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Dear OSP Community,

Greetings and Happy (Almost) Halloween!  

Please join us after the 5:15PM mass this Sunday, October 27th, for a Halloween Supper Club in the Parish Center.  All are welcome!

Also, we’re happy to announce that the dates for the 2020 OSP retreat have been set! Please plan to join us on February 7th through February 9th once again at the San Alfonso retreat house on the Jersey shore.  Details will follow over the next few months, but for now please hold the weekend.  We hope that you will join us!

Have a great week!

In Christ,
Out at St. Paul Ministry
Please also follow us on Facebook (Out at St. Paul) and Instagram (@outatstpaul)

OSP Supper Club — Sunday, October 27th after the 5:15PM Mass (Parish Center).  We will be having our Halloween supper club after the 5:15PM Mass this Sunday!  We will gather at the back of the church after Mass and then head over to the Parish Center for an evening of fellowship.  Please join us!

Discussion with Father Jim Martin - Sunday, November 3 (after the 5:15PM Mass) (Parish Center).  Please join us on Sunday, November 3rd after the 5:15PM mass for a discussion with our good friend Father Jim Martin.  Father Jim will join us in the Parish Center and talk to us about his recent visit with Pope Francis, in which he discussed pastoral care to the LGBTQ population.  (See the link to the article here:  Please join us both to hear what Fr. Jim has to say as well as to offer him our ongoing support in this important ministry.  

November Faith Sharing - Thursday, November 7th, 7:00-8:30PM (Parish Center)
Join us for our next monthly faith sharing group in the Parish Center on Thursday, November 7th.  Come as we examine scripture and take time to reflect on its meaning in our lives today.  A Paulist Priest or a resident OSP theologian will be on hand to give us context to the readings and facilitate our discussion.  Light refreshments will be served.

Book Club! - Wednesday, November 13th, 7PM (Parish Center)
Ian has done it again!  The fall/winter OSP Book Club reading list has been set.  Please join us on the following days to discuss these terrific titles:
—November 13:  Lie With Me by Phillippe Bessom
—December 11:  Therese Desqueyroux by Francois Mauriac
—January 8:  Oranges Aren’t the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
—February 12:  Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
—March 11:  TBD (Ian reports he will find “Something Catholic”)
All meetings will be in the Parish Center starting at 7PM.  Please join Ian and the group for a lively discussion and an evening of fellowship.  Get reading!

GMHC Dinner Service - Friday, November 22nd (Special Holiday Service)
We are looking for volunteers to help serve dinner at GMHC’s special Thanksgiving dinner service on Friday, November 22nd.  As in prior years, we are being offered 5 slots at the first seating and 5 slots at the second seating:

—Shift 1 – 3:00-6:15pm – 5 volunteers
Shift 2 – 5:45-9:00pm – 5 volunteers

Please RSVP to if you would like to attend and indicate the shift that you would like to volunteer for.   We hope that you will join us!



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Out at St. Paul (OSP) is the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Trans ministry of our parish, The Church of St. Paul the Apostle in New York City. We seek to engage our Catholic faith through service to our community, social activities, and the exploration of Catholic spirituality.  Tax-deductible donations to OSP can be made through Faith Direct (as a one-time donation or a designated portion of your regular donation) or by sending a check payable to The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, with “OSP” in the subject line, to 405 W.59th St., New York, NY 10023. 

OSP is one of the many wonderful ministries at St. Paul the Apostle Church.  Apostolist is the Young Adult Ministry of the Church of St. Paul the Apostle. For more information and a list of their events please visit their website  Mustard Seed Guild Ministry is a service group that sends down a team of volunteers in early August to spend a week at the Hogar Belen Homes for Abandoned and Disabled Children in Nicaragua. For more information on how to get involved please visit their website The St. Vincent De Paul Society is a worldwide Catholic voluntary community dedicated to serving the poor and those in need. For more information please email them at

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