Ministries Information

ACTS Retreats

An ACTS retreat weekend is a four-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners like you.  They happen once a year for the Women and for the Men.  The purpose of the weekend is to provide an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with the Lord and fellow parishioners through Adoration, Community, Theology, and Service.

The weekend begins Thursday evening around 5:30 p.m. and ends with Mass at St. Paul the Apostle at 11:00 am on Sunday followed by a reception for retreatants, their families and members of the ACTS community.   

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation strives to offer opportunities for parishioners to grow spiritually and in knowledge of the Catholic faith, so as to live out the Gospel of Christ. Deacon Frank Rodriguez is the Director of Religious Education which oversees Adult Faith Formation for the parish. Contact him at 361-937-6908

Altar and Rosary Society

The Altar and Rosary Society is an organization whose purpose is to develop spiritual growth among its members, and work toward the needs of the parish, especially regarding the Altar and Sanctuary. The Altar and Rosary Society helps the parish in various ways, including but not limited to the maintenance of the church. The society meets on the second Sunday of the month. Contact the parish office at 361-937-3604

Altar Servers

The Altar Server assists the celebrant priest and/or deacon at mass. Deacon Frank Rodriguez is the director of Altar Servers. Contact him in the Religious Education Office at 361-937-6908

Bereavement

The Bereavement Ministry offers consolation to the families of those parishioners recently deceased. They offer the family food for their house or offer them a meal in the Parish Hall after Funerals.  Juanita Lusson is the main organizer.  Call the parish office to contact her. 361- 937-3864

Catholic Daughters of America

The Catholic Daughters of the Americas is one of the oldest and largest national organizations of Catholic women in the Americas dedicated to prayer, good works and helping others less fortunate. Catholic Daughter women enjoy each other’s company at meetings and work for their parishes and communities. The program includes concerns of today’s church and society as well as issues that affect the well-being of women and children. Together they share faith, love of God and a distinctly feminine spirituality alluded to by Pope John Paul II when he spoke of the necessity of “feminine genius” in today’s world.Regular meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month in the Community Room. For more information contact Jody at 946-8030 or J.Hoelscher@ JLH8872@yahoo.com

 

Edge

The purpose of the Edge program is to catechize the middle school youth of the parish. The Edge Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights. Cathy Fichtel is the Edge Coordinator.  Call her at the Youth Ministry Office, 937-5875 (if no answer, please leave a message)

Eucharistic Adoration

The Divine Mercy Adoration Chapel was established in the early 1990’s to pay homage to our dear Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration in the chapel is from 9 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday. Luz Garcia coordinates the times for adorers.

If you can occasionally substitute in the Adoration Chapel for one hour, please call her at 361- 353 - 4233.

Eucharistic Ministers

The Extra‚ÄźOrdinary Ministers of the Eucharist assist in the distribution of Holy Communion. Stanley Bienia is   the coordinator of the Eucharistic Ministers. Contact him through the parish office at 937-3864

Finance Council

The Finance Council is made up of parishioners that evaluate, plan, and project budgetary issues. The purpose of the council is to make recommendations to the pastor/administrator that maintain solvency and ensure future parish growth.

Grounds and Facilities

The Grounds and Facilities are a joint venture at St. Paul the Apostle Church. Rick Marcantonio is the Plant Manager.  Frank Reyes works to beautify the grounds. Denise and Victor Hernandez oversee facilities. The Knights of Columbus volunteer on a weekly basis to beautify the grounds along with St. Paul’s Garden Club.

The Garden Club works Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings to keep parish garden areas beautifully maintained. If you would like to help, just show up.We welcome donations of plants, such as perennials, shrubs and grasses,  and are also in need of garden soil  and mulch. Monetary donations are also welcome. For more information on the Garden Club contact Pat Macias at 937 - 9209

Hands of Mercy

The Hands of Mercy Ministry coordinates the donation of food by parishioners and its distribution to the needy from the Flour Bluff area. Distribution of the food occurs on Tuesdays from 9:30 AM  to 11:30 AM. Members of the Hands of Mercy are Don Casey, Alice Vargas and Grace Geeding. If you would like to help, call the parish office at 937-3864

Health Ministry

The purpose of the Health Ministry is to educate, and promote health and wellbeing for the parishioners. Renee Hill is the coordinator of the Health Ministry. Contact the parish office at 361-937-3864.

Homebound Visits

The Homebound Visits Ministry brings Holy Communion to those parishioners who are no longer able to attend mass due to old age or illness. Stanley Bienia is the coordinator of the Homebound Visits.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a men’s fraternal organization. The purpose of the society is to develop a practical Catholicity among its members, to promote Catholic education and charity. The Knights at St. Paul the Apostle, Council 8170, help the parish in various ways throughout the year; including but not limited to the maintenance of the grounds. The Knights meet on the second Tuesday of the month.    Call the parish office to contact them at  361- 937-3864

 

 

 

Lectors

The Lectors read the first and second readings at mass. The Lector coordinator is Luz Garcia. Call her at 353-4233 for more information

 

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary was founded in Dublin, Ireland on September 7, 1921. The main purpose of the Legion of Mary is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. St. Paul’s Legion of Mary is called Our Lady Queen of Peace Praesidium, because it was established during the height of the war in Iraq in 2003.
You are invited to participate in the recitation of the Most Holy Rosary before mass every Sunday at 8:00 AM and every Wednesday at 6:30 PM. Meetings are held every Mondays at 6:00 PM in Room A. For more information about the Legion of Mary call Luz Garcia at 353-4233

Life Teen

The purpose of Life Teen program is to catechize the high school youth of the parish. The Life Teen Youth Group meets on Sunday nights after the Life Teen Mass. Contact Youth Ministry Director Cathy Fichtel at 361 - 937- 5875 

Liturgy Committee

The mission of the Liturgy Committee is to enhance the worship of God, to support the liturgical prayer life of the community and to nurture the spiritual growth of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Community. The Liturgy Committee is facilitated by Deacon Ed Nartowicz. The committee meets on the first Thursday of the month. Call the parish office to contact them.  361- 937-3864

Music

The purpose of music in Catholic Liturgy is to enhance and uplift our worship of God. Andrew Reyes directs the liturgical musi.

Parish Council

The council consists of the Catholic Formation, Liturgy, Ministry, and Organization leaders of the parish. The purpose of the council and its members is to share current information about their part of the overall mission of the parish and then facilitate means for the dissemination of information to parishioners and broader community in hopes of fostering greater unity and growth in the Body of Christ. In addition, the council shares with the pastor any concerns about its mission effectiveness, and advice about how we can better live and spread the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ into the future.

 

RCIA

Are you a non-Catholic going to Sunday Mass with your spouse and enjoying the bond of shared worship? Is the Liturgy of the Eucharist a mystery but something you take on faith? Our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program can help you learn more about our faith. Our class is held Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM in the Community Meeting Room. FMI call Frank Rodriguez at the Religious Education office, 937-6908

Religious Education

The purpose of Religious Education is to catechize the youth of the parish, and to oversee their preparation for the sacraments of initiation. Religious Education works directly with elementary age students and in partnership with the Edge and Life Teen Ministries for middle school and high school age students. Frank Rodriguez is the Director of Religious Education. Cathy Fichtel is the Youth Ministry Director, Call 937-6908 for the DRE or 937-5875 for the Youth Minister

Respect Life

The purpose of the Respect Life Committee is to educate, and promote the sacredness of life from womb to tomb. Mary Welch is the coordinator of the Respect Life Committee. Call Mary Welch at 361-939-8830.

Sacristan

The Sacristan, in concert with the Altar and Rosary Society, attends to the needs of the Altar and Sanctuary in both the church and chapel. Helen Pelletier is the Sacristan. Contact her through the parish office at 937-3864

St. Paula's Guild

St. Paula's Guild is a faith-based support group for widows in our community. We meet monthly to share a meal and fellowship and have occasional speakers and presentations. Our meetings usually alternate between Saturday after the 5 PM mass and Sunday after the 11 AM mass in Room A.  Our group  strives to provide a place of comfort, support, and understanding for women who are newly experiencing this loss and a place of on-going friendship and learning for those further along on this unique jouney. Please come join us as we share and plan new activities and  projects. For more information call Eileen Vara at 728-0157 or Pat Rikke at 774-3132.

Ushers

The ushers greet parishioners, aid the elderly, and take up the collection. The Knights of Columbus coordinate the ushers. Call the parish office to contact them. 361- 937-3864

Women's Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study group meets in the Community Room Tuesdays at 6 PM, except for second Tuesday of the month. This Group is for women that want to learn more about their faith and the bible and why we do what do as Catholics.

Women's Faith Sharing Group 

The Women’s Faith Sharing group meets Sundays at 4:30 PM in the Community Room. They discuss how, when, and where Christ is working and moving in their lives and how they can help each other grow in their faith by staying connected.

 

 

 

 

Parish Partners in Ministry

 

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School               

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School is staffed by the Religious Missionaries of St. Dominic Phone: 361 - 939 - 9847

Mission of Mercy             Mobile Clinic                   

Medical care for the uninsured/underinsured is from 9 AM – 3:30 PM in the parish hall. For the scheduled days click here. To make an appointment call 885-5639 Tuesday through Thursday only, from 9 AM to 12 PM.

Christus Spohn Care Van for Women’s OB and Gynecological Services                                      

Medical care for uninsured women is at St. Paul’s the third Wednesday of every month.  To schedule an  appointment  call 887-3547  between 9 AM and 3 PM.  For more infomation click here.

St. Peter by the Sea United Methodist Church and Lord of Life Lutheran Church

We have joined St. Peter by the Sea and Lord of Life in distribution of food from the Food Bank of Corpus Christi, generally on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5pm to 6pm at St. Peter's located at 1541 Waldron Road.

Our churches sponsor these monthly deliveries financially and with man power.  If you live in the Flour Bluff area and could use a little help at the end of the month with food due to financial hardship, please call St. Peter's at 937-1456 to fill out the paperwork needed for the rest of the year.  All clients must present a picture ID with current address or some other proof of residence in 78418.

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