Monday-Friday 9AM - 3:30PM
Sunday 10AM - 11AM
Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursday 7PM
A.A. Hotline: (845-534-8525)
Click the link below to go to the Parish COuncil page and view the current minutes.
We continually strive to keep our records and envelope system up-to-date, but we do need your help in order to achieve this.
Please remember to notify the Church Office at 361-3107 if you have an address or phone number change, or if you are moving out of the parish.If you have added any new family members, or if children have gone on to register independently please let us know. Thank you.
PLEASE do not park outside of the designated and striped parking slots, especially in the front of the church. Fire lanes must remain clear. Do not put your safety or the safety of your fellow parishioners in jeopardy by parking outside of the lines.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
HOLY THURSDAY – April 2nd
Mass at 7:00 p.m. followed by: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
GOOD FRIDAY – April 3rd
Stations of the Cross: 3:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion: 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY – April 4th
Blessing of Food at 12:00 Noon Easter Vigil Mass – 8:00 P.M
EASTER SUNDAY – April 5th
Easter Masses – 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
HOLY THURSDAY, FOOT WASHING
We are looking for 12 volunteers to sign up to have their foot washed at Mass on Holy Thursday. If you are interested in participating, there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board across from the church office.
A Day of Fast and Abstinence
Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obliged to fast on Good Friday. All Catholics 14 years old and older must abstain from meat on Good Friday. Fasting means partaking of only one full meal. Some food (not equaling another full meal) is permitted at breakfast and around midday or in the evening – depending on when a person chooses to eat the main or full meal. Abstinence forbids the use of meat.
May I invite you to attend Holy Week services? If it has been awhile since you have gone to Holy Week services, or if you have never gone, I encourage you to take the opportunity this year. Give yourself and your family a real experience of walking with Jesus in this way.
Holy Thursday at 7:00 PM: We gather to share the Word, celebrate the washing of feet and share in the Eucharist. The Blessed Sacrament is taken from the church. Silent Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament follows until midnight for those who are interested.
Good Friday at 7:00 PM: The church is empty; there is no Blessed Sacrament present. All gather in silence. Beginning with a silent entrance, the liturgy features the reading of Christ’s Passion from the Gospel of John. We pray the original General Intentions. The cross is brought into the midst of the community and through the veneration of the cross, we respond to the Passion of Jesus. We then partake of Holy Communion that was consecrated at Mass on Holy Thursday.
Easter Vigil: We gather to hear the stories of salvation. The liturgy begins with the lighting of the new fire and the Easter candle. We hear the beauty of the Exsultet followed by the Liturgy of the Word, culminating in the great “Alleluia” and the Easter Gospel. We are the first to arrive at the empty tomb. The Easter water is blessed, and then all join in the profession of faith, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.
Easter: The day of resurrection continues the joy of the Vigil. We proclaim the Risen Christ in scripture, song, baptismal renewal, and Eucharist.
CARDINAL’S APPEAL 2015
As stewards and disciples of Christ, we recognize that all the goods and riches in our life are gifts from God. Strengthened by the Eucharist, we respond to God's generosity in our lives with gratitude by using and sharing our gifts in service of others. If you haven't already done so, please share your blessings and make a gift to the 2015 Cardinal's Appeal. Thank you!
SENIOR CITIZEN LUNCHEON
All Senior Citizens (Age 55+) are invited to our monthly Senior Citizen Luncheon, held on the first Wednesday of each month at 12 Noon. The next luncheon will be Wednesday, April 1, 2015. A free-will offering is taken. If you have any questions or would like to help in any way, please call Helen Schwarting at 744-3026.
St. Paul's strives to be a community of Christians, in the Roman Catholic tradition, responding to the call of Jesus under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, providing mutual assistance in Christian life, witness, service and worship and promoting the Reign of God as proclaimed in the Scriptures:
Father Sean Harlow, Order of Carmelites.
No Classes Spring Break. Enjoy!
RELIGIOUS ED. RE-REGISTRATION FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2015-16
Re-registration will take place on Monday, April 13th, Tuesday, April 14th, and Wednesday, April 15th from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Registration for families entering our Religious Education Program for the first time will be held later in June. Watch the bulletin for the date.
As part of the Archdiocesan "Making All things New" process, St. Paul's is pledged to cooperate with the following parishes as 'Cluster 73': St. Joseph's (Wurtsboro), Infant Saviour (Pine Bush), Our Lady of the Assumption (Bloomingburg), St. Joseph's (Middletown), and Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Middletown). For the latest information about our Cluster and about the individual parishes, please go to our Cluster Website at:
The next Parish Council meeting will be Monday, April 13th at 6:30pm. All are welcome!