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 prayerful 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 and make sure it is locked when unattended.
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
Station of the Cross will be held Fridays at 7PM beginning February 16th through Lent
(soup and bread in JPII Lodge at 6PM)
ALASKA STATE MUSEUM SOLO ARTIST EXHIBITION SERIES 2017-2019 Deacon Charles Rohrbacher Windows into Heaven: Contemporary Icons February 2. 2018—April 21, 2018 OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 2nd 4:30—7:00 (FREE EVENT) At 7:00 the artist will give a talk about his work in the APK Lecture Hall.
JuneauACTS Core members will meet Friday, March 16, 2018 in classroom 4 at St Paul’s Church after hosting soup & bread at 6pm and Stations of the Cross at 7pm. Visit www.juneauacts.com for ACTS Ministry updates. Volunteers for soup, bread/crackers and readers can contact Winston Smith 907-209-2373.
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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION—Pre 3—8th grade
Religious Education Class Dates: Sunday Classes meet: March 4th, 11th, & 25th Monday Classes meet: March 5th, 12th, & 26th Edge (Middle School) meets: March 7th, 14th, & 28th Please note that we will not have class on Sunday the 18th/Monday the 19th as this is Spring Break and a school holiday. On Wednesday, March 19th (during Spring Break), our middle school youth group will have a movie night! We’ll meet a little earlier than usual (6:00 pm) so we’ll have time to watch the movie! This is a fun night and not part of our Edge curriculum. We’ll be watching The Prince of Egypt.
FIRST RECONCILIATION RETREATS are coming up. Two retreat options will be offered, and you can select the date that works best for you and your student! This retreat is required for all baptized students who are preparing for their First Communion. Please come and experience God’s unconditional love and forgiveness with your child as they prepare for and make their first reconciliation. Light snacks will be provided, so eat lunch before you come! At least one parent is required to attend with their child. Where: Upstairs in the Parish Hall When: Saturday, April 7th, 1:00 - 3:30 pm OR Saturday, April 28th, 1:00 - 3:30 pm For more information or to register, please call Kimber at (907)789-7303 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark your calendars! Our First Communion Mass will be Sunday, May 6th at 10:30. Our Confirmation Mass will be Sunday, May 20th (Pentecost) at the 5:30 Mass.
High School & Young Adults
Juneau Catholic Young Adults
If you are between 18 and 40 and would like to spend some time building relationships with other young adults who are intentional about their faith, please join us! This week instead of our regular meeting, we will meet at the Cathedral at 6:00PM to attend the Diocesan Chrism mass together.
If you would like more information please join the Diocese of Juneau Young Adults Facebook group, call 3215064, or email to get updates.
If you are a high school student who would like to learn more about your faith, socialize with other Catholic teens, do service projects, and deepen your spiritual life please join us for youth group.
We meet Sunday Nights, 6:30PM in the St. John Paul II lodge on the St. Paul's campus. Dinner is provided.
Tonight we are making care packages for the 15 children staying at the AWARE shelter, and playing games.
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 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
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.
Forty Cans for Forty Days
The Knights of Columbus, Bishop Kenney Council at St Paul the Apostle Parish are holding a food drive during Lent. They urge parishioners to join in this almsgiving to feed the needy in Juneau.
Donate any of the following foods to help feed those in need:
▪ Canned Vegetables ▪ Rice ▪ Canned Fruit ▪ Dried or Canned Beans ▪ Tuna and Canned Meat ▪ Canned Soup or Dried Soup Mixes ▪ Pasta ▪ Peanut Butter and Jelly ▪ Oatmeal and Cereal
Deposit the food in the labeled totes in the narthex and the Knights will deliver these to Love INC or the food pantry at St Vincent de Paul.
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 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.
Pancake Breakfast — 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!
Triduum Choir Rehearsals Rehearsals for the Triduum are starting and you are invited to join seasonal choir. Rehearsals are Sundays and Thursdays, March 4 – 25 from 7-9 pm in the choir area at church.
We will be singing many familiar songs so come join your voice with ours. Any questions? Call Bill Diebels @ 209-9499.
Craft Fair—We are already planning for the Fall Craft Fair. Are you a gardener? Would you be willing to prepare plant starts to sell at the fair?
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 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.
Are you concerned about a loved one’s mental health? NAMI Juneau is hosting a Family and Friends Seminar on May 5th at Holy Trinity Church, 325 Gold Street. This free, four hour seminar informs and supports family members and friends who have loved ones struggling with anxiety, depression, psychosis, harmful thoughts or related challenges. For more information or to register call the NAMI Juneau office at 463-4251
Tax statements went out this week for those that contributed $100 or more throughout 2017. If you didn’t receive a statement and would like one please contact the parish office @ 789-2020
WAYS TO HELP OUR PARISH THAT DON’T COST
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking
your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Paul’s at
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..
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