If you would like a Mass said please contact the parish office in advance to schedule. Please DO NOT stop Father right before Mass.

PLEASE: We ask that you help preserve a reverent atmosphere by turning off all electronic communication devices, removing hats and disposing of gum before entering the Church. We also ask that you NOT leave valuables in your vehicles.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK beside the red painted curb. In the event of an emergency the fire department has asked us to keep the fire lane clear so they can have access to the church with their emergency vehicles

NEWS & EVENTS /MESSAGE BOARD

 

 

 

Assistive Listening Available We now have four assistive listening devices (ALDs) which can be requested before Mass. The ALDs are connected to the sound system and should help provide a better Mass experience through improved sound volume and clarity. T-coil lanyards or earphones are provided, or you can use your own earphones. Please see an usher or Fr. Mike to request an ALD.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) RCIA classes will be on Mondays, at 6:30pm, classroom #5 in St. Paul’s Parish Hall, located at 9055 Atlin Drive, next to St. Paul’s Catholic Church. RCIA classes are intended for: 1) Those who have never been baptized and would like to investigate what the Catholic faith is all about. 2) Those who have been baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition and would like to come and learn what the Catholic community believes and see if they would like to belong. 3) Those who were baptized Catholic, but were not brought up in the faith and would like to get back to their roots and prepare themselves for the other sacraments of initiation, Eucharist and Confirmation. We are also looking for sponsors for those enrolled in the RCIA classes.

Friends of the Shrine Dinner Join us for an evening of friendship and fellowship. Saturday, January 20th, 2018 St. Paul’s Hurlock Hall (parish hall) 6:45 p.m. Immediately following the 5:30 Mass Free will offering for Dinner Dinner will be cooked by the Shrine Board Dessert Auction Silent Auction Update on Shrine activities

The RALLY FOR LIFE, sponsored by Alaskans for Life, Inc. will be held on January 22, 2018 at noon on the steps of the Capitol. This is an opportunity to give public witness that we support respect for life from conception and we oppose death by abortion. We must not forget the unborn child. For information call Sid at 789-9858.

Infant Baptism Preparation Class The Spring/Summer Baptism Preparation class for infants will be held in February from 6:30—8:30 PM (exact date TBA! )If you are pregnant and want your baby baptized in the Spring or Summer now is the time to take this required class. Call Jennifer and/or Harold at 907-790-1860 to register. .

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATIONPre 3—8th grade
Religious Education Class Dates:
Sunday Classes meets: January 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th Monday Classes meets: January 8th, 22nd, & 29th Edge (Middle School) meets: January 10th, 17th, 24th, & 31st
Please note that our Monday class will not meet on Monday, January 15th, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

High School Youth & Young Adult Ministry
High School Youth Group Our High School Youth Group meets at the JPII Lodge every Sunday from 6:45-8:15pm. Join us for dinner, games and a talk!
Young Adult Group Our young adult group meets every Tuesday at the JPII Lodge from 6:30-8:30pm. Come hangout with us! Feel free to text me for details, (907) 957-2910, or join our Facebook group, Diocese of Juneau Young Adults for event updates

Pictorial Directory Christmas has come and gone. I’m sure you made time for family to gather and spend time together ……..that perfect time to take the family picture for the photo directory! Just email it as a jpeg to stpauls@ptialaska.net with the names of those in the photo, your phone number, email address and current address. DO NOT edit the picture please.

Martha Ministry - We are putting together a list of volunteers willing to help with the set up, clean up, food donation, or kitchen duty at St. Paul’s during funeral receptions. If you have a flexible schedule or if you are retired this would be an ideal way to serve grieving families. You will be notified by email/text of upcoming receptions and the number of volunteers needed. For more information you may call Angela Smith at 209-5546 or email her with your name and contact information.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Volunteers are always needed at St. Vincent de Paul …..either in the thrift store or in the sorting

"St. Vincent de Paul Society, staff and families served would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who helped spread love and joy this Christmas season through our Adopt-a-Family program. This year 134 families representing 368 children were touched by the generosity our Family. Thank you and God Bless."

Shrine of St. Therese
Mary’s View A spectacular new look-out is open at the Shrine. Mary’s View offers a panorama of Lynn Canal, Shrine Island and Pearl Harbor. Drive out and check it out.

The Sandwich Ministry WILL BE ON HOLD until further notice. Please direct any questions to Norma Watt at 209-4844.

New Columbarium Units at the Shrine The Shrine Columbarium installed 3 new columbarium units the last week of September. If you are interested in purchasing a niche contact Joe Sehnert @ 586-2227 ext 24 or cell 636-628-7270. The information is also available on the Shrine's website at: http://www.shrineofsainttherese.org

Knights of Columbus
If there are any men out there who would like to be part of the Knights….please contact Dave Ringle at 321-7026, Pat Monagle at 321-2576, Mike Monagle @ 209-2080 Or go online to: www.kofc.org
2018 Glory Hole Sign Up – In the Narthex is the 2018 signup sheet for the Glory Hole! Every 4th Wednesday of each month, St. Paul’s is responsible for cooking the evening meal at the Glory Hole. Save your receipts and get reimbursed! We are needing a family or group to sign up for December’s Meal! This is a great ministry to involve your church or non-church friends!
The $15,000 Pot of Gold Raffle winner was Barbara Potter from the Cathedral of the Nativity. Congratulations as well to Travis Monagle who won a $1000 consolation drawing. Thank you to all who supported the Knights by buying tickets.
The annual Bison Hunt raffle tickets are now on sale from the Knights. Tickets are $20 and at least 3 winning tickets will be drawn on April 28 at the Knights of Columbus State Convention which will be held in Juneau this year.
We appreciate all the parish's support during our pancake breakfasts. We will continue serving breakfast after the 8am and 10:30am masses on the third Sunday of each month through May.

Do you enjoy singing? We are in need of people that enjoy singing and are willing to be a part of our Music Ministry. If you would like to be part of one of our choirs talk to : Pat Monagle 321-2576 for 5:30 Saturday, Bill Diebels, Jr 789-4872 for the 8:00 AM Sunday, or Ellen Rogers 209 -4220 for the 5:30 PM Sunday. You don’t need to read music; you just have to have a desire to sing and age doesn’t matter!

Is your child experiencing emotional or mental distress that interferes with school, friendships, activities or family life? Do you live with mental health challenges and want to develop skills to reduce stress? NAMI Juneau can help. We know it can be difficult to find information, support, and understanding. Our free classes and support groups offer a wealth of information and guidance when coping with the unique challenges of living with a mental health condition or caring for someone who does.
NAMI Basics is a 6 week course that helps parents and family caregivers connect to information, mutual support, and resources aid in their child’s wellness. Whether you’re investigating your concerns or wanting to understand a particular diagnosis, this program offers current information and the experience of families who’ve been through it. The next class starts January 18, meeting every Thursday from 5:30-8:00. Dinner and onsite childcare are provided
NAMI Peer to Peer is a 9 week class that provides information, support and skills for individuals who are managing a mental health condition. The course helps participants understand the impact of symptoms on their life, develop skills to reduce stress, and learn information and practical strategies related to living with a mental health condition. The class will be held Saturday mornings February 10th-April 7th. All NAMI classes are available at no cost. To register or learn more, visit www.namijuneau.org or call 463-4251. Get connected and discover you are not alone.


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WAYS TO HELP OUR PARISH THAT DON’T COST YOU ANYTHING!

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Paul’s at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 81514. Each year you may have to re-enter your rewards information.

Amazon Smile—select Corporation of the Catholic Bishop of Juneau.

Would you be willing to share a picture of your family with us for a pictorial directory? Out of all the families in our parish only 40 have sent in family photos. Please send in one of your family for our new directory. Please include the names of those in the picture, current email address, phone number (s), and correct address. You may email the picture and information. This will allow us to update our census program and our directory. The jpeg should be no larger than 0.5 megabyte and please do not edit it.
Are you willing to take pictures after Masses? If you like photography and would like to volunteer to do this, please call Sandy at 789-2020.

Thinking of becoming a member of the Catholic Church or returning to the Church? The process for becoming a member of the Catholic Church, or returning to full membership in the church, is called the Rite for the Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Those interested in the RCIA process meet Thursdays, at 6:30pm, in St. Peter’ s Hall. This is an opportunity to come and explore the Catholic faith - even if you are already a practicing Catholic. So come, bring a family member or friend, and explore what it means to be a Catholic in the world today. For additional information you may email deacon Mike Monagle or call at (907) 209 - 2080.

Do you know someone that is homebound or in the hospital? Please call the parish office and let us know, 789 - 7307 X 2. In most cases the only way we know is if you tell us. Due to HIPA regulations the hospital cannot inform us of your or your loved ones presence. Please call and we will schedule a priest visit..

Do you or someone you love live with mental health challenges such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis or related conditions? NAMI Juneau can help. We know it can be difficult to find information, support, and understanding. Our free classes and support groups offer a wealth of information and guidance when coping with the unique challenges of living with a mental health condition or caring for someone who does. NAMI’s Family to Family class is designed to share information and support for family members and friends. It is a 12 session course providing up-to-date information on a variety of diagnoses and treatment options, plus strategies to help with communication, problem solving, crisis intervention and locating appropriate materials. The next class starts September 18th, meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 5:15-7:30. All NAMI classes are available at no cost. To register or learn more, visit www.namijuneau.org or call 463-4251. Get connected and discover you are not alone.

We now have our corporate Tram Passes. They are available on a first come first serve basis. There are 2 passes and each one takes 2 people

 


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