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.


Alleluia, Christ is Risen!
Happy Easter! 

Holy Saturday:  8:00pm Easter Vigil Mass (Bilingual)

Easter Sunday:  8:30am Easter Mass, 10:30am Easter Mass

Religious Education Confirmation Class has resumed meeting.

“A” Class Sun 12:00-1:00pm,  “B” Class Sun 1:30-2:30pm.

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.  Please register by Sunday, April 11, 2021 on the sheet in the back of Church or by e-mailing Lori at [email protected].  We will need you name(s), e-mail address, phone number and your time preference.  You will need the use of a computer and web access to participate.  We will provide help in accessing and Zoom.  If there is interest, we will have a small morning gathering in the church hall.  Email Lori, or leave a message with the office and we will get back to you.

Holy Week Server Schedule

April Server Schedule

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.

Religious Education Information:  All RE classes will be suspended in December and January due to the progression of COVID-19.  We will continue with homework assignments during this time.  Parents, please watch for communications to keep Confirmation and Communion on track for our youth.

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.

We want everyone to be safe at Mass!  To protect yourself and others, please wear your face coverings and keep a 6’ distance inside the church.

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.

Collection baskets will be at the doors and by the 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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