Catechist In-Service

As Christians,  Jesuscalls us to beMercifulasOur FatherisMerciful.  May we act as Christians always!



St. Paul Catholic Church

Religious Education

1755 West Harrison Blvd.

Valparaiso, Indiana  46385



Sunday, September 18 @ 10 am Mass

     Catechetical Sunday

September 26, 27, and 28 @ All Sessions

     Open House/ Catechist Appreciation

Please Prayfor Those Who Serve in

       our Military!

Wednesday, August 24 @ 6:30pm-

     Virtus Training in the School Cafeteria

Monday, August 29 @ 6:00pm-

     Catechist In-Service in School Library

Tuesday, August 30 @ 4:15pm-

     Catechist In-Service in School Library

Wednesday, August 31 @ 6:30 pm-

     Catechist In-Service in School Library

September 12, 13, and 14-

    Religious Education Classes Begin!!!!

Daily Quote from Pope Francis

Pass Through the Narrow Gate

Jesus passed through towns and villages,
teaching as he went and making his way to Jerusalem. 
Someone asked him,
“Lord, will only a few people be saved?” 
He answered them,
“Strive to enter through the narrow gate,
for many, I tell you, will attempt to enter
but will not be strong enough. 
After the master of the house has arisen and locked the door,
then will you stand outside knocking and saying,
‘Lord, open the door for us.’
He will say to you in reply,
‘I do not know where you are from.
And you will say,
‘We ate and drank in your company and you taught in our streets.’
Then he will say to you,
‘I do not know where you are from. 
Depart from me, all you evildoers!’
And there will be wailing and grinding of teeth
when you see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
and all the prophets in the kingdom of God
and you yourselves cast out.
And people will come from the east and the west
and from the north and the south
and will recline at table in the kingdom of God. 
For behold, some are last who will be first,
and some are first who will be last.”

St. Paul Religious Education

"Christ is risen!  Alleluia!"

August 25, 2016

Please Pray for Our Priests

Dates to remember-

Office Hours-

Mon- Wed.-  9am to 4pm

Thursday-    9am to 2pm

Closed Fri- Sun

A required In-Service for anyone who will serve as a catechist during the 2016-17 school year will be held at the following times:

      Monday, August 29 at 6:00pm

      Tuesday, August 30 at 4:15pm

      Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30pm

All sessions will be held in the school library.  Important information about our program will be discussed and teaching materials will be distributed at this time.  You need to attend only one of these sessions.  We look forward to seeing you sometime next week.  Please call our office at 464-8502 if you have questions.

Registrations are being taken in person in our office during the currents business hours-

        Mon- Wed:  9am to 4pm

        Thurs:        9am to 2pm

Classes begin the week of September 12, 13, and 14. Class sessions are beginning to fill.  Therefore, it is best to register soon in order to be placed in the class of your choice.  Please remember that due to the amount of information needed to register, registrations are no taken over the phone.  We hope to see you soon!

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.