St Paul the Apostle Catholic Church

Parish Office Hours ~ Horas de las oficinas

The Parish Office is Open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
and 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Friday.
The Welcome Center is CLOSED 12:00 - 1:00 PM for lunch.
The Welcome Center Desk is NOT staffed in the evenings or weekends.
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La officina parroquial sera abierta 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Lunes-Jueves
y 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. en los viernes. 
El Centro de Bienvenida estara cerrada lunes a viernes 12:00 - 1:00 PM.
El Centro de Bienvenida NO tendrá equipo después de 5:00 p.m. y los fines de semana.

Updated Information Needed

If you have signed up for Faith Direct, moved, your marital status has changed, or your family has grown since you registered please inform the St. Paul parish office of these changes. Your updated notifications can save your parish money.

To Prevent Fire Hazards ~ Para Evitar Peligro de Incendios

To Prevent Fire Hazards
Please do not drop matches into the votive candles. To light candles use the wooden sticks provided and extinguish in the sand after use. Only candles provided by the church may be used in the votive candles stand.
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Para Evitar Peligro de Incendios
Por favor no deje fósforos en las velas de petición. Para encender las velas utilice los palitos de madera proporcionadas y extíngalo en la arena después de su uso. Sólo las velas proporcionadas por la iglesia se pueden utilizar en las velas votivas Stand.

Faith Direct

Has bad weather, planned travel or illness kept you from attending Mass at St. Paul the Apostle?
If so, please consider signing up with Faith Direct! By giving electronically you can ensure that your gifts of treasure will support the services and activities of our parish even while you are unable to be present.
You can quickly sign up online at www.faithdirect.net using our church code: TX596, or by mailing an enrollment form available on the Information Wall by the Welcome Center.

¿Es que los viajes, o enfermedad hayan causado que no lleguen a misa todos los domingos?
¡Si es así, les pido que consideren registrarse con Faith Direct! Dando sus contribuciones a nuestra iglesia de San Pablo por vía electrónica, se aseguraran que sus dones de tesoro apoyarán los servicios y actividades de nuestra parroquia, inclusivo mientras no puede estar presente semana a semana.
Pueden inscribirse rápidamente en línea en www.faithdirect.net utilizando nuestro código de iglesia: TX596, o enviando por correo un formulario de inscripción disponible en la en la Pared de Información cerca el Centro de Bienvenida.

Stop Parking in the Fire Lanes!

Please do not park in the fire lanes in front of the building entrances at any time.
Municipal law requires that these fire lanes be available at all times for emergency vehicle use only! Not only can it cause a serious delay in the delivery of emergency services in the event of a fire or ambulance call, your vehicle can be fined and towed at your expense for being in violation of the law. Parking, while leaving your unoccupied vehicle idle or remaining in your vehicle in this area, is a violation. Any damage to your vehicle that occurs because of being illegally parked in the fire lanes during an emergency will also be at the owner’s expense. Both Nassau Bay Police and Fire Marshal’s office are now aware of the parking violations and the police will immediately begin ticketing violators.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding! 

Baptism Interviews (Step 1) ~ 1st Tuesday of Every Month

Location: 
Clergy Offices
Event Description: 

Tuesday, AUGUST 6, 2014
Baptism is the sacrament of life with God and membership in the Church through the parent’s commitment to raise their child in their gift of faith.

First Steps for Parents
Meet with the pastor: Fr. Wencil and other clergy members meet individually with parents on the first Tuesday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. You do not need an appointment. Parents show up, sign in, and are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Please bring the following to this appointment:

  • A copy of both parents’ photo ID (driver’s license, passport, visa, etc.)
  • A copy of the godparent’s photo ID (driver’s license, passport, visa, etc.)
  • State-issued birth certificate for the child being baptized
  • Godfather and/or Godmother Covenant Form(s), if godparents have been decided upon.
  • Materials fee to cover the cost of items you’ll be given at the baptismal class. The fee is $25 for registered parishioners and $50 for non-parishioners.
  • If you do not have all these forms at the time of your clergy interview, you will be given an envelope to take home and use to collect the forms. Once all forms have been collected, you can turn in your envelope at the front office to be scheduled for a class. No baptism classes are scheduled without all forms turned in.

Both parents are required to complete a baptism class prior to choosing a baptism date for their child. Godparents are also expected to attend. Parents can attend baptism classes at another Catholic Church, but we must receive proof stating that you did so. Our baptism classes are two-hour sessions that take place three Sundays a month for a total of six hours of instruction. Generally, but not always, they take place the first, second and third Sunday afternoons of the month. 
 
Celebration of Baptism is held at 2 p.m. in the church on the second Sunday of every month but alternate between Spanish and English. There are no Baptisms during Lent Season through Easter Sunday nor the weekend of Thanksgiving Day (Thursday-Sunday), and the octave of Christmas (Christmas Eve-Solemnity of Mary-New Year’s Day) except in the case of an emergency. Both parents are required to complete the Baptism Classes prior to choosing a Baptism date for their child. For more information please contact the parish office at 281-333-3891.

Nursery News

 NURSERY NEWS:
We strive to have a loving, caring Nursery for 6 months to 4 years so Adults can participate in Sunday Masses and also during the week for Adult Education classes. In order for this to continue to be offered we are in need of the following: 

VOLUNTEERS: PARENT AND ADULTS, HIGH SCHOOL AND JR. HIGH STUDENTS. (All volunteers will be trained and anyone over 18 will need to be Virtus Certified.) 

PAID WORKERS: We do have limited spaces for Paid Workers who are 15 years old or older.  
Please email: nursery@stpaulcatholic.org or contact Sara Fontana at 281.333.3891 EXT. 339 if you are interested.

NURSERY COORDINATOR POSITION AVAILABLE…
Rosario Horta, our Nursery Coordinator is moving on to other exciting areas. We are so grateful for the time and effort she has given to the Nursery and we wish her the very best!
Applications are currently being accepted for the Nursery Coordinator position. E-mail Sara if you are interested.

Low-Gluten Hosts

St. Paul’s offers low-gluten hosts for Communion for those parishioners who suffer from Celiac disease. These hosts have only a minute amount of gluten (0.01%) and are approved for use by the USCCB. Parishioners wishing to receive a low-gluten host MUST contact the Priest 10 minutes before Mass for instructions.

Extra Parking (Estacionamiento) Availability

There is FREE parking available all week long in the new parking garage located at 1725 SpacePark across the street from the Voyager Apt. Homes. This parking is available now.
 
Hay estacionamiento GRATIS disponible toda la semana en el Nuevo garaje ubicado en 1725 Space Park frente los Hogares Apartamentos Voyager. Este estacionamiento esta disponible ahora.

Our AED's Location

Through the generous donation of a parishioner, the parish was able to order an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AED is located between the men’s and women’s restroom (the ones in the hallway to the right of the WelcomeCenter) above the water fountains. Please note this is for emergency, life threatening situations only. This device is used in cases of life threatening cardiac arrhythmias.

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