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Adult and Family Formation Groups

ARC-Adult Religious Catechesis

ARC is an adult education ministry with the mission of engaging the parishioners of St. Paul of The Cross to live a more abundant life in Christ by seeking to more fully know and understand the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith. We do this through discussion and instruction in an environment that allows us to question, grapple with, and ultimately uphold the teachings of Christ, preserved and passed on to us through his Church.

Our programs are held in the Deacon Joe Community Center, begin at 6:00 PM and run to about 7:30 PM, so it’ not a late evening. Light refreshments and beverages will be available for all in attendance as well as childcare. There is no sign-up necessary, just show up on Wednesday evening.

2023-2024 Schedule

All sessions are 6:00-7:30 pm in the Deacon Joe Community Center.

September 20-Catholic Q&A presented by the ARC team

September 27-LGBTQ presented by Jacob Alles

October 4-Marriage and Divorce presented by Vanessa Schoon

October 11-Abortion presented by Kevin Rupp

October 18-Not Your Grandma’s Family presented Planning by Stephanie Hamilton

October 25-No ARC, Fall Break

November 1-No ARC, All Saint’s Day

November 8-Communion of Saints presented by Vanessa Schoon and Arianna Smith

November 15-Saints II presented by Vanessa Schoon

November 22-No ARC, Thanksgiving Break

November 29-Salvation History I presented by Jacob Alles

December 6-Salvation History II presented by Jacob Alles

December 13-Salvation History II presented by Jacob Alles

December 20-No ARC, Christmas Break

December 27-No ARC, Christmas Break

January 3-No ARC, Christmas Break

January 10-How to Get to Heaven in 3 Simple Steps presented by Stephanie Hamilton

January 17-Why the Church? presented by Stephanie Hamilton

January 24-Catholic Spiritual Goals presented by Kevin Rupp

January 31-Catholic Spiritual Goals presented by Kevin Rupp

February 7-Catholic Financial Planning presented by Melinda Woll

February 14-No ARC, Ash Wednesday

February 21-TBD

February 28-Why the Pope? Presented by Ariana Smith

March 6-Why the Pope? session II by Arianna Smith

March 13-TBD

March 20-TBD

March 21-Penance Service 6:30 pm

March 27-No ARC, Holy Week

April 3-No ARC, Spring Break

April 10-TBD

April 17-TBD

April 24-TBD

May 1-TBD

May 8-TBD

May 15-TBD

May 22-TBD

Catholic Book Club

  • Read books that help to grow your understanding of your Catholic faith.
  • Share fellowship and faith with your church community.
  • Draw closer to the heart of Jesus.

A passion… for the Eucharist! New sessions will begin the week of January 8, 2024, Wednesdays at 9 am or Thursdays at 6 pm. Please sign up in the Narthex!

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Feeding our fellow parishioners in time of need.

Work with a team to provide meals for others following major life events like the birth of a baby, an illness, a move, the death of a loved on, etc.

Contact the church office if you need a meal or would like to provide a meal to someone in need.

Funeral Dinner Ministry

We provide meals to families after the funeral of a loved one. It’s a way to offer comfort and support to grieving members of our parish community.

Contact the church office to be put in contact with the Funeral Dinner Ministry Team.

Holy Hour of Power-all ages welcome!

One Friday a month, 6-7 pm. 

Adoration, Praise and Worship, Confession and Benediction

Come let us worship our King!

Upcoming Holy Hour of Power Nights: February 12

Homeschool Gatherings

Gather together with fellow homeschooling families from our parish and share fellowship.

We are looking for a volunteer to lead our catholic homeschool group! If you are interested, please contact Jessica at

Rosary Group-all ages welcome!

Join us every Tuesday morning at 10 am in the couch room and pray the Most Holy Rosary with us. No registration required!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Together, we are the hands and feet of Jesus, doing His work and serving those He dearly loves. Sharing our gifts is a clear demonstration that people of faith are never alone. When we serve God and our Church by serving the poor, we really do make a difference!

Food Pantry Hours: EVERY Monday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Third Monday of the month from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults meets 6-7:30 pm on Wednesdays to delve into the Catholic faith. Food and childcare provided.

Rosary Making Ministry

The Rosary making class is the last Saturday of the month following the 5:00 pm Mass. These Rosaries are nice to hand out at St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. This can lead into a great conversation about God. We have people stop into the church on a daily basis and ask if they can take one or two. Our church alone goes through quite a few and others are given to area churches in the Diocese to share. No need to worry about dinner because the friendly people who come like to provide food to share among everyone. All are welcome to come to this great ministry!

Young at Heart (55 and older)

Join us for Mass at 10:30 am, a short presentation on topics of the faith and food and fellowship.

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