Annually in December, various ministries are called with the opportunity to support and lead in the 9-day novena in preparation for the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The complete schedule will be posted forthcoming upon confirmed details.
We invite you, our whole parish community to join us on this special nine-day novena beginning on December 15th from 6:30pm each day.
The origin of the Advent Novena “Simbang Gabi” traces its roots in Mexico when in 1587 the Pope granted the petition of Fray Diego de Sorio, to hold Christmas Mass outdoors as the Church could not accommodate the large crowd. During olden times the pre-dawn mass is announced by the ringing of the church bells.
The Advent Novena tradition of Simbang Gabi continues to this day. It is a significant moment not only because it strengthens relationships among family members, but also because it is the time when our faith is intensified. It is a spiritual preparation for Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Questions? Call the parish office 381-5200.
Loaves and Fishes have made a request for the following items. All can be delivered to the warehouse at 1351 North C St, Mon-Fri 7:00am to 3:00pm. You can also leave your donations at the rectory office and we will be glad to take them to Loaves and Fishes for you.
Dog food and pet supplies to help our guests and pets —pet food, collars, carriers, blankets, etc.
As the guests enter the Loaves and Fishes area there are so many stories of love, danger, pain and suffering, hope and strength. Loaves and Fishes has created a new website where you can read first hand accounts of the stories that take place daily at Loaves and Fishes.
Please visit: http://stories.sacloaves.org to start.
St. Paul Parish Council met on March 20, 2018.
Life touch update:
First draft is complete and has been submitted for approval to Lifetouch.
There are 36 available tables, tickets arebeing sold, videos are being sold. Volunteers are needed to help sell tickets. Fr. Duggan is unable to attend due to health reasons. Bishop Weigand has a prior engagement. Ministry Recognition Rite: Recommendations and revisions are to be addressed.
Holy Week schedule of Masses has been printed in the bulletin, and rehearsal dates were arranged.
Ministry is to be called St. Michael the Archangel. Meetings and training are to be scheduled.
Dale presented a plan to solicit a sponsor to off-set the cost of the super Raffle tickets. We need to start soon with festival planning and super raffle planning, scheduled after Easter.
Hall rentals must be related and connected to the Sacraments.
No CFF classes on Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, classes resuming on April 8.
SPYM Talent show is April 7th
Mother Mary Baby shower collection begins after Easter.
L.A. Congress: Father Joyle shared some highlighted points.
This year’s Flu season is the worst ever and its still not to late to get a flu shot! The best defense against the flu is a shot. Everyone over the age of 6 months should get a shot. For patients with asthma or other lung conditions this flu is one more problem for the lungs to cope with. Patients with diabetes already have a damaged immune response so are more susceptible to flu. Breathing can easily and quickly be compromised.
If you would like to find out more about becomng a Knight please ask any Knight, they s h o u l d all be wearing their name badges, or call Roger Tafoya at (916) 936-3810.
Abortion Hurts Women!
January 27, 2018 will mark the 14th Anniversary of the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco. We invite you to join us at what has become one of the most even filled Catholic weekends in the Bay Area.
The Walk will begin at the Civic Center Plaza at 12:30pm, and, after the rally will proceed down Market Street towards Justin Herman Plaza. Before the Walk, Archbishop Cordileone welcomes you to Mass at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Cathedral
Click here to see photos os past years Walk by St Paul Parishioners
With the month of December we come to the end of the calendar year, but we enter a new “liturgical year” of the Church. During this past year we have reflected upon the six apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima, and the grace filled season of Advent. Now we prepare ourselves for the Second Coming of the Lord and recall and celebrate his First Coming at Christmas.
The “Spirit of Fatima” draws us in a profound way into the great solemnity of December 8, the Immaculate Conception. Along with that day we have another celebration on December 12. It is on this day we are invited to see and accept Our Lady as “mother.” During her appearance to St. Juan Diego, she assured him that she is his mother. Under the title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Immaculate Virgin stressed that she is with us to protect, strengthen and encourage us to center our lives in the Love that is God. It was hundreds of years later, at Fatima. That our Lady assured us: she is our refuge, and there is nothing to fear.
If a person is privileged to visit the shrine at the Cove da Iria in Fatima, one will be surprised to discover a Nativity scene across from the square from the site where Our Lady appeared. It is a great reminder that the “reality of Christmas” is always with us. It reminds us of He who was born into this world to save us from our sins. The call to repentance, prayer and penance for the conversion of sinners is the message which echoes throughout, not only the Sanctity of Fatima, but also throughout every Advent and Christmas season.
During this special time of the year, may the Blessed Virgin,
Our Immaculate Mother, pray for us.
Our Lady, the Immaculate Conception, pray for us.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us.
Bishop Myron J Cotta
St. Paul Pastors and clergy from 1960 to current, Pastors highlighted in
|Rev. Joyle T. Martinez||7/1/2014||Pastor|
|Rev. Felipe H. Paraguya||1/1/2010||1/31/2011||1/2 x Parochial Vicar|
|Rev. Hippolytus Njoku S.M.M.M.||10/1/2009||1/2x PV (pro tem); in res|
|Rev. Vicente C. Teneza||8/1/2008||6/30/2014||Pastor|
|Rev. J. Jesus J. Marin||7/1/2008||9/30/2009||Parochial Vicar 1/2x (English 1/2x)|
|Rev. Braulio Valencia||6/29/2006||10/1/2006||Parochial Vicar|
|Rev. Francisco Hernandez-Tovar||12/3/2003||3/26/2007||Parochial Vicar 1/2|
|Rev. Rey B. Bersabal||10/1/2003||7/31/2008||Pastor|
|Rev. Nicholas S. Duggan||4/25/1986||9/30/2003||Pastor, retired, named Pastor Emeritus|
|Rev. Msgr. James F. Church||10/9/1981||5/23/1983||In Residence|
|Rev. Thomas J. Maguire||10/23/1978||8/28/1981||Assistant Pastor|
|Rev. John K. Hannan||9/17/1976||3/3/1986||Pastor|
|Rev. Msgr. James F. Church||9/15/1967||9/5/1969||In Residence|
|Rev. Richard Doheny||4/1/1960||9/15/1976||Pastor|
Can you name the associates who have served St Paul?
Bishop Robert Mahoney, Msgr Patrick Nolan, Msgr. James Church, Fr George Schuster, Fr William Raftery, Fr Leo Scheibel C.P., Fr Thomas Maguire, Fr Simon Twomey, Fr Benedict DeLeon Jr., Deacon Charles Morrision, Fr Felipe Paraguya (current), Deacon Antonio Ramirez (current).
August 6, 1966, Florin Fun Festival, co-chaired by Margaret McKecknie & Mrs. Frank Calcagno. Followed by a fashion show organized by Mary Scardello.
Yes, due to the addition plans for the “Crying” room.
Mr Bud Wise
All those in the display case.
No it originally was just one solid color. Mrs. Janet King
Niche in the Chapel, Mr Don King
Mr Bud Wise
Mr Ernesto Agard and John Bernatchy
Don & Janet King (wine-newspaper), Casey & Becky Sliwa (VHS video)
Louis M Martini, North Coast Marlot
From the 2nd church, the brown border surrounding it was added.
Diocese (Bishop Weigand) insisted St Paul install them. The parish made a deal to install them if the Diocese granted St Paul a loan to expand the parking lot.
Mr Bud Wise
South exit near Alter Server room, Southwest before the South vestibule, North west before main vestibule, North exit near crying room (removed for the niche of St Paul statue).
Donated in 1973, delivered from El Camino blvd, Carmichael
Mr Don King, after an electrical fire, approximately 3 times for accommodation reasons.
Chapel stations are our original set, New set in the main church and was procured by Deacon Charlie Morrison on behalf of St Paul.
Mr Bud Wise
Mr Bud Wise & Tony Basquez installed a pulley system.
Mr Bud Wise
Fashion show fundraiser organized by Mary Scardello and many other ladies raised $1,200 and donated it to St Paul. Fr Duggan used it to purchase the statue.
Deacon Charlie Morrison
In 2003/4 by Fr Rey
THE GABRIEL PROJECT NEEDS YOU!
Many women faced with crisis pregnancies are abandoned by their families, the fathers of their babies and their communities. More and more, they are poor and in their teens. Some are homeless. Most feel afraid. For too many reasons, abortion seems the only answer. Churches and pro-life service groups have sought ways to expand their embrace of women in crisis pregnancies.
Now comes a way they can do so together ... a way to combine the special power of prayer with a commitment to service - The Gabriel Project!
The Gabriel Project is a church-based outreach whose volunteers offer assistance to women and families facing difficult or crisis pregnancies. Participating churches will "advertise" this commitment by placing a "Sign of Hope", with its "800" number Helpline, which assures any woman that the local Christian community cares for her and is prepared to offer immediate and practical help with her pregnancy. Callers to the Helpline are referred to the nearest appropriate church coordinator. The coordinator and the church volunteers - “Angels”- work with local community resources to meet the mother's needs.
“Spiritual Bouquet” envelopes are available for the upcoming Mothers Day celebration. You will find them in the entrance ways of the church. You are invited to list the names of your mothers, living and deceased, return the envelopes and they will remain on the altar for the remainder of the month of May.
Continuing Pope Francis’ call during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Sacramento invites all Catholics to celebrate 24 Hours for the Lord to experience the Lord’s loving mercy in the sacrament of reconciliation.
This year’s Lenten celebration will be marked with 24 hours of continuous confession in each of the 12 deaneries.
Southern Deanery: At Good Shepherd Church, Elk Grove
March 9, Friday, at 12 noon until March 10, Saturday, at 12 noon
Penitential Services by Parish in the deanery all at 7:00 PM
March 07, 2018 Saint Joseph
March 13, 2018 All Hallows
March 14, 2018 Saint Charles
March 20, 2018 Saint Rose
March 21, 2018 Good Shepherd
March 27, 2018 Saint Maria Goretti
Special Schedules for Confessions:
Saint Stephen the first Martyr Church will host confessions during Lenten season from Thursday after Ash Wednesday until Wednesday of Holy week; Monday to Saturday at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.
Saint Paul will host confessions on the last three Fridays of Lent, March 09, 16 and 23, 2018, during Stations of the Cross from 6pm to 9:30pm.
Flu season is here. If you are sick, or think you might be sick, or are concerned about contracting an illness, you should refrain from receiving the Blood of Christ. Be assured that “since Christ is sacramentally present under each of the species, communion under the species of bread alone makes it possible to receive all the fruit of Eucharistic grace.” [from the Book of Catechism, #1390]
Angelo Mendoza: (916) 682-6938 (R) 761-6565 (C)
Mike Vasquez (916) 804-2502 (C),
Credit card: Dylan Pletcher: (916) 296-5739 orTickets will also be available at the Parish Office and our Religious Goods Store. Call 916-381-5200, M – F 8am – 4pm.
Welcome to the 2017/2018 year for our CFF program. Classes begin September 10th for the English program, and September 15th for the Spanish program.
The Spanish program is full and no longer accepting students, there are places still open in the English program.
Sister Elizabeth Siguenza
Our Dream Continues – In Service to all Campaign Update.
We are half way through our “Our Dream continues- In service to all “Campaign. When the active solicitation ended in June of 2016 our outstanding loan from the Diocese, for the construction of the Religious Education Center, was $849,235.64. Pledge payments and “Pink Envelope” contributions have allowed us to repay $308,541.61. As of February 22, 2018 our loan balance is $540,694.03
In addition to the amount we have repaid we also incurred and paid $40,458.39 in interest charges.
Bishop Soto’s ONE Campaign Update
Our campaign had two parts the repayment of our loan, and a required contribution to the Diocese ONE CAMPAIGN, conducted to provide support for Catholic education, care for retired Diocesan priest, improve our ability to communicate with our Spanish speaking community, provide for social services, and expand youth ministry opportunities. Our allotted contribution is $158,600.00. As of December 17th we have paid $79,300.02 leaving us a balance of $79,299.98 to be paid.
Your commitment to our Parish is truly outstanding. Thank You!
We know that everyone of you has a unique talent or ability to share. This is one good reason to join the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA) at St. Paul Parish.
It is easy, and we meet once a month, 2nd Tuesday at 6:15pm in Classroom of the Religious Education Center. No age limit once you are 18. We are a fellowship of women who enjoy each other’s company socially. Our motto is Unity and Charity. Call Nellie Basquez a (916) 381-1365 or e-mail at email@example.com for more information.