OUTDOOR MASS this Sunday (WEATHER PERMITTING)
This Sunday we will gather for Mass at 10:00 am in the front section of our main parking area of the church. There are still many people uncomfortable with having Mass for a large number in an enclosed space, so we will do this for a few more weeks until the social distancing is no longer needed or situations change. We will be parking in the lower section of the main parking lot, and Mass will be held in the front half of that lot. No seating can be provided, so please bring a blanket or lawn chairs to sit on. Teams of Ushers wearing safety vests will be there to direct traffic and then to assist during Communion. Please remember we need to social distance between groups by 6 ft and we need to wear masks.
Here are the links for you to sign up for attending Daily Mass this week:
Sign up links for Daily Masses – (50 Person Maximum)
(Note – be sure you look to see which day you are signing up for!)
Thursday 6/4 – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4EA4AF2AA7FF2-daily8
Friday 6/5 – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040C4EA4AF2AA7FF2-daily9
To reserve a spot for the Saturday at 4:30 pm or Sunday at 10 am Masses, please check your parish email. If you are a parishioner, who doesn’t have an email, please call the office at 336-294-4696.
Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distance of 6 ft.
Click Here for “How to Receive Holy Communion” by Fr. Jonathan Meyer
The City of Greensboro along with many communities across our Nation has announced a curfew for 8 pm until further notice due to the “damage being done by outsiders vandalizing businesses after peaceful protest were over” (WFMY News 2). All are invited to join in a nine-day novena of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy beginning June 1 at 8 pm via Zoom or on your own whichever you prefer to pray.
You may access the Zoom platform at 8 pm by clicking the link below and entering the following password: Peace
Please be sure to capitalize the “P” in Peace.
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Meeting ID: 869 9545 3485
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May God bless us all during these unsettling times and fill our hearts with peace and hope, our minds with wisdom, and a strong will to make good decisions for all Gods people.
- PRAYER (click to read)
Heavenly Father, as we conclude our prayer this day, we lift up our hearts to You asking for your Spirit of Wisdom to guide our hearts and minds to the fulfilling of Your will and allow your justice to permeate and transform our thoughts with the mercy made known to us through Your only begotten Son, Jesus. We ask the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary whom You specially chose amongst all others to bear Him; that with her motherly care we may humble ourselves before You to embrace your love for all of your children of every race; that the strife and injustices of our day may be defeated. We seek the fatherly care and protection of St. Joseph for your Church along with the mighty power of the Archangel St. Michael to protect her from all harm. We seek the help of the heavenly Dominions to know your will. And we seek the help of the heavenly Virtues and Powers in this time of civil unrest and public affliction to help us in this fight against the evil spirits, Satan and all the fallen angels that their diabolical plans to divide and destroy may be defeated; that the violence may be ended and Your Peace and Justice may triumph. Finally, we humbly ask you to send forth the guardian angels to watch over all law enforcement officers that they and all those they serve may be protected from harm, guiding their actions to preserve peace and justice. We humbly ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. — Amen.
Father’s Day Novena 2020
As we begin the month of June, we will once again celebrate a Father’s Day Novena of Masses beginning on June 21st, to honor all of our worldly ‘dads’, living and deceased. Have your dad’s name(s) added to the Novena in one of the following ways:
- Go to the parish website ‘Online Giving’ page and enter ‘Novena – name(s)’ in the memo line of “-SPECIFIED – ITEM:” (near the bottom of the page). There is no need to call the office. ‘Online Giving’ link — Click Here.
- Drop off an envelope with ‘Novena – name(s)’ at the church during business hours (currently 10am-1pm M-F) or drop in the collection basket at any Mass.
A donation is encouraged, but not required. Please submit them by Sunday June 21st, to be included in the Novena. We will publish the list in a subsequent bulletin.
- CONFESSION (click for info)
Confession will be offered on Saturdays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. Please call or email the office between the hours of 8:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday to reserve a time. and do come prepared! (336-294-4696 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- BLOOD DRIVE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (click for info)
Volunteers are needed for the Blood Drive next Monday, April 27th. Call Amy Marmion at 336-294-4696 ext. 226 or email her at email@example.com to sign up. Pre-packaged snacks and drinks are also needed for the drive. To donate these items, come to the church and park by the food pantry between 10 am and 1 pm Monday to Friday, and call us when you arrive. We will come out and gratefully accept your donations.
OUR FOOD PANTRY — will remain open, Monday through Friday, from 10 am until 1 pm, to serve those in need in our Community.
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 MASSES WILL BE OFFERED on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 AM; Saturday Mass at 4:30 PM AND RECORDED.
Those 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.
Those Masses will also be broadcast live at 10:00am on the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church Facebook Page.Facebook Page for St. Paul
SUNDAY MASS AT 10:00 AM, is not currently being recorded or live streamed, see Saturday at 4:30 PM for recorded or livestreamed weekend Mass.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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
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