Office Info

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Tuesdays-Fridays9:00 am to 2:00 pm ~ 706-865-4474

Livier Orendain, Administrative Assistant ~ email:   saintpaullivier@gmail.com (direct click from home page)

Business Office & Church Information

Welcome New Parishioners!

Please contact Livier Orendain in the office for information on registering with our parish, at 706-865-4474.  She is in the office Tuesday through Friday, 9am – 2pm.   We suggest you take a few minutes to browse the links on this site, and see what activities Saint Paul offers which may interest you!   The Ministries link will show you volunteer opportunities and other information.  Religious Education (SOR) welcomes you to help teach catechism, or assist as a sub.  Registered parishioners receive yearly envelopes, and we also encourage parishioners to use our Online Giving.   We look forward to seeing you at Saint Paul!

Sign Up for Our New Communication App!

Look for this image on our Home page and Click!

We are happy to announce that we have partnered with Diocesan Publications for receipt of a free app for our parishioners, visitors and friends.  You can one-click for a direct download of this app through Google Play or the App Store; find the buttons on the left side of the Current Events page (home page).  After downloading to your Smart phone,  choose St. Paul the Apostle parish as the church, and you will be in touch!  You will find direct links to instant texts from the parish, updates on information, reminders, and access to our website.  You can also download other information, like the daily readings.  Another great tool for communication for our parish — try it on your Smart phone.  Stop by the office if you need help.

2018 Annual Report

The annual report for Fiscal Year 2018 is available.  Thank you all for your generosity to our parish.  You can view the report by clicking here:  Annual Report 2018 FINAL 2018-11-04

Safe Environment Procedures

The Archdiocese of Atlanta is committed to helping children and young people learn and grown in a healthy and safe environment.  St. Paul parish complies with diocesan safe environment policies and procedures.

In accordance with the US Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the program Protecting God’s Children – Teaching Touching Safety (commonly referred to as Virtus) is used in the Archdiocese of Atlanta.  Students in Grades 1 through Confirmation (age 15)  participate in one or two safety lessons in their first year, and once they move into the next grade group.
The Safe Environment training or Adults of the Archdiocese of Atlanta includes training in how to recognize, prevent and report abuse.  All employees and volunteers who regularly work with minors receive this initial training, as well as ongoing training and background screening.  The Code of Conduct, Sexual Abuse Policy, Ministerial Standards for Clergy, Educators and all Working with Children and Vulnerable Individuals, Social Media Policy as well as the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People are available at the diocesan website, www.archatl.com.  An overview of the children’s training, parent guide, and lesson plans are also available on this website under Faith Formation/Parent Handbook.
We are happy to partner with you in working to keep your children safe!
VIRTUS – Teaching Touching Safety
The Archdiocese of Atlanta requires all students to participate in “VIRTUS – Teaching Touching Safety” Safe Environment training.  Children are taught that God is a loving, listening, caring presence in their daily lives, and that they should feel secure and safe in sharing information about problems or people who worry them with a trusted adult.  This program is provided to us by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children, and to protect them from sexual abuse.
If your child is in Grade 1, or a new student, or moving to the next training group (Grades 3, 6 and 9) at St. Paul the Apostle Church, the “VIRTUS – Teaching Touching Safety Program” session will be presented.  Sessions are age-appropriate and parents are welcome to attend.  Dates/times will be announced on this website, the parish bulletin, and on our parish app.  For more information on the Touching Safety program, please visit the VIRTUS Online website at www.virtus.org.

Bulletin Ads

Ministry Leaders and others are welcome to publish pertinent information in the parish bulletin.  All information can be submitted via email to Livier Orendain (direct click on her email from home page).  Livier will get approval from Father Fabio for ad.  If you are interested in submitting an ad in the bulletin, deadlines are MONDAYS for the following weekend.  Thank you!

Parish Hall Kitchen Request

Please, take the time to sign in on the sheet we have on the refrigerator in the kitchen.  The person responsible for reserving the hall or the kitchen needs to be the one to sign in.  Please also remember to wash the kitchen towels and bring them back.  Also, we need everyone’s help.  We really need to conserve energy.   And one little reminder, please remember to reserve the hall or the kitchen in advance.  Please, we ask that we continue to work as a team, and we ask that we work together on this English and Spanish speaking.  Your time and help is greatly appreciated!  Blessings, Father Fabio

Online Giving

This application will provide you a convenient free option that you may access, change or cancel at any time.  Your offertory gift will be transferred from your credit card or bank account directly to your parish.  There will be no need to share any sensitive account information.  The link is located on the right margin on the home page of this website – look for Secure Online Giving You will need to create an account for yourself, through a login and password.  Not only can you make your Sunday donation through this link, but you can also give to other ministries or charities in your parish.  You can change your amounts at any time, by yourself.  End the last-minute search for those envelopes, and try Online Giving!  If you have questions or need help, please contact Livier or Laurie in the office.

Altar Flowers

If you would like to purchase flowers on the altar for a special occasion and need a florist, you are welcome to call Susan Hage of Artistic Flowers (770-656-9970) at 575 Helen Highway, Cleveland.  She is a parishioner, and offers a special price for altar flowers.

Marriages

Please see Weddings tab on this site; or call the office to schedule your wedding and have any questions answered.

Baptisms

Anyone desiring a baptism is asked to call the office during business hours to schedule.  A one-hour baptism preparation class is required, as well as a copy of the birth certificate of the person desiring the sacrament.  For Spanish speakers, the class is generally held on the last Saturday of the month, with baptism to follow the next day, after the 12:30 pm Mass.   Please use this link for the registration form:  Baptism Registration Form

Ministry Leaders

Please remember that, in view of the new Archdiocesan ‘Safe Environment’ regulations, it is required to have another adult, such as the parent, present when meeting with children for rehearsals, instruction, or other events.

Policy on Group Emails

If you plan on sending out a group or mass email to parishioners, please contact the office before doing so, unless it concerns a particular ministry, such as Knights of Columbus or Women of Saint Paul.

Parish Hall Use

The parish hall calendar is posted online, and a paper copy is at the office.  Do not use the parish hall without first booking a reservation through the office. We would prefer to have at least one week’s notice for your event. If you use the education center, Our Lady of Grace, for an event, it must be left in the condition it was found in; same number of chairs and tables, empty trash, turn off lights and heat/AC,  and please remove any food or drink.  Please leave it clean and tidy for the next group. If your group is using the parish hall, please make sure that you know what is expected so that you can leave the hall as it was found.  Rules about parish hall use are posted in the hall and kitchen areas.  Following the procedures will ensure we won’t have problems with pests, odors, etc. and these areas will be available for everyone to use.

Stewardship ~ Planning Your Will

The Catholic Foundation has made the process of planning your Will simple.  Please go to www.cfngalegacy.org and click on “Plan Your Will.”  The site is free, confidential and will give you and your spouse a chance to plan in the privacy of your home.  When done, simply print out the document to take to your attorney.  This will save you time and money. For more information contact:  Juliet Greco at The Catholic Foundation:  jgreco@cfnga.org or 404-497-9440.

Georgia Bulletin Advertising

Do you have a business, or offer a service?  Please consider advertising in St. Paul’s weekly bulletin.  Our bulletin is distributed weekly to over 300 families, and is also published on the internet for the public to view.  This is a great way to advertise your business.   Please call the parish office if you’d like to be contacted regarding advertising.

Georgia Bulletin Subscriptions

Please remember that we are only paying for the Georgia Bulletin for those who have used their envelopes designated for the Georgia Bulletin, and paid $23.  The Georgia Bulletin is available online for free viewing and reading.  If you paid the $23 and are not receiving the newspaper, please contact the office.