Mass, Prayer, Reconciliation

Sunday Masses (in the Church)
Saturday: 5:00pm
Saturday: 6:30pm (Spanish)
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am

Daily Masses (in the Chapel)
Tuesday: 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am
Thursday: 8:30am
Friday: 8:30am

Adoration (in the Chapel)
Friday 9am to 1pm

Reconciliation (in the Church Confessional)
Saturday 4pm to 4:30pm

Rosary - 30 minutes before Mass


Remember a Priest Killed in the Line of Duty: The Annual Father James E. Coyle Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Steven J. Raica at the Cathedral of St. Paul on Thursday, August 8, 2024 at 10:00am followed by a reception and reflections on Father Coyle.  The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) will broadcast the Mass live worldwide.  See More information at www.fathercoyle.org.  "Father Coyle was a martyr to duty."

Thank you note from Ruth Southers and family: “The family of Scott Southers would like to thank Father Tom and Deacon Chuck for the beautiful Mass and funeral service. Also thanks to all who helped in any way with the wonderful meal at the reception. But most of all we want you to know how much it touched our hearts that St. Paul’s parishioners lifted us in your prayers during this most difficult time.”

St. Paul Catholic Church would like to start a grief care group. This is an important ministry that many of us need. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, or a valued friendship, grief is something that often needs the love and support of others. If you are interested in participating in a grief group one day a week, every other week, we would love to hear from you. The sign-up sheet is on the vestibule table. Once we learn who is interested, we will work with you to find a day and time that is best for everyone.

We need committed volunteers to help us with the 2024-2025 nursery, which will start on August 4.  Please consider signing up to help us with our littles ones who are a joy to watch! The sign-up sheet is on the vestibule table.

Join us in the Parish Hall on Sundays.

  • At 9:30am, we have a full breakfast on select Sundays and donuts and coffee the other days.
  • After the 10:30am Mass, we have some breakfast items for everyone to enjoy. If you would like to volunteer to help chaperone and clean the hall afterwards, please see the sign up sheet in the vestibule.

The Chapel is open Monday through Friday 9am - 1pm with Adoration on Friday.

If you would like to have Mass said in memory of or in honor of a loved one or a special intention, please call the office as early as possible.  Scheduling one month prior is best for availability.

If you would like to provide flowers in memory or honor of a loved one or for a special occasion, please contact the office or Jayne Higginbotham at 256-206-0266.


Adult Faith Enrichment Activities

RCIA:  If you are not Catholic and are interested in learning about the Catholic faith, this program is for you.  It is also for all Catholic adults who are not yet Confirmed.  For more information, contact Pam McCue at 256-603-8624 or rcia@stpaulathens.org or call the church office at 256-232-4191.

The St Paul contemplative prayer group, The Well of Hope, will meet on July 25.  We will be studying Christ’s humanity and divinity through a scriptural study of John Chapter 1.  In August we will resume weekly meetings and plan to study the Enneagram, as well as take a dive into St. Teresa of Avila’s book.  Supplemental material will be supplied.  Please join us at the Well at 6 PM in the Chapel.  Everyone is welcome.


Mission Statement

We, the Christian community of St. Paul, are committed to serving the Lord and His people through witnessing and stewardship of time, talent and treasure, and, rooted in the Word and Tradition, are focused on encountering Him in the Breaking of the Bread.


Saint Paul Church is the house of our Heavenly Father, a place of solace and grace, so please feel at home here. Whether you are a registered parishioner, new to our community, or a visitor--WELCOME!

Contact St. Paul Catholic Church

1900 US Highway 72 West, Athens AL, 35611

Office Phone: 256-232-4191

Email: secretary@stpaulathens.org

Emergency: 256-497-6598, 256-527-5858

Office Hours

The office is open Mon from 10am to 3pm and Tues through Fri from 9am to 3pm.


Parish App

Get the St. Paul Parish app to help keep informed and connected!  It can be installed on your smartphone to be accessible wherever you go.

It is free and easy to subscribe.  Click here for details.

Worship Aids

Our parish has purchased a subscription to FORMED.org, an incredible online gateway to Catholic material all in one place.  Enjoy a Bible study, MP3s, books, and movies.  Click here for the St. Paul link to register for FORMED. Alternatively, you may register at the website formed.org using the St. Paul access code NKBQBB.

Daily inspirational and devotional text messages are available for free signup. The messages are entitled '30 seconds with Jesus' and are sent once per day. To subscribe, start a new text message to 844-948-2009. In the message line type 30seconds. There is no space or period when entering 30seconds. You should receive a response if done correctly.

Help Needed!

St. Paul always needs nursery workers for our 10:30 AM Mass.  Please consider giving of your talents by helping with our little ones.  Please call Dana Wolfe 251-978-6759, if you have any questions.

If you are willing to consider being an usher, lector, or extraordinary minister, please contact the office.

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