Mass, Prayer, Reconciliation - Special Pandemic Schedule

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

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

Call the office to make an appointment.


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.

Online Giving


All Souls Day Mon Nov 2nd:  Mass at 9am in the Church. Bring in your pictures for the All Souls Altar which will remain up through November. You may bring your pictures to the Church office during the week or to Mass. Please place your information about the picture on the back so that it is identifiable. 

Blessing of the Graves Mon Nov 2nd, following the 9am Mass.  The sign-up sheet for the Blessing of the Graves is in the church  vestibule.  If you would like the grave of a loved one to be blessed, please sign up. 

October Server Schedule

November Server Schedule

Religious Education Update: 

Classes have begun for Confirmation (9th grade) and Pre-Confirmation (8th grade) and Maria Taylor's 1st Communion class (older students).  

Classes meet Sundays at Noon.

Oct 25:  1st Communion Class will meet by the Blessed Mother Grotto. Students should bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

8th Grade / Pre-Confirmation will meet every Sunday in the Parish Hall.

Confirmation Class A meets Oct 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6

Confirmation Class B meets Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the way that adults learn about and enter the Catholic Church.  Our RCIA program meets Wed at 6:30pm in the Parish Hall (the back room).  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.

Call the office to schedule an appointment for Confession.

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.

If you stay in your cars, Deacon

Dennis or Deacon Chuck will distribute communion under the hall canopy.

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

Collection baskets will be at the doors and by the canopy

Bishop Raica has extended the dispensation from obligation to attend Mass to Nov 22, 2020.

From the Diocese

Welcome to Bishop Raica, who was installed as the 5th Bishop of the Birmingham Diocese on June 23rd.

There is still a dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation.  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.

Dispensation from Mass through November 22, 2020

Dispensation from Mass from Bishop Raica June 24

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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