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.
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.
Help Wanted! Position vacancies for ushers, lectors, and eucharistic ministers. Call the church office at 256-232-4191 or email [email protected]
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.
Easter Season Small Group Faith Community Offering “Lectio Prayer":
This carefully crafted series from Formed.org 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 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. You will need the use of a computer and web access to participate. We will provide help in accessing Formed.org 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.
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 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.