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

Novena for St. Lorenzo Ruiz

9/19—9/22 5:30 PM

9/23 Saturday 12:00 PM

9/24 Sunday 9:30 AM

9/25-9/27 5:30 PM

9/28 Feast Day 12:10 PM Mass

Novena will be held in the Day Chapel

Address of Fr. Tony Dummer, OMI (Please click this link if you wish to contact Fr. Tony)

 

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

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Volunteers are always needed at St. Vincent de Paul ..... either in the thrift store or in the sorting room. Call 789 - 5141 to see how you can help

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Register now for the 2017/2018 school year! Registration forms are available in the Narthex and may be turned in to the Religious Education Office or the Parish Office, along with registration fees. If you have questions or would like to request a scholarship, please feel free to call Kimber at 789-7303.
Religious Education Class Dates: Sunday classes meet: September 17th & 24th Monday classes meet: September 18th & 25th EDGE (middle school) classes meet: September 13th, 20th, & 27th
If you have a student interested in preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation this year, there is a mandatory parent meeting on Wednesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. Confirmation classes will begin in October.
We still need volunteers to help with religious education! If you’re interested in supporting this important ministry, please call or e-mail Kimber in the Religious Education Office – email or call (907)789-7303. Thank you!

High School Youth & Young Adult Ministry
High School Ministry Our high school youth group meets every Sunday night from 6:45pm - 8:15pm in the JPII Lodge. Join us for food, fellowship, and a talk!
We have started our first Life Teen Series of the semester called Ex Tenebris Lux (from darkness into light)! This series unpacks the inspiration and development of Sacred Scripture and how God continues to make Himself known to us today. It equips and empowers teens to encounter Jesus and live in the light through the Word of God.
9/17: Ex Tenebris Lux - Triumphant Light A Life Night on Jesus in scripture
Young Adult Ministry Our Young Adult Group meets every Tuesday from 6:308:30pm at the JPII Lodge and we do many a variety of events together. Come hang out! Check out our Facebook page, Diocese of Juneau Young Adults, for all upcoming event details, or contact Heather Shaw at (907) 957-2910.
Blessed Brunch Saturday, September 23rd, in the JPII Lodge, 11am-1pm We are daughters, sisters, mothers, and grandmothers but most of all, we are females in love with Christ! Come celebrate the joy we have for living out the Catholic life with women of all ages in our community! This time together is about growing closer to our fellow sisters in Christ and enjoying a delicious brunch at the same time. Please bring a dish to share as it is potluck style. Contact Heather Shaw or Kimber Watt if you have any questions. Invite all the beautiful women in your life!

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) RCIA classes will begin on Monday, September 18, 2017 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.

Ordination Help Needed!
The Diocese is looking for volunteers to assist in the preparation for the ordination of Bishop-elect Bellisario in many areas.
We are also in need of housing for travelers coming to Juneau from other parishes in the Diocese. If you are willing to accommodate travelers in your home, please let us know.
If you can volunteer or have questions, please email or call Robbie Izzard at 586-2227 x 25.

Fatima, Lourdes & Spain Pilgrimage with Fr. Perry Kenaston 11 Days: November 7-17, 2017 Air/land tour $2999 Per person from Los Angeles (includes Govt. taxes) First class/select Hotels, Continental Breakfast daily plus 7 dinners Services of a Professional Tour Director & Comprehensive Sightseeing. All hotel service charges and local taxes, porterage and entrance fees. Contact Fr. Perry Kenaston @ 907-766-2241 / email

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 @ 2092080 Or go online to: www.kofc.org
The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a “Building the Domestic Church through Strengthening our Families” kiosk in the Narthex. Feel free to take literature for your studies. When done, pass it on or return it. The Knights will be restocking the kiosk as literature is used.

Infant Baptism Preparation Class The Spring/Summer Baptism Preparation class for infants will be held September 25th from 6:30—8:30 PM! If you are pregnant and want your baby baptized in the Fall or Winter now is the time to take this required class. Call Jennifer and/or Harold at 907-790-1860 to register.

Women of Faith, Sharing – Please join us Thursday evening, October 12th at 6:30 in Hurlock Hall (upstairs hall at St. Paul’s) for an evening of prayer, scripture, sharing, laughter and snacks! For all women of faith with a desire to connect with your fellow travelers on this journey called life. For more information please call Heather Johnson-Smith at 419-8754 or Katie Benning at 321-0992. Hope to see you there!

Music Ministry for Bishop’s Ordination
Rehearsals in Juneau are planned for Sept. 24 and 28, Oct. 1, 5, and 8. A final rehearsal is planned for Monday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 pm. Ideally, out-of-town musicians will arrive in time for this final rehearsal. Please email if you plan on participating.

Music Ministry for Bishop’s Ordination
Rehearsals in Juneau are planned for Sept. 24 and 28, Oct. 1, 5, and 8. A final rehearsal is planned for Monday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 pm. Ideally, out-of-town musicians will arrive in time for this final rehearsal. Please email if you plan on participating.

4 Stages of Marriage – The 4 stages of marriage are: (1) Romance, (2) Disillusionment, (3) Misery, and (4) Awakening. Many marriages experience the first 3 Stages. Marriages that end in divorce never make it to the 4th Stage of Awakening. Don’t give up without learning about the 4th Stage of Awakening. If your marriage suffers from Disillusionment or Misery please contact Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i). For confidential information about or to register for the October program beginning with a weekend on Oct 27 to 29, 2017 call 907-863-8000 or email or visit the web site at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

We will be starting up the next Thursday night adult catechesis session, The Bible and the Sacraments, on Thursday, September 21st, 6:30pm, St. Peter’s Hall. While Catholics know the sacraments are important, many never understand how life-changing these “masterworks of God” really are. This 11-week video series is based on the book Swear to God by Scott Hahn.

Women of Faith, Sharing – Please join us Thursday evening, October 12th at 6:30 in Hurlock Hall (upstairs hall at St. Paul’s) for an evening of prayer, scripture, sharing, laughter and snacks! For all women of faith with a desire to connect with your fellow travelers on this journey called life. For more information please call Heather Johnson-Smith at 419-8754 or Katie Benning at 321-0992. Hope to see you there

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Returning God’s Gifts

Regular Plate Collection 9/10/2017……..$11,109 (includes electronic contributions for this week)

Budgeted weekly amount………………...$8,555

Year to date weekly amount ………….….$7,292

Special Collections in September

Sept 16/17….. Pay down the Mortgage

Sept 23/24…..Catholic Community Service

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Help Pay Down the Principal (on our Mortgage) Mortgage as of August 21, 2017…...… $460,525

Anyone that would like to donate to the cost of the flowers for the church, please mark your check FLOWERS in the memo space or place cash in an envelope marked FLOWERS

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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.

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