Important Announcements and Response to the Coronavirus

Video for Mass Today, Holy Thursday April 9, 2020

 

Public Masses and all parish activities remain cancelled until the City/County “Stay at Home” directives are rescinded.


HOLY WEEK MASS SCHEDULE

HOLY THURSDAY – MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER – 4 pm
FRIDAY- PASSION OF THE LORD- 3 PM

GOOD FRIDAY STATIONS FACEBOOK LIVE AT 7PM
Go to our Facebook page at 7 PM this Friday and follow the Stations of the Cross led by Deacon Mike Martini.

Confessions: Holy Saturday Afternoon from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
To sign up to have your Confession heard on Saturday, you need to call or email the office no later than Thursday at noon before the office closes. You can call or email the office between 8am and 12noon for a time: 336-294-4696 or secretary@stpaulcc.org
There are only a few times left.
Nota Bene:  Don’t wait until the last minute!!!!! Out of courtesy to others who are coming, please be prompt and arrive at the time given you and also come prepared.
Please, if you or a member of your household is sick, stay home.

SATURDAY – EASTER VIGIL- 8PM
Father will continue recording Masses to YouTube and Facebook Live.

EASTER SUNDAY
With the help of our Knights of Columbus we are inviting you to another “drive thru.” During the Easter Vigil Mass, I will also be blessing some vigil lights and a bottle of Holy Water for you to have for your Easter dinner table. You are invited to come through our parish parking lot to pick one of these candles and Holy Water up for your home on Easter Sunday between 10 am and 11 am. Also available for pick up: There will be blessed palms, Easter devotionals and Year of St Joseph booklets. We will also have a safe drop off opportunity for your Easter offertory giving, which is so appreciated.

Due to the huge and generous response at our last “Drive Thru” event, our food pantry is fully stocked and is currently not accepting donations at this time. Thanks to all of you who participated in this past Sunday’s food drive for our pantry. Your generosity was amazing! Also, thank you for the generous donations you made to the parish. We know these are challenging times and we are always humbled by how generous our parish family responds!

On behalf of all of the staff and I, we very much miss seeing all of you here and are looking forward to the day when we can all be together again to celebrate Holy Mass in our newly renovated church! May the deepest blessings of our Resurrected Lord be with you all!

Fr. Joe

PLEASE NOTE – THE OFFICE AND BUILDING ARE CLOSED FROM THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH AT 12:00 PM THROUGH TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH IN OBSERVANCE OF EASTER. THERE WILL BE NO MASSES SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING! HAVE A BLESSED EASTER!


OUR FOOD PANTRY — will remain open, Monday through Friday, from 10 am until 1 pm, to serve those in need in our Community.

Due to the huge and generous response at our last “Drive Thru” event, our food pantry is fully stocked and is currently not accepting donations at this time.


Please Consider Online Giving. One-Time or Scheduled Donations can be Made by clicking Here:

Click Here to Donate Online

MASS WILL BE SAID BY FATHER PER BELOW:

DAILY (M-F) MASSES WILL BE OFFERED AT 9:00 AM; SUNDAY MASS AT 10:00 AM, AND RECORDED.

Masses will be uploaded and accessible on the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church YouTube channel late morning:

YouTube Channel for St. Paul

Click on the ‘Subscribe” button to receive notifications of new videos when available. Simply click on the video you want to watch.

Masses will also be posted on the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Facebook Page:

Facebook Page for St. Paul

As a parish family, let us continue to ask the intercession of our Blessed Mother, of St. Roch, St. Rosalie and of our parish patron, St. Paul to hold us up before God asking for protection from harm, especially from this virus; and to bring health and healing to those afflicted by it already and strength and comfort to their family and friends.

If you are not receiving emails from St. Paul and you want to get the latest updates, please email the office with your preferred email at secretary@stpaulcc.org. Going forward our weekly bulletin will not be printed but will be available on our website until further notice.

Father Joe and the parish staff all wish you and your family health and wellness. You all remain in our prayers.

The bishop has asked us to make this letter available (click here) to all parishioners.

You can employ the option of viewing Mass on EWTN’s tv network or any of the following live-stream sites. I have also included a prayer for making a Spiritual Communion below.

https://www.youtube.com/user/DioceseOfCharlotte

https://www.stmarknc.org/livestream

http://www.catholictv.org/masses/national-shrine-mass

https://saintpatrickscathedral.org/live

http://www.catholictv.org/masses

https://www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live

An Act of Spiritual Communion

Spiritual communion is a great way to cultivate our love for Christ in the Eucharist for those times when we can’t make it to Mass.

It doesn’t matter when or where you are, as long as you practice the devotion with “renewed faith, reverence, humility and in complete trust in the goodness of the Divine Redeemer” and are “united to Him in the spirit of the most ardent charity,” as Pope Pius XII says in his encyclical Mediator Dei (The Sacred Liturgy).

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.



To donate to the 2020 DSA online click this link or use the envelope found in your DSA mailed packet, in the pews or at our Welcome Desk in the Narthex. Thank you in advance for your donation.


Stewardship Opportunities at St. Paul

If you have not had a chance to fill out a commitment card yet, or you thought of other areas you might like to volunteer, you may express interest in one or more of our wonderful ministries at St. Paul by simply clicking on the link below.

Click Here to fill out commitment card

You may also pick up a commitment card in the Narthex and turn in the basket. Thank you in advance for your support of your parish and community.


Sacred Art and Its Most Intimate Essence

A Commentary on Rodolfo Papa’s ‘Discorsi sull’arte sacra’ By Antonio Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments

ROME, MARCH 29, 2012 (Zenit.org).- This is a publication that has been long waited for, as it is one that is greatly needed: it is the work of Rodolfo Papa, who studies sacred art, its essence and identity with great depth. The essence and identity in question is born from the truth of sacred art, and from the truth of art as such, in which truth and beauty are inseparable, and in which faith and art, faith and beauty embrace one another in perfect reciprocity that constitutes an unbreakable union between them; something similar to that which occurs between faith and reason. Read More.


Letter of His Holiness Pope John Paul II to Artists
Read Letter


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