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 pastor of the St. Paul Catholic Church. We honor that rich history by continuing to research and preserve it.
Committee members are expected to do independent research which requires initial consultation with a co-chair. All completed work will be considered for publication and distribution within the parish and other repositories. Click here for our existing publications. Please contact the parish office for copies of the books and pamphlets still available in print.
Final published works are under the author’s copyright. The parish community, the archives of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, St. Mary's University, the Maryland State Archives, and the Howard County Historical Society in Ellicott City will receive a copy.
Additionally, the History Committee includes the Special Veteran's Day Mass Committee (SVDMC) which offers the Mass that is held at St. Paul every November 11th. Members of the SVDMC need not be members of the History Committee.
Meetings will be infrequent and unscheduled but all members must keep in contact by email. This is an adult ministry and physical limitations do not prohibit participation. Since participants work independently, this ministry is good for those whose schedules require flexibility.
Volunteers Needed: Yes