Our Parish


48 St Paul Street
Serving the Roman Catholic community of Blackstone, MA, No. Smithfleld, RI and surrounding towns since 1850
Affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, MA
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop
Parish Motto: "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." (Phil. 4:13)
Pastor: Fr. D. Timothy O'Mara

Parish Mission Statement

We, the Parish Community of St. Paul of Blackstone, MA, are called to be a viable, visible community of faith, hope and love rooted in the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ and centered on the Holy Eucharist. Our charism is to serve others and preach the Gospel in the evangelical spirit of our patron, St. Paul. Our hope is that our Parish always be a welcoming place and an inclusive community with arms open to embrace those who come to us. February 2011

Prayer to St. Paul, Patron of Evangelists

O glorious St. Paul, after persecuting the Church you became by God's grace its most zealous Apostle. To carry the knowledge of Jesus, our Divine Savior, to the uttermost parts of the earth.

You joyfully endured prison, scourgings, stonings, and a shipwreck, as well as all manner of persecutions culminating in the shedding of the last drop of your blood for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Obtain for us the grace to labor strenuously to bring the faith to others and to accept any trials and tribulations that may come our way. Help us to be inspired by your Epistles and to partake of your indomitable love for Jesus, so that after we have finished our course we may join you in praising Him in heaven for all eternity.

Amen.

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On-Line Giving

Events

Be sure to check the Reminders for general reminders for our Parish!

  • Golf Tournament! 10 Annual Thomas E Devlin Golf Tournament, Saturday August 23. Click here for more information and registration form.

Reminders

Be sure to check the Events listing for Events in our Parish!

  • B.L.U.E.S. Group If you or someone you know is facing or dealing with a major challenge or trial in life, please join us Light refreshments served. Check the bulletin for times or call the rectory with any questions, 508-883-6726.
  • St. Vincent dePaul Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM. Please keep in mind our big fundraiser is in May.
  • Children's Choir is forming. We are looking for kids in grades 4 and up who like to sing and one additional parent to help at practice (no singing experience necessary). Mr. Arsenault, who has worked with the kids for our Christmas Pageant and May Procession, will be leading the kids in song. Kids will practice once a week on Thursdays and will perform once a month. Sign-ups are available at classes or via e-mail (please include name/phone/e-mail).
  • Altar Servers are needed for our weekend liturgies. Anyone (Yes, adults too!) who has had their First Communion is welcome to join our Altar Server team. Please contact the rectory if you are interested.
  • Marriage Encounter can Energize your Sacrament. Call Ray & Beth Ginepro at 1-800-710-9963 (WWME) or check out wwmema.org.

The Sparkling Angels

our faithful band of volunteerministers who help St. Paul's with the weekly clean-up of our beautiful Church meets every week either on Thursdays at 6:30pm or Fridays at 1:00pm to lend their talent and time. We're still looking for willing folks to volunteer for the committee. Won't you consider giving your Parish a few hours per month to help keep our Church squeaky clean? Sign up at the St. Joseph table today!

Got Food Sunday?

The last weekend of every month is "Got Food Sunday?" at St. Paul's Parish. Parishioners are encouraged to bring in donations of non-perishable food items and place them in the receptacles at the St. Mary Shrine in the Church's sanctuary. All of our donations are given to the Blackstone-Millville Food Pantry for distribution.
"Got Food Sunday?" is an integral part of our Parish's commitment to perform the works of mercy and to reach out to our local needy. We firmly believe the words of Jesus who said: "Whatsoever you do for the least of mine, you do for Me." (Matthew 25:40)

Fund Raising Activities

On-Going

  • Can Drive - Redeemable cans can be left outside the Rectory Garage.
  • Empty Ink Cartridges - Collection boxes are in the front foyer of the church.
  • Brigidoís register tapes - Collection boxes are in the front foyer of the church.

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Contacts

Rectory hours are Mon-Wed 9am-4pm
Rectory: 1-508-883-6726
Parish Fax: 1-508-883-2079
Religious Education Office: 1-508-883-2590, ReligiousEd@StPaulBlackstone.org
Email: stpaulblackstone@comcast.net
Web site inquiries, Email: WebMaster@StPaulBlackstone.org

Please remember that announcements must be submitted in writing by Monday at 4:00pm to appear in the following weekend's bulletin

Pastoral Staff

Pastor: Fr. D. Timothy O'Mara
Parish Office Staff:
  MaryAnn DeRestie
Religious Education Coordinator: Debbie Campano
Altar Server Coordinator: John Laurence
Musicians:
  Roger Fontaine,
  Alan Ducharme,
  Mary Beth Ducharme
Marriage Preparation: Thomas & Margaret Lee

Mass Times

Mass Schedule

Saturday 4:00 pm
Sunday New as of 7/1/14
8:00 am
11:00 am
5:00 pm
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am
Holy Days Vigil mass - Time TBA
Holy day - 8:00am

Communion Service Friday 8:00am

Confessions

Saturday: 3:00pm
Or By Appointment

Adoration

Wednesday: 8:00am - Noon

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