Welcome to The Church of Saint Paul

Hamilton and Wenham

Christmas Masses 2020

·   Christmas Mass reservations can be made starting the first Sunday of Advent on Sunday, November 29 at 1:00 PM.  Reservations are based on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Our four (4) Christmas Masses are:

  • Due to the pandemic and the protocols in place for the safety of all, Christmas Mass attendance will be by reservation on-line only.
  • We regret we are unable to accommodate our usual crowds this year and we hope you understand the limits that the COVID-19 virus has placed upon us.

Eve:  4:00  PM, 6:00 PM 

Day:  8:00 AM, 10:15 AM

  • We are very grateful to our planners, greeters and sanitizers for making this possible to our parishioners.
  • Our Christmas Eve 4:00 PM Mass will be videotaped for our parishioners.  For this Christmas we additionally recommend consulting the Mass schedule on EWTN and Catholic TV. We, like you, look forward to returning to normal when all is safe.
  • Please check back for important updates.







Dear Parishioner,

Since the beginning of March, our lives have been changed in ways we could have never imagined.  There is loss of jobs, the challenges that a quarantine has upon family life, and the related consequences that a shutdown brings to the economic life of a nation.  How might we find consolation/meaning at this moment?

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, brings us hope through his Resurrection.  Divine grace which is always unconditional reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ (Rom 8.38-9).  Even amidst the havoc of COVID-19 the free gift of God’s love beckons for our trust and invites us to His House (the Church).  Here is the great secret of the spiritual life which is to know God’s love through all circumstances of life, then freely allow His grace to transform us.

Since the beginning of March, amidst this chaos, your parish has also experienced challenges.  This is why I am asking you to renew your SEVENFOLD commitment.  Why? First, with our church closures and then, since the beginning of June, with our gradual re-opening for Masses, there has been a financial strain due to the absence of our people.  Most expenses continue even as we show fiscal constraint during this special challenge.  Major restoration projects in the parish have been deferred at this time with an emphasis on maintaining our revenue streams.  We are so grateful to you for your past support in maintaining the integrity and beauty of our church. We will do so in the future as your goodness allows.

At this critical time please review your personal situation and do your best as you always have by making an annual offertory pledge of SEVENFOLD to the Church of St. Paul. On our part, we pledge to do our best at monitoring our situation with the assistance of the Parish Finance Council.

St. Paul’s SEVENFOLD is vital to maintain our mission as a Catholic parish here in Hamilton-Wenham.  These monies provide for our operational needs, staff salaries and Religious Education programs for youth together with other parish ministries.  This offertory giving through SEVENFOLD historically covers 75% of the annual revenue needed to meet our overall budget (the Spring Grand Annual Campaign and other offertory giving cover the remaining 25%).

For reasons enumerated above your participation and support of 2020-2021 SEVENFOLD is so important this year as we have experienced a significant revenue decline which would be to our advantage to arrest and reverse.  Thus, knowing our fiscal challenges we ask you to be as generous as you can when considering your SEVENFOLD commitment at this time. Last year you pledged support of $840 to SEVENFOLD. Please, do whatever you are able to assist your parish this year.

One goal of our SEVENFOLD campaign is to increase participation in WeShare, our convenient and secure, electronic payment service.  Forty percent of families (40%) currently committed to SEVENFOLD have embraced the convenience of electronic giving through WeShare, allowing them to safely make recurring donations, whether annually, monthly, even weekly, from their banking and credit card accounts. Registration for WeShare can be completed by simply calling Lucy at the Parish Office or online at https://churchofsaintpaul.churchgiving.com/

We request all of our parishioners to join with us.  Your completed Pledge Card can be returned to the Parish Office or placed in the offertory baskets situated at the entrances of the church.

The public health circumstances of recent months should not allow us to forget that our parish church which is God’s presence among us continues to bring His grace and hope-filled message to us.  We should never be discouraged but always be encouraged, so as to see the Lord’s grace shine through his Church in order that the best can shine through us.

Soon when it is safe, we will participate together in the saving mysteries of our faith at the altar of our parish church.  From that altar today, I offer a remembrance for you and your family.  Thank you so much for what you can do for your parish at this time. As always it is a joy and privilege to serve you.

Gratefully in Christ,

Reverend Michael Lawlor


With Parish Finance Council:

Stephen Goeben, Chairman    Lucy Cronan     John Corcoran        Ethel Donahue             Stephen Rainville


We need  a few additional volunteers who are not in the vulnerable age group to assist parishioners attending Mass and to provide a safe environment in which to worship.  Please help us by reaching out to Joseph Cipoletta at 617-592-9152 (9am-5pm) with your contact information.



















Tuesday, December 8

9:00 MASS 

Mass Reservation

Please click on SignUp Genius below:





Please consider assisting your parish during these challenging times by giving your weekly offertory contributions online via WeShare. Click  on the WESHARE icon below.












Please call the parish office to sign up to receive the bulletin via email.





SPYM (Gr.6-8)





(Gr. 9&10)



Please return forms ASAP.  We will request payment later when we have more clarity for the Fall.  Thank you.



Click on the link above for

 Archdiocese of Boston


Mass Schedule:
4:30 PM Saturday and
10:15 AM Sunday
Please make a reservation.
Daily Mass
9:00 AM
Monday - Friday
(except Thursdays)
Use Rust Street Entrance



   With Restrictions and limited seating.

Plese review the protocols for attending Mass by clicking on the Safe Environment on the Parish Life tab above.

We offer two Masses at 4:30PM on Saturday and 10:15AM on Sunday.  By Friday noon of each week, please sign up for the Mass you plan to attend by going online to SignUpGenius link on below.

We encourage all those who are frail in health or have underlying conditions to stay at home and watch our Mass online. The link is available on this website and through The Church of Saint Paul, serving Hamilton and Wenham Facebook page, starting at 7AM on Sundays.  To watch a broadcast of a daily Mass, go to WatchTheMass.com

Parish Support During Pandemic

Thank you to parishioners who have maintained their parish offertory support.  While we are open for Mass we are still dispensed at this time from our obligation/privilege of attending Sunday Mass. 

Please consider your support of the parish through WeShare (electronic giving) or returning your offertory by mail or drop off.

Your thoughtfulness and generosity at this time is most appreciated and needed.

Fr. Michael Lawlor


Daily Masses are available on demand at any time  www.WatchtheMass.com

We pray and hope all of us can reurn to Holy Mass soon when all is safe.  



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