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  • the church is opening for business

       It’s perfectly understandable that some Catholics were perplexed by the closing of churches in a time of crisis. Why, when the need for religion’s consolations was most acute, were the sacraments kept from us? Oh, but they’ve always been right here; just not the way we’re accustomed to receiving them. I’m not talking about Mass on TV or YouTube, as helpful as those are for many. I’m talking about the sacramental encounters beyond the big Seven, the daily sacraments that the official Seven are intended to magnify for us.
        Specifically, in this season of physical distancing, we can still do this: Bless with water. Admit our faults and seek forgiveness. Confirm each other’s faith. Make commitments to spouse and family. Call each other to active service. Care for the sick. Share life-giving food and drink. These gracious activities are not lost during weeks when assemblies can’t gather and priests can’t physically stand in front of us and lead.
        The world remains in need of sanctification, by means of our prayers and petitions. The Body of Christ is still blessed, broken and shared in the many creative, tender, surprising ways we receive each other when the usual ways are impossible. All the Eucharists we’ve ever shared are meant to prepare us for the moment of challenge. The church is always open, wherever you and I are.
    —Alice Camille, Catholic theologian and writer
     

  • Pictures from First Mass in Reopening Cycle

  • corpus Christi 2020

  • Get ZOOMing

    Beginning first week in June, the folloeing virtual meetings will start:
     
    Book Club, Tuesdays 10-11:15am 
     “The Grace of Les Miserables"
    by Matt Rawle
    to join, contact Deacon Carl carlloc@yahoo.com
     
    Sunday Scripture Sudy,
    Wednesdays 10-11am
    to join, contact Lourdes Eyer lourdeseyer@yahoo.com
     
  • Food Pantry

    We want you to know that the food pantry is available to help you during these challenging times. All you need do is call the office at 361-3107, and leave your first name and telephone number. Deb will then make arrangements for you to safely pick up groceries. 

    In the alternative, if you have not been hit financially by this crisis and would like to help, non-perishable pantry items can be left on the cart in between the doors to Deacon John Hall between noon-3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Suggested items include: Tuna, canned chicken, mayo        Red sauce, pasta, rice, Peanut butter, jelly, crackers, canned/dried fruit, fruit bowls        Pancake mix, syrup, juice, soup, beans, coffee, tea, oatmeal and other cereals        Mac & cheese, granola bars. If it’s more convenient for you, grocery store gift cards or checks made payable to St. Paul's Food Pantry are also welcome.  Thank you.
     
     

  • St. Paul's Mission

    St. Paul's strives to be a community of Christians, in the Roman Catholic tradition, responding to the call of Jesus under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, providing mutual assistance in Christian life, witness, service and worship and promoting the Reign of God as proclaimed in the Scriptures:

    • to Act with justice
    • to Love tenderly
    • to Serve one another
    • to Walk humbly with God