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!
1900 US Highway 72 West, Athens AL, 35611
Office Phone: 256-232-4191
Email: [email protected]
Emergency: 256-278-5234, 256-420-2296
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.
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.
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 https://knightsinfo.wordpress.com/ 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 Formed.org on the Eucharist will be the focus of the small groups on Thursdays during Lent starting February 25, 2021. The Formed.org 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.
Reconciliation is 4pm-4:30pm in the Chapel Sacristy, or call the office to schedule an appointment.
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.
Our parish has purchased a subscription to FORMED.org, 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 formed.org using the St. Paul access code NKBQBB.