Child Care/Nursery Ministry


The Mission of the St Paul Nursery is to welcome the children of our community into a safe, positive, and fun church experience. Parents are able to attend Mass, giving them the opportunity for spiritual growth while also providing a caring and loving environment for their child.

When is the Nursery Offered?

Our hours of operation:
Sunday Nursery 9:45am – 11:15am to serve the 10:00am Masses

The Nursery will attempt to remain open during Holy Week and on major holidays. Should the nursery have to close for any reason, all efforts will be made to include the closure information in the Sunday bulletin prior to closing.

What ages?
The nursery is for children six months of age to five years old. Children six years of age and older are to attend Church services or Religious Education instruction.

Where is the Nursery?
The nursery is located in the pre-school classroom in the St Paul’s School of Princeton, adjacent to the church.

How is it Staffed? How do I volunteer?
Our Nursery Staff consists of paid caregivers and volunteers from this parish who all provide a safe and fun first church experience for our children. In order to keep our nursery program safe and in compliance with Diocese of Trenton policies on Child Protection Efforts/Safe Environment Screening and Training (SEST), all employees and adult nursery volunteers are required to complete an application for ministry (which permits the Diocese to run a criminal background check) and attend an SEST/Virtus Workshop. Please visit to find SEST compliance information. SEST/Virtus compliant adult caregivers supervise teen caregivers at all times.

What do I do to take my child to the Nursery?

  • Before Mass, take your child to the Nursery
  • Sign him/her in
  • Place a nametag on your child and on their belongings
  • Be sure a Staff Member knows that your child has arrived
  • Only the parent may pick up the child at the end of Mass.