Church of Saint Paul
Serving the Roman Catholic community of Blackstone, MA, No. Smithfleld, RI and surrounding towns since 1850
Affiliated with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Worcester, MA
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop
“I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil. 4:13)
Parish Mission Statement
We, the Parish Community of St. Paul of Blackstone, MA, are called to be a viable, visible community of faith, hope and love rooted in the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ and centered on the Holy Eucharist. Our charism is to serve others and preach the Gospel in the evangelical spirit of our patron, St. Paul. Our hope is that our Parish always be a welcoming place and an inclusive community with arms open to embrace those who come to us.
O glorious St. Paul, after persecuting the Church you became by God’s grace its most zealous Apostle.
To carry the knowledge of Jesus, our Divine Savior, to the uttermost parts of the earth.
You joyfully endured prison, scourgings, stonings, and a shipwreck, as well as all manner of persecutions culminating in the shedding of the last drop of your blood for our Lord Jesus Christ.
Obtain for us the grace to labor strenuously to bring the faith to others and to accept any trials and tribulations that may come our way.
Help us to be inspired by your Epistles and to partake of your indomitable love for Jesus, so that after we have finished our course we may join you in praising Him in heaven for all eternity.
Father Dennis Timothy O’Mara, associate pastor of St. Luke Parish in Westborough has been named the pastor of St. Paul Parish in Blackstone. He was born on April 7, 1951 in Worcester, the son of George J. O’Mara and Josephine Papagni O’Mara. He graduated from Oxford high school in 1969...