Parish News

Summer Academy begins on Monday, July 23 at 9:00 am.

On the first day, Monday, July 23, parents are asked to bring their child(ren) to the School Gym. We will begin our day with prayer and a brief orientation. Children will meet and be dismissed from the gym with their catechist to their meeting place. Parents/Guardians are asked to remain in the gym until 9:30 am for orientation.

For the remaining days of Summer Academy, children in Grades 1, 3 and 4 are to be dropped off at the parish school. Children in Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 grades are to be dropped off at the Spiritual Center. Students will be picked up from the building that they have classes. However, on Wednesdays and Fridays, we ask that all children be picked up at the school, due to the 12:10 pm Mass.

Please be attentive and courteous while operating your vehicle in the parish parking lot as you drop-off and pick-up your child(ren).

Children will be given a daily snack break. We ask that you pack them something for each day. Please avoid sticky drinks, and plan on sending water.

Because this is an intensive program there is an expectation that the children will be in attendance every day and on time. If there is an emergency please contact the Office of Religious Education to make arrangements.

During the two-week program, all of our children will be participating in singing lessons with the director of our children's choir. Families are invited to join us on Friday, August 3, as we conclude Summer Academy at 12:10 pm Mass. Children will be dismissed from the church at approximately 1:00 pm. The children will be participating in this liturgy and singing the songs that they have learned.

The Parish Children's Choir is welcoming new members for the 2018-2019 year. The choir consists of 50-60 boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 and meets in our church choir loft to rehearse every Monday night from 5:45 to 7:00 pm. The choir sings monthly for the 10:00 am Masses and also serves the parish by singing for other Masses and events as called upon. If you can't make it to every single rehearsal and every single Mass, that's ok. We understand homework, various obligations that arise, and visits to Grandma's! To read about the choir, to view the calendar....and to sign up, click here. For further information contact Children's Choir Directors: Carole Moore at: or Lauren Allen at

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

Please email Kait with any questions:

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:

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