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    Hecker, CSP, founder of the Paulist Fathers located in

    the northeast corner of the Church.

    The Church of Saint Paul the Apostle Mother Church of the Paulist Fathers

    Mass Schedule Saturday 8:30 am, 5:15 PM (Vigil)

    Sunday 8 am, 10 am (Choir),

    12:30 (Spanish),

    5:15 PM (Young Adult),

    Weekday 7:30 am, 12:10 PM

    Reconciliation Hours

    Tuesdays & Thursdays Following 12:10 Mass

    Saturdays 4:00 - 4:45 PM

    Exposition of Blessed Sacrament

    Fridays Following 7:30 am Mass

    Benediction 12:00 Noon

    Parish Information

    Parish Center & Offices

    405 West 59th Street

    New York, NY 10019

    Parish Center Hours

    Monday - Thursday 9 am - 9 PM

    Friday 9 am - 5 PM

    Saturday 8 am - 5 PM

    Sunday8:30 am - 3 PM


    Parish Center (212) 265-3495

    Bookstore (212) 315-0918

    Fax (212) 262-9239

    Email [email protected]

    Religious Education

    Parents should contact Hernn 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

    Third Sunday of Lent February 28, 2016

    Crossing the Threshold of Mercy

    Year of Mercy 2016

    Parish Retreat

    Thursday, March 3rd - Saturday, March 5th

    Meet in the Church

    Thursday, March 3rd

    6:30 PM - Lenten Weekday Mass 6:30 PM

    7:00 PM Retreat Service


    Father Mark-David Janus, CSP

    8:00 PM Reception

    Friday - March 4th

    6:00 PM Stations of the Cross

    6:30 PM Simple Supper

    7:30 PM Retreat Service


    Father Mark-David Janus, CSP

    8:30 PM 24 Hours for the Lord

    Church Open for Adoration, Prayer

    or Reconciliation

    Saturday - March 5th

    12:00 AM - 6:00 PM

    24 Hours concludes with

    Vigil Mass

    Fourth Sunday of Lent

    RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/stpaulretreat

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    FEBRUARY 28, 2016

    Catholic Fiction Book Club

    The Misadventures of a Not-Necessarily Super Hero


    By Geoffrey Wood

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    6:30 8:30 PM

    Parish Center

    What if one day suddenly, inexplicably, you discover you

    have a superpower? And what if its not a very good super-

    power, like flying or super strength, and you have no idea

    what you are supposed to do?

    Insightful, humorous, well-written, with a lemony-fresh

    smell, Leaper delves into faith, its many questions and quag-

    mires, inside the crazy world of an erstwhile superhero try-

    ing to make sense of his life and his newfound gift. This

    book is a gift to every single one of us who finds Jesus at our

    side and doesnt quite know what to do with Him.

    LISA SAMSON, award-winning author of Straight

    Up and Quaker Summer

    RSVP to [email protected]

    Gentle Hatha Yoga

    Tuesdays | 7 - 8:15 pm

    Parish Center | Cost $15

    A gentle approach to strength and flexibility. Focused on the

    breath, with easeful warm-up and postures facilitating

    awareness throughout the entire body. Ending with relaxa-

    tion techniques that soothe, balance and revitalize. All are

    welcome! Please send email to [email protected] to


    Christian Meditation and Chant

    Every Wednesday at 6 PM

    Parish Center

    Practice Christian meditation and chant as inspired by the

    monks and desert fathers. Be drawn to a life of increased

    creativity, vitality, and substance in these times of turmoil

    and confusion.

    Please RSVP at: [email protected]

    Holy Week 2016


    Friday, March 4th Saturday, March 5th


    March 24th

    7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

    7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lords Supper

    Adoration until Midnight


    March 25th

    7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

    12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

    12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

    Individual Confessions

    1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross

    3:00 p.m. The Passion of the Lord

    7:00 p.m. Tenebrae


    March 26th

    8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

    11:00 a.m. Blessing of Food

    7:30 p.m. Easter Vigil


    March 27th

    8:00 a.m.

    10:00 a.m. (Choir)

    12:30 p.m. (Spanish)

    5:15 p.m. (Young Adult)

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    FEBRUARY 28, 2016

    OSP Faith-Sharing Groups

    Thursday, March 10th | 7 PM | Parish Center

    OSP is sponsoring a program for the parish focused on faith-

    sharing and spiritual development. We will be meeting in

    small groups once per month through May.

    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.

    Apostolist is the Young Adult Ministry for parishioners in their

    20s & 30s at Saint Pauls. Visit www.apostolist.com for more

    information or email [email protected]

    Pope Francis and the Call to Environmental Stewardship

    A conversation moderated by Maurice Timothy Reidy 93,

    Executive Editor of America Magazine


    Professor of Theology


    Author, Editor


    Pastor, Park Ranger

    March 6, 2016

    3-5 pm

    The Leonard Theatre

    Fordham Preparatory School

    Located on the Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University

    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.

    Easter Basket Drive

    The annual Easter Basket Drive for teenagers at Abbot

    House has returned for Lent! Teenagers in foster care and

    orphanages often go without the fun celebration and magic

    of receiving an Easter Basket. Once again this year, we are

    asking you to get creative and donate an Easter basket for

    these teens. Visit us in the back of the Church after Mass to

    sign up and get more details on making or buying a basket or

    donating money for the cause. Email with any questions in

    the meantime at [email protected] Thank you!

    Weekly Rosary, Adoration Chapel

    Our weekly rosary event takes place every Sunday at 9:15am

    in the Adoration Chapel (South Tower between the Wel-

    come Center and the elevator). Prayer intention forms are on

    the round table in the back of the church and can be filled

    out at any time and returned to the Parish Center. Rosaries

    and programs will be supplied if needed.

    Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

    Saturday, March 19th @ 8:45am

    Meet us in the Parish Center to help distribute food to those

    in our community that are in need.

    Want to get involved with the group or get more info? Were

    always open to new members!

    Send an email with your name, contact info, and why youre

    interested to [email protected]


    Broadways Future Concert

    Monday, February 29th | 6:00 PM

    Arts and Artists at St. Paul will present its seventh Broad-

    ways Future Songbook concert of this season on Monday,

    February 29th at 6PM at The New York Public Library for

    the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center - Bruno Walter Audi-

    torium - 111 Amsterdam Avenue (just south of 65th Street).

    This months concert will feature the songs of the award-

    winning songwriter, Nick Luckenbaugh.

    We are very lucky to have performers and musicians from

    some of Broadways top shows lending us their talents mak-

    ing these concerts so very popular. This series is produced,

    directed and hosted by John Znidarsic.

    Admission is FREE and seating is on a first come-first serve



    Saturday, March 5th, 2016

    Pilgrimage to Holy Door of

    St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Shrine

    Following 8:30 AM mass

    Following the Saturday Morning 8:30 AM mass at St.

    Pauls, we will visit the Shrine of St. Francis Cabrini near Ft.

    Tyron Park. We have arranged to have a speaker tell us the

    history of the shrine and we will be able to share in a bless-

    ing with the relic of Mother Cabrini. We will start our pil-

    grimage with a short walk from the subway to the shrine and

    pass together through the Holy Door, once our visit to the

    shrine is completed you are welcome to continue over to the

    Cloisters or just take a walk through the park enjoying the

    view of the Hudson River. While there is no charge for our

    visit to the Shrine, donations are welcome.

    Please rsvp to [email protected]

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    Encyclical on the Environment

    In his recent encyclical on caring for all creation, Pope

    Francis highlights overconsumption and excessive eco-

    nomic development as the primary causes of the de-

    struction of our common home. With him, let us pray to

    discover the worth in each thing and to embody that

    discovery by buying less and recycling our possessions

    when we no longer need them.

    Parish Staff

    Rev. Gilbert Martinez, CSPPastor

    Rev. Thomas Holahan, CSPAssociate Pastor

    Deacon Waldemar SandovalSaint Vincent de Paul Society,

    Baptismal Preparation, Homebound

    Rev. Robert Collins, SJDirector of Adult Initiation

    Sister Maria Luz Lemus, OSJSacristan

    Ms. Mara HalleyBusiness Manager

    Mr. Hernn SanchezDirector of Religious Education

    Ms. Kathy ZirnheltWelcome Center Bookstore Manager

    Mr. John ZnidarsicResource Manager

    Mr. Javier CastroFacilities Manager

    Ms. Valerie ShondelDirector of Music

    Mr. Patrick FleuryAdministrative Assistant

    Paulist Ministries

    Rev. David Dwyer, CSPwww.bustedhalo.com

    Rev. Larry Rice, CSPwww.paulist.org/vocation

    Rev. Frank Sabatt, CSPwww.openingsny.com

    A Word from Servant of God,

    Father Isaac Hecker, CSP Founder of Paulists and

    1st Pastor of our Parish

    Lord keep me ever in the permanent Love Spirit sub-

    stance and let me not descend otherwise than in the

    Love Spirit in understanding & sense. Keep me from

    all disputation and arguing.

    [June 14, 1844; Diary, p. 208]

    For more information about the sainthood cause of

    Fr. Isaac Hecker, go to www.paulist.org

    Please remember in prayer the following Paulist Fa-

    thers, the anniversary (day/year noted) of whose death

    is this week:

    Charles J. Davis* (3/1/1923), Austin Malone*

    (3/3/1965), and Donal F. Forrester* (3/4/2002).

    *Denotes served at Saint Pauls

    Blessed Sacrament School

    School of the Blessed Sacrament is accepting applica-

    tions for grades 1 - 8, with financial aide opportunities for

    qualified families! School of the Blessed Sacrament is a pre

    -k through eighth grade Catholic elementary school in the

    heart of the upper west side. Our well-rounded curriculum

    incorporates love of God, self, and others. We integrate

    technology, the arts, music, and physical education to pro-

    vide a liberal arts education for the whole child. We seek to

    develop saints and scholars through innovative, personal

    learning experiences. Contact us today at 212-724-

    7561 or www.sblsnyc.org.

    Looking for a great kid (and parent!) night out? School

    of the Blessed Sacrament hosts a Kids' Night Out from 6-

    9pm the first Saturday of every month. Activities include

    sports, arts and crafts, zumba, games, and more! Visit http://

    www.kidsinthegame.com/registration for details and pricing.

    Don't miss the next event - March 5, 2016!


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    Iglesia del San Pablo el Apostol III Domingo de Cuaresma - 28 DE FEBBRAIO 2016

    DIRECTIVA PASTORAL Padre Gilbert S. Martinez, CSP, Parroco Padre Thomas Holahan, CSP, Vicario Diacono Waldemar Sandoval Eddie Marrero: Coro Hispano

    Misa Hispana: Domingo 12:30 PM Grupo de Oracin Jueves 7 PM

    Legin de Mara Sbado 10 am Cura Ultraya Cursillista: Domingo 1:30 PM Confesiones: Llame por cita

    Divino Nio

    Todos estn invitados a celebrar la santa misa en honor del Divino Nio Jess, el sbado 5 de

    marzo. Comenzaremos con el santo Rosario a las 6:30 PM y la santa Misa comenzar a las 7


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    FEBRUARY 28, 2016

    Become a Member of Saint Pauls Please fill out this form & drop it at the Welcome Center

    Bookstore or place it in the collection basket. You may also

    send an email to [email protected]




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    I would like to register as a parishioner and to

    receive the weekly e-blast.

    I only visit occasionally & would like to receive

    the weekly e-blast.


    Parish Stewardship

    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!

    Let us Pray for Our Sick

    John Gerosimo, Daniel Lofaso, Eve Lofaso, Sandy Lofaso,

    Hazel Pedneault, Kathy Sandholm, Ethan Maldonado, Mar-

    garet Payn, Gladys Rodriguez, Maureen Tilley, Evelyn

    Lloyd, Michael Joseph Palmiotto, Dorothea Toker, Robert

    Reese, Margaret Payne, Daniel Martin Espinoza, Merrele

    Early Wanly, Popi Stefanidis, and Harris Pousson.

    Saturday, February 27th

    8:30 Teresa de Zylva

    5:15 Edalia de Jesus

    Sunday, February 28th, Third Sunday of Lent 8:00 For the People

    10:00 Joseph Holdampf

    12:30 Jose Antonio Tovar Lugo

    5:15 Thomas McArdle

    Monday, February 29th

    7:30 Salvador Lemus & Sacramento Magea

    12:10 Roman Kyzyk

    Tuesday, March 1st

    7:30 Roland Hamel

    12:10 James Gerosimo, Sr.

    Wednesday, March 2nd

    7:30 Regina Lorfredo Henderson

    12:10 Erlinda Ilusorio

    6:00 Maureen Tilley

    Thursday, March 3rd, Saint Katharine Drexel

    7:30 Susan Kane

    12:10 Justin Solak

    Friday, March 4th, Saint Casimir

    7:30 Antolina Suazo de Arriola

    12:10 Petra Martinez

    Saturday, March 5th

    8:30 Jesus DelFin Reyes

    5:15 Sister of Grace Deboccardo

    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.

    Faith Direct Fast. Pray. Give up your Envelopes! We invite you to help

    your parish save money by giving up your offertory enve-

    lopes this Lent! Enrolling with Faith Direct will provide St.

    Paul the Apostle with consistent support and simplify your

    giving without the wasteful envelopes. Join us in giving up

    envelopes this Lenten season!

    You can quickly sign up online at www.faithdirect.net using

    our church code: NY539, or by mailing an enrollment form

    available in the parish office.

    God Bless You,

    Father Gil

    Thank you for your generosity!

    Receipts: 2016 2015

    February 21st $11,635 $9,617

    Faith Direct Donations $4,609 $3,509

    o $133.00 for Friends of Music

    o $110.00 for Peters Pence

    o $5.00 for Easter Flowers

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