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From Liturgical Ministries


+ Communion for the Homebound

Pastoral care to the sick and homebound is a ministry that ideally flows from the Sunday Eucharist. Women and men who are trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take the Eucharist from the Sunday liturgy to those who are unable to be with us in person — be it due to an extended period of illness or weakness, accident, or other serious medical condition that prevents them from being with us at Mass. Those who minister the Eucharist to their homebound sisters and brothers are also encouraged to share with them in a brief reading of the scripture of the day, as well as a simple Communion rite. The Paulist Center provides special training for those involved in this important ministry.

Please contact the Paulist Center if you or someone you know would appreciate pastoral care visit, whether it be at home or in the hospital.

For more information or to get involved, contact Trudy Macdonald.

+ Music Ministry Advisory Group

+ Liturgy of the Word for Young People

Between September and May, children at the 10am Sunday Liturgy have the opportunity to hear the Word of God in language they can understand and reflect on in their own words. Adult leaders proclaim the readings from the Lectionary for Masses with Children, a translation that is more comprehensible to young children and approved by the US Catholic Conference of Bishops.

There are two groups – one for ages 0 to 5 and the other for ages 6-10. A parent must accompany a child in the younger group. The presider calls forth the children following the Opening Prayer, and we send them along with the adult leaders. Once dismissed the children break into two separate groups for age appropriate activities based on the weekend Scriptures. The children then return to the chapel at the time of the Offertory to continue to celebrate the Eucharist with the entire assembly.

There are no gatherings on holiday weekends or weekends with youth liturgical ministry involvement (which means there are approximately two Sundays per month when Liturgy of the Word for Children takes place.) Check the Calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

This ministry is always in search of adults willing to assist in leading these sessions. Having a love for sharing faith with our younger members of the community is vital. New adult leaders receive training, access to materials and mentoring by others with experience.

To get involved, contact Joanne Williams (for ages 0-5) or Bill Soper (for ages 6-10).

From Community Groups

+ Small Groups. (hidden in Fall 2023)

For more than 50 years, the Paulist Center Community has formed small faith-sharing groups meeting to share faith and to support each other.  In the 1960s we called them “Koinonia Groups” (meaning “Christian fellowship or communion”).  Currently several groups meet on a regular basis.  To learn more about small groups, please contact Nancy Mehlem.

    • Melrose/Malden/Wakefield Group –contact Trudy MacDonald for more information.
    • Watertown+ Group –contact Donna Doucette for more information.
    • Salem-North Shore Group –contact Denis Hurley for more information.

A number of small groups for the Young Adult community meet weekly to support each other and grow in their faith. See more information here.