The Paulist Center in Boston is an intentional community of faith in the Catholic tradition, formed and sustained in collaboration with the Paulists.
We have been touched by the Good News of Jesus Christ. We express the faith that we share with many others in the following ways.
We are and aspire to be a worshipping community. Sacramental liturgy is the heart of the Paulist Center Community, a common source of spiritual nourishment. We are committed to sustaining a Eucharistic liturgy that draws on the gifts of all members of the Community.
We are and aspire to be a welcoming community. Since its establishment, the Paulist Center has been committed to welcoming all, in the tradition of the Paulists, including those searching for a spiritual home and those who have been alienated from the Catholic Church. We are committed to ministries of hospitality, ecumenism, compassion and reconciliation.
We are and aspire to be a community committed to peace and justice. We are called to be a witness for justice in all that we do as a community of faith. Our faith animates our commitment to feed the hungry, bring good news to the poor and challenge those structures that impede the coming of the reign of God.
We are and aspire to be a community committed to the care and education of its members. We are committed as a community to help parents nurture their children and raise them in the faith, to help each other to grow in wisdom and knowledge in the faith, and to care for one another.
We are animated by a vision of the Catholic Church marked by collaborative ministry and governance. We are committed to the evolution of more inclusive models of church in which ministries reflect the baptism of all Christians into the priesthood of Jesus. We acknowledge that, as Paul taught, in Christ there is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, and we endeavor to respond to the movement of the Spirit among us all. We are called to act upon these convictions.