We are pleased to announce the launching of a very special campaign effort for the benefit of St. Paul Catholic Church. It's entitled the "Our Dream Continues - In Service to All Campaign" and has as its aim, raising the funds required to pay off our debt on the Religious Education Center and to support the Diocesan ONE Campaign
Our Minimum Goal is $600,000 which will enable us to pay off half of our existing Religious Education Center debt and to support the Diocesan ONE Campaign. A Miracle Goal of $1,000,000 has also been set which, if met, will enable us to almost completely pay off our debt
The campaign officially commenced with a special "Kick-Off Celebration" on Sunday, April 3, 2016, and will culminate on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 - 22, 2016 - Commitment Weekend - when members will be asked to make their campaign gift commitments..
You've read about the recent break-ins in our church parking lot - break-ins can happen anywhere - and they do. In any parking lot, while you are attending church, they could even happen when you are on campus or teaching a class. Can you answer these questions:
1. How can I best protect myself and those with me?
2. What are the specific things I can do to reduce my risk?
3. If I see a crime in progress what should I do?
4. When should I call 9-1-1?
The St. Paul Health ministry is pleased to sponsor a special Crime Prevention Workshop on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in Classroom #1 of the Religious Education Center. The workshop will be presented by Laura Grossman, Crime Prevention Specialist with the Sacramento Sheriff's Office. The workshop is designed to inform you on how to reduce your risk and how to best react if you find yourself a victim. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important workshop. See the flier here, download it, print it out, and share it with your neighbors and friends.
This is the final weekend for the collection of baby items for Maryhouse. If anyone did not have a chance to bring the much needed items for babies to the church you may deliver them to the parish office by May 3rd. Many parishioners have been generous in donating 5T and 6T size diapers, sippy cups, large size pull-ups, baby bottles, cereal and dpacifiers. Our appreciation goes to all who have been so generous in bringing items for the homeless mothers and their babies. Thank you!
REMINDER: If any family in our parish is in need of baby items please contact Lorraine 916-363-0365 or Aracely 916-681-2924 before May 13th.
April 16th and 17th members of the Social Justice Ministry and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas collected 132 signatures on the petition to replace the California death penalty with life in prison without possibility of parole. If there are enough signatures on this particular petition collected throughout California it will be on the November ballot. Thank you all. As Pope Francis stated: "Even a criminal maintains an inviolable right to life, which is a gift from God." It should be noted that the CA death penalty system is broken and has already cost taxpayers more than $5 billion. Mistakes have been made, but by replacing the death penalty there will never be a risk of executing an innocent person.
Knights of Columbus 2016 Scholarship Announcement -
The Knights of Columbus at St. Paul Parish are happy to offer two scholarship grants to college-bound graduating high school seniors and continuing college students. Grants of $500 and $1,000 will be awarded this year. Applicants must be active, registered parish members with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and with plans to attend an accredited university or college during the 2016-2017 school year. Applications must be completed and received at the Parish Office by May 23, 2016. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 31, 2016. A copy of the application may be downloaded here.
Coffee and Donuts -
The Knights will be hosting coffee and donuts on May 8, 15, 22, and 29th with all the proceeds from the coffee and donuts go to support the youth of our parish.
Parish Breakfast -
The next beakfast will be in the parish hall on May 1, 2016. Mark your calendars! Only $4.00 - great breakfast, with fellowship with St. Paul parishioners.
Pictures of the 2016 St. Paul Crab Feed online - see them here.
Knights Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Pictures Online - See pictures of the Food Drive in action here
Join the Knights of Columbus -
If you would like to find out more about becoming a Knight please ask any Knight, they should all be wearing name badges, or call Membership Chairman, Roger Tafoya at 916-425-5434.
Recent funerals or memorial Masses at St. Paul Parish -
Your prayers are requested for the families and friends of St. Paul Parish whose funerals or memorial Masses were celebrated during the 2015-2016 church year. Read the entire article for names.
The Marriage Covenant.
Family of origin and how the behaviors lerned as a child from our family of origin affect us throughout our lives.
Values and conscience
Negotiation and conflict resolution
Intimacy, sexuality and natural family planning
Balancing our lives together - how to handle the everyday tasks in marriage
Spirituality in marriage - how to live sacramental marriage relationship
The registration form is available at the rectory office or it can be downloaded from our website. Registration needs to be completed by April 21, 2016.
After they are registered, the couple will receive instruction to take an on-line FOCUS inventory (Diocesan requirement.) The FOCUS inventory, $15* per couple to be paid by the couple directly to FOCUS Inc. using a credit card (*subject to change by FOCUS Inc.)
Fees (include one workbook per couple)
- Registered parishioner: $50 per couple
- Non-parishioner: $80 per couple
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Sunday, May 8, 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
If you have conflict with one or more class schedule please contact the UNITAS coordiinator* before registering for the course. (*Paul Pham firstname.lastname@example.org)
Classes will be held at St. Paul Church from 1 pm to 3:30 pm.
See the UNITAS 2016 Spring Marriage Preparation Brochure here.
Ladies, you are needed to be of service to God through service to the people around you.Did you know that the needs of others in family, parish, community, diocese and the world are met when you belong to the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA)? Your spiritual life is enhanced through the various spiritual and charitable activities of CDA. Please think of joining our court at St. Paul church. For more information contact Nellie Basquez at 916-381-1365.
Members of the SPYM Reach Out Ministry sponsors events and activities to follow Jesus in His compassionate love for the poor and the suffering of the world. This year members of the Reach Out Ministry of SPYM visited a local care provider home to provide compassionate love for the residents during the 2016 Lenten Season. See photos here.
|Tarps or tents||Sleeping bags|
|Baby wipes||Tampons/pads/feminine wipes|
|Hand warmers||Ground coffee and coffee mugs|
|Rain Ponchos||All day buss pases (child & adult) for school trips|
|Healthy snacks for school lunches||Dog food and pet supplies|
2016 Palm Sunday celebration,
2016 Lenten concert of Michael John Poirier
Holy Thursday events when we participated in the reenactment of the Last Supper, the washing of the feet, the removal of the Body of Christ from the Tabernacle, and the Great Vigil of Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
Good Friday Outdoor Stations of the Cross,
Easter Vigil Services
Sundays - 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am and 1:00 pm en español
(Children's Choir sings first and third Sundays of the month.)
Saturdays - 4 pm [vigil]
First Saturdays - 8 am