• St. Paul Parish Mission Statement

      We, the Catholic community of St. Paul, are building the kingdom of God through celebration of Sacraments, faith formation, support of one another, the sharing of gifts and Evangelization.

    • Holy Week Liturgy Schedule
      It that time of year again, Lent is ending and Holy Week is upon us.  Listed below is the schedule for liturgies during Holy Week.
       
      Thursday:     7:00pm Mass (bilingual)
      Friday:          3:00pm Passion Mime and Stations of the Cross
                            7:00pm Service (bilingual)
      Saturday:      8:00pm Vigil Mass (English)
      Sunday:         7:00am Sunrise Mass (with the mime resurrection)
                            8:30am Mass (English)
                          10:30am Mass (English)
                          12:30pm Mass (Spanish)
       

       
    • Letter of Pope Francis to Families
      Dear families,

      With this letter, I wish, as it were, to come into your homes to speak about an event which will take place at the Vatican this coming October. It is the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is being convened to discuss the theme of “pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization”. Indeed, in our day the Church is called to proclaim the Gospel by confronting the new and urgent pastoral needs facing the family.

      This important meeting will involve all the People of God – bishops, priests, consecrated men and women, and lay faithful of the particular Churches of the entire world – all of whom are actively participating in preparations for the meeting through practical suggestions and the crucial support of prayer. Such support on your part, dear families, is especially significant and more necessary than ever. This Synodal Assembly is dedicated in a special way to you, to your vocation and mission in the Church and in society; to the challenges of marriage, of family life, of the education of children; and the role of the family in the life of the Church. I ask you, therefore, to pray intensely to the Holy Spirit, so that the Spirit may illumine the Synodal Fathers and guide them in their important task. As you know, this Extraordinary Synodal Assembly will be followed a year later by the Ordinary Assembly, which will also have the family as its theme. In that context, there will also be the World Meeting of Families due to take place in Philadelphia in September 2015. May we all, then, pray together so that through these events the Church will undertake a true journey of discernment and adopt the necessary pastoral means to help families face their present challenges with the light and strength that comes from the Gospel.

      I am writing this letter to you on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple. The evangelist Luke tells us that the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph, in keeping with the Law of Moses, took the Baby Jesus to the temple to offer him to the Lord, and that an elderly man and woman, Simeon and Anna, moved by the Holy Spirit, went to meet them and acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah (cf. Lk 2:22-38). Simeon took him in his arms and thanked God that he had finally “seen” salvation. Anna, despite her advanced age, found new vigour and began to speak to everyone about the Baby. It is a beautiful image: two young parents and two elderly people, brought together by Jesus. He is the one who brings together and unites generations! He is the inexhaustible font of that love which overcomes every occasion of self-absorption, solitude, and sadness. In your journey as a family, you share so many beautiful moments: meals, rest, housework, leisure, prayer, trips and pilgrimages, and times of mutual support… Nevertheless, if there is no love then there is no joy, and authentic love comes to us from Jesus. He offers us his word, which illuminates our path; he gives us the Bread of life which sustains us on our journey.

      Dear families, your prayer for the Synod of Bishops will be a precious treasure which enriches the Church. I thank you, and I ask you to pray also for me, so that I may serve the People of God in truth and in love. May the protection of the Blessed Mother and Saint Joseph always accompany all of you and help you to walk united in love and in caring for one another. I willingly invoke on every family the blessing of the Lord.
       
      From the Vatican, 2 February 2014
      Feast of the Presentation of the Lord ~Francis

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      Queridas familias:

      Me presento a la puerta de su casa para hablarles de un acontecimiento que, como ya saben, tendrá lugar el próximo mes de octubre en el Vaticano. Se trata de la Asamblea general extraordinaria del Sínodo de los Obispos, convocada para tratar el tema “Los retos pastorales de la familia en el contexto de la evangelización”. Pues la Iglesia hoy está llamada a anunciar el Evangelio afrontando también las nuevas emergencias pastorales relacionadas con la familia.

      Este señalado encuentro es importante para todo el Pueblo de Dios, Obispos, sacerdotes, personas consagradas y fieles laicos de las Iglesias particulares del mundo entero, que participan activamente en su preparación con propuestas concretas y con la ayuda indispensable de la oración. El apoyo de la oración es necesario e importante especialmente de parte de ustedes, queridas familias. Esta Asamblea sinodal está dedicada de modo especial a ustedes, a su vocación y misión en la Iglesia y en la sociedad, a los problemas de los matrimonios, de la vida familiar, de la educación de los hijos, y a la tarea de las familias en la misión de la Iglesia. Por tanto, les pido que invoquen con insistencia al Espíritu Santo, para que ilumine a los Padres sinodales y los guíe en su grave responsabilidad. Como saben, a esta Asamblea sinodal extraordinaria seguirá un año después la Asamblea ordinaria, que tratará el mismo tema de la familia. Y, en ese contexto, en septiembre de 2015, tendrá lugar el Encuentro Mundial de las Familias en Filadelfia. Así pues, oremos todos juntos para que, mediante estas iniciativas, la Iglesia realice un auténtico camino de discernimiento y adopte los medios pastorales adecuados para ayudar a las familias a afrontar los retos actuales con la luz y la fuerza que vienen del Evangelio.

      Les escribo esta carta el día en que se celebra la fiesta de la Presentación de Jesús en el templo. En el Evangelio de Lucas vemos que la Virgen y San José, según la Ley de Moisés, llevaron al Niño al templo para ofrecérselo al Señor, y dos ancianos, Simeón y Ana, impulsados por el Espíritu Santo, fueron a su encuentro y reconocieron en Jesús al Mesías (cf. Lc 2,22-38). Simeón lo tomó en brazos y dio gracias a Dios porque finalmente había “visto” la salvación; Ana, a pesar de su avanzada edad, cobró nuevas fuerzas y se puso a hablar a todos del Niño. Es una hermosa estampa: dos jóvenes padres y dos personas ancianas, reunidas por Jesús. ¡Realmente Jesús hace que generaciones diferentes se encuentren y se unan! Él es la fuente inagotable de ese amor que vence todo egoísmo, toda soledad, toda tristeza. En su camino familiar, ustedes comparten tantos momentos inolvidables: las comidas, el descanso, las tareas de la casa, la diversión, la oración, las excursiones y peregrinaciones, la solidaridad con los necesitados… Sin embargo, si falta el amor, falta la alegría, y el amor auténtico nos lo da Jesús: Él nos ofrece su Palabra, que ilumina nuestro camino; nos da el Pan de vida, que nos sostiene en las fatigas de cada día.

      Queridas familias, su oración por el Sínodo de los Obispos será un precioso tesoro que enriquecerá a la Iglesia. Se lo agradezco, y les pido que recen también por mí, para que pueda servir al Pueblo de Dios en la verdad y en la caridad. Que la protección de la Bienaventurada Virgen María y de San José les acompañe siempre y les ayude a caminar unidos en el amor y en el servicio mutuo. Invoco de corazón sobre cada familia la bendición del Señor.

      Vaticano, 2 de febrero de 2014
      Fiesta de la Presentación del Señor  ~Francisco
       
       
    • 3rd Annual Basketball Tournament
      St. Paul parish fair committee is having their third annual basketball tournament to help raise funds for the parish fair.  They need everyone's support to make this a huge success.  The tournament is April 26-27, 2014 and there are a number of areas you can volunteer your time and talents.  Please sign-up at the link below.
       
    • Mass Time Changes

      Change is good!  With that being said starting March 9, 2014, Mass times for Sunday's will change.

      9:00am Mass moves to 8:30am
      11:00am Mass moves to 10:30am
      12:30pm Mass remains the same

       

      In addition to the time changes beginning in March we will be adding a second 5:00pm Youth Mass per month.   Youth Masses will be on the first and third Sunday of the month.

    • Women's Retreat
      The women's retreat is right around the corner.  We would love to have you join us.  For more information follow the link below.
       
    • Parish Stewardship

      If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.
       - 1 John 3: 17-18
       
    • Weekly Bulletin

      Click on the bulletin above to see the weekly bulletin
    • Online Forms
      Listed below are our current online forms.  This section will be updated as new forms are added or deleted.


      Click on the form you are requesting and you will be taken there:
       
    • First Friday Adoration
      Adoration will begin following the Noon Mass on Friday, May 2nd until 1:30pm on Saturday, May 3rd.  If you are unable to cover your adoration time please contact the front office.  The Blessed Sacrament should never be left alone.  For security reasons, the doors are locked from 8:00pm to 8:00am.  Please knock at the Chapel door during these times.
    • Prayer for Our Troops
      Almighty and eternal God, those who take refuge in you will be glad and forever will shout for joy. Protect our troops as they discharge their duties. Protect them with the shield of your strength and keep them safe from all evil and harm. May the power of your love enable them to return home in safety, that with all who love them, they may ever praise you for your loving care. We ask this through Christ our Lord.