GOD'S WORK. OUR HANDS.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the Seasoned Saints Personal Hygiene Drive. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to present an estimated $600 worth of much-needed items to kick off the 2023 Help for the Homeless Drive! Pictured are (L to R) Beth West, Heidi Prahl, Community Relations Director for The Family 91.9, and Pat Schmidt.
CHRISTIAN SERVICES HELPS TO STOCK THE SHELVES AT CHRISTMAS
In support of all the good work done by St. Joseph Food Program for those struggling with food insecurity, especially during these cold winter months, St. Paul Christian Services Ministry made this wonderful gift on behalf of the parishioners of St. Paul Parish. Pictured are Christian Services members Grace Zwick, Judy Hurlburt, and Ruth Zwick.
DECK THE HALLS OF FAITH FORMATION!
Christmas cheer filled the halls of St. Paul on the last evening of Faith Formation classes before Christmas break. Thanks to the generosity of the St. Paul Knights of Columbus, each student received a special Chrismtas treat packaged just for them by the Knights.
SPREADING CHRISTMAS JOY!
Thanks to the generous hearts and hands of some St. Paul Christmas elves, these beautiful poinsettias were delivered to our homebound parishioners to spread a little Christmas joy. Thanks to all who helped share a little love from the parish family.
ISN'T SHE LOVELY?!
Our Lady of Grace is all dressed up for Christmas thanks to an anonymous gift of beautiful Christmas flowers. We may not know who you are, but Mary does! Your generosity and devotion to Our Lady is greatly appreciated. #immaculateconception
ST. PAUL LIVE NATIVITY
More than 500 cars visited our 3rd Annual Drive Thru Live Nativity the evenings of December 2 and 3 to witness the sights and sounds of Bethlehem on the night of Jesus' birth. Anticipation and hope was in the air as we shared the Gospel with nearly 2,000 people. Thank you to the countless volunteers who shared their gifts to make it happen!
FOR IT IS IN GIVING THAT WE RECEIVE
Thank you to Ruth and the Christian Services team for helping St. Paul make Christmas a little merrier for someone in need. Pick an ornament from the Giving Tree at each entrance and return your gift by December 16. "For it is in giving that we receive." St. Francis of Assisi
THANKSGIVING FOOD COLLECTION
The generous people of St. Paul never disappoint! Thank you to everyone who brought nonperishable food items this Thanksgiving to be donated to St. Joseph Food Program. The need in our community is great this time of the year and your gifts are so appreciated. And a great big thank you to Tom Van Nuland who delivered all the food on behalf of the parish. Tom, you’re the best!
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
Gobble, gobble, gobble! St. Paul Seasoned Saints enjoyed a bountiful feast at their Thanksgiving Potluck and Concert on Thursday. They gathered for a delicious meal and beautiful music in the company of good friends! Thank you to Ms. Westphal and the Kimberly High School Chamber Choir for sharing your amazing gifts with us!
MARY'S GIRLS' DIAPER DRIVE
A big thank you to all who supported Mary’s Girls’ Diaper Drive. The drive resulted in 2,520 diapers and hundreds of wipes being delivered to VIDA, along with gifts of cash totaling $2,000. Just think of how many families in need will be helped because of your generosity! Pictured presenting the check are Mary’s Girls Agnes Baer, Lynn Strick, and Pat Schmidt, along with Anne Tretinyak, VIDA Executive Director.
ALL SOULS' DAY MEMORIAL MASS
The crisp, clear evening was the perfect backdrop to more than 500 twinkling luminaries that lined the walkways at St. Paul Wednesday. The luminaries were personalized with the names of loved ones who have gone before us, as we celebrated All Souls' Day with a memorial Mass. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus and the many volunteers whose hard work made this beautiful memorial happen!
TRUNK OR TREAT!
On Saturday afternoon, young and old alike gathered in our parking lot for our Trunk or Treat celebration. The afternoon began with a blessing from Deacon Dave for all the kids at 4:00 p.m. Mass. Then everyone headed out to the trunks for treats! Thanks to all who joined in the fun!