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This page is an attempt to provide information of weekly and monthly announcements. Any changes in these events, as well as any meetings that don't appear here, can always be found in the Sunday Bulletin.

Or for more information on anything here, contact the church office
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (901) 346-2380 • Fax: (901) 346-2385

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Please Pray for the Sick of the Parish

Eli Abel, Albert Albonetti, Carrie Anderson, Dixie Anderson, Ashley Arnold, Maria Antonia Ayala Perez, Andrea Baldwin, Jeanette Baugh, María Angelica Benitez, Howard Blankenship, Nancy Bloss, Jim Martin Boswell, Caleb Brannon, Meryl Broussard, Jr., Guillermo Campos, Jack Canizaro, Candy Carroll, Pete Lefty Carroll, Carmen Cervantes, John Cervetti, Karen & Marann Clapp, Gloria Clippinger, Janet & Scott Cook, Phillip Correro, Ed Jude Costello, Johnny Costello, Pat Bud Costello, Tommy Costello, Jim Cummings, Rebecca Ann Curtis, Tracy Dabler, Charisse Diffey, Steve Dorich, Cass Douglas, Lolly Douglas, Angela Ennis, Alice Facelli, William Farris, David Fields, Jenny Finney, Luis Dair Francisco, Bill Fuerst, Joe Fuerst, Steven Gage, Kevin Gallagher, Paul Giannini, Eddie Mack Gorman, Marguerite Gorman, Ted Green, Christina Sabin Hawkins, Larry Hodges, Jewel Holmes, Lolita Holmes, Mack Holmes, Yvonne Holmes, Michael Hooker, Jonathan Hoyle, Beth Pittman Hutton, Adele Kitambile, Bob Kolwyck, Abigail Marie Lally, Honore Lartigue, Amber Lopez, Katie Lyons, Virginia Lyons, Gloria McCarson, Ernesto Medina, Carolyn Montgomery, Chris Mueser, Mamie Hack Nelson, Wilson Duck Nelson, Barbara & Brien, Greg Oltremari, Judy Owens, Gregory Parker, Eldredge Pegues, Fr. Chris Pelczar, Carolyn Pesce Keane, Joan Pesce, Louis Pesce, Phil Pierini, Keagan Provost, Dylan Quiñonez, Jimmy Raffanti, Maureen & Robert Raiteri, Kiley Reynolds, Gertrudes Rice, Billy Riley, Eddie Rylan Riley, Jimmy Alley Mary Riley, Jose Sanchez, Steve Scalise, Vinaris Scott, Raven Short, Maureen Sieben, Dayna Simoneaux, Lainey Smith, Mike Smith. Jake Speltz, Rose Speltz, Erin Strong, Joy Strong, J. M. Swanson, Elizabeth Ann Tartt, Loretta Taylor, Deacon Andrew Terry, Angela Terry, Joyce Terry, Fatima del Rosario Valadez, Pat Valle, Ernest Ventrini, Emilio Vigil, Gail Vigil, Jack Viglietti, Ellen Waldran, Virgie Watson, Catherine Whittington, Sheimara Williams, Linda Woodard, Adasia Zinselmeyer.

Mass Intentions

If you would like to schedule Mass intentions for special dates in 2018, please come by the Church Office Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please bring a legible list and be prepared to leave it at the office. We will schedule requests in the order they are received and we will let you know if there is an problem with the date. Please do not request Holy Days or Mother's/Father's Day.

Prayer Intentions

Instead of writing our intentions on the back of our weekly envelopes, we will now record our petitions and prayer requests for the sick, the homebound, the suffering, the local and universal Church, the needs of the world, and all who need prayer in a blue book, Lord, Have Mercy: Prayer intentions for Your Faith Community, which can be found on Mary’s altar in the east transept.

Emily Elizabeth Hendryx Memorial Scholarship

The parish of St. Paul the Apostle is proud to offer the Emily Elizabeth Hendryx Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in loving memory of a young woman who personified what it truly means to be a disciple of Christ. The teaching of Christ, that we are all called “to serve and not to be served” is truly found in the life of Emily Hendryx, who faithfully served her family, friends, country and her Church.
Download the application and return it by July 8, 2018.

TV Mass for the Homebound

Is someone you love unable to join us at church on Sundays? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in to Sunday Catholic Mass on one of many local channels (view list of channels) or watch online at www.HeartoftheNation.org. Past Sunday Masses are also available as well as many other great Catholic resources online.
For those who can get to church, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation!

Rite for the Blessing of a Child Womb

Pregnant Woman Any expectant mother may receive this blessing for their unborn baby at any time. You will not need to make a special appointment, but can ask the priest when uou come to Mass or you could contact him at the office.
The blessing can take place at Mass or outside of Mass.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Marriage

Take a fresh look at your Marriage. Consider making a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend and enrich your lives together. It is a unique approach aimed at revitalizing Christian Marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is 1-3 June 2018 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center in Stanton, TN. For more information or to apply, visit their website or call (901) 409-4570.

Altar Flowers

Flowers for the Altar are given in honor of or in memory of friends & family of our parishioners. The cost is $40 per arrangement. If you would like to donate, please call the office at (901) 346-2380.

During Lent and Advent, there will be no flowers present on the altar. Also during Easter and Christmas, the parish will provide the flowers with the help of your flower offering envelopes.

Virgin of Guadalupe Dance Group

Virgin of Guadalupe Virgin of Guadalupe Dance Group practices (for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe) on Saturdays in the Parish Hall (or outside if the Hall is in use) from 6:00 to :00 p.m. We are inviting those who would like to join to call Roberto Garcia 901.489.1565.

Mother Cabrini

Mother Cabrini is in need of crackers, peanut butter, and macaroni & cheese. Please leave these and any donations in the wooden box in the atrium outside the southwest entrance.

St. Paul Youth Choir

Music St. Paul Youth Choir sings on the first Sunday of every month at noon Mass, on the Singerssecond Sunday at 10:00 AM Mass.The music will be bilingual.

The youth choir is bi-lingual and open children between the ages of 8 and 18. More young singers are needed, especially boys. Come to the church on Thursdays for practice at 6:00 p.m.

St. Paul Adult Choir

St. Paul Adult Choir has resumed singing at the Sunday 10 a.m. Mass. it is open to any adult (Hispanic included) with practice every Wednesday at 7 p.m. if interested, just come to practice on Wednesday's. We are in need of singers.

Vocations

Priest and Nun “God chose us before the world began to be holy.” God has chosen each person in Christ for a particular vocation. If He may be calling you to be holy through a vocation to the priesthood or consecrated life, call Father Patrick Gallagher at (901) 323-3817 or write: VocationsDirector@vocations.cdom.org.

Serra Club of Memphis

The Serra Club of Memphis is an organization of Catholic lay persons of all ages and from all walks of life sharing the objects and purposes (a) to foster and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life, and (b) to further Catholicism by encouraging members in fellowship through education to fulfill their Christian vocations to service.

The Serra Club of Memphis sponsors a monthly Holy Hour open to all Catholics to pray for vocations. The Hour consists of vespers, the recitation of the Rosary, exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. It is held on the second Thursday of each month at St. Louis Church at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome.

Meetings are held on the 4th Friday of every month following the 11:25 a.m. Mass at the Stritch Center located on the Christen Brothers University campus (East Parkway at Central).

Lighthouse Audio CDs

We have an exciting new Evangelization ministry/opportunity here at St Paul parish, the Augustine Institute Kiosk.

Lighthouse Audio CD's Collage In the vestibule of the church is a beautiful kiosk that holds a large variety of inspiring CDs. The CDs are audio recordings of inspiring talks on various topics of Catholic life to help build up your faith in God and give inspiration in your life.

You will hear the best speakers in the world, such as Bishop Robert Barron, Dr. Scott Hahn, Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Mother Teresa,, and many more.

Thousands of emails and letters from listeners say that these CDs helped them fall more in love with God and His Church. For example,
“This has renewed my love for the Mass and for Jesus!
“It is hard to express the spiritual impact this CD has had on me. I don’t believe I will ever celebrate the Eucharist the same way again!”
“This has brought me back to the Church! This CD helped me tremendously!”
“These CDs have given me the strength to face my weaknesses and remind me of the covenant I have with my Lord Jesus Christ.”

How many of us have family or friends who have left the Church? Most of us will have to raise our hands. If you were ask how many of us want them back home in the Church, we would all raise our hands again. The good news is that 53% of those who come back do so because someone in the Church gave them a CD or a book.

Purchase some CDs today to help you continue to grow in your faith, and help a loved one come home to the Church by passing some CDs onto them. We are all called to evangelize. There can be no easier or less expensive way than through these inspiring CDs.

Each CD is only $4.00 each and will help to maintain this ministry and enable us to continue to bring in new titles often (this is less than one-half of the retail price). Many are also in Spanish! The most important thing is to know Jesus Christ. These wonderful CDs will inspire you to fall in love more and more with Jesus and His Church.

Some of our current CDs include* (Click on each title for more information.)
All Things are Possible for God
Comprendiendo
la Misa Explicada
Prayer: Gateway to the Spiritual Life
The Four Last Things
The Mass Explained
The Right Perspective
The Treasure of Our Soul: The Apostles’ Creed
Vatican II, Mercy, and You

To learn more about Lighthouse Media, visit the Augustine Institute website.
*Juast a sample and some may sell out.

Why Use Offering Envelopes?

Offertory Envelopes Offering envelopes are intended to be an aid for Christian stewardship. Having an offering envelope designated for each worship service and for special funds can serve as a REMINDER to set aside an offering from our firstfruits as a gift of thanksgiving to the Lord. "On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper…" (1 Corinthians 16:2). The envelopes that we use at St. Paul provide a reminder of the main areas to which our offerings are applied: Current Expenses (MLG&W, grounds keeping, telephones, office supplies, etc.), Missions (Peter Pence, Holy Land, Religious Retirement, Villa Vianney, etc.), School Fund, and the Maintenance Fund.

Another reason for offering envelopes is the CONVENIENCE they provide. An envelope system can make it more convenient for the offering to be properly recorded by the church office and by the individual who gives the offering. It serves as an official record of your contribution for the IRS.

As we hear God’s Word and grow in appreciative love for all He has done and continues to do for us, we will find every reason to show our thanks and offer our gifts for the work of His Kingdom. “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver” (2 Corinthians 9:7).

Electronic giving is an acceptable alternative to using envelopes. God loves a cheerful giver regardless of the method by which that gift comes.

Electronic Giving Now Available!

If you are currently giving on a weekly (or monthly) basis, you will no longer need to write out 52 checks per year or money in envelopeeven prepare 52 envelopes! And when travel, illness or other circumstances prevent you from attending Mass, this program will allow your weekly (or monthly) contributions to continue on an uninterrupted basis.

Stop by the parish office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to fill out the needed authorization form to get started.

A donation to St. Paul can make a world of difference!

Gifts of securities to St. Paul Catholic Church can be an attractive giving method. If you own securities that are worth more than you paid for them, you may receive an income tax deduction for the full current market value of the stocks donated.

In addition, you may bypass capital gains taxes that would otherwise be due. It is simple to make a transfer and we can easily provide you electronic transfer account information. The church encourages donors to consult with their tax advisor when considering these types of gifts.

IRA Contribution Possibilities
Individuals age 70 ½ and over may make a donation direct from their Traditional IRA direct to St. Paul without that money being included in their adjusted gross income. While this can be a benefit to all taxpayers, the direct donation can be especially useful for those that don’t itemize deductions, and for those that are forced to take a Required Minimum Distribution. In order for you to get this tax break, the check must go directly from your IRA trustee to the church. Contact Jackie at the Parish Office or your tax advisor for more information.

Stock Gifts
If you own securities that are worth more than you paid for them, you may receive an income tax deduction for the full current market value of the stocks donated. In addition, you may bypass capital gains taxes that would otherwise be due. It is simple to make a transfer and we can easily provide you electronic transfer account information. The church encourages donors to consult with their tax advisors when considering these types of gifts.

Wills
Charitable bequests can reduce taxes and help you benefit your family and others through your will or living trust. Please remember St. Paul Catholic Church in your will or living trust. To discuss this with our finance staff, please contact Jackie at the parish office: (901) 346-2380

Disaster Relief Efforts

Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, needs your support to ensure the delivery of compassionate care and support to individuals affected by disasters. Our agencies provide essential support before, during and after disasters hit.

Text CCUSADISASTER to 71777 to donate using your smart phone or visit Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) website to donate online.

Conduct at Mass

Celebrating Children

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Please be considerate of your neighbor...


Protecting God’s Children

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee encourages all victims, or parents of minors who are victims, of sexual abuse by a priest, deacon or diocesan employee or agent, to report such abuse by phoning any of the following numbers: Tennessee Child Abuse Hotline (1-877-237-0004) or Victim Assistance Coordinator (901-652-4066). All reports will be treated in a confidential manner. The Diocese of Memphis offers a program of psychological and spiritual assistance to abused victims in need.

Got Junk?

Donate your old appliances, junk cars and scrap metal to the Knights of Columbus. Call Robert Mattei at (901) 258-7237 for pick-up.

Soda Can Recycling Save your aluminum soda and beer cans and drop them in the white barrels next to the dumpster in the rear parking lot. In Pope Francis' Encyclical on the Environment, Laudato Si, he calls on each and every one of us to become good stewards of the earth (23).

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