St. Paul Religious Education
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
"Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?"
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying,
"The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!"
Then the two recounted
what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.
Luke 24: 13-23, 30-35
First Eucharist Celebration
"Truly I tell you,just as you did it toone of the leastof these who are members of my family, you did it
Mon - 9am to 4pm
Tues - 9 am to 5pm
Wednesday- 9am to 7:30pm
Thursday- 9am to 2pm
Closed Fri, Sat & Sun
First Holy Communion-
First Communion will be celebrated this Sunday at either the 10:00 am Mass or 12:00 noon Mass. All children receiving First Communion should be at Church at least half an hour before Mass starts. If you have questions, please call trhe Religious Education office at 464-8502.
"The spirit of the sacraments is boundless. With grace, we can overcome every obstacle."
April 25, 2017
Catholic Social Teaching- working for the common good
Catholic Social Teaching has been called "the Church's best kept secret." The wisdom of it is apparent when it is learned and practiced. Catholic Social Teaching involves recognizing and working so that all people have what they need- food, clothing, shelter, health care, respect, education, work, community, freedom,etc.
Below are the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching-
More information about this important call to all Catholics is available on the website for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and accessed by using the following link.
That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus' disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
"What are you discussing as you walk along?"
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
"Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?"
And he replied to them, "What sort of things?"
They said to him,
"The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
April 30, 2017
Were Not Our Hearts
Burning Within Us!
Daily Quote from Pope Francis
St. Paul Catholic Church
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Valparaiso, Indiana 46385
Please Pray for Our Priests
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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.
Vacation Bible Camp-
Dates to remember-
Please Prayfor Those Who Serve in
God is our refuge and Strength! Get ready to raise your banner in praise of Jesus our Savior! St. Paul Religious Education will offer Vacation Bible Camp this summer June 26th- 30th. The title is "Mighty Fortress" which has a medieval theme.
Vacation Bible Camp is open to all children who are entering Kindergarten if the fall through the 5th grade. Volunteers should be in the 6th grade or older.
For more information please contact Ann Garling-Geiser via Facebook/ email/text at firstname.lastname@example.org (219) 921-5073.
April 25 & 26, 2017
Last days for Tuesday and Wednesday Sessions
Saturday, April 29, 2017- First Communion Rehearsal
in the Church 10:00 am or 12:00 Noon
Sunday, April 30, 2017- Celebration of First Communion
10:00 am or 12:00 Noon Mass
June 26- 30, 2017- Vacation Bible Camp
"Mighty Fortress"- details below