Mass, Prayer, Reconciliation - Special Pandemic Schedule

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

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

Tuesday: 8:00am in the Chapel
Thursday: 8:00am in the Chapel
Friday: 8:00am 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.

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Beginning August 15, the Saturday Vigil Mass will be in the Church.

Saturday Vigil:  5:00pm in the Church 

Sunday:  8:30am in the Church

See Fr Tom's Instructions for Mass (July 2020)

Instructions for Sunday Mass    Espanol

If you prefer, you can listen to the Mass in the parking lot over FM radio and receive Communion outside.

There is currently no set time for Confession.  Just call the office to schedule an appointment.

From the Diocese

Bishop Raica will preside over a Mass for Fr Coyle on Tuesday, August 11th.  See Details.

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 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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