Trivia Night

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.


Dress up and/or decorate your table with a theme. The winners get bragging rights and a table for next year’s event!

Blessing of Animals

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 begins this weekend

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.

Installation Mass and Parish Picnic

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.

Senior Seeker Coordinator(s) needed

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.

Fall Bible Studies

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.

Do you yearn to know more about the Bible?

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

The registration deadline for first-year students is on Sunday, September 3.  To register, call (313) 274-4500.