Mass & Confession Times for St. Paul’s Catholic Church & St. Peter’s Mission

St. Paul’s Mass Schedule for Holy Week, 2021

There will be no Parish Penance Service this year.  Extra priests will be available for confessions on Wednesday, March 24th, from 5:00 – 6:30 PM and Saturday, March 27th, from 9:00 – 10:30 AM in the gym. 

All Masses will be held in the gym with limited capacity. Bring your chair, wear a cloth face covering and arrive early. The doors will open 30 minutes before Mass begins and be closed when capacity is reached.
The dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect and Masses will be available on St. Paul’s website. 

Palm Sunday, March 28th – Weekend Masses as Usual.
Palms will be available outside after Mass.

Holy Thursday, April 1st – Mass of the Last Supper at 7:00 PM.  Eucharistic Adoration until 9:00 PM.
(There will be no other daily Masses on Thursday or Good Friday).

Good Friday, April 2nd – Liturgy of the Word and Communion at 3:00 and 7:00 PM in the Gym.  Stations of the Cross 5:30 PM in the Gym
(REMINDER:  Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence).

Holy Saturday, April 3rd – The Easter Vigil will be for the RCIA and invited guests only.
(No other regular Vigil Masses will be celebrated).

Easter Sunday, April 4th – All Masses in the Gym 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 AM 
(These Masses will be full – perhaps plan to come in the afternoon).
1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 PM


Mass Schedule until further notice.

All Masses are held in the Gym.
Saturday Vigils 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00pm (NO 9:00am Mass)
Sunday  8:00 and 10:00am, 12:00, 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00pm
Weekdays 8:00am only.  (NO 5:30pm Mass)
St. Peter’s Mission  is closed until further notice

 To attend Mass, you must bring your own chair, wear a cloth mask or cloth face covering , observe social distancing requirements and understand  that when the Gym reaches capacity, it will be closed.

Confessions are Saturday mornings from 9:00-10:00am and Wednesday evenings from 5:00-6:00pm in the Gym. (Masks are also required.)

Remember that it is currently not required that you come to confession before returning to Mass. Make a Perfect Act of Contrition, come to Mass, and go to confession at a later date. Also remember that all the faithful received a dispensation from attending Mass during the time public Masses were suspended.


ST. PAUL’S MASS ATTENDANCE

     Saturday, March 6th
            12 PM – 115
              2 PM – 71
              4 PM – 70
              6 PM – 70

    Sunday, March 7th
            8 AM – 147
           10 AM –172
           12 PM – 117
            2 PM –  87
            4 PM –  82
            6 PM –  94

 Weekday Average
             8 AM – 75

As you can see, some of our weekend Masses have become quite full, especially at 8:00 and 10:00 AM.  We are still following the public health protocols established during the COVID-19 pandemic, namely the use of cloth face-coverings along with social distancing.  As more folks are returning to Mass, it may become necessary to close some of our Masses when the safe capacity of the gym has been reached.  Arriving late to the Sunday morning Masses may no longer assure you admittance.  We urge you to leave home 10 minutes early to be on time.   

 


Every Thursday evening St. Paul’s celebrates a Holy Hour of Adoration of the Eucharist from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Fr. Kelly Athletic Center. 

Please bring your chair or blanket, wear a cloth mask or face covering, and practice social distancing.   

“Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity! 

                                                                                                                                                    -St. Teresa of Calcutta


 

Through a partnership with the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the USCCB has temporarily granted free access to the readings and worship aids through myParish App. This includes the daily and weekend readings for Mass.

Since we cannot make the missalettes available, this is an easy way for you to follow the Mass while addressing current health concerns. These worship aids are provided for FREE  when you download MyParish App and select our church.