Announcements

  • Important Parish Announcements: 
    • We will have Daily Mass with Fr John Wilson on Mon Jan 20th and Tues Jan 21st at 8:30am.
    • Religious Education classes resume on Jan 26th after the break on Jan 19th for the Martin Luther King Jr holiday.  No change in the Youth Group or RCIA schedule.
    • There will be a 2nd collection on Jan 25-26 for the Missions in Latin America.
    • Exciting news!  St. Paul's is planning to build a Columbarium, a place for the blessed storage of urns that hold a deceased's cremated remains.  We need your support to make this happen.  There will be a sign-up sheet in the vestibule in the near future.  Please sign up if you would be interested in a niche in the Columbarium, now or in the future.  Also, please prayerfully consider donating for this parish project.
    • There has been another round of scam (phishing) emails. If you receive a suspicious email, please call the office.
  • Administrative Announcements:
    • See our 2018 Parish Financial Statement.
    • Please pick up your 2020 contribution envelopes in the vestibule as soon as possible.   Contribution envelope aid us as we support church activities, reminding us of Liturgical events and needs.  If you don't have envelopes but would like them, contact the office.  Also if you have envelopes but don't want them, let us know and we won't prepare them next year.
  • Activities at St. Paul:
    • Support LCCI Food Bank with: rice, canned tomatoes, dry beans, toothpaste
    • Divine Mercy Gift Shop open after 5:00pm Mass, between 8:30am and 11:15am Masses.
    • Join Small Group and Faith Enrichment meetings, 9:40am Sun, 6:30pm Tues, 5:30pm Thurs, and others as announced. For more info, email [email protected] or call Deacon Dennis Kobs 256-232-1426. See Flyer.
    • Are you willing to assist at Mass? We need Extraordinary Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Sacristans, Altar Servers. Contact the office to help.  We will train you, and you can set your schedule.  God will bless you.
    • Would you like to have Mass said in memory of or in honor of a loved one or special intention?  Just call the office. Schedule at least a month in advance if you have a specific date in mind.  It's customary to offer a $10 stipend, but not necessary.
  • Activities in the Area:
    • Centering Prayer Introductory Retreat:   An introduction to Centering Prayer retreat will be held at the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in Cullman January 24-26, 2020. Private rooms and the ability to maintain silence are required. The cost for the weekend is $255/person; lodging, meals, and linens are included. For registration information and other details, please contact the Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center at (256) 734-8302 or by e-mail at [email protected] 
    • The Census is taking applications right now for various temporary jobs. They offer great, weekly pay, flexible hours, and paid  training. Apply online at 2020census.gov/jobs or call Kim Johnson for more information at 256-527-5192.
    • Volunteers in Tax Assistance (VITA) and our local RSVP charity offer to prepare taxes at no cost for the elderly and those who have a low income.  You can find this service at the Methodist Youth Center, 203 N Jefferson Street, Athens. Hours in February are 9am to 4pm Mon, Tues, Thurs.