Mass, Prayer, Reconciliation - Special Pandemic Schedule

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

Daily Masses
Tuesday: 5:30pm in the Chapel
Wednesday: 5:30pm in the Chapel (Spanish)
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 now open Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm.


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

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.


May Server Schedule

June Server Schedule

Help Wanted! Position vacancies for ushers, lectors, and eucharistic ministers. Call the church office at 256-232-4191 or email [email protected]   

Religious Education Information:

8th grade RE students will meet for one more class on May 16th at 11:45-1:00 pm in the RE Building.  All students should bring completed homework assignments. Attendance and completed work is required for the student to graduate into the Confirmation class next year.

2nd grade First Communion Classes will resume for one more class on May 16th. It will be from 12:00-1:30. Students should bring completed workbooks and be prepared to recite prayers. 

Mrs. Taylor's First Communion Classes will meet May 16th and May 23rd.  Information will also be emailed and found on the website.

*Change to First Communion Schedule:  First Communion Mass will now be held during the 10:30 am mass on June 13th, June 20th, and June 27th.  When parents bring their child on May 16th for class, they will need to specify if they will attend the 20th or 27th. The June 13th mass is filled and no longer available.

All other RE classes are still suspended until further notice due to the progression of COVID-19.  Parents, please watch for communications to keep Confirmation and Communion on track for our youth.

Easter Season Small Group Faith Community Offering “Lectio Prayer":

This carefully crafted series from on finding intimacy with God through Scripture and Tradition will be the focus of the small groups for six Thursdays starting April 15, 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.  You will need the use of a computer and web access to participate.  We will provide help in accessing and Zoom.  For more information, contact the office or e-mail Lori at [email protected].    

Bishop Raica has extended the dispensation to assist with Mass through Pentecost. 

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.

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.

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.

From the Diocese

There is still a dispensation from the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation through Pentecost.  Restrictions are beginning to ease, and the environment is much safer.  If you're comfortable being out in the world, come back to church!  We are providing a safe environment to worship.

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


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