<FEFF30323531303134302E4264700066000000000000000000000018001C>OUR PARISH MISSION STATEMENT
Gathered together in faith by God’s Holy Spirit in a Christ-centered community in the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, RI, Saint Paul’s is a diverse parish united by God’s love
and our desire to worship, study, educate, and serve in works of mercy.
Like our patron, Saint Paul, we are eager to spread the Good News
to the ends of the world, to the honor and glory of God.
MASS SCHEDULE Saturday at 4:30 PM Sunday at 8:00 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM Monday thru Friday at 12:05 PM
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Every Monday (excluding holidays and the months of July and August) immediately after the 12:05 PM Mass until Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 PM.
PERPETUAL NOVENA OF OUR LADY OF THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL Every Friday immediately after the 12:05 PM Mass
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Baptisms are usually celebrated on the last Sunday of the month at 12:30 PM. Please call the Parish Office to register. Parents and godparents are required to attend one baptism preparation session prior to the Baptism.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confessions) Saturday from 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM or by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Wedding arrangements with the parish priest or deacon should be made about one year prior to the intended wedding date.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS Interested in becoming a priest? Telephone the Diocesan Office of Vocations at (401) 331-1316 or visit for more information.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK and HOSPITAL VISITS If you are or someone you know is going to be hospitalized or would like to receive the Anointing of the Sick, please telephone the Parish Office at (401) 461-5734 for assistance.
PASTOR Reverend Adam A. Young, S.T.L.
PASTOR EMERITUS Reverend Raymond J. Rafferty
SAINT PAUL RECTORY and PARISH OFFICE One Saint Paul Place, Cranston, RI 02905 Office: Monday thru Thursday, 9 AM to 12 PM and 1 PM to 5 PM Phone: (401) 461-5734 Fax: (401) 785-3613 Email Address: [email protected]
SAINT PAUL SCHOOL 1789 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905 Principal: Mr. John F. Corry Phone: (401) 941-2030 Fax: (401) 941-0644 Web Address:
FAITH FORMATION MINISTRY 1789 Broad Street, Cranston, RI 02905 Director: Mrs. Julie Bradley Phone: (401) 941-5576 Fax: (401) 785-3613 Email Address: [email protected]
MUSIC MINISTRY Parish Musician: Mr. Thomas M. Salvadore Phone: (401) 935-3195 Fax: (401) 785-3613
Holy Mass This Week
Saturday - October 3 4:30 PM Peter Kiernan (11th Anniversary) Sunday - October 4 8:00 AM Edward & Alice Donahue (Memorial) 9:30 AM Carolyn Kavanagh (15th Anniversary) 11:30 AM Mary Michaud (1st Anniversary) Monday - October 5 12:05 PM Andrew McNulty (Memorial) Tuesday - October 6 12:05 PM John Wright (Birthday Memorial) Wednesday - October 7 12:05 PM In Thanksgiving for the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Jay & Debbie Cabral Thursday - October 8 12:05 PM Marianne Ahlgren (1st Anniversary) Friday - October 9 12:05 PM The Intention of the Celebrant Saturday - October 10 9:00 AM Novena for Life Mass 12:00 PM The Wedding of Sarah Izzi & Michael Hamel 2:30 PM The Wedding of Ryan Spirito & Brittney Hislop 4:30 PM John & Madeline Simas (Memorial) Sunday - October 11 8:00 AM Michael L. Gunson (Memorial) and John J. Gunson III (Memorial) 9:30 AM Michaela Fraser (4th Anniversary) 11:30 AM Brian Marinosci (Birthday Memorial)
Wedding Banns
St. Paul Parish Prayer Chain pray for all those on our long-term sick list: Joseph Harris, Bethany Laskowski, Justin Rubio, David Curran, Joe Cimini, Norma Harris, Doris Hanley, Kathy Dickinson, Joel Kahn, Robert Yates, Will Oberg, Patricia (Given) Thomas, Francisco Lambea, Edlyn Dove, Louise Finamore, Gert Avant, Everett Amaral, Arline Capoverdi, Fred Rioles, John (Tony) Napolillo, Charlotte Santucci, Jayne Devol, Roberto Cabreja, Jim Rickard, Sister Maureen Dorr, OSF, Peter Almagno, Carol LaCroix, Vinicius Tang, Phyllis Ricci, Rick Kavanagh, Rita Guadagno, Kathleen Sullivan, Renee M. Marchand, Alicia Ruscito, Richard Andrews, Alisha Goodinson, Bernie Long, Miriam Long, Ginny Murphy, Bernard Holland, Richard Kettle, Patricia Palumbo, Jeffrey Reardon, Emelia Monteiro, Neil Fenner, Dorothy Perry, Michael Fiske, James Riley, Mary Stublarec, Elizabeth Golden, Mark Gangone, Mary Ellen Hogan, Bridget Bernadette Berrigan, Jude Walsh, Richard Darezzo, Orion Dooley, Sheila Acciardo, Sheila Wages, Alice Fontes, Michelle Collins, Kate Gavin and all those who are sick at home, in hospitals, or living in nursing facilities. Because of limited bulletin space, names on the prayer chain will be removed after 60 days unless the Rectory is notified otherwise. Please notify us if any of these names can be removed now. Thank you for your cooperation.
Third Banns: Sarah Izzi & Michael Hamel Third Banns: Ryan Spirito & Brittney Hislop
Pastor’s Corner
Dear Parishioners, Faith Formation begins this weekend. I want to express my thanks to Julie Bradley and to all the catechists who work hard to share the faith with the young people of our parish. We know that it isn’t the catechists alone who can pass on the Faith! Our Church teaches that it is at home in the “domestic church” where children are first introduced to the Lord. Pope Francis has encouraged parents saying, “We hope that the Lord gives this grace to parents: to not exile themselves from the religious education of their children. And this can only be done with love, tenderness and patience.” Let’s pray for all of our parish families who journey together in faith! Speaking of young people, we had youth group last Sunday evening. Out of the 20 youth that participated, thankfully a few were scouts and were able to build a nice bonfire! We had some pizza and s’mores. I shared with them that the early Christians would often gather in the evenings around a fire to pray and to learn about Jesus. We prayed the words of an ancient hymn called “Hail, Gladdening Light”:
And now we have come To the sun’s hour of rest
The lights of evening round us shine We sing to the Father, Son, Spirit divine…
It was a really fun night. Keep your eyes peeled for our future meeting topics. We are planning to gather the last Sunday night of every month. Lastly, our pilgrims returned from their journey to Philadelphia to meet Pope Francis late Last week. They brought your prayers and intentions along with them, and they brought back wonderful stories and some energy to share with us in return! The Pope’s visit has opened so many hearts to an encounter with the Lord. Now it is our turn to keep the momentum going. The Pope showed us just how powerful kindness, warmth, mercy, prayer, and welcoming can be, all in the name of the Lord. He also showed us how easy it is for us to do these things too! In Christ,
Fr. Young
Weekly Sacrificial Giving Report
♦ Budget: $8,082.50 ($7,355.00 in budget envelopes and $727.50 loose)
♦ Monthly Collection: $286.00
♦ Priest Retirement Collection: $2,231.00 ♦ Votive Candle Offerings: $259.00
As disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to lead holy lives and invite others to join us. Living a stewardship lifestyle, being grateful and generous with our gifts serves a twofold purpose. One, it helps build God’s Kingdom here on earth. Two, it is a road map to heaven. Let us help each other get there!
Military Prayer List
Armed Forces
LTJG Peter Schofield, U.S. Coast Guard BM1 Christopher Rantuccio, U.S. Coast Gurard TSGT Mark Robinson, RI Air National Guard SGT Sean Andrade, RI Army National Guard AB Ryanna L. Vittorioso, RI Air National Guard
1st LT Patrick Timothy Drury, U.S. Army SSG Brian Andrade, U.S. Army SGT Matthew Jeff, U.S. Army PFC Grant Graham, U.S. Army
PSC Zachary Maguire, U.S. Army PFC Scott Ryan Marcinko, U.S. Army
PFC Alex Brant, U.S. Army LT Matthew Lutynski, D.O., U.S. Navy
SA Cole Furney, U.S. Navy EN3 Michael Kaine, U.S. Navy
SSGNT Lena Lau, U.S. Air Force AMN Sean Drumm, U.S. Air Force
Major John O’Gorman, U.S. Marine Corps PFC Andrew Clermont, U.S. Marine Corps PFC Joshua S. Plouffe, U.S. Marine Corps
St. Raphael Academy Open House Saint Raphael Academy cordially invites all interested 7th and 8th grade students and parents to our Open House on Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 1-4 PM. No registration is required. Families can stop in for a tour of campus and meet the Saint Ray's community. Additional information can be found on the Saint Raphael Academy website at
Edgewood Food Closet in Need! The community food closet is badly in need of soup and jelly! In preparation for the Thanksgiving Baskets, St. Paul’s has been asked to provide evaporated milk, pie crust mix, and stuffing. If you are able to donate any of these materials, please place them in the wooden chests in the vestibule of the church. Thank you for your generosity!
The 2015 White Mass
The Rhode Island Catholic Medical Society invites all Physicians, Health Care Professionals and Workers, Their Families and Patients to The 2015 White Mass
Join us as the Reverend Monsignor Albert A. Kenney, Vicar General of the Diocese of Providence, celebrates the annual White Mass, asking the Lord’s blessings upon those called to share His work of healing.
Homilist: Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D. Associate Professor of Biology
Providence College
WHEN: Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 7PM WHERE: Our Lady of Fatima Hospital Chapel, 200 High Service Avenue, North Providence, Rhode Island 02904
A light reception will immediately follow the Mass in the hospital cafeteria. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated. For Information and to RSVP, please call (401) 272-4838 or respond to [email protected] or
Readings for the Week of October 4, 2015 Sunday: Gn 2:18-24/Heb 2:9-11/Mk 10:2-16 or 10:2-12 Monday: Jon 1:1--2:2, 11/Lk 10:25-37 Tuesday: Jon 3:1-10/Lk 10:38-42 Wednesday: Jon 4:1-11/Lk 11:1-4 Thursday: Mal 3:13-20b/Lk 11:5-13 Friday: Jl 1:13-15; 2:1-2/Lk 11:15-26 Saturday: Jl 4:12-21/Lk 11:27-28 Next Sunday: Wis 7:7-11/Heb 4:12-13/Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27 ©Liturgical Publications Inc
OCTOBER 4, 2015
New Parishioner Registration Are you new to the parish? Have you been coming for a while and just haven’t made it official? We at St. Paul Parish welcome you and invite you to take some time to register in our parish. Simply call the office, stop in for a visit, or download the form from our website! It’s that easy!
Faith Formation News
Faith Formation classes for KG-8th Grade will begin TODAY, Sunday, October 4th, after the 9:30AM Mass. Parents are asked to escort students to the school cafeteria and stay for opening announcements.
An orientation for all Confirmation 1 & 2 students and parents will take place TODAY, October 4th, after the 9:30AM Mass in the school auditorium. Our program changes year to year, so even if you have participated in Confirmation prep in previous years it is still important to attend this meeting. Schedules and other important information will be distributed. Thank you!
Attention Confirmation students and parents: Save the date for a special event! Sunday, October 18th beginning 9:00AM in the auditorium. More info will be given at the orientation session today.
No Faith Formation classes will be held Columbus Day weekend - next Sunday, October 11th. Classes will resume on Sunday, October 18th.
Interested in Becoming Catholic? Mor do you know anyone who has expressed curiosity in joining the Church or being baptized? Are you Catholic but have not received all your sacraments (First Communion and Confirmation)? Beginning in the Fall, a group will meet here at St. Paul’s during the year to inquire into the Catholic faith, to come to know Jesus through the Gospels, to learn the teachings of the Church, and to pray and prepare to receive the Sacraments at Easter.
For more information about this process, which is called the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Contact Deacon Paul at 461-5734, ext. 112 or [email protected]
Rosary Rally Please join us on Saturday, October 10, at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith Street, Providence as we pray the Rosary, along with ‘America Needs Fatima’ and all Catholic families everywhere. As a community we will pray for the intentions of Pope Francis, abortion, marriage and the multitude of problems that we face daily in the United States and around the world. Come and pray with us for the healing of the United States and all countries.
For further information, please contact Tom Oliveira at 401- 545-6456
Monday Adoration and Benediction Each Monday following the 12:05PM Mass, the Most Blessed Sacrament will be exposed all day in the church. At 6:30PM, Adoration concludes with a rosary during the month of October and Benediction. Come anytime during the day to spend a few moments with Jesus.
Haunted Labyrinth 2015 September 25-27, October 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 and 30-31 Open 7:00PM until the last person screams. Admission: $12.00 Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, 804 Dyer Avenue, Cranston, RI
For more information please call 943-8686 or visit the website at Rain or Shine/Indoor Waiting All proceeds to benefit Rejoice in Hope Youth Center (Please bring this ad with you and receive $2.00 off) Thank you for supporting Youth Ministry!
St. Pius X Walk for Life
Sunday October 18th St. Pius X Church
44 Elm Street, Westerly RI 12 Noon - 3:00PM
St. Pius X Respect Life Committee will again sponsor the Annual Walk for Life on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The walk will begin at 12 Noon in front of St. Pius X Church, Westerly. This will begin a three-mile prayerful walk. Walkers will process through the town of Westerly, then walk to the Tomb of the Unborn at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery for a brief prayer service. The walk will end at St. Pius X Church with a light reception for all participants. All proceeds benefit local pro-life community ministries. We are encouraging families to participate. For further information please contact: Val and John Sistare (322-1138) [email protected] or Deb Carey, St. Pius X Rectory Office (596-2535) [email protected]
Papal Wisdom “And we need Jesus’ help to walk beside one another in trust, to accept one another each day, and daily to forgive one another. And this is important! To know how to forgive one another in families because we all make mistakes, all of us!” – Pope Francis
Alpha Talks are Coming to St. Paul's
"Since running the Alpha program in my parish I have seen lukewarm Catholics come alive, nonbelievers come to Christ, and committed Christians becoming more committed and being formed as leaders. I consider Alpha not to be just another program that can be put on by a church, but as the program at the heart of renewal in the local church. The fruit has convinced me that this course has been blessed by God." - Father James Mallon, Pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, NS, Canada.
The Alpha Talks will begin at St. Paul's in a little over a week from now. It's time to invite friends, neighbors, family members and co-workers to come and see what it's all about. There is NO long-term commitment - just come for a free meal, a short talk and a friendly discussion in a small group setting on Wednesday, October 14th at 6:15PM. If they like it, they can come back the following week - it's that simple. Please stop by the table in the vestibule or the easel near the side door this weekend to pick up invitations that you can give out this week. Alpha team members will also be available to answer your questions.
St. Paul's Supports Alpha
Thanks to all of the parishioners who have helped to plan, organize and prepare for our Alpha program. It is an exciting and wonderful experience to be praying, working and laughing together. This is truly a fun bunch! We would love to welcome anyone who would like to join the team, which consists of three mini-teams:
*The Prayer Team is led by Deacon Paul. If you would like to join the Alpha Prayer Team please contact him at 461-5734 or [email protected] to find out how you can participate. Prayer Team members are encouraged to come out and pray for Alpha during the Wednesday evening sessions, but if you're not available on Wednesdays, Deacon Paul can give you some other ideas of how to support Alpha in prayer at a time that is better for you.
*The Task Force is led by Mark Habershaw. On Wednesdays between 5:30-6:00PM his team will set up the cafeteria, be ready to welcome our guests, serve the meal at 6:30, and clean up at 7:00. Anyone who can come out once or twice on a Wednesday to help will be welcomed. Or, if you like to cook, perhaps you could provide food once or twice during the Alpha series. A meal planning meeting will take place on Monday, October 5th, to decide what will be served for dinner each week. Please contact Mark at 871-1559 or [email protected] for the time and location of the meeting, or to help with any of the Task Force duties.
*The Small Group Discussion Team is led by Julie Bradley. The small group discussion is where guests are encouraged to share their thoughts and feelings regarding the topic of the evening. Small group hosts and helpers are trained to facilitate discussion, but do not teach, correct, judge or reject anyone's comments. The small group is a safe, caring and welcoming place where everyone is encouraged to share openly and honestly. Anyone who would like to join the Alpha Team as a small group host or helper on Wednesday evenings, please contact Julie at 941-5576 or by email at [email protected]
Life News
Life Chain Sunday - On Sunday, October 4th, Life Chain Sunday will be held throughout the State. Please join us here at St. Paul Church from 2-3PM for an hour of prayer in support of all human life-from conception to natural death. We will stand on the corner of Broad St. and Warwick Ave. in silent witness and prayer. Nine Weeks for Life - St. Paul’s is hosting the Pro-Life Novena sponsored by the Little Flower House in Providence. For 9 Saturdays beginning on Saturday, September 26th, there will be a Mass at 9AM and rosary in front of the abortion clinic on Broad Street.
Our Lady of the Rosary Wednesday October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary is the queen of Catholic devotions. It is the spiritual solace of Catholics. It embraces mental and oral prayer. Pope Urban VIII called the Rosary the multiplier of Christians. Gregory XIV called it the procurer of grace and glory of God. Paul V called it the treasury of grace. Come to Mass this Wednesday or offer a Rosary in gratitude for Our Blessed Mother!
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