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.
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.
Monday, Nov. 30, 2015
6:30pm 8:00pm- Religious Education
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015
6:30pm-8:00pm- Religious Education
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
6:30pm-8:00pm- Religious Education
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015
10:00am- Grade 1 with parent
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015
10:00am- Sunday Scripture
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2015
9:00am-1:00pm- Day of Reflection
Our Children’s Christmas Pageant will take place on Christmas Eve at the 6:00 p.m. Mass. The first rehearsal and role selection will be held on Sunday, November 29th at 12:00 noon in the church. Subsequent rehearsal dates are Dec. 6th, 13th and 20th. All children are invited to participate. Parent volunteers are also needed. There will not be a sign up prior to rehearsals. If you have any questions or are unable to attend a rehearsal, please call Rebecca Suchy at 778-2820.
Children's Christmas Choir
Once again, a children’s choir will provide the music for our 6 PM Christmas Eve Mass and Pageant. Youth grades 3 – 12 are invited to sing with us. Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, December 13th and Sunday December 20st at 12 p.m. in the Church. The sign-up sheet is located in Deacon John Hall.
Parishioners are invited to remember deceased loved ones with a donation toward the Christmas Flowers and environmental decor used in our Church. Please submit the names of those you want to remember by putting your donation envelope in the collection basket byDecember 13th. The usual donation is ten dollars for each name. The names will be placed on our Altar in special remembrance throughout the Christmas Season.
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.
Mark your calendars for Saturday,
Dec. 5 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pmwhen
all parishioners are invited to a special
Advent event called"Celebrating the
People of Advent: Reflecting on God's
Call."This will be an opportunity to
take a break from the busy-ness of the
season and spend a few hours reading, reflecting, and sharing. Light refreshments will be served. Please bring a Bible.
As we did last year, there will be some minor changes in the way we celebrate Mass during the Advent Season. We will begin Mass with the Ministers entering either in silence or just simple instrumental music. The Celebrant will say a few words about the Advent Wreath and then the appropriate candle(s) will be lit as the Congregation sings “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”.
In an effort to see if we can enhance participation in the Mass, we will be turning the Altar caddy corner ( / ) as we did many years ago. We’re hoping that this will also help everyone in the church appreciate our Advent and Christmas decorations.
During the Advent Season and throughout the new liturgical year we will be highlighting Pope Francis’ call for a Jubilee Year of Mercy. We will be reenacting the opening of the Holy Doors of the Pope’s Church in Rome, St. John Lateran and the Holy Doors of St. Peter’s Basilica. These are very ornate, beautiful and precious doors that are opened only for very special occasions and were last opened in 2000. We will be decorating our church doors, and we will ask all of our people to gather in Deacon John Hall the weekend of December 12-13, the first weekend after Dec. 8th when the Jubilee Year of Mercy begins. We will process through the Holy Doors of Mercy into the Church.
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 on Wednesday, December 2nd. 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.
Week 18- $ 25.00 each
John McKemp and Joyce Depew
PARISH HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE
We are now accepting donations of turkeys, chickens, ham, canned goods and money to help fill Holiday Food Baskets, to be distributed to needy families at Christmas. If you are a parishioner in need, please call Anna at the Church Office or Jessica in the Religious Education Office. We want to thank all of our people who have always been so generous in reaching out to others. God Bless You!
Christmas is coming and we are now preparing to sponsor our annual “Giving Tree” Program. If anyone is aware of a family in need, please give the name(s) of the children to Deacon John no later than Sunday, Nov. 29th. Angels will be distributed the weekend ofNov. 28th and 29th. All gifts must be wrapped with the Angel tag attached
& returned by Sunday December 13th. In
order to have a successful program, we need
volunteers.If anyone is willing to help, please call Vicki Shkreli at 361- 2934. Thank you
Once again we invite all children of the parish to make their own personal ornament for our Children’s Christmas tree, which will be displayed in the East Wing. There will be baskets at the church doors to collect these special ornaments over the next couple of weeks. This is a very important part of our holiday decorations. Please encourage your children to participate. Thank you!
Hospitality welcomes you to and Advent-urous Activity in Deacon John Hall, November 28th and 29th. Whether you join us for a Cheese/Cracker/Chat Saturday evening or a Donut Kaffeeklatsch Sunday morning, it will be a time of "Being Thankful and Giving Back". There will be abundant gratitude both in the receiving and removing of your 2016 parish contribution envelopes as you enter St. Paul's Second Envelope Raffle! Banking on this excitement, you may wish to avail yourself of Parish Pay elves who will discretely help you complete your online enrollment in the privacy of our classrooms. Don't miss the Christmas glow from the corner! The Angels of St. Paul's Giving Tree are the excited children whose Christmas wishes come true in your gracious gifts. Last but not least, if you purchased a wreath from the American Heart Association pick it up in the parking lot right outside the entrance to the Hall as you leave! (Nov. 28 & 29). Thankful for our vibrant parish community, we are thrilled to share joyful noise and refreshment in the anticipation of our Advent journey.
If you are as tired of listening to announcements about your church envelopes as we are of begging you to pick them up please read on.
Once again we are offering an incentive. If you pick up your envelopes the weekend of November 28th and 29th or December 5th and 6th, and a minimum of 400 boxes are picked up, you will be entered in a drawing to win a first prize of $100 gift card to Shop Rite and a second prize of a $25 gift card to Shop Rite.
When you pick up your envelopes fill out a slip with your name and phone number and drop it into the basket provided to be entered in the drawing. On Monday morning December 6th we will pick the winner and announce the results the following weekend at all the Masses.
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