April 22, 2018-
The Shepherd Know His Sheep
God blesses us with shepherds to lead us closer to Him. We are grateful to God for this kindness. Our priests work day after day to fulfill their vocation as the "hands and feet of Christ" in this world. Their work requires our support. One of the best ways to thank God for this blessing is to pray each day for our priests. Below, you will find a prayer written for just this purpose and a calendar outline a priest to pray for each day. Please join us in in our effort to express our thanksgiving to God for the gift of His shepherds!
PRINCIPAL CELEBRATIONS OF
THE LITURGICAL YEAR 2018
Ash Wednesday- February 14, 2018
Easter Sunday- April 1, 2018
The Ascension of the Lord [Thursday]- May 10, 2018
Pentecost Sunday- May 20, 2018
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ- June 3, 2018
First Sunday of Advent- December 2, 2018
"As a gift from God, every human life is sacred from conception to natural death. The life and dignity of every person must be respected and protected at every stage and in every condition. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to actively work for a world of greater respect for human life and greater commitment to justice and peace."
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
"Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. Have trust in God ."
March 23, 2018
Prayer for Our Priests
You have constituted Your only begotten Son supreme
and eternal Priest
for the glory of your majesty
and the salvation of mankind:
grant that those whom He has chosen
as ministers and dispensers
of His mysteries may be
found faithful in fulfilling
the ministry they have received.
Today we pray especially for (name).
Teach, lead and guide him always.
Correct, enlighten and
expand his thoughts and behavior.
Possess his soul;
take over his entire personality and life.
Let him live in you and
keep him in this intimate union always.
We ask this through Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
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Tues - 9am to 7pm
Wednesday- 9am to 7:30pm
Thursday- 10am to 3pm
Saturday- 10am- 11:30am
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St. Paul Catholic Church
1755 West Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Religious Education Office- 219.464.8502
Parish Office- 219.464.4831
Please Pray for Our Priests
"I am the good shepherd.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
A hired man, who is not a shepherd
and whose sheep are not his own,
sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away,
and the wolf catches and scatters them.
This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd,
and I know mine and mine know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father;
and I will lay down my life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.
These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice,
and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
This is why the Father loves me,
because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own.
I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again.
This command I have received from my Father."
Please Pray for Those Who Serve in
St. Paul Religious Education
Dates to remember-
April 24, 2018: Last Day of RE for Tuesday Sessions
April 25, 2018: Last Day of RE for Wednesday Sessions
April 28, 2018: Rehearsal for First Eucharist Masses-
for 10:00 am Mass- 9:30 am
for Noon Mass- 10:30 am
for 2:00 pm Mass- 11:30 am
April 29, 2018: Celebration of First Eucharist-(English)
10:00 am or 12:00 noon
April 29, 2018: Celebration of First Eucharist-(Spanish)
April 30, 2018: Last Day of RE for Monday Sessions