Parish News

St. Paul Parish is seeking to hire an administrative assistant to provide support for the Religious Education Office. Religious Ed provides classes to approximately 700 children, and prepares children for Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel,Publisher, and Word) with an eye for detail, and strong organizational skills. The position is a part time requiring 24 hours per week. There is some flexibility in the work schedule. If you wish to be considered please send a resume and cover letter as an attachment by July 14, 2017 to jmcguire@stpaulsofprinceton.org.

Bishop David O'Connell has announced that effective July 1, 2017, Fr. Daniel Gowan will begin a new assignment at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold. Bishop also announced that Fr. Carlo Calisin will be assigned as Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish. Our parish is grateful to Fr. Dan for his ministry among us and welcomes Fr. Carlo.

I am Fr. Carlo Calisin, and it is with great joy that I will be joining the parish family of St. Paul. I was born and raised in the Philippine Islands. I entered the seminary formation when I was twelve years old back in my hometown of Tabaco City. I finished my college seminary formation in Christ the King seminary run by the Society of the Divine Word Fathers. After eight years of priestly formation I made the decision to broaden my horizons and to experience life outside the seminary. During that time, I worked as a supervisor in the communication industry. It was in 2009 when I was invited to join the Diocese of Trenton to pursue my vocation to the priesthood. I spent five years at St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore, earning my theological degree, and later was ordained to the priesthood in 2014. I have spent the past three years at Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes Parish in Atlantic Highlands where I serve as a parochial vicar. I am a very joyful priest. I wear my smile everyday. It is very rare for me to be grumpy unless the Ravens, my football team, loses. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and to share my ministry with you as we are all called to build the body of Christ. God Bless you all, Fr. Carlo.

Our parish will welcome Fr. Carlo on July 1. We will also be celebrating Fr. Dan's ministry with us, with coffee and donuts on Sunday, June 25. All are welcome!

St. Paul School children will celebrate First Eucharist on Saturday, May 6 at 9:30 am, rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 3 at 5:30 pm. Children enrolled in Sunday PREP and Stuart Country Day will celebrate First Eucharist on Saturday, May 6 at 11:30 am. Their rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 pm

Children enrolled in Tuesday PREP and Princeton Academy will celebrate First Eucharist on Saturday, May 13 at 9:30 am. Rehearsal will be on Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 am.

Students from Family Home Study, or those who have changed the times/dates of their scheduled celebrations should attend the rehearsal corresponding with their selection.

Please bring your child's banner to rehearsal!

On Friday, March 24 our parish will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the dedication of our parish church by Bishop George W. Ahr, then Bishop of Trenton at all of our daily Masses. Our school community will join in our parish's 8:15 am Mass on this day. Following this Mass we will inaugurate the new Mercy Chapel in our Parish Center as we process and repose the Blessed Sacrament in the chapel. The Mercy Chapel will be open for visits during the day from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. The church will remain open daily until 9:00 pm. All are welcome to this celebration.

All children preparing for First Eucharist are asked to attend a morning retreat on Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 am– 12:00 pm. A parent is asked to attend with your child. We will meet in the school cafeteria, and children will be brought to their assigned classroom. Parents will attend their own session where we will answer all of your questions about First Eucharist. We will reconvene in the Church for Liturgical "Show and Tell" Unconsecrated "Taste and See" and conclude in prayer. We look forward to seeing you then!

Banner kits will also be distributed.

Please contact the Religious Education Office for more information at: jmcguire@stpaulsofprinceton.org

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