Our parish offices will be closing for the Memorial Day Holiday on Friday, May 24 at 12:45 pm and reopen on Tuesday, May 29. We will celebrate Mass on Memorial Day, May 28 at 8:15 am. We will gather in the parish cemetery for prayer following Mass weather permitting.
Children from Sunday PREP will celebrate First Eucharist on Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 am. Their rehearsal will be on Wednesday, April 25 at 5:30 pm. Children attending Hispanic PREP will celebrate their First Eucharist on April 28 at 11:30 am. Their rehearsal will be April 25 at 7:00 pm.
Children attending St. Paul School will celebrate their First Eucharist on Saturday, May 5 at 9:30 am. Their rehearsal will be on Wednesday, May 2 at 5:30 pm. Children attending Tuesday PREP and Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart will celebrate First Eucharist Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 am. Their rehearsal will be Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 pm.
Children enrolled in Family Home Study may celebrate their First Eucharist either Saturday, April 28 at 9:30 am or Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 am. Please notify the Office of Religious Education with your preference. Please have your child attend the corresponding rehearsal.
Confirmation will be celebrated Saturday, April 14, 2018. We have two celebrations scheduled. Candidates are assigned to their celebration by their class. All candidates must attend their assigned rehearsal and bring either their sponsor or a parent/guardian with them. All candidates and sponsors must arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time of their celebration.
Celebration @ 9:30 am
Family Home Study, Hispanic PREP, Princeton Academy, St. Paul School, Stuart Country Day
Rehearsal on Monday, April 9 at 7:00 pm
Celebration @ 12:00 pm
Summer Academy, Sunday PREP, Tuesday PREP
Rehearsal on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm
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Our parish will welcome Frank Kelly for a healing service on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:00 pm in the church. Frank will give his personal testimony and describe how the Lord intervened in his life and commanded him with the commission, "Francis, go and instruct." Frank offers his gift of personal prayer which is powerfully accentuated by his gifts of discerning word of knowledge and healing, as he points all to Heaven our eternal home. The evening will begin with the celebration of Mass. For more information: https://frankkelly.org/about/
You are cordially invited to attend St. Paul Parish annual St. Patrick's Day Mass on Sunday, March 11 at 1:00 pm. A Light Luncheon Reception immediately following in Spiritual Center featuring Irish music. For more information: 609 924-1743.
All children preparing for First Eucharist are asked to attend a retreat on Saturday, March 3 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Each child should be accompanied by one parent/guardian.. We will begin the day with a prayer service in the Church. It will be followed by a liturgical "show and tell", and "taste and see" with unconsecrated hosts. We will then move to the school cafeteria, where children will pick-up their materials for the day and banners.
Parents will attend their own session where we will answer all of your questions about First Eucharist and logistics for the celebration.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Are you looking for a way to bring more meaning into your life? Or maybe you've been yearning to share the bounty that has come into your world. Perhaps you long to lead a more Christ-like life. Then check out St. Vincent de Paul Society. The volunteers for Saint Vincent receive pleas from our neighbors for help with basic human needs like food, shelter, medicine, utilities and so on. Their call for help dispatches a team of volunteers who visit with the family to get a solid understanding of the situation and the conditions which may have led to the request. When these requests go beyond SVdP's abilities to respond, the team may refer neighbors to other more appropriate helping agencies. The society provides training, coaching and guidance to all of its volunteers. No related past experience is necessary just a desire to serve the less fortunate among us. As the Lord said "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
An opportunity to learn about the mission, means and rewards that you'll derive from this important work will be held on Feb, 24 @ St Paul's Parish Center in the St. Timothy room, 1:00 to 2:15 PM. All are welcome, bring a friend if they are motivated to help our needy neighbors.
Our monthly 24-Hour Adoration in the St. Paul's Mercy Chapel has begun to really take root in our parish. This past month's adoration, held on the first Thursday of February for those who hold political office, had at least one adorer or more per Holy Hour, with multiple hours having 2-3 adorers signed up to adore our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. The next 24-Hour Adoration period will be held on the first Thursday-Friday, March 1-2. The prayer intention for this adoration period will be for vocational discernment. Regardless of our stage in life, God is always calling us. C.S Lewis said, "God doesn't want something from us. He simply wants us." Vocational discernment might indeed lead to taking on a particular ministry or a deepening sense of the vocational path we have already chosen, but the most fundamental step that comes before any life choice is saying "yes" to God, and this in turn informs everything we do. It is fitting that the intention for our upcoming 24-hour adoration period lands in the middle of the Lenten season. When we remove some of the clutter in our lives, whether it be excessive use of technology, spending money on unnecessary things, or particular food groups, we are saying "yes" to God's invitation to become more present with us. Our parish invites you this Lent to spend some additional time with the Lord, and to prayerfully consider signing up for a Holy Hour. The hours for adoration are from 8:45 am Thursday (starting with a Eucharistic procession after the daily Mass in the main church) until 8:00 am Friday (ending with a Eucharistic procession from the Mercy Chapel to the main church). A paper sign-up sheet is located in the church vestibule, or sign-ups can be made online through emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our parish will celebrate the World Day of Sick on Saturday, February 10 with Mass at 10:00 am that will include the celebration of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and physical strength during an illness. All are welcome to attend this Mass as we pray in a special way for the sick of the parish and those who care for them. We particularly invite those in need of this special sacrament through physical, mental or spiritual illness. Please note that there will be no 8:15 AM Mass on the morning of February 10. For more information please contact the parish office.
Friday, February 9 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, in the Spiritual Center is Family Fun Night! A time for Families to gather together, playing games and cards and having some food and refreshments, all sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. This Saturday's theme is Valentine's Day, so come share your love of fun! Contact Joe Bendas to RSVP and for info: 609-439-2708 or email@example.com.