Grow in Faith

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

The children celebrate the Liturgy of The Word in “kid friendly” terms and follow-up with a story or activity that reinforces the message of the Gospel. They also recite the Creed and pray for the Church’s intentions. Children ages 4 years through 4th grade are dismissed for a short time during the 9 and 11 a.m. Masses throughout the school year to attend this ministry.

Volunteers are needed: Catechists are scheduled on a 4-5 week rotation and may choose which Mass they would like to volunteer at and which age group they prefer, 4-year olds to 2nd graders OR 3rd and 4th graders.

Training and materials provided.

Sunday School

Church for our kids ages 3 to Kindergarten! This program runs during the 9 a.m. Mass on most weekends throughout the school year. Children are introduced to the order of the Mass and the liturgical year by stories of the Life of Jesus. This involves prayer, service, music, creative play and more! Call the parish office for registration information.

Volunteers are needed: Catechists and aides are asked to volunteer on a regular basis for every Sunday during the school year. Home-helpers and subs are also needed.

Training and materials provided.

Youth Ministry

High School (9th-12th) meet roughly every other Sunday evening throughout the school year. The meetings consist of prayer, faith learning, sharing, 3-4 service projects, an overnight retreat and other off site gatherings.

Junior High (7th & 8th) St. Paul parishioners – very similar to the senior high program in format.

Religious Education Program

This program is open to all parish families with children in 1st through 6th grade attending public schools. Students meet every Tuesday afternoon or evening for one hour from September through April. The program consists of lessons, crafts, worship, and Sacraments, which are taught and celebrated at the appropriate age. Training provided.
Bible Studies
There is a Monday Morning Bible Study 9:45-11:30 a.m. in the Pastoral Center and a Tuesday Afternoon Bible Study from 12:30-2:45 p.m. in the Pastorial Center.
RCIA: Christian Initiation
This is a program for adults preparing for Baptism, Penance, Confirmation, and First Eucharist. Classes begin in September and continue until Easter.

Marriage Preparation Group/Pre-Cana

A program for engaged couples of our parish. The Pre-Cana weekend is held at St. Paul in March and November.

Infant Baptismal Garments

Every baby baptized at St. Paul receives a keepsake garment.

Volunteers are needed to cut out and hem the baptismal garments.

Senior Citizen Appreciation Dinner

Each May, the 7th through 12th grade students in the Religious Education Program put on a dinner for our senior parishioners.