Summer 2013


Live in the Light with Apostolist...

Sunday, July 14 - Summer Season Wine & Cheese Kick-Off
Apostolist is kicking off the summer season with our very own rooftop party! Bring a bottle of wine to share, and enjoy an evening of food, music, and fellowship... we "live in the light."

Monday, July 15 - Philharmonic in the Park
Come picnic in the park for this classic NYC summer event. Bring a blanket and snacks to share. Meet at 7:00pm to help stake out a spot, or come join when you can.

Saturday, July 20 - Revitalize East River Park with NY Cares [updated from postcard]
Join us as we spend some time outdoors along the waterfront gardening, planting, painting and helping revitalize the Lower East Side park.

Sunday, July 21 - International Rosary & Potluck Picnic [Facebook event]
Ever heard the "Our Father" in Latin? What about Filipino, or Polish, or Chinese? Members of our beautifully diverse community will lead the rosary in different languages as we walk through the peaceful Fort Tryon Park.

Saturday, August 3 - Outdoor Volleyball
OSP vs. Apostolist...the rematch! We'll be playing on an outdoor sand court along the Hudson for this heated competition. Come to play or cheer Apostolist on! Meeting time/place TBA. Check back for updates

Sunday, August 4 - Catholic 101: The Pope
Pope Francis has taken the Catholic world by storm! Come hear about the history of the papacy, the traditions around the pope and why Francis is so special. Parish Center, 7:00pm

Sunday, August 4 - 18 - Back-to-School Drive
Help collect school supplies for the kids in Good Shepherd Services Bronx Beacon program!

Wednesday, August 7 - Riverflicks: The Avengers
Looking for a little action to your midweek routine? Come out for a free movie night on Pier 63 at Hudson River Park. Bring a blanket and some snacks to share. Meet at 6:30pm to stake out a spot!

Sunday, August 11 - Day at the Beach
Apostolist is going to the beach! We'll celebrate our Sunday mass in the sand and spend the day in the sun. Keep an eye out for more details to come.

Friday, August 16 - Rooftop Movie
A rooftop screening of a movie favorite. Come to the Parish Center at 7:00pm for refreshments and fellowship, movie to start at 7:30pm.

Sunday, August 18 - Backpack Stuffing & Game Night
Before pizza and a night of our favorite board games, we'll stuff backpacks with brand-new school supplies for kids in the GSS Bronx Beacon Program. Parish Center, 6:30pm.

Sunday, August 25 - Perspectives on Catholic Relationships, Part I
Join us for the first of a two-part series in which we explore the nature, theology, and experience of Catholic realtionships.

Friday, August 30 - September 1 - Summer Retreat
Spend a weekend out of the city in prayer, reflection and fellowship at Don Bosco retreat center in Stony Point, NY.


Well-Versed, the Apostolist Bible Study, starts again at the end of July/beginning of August. Keep an eye out for details at or in the weekly Apostolist email blast.


Spring 2013

Have Joyful Hearts with Apostolist...

Sunday, April 7th - Spring Season Kick-Off Carnival [Facebook]
After the Sunday 5:15pm mass, Apostolist will kick off the Spring Season in grand style with our first-ever carnival! The Parish Center will be converted into a three story carnival so join us as you test your luck in the ring toss, or have your face painted, or eat some hand made cotton candy. We look forward to gathering the Apostolist community together for this epic kickoff and of ourse, the unveiling of our Spring 2013 Season! Parish Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Saturday, April 13th - Bingo Night w/ Mustard Seed Guild: A Fundraiser for Orphans [Facebook]
B-I-N-G-O! Calling all Bingo Players! Get your stampers ready and come join us for an evening of food, drink and this classic game to raise money for the Mission Trip of Mustard Seed Guild to the Hogar Belen Orphanages in Nicaragua. There will be prizes! To learn more about Mustard Seed Guild, visit their website at Parish Center, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Sunday, April 14th - Conversations: Catholic and Dating
We're young Catholic adults and in one of the most fast-paced, competitive, and arguably secular cities in the country ... at one point or another, you know this topic has crossed your mind! After mass, guest speaker and theologian Donna Freitas joins Apostolist for a lively conversation on what it means to date as a Catholic. Parish Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Saturday, April 20th - New York Cares Day Spring 2013 (Registration required by April 12)
Join our team to repaint park benches and rake up leaves and debris at Cunningham Park in Queens to get it ready for the spring season! Bus transportation will be provided to/from the park. Register at and use the discount code "NYCDS13HALF." Bus to leave Manhattan by 8:15am, scheduled to work in the park from 9:00am-3:00pm, with the bus bringing us back.

Sunday, April 21st - Springtime Rosary w/ OSP
Spring is upon us, so let us take this time this Sunday, April 21, to pray the Glorious Mysteries for life, growth, hope and renewal for the St. Paul’s community with our friends at Out@StPaul. Meet at the back of the Church by the Welcome Bookstore at 4:00pm. If it is warm enough, we will walk to the Fordham Gardens to pray. If not, we will pray in the cozy, meditative South Tower/Adoration Chapel inside the Church.

Saturday, May 4th - Mother’s Day Service Event w/ GSS
Volunteer to celebrate mothers/female role models with the kids in Good Shepherd Services' Bronx Beacon Program at MS45 through a creative art project and character-building exercise. MS 45 in the Bronx, 11:00am-2:00pm, two meeting times/places: Group 1 at the steps of St. Paul's at 10:00am, and Group 2 at MS 45 at 11:00am.

Sunday, May 5th - Spring Homeless Banquet [Facebook]
Come volunteer to serve a warm meal and spend the afternoon with our brothers and sisters in need. 12:00pm-3:30pm, enter through the Parish Center.

Friday, May 10th - Apostolist Bowling Night [Facebook]
Slip on some rented shoes and hit the lanes at Frames Bowling Alley (Port Authority) for some friendly bowling competition! 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Sunday, May 12th - Mother's Day Rosary w/ OSP
Join us as we team up with Out@StPaul to offer thanks and prayer for all mothers. We will pray the Joyful Myseries, where Mary's own mothergood takes place. We will also pray for the intentions of the community. If the weather is nice, we will walk to the Fordham garden and pray among the beautiful flowers. If it is cold and rainy, we will pray in the cozy South Tower chapel with the lovely mosaic. Meet at the Welcome Bookstore at 4:00pm.

Saturday, May 18th - Kickball Game w/ OSP
Whose ready for some kickball? Apostolist and Out@StPaul will be meeting up on Great Lawn Field #5, waiting for a softball game to finish on the same field before we start our kickball game, so all are more than welcome to get to the park a little earlier to toss a frisbee, hangout or just lay in the park. Email us if you plan on joining us for the game so we know to look out for you at the park! Meet at Central Park, Great Lawn Field #5 (map), game from 6:00-8:00pm.

Sunday, May 19th - Catholic 101 - Part 1: Let's Talk About Sins, Baby...
In the first part of this Catholic 101 series, we will explore sin in today's world. What is sin? Why do we do it and how does it affect our relationships with God and others? We'll have a short presentation diving into the biblical and theological before opening a general discussion to see how we wrangle with sin in our daily lives. Parish Center, 6:30-9:00pm.

Wednesday, May 22nd - Catholic 101: Part 2: Amazing Grace
We can't talk about sin without talking about grace - join us for the second part of this Catholic 101 series. Armed with a solid understanding of the nature of sin, we'll dive into God's answer to sin - Grace. Our discussion will again tackle how we can live in the world of sin with the gift of God's grace. The format will remain the same with a short presentation starting at 7:00pm and plenty of time for discussion and application. Parish Center, 6:30-9:00pm.

Sunday, June 2nd - Breaking Bread
Enjoy food and fellowship at a neighborhood restaurant after mass. Local restaurant TBA, 6:30-8:30pm.

[CANCELLED] Saturday, June 8th - Father's Day Service Event w/ GSS
Need Father's Day gift ideas? Ever make a wallet out of duct tape? Well, here's your chance! In anticipation of the Day of Dad, we're heading back to GSS's Bronx Beacon Program at MS45 for a fun service event celebrating fathers and other male role models. We're looking for 15 volunteers. To sign-up or for questions, please email Sergio (  MS 45 in the Bronx, 11:00am-2:00pm, meeting place/time TBA. 

Friday, June 14th - Apostolist After-Work Dancing [Facebook]
Show off your moves and learn different styles of popular dances! Parish Center, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Sunday, June 16th - Father's Day Rosary Walk w/ OSP
Let’s take a walk in the park and pray for all fathers and our community’s intentions with your friends at Out@StPaul. Meeting by the bookstore, 4:00pm 

Saturday, June 22nd - Hike & Pray
We're taking on Bear Mountain with a Busted Halo-produced hiking retreat to guide us. If you haven't yet, please email and receive all the details about the hike and transportation. Come find your inner mountaintop! Meeting time, 8:00am.

Wednesday, June 26th - Mass in the Park [Map]
Celebrate the mass with us out in Central Park! Meet at the entrance near 63rd and Central Park West, and we'll take a short walk to an open grassy area near the bridge for mass. Meeting time, 6:45pm.

Saturday, June 29 - Spring-into-Summer Picnic [Facebook]
We're kicking off the summer with food, fun, and fellowship in Central Park. We'll also be cheering on our Apostolist Softball team at their first game! Please bring a snack or beverage to share! Central Park Great Lawn behind Field 5, 2:30pm.


Well Versed, the Young Adult Bible Study Group, starts again on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm from April 17-June 12 (except May 22nd)


Winter 2013

Draw near with Apostolist...

Saturday, January 26th - New York Cares Coat Drive
We'll sort through incoming donations to distribute to needy New Yorkers, 11:00-2:00pm at the New York Cares warehouse in Midtown.

Sunday, January 27th - Winter Cocktail Hour
Who said you can't have a classy social in the dead of winter? 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Center.

Saturday, February 2nd - Volleyball with OSP
It will be like summer in February when we head to an indoor volleyball court and bump, set, spike! 2:00-4:00pm at Xavier High School Gym, 30 West 16th St.

Saturday, February 9th - Valentine's Volunteer Day with Good Shepherd Services
Card making, cookie decorating, and learning about what it means to show love to others, with the kids in the GSS Bronx Beacon program. 11:00-2:00pm at MS 45 in the Bronx. 

Sunday, February 10th - Homeless Banquet
Serve a warm meal and spend a winter afternoon with out brothers and sisters in need. 11:00-3:00pm in the Church auditorium.

Tuesday, February 12th - Mardi Gras
Join us for food & drink at this parish-wide event on the eve of Lent. 6:30-9:00pm in the Church auditorium. 

Sunday, February 17th - Rosary with OSP
Join us as we pray the Rosary with guided meditations, 3:30pm in the Parish Center.

Sunday, February 17th - Game Night
From Apples to Apples to Bananagrams, go head-to-head in some of your favorite games, 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Center.

Sunday, February 24th - Question Box
From hot-button issues to theology, is there something you've always wanted to know about your faith? Now's the chance to ask a preist anything. Join us in the Parish Center after 5:15 mass and fulfill your curiosity!

Friday, March 1st-3rd - Winter Retreat
Join with fellow young adults for our winter weekend spiritual retreat at Mount Manresa in Staten Island, NY.

Friday, March 8th - Lenten Fish Fry
To mark the approaching Lenten season we will be hosting a fish dinner with fellowship to celebrate! 7:00pm in the Parish Center.

Friday, March 15th - Networking within our Community
Join us for a night of wine, cheese, and business card exchange while we explore topics like faith in the workplace and more, 6:30-9:00pm in the Parish Center.

Sunday, March 17th - Rosary Lenten Special with OSP
Pray and reflect on the Sorrowful Mystery, 3:30pm in the Parish Center.

Saturday, March 23rd - Pilgrimage of New York
Come walk the island of Manhattan as we participate in the 4th Annual Pilgrimage of New York, visiting beautiful churches named after Mary to follow this year's theme of "Honoring Mary, Our Mother."

Sunday, March 24th - Palm Sunday Potluck
Bring your favorite side dish, dessert or a beverage to share for an Apostolist family potluck dinner after mass, 6:30-8:30pm in the Parish Center.

Wednesday, March 27th - Holy Week Mass and Adoration
Celebrate a special Holy Week mass followed by adoration and reflection, 6:30-8:00pm in the Crypt Chapel.


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.

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