All Soul’s Day Novena of Masses Collection Started

The Novena of Masses for the Commemoration of All Soul’s Day will begin on Monday November 2, 2020 at 9:00am. Envelopes and a collection basket can be found in the Narthex. You may also participate by clicking the button below:

Click here to go to Online Giving

Scroll down to “Special Intentions – Novena” and enter the names in the comments. You may also mail in an envelope with your donation and names noted – attn: Novena Masses.


Prayer for Supreme Court and upcoming election:

St. John Paul II, “Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights — for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture — is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.”

“The United States bishops have declared abortion as the preeminent moral issue because no other fundamental moral evil has destroyed more human lives. There is no other evil extolled in either party’s platform or candidate’s policies that matches a party’s or candidate’s promotion of the intrinsic evil of the direct and deliberate taking of so many human lives — now nearly a million each year in the United States alone.”

“If a candidate for any elected office is fundamentally wrong on such a basic and preeminent human rights issue of grave consequence to the most innocent in our society and to our own future, how can we trust the candidate to make moral and prudent decisions on many other important social justice issues pertaining to the common good?”

Prayer: God our Father, as our nation prepares for the confirmation of a new supreme court justice, we ask that you will move the hearts of the president and the senate to confirm a justice who will uphold and defend the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. For the upcoming elections, local, state and national, grant that our nation may elect civil and judicial leaders who respect the right to life and liberty of every human being from conception to natural death, we ask through Christ our Lord, Amen.


WE WILL BE LIVESTREAMING MASS ON YOUTUBE

If you are not comfortable attending Mass inside or are in a vulnerable group, you are still dispensed. We are live-streaming and recording to our YouTube channel.

Daily Masses on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00am and the Sunday Mass at 10:30am will be livestreamed and the recorded versions will be accessible on the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church YouTube channel at the start of Mass:

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.


DAILY MASSES

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Masses are being held at 9 am in our renovated Sanctuary. You do not need to reserve a spot for the daily Masses. The maximum of 250 in attendance will be followed, however for daily Masses we should not come near that amount. Remember to wear a mask and to maintain social distance. Call the office with any questions at 336-294-4696. We will have a staff member at doors by the Narthex on the Main Parking Lot side to let the people in before Mass, starting at 8:30 am and stopping at Mass time. Please if you feel sick, stay home. Thank you for your understanding. We will update you as the situation changes.

To reserve a spot for the Saturday at 4:30 pm or Sunday at 8 am or 10:30 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.


Click Here for “How to Receive Holy Communion” by Fr. Jonathan Meyer

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.


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 secretary@stpaulcc.org)


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

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
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