All graduating high school seniors who are parishioners of St. Paul and pursuing post-secondary education are invited to apply. This scholarship, in loving memory of Emily, one of our parishioners, will be given to a graduating senior who best promotes our Catholic faith and serves as a true disciple of Christ in our parish. You don’t need to be an A student to win. Applications can be downloaded here and filled-in using your computer, picked up in the Church sacristy after Mass, or in the Parish Office during the Week. Deadline for turning in applications is July 10, 2016. No late entries will be accepted this year.
The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament benefiting St. Paul Catholic School will be Friday April 1, 2016 at Wedgewood Golf Course in Olive Branch. Download the brochure to learn more and to register.
First Friday Adoration will be on Friday, March 4, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Two adorers are needed for each hour. A sign-up board will be by the southwest doors a week before.
Ash Wednesday, February 10, 2016, will begin the 16th campaign for 40 Days For Life. Come join us & help save lives! We stand in peaceful, prayerful vigil in front of Planned Parenthood offering HELP, HOPE & LOVE to all who enter. There is so much help for any woman who may be despairing over her pregnancy. We need people to bring Jesus to the street corner to combat the lies told to these women. Won’t you help? Abortion is the #1 cause of death in the US. 1.4 million deaths a year followed by 611,105 deaths due to cardiac problems. Can you not act on this knowledge to change our culture back into a Culture of Life? We pray every day from February 10, 2016 through Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Help us please! www.40daysforlife.com/memphis or Libby Parks 901-355-8546.
Beginning Sunday, February 14, 2016, Father Johnnie will offer a 5-week series on The Sacraments. Credit for catechists is available. The class will meet in the Parish Hall. Please call the office if you will be attending at (901)-346-2380.
8:15 a.m. (School Mass)
7:00 p.m. Bilingual
Ashes will only be distributed after the homily, not at the end of Mass, or at the office.
Fast and Abstinence
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
Fasting is obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The abstinence from meat is binding from age 14 onwards.
Those that are excused from fast and abstinence include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.
Beginning Sunday, February 14, Father Johnnie will offer a 5-week series on The Sacraments. Credit for catechists is available. If you are interested in attending, please call the office, (901) 346-2380.
CRS Rice Bowl…
…is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith-in-action program for parishes, schools & families. Participants fast, pray, & give during Lent, following Jesus’ call to live in solidarity w/the poorest & most vulnerable.
A cardboard Rice Bowl (available in the back of the church) is the traditional tool used to collect your Lenten alms. A Calendar is provided with each cardboard Rice Bowl to provide inspiration for your Lenten journey. Daily reflections, weekly prayers, meatless recipes and stories of hope from around the world will inspire you through the 40 days of Lent.
COME SHOP at Mother Cabrini Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9 a.m. to Noon.