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Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church



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Collaborative News

The St. John and St. Paul parishes will be joined in a Collaborative under a plan developed by the Archdiocesan Office of Pastoral Planning.  Our Collaborative will be formally launched in the summer of 2015.  This section of the bulletin is dedicated to parishioners' questions about the Collaborative.  Please send your questions or comments to stjohn.stpaul@gmail.com







Thank you for welcoming me to St. Paul’s Wellesley.  I am Fr. Benedict Tinka, a member of the Society of African Missions (SMA). I was born on the 18th of April, 1971 into the family of Mr. Michael Tinka, of blessed memory, and Mrs. Cecilia Tinka in a very small village in Badagry, Lagos State, Nigeria. I am the third child in a family of thirteen siblings. I was ordained on the 7th of June 2008 in Badagry. I worked as a missionary priest in St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Begoua, Archdiocese of Bangui in Central African Republic with a Catholic Non Governmental Organisation “Association Mama Teresa” for two years, taking care of HIV positive mothers and orphans. I was transferred to Afram Plains Mission, Ghana in 2010. Fr. Benjamin Ubi, SMA, who was here for the Summer Supply in 2012 actually took over from me after my transfer. Presently in the Afram Plains, Ghana, I work with peasant farmers and traditional believers in the areas of Basic Education, Farmers Programme, Health Education, Catechesis and Women Empowerment Programme in more than 50 different villages. We are only two priests in two vast Rectorates! Our mission is Primary Evangelisation: bringing Christ to those who are yet to hear about His Good News.  Afram Plains Mission is located in the hinterland of Ghana. It is one of the most abandoned areas of the Country. We have over 50 church stations in two Rectorates of Oku and Babaso. The roads in the Afram Plains are very bad. We spend a lot of money fuelling our cars and repairing them. We are able to get most of our parishioners through grouping them into zones: we call that “Zonal Masses”. We periodically train our Catechists from different villages since they are closer to the people they live with. For us, they are active agents of Evangelisation.  If you want to get the adults for Christ, get their children. We target the kids to get their parents. Provision of Basic Education becomes, for us, an important tool of Evangelisation. A New Mission School was established in 2013 for this purpose. We presently have over 40 pupils in attendance. And our work will become much easier if we are able to get a School Bus to convey these kids to and from their different destinations. Would you like to come to our assistance?  This is where the Lord wants me to be, and I am happy to be there!

You could get more information on the flyer presenting our different missions in the Afram Plains, Ghana,

Fr. Benedict Tinka, SMA (617-860-8140); E-mail: benat_ss@yahoo.com



The Mission Statement Of Saint Paul Parish

We are a community of faith bound together by liturgical worship.  The importance of worship at Mass is demonstrated by the active participation of our parishioners who strive for meaningful and moving Liturgical celebrations.  As a family in Christ, we give support to our members and an opportunity to grow spiritually and intellectually.

Established in 1922, St. Paul's is a medium sized parish located in the Town of Wellesley, a suburb west of Boston.  The present population is made up of life-long residents combined with a growing number of young families, as well as representatives from local colleges and schools.  The parish facilities include the school, parish hall and rectory.





Dear Parishioners,

While we can debate the meaning of “normal” those of who journeyeto the Holy Land are working toward it as we recover from the powerful and emotional effects of personally experiencing places of significance in the Scriptures, disbanding a close-knit group of pilgrims and jet lag. We have included a few photos from the pilgrimage in this week’s bulletin. There is also a picture of our group taken on the steps of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built atop the Tomb in which Jesus body was placed and from which he rose from the dead, in the vestibule.  Compared to the sites and churches we visited, St. Paul Church in Wellesley, constructed in 1916,would be considered brand new. That doesn’t mean it is maintenance free. We’re taking advantage of the summer break from school to do the dusty and noisy work of repairing much of the church walkway. As many have noted, the winter took a toll on the concrete. We’re also painting some of the exterior woodwork on the church windows. Please note the yellow caution tape and becareful walking.

Yours in Christ,

Father Rafferty





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Updates from Saint Paul School



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Sunday Masses:

Saturday Evenings: 4:00 p.m.

Sunday Mornings: 7:30 a.m; 9:00 a.m; 11:00 a.m.

The 9:00 a.m. is our "Family Mass". It is geared toward our young people of the parish, but all are welcome to attend.

Weekday Masses:

Monday-Friday: 6:45 a.m; 9:00 a.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.


Bulletin Items

Please submit items for the bulletin to the rectory by Tuesday 12 noon at bulletin@stpaulwellesley.com



The St. Paul Catholic Men's Fellowship Group





members praying for the needs of others.




Youth Group Updates


World Youth Day 2016


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Request for Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

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Attention all Eucharistic Ministers of the Parish!

If you would like to bring the Eucharist to the sick and homebound, Please contact Kay Kociuba at St. Paul Parish

781-235-1060 or stpaulassociate@verizon.net


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