In 1980, and again in 1983, St. Paul parish experienced the joy and blessing of having members of the community become ordained ministers of the church.
In March, 1980, Benedict DeLeon, Jr., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benedict DeLeon, Sr., was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Francis Quinn at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Among the diocesan priests who in the ancient, apostolic tradition, prayed over and imposed hands on the head of the newly ordained were Father Doheny (who had been mentor and role model for Father DeLeon), Father Hannan, Father Nicholas Duggan, and Monsignor Edward Kavanaugh (who had baptized Father DeLeon a quarter of a century before). The following day Father DeLeon celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving at the altar of St. Paul parish where he had served as an altar boy. Since his first assignment as associate pastor at St. Catherine's in Vallejo, Father DeLeon served as the Diocesan vocation director, Chaplin at Christian Brothers High School, Pastor of St. John parish in Dunsmuir, and administrator of St. Joeseph parish in McCloud. In 1992, Father. DeLeon was made pastor of the new St. Clare's parish in the Antelope area east of Sacramento.
In 1983, Bishop Quinn ordained Charles Morrison as a permanent deacon for St. Paul parish.