Categories: Church, From the Pastor's Desk

What is a parish?

What is a parish?  How does a parish fit into the structure of a diocese, and the church as a whole?  It’s worth reflecting on these questions since a lot of Catholics have no idea about how the church is structured.  If Catholics even think about their parishes, often enough they’re thinking like Protestants or Evangelicals… and without knowing it they have walked away from what the church teaches about parishes, and the universal call to salvation that Jesus wants his church to announce.

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Categories: Church, From the Pastor's Desk, Humanity

Reflections on Beauty

Reflections on Beauty I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately about the transcendental… the 3 essential qualities human beings desire and seek.  They are beauty, truth, and goodness.  Some people add a fourth, justice.  Philosophers have been thinking about these for centuries, and I think it’s very important that we moderns do some thinking […]

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Categories: Church

A letter from Fr. Mike

Dear Parishioners, What a great looking website! I know these things look pretty simple and straightforward, and that’s the intention of the people who make them. They want us to be able to go from place to place on the site without trouble, and to be able to access information and put information in seamlessly. […]

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Categories: Church

Bibles and Brewskies

This group was started by the Evangelization Team at St. Paul. Each week, these men get a small booklet and discuss the upcoming week’s readings. They meet at Martin’s Corner, across the street from the church, and spend time focusing on scripture and the history of our faith. This series gives us a deeper understanding […]

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Categories: Church

The History of St. Paul

Originally, St. Paul Catholic Church was organized to serve 40 German families living in east Pilsen in 1876. Three years later, the parish purchased a large wooden building on 18th Street and Carpenter from St. Francis of Assisi Parish. That building was moved to our present location in 1880. Parishioners wanted a school to educated […]

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