Paulist Associates

For many years, the Paulist Fathers have worked together with lay people in their foundations and ministries. To allow them to have an even more intimate connection with the Paulist Fathers, the Paulists created the Paulist Associate program.

Men and women – even non-Catholic Christians – are invited to freely associate themselves with the Paulist spirituality and charism by making a commitment to embody the ideals of the Paulists in their daily living. With these associates, the charism of the Paulists – incarnating the Roman Catholic faith in North American culture – is extended beyond the limited membership of the Paulist community itself.

The monthly newsletter of the Paulist Associates.

Lectures and discussions in streaming audio.

Upcoming retreats, gatherings and meetings of Associates groups across North America

Where to Find Us


Tucson: Tucson Paulist Associates Group



Los Angeles: St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community



Tampa: Tampa Paulist Associates Group



Chicago: Old St. Mary’s Church



Boston: Paulist Center



Grand Rapids: Cathedral of St. Andrew

Grand Rapids: Catholic Information Center


Become an Associate

The Paulists welcome new associate members in any of the following locations: Italy, Toronto, Arizona, California, Illinois, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, D.C.

Paulist Associates Handbook

The Paulist Associates Handbook provides a concise overview of the Associates’ mission, history, and provides a guide for meetings, prayer, and other activities.

Download the handbook in PDF format

Paulist Deacon Affiliates

Are you a Catholic Deacon who has a strong affinity for the mission of the Paulist Fathers? Deacons who would like to devote a part of their ministerial service to the Paulist mission of outreach to "those beyond the Church" and forming Catholics to reach out to "those beyond the Church" are invited to explore a new aspect of Paulist life: Deacon Affiliates.

Facebook Group

We invite all Paulist Associates to join our Facebook group, with news, photos, thoughts, and reflections from Associate communities across North America. The group is open only to existing Associates. If you’re not an Associate, please consider becoming an Associate.

Go to the Paulist Associates Facebook group.

Associates Leadership

Angela's career is motivated by a desire to build stronger communities. She strives to offer these energies to the Paulist Associates.

Paula's hope for the Associates is to find consistent ways to learn from one another and deepen our spirituality.

Katherine is a Paulist Associate in Columbus, OH.

Carol is the newest member of the Paulist Associates leadership team, joining in the winter of 2019.

Paulist Fr. Frank Desiderio serves as first consultor of the Paulist Fathers.

Paulist Fr. Michael Kallock is based at the Paulist Fathers Motherhouse in New York City.

Paulist Fr. Joe Scott serves at Old St. Mary's Cathedral and Chinese Mission in San Francisco.

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