Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat!
- Parking begins @ 5:30
- Treat or Treating @ 6
Don’t forget the car decorating contest! Our judges will be looking for the best dressed trunk and awarding prizes to our top three winners!
A few things to remember:
- The safety of the kids is our top priority. When pulling into the lot, please drive slowly and be aware of any little ones in the parking area. We will have volunteers to help you find a spot to park. Once you are parked, please have your children stay on the sidewalk or at the playground until we’ve got all cars parked and the lot blocked off.
- This is a school function on school property, please no smoking or alcohol on the premises.
- In case of inclement weather, we will cancel (no rain date). We will send a school-wide email in case of cancellation.
Congratulations to Andrea Lazenby and William Johnson who celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony on October 21!
Join us on Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. for our annual Friends of St. Paul Trivia Night!
Mike Jacobs and Mike Marshall will be our emcees and lead us in an evening of fun and friendly competition.
Tickets are $15 in advance (parish or school office) or $20 at the door. Get your table of 8 together today!
BYO snacks/appetizers. Cash bar.
***NEW THIS YEAR***
Dress up and/or decorate your table with a theme. The winners get bragging rights and a table for next year’s event!
All are welcome on Sunday, October 1 at 1 p.m. in the East (School) parking lot for our annual Feast of St. Francis celebration. Deacon Ed will lead us in a short service with a blessing for all of our animal friends and their caretakers. For everyone’s safety, please make sure that your animal friends are securely leashed or caged while on parish grounds. In the event of rain, we will gather in Damascus Hall.
Sunday School for ages 3 years (as of September 1, 2017) – Kindergarten:
In our Sunday School program, which takes place during the 9 a.m. Mass, your child will experience the beauty of the Catholic faith and the love of God through stories, songs, videos and play activities.
By registering your child, you guarantee a place for them in the program. Because we have only a few catechists and aides, classroom size is limited. The first session begins Sunday, September 24, 2017. The schedule for Sunday School will be given to parents at the first class.
There is no fee for children to attend this program but they must be registered. Please fill out the form by clicking here.
All are invited in prayer and presence to the Installation Mass of Fr. Peter Damian as the pastor of St. Paul the Apostle. Bishop Walkowiak will preside at this special liturgy on Sunday, September 17 at 11 a.m. The annual picnic will follow with lunch, games, and fellowship. Special musical guest, Amanda Vernon will give a concert at 1 p.m.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop Walkowiak have asked each parish to take a special collection to aid those impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Special envelopes will be available in the pews and the back of church. Thank you for your generosity!
To learn more, click here.
We are currently seeking 2-3 volunteers to help lead our Senior Seekers. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone of any age who has a few hours a month to help plan and coordinate speakers and other entertainment. (The shopping and cooking are already taken care of.) Does this sound like you? Please contact Sr. Rosanne at 949-4170 ext. 240 for more information.
Bible Timeline: The Story of Salvation
There have been many requests to offer this study since the first time in 2010. This fascinating study takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. We will study each period of salvation history and learn the major characters, places, and events of the Bible and how they come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith. This 24 week study will begin on Tuesday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m. and conclude May 2018. Materials are $35. Participants will also need their own copy of The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Wisdom: God’s Vision for Life
This new, nine week study will be offered on Mondays from 9:45- 11:45 a.m. and Tuesdays from 1- 3 p.m. beginning on September 25 & 26. We will study the Wisdom books —Proverbs, Wisdom, Sirach, Ecclesiastes — to seek sound guidance and gain Biblical peace. Materials are $23. Participants will also need their own copy of The Catechism of the Catholic Church.
To register for either (or both) studies or for questions, contact Sr. Rosanne no later than Wednesday, August 30.
Ever wonder about the Scriptural roots of our Catholic faith? Do you yearn to know more about the Bible?
Reminder: Class Registration Deadline is Sunday, September 3
The Catholic Biblical School of Michigan is opening a class in East Grand Rapids. Please note the change in class days: Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings.
The class is open to adults whose hearts yearn to study the entire Bible. Wednesday evening classes will meet at St. Stephen, East Grand Rapids, from September to May, and will study the entire Bible in four years. All faculty members hold graduate degrees in Catholic theology. They are experienced teachers and are deeply devoted to the Catholic faith. To learn more about this faith-filled Scripture study program, visit www.cbsmich.org.
The registration deadline for first-year students is on Sunday, September 3. To register, call (313) 274-4500.