Visitors are always welcome.
We pray the Rosary every Sunday at the conclusion of the 8:00 am Mass, and on Thursdays at 6:00 pm. There are extra rosaries on the small table in the Narthex. Everyone is welcome!
Thursdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, followed by Divine Mercy Chaplet
As our parish campus is still closed through this weekend, we will postpone our Sacramental Prep registration, originally scheduled to begin tomorrow, August 2. Please watch this site and the app for details on new dates this week. Please remember that we are only registering sacramental prep students for Fall. These are: First Communions Years 1 and 2, and Confirmation Years 1 and 2.
Greetings from the distance.
During these two weeks of absence, I have not only seen but I also have felt the unconditional love of this beautiful community. You have been a blessing to my brother and me during these difficult times. Thank you for the beautiful messages, for your prayers, for your care and for continuing to contribute financially to the parish; which reassures me a little, because without you we would be in serious trouble.
I also want to take this moment to apologize to those who have not received what they expected of me, especially during these almost two weeks of quarantine; where I have deprived them of celebrating Mass in English. I have been asked: “how come you only offer Masses in Spanish and not in English”?. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate in English; the truth is that my body does not respond, feeling symptoms such as: sore throat, my head feels big, and with pain that does not go away, I also have pain on my chest and my back, I also have difficulty breathing, in addition the stress that I feel not knowing when I’ll start coughing, as well as the discomfort that I feel throughout my whole body, etc., is very difficult. Yes, it is very difficult.
Why then only in Spanish? The answer is the following: because we need to feed ourselves with the Body of the Lord, because my family in Colombia does not know and if I stop celebrating Mass, imagine what will happen. Furthermore, I have tried to make a greater effort, at least to proclaim the gospel in both languages, as well as the homily and the prayer of the faithful. Forgive me for not being able to do more. I did not seek or ask to have this, it just came to me, period. It is my hope to be fully and to be back with you, without the fear of any of you getting sick. My wish and prayer is that everyone is well, I repeat everyone. Blessings and love.
Reportandome desde la distancia.
Durante estas dos semanas de ausencia, he podido no solo ver sino también sentir el amor incondicional de esta hermosa comunidad. Ustedes han sido una bendición para mi hermano y para mi en estos momentos tan difíciles. Gracias por los mensajes tan bonitos que recibimos, por sus oraciones, por sus cuidados y por seguir contribuyendo económicamente a la parroquia; lo cual me tranquiliza un poco, pues sin ustedes estaríamos en serios problemas.
También, quiero aprovechar este momento para pedir perdón a aquellos quienes no han recibido de mi lo que esperaban; especialmente durante estas casi dos semanas de cuarentena. Les he privado de celebrar misa en inglés; pues algunos han preguntado: ¨porque solamente es ofrecida la Misa en español y no en inglés¨?. No es que no quiera celebrar en inglés, la verdad es que el cuerpo no me da. Pues teniendo síntomas como: dolor de garganta, sentir la cabeza grande y con un dolorcito que no se va, también sentir dolor en el pecho y la espalda, acompañado de dificultad para respirar, además de la tensión de que en cualquier momento me de la tos, al igual del malestar en todo el cuerpo etc, es muy difícil. Si muy difícil.
Por qué entonces en español si? La respuesta es la siguiente: porque necesitamos alimentarnos con el Cuerpo del Señor, porque la familia en Colombia no sabe y si dejo de celebrar la misa, imagínense lo que puede pasar. Además he tratado de hacer un esfuerzo mayor, al menos de proclamar el evangelio en ambos idiomas, al igual que la homilía y la oración de los fieles. Perdónenme por no poder hacer más. Yo no busqué tener esto, simplemente me llegó y punto. Espero poder estar totalmente recuperado, para estar con ustedes sin el temor de contagiarse, pues mi deseo es que todos estén bien, repito todos.
Bendiciones, se les quiere.
We pray for the repose of the soul of longtime parishioner, Millie Dettman, who passed away peacefully on July 25 at the age of 97. She will be missed by her many friends and acquaintances at Saint Paul. Arrangements for services will come at a later time, and we will post them.
Please continue to visit this website to check for further information regarding the opening of the church and re-scheduling of sacraments, including First Holy Communion and all activities associated with that. We will post updates as they become available.
Mary, full of grace, spiritual mother to those in need, I fervently request your heavenly intercession for those suffering from the virus or other illness, and seek God’s miraculous assistance. You truly care for the sick and offer them your compassionate support in powerful acts of healing. Stay near us with your maternal protection. Console our anxious hearts and grant that our physical and emotional sufferings be a source of purification and growth for eternal life. Amen.
Note: We are leaving Registration on the schedule with these dates for now. Please keep checking back in case of change.
These classes will be First Communion Years 1 and 2, and Confirmation Years 1 and 2. There will be no other SOR classes scheduled for the coming year, due to safe distancing concerns. We will have Registration for sacramental prep classes on August 2 and August 9, from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm in the school. If you have a sacramental prep child, please come and register. Wear your mask. Please click on Faith Formation, then Sacrament Information, in the above toolbar for details.
**DUE TO COVID OFFICE QUARANTINE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.**
A Review for First Communion students who were to receive the sacrament this past Spring will be on July 23 in the church; First Communicants only, 6-8 pm. Children should be dropped off at the church, then children will be taken to the parish hall for an activity. Please pick up children by 8:15 pm. Unfortunately, we cannot allow siblings or parents to stay due to safety reasons. All students must be masked.
*DUE TO COVID OFFICE QUARANTINE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.”
All children must receive First Reconciliation (confession) before First Communion Mass. Please call the office during regular hours to schedule confession for your child. We are open from Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Confessions will be heard only for the child, and no other family members, due to space and time constraints. Children can begin receiving their First Reconciliation at any time now. Please do not delay, as First Communion Mass is scheduled for August 1. Children must be masked.
**DUE TO COVID OFFICE QUARANTINE, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED.**
First Holy Communion Mass for Spring 2020 students will be held on August 1, 2020; your choice of two Masses, 10:00 am or 2:00 pm. Parents will have the opportunity to sign up for Mass of choice, until they are filled. Sign-up sheet is in the narthex of the church; also a list of First Communicants. The church will be disinfected between Masses.
Dress code: traditional white dresses and veils for girls; boys will wear dress pants, dress shirt in white, and a tie. Suits or sport coats are also welcome. No flip-flops or jeans, please. For older girls, please observe modest dress, jewelry and makeup. There will be no rehearsal for the Mass. Please see the bulletin for July 18/19 for important details about the Mass. All people, including First Communicants, must wear a mask.
The dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for persons with health reasons or concerns remains in effect for all in the Archdiocese through Sunday, August 2. You can watch Mass online at the regular Mass times; Facebook, search for: Cleveland stpaul frfabio YouTube, search for: St Paul Cleveland GA
Parishioners and visitors, please be advised that our office phone system continues to have problems. If you call the office and get a constant ringing tone, we are not able to answer; it disconnects us. We are working on the purchase of a new phone system, and hope to have one installed in the near future. Staff emails are listed above; please email us for any parish questions you may have.