Paulist Center Welcomes All for Holy Week Services

April 14, 2014
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The Paulist Center at 5 Park St.

The Paulist Center at 5 Park St.

This week, Christians around the world are celebrating Holy Week.

On Beacon Hill, The Paulist Center is using the occasion to echo the welcoming tone of the popular new pope by inviting people to worship with them. The Center’s message: If you like Pope Francis, you’ll love the Paulist Center!

As the local Catholic church for the Beacon Hill neighborhood, the Paulist Center is an active faith community that takes seriously Pope Francis’ call for a more inclusive church. The Center’s ministries include a Wednesday evening “Supper Club” for the homeless, a sister-parish mission to El Salvador, religious education for children and services for state employees on Beacon Hill.

Reflecting the pope’s example of a more welcoming stance toward often-excluded sisters and brothers, the Center includes divorced Catholics and members of LGBTQ communities in its welcome to all.

The Paulist Center’s work in social justice has helped secure its place as the spiritual home for many of the Boston area’s young adult Catholics. This Holy Week, the Center is reaching out to young adults in the Beacon Hill neighborhood to let them know of its active and growing young adult ministry.

Emily Jendzejec, the Paulist Center’s young adult minister, said, “We invite local students and young adults in their 20s and 30s seeking to explore their faith and looking to meet other young adult Catholics to come give us a try. We want them to know they are welcomed here wherever they are on their spiritual journey.”

For more information, contact the Paulist Center at landingspcc@gmail.com, or visit www.paulistboston.com or www.facebook/PaulistCenter. To view the 60-second Paulist Center welcome Web spot entitled “What If?,” visit http://bit.ly/1qlkaRh.

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