PRINCIPAL CELEBRATIONS OF
THE LITURGICAL YEAR 2019
First Sunday of Advent- December 2, 2018
Ash Wednesday- March 6, 2019
Easter Sunday- April 21, 2019
The Ascension of the Lord [Thursday]- May 30, 2019
Pentecost Sunday- June 9, 2019
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ- June 23, 2019
First Sunday of Advent- December 1, 2019
"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
"Dear young people, this future belongs to you, but cherish the great wisdom of your elders and strive to be peacemakers: not content with the status quo, but actively engaged in building the culture of encounter and reconciliation."
June 25, 2016
Religious Education has a way to notify families of late-breaking cancellations due to weather. In addition to using our website, we will utilize One Call Now, a system which makes computerized phone calls to notify you if we feel must cancel classes due to poor weather conditions. As always, if the Valparaiso Community Schools cancels, we too are cancelled- that announcement is made on the radio and our website and you will not receive individual phone calls. If, however, the conditions warrant a cancellation after the normal school day is over, then we would also use this service to notify you. If you change the weather cancellation number we have on file, you must notify us immediately to ensure you will be successfully contacted via One Call Now.
January 21, 2019 : Martin Luther King Day - No RE Classes
February 5: First Eucharist Classes #1
6:00 -7:15 pm
February 9: First Eucharist Class #1, (repeat,)
10:00 - 11:15 am
February 18: President's Day - No RE Classes
February 24: Rite of Enrollment for First Eucharist -
at 12:00 noon Mass
March 6: Ash Wednesday - No RE Classes
March 25 - April 1 Spring Break - No RE Classes
April 2, 3, and 8 Classes Resume from Spring Break
April 28: Celebration of First Eucharist at
10:00 am or 12:00 Noon Mass
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- 8 am to 12 noon
Closed- Fri & Sun
January 20, 2019
Do Whatever He Tells You
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.
Religious Education Office Hours-
Monday - Wednesday: 12 noon to 8 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 8 am to 12 noon
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!
St. Paul Catholic Church
1755 West Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Religious Education Office- 219.464.8502
Parish Office- 219.464.4831
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee,
and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding.
When the wine ran short,
the mother of Jesus said to him,
"They have no wine."
And Jesus said to her,
"Woman, how does your concern affect me?
My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servers,
"Do whatever he tells you."
Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings,
each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told the them,
"Fill the jars with water."
So they filled them to the brim.
Then he told them,
"Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter."
So they took it.
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,
Please Pray for Our Priests
And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine,
without knowing where it came from
— although the servers who had drawn the water knew —,
the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him,
"Everyone serves good wine first,
and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one;
but you have kept the good wine until now."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.
St. Paul Faith Formation
Dates to Remember-
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. Here, you will find a prayer written for just this purpose. Please join us in in our effort to express our thanksgiving to God for the gift of His shepherds!
Please Pray for Those Who Serve in
Daily Quotefrom Pope Francis