Apostolist Presents: His the Season 2008

For young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, join us this winter season for:


Advent Mass

Prepare the way and welcome the season in St. Paul the Apostle’s historic Crypt Chapel.
Thursday, December 4th, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM , enter through St. Paul’s Parish Center (405 W 59th St, between 9th and 10th Ave).

Sing for St. Paul

Interested in joining a new young adult choir for the Sunday 5:15 PM Mass? Come to learn more at this festive social.
December 7th, after the 5:15 PM Mass at St. Paul’s Parish Center (405 W 59th St).

Faith Sharing Series: To Live in Christ

Explore and discuss the meaning of prayer in small groups with guided reflections and Scripture. Each session will have a different focus. Attend one or as many as you would like.
Sundays -- December 14th, December 21st, January 11th, and January 18th -- after the 5:15 PM Mass at the Parish Center. (We skip two weeks during Christmas.)

Homeless Banquet

Come help prepare and decorate the environment (11 AM), then help serve (1 PM) hot meals to our homeless guests.
Sunday, February 8th, 11 AM – 3 PM, in the Auditorium under the Church. Enter through the Parish Center


Apostolist Presents: Fall in Faith 2008

For young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, join us this fall season for:

  • Shelter the Homeless: Fundraiser Extravaganza

    Enjoy a night full of great music, excellent drinks, appetizers, door prizes, and hot dancing. Admission is $30 and directly supports our ‘Shelter the Homeless’ service project.

    Thursday, September 25th, 7 PM – 11 PM, Iguana Club (240 W 54th at Broadway)
  • Theology on Tap: St. Paul & Politics

    Come and discuss the issues of the day with St. Paul's letters as a guide. Discussion led by Fr. Ron Franco, CSP, Ph.D., Political Science.

    Sunday, September 28th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM at PJ Clarke's (44 W 63rd at Broadway)
  • Shelter the Homeless: Service Project

    Grab a hammer and nail and help build houses for two families left homeless after a devastating flood destroyed their property.  To participate, please send an email to youngadults by September 15th.

    Saturday, October 4, 8 AM – 8 PM in Colchester, NY. Transportation from NYC provided.
  • Scary Movie Night

    We’ll dim the lights, lock the doors, and watch “The Exorcism of Emily Rose.” This scary movie aspires to engage heads and not just spin them. Join us for popcorn and a bit of a scare!

    Sunday, October 26th after the 5:15 PM Mass at St. Paul’s Parish Center (405 W 59th St)
  • Saturday Night Alive: Twilight Retreat

    Fr. David Farnum, CSP, will explore St. Paul—Convert, Disciple, and Apostle. Come and enjoy a simple meal, discussion, and prayer.

    Saturday, November 15th, 6:30 PM - 9 PM at St. Paul’s Parish Center
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RCIA Welcomers

Hey everyone,

As part of the Apostolist community at St. Paul the Apostle, we have many opportunities to reach out to others. Have you considered the calling to welcome those who are interested in the Catholic faith? St. Paul's RCIA program is inviting you to share your story with those who may want to convert. Below you'll find a message from Fr. Bob Collins, S.J., the director of our RCIA program asking our young adult community to be welcomers. Consider the calling.

...When people come to St. Paul's to decide whether to become Catholics, they begin by meeting as a group once a week with "regular" Catholics to talk with them, ask questions and learn from them what it's all about. This goes on for about 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how much time the inquirers need. Most of them are young adults, and I think many of you, as young adult parishioners at St. Paul's, are well qualified to help them. The flyer attached to this e-mail message will give you a more detailed description of what's involved. Please don't overlook the section toward the bottom headed "What's in it for you?"

Farther down in this message you can read what some young adults who participated recently had to say about their experience. If you think this is for you, or would like to talk about it a bit before deciding, please get in touch with Father Bob Collins (daytime: 212 515 0119; e-mail:; on Facebook as "Robert Collins" ). Or you can find me after the 10 a.m. Sunday Mass at St. Paul's. I usually hangout near the door giving out the weekly bulletin (gray hair, glasses, not a man in black). The first meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 3, so please don't delay to get in touch.

"Serving as a welcomer in the inquiry sessions at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle was a very blessed experience for me. My own faith life was strengthened by being on the journey with the inquirers learning about Christ and the Church. I looked forward to our Wednesday evening sessions as a chance to pause, study and reflect. It also was a great privilege to later be a Confirmation sponsor for one of the candidates."
Paul Snatchko, sponsor, Easter 2008

"Not simply the means to becoming 'Catholic', the RCIA readings and discussions provided me with a much-needed formula for bringing reflection and worship into my week. My joy in a shared Christian faith developed within our group in ways that I could not achieve alone."
Kjersti Schmitz, received into the Catholic Church, Easter 2008

"I came to New York nine months ago in search of something. I went to Columbia to be a better reporter; but the true value of justice I discovered here, along with compassionate people. My sponsor was right: I do smile a lot more now; and I have nothing but gratitude for the people who helped change me for the better."
Jack Gillum, received into the Catholic Church, Easter 2007

For the flier, click here:  ComeSeeVolunteer.pdf

Apostolist Presents: Summer in the City 2008




Apostolist Presents: Theology On Tap



Note: Apostolist is presenting our "Theology on Tap" speaker series under license from RENEW Theology on Tap (, a pastoral outreach of RENEW International, 1232 George Street, Plainfield, NJ 07062-1717. Our events are similar in format and mission to those offered by Theology on Tap-New York City (, but are organized by a different leadership team. Hope to see you all there!