The Greater Middletown Interfaith Council’s Warming Station ( provides a safe space for up to 30 homeless men and women each night through April 7.

Clients receive a hot meal upon their arrival, as well as a bag of nonperishable breakfast items in the morning. If you are able to assist with food, visit the website (type in “The Warming Station” for recipient’s last name, and the password is “Meal”). There you will find details and a sign-up schedule. In particular, comfort foods such as hearty soups, stews and casseroles – enough to generously feed 30 – are requested. For more information, email Peg at

Volunteers – either for the period from 8-10 p.m. or overnight – are also needed. The next training is 7 p.m. January 19. For more information, contact Marilyn at

And monetary donations are always welcome to help with operating expenses. Checks should be made payable to GMIC and mailed to the Middletown Warming Station, c/o Rev. Paul Denault, O.Carm., GMIC treasurer, P.O. Box 883, Middletown 10940


As you are aware, Governor Hochul has mandated that masks be worn in all but private residences.  The Archdiocese of New York notified us that out of care and concern for all, this will also be the policy for all of our churches, halls, and schools.
So, at least until mid-January, everyone older than 2 years, will be required to wear masks anyplace in our facility.
Coincidentally, the first Sunday that this took effect, we lit the Advent Candle of Love. Please let us continue to take advantage of this coincidence and wear the masks in the spirit of love for one another.


The members of the Parish Council of Saint Paul’s offer our thoughts and prayers to our church community and for the world at large. May you daily feel the peace of God.
We are continuing to share recommended resources for insight into the current issues of social justice from a Biblical/Church perspective.

And so we invite you to prayerfully consider:

Now is not the time to give up on solidarity

The Jesuits, MLK and the fight for racial justice

The plight of the world’s migrants worsens

Archbishop Desmond Tutu remembered

U.S. sisters help Afghan refugees restart their lives

Mourning, prayer and a resolve to rise above the tornadoes’ destruction

A drive outside a sister’s comfort zone

Finding hope amid Advent anxiety

Local farms embrace sisters’ environmental ethics

Campaign calls for canonization of Black candidates for sainthood

Faith communities gather in Glasgow to pray, pressure leaders to take climate-change action

Times are changing: “Get used to it”

Religious communities working to protect land for future generations – including in the Hudson Valley

Bishop Braxton: The Catholic Church was ‘largely on the wrong side of history’ on racism

Preparing for Pope Francis’ synod on synodality

Horrified by images of Border Patrol abusing Haitian immigrants?

Women are rising to new heights at the Vatican

“Global trade is here to stay. But have we reckoned with the moral costs of its conveniences?

The “sacred task” of preserving the 9/11 chapter in American History

Fr. James Martin analyzes the Pope’s restrictions on Latin Masses

Afghanistan evacuations become top priority for faith-based resettlement groups

Sisters scramble to respond to the delta variant in countries with a lack of vaccines and long-standing socio-economic problems

There is no basis for a priest to issue a religious exemption to the vaccine

Lessons Learned from the Border and Honduras

Climate Change is Also a Spiritual Crisis

Millions of renters owe billions of dollars. Sisters nationwide are doing what they can.

Pope appoints new secretary of child protection commission

U.S. bishops respond to Interior Department’s investigation of Native American boarding schools

Sr. Anita Baird addresses the morality of voter rights at a Georgetown University forum

A burial site for Indigenous children was found in Canada. Could it happen here?

Act locally to break the chains of human trafficking

Prayer service recalls the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The killing of George Floyd and the verdict are a wake-up call for America

Pope Francis’ “Vos Estis” expires in one year. How effective has it been?

“Indigenous people’s lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide”

“I am a Philipina American, and racism makes me afraid …”

National Catholic Reporter Editorial regarding hate crimes against Asian Americans

“A ‘small start”: Catholic leaders react to the Derek Chauvin conviction

Bishops Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans

The Sorrowful Mystery of Racism

Cardinal Gregory: “Healing of America’s Soul” needed for racial harmony

“Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales”

Catholic Anti-Racism Project

Panel: Social justice is essential to Black Catholics’ Faith

“A Pledge to Rescue Our Youth,” by Maya Angelou

Catholic Social Thought and Racial Solidarity

Cardinal Gregory on the ‘Today’ show

“Isn’t 400 Years Enough?”

Bishops reauthorize anti-racism committee

Church and country need a reckoning on race

CST 101

How to be anti-racist at work

Practical steps to eradicate racism

Bishop Zubik tells Pittsburgh Catholics he cannot tell them how to vote

Voting Catholic: Racial Justice

To fight Racism, Catholics must hunger for justice like we do for the Eucharist

Environment, other issues beyond abortion are critical in voting, bishop says

Open Wide Our Hearts

Racial Justice – A Long-Time Concern

click​ here – Tips for Navigating Conversations about Current Issues 

YouTube video on Catholic Social Teaching

National Reconciliation


The 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday and 10 a.m.  Mass on Sunday are now live-streamed.
Here’s the link:

However, we need to train a few more volunteers in the art of streaming. The more people to rotate into a schedule, the easier it will be to ensure its continuation without over-burdening one or two people.
The setup is simple and does not require more than a few minutes of training – and no professional background is necessary!
Interested? Let Deb in the office know at 361-3107.