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


September Server Schedule

Catholic Charities: Pledge Sunday is September 24.  Help us meet our parish goal for the 2024 Catholic Charities and Communities annual appeal.  Bring your pledge card to any Mass on Pledge Sunday weekend, September 23/24 or go online to make your pledge now.  Be sure you select St. Paul, Athens from the drop-down list.  Any amount you can provide will be appreciated, particularly those right here in our community who need your help.  If you don't have a pledge card, there will be some available on the table in the vestibule.

RCIA classes begin Sep 13th!  If you are not Catholic but would like to learn more about the faith and perhaps become Catholic, these classes are for you.  POC is Pam McCue, [email protected], (256-603-8624).

The Yard Sale is near!  Our annual Parish Yard Sale will be Saturday, October 7.  It's time to identify donations during your end-of-summer cleaning.  We'll collect donations October 2-5.  We also need volunteers to assist October 2-7.  It's a fun event and beneficial to the community and our parish.  POC is Pam McCue.

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.

Pri-K 4 Information

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.

Help Needed!

Help Needed for the Confirmation Class: We need adults as table leaders who will monitor and mentor Confirmation students as they discuss important aspects of our faith.  Class will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:00pm.  This is a critical time for our youth.  God bless you for supporting them!

St. Paul is recruiting nursery workers for our 10:30 AM Mass.  Please consider giving of your talents by helping with our little ones.  A sign-up sheet is available in the vestibule.  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.

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.  Classes will begin September 13.  For more information, contact Pam McCue at 256-603-8624 or [email protected] or call the church office at 256-232-4191.

Adult Faith Enrichment:  Join us in the Parish Hall on Thursdays at 10:00am or 6:30pm as we explore the readings for the upcoming Sunday.

St. Paul's Thursday Evening Contemplative Prayer Group will start a new book on Sept 7 at 6:30 PM in the Church Sacristy: Falling Upward, A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Father Richard Rohr.  Come join us for spiritual companioning, heartfelt discussion, and quiet contemplative prayer at the close of each evening.  Contact Dana Wolfe for information.


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: [email protected]

Emergency: 256-278-5234, 256-420-2296

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.

From the Diocese

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.


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