Welcome to Our Parish
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
Transfer… Last weekend I made the announcement that effective July 1, 2013, Cardinal O’Malley has asked me to transfer to take over the leadership role at Saint Columbkille Parish in Brighton. As I noted, the parish in some ways is different from Saint Paul Parish, but as my experience over the past 26 years has shown, Catholic parishioners from parish to parish have much more in common… a love of Christ, His Church, the sacraments, and a sense of responsibility for the well-being of each other. I will still be physically present at Saint Paul Parish at least through mid-June and will still be going to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in late July with our parish youth and chaperones. In the meantime, life goes on as we all continue to live out our Baptismal promises in this part of the Lord’s vineyard.
God bless you,
Fr. Richard Fitz
25th and 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS: His Eminence, Seán Cardinal O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. invites all couples celebrating their 25th or 50th wedding anniversary in 2013 to the Wedding Anniversary Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Sunday, June 2nd at 11:30am. Mass will include a renewal of vows. Family members and friends are welcome to attend. Please register online at www.BostonCatholic.org/WeddingAnniversaryMass. Please register by May 25th to have your name included in the printed list of Anniversary Couples. A formal invitation and more information will be sent from the Archdiocese to anniversary couples. Congratulations on your anniversary!
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Catholic Appeal 2013
Your gift to the 2013 Catholic Appeal enables us to provide 50 critical ministries that enrich parish life, strengthen families, inspire and educate future generations of our faith, and advance our Church leadership. Please consider making a pledge in support of the Church in Boston today at www.BostonCatholicAppeal.org.Thank you for your support!
Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston – Cardinal Seán O’Malley announced on November 15 his decision on a Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston. Cardinal Seán is hoping this Plan will lead strengthen each parish in the Archdiocese for the new evangelization. You can watch a recording of the news conference and read materials from the announcement at
Attention All Parishioners!
Join Us as with Begin the Journey from Sin to Sanctity with Fr. Robert Barron’s: Seven Deadly Sins & Seven Lively Virtues DVD Presentation. In this
spiritual study, Fr. Robert Barron explains the nature of the seven deadly sins, and offers a corresponding virtue for each, and practical advice on how to instill this virtue in your own life. We will meet on Tuesdays @ 7pm in the Parish Hall
beginning May 14th for 4 weeks.
You Are Invited: St. Paul Parish invites you to a Recital to dedicate our new Yamaha Grand piano. Music will be from the French Repertoire and will include beautiful piano duets, piano solos and songs and arias by Debussy, Ravel, Bizet, Quilter, Rorem and Lauridsen. All music to highlight the magnificent tone of this outstanding instrument. Save the date June 2nd at 3:00 p.m.. Stay tuned for more information.
The Year of Faith… With the Apostolic Letter of 11 October 2011, Porta fidei, Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith. This year began on October 11, 2012, which coincides with the anniversaries of two great events which have marked the life of the Church in our days: the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, called by Blessed Pope John XXIII (11 October 1962), and the twentieth of the promulgation of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, given to the Church by Blessed Pope John Paul II (11 October 1992). The Year of Faith will conclude on 24 November 2013, the Solemnity of our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King. This year will be a propitious occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly that the foundation of Christian faith is the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction. Founded on the encounter with the Risen Christ, faith can be rediscovered in its wholeness and all its splendor. In our parish we will be joining with the Archdiocese in its programs being offered for observing the Year of Faith along with our own programs and celebrations. Stay tuned for further information!
Inter Parish Team Meeting… Recently, St John the Evangelist and St Paul parishes held a joint meeting. Attending the meeting were Father Powers, Father Fitzgerald and several of their Parish Council members. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the formation of an inter parish, bridge building team. In observance with the Pastoral Plan for the Archdiocese of Boston, the team will have as its long term objective, the preparation for the integration of St John and St Paul into a new Pastoral Collaborative. As its short term objectives the inter parish team will work:
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.
Monday-Friday: 6:45 a.m; 9:00 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.
Eucharist and Visits to the Sick
Contact Kay Kociuba at the Parish Office to notify of anyone ill, homebound or hospitalized.
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
2012 Tax Donation Statements
Confirmation Retreat 2013
Christmas Eve Family Mass Photos
Recent Site News
View historical photos of St. Paul's and old parish photos in "Photos" under the "Parish Life" tab.
Altar Servers, Lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers - the new schedules are up. (View them under the tab "Parish Life")
Videos of the Youth Music Group have been uploaded! Check out the "Youth Music Group" page under the tab "Youth Group".