Summer office hours
The church office will be closed on Mondays for the summer!
Alcoholics Anonymous: Thursday 7PM
A.A. Hotline: (845-534-8525)
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.
Click the link below to hear what an impression we made on Cardinal Dolan on June 6th!
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.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) classes will begin in September 2016 and are held on Thursday evening from 7:00 - 8:30 PM through Easter of 2017. R.C.I.A. is open to any:
*Un-Baptized adults wishing to become Catholic. *Persons Baptized in other Christian Churches. *Baptized Catholics who never received *Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation
and seek full membership in the community.
For registration or more information, please call the church office at 361-3107.
Wed. July 27, 2016
10:00am- Sunday Scripture
GET THE SPIRITUAL CONNECTION
The Adult Faith Formation Committee invites you to join them for weekly Scripture Sharing sessions. The group will continue through the summer on Wednesdays from 10-11 am in Deacon John Hall. This group shares insights we get from reading the upcoming Sunday Scriptures from the missal. Come and enjoy sharing and learning with each other. Got questions? Call Gail 457-3432 or Peggy at 692-6587.
BOOK CLUB NEWS
The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce a Summer Book Club for Women.
(Although no one will be denied admittance.)
My Badass Book of Saints, (Courageous
Women Who Showed Me How to Live) by Maria Morera Johnson is our first selection.
In this edgy, honest and often audacious book of Catholic spirituality, blogger and popular podcaster Maria Morera Johnson explores the quality of twenty-four holy women who lived lives of virtue in unexpected and often difficult circumstances.
We will meet on 4 Fridays during July from 12 noon -1:30 pm in Deacon John Hall. A limited number of books are available in the church office for $10. (They are also available from Amazon and
Ava Maria Press.)
July 8th Introduction Chapters 1&2
July 15th Chapters 3-6
July 22nd Chapters 7-9
July 29th Chapters 10, 11 and conclusion
Our Teen Liturgy group, “The Good News Bearers” would like to pray for your needs and concerns. If you have a prayer concern let us know by filling out a prayer request card. You can find our prayer request box at one of the entrances to the church.
Join us this Monday, July 25,
2016, for our annual Pine Bush
Band Summer Concert. Spend abreezy
summer evening at St. Paul's enjoying
music, chatting with friends, and sampling
sugar cookies. It's an old-fashioned
summer concert evening - minus
the gazebo and pop-up summer storms.
Your favorite tunes of summer, including some surprises, will begin at 7:00 PM under the air-conditioned evening sky of St. Paul's main wing. No pesky chairs or blankets to carry! Cooling lemonade and crisp sugar cookies await as you join the band and your still-humming friends in DJH for an after-concert social hosted by the Hospitality Committee. Seersucker blazers, floppy brimmed hatsand croquet mallets
Girl Scout Troop 711 is completing the Backpacks for All Children project again this summer. This project provides needy children in the Pine Bush School District with backpacks and supplies for the 2016-2017 school year. About 100 families in our community depend on these donations. We are asking for you to help us. Anything listed below would be accepted. Supplies will be collected in the church hall between July 30th and August 21st. Thank you,
Backpacks, Marble Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Box of Crayons, Glue Sticks 3 Ring Binders, Rulers, Loose Leaf Paper Blue or Black Pens, Pencils, Gift Cards to Staples, Target or Walmart
Our Church Mass Book for the year 2017 is now open for anyone who would like to schedule an announced Mass next year. We have Masses available for Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings. The usual donation is $10.00 per name, paid at the time of scheduling. Thank you!
Items needed to replenish the food pantry:
Cans of Spam, Cans of Tuna, Cans of Chicken Breast, Peanut Butter, Instant mashed potatoes, Cans of Spaghetti-O’s, Cans of ravioli, chili, Jam/Jelly, Pancake Mix, Pancake Syrup, Mayo, Ramen noodles, Spaghetti Sauce
An anonymous parishioner who considers electronic giving through Parish Pay such an advantage for our church, has made this challenge: For every 100 parishioners who sign-up for Parish Pay, he will donate $100 to be used as the prize for a raffle. The names of the first 100 will be placed in a drawing and one of them will be the lucky winner! No charge for the raffle. Just sign-up to use Parish Pay!! (TIP: 28 have already signed up.)
When we have 200 parishioners signed up, there will be a second drawing for an additional $100 prize. This drawing will include all 200 Parish Pay participants. The donor will then repeat this for each one hundred sign-ups up to 5 drawings. The last drawing will be held Sunday, December 20th. Once you sign-up for Parish Pay, you will be eligible for each future raffle. So you not only get the benefits of using Parish Pay, early birds can also get 5 chances to win $100!!! For free!!! Sign-up today at ParishPay.com