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Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church





Dear Parishioners,

We now begin Holy Week. It is my prayerful wish for every parishioner that it will be a period that brings forth a deeper union with Jesus Our Redeemer. Today we celebrate Palm Sunday. On Holy Thursday we celebrate the institution of the Ordained Priesthood and the Paschal Meal following the Washing of the Feet. On Good Friday we commemorate Jesus’ Passion as we venerate the Holy Cross, the instrument of our redemption. Saturday’s Easter Vigil, which begins with the Easter Fire, includes the blessing of Holy Water and the Easter Candle. Following their period of study, prayers and reflection in the Rite of Christian Initiation we will joyfully welcome two new members into full communion in the Catholic Church. I urge you to make the effort to participate in all or as much of the Sacred Triduum as you can. Please note and save the Holy Week schedule.

Yours in Christ,

Father Rafferty




What’s New at Saint Paul School



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The Light is on for You


On every Wednesday evening of Lent, from 6:30 until 8, in every church of the Archdiocese, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered. The idea behind this initiative is to enable all Catholics to know that whether it’s closer to home, work, school or at some point in between, they can be assured of easy access to Confession. If you have been away from the sacrament for awhile or would otherwise like to prepare yourself, you are invited to visit the website: www.thelightisonforyou.org






Wellesley Food Pantry


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.




Offertory Report  click here




Holy Week Schedule

April 2014



Religious Education News

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Diciples in Mission:

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Holy Communion

As you know from recent announcements, beginning this weekend, Holy Communion will be distributed in both kinds, the Body and Blood of Jesus, at Mass. Please remember that Jesus is as fully present in the Precious Blood contained in the chalice as is his Body in the form of the host. When the Minister of the Cup offers it to you he or she will say, “The Blood of Christ.” Our correct response is, “Amen.” We then take the cup, consume a small amount and return the cup to the minister. He or she will wipe it and then present it to the next communicant. We never pass the cup directly to another worshipper. If you do not receive the Precious Blood, it is appropriate to make a reverent bow of the head (a respectful acknowledgement of Jesus’ divine presence) toward the cup rather just walking away. As Father Hoppough pointed out to our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist at a recent workshop, terminology matters. Following the consecration, we no longer use the terms, “Bread” or “Wine” as those elements which were presented at the Offertory are now the Body and Blood of Jesus.



ASH WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014, and GOOD FRIDAY, April 18, 2014, are days of fast and abstinence.

FRIDAYS OF LENT are also days of abstinence.

FASTING is to be observed by all 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed. ABSTINENCE is observed by all 14 years of age and older. On days of abstinence, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. When in doubt concerning fast and abstinence, the parish priest should be consulted. Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful and catechumens should undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or of renewal of baptism at Easter.



Relay for Life Bake Sale



Dear St. Paul Parishioners- Thank you all for your generosity at last Sundays bake sale. Due to your kindness I was able to raise $826.00 for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Please know your donations will help further research for cancer and could potentially save the lives of others.

Thank you,

Savannah Stephens




Volunteers needed for Rosies Place

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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


Altar Servers, Eucharistic Minister,



Request for Baptism

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

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Recent Site News


World Youth Day: Rio 2013

The video slideshow of the pilgrimage has been created! View it here.

Bible Sunday

View our photos taken on November 3rd during our family Mass! View it here.






Annual 2013 BBQ photo collection

This year's St. Paul's Annual BBQ was another success with over 400 people attending and enjoying the great weather, good food, family fun and great company! The planning committee has already begun planning for next year's event, and we are looking for additional volunteers so that we can make the event even better. We are looking for your new ideas and your help. Please contact the rectory office at 781-235-1060 if you are interested to help.



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

Adult Confirmation

At Saint Paul's on May 25, 2014 click for more information


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