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The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle
Mother Church of the Paulist Fathers
8:30 am, 5:15 PM (Vigil)
8 am, 10 am (Choir),
5:15 PM (Young Adult),
7:30 am, 12:10 PM
Tuesdays & Thursdays Following 12:10 Mass
Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 PM
Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
Following 7:30 am Mass
Parish Center & Offices
405 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Parish Center Hours
Monday - Thursday······························
in Ordinary Time
September 4, 2016
9 am - 9 pm
9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 5 pm
8:30 am - 3 pm
Parish Center ·································· (212) 265-3495
Bookstore ······································ (212) 315-0918
Fax ·············································· (212) 262-9239
Email ···························· [email protected]
Parents should contact Hernán Sanchez at (212) 265-3495,
ext. 341 to register their children for Religious Education.
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Church of Saint Paul the Apostle, NYC
Visit the Tomb of Servant of God, Father Isaac
Thomas Hecker, CSP, founder of the Paulist Fathers
located in the northeast corner of the Church.
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Dear Friends –
Next Sunday marks the 15th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. We are planning a special observance. On
Sunday, September 11th, we will toll bells at the hours in which each of the airplanes crashed into the World
Trade Center, the Pentagon, and into the ground in Pennsylvania.
Then, in addition to the masses of the day, our Melita Ensemble featuring Juilliard-trained musicians, violinists Jocelyn Zhu, Mariella Haubs, and Caeli Smith and cellists Mitch Lyon and Ken Kubota, will present a 9/11
Memorial Service after the Sunday evening 5:15 pm mass. They will present “String Quartet in C Major, Op.
163 by Franz Schubert and “Cavatina” from String Quartet, Op. 130 by L. v. Beethoven. Please join us for this
During his visit to Ground Zero last September, Pope Francis said Ground Zero was a place where “we
shed tears” when thinking of those who were victims of “a mindset which knows only violence, hatred and revenge.” This is a place, he continued, where “we weep out of a sense of helplessness in the face of injustice, murder and the failure to settle conflicts through dialogue.”
Pope Francis said he hoped their presence together will be a powerful sign of their shared desire to be a
force for reconciliation in this community and throughout the world. He went on to warn against attempts to create “a rigid uniformity,” saying “we can and must build unity on the basis of our diversity of languages, cultures
and religions. Together, he continued, “we are called to say “no to every attempt to impose uniformity and “yes”
to a diversity accepted and reconciled.” However, he pointed out that this can only happen if we uproot from our
hearts all feelings of hatred, vengeance and resentment.
Let us commend our prayers and hope for peace in our world, free from terrorism and hatred to Saint
Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Peace – Father Gil
SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
*Labor Day Schedule*
The Parish Center and Chapel will be closed on
Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor
Mass at 10:00am
Classic Catholic Fiction Book Club
September 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM—Parish Center
Set in the 1860s, The Leopard tells the spellbinding story of
a decadent, dying Sicilian aristocracy threatened by the approaching forces of democracy and revolution. The dramatic
sweep and richness of observation, the seamless intertwining
of public and private worlds, and the grasp of human frailty
imbue. The Leopard with its particular melancholy beauty
and power, and place it among the greatest historical novels
of our time.
Sacred Sounds at Saint Paul’s
Juilliard Organist Daniel Ficarri in Concert
Tuesday, September 6th at 7:00pm
On Tuesday, September 6 @ 7:00 pm, join
us for an exciting, free performance by
Daniel Ficarri on the mighty Möller organ
at St. Paul's!
Please RSVP to [email protected]
The Marvels of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grotto
September 10, 2016
The concert is presented by Sacred Sounds
at St. Paul's, a concert series featuring organists of The Juilliard School. Invite family and friends to be a part of this special
We are making a pilgrimage to this grotto of our Lady that
throughout wars and the trauma of Sept ember 11 served as
a special gathering place for remembrances and tributes .
This journey will begin after 8:30am Mass, we will take the
subway to the ferry and then walk a few blocks to the Grotto. A member at the shrine will give us a guided tour. Bring
a lunch, or enjoy an authentic Italian meal in the neighborhood. We will plan to be back at Columbus Circle before
Please RSVP [email protected], I need
to let them know how many will be in the group.
Check out "Sacred Sounds at St. Paul's" on
Facebook for photos, recordings, and more
Faithwalkers, walk a little, talk a lot, make new friends, join us!
If you love to sing…Consider joining one of our Choirs
at St. Paul’s!
[email protected] Gathering
Monday, September 12 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
We are blessed to have three wonderful choirs regularly
singing at The Church of St. Paul the Apostle:
While society prizes what is “normal,” the soul years for
what is creative, unusual and different. In crossing barriers
and borders, the soul re-experiences what it means to be
alive; it reminds itself of its orientation to liveliness and its
resistance to uniformity. All are welcome to this event: poetry writers, poetry lovers and the poetry curious.
The St. Paul Choir: singing on Sundays at 10:00am
Coro Hispano: singing on Sundays at 12:30pm
The Young Adult Choir and Ensemble: Sundays at 5:15pm
We meet, read and discuss at the parish center of St Paul the
Apostle Church, 405 W 59th Street (behind Time Warner
Center). Free and open to the public.
Director of Music at 212 265-3495 ext 345 or
The choirs will resume on Sunday September 11th. If you
are interested in joining please contact Valerie Shondel,
SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
Religious Education Registration 2016-2017
Come and See
Special for Non-Catholics
If you are one of the many non-Catholics who visit St. Paul’s
and feel at home here, perhaps it's time to consider becoming a
full member of our Roman Catholic community. Next week
we will be starting an inquiry group to help people explore the
possibility of becoming Catholic at St. Paul’s. Pick up one of
the fliers in the rack near the church entrance, with the title “Come and See.”
For more information, please
get in touch with Father Robert Collins, SJ at
[email protected] or call (212)-265-3495,
Still time to register!
We are accepting late registration for religious education until
September 11th however, applications will be processed as space
permits and placement is NOT GUARANTEED.
Religious Education for Children Ages 3-5
St. Paul’s offers a wonderful program for three-to-five year old
children called the “Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.” The Catechesis began in Italy and has spread across the United States and
is rooted in the Bible, the liturgy of the church, and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an "atrium,"
a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful
materials that they work with independently and in small groups.
The program is offered on Sunday mornings from 9:45 - 11:30am
from September - May. Please contact Director of Religious Education Hernan Sanchez at 212-265-3495 x341 to register.
First day of classes
On September 18th after the 10:00am mass, we are having the
opening of school year orientation meeting in the church during
this time the students will meet their teachers, find out the class
they have been enrolled and classroom.
All students and parents are asked to gather in the front of the
Church to meet their teachers.
Catechetical Sunday and Commissioning of our Catequists
This year Catechetical Sunday, September 18th will focus on the
theme, “Prayer: The Faith Prayed.” Here at St. Paul the Apostle,
20 members of our community have been delegated to teach our
children and will be called forth to be commissioned for their ministry on September 25th. We want to congratulate them for being
witness to the Gospel as well as to rededicating themselves to this
mission as a faith community.
Few Co-teachers for Religious Education Needed for
Have you thought about being a catechist, but have never given it
a try? Would you like to join us in sharing your Catholic faith
with the children of St. Paul’s parish? Are you willing to commit
yourself to be present with your students for classes from September to May? However, there is some latitude for your personal
schedule because you will be sharing the teaching responsibility
with another teacher for the 30 Sunday’s sessions scheduled during the school year from 11:00-12:30 PM. The heart of our program is the dedication of our catechists.
Co-teachers will be needed in the fall for the
Pre-communion class (1st & 2nd graders);
Post-Communion class (3rd, 4th & 5th graders)
Training and ongoing support are provided with opportunities for
personal spiritual growth. If you feel serious about this calling and
ministry, please contact me as soon as possible. The interview
process for catechist is going on now.
Vincentians of St. Paul the Apostle
Our mission is to help one another grow in faith by
encountering Christ in each other through our service to those in need.
Other volunteers’ opportunities:
Substitute teachers, hall monitor, clerical help, and refreshment
committee. Please consider this important ministry to our youth.
If you have a serious interest, call Hernán Sánchez in the Religious Education Office 212-265-3495, extension 341
or E-mail: [email protected]
It is certainly a help for all of our children. We hope it will be a
joy for you!
Thursday, September 8 @ 7PM
We meet on the first Thursday of every month. If you are interested in getting more involved, stop by our next meeting!
Meet us in the Parish Center at 7PM on
Thursday, September 8.
Tuesday September 6, 6:15pm –
6:15pm bag drop at the Parish Center.
6:30pm run/walk to start.
All levels are encouraged to join
Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
Saturday, September 17 @ 8:45am
Meet us in the Parish Center to help distribute food to those in
our community that are in need.
Art Prep Party with "Free Arts NYC"
Tuesday September 13, 6:30pm – 1431 Broadway, 7th Floor
Prep materials for art projects by painting gift bags for at-risk
children and families.
Walk for the Poor *Save the Date*
Saturday, September 24
We are participating in our second Walk for the Poor on Saturday, September 24 to raise money for the Society that will
be used to help the community in need. Be on the lookout for
more details if you are interested in donating or participating
Apostolist is the young adult ministry of the Church of St. Paul the
Apostle, NYC (60th & Columbus). Join us every Sunday for our
5:15pm Mass. For more information visit us at apostolist.com,
"like"us on facebook.com/ApostolistNYC and find us on Twitter and
Want to get involved with the group or get more info? We’re always open to new members! Send an email with your name, contact info, and why you’re interested to [email protected]
TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Congratulations to all the
Sunday, September 11 before 5:15pm Mass
OSP will be meeting at 4:30pm in front of the Welcome Center
and pray the rosary.
Catholic Relief Services
ABC’s of Catholic Relief Services… This week - CRS/Ghana:
Typical of most countries were CRS operates Ghana presents
challenges in the area of behavior change related foremost to
sanitation and hygiene. Many maternal and child health activities are affected. Education remains a key gift. It keeps giving
for generations. Last week - CRS & Farmers. Next week –
CRS/Haiti. For more info visit: www.crs.org (V/7)
Wednesday, September 14 - Rise
OSP will be hosting a social at the Rise Bar on 9th Avenue
between 55th and 56th street. Contact
[email protected] for more information.
Faith Sharing Groups
Thursday, September 15, 7:00pm Parish Center
OSP is sponsoring a program for the parish focused on faithsharing and spiritual development. Faith-Sharing has been extended! We will be meeting in small groups once per month
through October. At the meeting, in keeping with the Jubilee
Year of Mercy announced by Pope Francis earlier this year, we
will have a facilitated small-group discussion of an upcoming
gospel reading through the lens of mercy. This program is
open to all members of the parish and we would welcome all
who want to attend. Please RSVP
at [email protected] if you plan on attending.
Openings Fall Exhibit - “Beauty”
September 9th - October 20th
Openings is pleased to present it’s 10th Annual Fall Exhibition
entitled “Beauty” in the Church. Twenty-eight artists in a variety
of mediums will be shown from Sept. 9- October 20th. There
will be a reception with the artists on Thursday, Sept. 15, 7-9pm
and a tour of the exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7-9pm.
Out @ St Paul (OSP) is the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender
Ministry of our parish at St. Paul the Apostle in New York City, which
seeks to engage our Catholic faith through service to our community,
social activities and the exploration of Catholic spirituality.
For more information visit www.openingsny.com
A Word from Servant of God,
Father Isaac Hecker, CSP
Founder of Paulists and
1st Pastor of our Parish
Rev. Gilbert Martinez, CSP··································Pastor
Rev. Thomas Holahan, CSP·····················Associate Pastor
Deacon Waldemar Sandoval····Saint Vincent de Paul Society,
Baptismal Preparation, Homebound
Rev. Robert Collins, SJ··············Director of Adult Initiation
“Often my mind is served with the idea of a future development of our holy faith in this country. Our people
are capable of great enthusiasm, & if once this is turned
into the right channel, it must & will produce effects
worthy of our faith & our spiritual Mother the Church.
Our people are young, & not like Europeans, & were
they filled with a lively faith, new ages of faith would
spring up on this continent.”
Sister Maria Luz Lemus, OSJ····························Sacristan
Ms. Mara Halley································Business Manager
Mr. Hernán Sanchez···········Director of Religious Education
Ms. Kathy Zirnhelt·······Welcome Center Bookstore Manager
Mr. Javier Castro·······························Facilities Manager
Ms. Valerie Shondel····························Director of Music
Hecker to Brownson, July 29, 1851, The BrownsonHecker Correspondence, p. 155] For more information about the sainthood cause of
Fr. Isaac Hecker, go to www.paulist.org
Rev. David Dwyer, CSP···················www.bustedhalo.com
Rev. Dat Tran, CSP···················www.paulist.org/vocation
Rev. Frank Sabatté, CSP··················www.openingsny.com
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Queridos amigos en Cristo –
El próximo domingo se cumple el 15 aniversario de los ataques del 9/11. Estamos planeando una celebración especial. El domingo, 11 de septiembre vamos a sonar las campanas de peaje en las horas en las que cada uno de los aviones se
estrellaron contra el World Trade Center, el Pentágono, y en el suelo en Pennsylvania.
Entonces, además de las misas del día, nuestro Ensemble Melita con músicos entrenados Juilliard, violinistas Jocelyn Zhu, Caeli Smith y Mariella Haubs, violonchelistas Mitch Lyon y Ken Kubota, presentará un programa memorial
después de la misa de 5:15 pm. Por favor, únase a nosotros para este evento especial.
Después de visitar el Memorial de la Zona Cero donde ocurrió el ataque terrorista de las Torres Gemelas de Nueva
York y de saludar a las familias de las víctimas de este atentado ocurrido en el 2001, el Santo Padre participó en un emocionante encuentro interreligioso donde se leyeron cinco meditaciones por la Paz. El Papa confesó que el dolor en esta Zona
Cero “es palpable”, y sobre los monumentos que ahora ocupan los lugares donde estaban las torres que son fuentes dijo:
“Este lugar de muerte se transforma también en un lugar de vida, de vidas salvadas, un canto que nos lleva a afirmar
que la vida siempre está destinada a triunfar sobre los profetas de la destrucción, sobre la muerte, que el bien siempre despertará sobre el mal, que la reconciliación y la unidad vencerán á sobre el odio y la división.”
“En este lugar de dolor y de recuerdo, me llena de esperanza la oportunidad de asociarme a los líderes que representan las muchas tradiciones religiosas que enriquecen la vida de esta gran ciudad. Espero que nuestra presencia aquí sea un
signo potente de nuestras ganas de compartir y reafirmar el deseo de ser fuerzas de reconciliación, fuerzas de paz y justicia
en esta comunidad y a lo largo y ancho de nuestro mundo. En las diferencias, en las discrepancias, es posible vivir un mundo
de paz. Frente a todo intento uniformizador es posible y necesario reunirnos desde las diferentes lenguas, culturas, religiones
y alzar la voz a todo lo que quiera impedirlo. Juntos hoy somos invitados a decir «no» a todo intento uniformante y «sí» a
una diferencia aceptada y reconciliada.”
Por la intercesión de la Santa Teresa de Calcuta, que Dios concede a nuestra mundo la paz de Cristo.
- Padre Gil
SEPTEMBER 4, 2016
Thank you for your generosity!
Faith Direct Donations
Saturday, September 3rd, Memorial of Saint Gregory the
Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church
Mary E. Cullen
Kenneth W. Thomas
Sunday, September 4th,
8:00 For the People
10:00 Agnes Miller
12:30 Agostin Lopez
5:15 Margret H. & Anthony O’Donnell
$180.00 for Friends of Music
Monday, September 5th, Labor Day
10:00 Adeline & Ted Lenczowski
Tuesday, September 6th
7:30 Lydia Bermudez
12:10 Edward Hudson
Thank you for being a part of our St. Paul the Apostle family. As you prepare for the end of summer and the start of a
busy fall, consider enrolling in eGiving through Faith Direct
so that your gift can reach us even when you cannot.
Wednesday, September 7th
Mary E. Cullen
12:10 Mary Rawl O’Donnell
Visit www.faithdirect.net and use our church code: NY539
Thank you for your continued support of our parish family!
Thursday, September 8th, Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed
Alvin V. Loanzon
12:10 Hilda Van Ryhn
God Bless You,
Friday, September 9th, Memorial of Saint Peter Claver, Priest
12:10 Victor Gallagher
Gluten-Free Communion Hosts
If you require gluten-free hosts during communion,
please talk to a priest at the back of the Church before
Mass begins. Thank you!
Saturday, September 10th
Nora & Douglas Horne
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Let us Pray for Our Sick
Natan Sheyer, John Gerosimo, Daniel Lofaso, Eve Lofaso,
Sandy Lofaso, Kathy Sandholm, Ethan Maldonado, Margaret Payn, Gladys Rodriguez, Evelyn Lloyd, Michael Joseph
Palmiotto, Dorothea Toker, Robert Reese, Margaret Payne,
Daniel Martin Espinoza, Popi Stefanidis, Changchun Song,
Coustauza Laboru, Iluminado Brazo, Johnathan Stile, Miguel Rojas, Jules Richard Kraneburg, Josephine Reiter, Berta Alvarado, Robert Aroian, Americo Frank Fumo, Kathleen
Spaldo, Martha Kuhn, Gilles-Roger Belinga, Musou Peters,
Kyle Peters, and Marta Rodriguez.
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Each week we ask our readers and parishioners to pray
for the sick listed in our bulletin. You can add a name
by contacting the Parish Center 212-265-3495. We will
continue to list the name of the person for two months
unless otherwise notified. The Power of Prayer is an
important part of healing.