Welcome to The Church of Saint Paul

Hamilton and Wenham


Knights of Columbus

Keep "Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest 

Christmas” poster contest for all boys and girls from ages 5 through 14! It's such a wonderful way for us to remember and remind our children of what Christmas is all about. By engaging the talents of our young people, we hope they will come to a deeper understanding of the true meaning of Christmas, and that their artwork will bring others to remember Christ in Christmas. 

I have attached the entry form here for you. Hope that many of you will participate :) And send me a pic if you can - would love to add them to the bulletin!

  • The contest will be conducted locally with winning entries        advancing through district/regional and state competitions to the international level. 
  • The winning entries will serve as the basis for a series of international “Keep Christ in Christmas” posters, with creative credit going to the artists. 
  • The Knights of Columbus is one of the country’s largest charitable organizations, with members donating more than $170 million to charitable and benevolent causes and 70.5 million volunteer hours last year. Among the many public services Knights provide is their long-standing “Keep Christ in Christmas” program, which features faith-based local events and public service announcements.
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to disrupt in-person activities, we will once again be accepting submissions of the children’s posters electronically via email and also will be accepting 8 ½X11 inch paper submission (as opposed to the 11X17 inch paper described on the entry form) to make participation as inclusive as possible. 
  • Submissions: contact@kofcmanchesteressex.org 
  • Deadline: 5PM on December 30, 2021 
  • Additional Prizes for each Age Division: 1st Prize: $50.00; 2nd Prize: $25.00; 3rd Prize: $25.00 


Message from Father Lawlor

Dear PREP Parents,

 It is excellent that we can safely conduct our in-person PREP classes in the Church Hall, with your fine co-operation together with our dedicated teachers who are so good under the capable leadership of our director, Mrs. Kristen Monahan.

 I want to express my appreciation to all of you as we bring the beautiful faith teaching of Jesus Christ to our children.

 The attendance at Mass on Sunday with your children is the one area that I need to encourage everyone to undertake.  It is our privilege and duty as Catholics to attend Mass on Sundays and to make a return to God for the many blessings He has given to us.  Yes, religious instruction is important but far greater is to put that instruction into practice by the example we show to our children through our prayer, sacramental life and worship.   No one can do this for your child but yourselves.

 I am aware of the many challenges you face as parents and, yet it is precisely in bringing all of this to worship and prayer at Mass that we find the grace and strength that opens the door for us to be the best moms and dads.

 Know of my prayers and warm regards for all of you.

 Father Michael Lawlor


Thank you to to all our parishioners new to SEVENFOLD and to all our parishioners that renewed their participation to assist their parish through SEVENFOLD.  Your offertory commitment supports all the good works of our parish and your generosity makes all these things possible here.


  Gratefully in Christ,

  Fr. Lawlor






Over the next several years, the Catholic Church around the world will be participating in a process call the Synod on Synodality.  The Holy Father will be meeting with Bishops from across the globe in 2023 to discuss ways of improving the process by which the church on all levels is open to hearing the voices of people from all walks of life.


That process will begin here in Boston now with asking as many people as possible to take a simple survey.


The link to the survey can be found here:









Read our Centennial Corner Page for the History of St. Paul's that we will be celebrating in Spring of 2022! 


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

You can now make offertory donations to the parish through Givebutter which accepts credit cards, Venmo, ApplePay, and PayPal.

To access Givebutter, use your phone’s camera to scan the QR code below, click the button to go to the website.


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 text STPAUL to 202-858-1233.

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Religious Education Forms have been emailed to all current and previous years' families.  If you did not receive yours, please contact the parish office.  We will gladly send it to you. Forms can be found on the Register for PREP/SPYM under the Faith Formation Tab above.



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Weekend Mass Schedule:
4:30 PM Saturday and
8:00 &10:15 AM Sunday

Children’s Liturgy

of the Word

Children’s Homily:

November 21

Following the Gospel at 10:15 Mass, the children will be invited to join Mrs. Kristen Monahan for a children’s homily in the church hall.  Chaperones will escort the children downstairs and escort them back upstairs for the remainder of the Mass.  We hope that parents will encourage their child’s participation, as this is a wonderful opportunity to enrich a child’s faith.

Daily Mass Schedule

9:00 AM

Monday - Friday

(except Thursdays)

Use Rust Street Entrance



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