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ACTS Retreats

An ACTS retreat weekend is a four-day, three-night Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners like you.  Each happens once a year for Women, Men and Teens.  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 Gary Robinson 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 in September, November, January, March, and May. Contact Mrs. Denise Campbell 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


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

Boy Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 316 is an active ministry at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church under the leadership of Scott Crawford. For more information please contact him at 361-533-6526.

Building Committee

The purpose of this Committee is to lend their talents to beautify and to enhance our place of worship, the Church, the parish hall and spaces for Religious Education classes. Contact Rick Marcantonio for more information at 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 first Tuesday of the month in the Community Room. Ms. Grace Geeding is the president. Call the parish office to contact her at 361- 937-3864


The purpose of the Edge program is to catechize the middle school youth of the parish. The Edge Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights. Mrs. June Robinson 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‐Ordinary 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 . Rick Marcantonio is the Operations/Plant Manager, reviewing utility and support contracts as well as coordinating repairs, attempting to utilize volunteer parishioner expertise, before resorting to contract work.  

Brian Schultz supports setting up for the many activities around the church, including Blood Mobile set up, funeral set up, Mission of Mercy and all activities utilizing the parish hall.

Denise and Victor Hernandez oversee cleanliness of the facilities as well as many repairs.

The Knights of Columbus volunteer on a weekly basis, renovating rooms, making repairs or replacing appliances where necessary, painting exterior and interior facilities and beautifying the grounds along with St. Paul's Garden Club.

Hands of Mercy

The Hands of Mercy Ministry coordinates the donation of food, clothing, and other needed things by parishioners and its distribution to the needy from the Catholic Charities Flour Bluff branch located in our building on Hornet Drive. We are open from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Tuesday, Wendesday, and Thursdday.  If you would like to help, contact Nell Henry at

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. Contact him through the parish office at 937-3864.




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. Mr. Doug Bracken is the Grant Knight. Call the parish office to contact him at 361- 937-3864


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 361-739-6087.

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 6:00 PM Mass. Contact Youth Ministry Director Mrs. June Robinson 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 Frank Rodriguez. The committee meets on the first Thursday of the month. Call the parish office to contact them.  361- 937-3864


The purpose of this ministry is to enhance our worship to God. James Shepherd is the lead for this ministry. Call the parish office at 361-937-3864 for contact information for James Shepherd.


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

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.


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. Formation classes meet every Thursday evening between 7:00 and 8:30 PM in the Charlie room. FMI call the Religious Education office or one of the instructors: Abel Garcia at 945-0916,  Deacon Gary Robinson at 361-548-4152.

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. Deacon Gary Robinson is the Director of Religious Education. Mrs. June Robinson 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. A Chairman for this committee is Deacon Frank Rodriguez. If interested, contact Deacon Frank at 361-937-3864.


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. Ms. Virginia Hassl is a coordinator. 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.


The ushers greet parishioners, aid the elderly, and take up the collection. The Knights of Columbus coordinate the ushers. Chair is Mr. Glen Hoelscher. You can contact him through parish office at 937-3864.






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  Clinic           The Mission of Mercy Medical Center at 2421 Ayers Street provides medical care for the uninsured. Call 361 - 883 - 5500 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM to make an appointment. 

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

Medical care for uninsured women is at St. Paul’s the third Tuesday and 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 the  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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