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  • Ash Wednesday

    Mass on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, a day of fasting and abstinence, will be celebrated here at 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., and ashes will be distributed at both Masses.

    All Catholics 14 and older are obligated to abstainentirely from meat on Ash Wednesday and ALL Fridays of Lent. Fasting means limiting oneself to a single full meal and avoiding food between meals. Two other light meals, which altogether do not equal a full meal, may be taken during the day. All Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59 are obligated to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday 

     

  • Religious Education


    RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

    Monday, February 12, 2018
    6:30-8:00pm- Religious Education

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018
    6:30-8:00pm Religious Education

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    6:30-8:00pm- Religious Education 


    All Sunday classes (Grade 1, Children's Celebration of the Word and the 3, 4, 5 Yr Old Program) will be cancelled on Sunday, February 11th while the flu epidemic is in full force.  There is also no class the following week, February 18th, for President's Weekend.  Classes will resume on February 25th.  Stay well!
     

    WINTER WEATHER CLOSINGS

    All closings for St. Paul’s Religious Education and all other parish activities will be announced on this website and Facebook 

  • Lenten retreat

    The Adult Faith Formation Committee is pleased to announce its Lenten Retreat titled: “Christ, Our Joy: How a Personal Relationship with Christ Can Transform Your Spiritual Life,” presented by Jennifer Edwards. It will take place Saturday, March 10 (snow date is March 24). More details will follow. 

  • Lenten Bible study 

    Lenten Bible Study takes place Tuesdays and begins this Tuesday, Feb. 6. The morning session is at 10 a.m. (not at 11 a.m. as indicated on the calendar - oops); the evening session is at 6:30 p.m.

    Prayer is one of the pillars of Lent, and delving
    into the Gospel of John is one way to strengthen that pillar in a most relevant way. In their discussions, the group focuses on literally how to practice what is preached, how to incorporate the messages into everyday life. For more information, call Eileen Carson at 551-2842. 

  • in Need of food?

    It seems the colder the temperature the hungrier we get. But what if the cupboards aren’t filled?

    Do you know someone who’s struggling to put food on the table? St. Paul’s has a Food Pantry to assist those in need. A quick phone call to the Church Office will ensure the bags are packed and ready for pickup on Saturday morning.

    The Food Pantry is also open to parishioners during “off hours.” Feel free to reach out to anychurch staff, including a call to the office, to make private arrangements. Your anonymity will be respected.

    And donations of nonperishable and non-expired are always appreciated. 

  • Catholic Women Preach 

    Fr Sean invites you to view interesting perspectives on the weeks Gospel by visiting the website Catholic Women Preach.  Click on the link below to access these thought provoking perspectiives  

    http://catholicwomenpreach.org

  • Eucharistic Ministry

    If you are interested in serving at Mass, we are in need of Eucharistic Ministers at our Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses. Please prayerfully consider if this is a ministry you would feel called to, and if so contact Anna in the church office at 361-3107 or o389@archny.com. A date for training will be announced. 

  • Word on Fire

  • Free Access to Formed

    My dear Sisters and Brothers,

    A wonderful thing is now available to all parishioners in the archdiocese! The Archdiocese of New York is subsidizing for one year a subscription to the on-line site: FORMED. Everyone in the parish can now access the web site: formed.org, by using the Parish Access Code: H36R3F. Take note that you must use capital letters in order to sign in properly.

    Go to FORMED.ORG, use the access code, and you will be asked to register an account with your name, address and email address. The site will then lead you to faith formation programs, Bible studies, Catholic-themed movies, e-books, conferences and much more, all of it free.

    I hope that you will make use of this site and open yourself to the some of the best traditional explanations of our Catholic Faith.

    Fr. Sean 

  • Catholic News Service

  • ONline giving

    Parish Pay has become WeShare. To change your account or to sign-up for WeShare to be able to make your contributions online please click on the following link:

    https://www.churchgiving.com/?pc=xg3hfu03

  •  Priest

    Reverend Sean Harlow, O. Carm.

  • St. Paul's Mission

    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:

    • to Act with justice
    • to Love tenderly
    • to Serve one another
    • to Walk humbly with God
  • Lenten Schedule

    To assist parishioners in prayer during the season of Lent in preparation for Easter, the following are scheduled: 

    Friday, Feb. 16:
    7 p.m.Traditional Stations of the Cross

    Friday, Feb. 23:
    7 p.m.Traditional Stations of the Cross 

    Friday, March 2:
    6 p.m. Soup to Sustain the Soul.
    Contributions of crock-pots full
    of favorite vegetarian soups to share will be sought. Stay tuned for details.

    The evening will also include
    Children’s Stations of the Cross 

    Friday, March 9:
    7:00 p.m. The Joint Penance Service will be held
    at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Bloomingburg. 

    Friday, March 16:
    7 p.m.“Mary’s Way of the Cross” 

    Friday, March 23:
    7 p.m. “Praying the Stations of Mercy
    with Pope Francis”

    Monday, March 26:
    4-8 p.m. Reconciliation Monday 

    Good Friday, March 30:
    3 p.m. “Journey of Decision A Way of the Cross” 

    Consider participating in one, if not all, as part of your Lenten journey. 

     

  • Mass Intention Book 

    Our Church Mass Book for the year 2018 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! 

  • New to St Paul's?

    New Parishioners are always welcome and are encouraged to join the Parish. Why Register?

    To facilitate communication with you

    So we can more accurately plan for parish needs

    Sacramental record keeping

    Active membership allows a person to be a godparent at Baptism or sponsor a child at Confirmation.

    Young Adults should register whether they live with their parents or on their own. This makes it possible for you to demonstrate that you, your-self, are a registered active and participating individual member of St. Paul’s Church, apart from your parents. We hope that you will find our church community a place where your life of faith will be nourished. Your prayers, your presence, and your talents are most welcome here. 

  • Healing weekend

    Beginning Experience of the Hudson Valley is offering a healing weekend from April 6 to 8, 2018 at the St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon, NY.  This invitation is open to men and women of all ages who have suffered the loss of a spouse through death, divorce, or separation.  It is a time to heal and a time to begin anew.  Reservations are required.  For information call Phyllis at 914-261-5812 or Janice at 845-279-8381