Thank you for helping us celebrate the gift of life through your participation
Over the summer months, our Parish Pastoral Council began a process to develop a new three-year pastoral plan that will serve as a guide on how to best address the needs of our community for the coming years.A key element of this process is to receive input from the members of our community on how well the parish meets their needs. You are encouraged to participate in the process by completing a short survey. You will be asked to give a score and provide comments for you score. Your written comments are the most valuable to council as they form the new plan and work with our pastoral team to implement our parish plan and respond effectively to the mission and needs of our parish family. You may either take this survey on-line or for those who prefer to complete a hardcopy of the survey, a limited number of printed surveys are available in the vestibule of the Church. You can return these by placing them in the survey box also located in the church vestibule. Your participation in this important process and commitment to your parish family, St. Paul is greatly appreciated.
Need something fun for your children or grandchildren to do for the week of July 8th-12th (9:00 am- 12:00 pm)? Sign them up for Vacation Bible Camp! This year we will celebrate the gift of life at our Birthday Blast Vacation Bible Camp. Each day we will focus on important themes, while learning about a special virtue, while walking with our friends the saints!
Click here for more information, and to register VACATION BIBLE CAMP REGISTRATION
Do you have a child entering into First Grade? It's time to begin preparing for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist! You have a few options to get started. Children can attend Summer Academy (July 22nd-August 2nd Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 12:00 pm) Sunday Parish Religious Education Program (beginning September 15th 8:40- 9:45 am), Tuesday PREP (4:30- 5:45 pm) or Family Home Study. To find out more about registering click here: https://www.stpaulsofprinceton.org/faith-formation/parish-religious-education-program/registration-form
The parish also offers an optional kindergarten program! This program is offered on Sunday Mornings from 8:40- 9:45 am. This is a fun opportunity to become involved with Religious Education! Children will do crafts, say their prayers, and participate in fun lessons!
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, July 1st 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.
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.
Our parish will sponsor a Book Club during Lent as we read David Haas' book, "Rejoice and Be Glad: Yours is the Kingdom of God. We will meet on bi-weekly on Tuesdays beginning on March 19 following the 12:10 Mass. Please contact the parish office for more information, to purchase the book and to register.
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.
Due to the closure of St. Paul School there will be no Parish Religious Education Classes today, February 12.