Immaculate Conception: Friday, Dec 8, is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be at 8:30am and 7:00pm (Bilingual).
Christmas: Monday, Dec 25, is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass schedule is as follows.
St. Paul Catholic School would like your help in choosing a mascot for our school. We have three containers on the table in the vestibule. Each container has a name on it: Panther, Adventurer or Mustang. Make a vote by dropping a dollar (or other sum of money) in the jar. The jar with the most money, wins the vote. All proceeds will be donated to St. Paul Pre-K 4 program. Thank you so much for your participation in this endeavor.
If you would like to dedicate a Christmas flower (Poinsettia) in memory or in honor of a loved one for Christmas, please submit names to the parish office by Dec 18. You may call, email, or turn in your intention envelope.
The Advent Penance Service will be Wednesday, Dec 13, at 6:30pm.
Red Cross Adult and Pediatric AED/First Aid/CPR training will be provided at the church on Saturday, Dec 2, and Saturday, Dec 9, from 9:00am to 1:00pm. The cost per person will only be the cost of the certificate - $35. Payment is not due until the day of the training. The sign-up sheet for the training is on the table in the vestibule. We encourage at least one person from each mass to participate in the event of an emergency. Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.
St. Paul nursery is a great place for children to start their spiritual journey. In the nursery, children play, listen to bible stories, and learn to sing bible songs. Children are never too young to learn the love of God. We encourage ALL parents who have children under the age of 5 to please drop their children off at the St. Paul nursery before the 10:30am mass. The nursery is located in the back of the Hall in a safe and fun environment. Infants and toddlers are welcome!
Congratulations to Chloe Ruble on signing with the UAB golf team!
The Christmas Youth Party will be December 13, 2023 at 5:30pm in the Church Hall for youth ages 14 and up! Come join us for a fun time and kick start our Youth Group!
If you have not been using contribution envelopes but would like to receive them for 2024, please contact the office. We're reviewing the envelopes to reduce paper since many people now use electronic giving. Thank you always for your contributions!
Join us in the Parish Hall on Sundays beginning at 9:30am. We have a full breakfast on select Sundays and donuts and coffee the other days.
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.Call the office if you want 2023 Church contribution envelopes.
Our parish depends on your support… Please prayerfully consider your financial support. Are you giving at a level that is appropriate for you? Could you include St. Paul parish as a beneficiary in your will? Could you support the parish with your talents? May God richly bless you.
St. Paul Parish is now actively establishing a Pre-K 4 program and hiring an early childhood education teacher and instructional aide. Interested applicants should contact the parish office. Enrollment is now open for students in the halfday Pre-K 4 program.
The Pre-K 4 class is designed to foster social and spiritual growth, as well as provide a solid academic foundation based on standards-based curriculum. The preschool will register students on August 21 at 6 PM in the Parish Hall. St. Paul members will receive a 25% discount on registration fees and a 10% discount on monthly tuition, while Limestone County residents will enjoy a 25% discount on the registration fee. For those interested in enrolling their child, the application for enrollment can be obtained from the St. Paul Church Office, St. Paul Church Vestibule, or by contacting Dana Wolfe, who can also provide the application via email. Mrs. Wolfe can be reached at 251-978-6759 for application questions or enrollment information. Discounted enrollment fee and student vaccine card (blue card) will be due on August 21 at registration. The first day of “school” will be Tuesday, September 5.
We are also collecting donations to help stock the Preschool classroom. A donation list can be found in the vestibule. All donations can be deposited in the preschool donation box, or dropped by the St. Paul office. Tax receipts for donations will be written upon request.
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.
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. Classes began September 13, but it's not too late to get started. For more information, contact Pam McCue at 256-603-8624 or [email protected] or call the church office at 256-232-4191.
The 6:00 PM Thursday evening prayer group (The Well of Hope) will not meet the month of December. We will start back with the contemplative prayer and book study on Thursday, January 4th. If you need special prayer with a contemplative during this special Season, please contact Dana Wolfe or Lori Wilson. Thank you and may God bless you and your family.
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!
1900 US Highway 72 West, Athens AL, 35611
Office Phone: 256-232-4191
Email: [email protected]
Emergency: 256-278-5234, 256-420-2296
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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.