The St. Paul's Parish Council is an advisory board to the administration,
operation and maintenance of all facilities, monies, programs, and properties
of the St. Paul's Parish. It serves as direct representation of all
parish units in all matters pertaining to the administration, financing,
and operation of all programs and properties of the parish. The Parish
Council meets the second Thursday of each month in the rectory basement.
Council members are elected by the parish in September and serve for
a period of three years.
The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of men united to
promote Catholic values through acts of charity, devotion and service.
The Knights have a special interest in celebrating family life and friendship,
helping members and families be more effective Catholics, and helping
those who are less fortunate. Membership is open to men who are practicing
Catholics and wish to contribute their special skills and talents to
the service of others. Major events sponsored by the local council are
Fall Bratfest, Lenten Fish Fries, Tootsie Roll Drive for the handicapped,
and the Steak Fry for St. Paul's School. The Knights also sponsor a
trip to a major league baseball game for the altar boys. The Knights
of Columbus meet the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the
upper room of the school.
Women's Guild is a fraternal organization involved in many parish activities
such as the Bazaar, Rummage Sale, Confirmation and First Communion Receptions,
Baptismal Gowns, and Funeral Dinners. Contact the parish office at 309-833-2496
for more information.
Home and School is the organization of teachers and St. Paul's School
and parents of the children enrolled in St. Paul's School. In addition
to providing parents with a channel for input into the school, fundraising
activities include an Italian Dinner and 5th and 6th grade Basketball
Tournaments. Home and School meets the second Monday every second month,
starting in September in the Upper Room of the school.
Members meet monthly to study selected books. At the present, the book
is: The Holy Longing: The Search for Christian Spirituality by
Ronald Rolheiser. For additional information about joining this study
group, contact the parish office at 309-833-2496.
Separate Youth Groups are being developed for junior high and senior
high school age youth of the parish. For more information, contact the
Youth Ministry Office at 309-837-1024.
The Pitch Club meets from September through May, on the second
Sunday evening of each of those months. Games are held in the homes
of the couples who play. A playoff is held in the school gym in May.
Contact Cathy Crain at 309-837-6370 for more information.
and Fishes, Etc.
This is a cooperative ministry of St. Paul's Parish and other community
churches. It provides people in need in our community with emergency
assistance, which may include food, overnight lodging, transportation
expense, utility bill assistance, medical and pharmaceutical expenses,
personal care needs, rent assistance, and other services as needed.
In addition, it may offer the development of life management skills
through referrals to appropriate community resources. Contact the parish
office at 309-833-2496 for more information.
Scouts and Cub Scouts
A scouting program has been offered at St. Paul's parish for many years
and is part of the national Boy Scout Movement. Contact Larry
Adams at 309-837-4746 for additional information.
Counseling Center of Catholic Charities
310 Washington Street
P.O. Box 355
Macomb, Illinois 61455
Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Family counseling, foster care and adoption, crisis intervention, therapy
programs, violence intervention effort, women's counseling and pregnancy
and Peace Alliance
Members of this ecumenical group meet monthly at St. Paul's Religious
Education Center. The purpose of the organization is to promote peace
by working for justice through service and education. Contact Susan
Lawhorn at 309-837-3515 or Linda Jani at 309-837-1367 for additional