Mass, Prayer, Reconciliation - Special Pandemic Schedule

Sunday Masses
Saturday: 5:00pm in the Church
Sunday: 8:30am, 10:30am (bilingual) in the Church

Ash Wednesday: 5pm

Daily Masses
Tuesday: 8:30am in the Chapel
Thursday: 8:30am in the Chapel
Friday: 8:30am in the Chapel

Saturday 4pm to 4:30pm in the Chapel Sacristy


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 currently closed to the public.

All office visits are by appointment only.


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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February Server Schedule

Religious Education Confirmation Class has resumed meeting.

“A” Class will meet Sundays 12:00-1:00pm.

“B” Class will meet Sundays 1:30-2:30pm.

Lenten Activities

Stations of the Cross  Fri 5:30pm in the church

Takeout Fish Dinner  Fridays after Stations of the Cross. The cost per plate is $5. Plates must be preordered.  You can reserve your plate on their website at  or see a Knight.

Lenten Penance Service  Wed Mar 24 6:00pm.  Penance service will be similar to Advent Penance service, with confession in the church, chapel, or hall.

Lenten Small Faith Community Offering “The Presence”   This beautiful and faith enriching series from on the Eucharist will be the focus of the small groups on Thursdays during Lent starting February 25, 2021. The videos will be viewed independently by the participants and the groups will gather virtually to discuss the content on Zoom, Thursdays at 10:00 AM or 7:00 PM.  There is no cost to participate as all the materials can be found online.  If you need assistance, email Lori ([email protected]) or leave a message with the Church office and we will get back with you.

Remember during Lent:   Abstinence from meat (ages 14 onward) is obligatory all Fridays of Lent.  Fasting (ages 18-59 included) as well as abstinence are obligatory on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

Bishop Raica has extended the dispensation to assist with Mass through March 14, 2021.

See Announcements Tab for information on Community activities.

The Parish Council began a new term on Dec 1st with new members.  Also, a new Building and Planning Committee has been formed.  Thanks to all for your support of these parish committees. See Parish Council.  See Building and Planning Committee.

Religious Education Information:  All RE classes will be suspended in December and January due to the progression of COVID-19.  We will continue with homework assignments during this time.  Parents, please watch for communications to keep Confirmation and Communion on track for our youth.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the way that adults learn about and enter the Catholic Church.  This program is for you if you are at least 18 years old and you are not Catholic but are interested in the Catholic faith.  Please contact the office to register.

Reconciliation is 4pm-4:30pm in the Chapel Sacristy, or call the office to schedule an appointment.

We want everyone to be safe at Mass!  To protect yourself and others, please wear your face coverings and keep a 6’ distance inside the church.

Mass can be heard from your vehicle radio on 98.5 FM.

If you stay in your cars, Deacon Dennis or Deacon Chuck will distribute communion under the hall canopy.

Collection baskets will be at the doors and by the canopy

From the Diocese

There is still a dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation through March 14th.

Those individuals who have a fever and/or feel sick, are in a high-risk group (e.g., immuno-compromised or having another serious underlying health condition), are of a more advanced age, or who live with someone in one of these categories, are urged to avail themselves of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass.

Bishop Raica Calls for Peace January 8. 2021

Dispensation from Mass through March 14, 2021

Dispensation from Mass through January 10, 2021

Safety Reminder from Bishop Raica July 2     Espanol

Link to Diocese Website

Worship Aids

Our parish has purchased a subscription to, 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 using the St. Paul access code NKBQBB.


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