St. Paul Religious Education

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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

     NO CLASSES!!


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!

Welcome

St. Paul Catholic Church

Religious Education

1755 West Harrison Blvd.

Valparaiso, Indiana  46385

219.464.8502

stpaulre1755@gmail.com 

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


God,

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. 


  • Feed the hungry
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Clothe the naked
  • Visit the sick and imprisoned
  • Bury the dead
  • Give alms to the poor



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. 


  • Instruct
  • Advise
  • Console
  • Comfort
  • Forgive
  • Bear wrongs patiently



               

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Office Hours-

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