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St. Paul adult parishioners as well as those from Church of the Resurrection are invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of formation opportunities. All of these offerings are part of the A GiFT Ministry– Adults Growing in Faith Toge...

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The Altar Guild are volunteers who help clean the church. Volunteers work in teams, once a month, during the day, and schedules are very flexible.  This is an adult ministry that requires physical activity. The Altar Guild is ideal for those ...

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Altar servers are members of the church community who know the order of the liturgy and assist the priest with grace and reverence. Youth in fourth grade or above are invited and encouraged to be an altar server. At St. Paul's, altar servers...

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First-time parents are required to attend one Baptism Preparation class. These classes are held on the second Wednesday of the month in the evening. Volunteers are needed to assist with the administrative tasks associated with a baptism ...

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The St. Paul's Menʼs Bible Study meets every Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. in the Dohony Hall second floor lounge. Books of the bible are selected by the participants for study. All men are welcome. Participants can easily join in at any time...

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The St. Paulʼs Womenʼs Bible Study brings women together to take a closer look at the sacred scriptures and discover how the Word relates to us in our daily lives. At this time, Women's Bible Study meets on Thursday mornings after mass fr...

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The Car Parkers assist parishioners in parking their cars to maximize everyoneʼs safety while making the most efficient use of the available parking space. Car Parkers greet parishioners to reinforce the existing image of a friendly, open pa...

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Catholic War Veterans evangelize through military families in the parish, protect veterans' entitlements, assist in processing Veterans Administration claims, welcome returning military, and participate in Catholic action, Americanism, ...

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We meet on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  from May through October to care for the grounds of the cemetery.  We provide general gardening assistance, seek funding for the preservation of the grounds and grave sites, and make arrang...

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There are four choirs at St. Paulʼs. The Adult Traditional Choir rehearses on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. from September through May and sings at the 11:30 a.m. Mass from September through June. They also sing during Holy Week, on Thanksgiving, ...

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St. Paulʼs provides support to the Grass Roots organization in Columbia, which provides crisis intervention services, shelter, and transitional housing for the homeless along the Rt. 1 corridor. Each January, St. Paulʼs hosts a Cold We...

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The Creation Care “Environmental Green” Ministry is dedicated to educating, creating awareness, supporting and motivating St. Paul’s parishioners on environmental issues of relevance within the greater Ellicott City area and, by ext...

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ReMix takes the educational dimension of a religious education program and mixes it into something interactive and attractive to our middle school youth. Participants are moved to meet and love God more deeply through prayer, catechesis, an...

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Eucharistic Ministers, also known as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, assist the priest and deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion under both species to fellow parishioners at all Masses.  Training is provided and ministers can s...

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The Facilities Committee provides advice and technical guidance to the St. Paulʼs Pastor, the Corporators, Business Manager and the Parish Council for the care and maintenance of the St. Paulʼs site and buildings on our campus. Meetings&nbs...

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The Gardening Angels is a group of men and women who keep the church grounds looking groomed. Twice a year, usually once in May and once in September, parishioners are invited to weed, rake, and trim the greenery. Parishioners can also...

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St. Paulʼs provides support to the Grass Roots organization in Columbia, which provides crisis intervention services, shelter, and transitional housing for the homeless along the Rt. 1 corridor.   

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The Grief Ministry conducts an active outreach program for those grieving the loss of a loved one. The bereaved receive a letter every month for a year with helpful information about understanding grief. Accepting the New Reality is a month...

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The history of St. Paul is deep and varied from the early Catholic Irish immigrants, freemen, and the prisoners who built Frederick Road westward from Ellicott Mills to the present day with the first ever International Pastoral Visitation by the past...

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Our goal is to provide a culture of faith and fellowship for HoCo Catholics in their 20s and 30s whether you are single, married, or married with children. The main goal is to provide Catholic Young Adults fellowship by hosting various events and ...

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The mission of the St. Paul Intercessory Prayer Group is to pray for each ministry and ministry leader by name throughout each month, seeking St. Paul's intercession for our parish.  We pray that each ministry leader is being personally tran...

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The Knights of Columbus, Saint Agnes Council conducts programs in six service areas, which include family, community, pro-life, youth, council, and church. The Round Tables at both St. Paul's and St. Agnes' parishes work to support ...

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Lectors proclaim the Word of God through sacred scripture during all weekend Masses throughout the year. Lectors usually serve once every four to six weeks at the Mass of their choice and scheduling is conducted using a shared online c...

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The Legion of Mary is an international organization of Catholics who gather to pray and conduct works of service. Founded in Ireland in 1921, there are now over three million members. Members attend weekly meetings, do a minimum of two hour...

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A movement of the Holy Spirit, Life Teen is a Eucharist-based ministry that has the power to transform teens, parishes, and cultures. Our Sunday night begins with the celebration of the Eucharist at 5:15 p.m. at Church of the Resurrection. ...

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The 6th-8th grade youth ministry program, shared with students of other schools, is very vibrant and alive. Students gather once or twice a month for opportunities to grow in faith and to participate in exciting social events loaded with en...

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My Sister's Place Lodge, an outreach of Catholic Charities, is located in Baltimore City and houses formerly homeless women who have been diagnosed with mental illness. On the second Sunday of each month, volunteers bring an “old ...

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St. Paulʼs offers a nurturing and fun environment to care for children ages 1 to 5 years old while parents enjoy the 9:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. Masses. Parents with infants and younger children are welcome to stay in the Nursery and watch Mass...

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Our committed and busy parish staff appreciate some helping hands. Parishioners volunteer their time assisting with a variety of business office related tasks as needed. There are no meetings for Parish Office Volunteers. Adults and young peo...

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Hot dogs on the grill and some good old fashioned American baseball are the hallmarks of this much loved picnic. Parishioners come out in the August sun to enjoy incredible food and fellowship. This well attended event requires a core te...

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Passages is a spiritual and practical speaker series for parishioners who are 50 years of age or better. Sessions are held periodically on Saturday mornings from September through May. Each session begins with a special Mass at 9:00 a.m. Af...

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The Pastoral Council is an advisory body; a ministry of shared responsibility with the pastor to provide direction and advice through a centralized leadership forum. The purpose of the council is to further the development of a Christian communi...

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The Pastoral Ministry has two volunteer opportunities. Pastoral visits to assisted living and dementia communities and pastoral visits to the sick in which Eucharistic Ministers bring communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass ...

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The Prayer Shawl Ministry gathers parishioners in prayer and charity to be the hands of Jesus in our world. Members reach out to their fellow parishioners by knitting and crocheting prayer shawls to wrap the ones who wear them in love. Reci...

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The Pro-life Committee is a prayer and event-based group that seeks to spread the Gospel of Life. They provide information about the life issues of abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research, and capital punishment. The committee al...

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RCIA is the process where adults can learn more about the beliefs of the Catholic Church with the possibility of eventually joining the Catholic Church. Our RCIA group meets weekly from September through May with the possibility for Scriptu...

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CLOW (Children's Liturgy of the Word) Each Sunday during the 9:30 a.m. Mass, the priest invites four and five year old children to gather at the altar. CLOW teachers then walk the youngsters to the Youth Room, where they celebrate a s...

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The Religious Education Committee is a steering committee for the Religious Education Program at St. Paulʼs which teaches children pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade. Committee members assist in the many aspects of developing and run...

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Religious Education offers 50 volunteer opportunities. Catechists, hall monitors, parking lot safety monitors, and administrative help are needed. Catechists are adults who share our Catholic faith in classroom settings with elementary a...

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Preparation for the Sacrament of First Eucharist is a stand alone program that is not part of our regular Religious Education program at St. Paulʼs or a Catholic school religious education class. Sacramental preparation consists of classroo...

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Preparation for the Sacrament of First Reconciliation is a stand-alone program that is not part of our regular Religious Education program at St. Paulʼs or a Catholic school religious education class. Sacramental preparation consists of cla...

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Senior Day is held in the Center for the New Evangelization on the fourth Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Parishioners and friends come and enjoy a movie, bingo, dancing, crafts, and fellowship. Bible study classes are als...

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Couples wishing to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony must first complete a pre-Cana course. A sponsor couple works with engaged couples on this journey to understand elements of married life. Sponsor couples are trained on line through the ...

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St. Paulʼs established a chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in 1992. The purpose of the society is for the members, called Vincentians, to grow spiritually through person-to-person service to the poor and needy. Through the society thousands ...

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The tabulators meet weekly to count the money from weekly collections. They begin a detailed accounting of all the collections. It is not all work, as the tabulators enjoy a special camaraderie. This is an adult ministry which requires the ab...

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Ushers assist parishioners find a place to sit, especially during crowded Masses. They also take up the weekly parishioner collection during Mass. After Mass, ushers distribute bulletins at church exits. They also serve as a resource to our ...

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Children, youth helpers, and adult teachers spend a week learning how much Jesus loves us, helps us obey, gives us all we need, protects us, and takes care of us. This awesome message is shared in large groups using skits, crafts, bible sto...

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The Special Veteran's Day Mass Committee was formed to continue the St. Paul tradition of honoring our military, assure continued support for planning and celebrating the Special Mass, and to ensure the best retro G.I. Chow Hall this side of Ft. ...

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The Welcome Committee sends out Welcome Packets to all new members, answers questions from new members and ensures new members are entered in the church's database.

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Active since 1987, the Women's Club promotes Christian charity and fellowship among ladies of the parish. Club members meet the first Tuesday of each month (September through June).  A social period, with refreshments, follows each meeting. ...

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