Inspired by the witness of the early Christian communities, and under the patronage of St. Paul, our community of St. Paul’s Parish, Harvard Catholic Center and St. Paul’s Choir School seeks to grow together. We will invite more people to be drawn by God’s beauty, nourished by the truth of Christ, and strengthened to do every good work for others in the Lord. We strive to offer our gifts as mature disciples in mission radically reoriented to Christ, sustained by the Eucharist, and proclaiming the Good News of Christ and His Church to all we meet.


Welcome to historic St. Paul Catholic Church in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our parish family extends past Harvard Square and the city of Boston to the suburbs and beyond!

Music has always been integral to worship at St. Paul’s, and the Saint Paul’s Choir School, the only Catholic boys’ choir school in America, provides for the church’s Choir of boys and men. This rare traditional Choir sings great Catholic music in service to the liturgy at the 11am Mass each Sunday of the school term, as well as the 12:10pm Mass Tuesday through Friday.

The third component of St. Paul Parish is the Harvard Catholic Center, an active chaplaincy to undergraduates and graduate and professional students at Harvard University and other academic institutions in the area. A special Mass for students is held Sunday evenings at 5pm, and other liturgies are celebrated at the various Harvard graduate schools.

I invite you to visit St. Paul’s when you are in the Cambridge area and to become part of our community of believers. Our website includes a parish calendar that will let you know of the various events taking place at         St. Paul Parish.

Yours in Christ,
Fr. William Kelly