Mass Schedule
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Novena To Our Sorrowful Mother
Mondays from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm
*in the event of a funeral, times will be adjusted

1st Friday from 8:30 am to Noon

Nocturnal Adoration: 1st Saturday from 9:00 pm
through 7:00 am Sunday
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Pastor Msgr. Charles Chaffman
We invite you to register to be part of our
parish family. Please come by the office and
fill out a registration form or you may
download the form and drop off at the
church office. Call 733-7152 if you have any
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Friday at 5:30 pm
    Daily Mass
    Monday - Friday at 8:00 am

    Saturday Vigil
    Mass: 5:30 pm

    Mass: 8:00 am, 9:30 am (Spanish),
    10:30 am (Congolese Choir at House of Mercy),
    11:30 am & 5:30 pm
   Sacrament of Reconciliation
    Saturday 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
Classes are held every Sunday at the St. Paul Community Center for children from Pre-Kinder
through 8th grade and for adults at 9:30am followed by 10:30am Mass at the House of Mercy.
Parents are strongly encouraged to attend their own faith formation sessions with “At Home with
the Word” facilitated by Margaret and John Szcyubialka and join their children for Mass at 10:30am.
Contact Rosie Arismendez at the parish office for more information.
Life Teen is a HS youth group centered around the Eucharist to bring teens closer to Christ. We talk about real life issues
that teens face today. All high school teens are encouraged to sign up and get involved. High School teens wanting to
prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation will need to register for Life Teen. Life Teen is limited to High School teens only.
Life Teen meets on Sundays from 3:45PM to 5:15PM from the 2nd Sunday in September through end of May. Cost of
registration is $50. Contact Lisa for more information at or (210)844-2041.
Rosary every 4th Saturday at 8:30AM in Our Lady's Chapel.
All are welcome.
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St. Paul Catholic Learning Center:
The SPCC accepts infants (6 weeks) to
pre-K4 year round including during summer camp
sessions. Hours are Monday-Friday,
6:30 am - 6:00 pm. Monthly (or weekly) cost includes
total care time and meals. Summer camp session has
begun. It is available on a weekly enrollment rate as
well and includes fun summer events. The St. Paul
Learning Center is the place to call and/or visit. We
just may fit your needs. Call Director Blanca Sanchez
to arrange a tour of our Center: (210) 738-8715.
Mass Schedule
If you are interested in becoming Catholic we offer what is called RCIA: The
formation of adults and process by which they are initiated into the Church is
• Unbaptized
...persons 18 years or older who follow a process to help them grow in
awareness to God’s call to conversion
as well as ways to respond to that call.
• Baptized in Another Christian Church...those catechized and uncatechized persons from a faith tradition other than
Catholic who are seeking full communion with the Roman Catholic Church (Eucharist and Confirmation/Full reception into the
Church by Profession of Faith).

• Baptized but uncatechized Catholic Adults...persons who were baptized as infants in the Catholic Church yet not given
any religious upbringing within the Catholic Tradition. These adults will be prepared to celebrate the sacraments of penance,
confirmation and Eucharist.

• Lacking Confirmation: These adults have been baptized, received First Communion (Eucharist), but have not been
confirmed. These adults will be prepared to celebrate Confirmation.

The place to be on Wednesday evenings
from 6:30-8:30pm!!

We invite you to come and shop at the House of
Mercy Gift Shop where you can find that special
gifts for any occasion.
We have all the
accessories and religious
items for those making
their First Holy Communion.
We carry accessories and
religious items for baptisms!
Looking for a Unity Candle, a
Bible, arras, etc. for your
wedding……or a tiara for your
Store Hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Call for
extended store hours evenings and weekends.
Proceeds from the store help to meet the parish
debt. Anyone interested in volunteering to help
out at the store is asked to call 736-0055 or
House of Mercy Gift Shop
Religious Education
For information about current events and activities at
St. Paul's Parish check out our Facebook page
The first Sunday of the season of Lent always includes a Gospel account of the temptation of the Lord Jesus in the desert by
the devil. This year, the story is set against the backdrop of the first reading from Genesis, which recounts the very first
temptation by the devil. That story is set in a garden of delight. The Gospel story is set in the desert. As believers, we know that
temptation comes our way in our own gardens of delight as well as the deserts of our lives. As Lent begins, our attention is
drawn to that temptation within each of us to become like God—we want control, power, and answers to all of life’s difficult
questions. As communities of faith, we are given this season of repentance so that we can join our hearts with others on the
difficult journey of conversion. We look to God and to one another for strength against temptation.
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Agape - During five (5) weeks of Lent our Agape time will look a little different.
We will be joining many other churches in our Archdiocese as well as
churches throughout the nation to reflect on our call to mission and
evangelization as we begin the V (5th) Encuentro process.  

All are invited to join us for evening prayer at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck
dinner. After dinner, we will gather in a process of reflection and faith sharing
that will prepare us to engage in evangelizing missions. It will be a time to
deepen our own understanding of our baptismal call and learn how we can
share experiences of encounters with Jesus, with each other and those on the
peripheries of our community.  Please take this time of Lent to pray with us
and reflect on what it means to be a true witness to God’s love.
Men's ACTS:  May 11th - 14th at Cordi Marian Retreat Center
"Whoever believes in Me will do the works that I do, and will do greater one than these."
John 14:12
Sign up today! Contact Retreat Directors for more information
Xavier Mendiola (210)693-2974, Richard Cortinas (210)544-3639, Robert Durate (210)550-9398
Registration Form:
2017 St. Paul Men's ACTS Registration Form  
Visit our ACTS Website at
Sign up today for our Men's ACTS Retreat
St. Paul ACTS....Best Fish In Town!
Agape Wednesday
Saint Francis: Troubador of God’s Peace is
a live theater production based on the life of
St. Francis of Assisi, one of the most popular
saints of all time. In this inspiring one-man
drama, audiences meet the beloved “Little
Poor Man of Assisi,” whose life has
continued to draw men and women to Christ
for more than eight centuries. Actor Sean
Tivenan captures the spirit of St. Francis in
an energetic, musical performance that
incorporates state-of-the-art theatrical
lighting, an artistic set evocative of the
Italian countryside, and a lyrical soundtrack
composed by Randall DeBruyn. Francis is a
colorful production suitable for any age, and
a unique, personal encounter with the saint
who inspired Pope Francis.

60 minutes.  Suitable for all ages.
Learn more about the 2017 Fiesta of Mercy Congress here.