Parish News

Our parish will welcome police officers, firefighters, and emergency medical service personal who serve our Princeton Community at a special Blue Mass on Thursday, November 30 at 10:00 am. The Blue Mass is named after the blue color of police uniforms. The mass is celebrated to remember the lives of first responders who died in the line of duty, and to offer our prayerful gratitude and support for the continued safety of those who serve and protect our community. All are welcome to join with our community's first responders at this mass.

During the month of November when we are called in a special way to remember "our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection", our parish will be creating an Altar of Remembrance before the image of St. Joseph, the patron of a happy death. You are invited to place a small framed picture of your beloved deceased on the altar. Our Altar of Remembrance will remain until the beginning of Advent. Please write your name and phone number on the back of the frame so that they may be returned to you. As we remember our deceased, we are reminded that through Jesus' death and resurrection, life is changed, not ended in death.

The Religious Education Program communicates with families through news alerts on our parish website. We encourage all families to register for news alerts so that these announcements are sent directly to your email address. To register for Religious Education News Alerts follow the instructions below:

  1. Click here if not already on the Religious Education Program 2017-2018 page
  2. Under "Announcements" click the yellow/orange bell symbol. You will be redirected to Site Login;
  3. Click create a new account. Fill-in requested information;
  4. Click "Religious Education" (You may also check any other news alerts you would like to receive such as One8, First Reconciliation/First Eucharist, etc.);
  5. Click "Update Settings".

If you have any questions, please contact the Religious Education Office.

Thursday, Sept. 21 is the International Day of Prayer for Peace. Our parish will celebrate this day of prayer with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for 24 hours in the Mercy Chapel. Adoration will begin at the conclusion of the 8:15 am Mass on Thursday with a procession to the Mercy Chapel and conclude with benediction prior to the 8:15 am Mass on Friday, Sept. 22.

A signup sheet is located in the church vestibule.

Our parish is now steaming live our Sunday 10:00 am Mass on our parish website for those who are home bound and unable to attend Sunday Mass. Simply click on the image of the Church to right to start the media player. An archive of the Mass will also be available for on demand viewing. Please contact the parish office for more information or if you are having any difficulty.

Mark your calendars to join us for our parent/candidate meeting on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3:00 pm. We'll gather together in the Spiritual Center for an opportunity to talk about some of the logistics of this year's program as well as to prepare ourselves spiritually for this monumental year. We'll conclude our time together on that day with 5:00 pm Mass. Please email Kait ( with any questions. All candidates must attend and bring a parent/guardian.

We are excited to partner with Athleta at Marketfair in Princeton again this year for an in-store event!

Join us on Sunday, September 17 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm. Shoppers will receive 25% off their entire purchase with some exclusions. 10% of your purchase will go to St. Paul School!

Can't join us on Sunday? You can still shop at Athleta from Thursday, September 14 through Monday, September 18. Just mention SPS and 10% of your purchase will still benefit the school!

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Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith and how to become a member of our community? Do you need to complete your Sacraments of Initiation? You are invite to an inquiry session about our upcoming RCIA process on Wednesday, Sept. 6 or Monday, Sept. 11 at 7:30 pm in Parish Center, Conference Room. Contact Deacon Frank at 516-316-2500 for more information.

As part of our efforts to provide safe environments for children, and young people, and in conformity with diocesan policy all adults whose employment, volunteering or ministry involves regular contact with minors must submit to a criminal background check through fingerprint analysis as determined by the Diocese of Trenton and a VIRTUS Awareness Training Program. These sessions cover the scope and nature of child sexual abuse in addition to giving participants the five steps that caring adults can follow to protect children. Next VIRTUS Session is Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center, St. Timothy Room (please use the white door to enter). Please click here to register.

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