Congratulations, Confirmandi

It’s really no surprise that Confirmation 2021, held on April 30, took place on a windy evening. After all, uncertainty and changes swirled throughout a year marked by COVID-19.

Once again, presiding was the Most Rev. Dominick J. Lagonegro, D.D., whose personality and personal interest in the 34 Confirmandi made for a memorable ceremony.

There were momentary gusts of frustration at the guest limit – even in the larger Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Thank you, Fr. Paul Denault, for its use – and for passing on at the last minute the slight relaxation in numbers that prompted sighs of relief.

Thanks as well to the catechists and families for their commitment to the religious education of our youth, culminating with them receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Breath of God.

          Kira Anderson……..……Gemma

          Joseph Britto….…………Michael

          Ronan Caci-Kukelka..…..Pier

          Dylan Csanko…..……….Thomas

          Natalie Cunningham…….Clare

          Liliana Deckaj…………..Angelina

          Baylie Dow……………….Seraphina

          Gregory Florin.………….Andrew

          Kailey Fobert…..……….Mary

          Sienna Forbes……………Catherine

          Kayla Gorman…………..Lelia

          Andrew Gula…….……..Christopher

          Caitlyn Loennecker….….Marie

          Sophia Lombardi……….Gemma

          Emily Magnetico…..……Grace

          John Maragliano….…….Sebastian

          Theodore Martin…..……Maximillian

          Brianna McPhillips……..Abigail

          Jenna Miksa…..…………Victoria

          Kyle O’Flaherty…………Michael

          Tyler Ramsey…….……..Joseph

          Lorena Rivera…………..Teresa

          Ethel Rohr…….…………Mary

          Preston Roosa…….……..Christopher

          Jackson Rose……..……..Anthony

          Peter Rough, Jr…….…….John

          Maureen Russell….……..Clare

          Isabella Sansalone………..Adelaide

          Chloe Santangelo….…….Anastasia

          Luke Satriano……..……..Christopher

          Benjamin Suchy………….Sebastian

          Emma Sullivan…………..Colette

          Sullivan Toback………….Lawrence

          Justice Worthington……..John

Ascension of the Lord

Ascension Thursday is this week, May 13. Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. There will also be a Vigil Mass celebrated at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12.

The Masses will also be live-streamed.

Dominican Sisters of Hope program

“Unitive consciousness – the awareness that we are all one in Love – lays a solid foundation for social critique and acts of justice.”
– Fr. Richard Rohr

Through the Center at Mariandale in Ossining, the Dominican Sisters of Hope is sponsoring a four-part online reflective series titled, “Unity from the Depth: A Contemplative Response to Personal and Collective Division,” beginning May 22.

Contemplative Response Series

For more information about this or other offerings, visit www.mariandale.org and click on “Online Programs.”

A Call to Social Justice

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:

“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 Jusice – A Long-Time Concern

click​ here – Tips for Navigating Conversations about Current Issues 

YouTube video on Catholic Social Teaching

National Reconciliation

Masses Live Streamed

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

https://www.twitch.tv/10915spmb

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.

Mass this Weekend

    Mass will be celebrated at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, and 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 9. Seating is limited, and you will be ushered to your seat.
Everyone must wear a mask and adhere to social-distancing requirements.