Parish News

On Sunday, June 2 St. Paul Parish will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of ordination of our Pastor Emeritus, Monsignor Walter E. Nolan. Monsignor Nolan will celebrate the 11:30 am mass followed by a brunch in his honor at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton. Tickets for the reception are available for purchase: $75/adult and $30/child, with a maximum cost of $200 per family. In lieu of gifts, donations can be made to the Msgr. Walter E. Nolan Scholarship Fund which provides financial aid to St. Paul School students attending Notre Dame High School. Please note that a portion of the reception ticket price will go towards this fund. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

On Monday, March 18, at 6 p.m., our Adult Faith Enrichment ministry is hosting the Center for Faith Justice and Syria Supper Club.We are invited to join in a traditional meal with a group of Syrian refugees and their families and friends, as a means to sharing culture, heritage and family traditions; in addition to dinner there will be elements of prayer, story-telling, and reflection. Click here for details. All are welcome!

As we begin our Lenten practice of almsgiving as a community, you are invited to participate in a collection throughout Lent that will be dedicated to our local sisters and brothers who find hope through City of Angels, a local organization that seeks to guide people with addictions to treatment and support them in their recovery. As the weeks of Lent unfold, it is suggested that you give up some item that week and contribute that amount to the family's housing. A collection box is located near the cross in the church.

As Christians we are called to honor God as the Creator of Heaven and Earth, of all seen and unseen; we are called to be stewards of creation, to "tend the garden" and take good care of our common home, planet Earth. One way of protecting our common home is to be conscious of the impact we have on the environment, to be conscious of the use of our resources. Our parish and school have long been participants in the recycling programs of the Princeton community; i.e. single stream recycling of paper, plastic, etc.. Recently, we have installed a suitable recycling bin in the church vestibule. Please recycle your used paper and plastic bottle waste in our new recycling bin in the church vestibule!

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 session is Monday, February 11th from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in St. Timothy Room. Please click here to register. For more information on our Safe Environment Ministry, click here.

The winter session of the Bible Study Program will run from January 23rd to April 10th.

We meet each week with an option of either a Wednesday morning meeting from 10 am to 11:30 am or a Thursday evening meeting from 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Each session includes a video lecture by a biblical scholar followed by open discussion of the week's reading. The group meets in the conference room at the St Paul Spiritual Center.

This winter we will continue with "The Bible TimeLine: The Story of Salvation", studying this story as revealed to us in selected Books of the Old Testament from Joshua to Maccabees. Participants in the first part of this program will receive by email the schedule of meetings and readings for the winter session. They will not need to purchase any new material. New comers to the program are welcome. They will need to register and purchase the Study Guide for The Bible TimeLine course. All, from any parish or faith, are encouraged to join us in our study and sharing of the Bible.

For more information or to register please contact Chuck Balestri at

The First Reconciliation Retreat is this Saturday, October 13 from 9:30 am until 11:30 am. Children preparing for Reconciliation are expected to attend with one parent/guardian. We will begin the day in prayer as we gather in the Church, and then children and parents will break into their own sessions. The purpose of the day is to provide children an opportunity to become more comfortable with the sacrament of reconciliation. Parents will have their own opportunity for reflection and conversation on preparing their children for this sacrament.