Monday-Friday 9AM - 3:30PM
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.
Registration for families entering our Religious Education Program for the first time will be held Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m. in Deacon John Hall. Requirements for registration are as follows: original Baptismal record for all children and transcripts for those who are coming from another program. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Jessica Carpino, the Religious Education coordinator at 361-5816.
Wed. May 25, 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.
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.
The Bishops of the United States instruct us that, “In the United States, the body of Bishops determined that Communion should be received standing, and that a bow is the act of reverence made by those receiving . . . the significance of unity in posture and gesture as a symbol of our unity as members of the one body of Christ should be the governing factor in our own actions.
Those who receive Communion may receive either in the hand or on the tongue, and the decision should be that of the individual receiving, not of the person distributing Communion. If Communion is received in the hand, the hands should first of all be clean. If one is right handed the left hand should rest upon the right. The host will then be laid in the palm of the left hand and then taken by the right hand to the mouth. If one is left-handed this is reversed. It is not appropriate to reach out with the fingers and take the host from the person distributing.
The person distributing Communion says audibly to each person approaching, "The Body of Christ." This formula should not be altered, as it is a proclamation which calls for a response of faith on the part of the one who receives. The communicant should audibly respond, "Amen," indicating by that response his or her belief that this small wafer of bread, the wine in this chalice are in reality the body and blood of Christ the Lord.
When one receives from the chalice, the same proclamation is made by the person distributing Communion and the Communicant again responds, "Amen." It should be noted that it is never permissible for a person to dip the host he or she has received into the chalice. If, for some reason, the communicant is not able or willing to drink from the cup then that person should receive only under the form of bread.
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