Covid-19

Information

This page is an attempt to provide information of weekly and monthly information how the Covid-19 pandemic is changing the way we worship and gather at St. Paul and throughout the diocese.


IMPORTANT COVID 19 INFORMATION FOR OUR PARISH.


Video from Bishop Talley about returning to Public Masses this weekend, May 16-17, and staying safe.


Video from Bishop Talley regarding wearing face masks while at Mass


Decree from Bishop Talley
on lifting the suspension of public masses.


"COVID-19 lockdown not a threat to religious liberty", archbishop says.


Stewartship

While many of us are not ready to come in person to celebrate the Mass together, your stewardship remains an important part of your obligation to the financial support of St. Paul. Even though we were not having public Masses for about two months, our expenses have not changed.
We still had to maintain some heat and cooling in the church building, employees and our priests still needed to be paid, our clergy still needed to eat, telephone service still needed to be maintain and paid, utilities from MLG&W still needed to be paid, sanitation services were still needed, and building maintenance still needed to be performed. Even though we are back, our collection has not come back.
The bible speaks of giving in many places. Two of them are Leviticus 27:30 "All tithes of the land, whether in grain from the fields or in fruit from the trees, belong to the LORD; they are sacred to the LORD."
Proverbs 3:9 "Honor the LORD with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce;"
Despite the fact that many people use the word “tithe” synonymously with any church-related giving, the word tithe literally means “tenth.” The tithe was an obligatory offering from the law of Moses requiring 10 percent of an Israelite’s firstfruits. Because God provided the harvest, this first part was returned to Him. It was a reminder to Israel that all things we have are His. It was a show of thankfulness for His provision. It also provided for the Levitical priesthood, festivals, and the needy.
You can mail in your tithe to the church office or setup a weekly or monthly online giving. For this and other ways you can help St. Paul, visit our Giving page.

CANCELLATIONS

Mother Cabrini Sales are canceled unil further notice.
Mother Cabrini Food Pantry closed until further notice.
Baptismal classes cancelled until further notice.
Clases bautismales canceladas hasta nuevo aviso.
Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinners are canceled until further notice.
No choir practice until further notice.

Special Indulgences Granted by the Holy See

The Apostolic Penitentiary, which is the office of the Holy See entrusted with granting indulgences, issued a decree on March 19, 2020. The decree grants special indulgences for the faithful during the current COVID-19 epidemic. Read Special COVID Indulgences.
View the text of the decree.

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!