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.
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.
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
Call the office to schedule an appointment for Confession.
Bishop Raica has extended the dispensation from obligation to attend Mass to Nov 22, 2020.
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.
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.