Ministries

 Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 3 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy. 

Baptism Preparation

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith. 

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursdays from 1:00PM to 5:00PM from September through April. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.

Family Barbeque

The Family Barbeque has become an annual event held on a Sunday in September, drawing over 400 people. The colorful banners, decorations, tables, staging and grills are set up in behind the church, covering the entire parking area. There is music, good food, entertainment and much more. All ages are welcome. This popular activity is always a great success and lots of fun.

Fellowship Committee

Volunteers who coordinate social activities and gatherings of parishioners during the year.

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.

Food Baskets

Non perishable foods are collected at the back of the church on the last Sunday of the month and donated to charity.

Giving Tree

Every ear parishioners are invited to provide a Christmas gift for a specified person in need. A Christmas tree, with gifts suggestions attached, is set up in church and gifts are returned to the tree. The most recent program provided over a 600 gifts for nursing homes, handicapped, hospitals and parishes. Thirty volunteers assisted in the preparation and distribution in addition to all who contributed gifts.

Good Samaritan Sunday

Meets one Sunday morning a month to prepare sandwiches in the Parish Hall, to be delivered to a homeless shelter such as the Anchor Inn. Adults along with boys and girls are invited to participate.

Greeters

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Hospitality

A group that serves coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings after the 9:00 AM Family Mass. . A great way to get to know one another is when we share food and conversation.

Lector

Reader who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Liturgical Linen Service

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

 Music Ministry

St. Paul Adult Choir of Men and Women was organized in 1990 by the present music director, Mary Lee Cirella. The choir of volunteers and professional section leaders sing at the 11:00 a.m. Mass every Sunday.

Rehearsals are held every Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Paul School. All Parishioners are welcome to come and "Sing to the Lord" and help enhance the liturgy.

St. Paul Youth Choir consists of teens from 8th-12th grade. All instruments are welcome. The band/choir performs on the first Sunday of every month and at the teen masses. Rehearsals are held the week before a performance in the Church.

St. Paul Children's Choir boys and girls sing at the 9:00 a.m. Family Mass, learn how to sing and learn the great liturgical music of the church.

Rehearsals are held every Thursday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the lower level of St. Paul School. All children are invited to sing.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week. Each group volunteers about once a month.

Outreach to Homebound

Volunteer Eucharistic Ministers who bring the Eucharist to registered parishioners who are homebound.

Parish Crafters/Quilters

Group of parish members who meet Wednesday mornings in the St. Paul Youth Room (downstairs in the church). The craft/quilt they make goes to help support a selected charity.

Parish Pastoral Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of St. Paul Parish.

Pro-Life Programs

Pro-Life activities are conducted in conjunction with the Wellesley Right to Life Office

Protecting God’s Children

All of the clergy, office staff, and every volunteer is required to attend a Virtus—Protecting God’s Children training session, an archdiocese sponsored program which teaches an awareness of those persons and situations which could endanger our children. The state also requires volunteers to submit a yearly CORI form.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.

Senior Altar Server

Men and women who assist at Mass or Funeral masses to enhance the worship of our faith community.

St. Paul Men’s Group

The purpose of the St. Paul Catholic Men's Fellowship Group is adult faith formation. Participants desire to learn more about our faith and connect it to their living experience. Books are selected and readings assigned. There is open discussion in a friendly, prayerful way. Specific scriptural selections, lives of the saints, and investigation and discussion of Church issues are encouraged. Papal encyclicals and Church history are also covered. The group meets bi-monthly in the Lower Church for several months beginning in the Fall. All men of the Parish are cordially invited.

"I find the St. Paul Catholic Men's Fellowship Group to be a gathering of Catholic men committed to their Faith and compassionate toward one another" - Hugh Maguire

"Starting a new venture can be intimidating and that's how I felt when I first suggested the idea of a men's group to Fr. Mike in April 2004. I'm very happy that other men openly share their experiences, beliefs, and their friendship in a low-key, supportive group. Our alternate viewpoints, opinions, and ideas have blended in a very nice fashion to make this group a valuable part of our St. Paul Parish" - Charlie Bures

"I believe one's faith-journey should not be static. In addition to Scripture readings, the Mass, the Sacraments, and reflections, we need to be nourished by learning and growing in our faith. Our Men's Group offers a chance for just that... to share and explore our faith in new and interesting ways in the context of friendship and fellowship" - Tory DeFazio

Usher

Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection.

WINGS

"Women in God's Spirit"  A Catholic ministry for women of all ages seeking to deepen their relationship with God and one another.  Meetings are held on Monday evenings in the Fall and Spring with a variety of guest speakers.  All are welcomed to join for one or all sessions.  For more information you may email Kay Kociuba at stpaulassociate@verizon.net or call the Parish office at 781-235-1060.

 

 

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