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We continue in our “shut down” mode…

March 21/22, 2020 —  4th Sunday in Lent

Dear Friends on the Journey,

We continue in our “shut down” mode, with the following:

» All regularly scheduled Masses at the Paulist Center have been suspended until further notice
» Lenten Taizé prayer on Tuesday nights have been cancelled
» Most meetings have been cancelled through the middle of April
» All Religious Education Programs are suspended until further notice
» Our Food Pantry will go forward, adjusting their distribution to “on sidewalk” by our wonderful volunteers.
The Wednesday Night Supper Club is going forward, shifting, however, to a “takeout meal in a sack” distributed by our wonderful volunteersOur Guests, for the time being, will not be entering the building.

Well, what Can I Do In Lieu Of Sunday Mass?

Consult the Paulist Fathers’ omnibus website page <> 

The publishers of Give Us This Day, with its meditations and Sunday and Weekday Scripture readings, is a wonderful resource:  To support our community’s prayer, Give Us This Day has made available at no charge a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit   and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen. While it is not a replacement for community worship, this resource will support you during this challenging time. Please share this resource with friends and family.

Similarly, Magnificat ( is offering the same: “During this challenging time, many of the faithful may be unable to attend Mass. Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to our online version to help people pray from home.”

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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

I will be sending out something every Thursday or Friday as the “shut down” continues.