Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

May 22, 2017

Join us for the Feast of the Ascension of our Lord. Thursday, May 25th. 7:55am, 12:05pm, 5:15pm.

A Fond Farewell

May 4, 2017

Dear Paulist Center friends, I will be leaving my position as Pastoral Minister of Liturgy and Music at the end of the Easter Season. After almost ten years, I will be moving on, to tend to some family needs and to explore some new options. It has been a great privilege to serve with so […]

Family Religious Education Classes are CANCELLED for Sunday Jan 8

January 7, 2017

All Family Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation Classes are CANCELLED for Sunday Jan 8, because of the weather. There are no classes MLK Day Weekend, Jan 15. Classes will resume on Sunday, January 22.


October 22, 2016

The 2016 Isaac Hecker Award for Social Justice will be given to Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans on Saturday, October 22nd at the5:00 p.m. liturgy at the Paulist Center at 5 Park Street, Boston.  Commissioner Evans exemplifies the ideal of integrating his Catholic spirituality and daily life.   His Catholic faith informs his action for […]

MBTA Street Issues in January — Tremont and Park Streets

January 9, 2016

The MBTA has informed us that due to busing between MIT/Kendall and Park Street for the remaining weekends in January, there will be no right lane traffic on Tremont Street leading to Park Street other than buses and, in general, no right hand turn allowed from Tremont to Park. We requested that they remove that […]

Owning Our Faith — new documentary on Inclusion and Acceptance in the Church

January 1, 2015

Thank you to the Church of Saint Paul the Apostle in NYC for creating an inspiring documentary concerning the need to encourage greater inclusion and acceptance of LGBT people in the Catholic Church. Watch the short documentary here:

Paulist Center Endowment Helping Our Neighbors

August 8, 2014

A small portion of our modest Paulist Center Endowment is invested in Community Based Investments (CBIs).  One of the CBI’s is Boston Community Capital, an organization that has garnered repeated and prolonged nationwide praise for its innovations in helping underserved communities, in particular helping save many people’s homes over the last several years and, more […]

Evangelii Gaudium — a discussion now scheduled

January 12, 2014

Evangelii Gaudium In order to explore the Pope’s hopeful document Evangelii Gaudium together, we’ve scheduled a discussion on it for Sunday, January 12th after the noon Mass. If you’ve read it, come ready to share your favorite short selection from the document. If you haven’t read it, come to hear a discussion of what’s in the document.   You can download a PDF […]

Report of Community Meeting

November 19, 2013

Thirty members of the Paulist Center Community joined with the staff and Pastoral Council on Tuesday, November 12, to review our progress on the Five Year Pastoral Plan. The gathered offered their affirmations and recommendations for a finer focus of the ministry of the Paulist Center Community, and for how the Community can better foster a sense […]

Stewardship Sunday

October 10, 2013

 If you did not have a chance to join your community members in filling out a commitment card at mass last weekend, please follow this link to indicate your commitments of time, treasure and talent to the Paulist Center Community for the coming year.Thanks for your commitment to making the Paulist Center a vibrant ministry. […]

A New Year for Small Communities of Faith

September 13, 2013

   The Paulist Center Community continues its commitment to nourishing Small Communities of Faith.  Restart or continue an existing group, or try a new group.  Read more in the Small Groups bulletin insert from September 14/15,  2013.

Novena to the Holy Spirit at the Paulist Center, 2013

May 15, 2013

The Worship Committee is sponsoring a Novena to the Holy Spirit from Friday, May 10 to Saturday, May 18. A Novena to the Holy Spirit is held annually from the Friday after Ascension Thursday to the Pentecost Vigil. It marks the time of prayer by the disciples after Jesus ascended until the coming of the Holy Spirit at […]

Schedule of Easter Masses

March 31, 2013

  Taizé Prayer for Lent Tuesdays, February 19, March 5 and 19 7:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                       Lenten Communal Reconciliation Wednesday, February 27 7:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                       Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Saturday, March 23 5:00 pm Sunday, March 24 10:00 am      12 noon      6:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                       Holy Thursday, March 28 Mass of the […]

Paulist Center Community Gatherings

December 23, 2012

SAVE THE DATE! JAN. 13, 3-5PM (Snow date, Jan. 27.)  Small communities of faith will be gathering in your neighborhoods and regions on Jan. 13. Here’s a chance to start the new year right! Get to know PCC members who live nearby, celebrate being a widespread community, and consider opportunities for Lenten faith sharing. See […]

Homily for the Holy Innocents

December 17, 2012

Homily Fr. Frank preached at the Prayer Service for the Holy Innocents, a lamentation after the school shooting in Newtown, CT

2012-2013 is the Year of Stewardship

October 21, 2012

  STEWARDSHIP PRAYER   Generous and loving God, You call us to be followers of Jesus and stewards of your many gifts. Open our minds and hearts to greater awareness and deeper appreciation of your countless blessings. Transform us through the power of your Spirit to form our lives in stewardship, marked by faithful prayer, […]

Pastoral Plan Update for 2012

September 19, 2012

Next Phase of Paulist Center Pastoral Plan Implementation — Fall 2012 Our Five Year Pastoral Plan guides the ministry of the Paulist Center. Introduced a year and a half ago, many new initiatives are the fruits of this plan.      Next Phase of Paulist Center Pastoral Plan Implementation Fall 2012   Our Five Year Pastoral […]

2012 Pastoral Council Election Information.

June 1, 2012

Are you considering becoming a member of the Pastoral Council, the leadership and consultative body elected by the community? For more information, please click HERE.

Our last Cinema Divina gatherings for the 2011-2013 season are just around the corner!

May 18, 2012

Cinema Divina Thursday, May 17 (Paulist Center, Park St) & Friday, May 18 (Daughters of St. Paul, Jamaica Plain) Theme: Is forgiveness a sign of weakness or of strength? A prayerful conversation with the Gospel of Matthew, Catherine of Siena, and the film: Invictus Doors open at 6:00 Movie starts at 6:30 RSVP by email […]

Catherine of Siena Homily

May 3, 2012

Frank Desiderio’s homily from April 29th, 2012, about Catherine of Siena, is available online.  A PDF of the text has been posted to the Homilies and Reflections section of the web site — see this page for more details.

PCC Statement re: Women Religious and the CDF

April 22, 2012

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has issued a statement critical of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, (LCWR) framed around a doctrinal assessment conducted by the CDF. The Conference represents more than 80 % of the 57,000 women religious in the United States. The leadership of the LCWR is “stunned” […]

Social Justice Module – Living Solidarity: Government, the Federal Budget and the

January 24, 2012

“What kind of society do we wish to become?” It is vital that all of us engage this question by bringing our values – not our opinions – to the many conversations about the economy and the federal budget. The budget is a moral document! The Gospel and Catholic social teaching remind us that we […]

Letting Go of a Grudge

October 29, 2011

Frank Desiderio and Bob Bowers will present a workshop on letting go of hurt, anger and resentments and becoming open to forgiveness and healing. Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 12:30 to 4:30 (the regular 5 PM Mass is available at the Center). for more info click Reconciliation.

Paulist Center Online Ministry Survey

October 1, 2011

Are you interested in getting involved in ministry at the Paulist Center? Do you have a gift or talent or ability that can help create better ministry? Do you feel a call to serve your sisters and brothers? Fill out our Ministry Survey by clicking the link below and we will be in touch with you […]

Paulist Center Prayer Service for the People of Japan

March 17, 2011

The link below is to the Boston Globe article on the prayer service.

NEW Strategic Plan 2011-2016

February 1, 2011

The Paulist Center community began the work in earnest of planning for the future in the fall of 2010. The link below is the Strategic Plan recommended to the Director, Frank Desiderio, CSP, by the Pastoral Council, and approved by the community. Strategic Plan

Centered Online Magazine 2nd Edition, 12/09

December 4, 2009

The second edition of Centered, the Paulist Center Community Online Magazine, is now available. Please follow the link below:   Centered

Paulist Center Online Magazine Announcement

September 1, 2009

Centered is the Paulist Center Community online magazine. Articles are written by Center community members, staff and friends. The magazine focuses on the Gospel of Jesus Christ lived and celebrated through the mission and community of the Paulist center. This is a pilot program and a test version. Please follow the link and feel free […]