
who fled his country with his parents when his life was in danger, and
returning to his own country suffered the oppression of the tyrant Pontius Pilate, the servant of a foreign power,
who then was persecuted, beaten, and finally tortured,
accused and condemned to death unjustly.
But on the third day, this scorned Jesus rose from the dead,
not as a foreigner but to offer us citizenship in heaven.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the eternal immigrant from God’s kingdom among us,
who speaks all languages, lives in all countries,
and reunites all races.

I believe that the church is the secure home
for the foreigner and for all believers who constitute it,
who speak the same language and have the same purpose.

I believe that the communion of the saints begins
when we accept the diversity of the saints.
I believe in the forgiveness of sin, which makes us all equal,
and in reconciliation, which identifies us more
than does race, language, or nationality.

I believe that in the resurrection
God will unite us as one people
in which all are distinct
and all are alike at the same time.

Beyond this work, I believe in life eternal
in which no one will be an immigrant
but all will be citizens in God’s kingdom
which will never end. Amen.

(by Revd. Jose Luis Casal in the Book of Common Worship: 2018. Presbyterian Church)

What do you think? 

And let us pray for/with one another.
The Paulist Center

“The Laundromat” 

Take 5 minutes to watch the Paulist Fathers new film The Laundromat.   The film expresses in a simple but profound way a core part of the Paulist Mission: interfaith relations.  In the film, two women discover the meaning of the Quranic passage: “The reward of goodness is goodness itself…
The link: https://youtu.be/mWo_nVwmJoY

Boston Area Catholics Struggling to Stay Catholic Meetup

This Group will meet at 11am on Sunday, July 21st in the 3rd Floor Library.  For information or to RSVP, please contact Bill Mitchell at bmitch@gmail.com.

Volunteer at the Paulist Center Supper Club

The Young Adult Ministry will be helping to serve the meal at the Paulist Center’s Community Supper Club for those experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. Our very own Hillary Doolittle will be the head chef!  If you’d like to help serve the meal, please email Kristin, kristin@paulistcenter.org.
We need about 7-8 people to sign up.  Servers should arrive at .
   5:30pm, Wednesday, August 14th.
All are welcome to drop by to help out!

Comments and Commendations

If you wish to give comments and commendation to any Paulist Center preacher, as we encourage thought-provoking, challenging preaching, we invite you to respond to any preacher simply by emailing the Center’s general e-mail address, info@paulistcenter.org, and we will see that your message is forwarded to the right preacher.

Young Adults Fall Retreat: Leaders Needed

Are you interested in helping to lead the Young Adults annual Fall Retreat, Friday, November 8 – Sunday, November 10?
Planning will begin soon and we need your help! If you’d like to be involved in the planning process, please fill out the short survey at https://tinyurl.com/y4nrutkk so we know you are on board! For more information email Kristin, kristin@paulistcenter.org.
We’d love to have input from both new and seasoned members of our community, so if you’re at all interested in helping out please volunteer!

Charismatic Prayer Group

Our Group meets on Wednesday nights, usually twice a month, in the Holy Spirit Chapel, from 6-8pm.
Due to summertime issues we are only meeting once in July on the 10th.
During our meetings, we share time in worship, song and praise, and discuss various Scripture passages and topics that have powerfully moved us.
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.


Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is an opportunity for one to reflect and share one’s life and prayer experience and be guided in one’s search for God. Spiritual Direction is available at the Center from Sister Kathleen Hagerty, CSJ, and Christopher O’Rourke. Sister Kathleen can be reached at 617-755-9729. Christopher can be reached at 617-817-3977.  A donation of $10-$25 is suggested.

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.

Mass Cards

Please stop by the reception desk during the week or call 617-742-4460, if you would like to arrange to purchase a Mass card in memory of someone who has died, in honor of a special occasion, or for the special intentions of yourself or a loved one.

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.