July 2, 2021
Dear Companions on the Journey,
As our nation celebrates the 245th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, here is an excerpt from the Prayer for Government by Archbishop John Carroll (1791).
Celebration of Gratitude the weekend of July 31/Aug. 1
Please plan on joining us for Mass and a simple reception outside the doors of the Chapel to say “Thank you!” and offer blessings and best wishes to Peter Ghiloni, our Pastoral Minister of Liturgy and Music. Peter has served us faithfully during the past four years. His role took on previously unimagined dimensions during the year-plus duration of Covid.
There will be simple refreshments outside the front doors of the Chapel after each of the three Masses that weekend (rain location is the elevator lobby). We look forward to seeing you there!
Paulist Father Ryan Casey, who spent his seminarian pastoral year here, will be with us for a few weeks, beginning July 12. While he is here, Fr. Chuck will be on vacation.
This Sunday we celebrate the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The 10am Mass will be Live-Streamed Liturgy/Mass from the Chapel (available as recording at same link after 11:15am):
To use the Order of Worship, you may wish to
1. Print it out to have in hand as you tune in; or
2. Use a second “tab” in your browser for the Order, to alternate with viewing the Mass; or
3. Bring it up on a second device (e.g., smart phone, iPad) while following the Liturgy on the Desktop.
2) Paulist Center Families’ Liturgy of the Word, 10am, Sunday:
See Fr. Mike’s Email Missive for the link details.
4) Paulist Center Rosary Circle. 7:30pm every Monday.
Here’s the Zoom Link: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/487503158?pwd=aVFZb3BWNFBiQzZMSXdhbmo3NUozUT09
Meeting ID: 487 503 158; Passcode: 021078 All are Welcome!
Should you feel comfortable, you are invited to join your fellow Paulist Center Community members for in-person Liturgies:
· Saturday @ 5pm
· Sunday @ 10 am
· Sunday @ 6pm
· Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:55am
· Tuesday and Thursday, 12:05pm
Worshiping In-Person at the Paulist Center Chapel…
If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to wear a mask for in-person worship. Should you wish to do so, we respect your choice. Please remember that there is a major difference between the Paulist Center Chapel and most other Churches: no windows. We depend entirely on our air conditioning system to circulate the air. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
Note Carefully: If you are experiencing ANY symptom that would indicate that you are ill (not just for Covid), please stay home.
Something to be aware of: the Staff and Pastoral Council are planning for celebrating our return, as a community, to our beautiful chapel for safe, in-person worship. This will probably take place after Labor Day. We hope to acknowledge many dimensions of what these last fourteen pandemic months have meant: the grieving, the loss, the mourning, what we have learned, how our faith has grown stronger, and how, committed, we intend to gather. Soon we will be sending out a survey to take a pulse of our community.
Attentive to the Holy Spirit and nourished by vibrant liturgy,
we [of the Paulist Center] are a Catholic community that
welcomes all, fosters healing and reconciliation, and acts for justice.
…our mission statement
Ways of Giving:
Our “Community Gift” is the Paulist Center’s tradition of giving away 5% of our weekend offerings, averaged out over the whole year, to a group outside of ourselves. The weekend of June 19th/20th, we designate our gift to Life Goes On, a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace. Network educates, organizes and lobbies for economic and social transformation. Thank you so much for your generosity!
We are so very grateful for your support during this time of uncertainly and financial peril. Here are two ways to give:
- To make a one-time or recurring donation using your bank account or credit card, click on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/DonatePaulistCenter
- Giving by text: Text a whole dollar donation amount to 844-899-7511; this will be designated as your “Weekend Offering.”
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I conclude now with the Prophet Micah 6:8:
Our Faithful God has told you, O mortal, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
And let us pray for/with one another.
Michael McGarry, C.S.P.
Director, the Paulist Center
Along with Patty, Chuck, Susan, Peter, Dorothy, John, Barbara, Rob, Alvaro, and Sal. Please feel free to call upon your Pastoral Ministers if you wish.