Sacraments

Masses

The Celebration of Mass

Daily Masses

Monday, Thursday and Friday at 9:00 A.M.
Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. followed by Eucharist Adoration, concludes with Benediction by 7:30 P.M.

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 5:00 P.M.
Sunday at 8:15 A.M., 10:45 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Mass Cards

Masses are offered for the special intentions of the faithful. To request a Mass card, please come by the office or contact the Receptionist at 336.294.4696 and they can assist you with your request. The customary donation for a Mass is $12.00.

Baptism

baptismWe share the joy of expectant parents and look forward to welcoming them for baptismal preparation.

Steps for baptism at St. Paul’s:

  • Parents who wish their child to be baptized should be registered members of St. Paul the Apostle parish.
  • Parents should contact Father Joseph Mack at 294.4696 to begin their preparation and to schedule the celebration of this beautiful sacrament with their child.
  • Baptism Class is recommended for all parents having a child Baptized for the first time. The class schedule is listed below.
  • Letters of Eligibility for Godparents are due before a baptism may be scheduled. (See below for requirements.)

Godparent Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old and Confirmed.
  • May have one but two are preferred.
  • If two, then one of each sex is required.
  • One must be a practicing, Confirmed Catholic with certification from their current parish (if not from St. Paul’s).
  • If the other Godparent is a Christian Witness (not Catholic), then they must be a baptized Christian practicing their faith in a faith community.
  • All Godparents must be certified by the parish/church which they attend.
  • Honorary Godparents (additional godparents beyond 2) are allowed, however only 2 godparents will be listed in the Sacramental Register and on the Baptism Certificate.
  • A proxy may be used for a godparent who cannot be present, but the Godparent still must submit their certification.
  • Parents may not serve as godparents however, sisters, brothers, or grandparents may as long as they meet the above requirements.

For information about the pre-Baptism class or to register for a class please contact: Chris Neubauer cneubauer@stpaulcc.org.

Reconciliation

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Every Saturday at 3:30 with the last one starting at 4:20 p.m.
Monday, Thursday, Friday after the 9:00 a.m. Mass.
If you are not able to come for Confession during regularly scheduled times, feel free to contact Father by phone (parish office: 294-4696) or by email frjoemack@stpaulcc.org to set up a time.

It may have been a while since your last Confession. This is what to do in Reconciliation:

  1. First it is always a good idea to do an Examination of Conscience. Here is a link to the USCCB website that can help you with that. http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/sacraments/penance/
  2. Enter the confessional and make the sign of the cross: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
  3. Bless me Father for I have sinned, it has been (tell Father how long ago) since my last Confession.
  4. Then Confess your sins.
  5. Then Father will give you Penance and you will say an Act of Contrition. My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong, and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Amen.
  6. Father will give you Absolution and you leave the Confessional to do your Penance.
Eucharist

Weekend Masses

Saturday at 5:00 P.M.
Sunday at 8:15 A.M., 10:45 A.M. and 5:00 P.M.

Preparation for First Eucharist

eucharistStudents receive First Eucharist, or Holy Communion, in the second grade after having made their First Reconciliation. They must be registered parishioners and attend Mass every Sunday. Students in Catholic grade school and our Faith Formation program study for two years and are catechized for this sacrament during their religion classes. Families with students preparing for the sacrament are also asked to attend Generations of Faith classes once a month as a family.

Special classes are available for older students who may not yet have received the sacrament.

Please contact Jeannine Martin, our Director of Faith Formation for more information or to enroll in classes. 336-294-4696 X 225.

Confirmation

Confirmation can be celebrated as early as 8th grade in our diocese. Students must be registered parishioners and complete a two year course of study which would begin as early as 7th grade. They must be attending Mass every Sunday, perform service hours and attend two retreats. Families with students preparing for the sacrament are also ask to attend Generations of Faith classes once a month as a family.

A program is also available for students in high school who may not have been confirmed in eighth grade. High school students preparing for this sacrament are expected to be active participants in both youth ministry and catechetical programs in order to receive the sacrament.

A sponsor is required; who must be at least 16 years of age, active in their faith, and have received both Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. A letter from their Pastor is required if they are not members of St. Paul.

Marriage

Wedding-PictureSaint Paul the Apostle Wedding Information

We look forward to assisting couples wishing to enter a sacramental marriage. Click the link below to review the Wedding Guidelines at Saint Paul the Apostle and then contact our pastor, Father Joe Mack, at 294-4696 to begin preparations for this wonderful sacrament.

Wedding Guidelines at St. Paul the Apostle
Holy Orders
If you are discerning a vocation to the priesthood or the consecrated life, we encourage you to call or email Father Joseph Mack at 336.294.4696 for spiritual guidance in this all important process.
Anointing of the Sick

If you or a loved one are in an area hospital or are homebound and wish to be visited, please notify the parish office. Our priests offer Confession, Holy Communion and Anointing of the Sick for those who wish to receive. Eucharistic Ministers make regular visits to our parishioners who are unable to come to Church. Contact the office at 336.294.4696.

Funerals

Ministry of Consolation

If you have a loved one who has recently passed away, we encourage you to contact the parish office at 336-294-4696, to make arrangements for the funeral service.