"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
August 19, 2018-
I Am The Living Bread from Heaven . . .
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!
St. Paul Catholic Church
1755 West Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Religious Education Office- 219.464.8502
Parish Office- 219.464.4831
Mon - 12 noon to 8 pm
Tues - 12 noon to 8 pm
Wed- 12 noon to 8 pm
Thurs- 8 am to 4 pm
Sat- 10 am to 2 pm
Closed- Fri & Sun
Jesus said to the crowds:
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world."
The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
"How can this man give us his flesh to eat?"
Jesus said to them,
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
August 20, 2018: Catechist/Aide In-Service
6:00- 8:00 pm
August 21, 2018: Catechist/Aide In-Service, (repeat)
4:30- 6:30 pm
September 5, 2018: Virtus Training- 6:30- 9:30 pm
September 10, 11, & 12: First Days of Classes
September 29, 2018: First Reconciliation Classes Begin
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me
and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever."
John 6: 51-58
Please Pray for Our Priests
St. Paul Faith Formation
Daily Quotefrom Pope Francis
Dates to remember-
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
Registration Are Now Being Taken!
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,
"We must restore hope to young people, help the old, be open to the future, spread love. Be poor among the poor. We need to include the excluded and preach peace."
**Pope Francis prayer intention for August is-
"For the Treasure of Families."
Registrations are being taken at this time. You may stop by our office during the office hours listed below to register your child(ren). Classes begin September 10th, 11th, and 12th. All classes are open at this time. Register soon in order to be placed in the class of your first choice.
Faith Formation Office Hours-
Monday- Wednesday: 12 noon to 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Registration documents are also available here. Families who were in our program will have a registration form already available in our office. New families will need to fill out a blank form that is available at the link below after Monday, August 6th. For more information either stop by our office or give us a call at 464-8502. Hope to hear from you soon!
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