Parish News

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Family Fun Night on Saturday, January 27 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Spiritual Center. There will be plenty of games and cards or you can bring your favorite board games and gather with other families! Pizza and drinks will be provided by the Knights. All are welcome, however RSVP is requested. For more information or to RSVP contact Joe Bendas at josephbendas@gmail.com.

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Hawaiian Themed Family Fun Night on Friday, January 5 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm in the Spiritual Center. There will be plenty of games and cards or you can bring your favorite board games and gather with other families! Pizza and drinks will be provided by the Knights. All are welcome, however RSVP is requested. For more information or to RSVP contact Joe Bendas at josephbendas@gmail.com.

This winter the St Paul Bible Study groups will read and discuss the second part of St John's Gospel. Described as the "Book of Glory", these chapters tell the story of the final days of Jesus' earthly life: the last supper with his parting words to the faithful, his passion, death, and resurrection. They take us deep into the meaning of our celebration of Easter, 2018. You can select either a Wednesday morning discussion group meeting from 10:00 to 11:30 am or a Thursday evening group meeting from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. The first meeting will be January 24, the last March 22. All are welcome, including anyone who was not in the group when we read the first part of John's Gospel. For more information and to register contact Chuck Balestri at cbalestri1@gmail.com.

All boys and girls aged 9 through 14 are invited to participate in this annual competition on Saturday, January 13 from 8:00 am to 12 noon in the St. Paul School Gym. The winners of each age group will be declared a parish champion and will qualify to participate in the Knights of Columbus state competition. All will register on the day of the event. We wish all those who will be competing success in becoming a parish champion and advancing!

Friday, January 19, 2018
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a bus departing from Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville at 7:00 am with arrival at RFK stadium in Washington by 11:00 am. Each person will need to purchase a Metro pass for transfer from RFK to National Mall for Rally (which starts at noon) and March (which starts at 1:00 pm). The March for Life begins at the National Mall and travels up Constitution Avenue to Supreme Court. The bus will depart from RFK stadium at 5:00 pm with a rest stop for a short dinner. Expected arrival home at 9:30 pm. Cost is $20 per adult, $15 per child. Metro tickets are not included.
For more information or bus reservations please contact Nate Eberle at nate.eberle@gmail.com

Additional parking for Mass on Christmas and Weekends is available nearby directly behind 185 Nassau Street (the old Nassau Street School). It can be reached by turning on to William Street from Washington Road (it will be on your left) or going down Charlton Street (directly across from the Church) and taking the first right on to William Street. The lot will be on your right.


The Advent Wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition. The symbolism of the Advent wreath is beautiful. The wreath of evergreens depicts the immortality of our soul and the new, everlasting life promised to us through Christ, the eternal Word of the Father, who entered our world becoming true man. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent. A tradition is that each week represents one thousand years, to represent the 4,000 years from Adam and Eve until the Birth of the Savior. The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and good works undertaken at this time. The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent. The progressive lighting of the candles symbolizes the expectation and hope surrounding our Lord's first coming into the world and the anticipation of His second coming to judge the living and the dead.

Make an Advent Wreath for Your Home on Sunday December 3 from 8 am to 12 pm in the Spiritual Center. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus


We are helping out the guests at Loaves & Fishes on Thanksgiving. Come help make toiletry kits for our guests on Wednesday, November 22, at 3 p.m. in the St. Paul Spiritual Center auditorium. Bulk donations of toiletry items are welcome, too.

Help serving the meal on Saturday, November 25, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. any time you can spare. Many hands make light work!

For questions, email Katelyn: katelynsaldanha@gmail.com


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