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

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, observe social distancing requirements and understand  that when the Gym reaches capacity, it will be closed.  

With the lifting of the general dispensation for the Sunday and Holy Day obligation, we are happy to see our Mass attendance is increasing.  The capacity of the gym, however, is still limited.  We provide the numbers of folks at each Mass so that you can make an informed decision of which Mass to attend in comfort, and without the prospect of arriving late and finding the gym is full. 

Although Bishop Estevez has determined that masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated people attending Mass, the health and safety of our parishioners continues to be a priority at St. Paul’s.  We strongly encourage everyone to wear their masks while attending Mass.  We ask that you please be mindful of the need to protect ALL who join us at the Lord’s table.


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

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. 


PARTICULAR DISPENSATION INFORMATION
FROM THE OFFICE OF BISHOP ESTEVEZ

While the general dispensation is removed, there are specific instances where the dispensation will continue. One does not have an obligation to attend Mass on Sunday in the following circumstances:

  1. You are ill, or your health condition would be significantly compromised if you were to contract an infectious illness

        (i.e., you have underlying conditions or are in a high-risk category).

  1. You exhibit flu-like symptoms.

  2. You have good reason to think you might be asymptomatic of a contagious illness (e.g., you were in recent contact with someone who tested positive for a contagious illness such as COVID or influenza).

  3. You care for the sick, homebound, or infirmed.

  4. You are pregnant.

  5. Those 65 years of age or older (per the CDC’s recommendation of high-risk individuals).

  6. You cannot attend Mass through no fault of your own (e.g., no Mass is offered, you are infirmed, or, while wanting to go, you are prevented for some reason you cannot control (e.g., your ride did not show up, the church was at capacity).

These categories will be reviewed in due course and revised as needed.
Those who do not attend Mass must still observe the Lord’s Day and are encouraged to spend time in prayer on Sunday, meditating on the Lord’s passion, death, and resurrection; an excellent way to do this is through participating in a broadcast/live stream of the Sunday Mass.  


ST. PAUL’S MASS ATTENDANCE

     Saturday, July 24th
            12 PM – 101
              2 PM – 80
              4 PM – 75
              6 PM – 66

    Sunday, July 25th
            8 AM – 147
           10 AM –213
           12 PM – 140
            2 PM –  80
            4 PM –  70
            6 PM –  71

Weekday Average
             8 AM – 75


 

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.