St. Paul Religious Education
Dates to remember-
Please Prayfor Those Who Serve in
Communal Penance Service
A Communal Penance Service will be held at St. Paul on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm. Communal Penance Services for the Porter Deanery will be held at the following parishes-
St. Patrick, Chesterton Monday, December 12th at 7:00 pm
St. Paul, Valparaiso Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 pm
St. Elizabeth Seton, Wednesday, December 14th at 7:00 pm
Holy Spirit, Winfield Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 pm
Our Lady of Sorrows, Valparaiso Thursday, December 15th at 7:00 pm
Nativity of Our Savior, Portage Friday, December 16th at 7:00 pm
As Christians, Jesuscalls us to beMercifulasOur FatherisMerciful. May we act as Christians always!
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December 12th and 13th- Our Story at VCS
December 19, 2016 - January 4, 2017
Christmas Break- NO CLASSES!!
January 9th, 10th, and 11th- Christmas Break ends
ALL CLASSES RESUME!!
November 27, 2016
The First Week of Advent
This is what Isaiah, son of Amoz,
saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
In days to come,
the mountain of the LORD’s house
shall be established as the highest mountain
and raised above the hills.
All nations shall stream toward it;
many peoples shall come and say:
“Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may instruct us in his ways,
and we may walk in his paths.”
For from Zion shall go forth instruction,
and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
He shall judge between the nations,
and impose terms on many peoples.
They shall beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks;
one nation shall not raise the sword against another,
nor shall they train for war again.
O house of Jacob, come,
let us walk in the light of the Lord!
St. Paul Catholic Church
1755 West Harrison Blvd.
Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Please Pray for Our Priests
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!
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, Amen.
"Let us pray for seminarians, that they may listen to the voice of the Lord and follow it with courage and joy"
December 7, 2016
Works of Mercy
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.
Corporal Works of Mercy
The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.
Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion, as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.
Mon - 9am to 7pm
Tues - 9 am to 5:30 pm
Wednesday- 9am to 7:30pm
Thursday- 9am to 2pm
Saturday- 10am to 11:15am
Closed Fri & Sun
Daily Quote from Pope Francis
Beat Your Sword Into a Plowshare