Summer 2012 Mass Schedule at St.Paul's

Eucharist

"At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'"

The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the Christian life." "The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch."

"The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit."

Catechism of the Catholic Church


Liturgy for the Lord's Day


Saturday Vigil
  • 5:00 p.m., Upper Church
  • Family Mass, 5:00 p.m., Lower Church (during the school year)
Sunday
  • 7:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. (Parish Adult Choir, Sept. - June)
  • 11:00 a.m. (Boston Boy Choir and Men's Schola, Sept. - June)
  • 5:00 p.m. Student Mass, Lower Church (during the academic year)

Daily Mass

  • Monday-Friday at 8:00 a.m. and 12:10 p.m. beginning March 22, 2010
  • Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
Please check the parish calendar for special liturgies.
Readings for Mass
Opportunities for Liturgical Ministry

 

Other opportunities for prayer

In the New Covenant, prayer is the living relationship of the children of God with their Father who is good beyond measure, with his Son Jesus Christ and with the Holy Spirit. The grace of the Kingdom is "the union of the entire holy and royal Trinity . . . with the whole human spirit." Thus, the life of prayer is the habit of being in the presence of the thrice-holy God and in communion with him. This communion of life is always possible because, through Baptism, we have already been united with Christ. Prayer is Christian insofar as it is communion with Christ and extends throughout the Church, which is his Body. Its dimensions are those of Christ's love.

We learn to pray at certain moments by hearing the Word of the Lord and sharing in his Paschal mystery, but his Spirit is offered us at all times, in the events of each day, to make prayer spring up from us. Jesus' teaching about praying to our Father is in the same vein as his teaching about providence: time is in the Father's hands; it is in the present that we encounter him, not yesterday nor tomorrow, but today: "O that today you would hearken to his voice! Harden not your hearts."

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Vespers
  • Tuesday and Thursday, 6:15 p.m., chapel
  • Wednesday, 5:15 p.m., Choral Vespers with the Choir School choristers, upper church
Rosary
  • Monday-Friday following the noon Mass
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • First Fridays, as announced

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