It is with great pleasure that I say, welcome to St. Paul the Apostle. I hope you will find our parish a home for you to grow spiritually and to experience the Lord in and through this community of faith. I hope and pray that you will take time to reflect on the many ministries which are available in our parish and that you will consider to join one of them. Thank you for sharing your time, talent and treasure with us. Let us pray for one another as we share the journey of life in faith at St. Paul the Apostle.
It is our hope that you will make St. Paul your second home. We are blessed to have you as part of our parish family and pray that our parish will be a place where you draw closer to our Lord and deepen your Catholic Faith.
Fr. Yamid Blanco
May 2021 - Update
Beginning this weekend, May 29/30, the requirement for wearing masks at Mass at St. Paul's is optional. However, the wearing of masks will continue to be required for Eucharistic Ministers when distributing Communion. Also, those attending Mass must wear a mask when going up to receive Communion, but may remove it for the non-communion parts of Mass. Individuals may bring a pyx and ask for additional host(s) for bringing Communion to one or more who couldn't attend Mass.
We ask that you please be respectful of each other's personal health choice, and to still be mindful of your fellow parishioner who may be more vunerable that you and continue to practice social distancing.
Please contact me with any questions.
~ REFLECTION ON THE 2020 YEAR ~ We hear people say that 2020 has been a year to forget. 2020 certainly has been a challenging year that most of us want to forget however, instead of trying to forget 2020, it is a year we would do well to remember for a long time, holding what we have experienced in the depth of our hearts. 2020 is a year we ought to learn from and to remember so many people. We have seen just how fragile life is and how the best laid plans quickly evaporate, revealing just how little we really control. We have come to see how important family, friends and relationships are and to make efforts to connect with them in new and meaningful ways. We have seen just how much work or study can be accomplished in ways unexpected and it has helped us prioritize better.2021 promises to be better, but only if we do not forget the lessons of 2020. May we become better persons, holier persons who have experienced God’s invitation to know Him more intimately and recognize his merciful presence at our side in all the circumstances of our lives. I send all of you my blessings. I pray to God that the 2021 year will bring unity, healing and health to all of us and to our country. Happy and Blessed New Year to All of You. Feliz Año Nuevo para Todos Ustedes.~ Fr. Yamid Blanco