Advent 2012

Celebrate Advent with Apostolist...

Monday, November 26th - Winter's Eve
St. Paul’s once again joins the neighborhood-wide Winter’s Eve annual festival! We’ll be drinking cider, decorating Christmas cookies, listening to a holiday concert (8:00pm), singing carols, and getting into the Christmas spirit. Stop by the Church between 6:00-9:00pm.

Wednesday, November 28th - Advent Catholic 101
Start off the Advent season of Well Versed (the Apostolist Bible Study at St. Paul the Apostle) with an introduction to the theology behind the Advent season.

Sunday, December 2nd - Advent Community Art Project
You don’t need to be an artist to express your inner Advent! The entire St. Paul’s community is invited to participate in this very special project. The fun kicks off on Sunday, December 2nd after 5:15 mass!

Saturday, December 8th - Card & Ornament Making with GSS
We’re headed to the Bronx to create holiday greeting cards & ornaments with the kids in Good Shepherd Services Beacon Program! The kids will be distributing the items at a nearby Senior Center. Meet at the Parish Center/Bronx Middle School 45, 11:00am-2:00pm.

Sunday, December 9th - Breaking Gingerbread
Enjoy fellowship, food, and Christmas spirit at a neighborhood restaurant after 5:15 mass! 6:30-8:00pm. Meet in the back of church.

Saturday, December 15th - St. Nicholas Project
We will join with Catholic Charities to help care for the most vulnerable families in NYC by volunteering at their annual Kmart Shopping Day. We will help shop for those in need to provide them with essential items such as coats, hats, gloves, sweaters, and blankets to help them stay warm throughout the winter season.

Sunday, December 16th - Rosary Advent Special
Join us as we team up with OSP and pray the Joyful Mystery for our community’s intentions. Meet at the Parish Center at 4:00pm.

Sunday, December 23rd - Church Decorating
Tis’ the season for help with decorating the church for the Christmas season. Join us in fellowship as the YA Choir leads us in carols and snacks are provided. Meet in the back after the 5:15pm Mass.


Fall 2012

Young adults in their 20’s and 30’s, join us this season for...

Saturday, September 15th - Rosary Walk
Stroll through the park as we pray for the intentions of our community, followed by fellowship! Meet at 63rd Street and Central Park West at 4pm.

Sunday, September 16th - Sing & Learn
Kick off this Fall’s young adult choir season with a casual mixer followed by rehearsal. If you like to sing at Mass or want to play instruments for our ensemble, meet in the Parish Center (405 W 59th St) at 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 19th - Mass in Central Park
Celebrate the start of autumn with mass in the park. Meet at 63rd Street and Central Park West at 7:00pm. Following mass, we'll have the opportunity to get to know our fellow Apostolist members better.

Saturday, September 29th - CFY Workshop
Volunteer with a local non-profit organization that works to help families use technology in education 11:45am-4:30pm. See Facebook for details.

Saturday, October 6th - Literacy Day
Join us for a fun day with youth from Good Shepherd Services’ Bronx Beacon Center. We’ll be reading with kids, helping with activities, and sharing lunch together. Meet at the Parish Center. 10:30am-1:30pm.

Saturday, October 13th - New York Cares Day
Come join thousands of New Yorkers in a day of service. We’ll be painting, cleaning, and organizing a city school. So, roll up your sleeves and show New York how much you care! 9:30am-3:30pm. Register at

Sunday, October 14th - Breaking Bread
After 5:15 mass, we'll head to a local eatery for food and fellowship. Meet in the back of the church.

Sunday, October 21st - Rosary with Out @ St. Paul's
Team up with Out@St. Paul Ministry in celebrating Rosary Month. Meet at 3:30pm in the parish center.

Wednesday, October 24th - Catholic 101
Pope Benedict has declared Oct. 11, 2012 - Nov. 24, 2013 as the Year of Faith to “Rediscover the journey of faith so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ.” Come and take a journey of faith with Fr. Gil and shine some light on your own faith. Meet at the Parish Center at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, October 27th - Pumpkin-Palooza Brunch 
Feed your Halloween cravings this Saturday at St. Pauls' Parish Center.  Enjoy a homemade pancake brunch guaranteed to fuel your weekend escapades, plus a chance to sample Fr. Steve's famous ciders, yum!  Pumpkin beer will be on tap, but in the spirit of trick-or-treat we encourage you to bring a "spirited" beverage to share!

Sunday, November 4th - Homeless Banquet
Help serve a warm meal and spend an Autumn afternoon with our brothers and sisters in need. 11:00am-3:00pm. Enter through the Parish Center. Lots of volunteers are needed, so please save the date!

Sunday, November 11th - Apostolist Presents... Busted Halo
Sip some delicious cider and stroll through an interactive exhibition to learn more about Busted Halo, a national media outreach to young adult spiritual seekers, based right here at St. Paul's.

Saturday, November 17th - Prayer & Hot Cocoa
Let’s end the Fall season by praying for the intentions of our community, followed by fellowship over hot cocoa. Meet at the Parish Center at 4pm.


Summer 2012

Young adults, hit a home-run this summer with us!

July 5th - Mass in Central Park
Celebrate Mass in the beautiful surroundings of Central Park. Meet us on the west side of the park at 63rd Street and Central Park West at 7:00pm.

July 16th - Bowling Night with Good Shepherd
We'll be hosting a group of kids living in a Good Shepherd Services group home for a fun night of bowling and pizza! Each young adult volunteer is asked to sponsor one kid as their buddy/mentor for the evening. 6-8pm at Bowlmor Union Square.

July 25th - Catholic 101: Theology Throwdown
Join us as we explore Transubstantiation, Trinity, and Theology in the Parish Center at 7:00pm. If you are wondering what these three T's mean, or how they affect your life, stop by and join the discussion with a Paulist Father and fellow Apostolist members.

July 29th through August 12th - Back-to-School Drive
Partnering with Good Shepherd Services, we'll be collecting back-to-school supplies for needy NYC kids throughout the first two weeks of August, including pencils, erasers, crayons, folders, notebooks, rulers, glue, etc.

August 1st - Movie Night on the Hudson
Come out for a free movie night on Pier 1 at the Hudson River Park. Meet at 6:30pm to stake out a spot, or come by when you can! Bring a blanket or chair and some snacks to share. "Amelie" will start at 8:30pm.

August 12th - Kickin' It Back Old School
After Mass we'll round up the Back-to-School Drive by stuffing backpacks with the collected supplies, followed by an old-school classic: pizza & game night! We'll order the pizza, while you dust off and bring in classic game gems (some ideas: Operation, Boggle, Whac-A-Mole, Mouse Trap, Sorry!) Meet in the Parish Center, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

August 19th - Breaking Bread
Join us after mass as we head to a local eatery for food and fellowship. Meet in the back of church after 5:15 mass.

August 24th through August 26th - Young Adult Retreat
Come and spend a weekend outside of the city for our summer retreat to reflect and rejuvenate! We'll leave the city Friday evening, and return Sunday afternoon.

September 9th - Ice Cream Social
Bring your friends and favorite toppings as we team up with OSP to say goodbye to summer. Meet after 5:15 mass for some good old fashioned fun and fellowship on the rooftop.

Saturday Softball Games - Come support the Apostolist Team! Check for schedule updates on Facebook.
Well Versed, the Bible study at St. Paul the Apostle, will continue on Wednesday evenings at 7PM until 7/18.
Apostolist Prayer Team meets every other Saturday, 4:00-5:00pm, in the Parish Center starting 6/30.


Spring 2012: God Will Move You!

Young adults in their 20's and 30's, move with us this spring!

Sunday, 4/15 - Wine & Cheese
Raise your snifter and celebrate spring with friends and fun under the setting sun. 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm on the rectory roof.

Saturday, 4/21 - NY Cares Day
Help revitalize New York City parks as part of a citywide day of service. For more information visit, and join TeamApostolist team as we clean up a park in Queens! 9:30 am - 3:00 pm.

Friday, 4/27 - Church Tour
Have you ever wondered why the roof of the Church is covered in stars? Join us for a guided tour to learn about the rich history and art inside our beautiful house of worship! Meet at 7:00 pm in the back of the Church.

Wednesday, 5/2 - Ladies/Men's Night
The fellas are going to play some hoops. The gals are going to have some fun. And then we’ll all get together for a drink after. Meet at the Parish Center at 7:00 pm.

Saturday, 5/12 - Rosary Walk & Beer Garden
Join this special edition of the Apostolist Prayer Team for a stroll down the High Line Park. Rosary beginners are welcome! We'll follow with a trip to the local Beer Garden. Meet in front of St. Paul’s at 3:00 pm.

Sunday, 5/20 - Homeless Banquet
Team up with the Out @ St. Paul ministry to serve a warm meal and spend the afternoon with our brothers and sisters in need, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm. Enter through the Parish Center.

Sunday, 6/3 - Apostolist/OSP Cookout!
It’s our own little block party! Come join as we gather with the Out @ St. Paul ministry for fellowship, music, grilled food, and more fun in the church parking lot. 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.

Sunday, 6/10 - Catholic 101: Corpus Christi
What is the Feast of Corpus Christi? Come out for food and fellowship as we learn about this celebration of the Body and Blood of Christ truly present in the Eucharist. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm in the Parish Center.

Sunday, 6/16 - Hike & Pray
Find peace of mind away from the City’s heat in beautiful Upstate trails. Apostolist members will meet in the morning and travel to enjoy a day of meditation, exercise, and a picnic! Specific details will be forthcoming as the date approaches.


Winter 2012: Journey with the Lord

Young adults in New York City, keep warm with us this Winter!

Sunday, 1/22 - Theology on Tap - Conversion of St. Paul
Come find out what happened to Saul, after he fell to the ground on his way to Damascus. 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the Parish Center. Beer will be served!

Sunday, 1/29 - Food Pantry Donation
Please bring food and toiletry donations for the Food Pantry, and join us for a viewing of a 30-minute documentary on our church founder, Servant of God Isaac Hecker at 6:30-8:00 pm in the Parish Center.

February 10-12 - Young Adult Winter Retreat
Join with fellow young adults for a weekend spiritual retreat at St. Mary's Abbey in Morristown, NJ.

Tuesday, 2/21 - Parish-wide Mardi Gras
Join us as the entire parish community gathers to celebrate Fat Tuesday with food, music and dancing before the beginning of the Lenten season, 6:30-9:00 pm.

Sunday, 2/26 - Comfort Food Cook-Off
Like to eat? Like to cook? Come out to our Comfort Food Cook-off with Mustard Seed Guild. Look for info soon on how you can get involved as a chef, or just join us for the food and fellowship, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Parish Center.

Friday, 3/2 - Breaking Bread and Fish
Join us for our Lenten edition of “Breaking Bread.” Meet at the Parish Center at 6:30 and we’ll head to a nearby restaurant for food and fellowship.

Sunday, 3/11 - Homeless Banquet
Team up with the Out @ St. Paul ministry to serve a warm meal and spend the afternoon with our brothers and sisters in need,11:00am-3:00pm. Enter through the Parish Center.

Friday, 3/23 - Broomball!
Broomball returns to make history in our very own church basement! We will teach the game and provide refreshments. Go team! 7:00pm-9:00pm. Meet in the Parish Center.

Thursday, 3/29 - Young Adult Mass and Adoration
Prepare for Holy Week with a special mass, adoration and reflection. Both will take place in St. Paul's Crypt Chapel- the best-kept secret in our parish! 6:30pm-8:00pm. Enter through the Parish Center.

Starting 1/21 - Apostolist Prayer Team
Meets every other Saturday, 4:00-5:00 pm, in the Parish Center.

Starting 2/15 - "Well Versed" Apostolist Bible Study
Meets on Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, in the Parish Center.

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