SEEKING A HEAD ELF

Are you creative? And do you have some free time during Advent and Lent? If so, you might want to consider becoming the coordinator of the Art & Environment Ministry, which is primarily responsible for the beautification of the church during Christmas and Easter.

There are photos from previous years to inspire, and many elves typically heed the call for help on decorating and undecorating days. But a head elf is needed to plan and organize beforehand.

Call the office for a no-obligation chat to learn more.

CHURCH BUILDING CLOSED JULY 26-30

The church, chapel, office, hall, kitchen and classrooms will be closed Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30. During that time a deep cleaning and sanitizing will be performed, including stripping of floors.

Voicemail and email will be checked for emergencies. Mass schedules will not be interrupted either weekend.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION RE-REGISTRATION

Because of a scheduling conflict, RELIGIOUS EDUCATION RE-REGISTRATION HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK A WEEK. Currently enrolled children will now be re-registered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3, and Wednesday, August 4.

If these dates are not do-able or for children who have not yet participated here but are either entering first grade or relocating from another parish, please contact Jessica Carpino, religious education coordinator, at 361-5816.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

A few well-chosen words – and a picture – speak volumes. Periodically posted in this space will be graphics that hope to inspire change – or at  least consideration and conversation.

A CALL TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

The members of the Parish Council of Saint Paul’s offer our thoughts and prayers to our church community and for the world at large. May you daily feel the peace of God.
We are continuing to share recommended resources for insight into the current issues of social justice from a Biblical/Church perspective.

And so we invite you to prayerfully consider:

Climate Change is Also a Spiritual Crisis

Millions of renters owe billions of dollars. Sisters nationwide are doing what they can.

Pope appoints new secretary of child protection commission

U.S. bishops respond to Interior Department’s investigation of Native American boarding schools

Sr. Anita Baird addresses the morality of voter rights at a Georgetown University forum

A burial site for Indigenous children was found in Canada. Could it happen here?

Act locally to break the chains of human trafficking

Prayer service recalls the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

The killing of George Floyd and the verdict are a wake-up call for America

Pope Francis’ “Vos Estis” expires in one year. How effective has it been?

“Indigenous people’s lives depend on their lands, but threats are growing worldwide”

“I am a Philipina American, and racism makes me afraid …”

National Catholic Reporter Editorial regarding hate crimes against Asian Americans

“A ‘small start”: Catholic leaders react to the Derek Chauvin conviction

Bishops Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans

The Sorrowful Mystery of Racism

Cardinal Gregory: “Healing of America’s Soul” needed for racial harmony

“Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales”

Catholic Anti-Racism Project

Panel: Social justice is essential to Black Catholics’ Faith

“A Pledge to Rescue Our Youth,” by Maya Angelou

Catholic Social Thought and Racial Solidarity

Cardinal Gregory on the ‘Today’ show

“Isn’t 400 Years Enough?”

Bishops reauthorize anti-racism committee

Church and country need a reckoning on race

CST 101

How to be anti-racist at work

Practical steps to eradicate racism

Bishop Zubik tells Pittsburgh Catholics he cannot tell them how to vote

Voting Catholic: Racial Justice

To fight Racism, Catholics must hunger for justice like we do for the Eucharist

Environment, other issues beyond abortion are critical in voting, bishop says

Open Wide Our Hearts

Racial Justice – A Long-Time Concern

click​ here – Tips for Navigating Conversations about Current Issues 

YouTube video on Catholic Social Teaching

National Reconciliation

MASSES LIVE-STREAMED

The 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday and 10 a.m.  Mass on Sunday are now live-streamed.
Here’s the link:

https://www.twitch.tv/10915spmb

However, we need to train a few more volunteers in the art of streaming. The more people to rotate into a schedule, the easier it will be to ensure its continuation without over-burdening one or two people.
The setup is simple and does not require more than a few minutes of training – and no professional background is necessary!
Interested? Let Deb in the office know at 361-3107.