St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
Worship & Liturgy Support
Devotional Groups
Religious Education
Community Service Groups
Parishioner Support
Altar & Rosary Society

Supports parish religious, educational & social activities; assists with & cares for the liturgical needs of the church including altar coverings, vestments, hosts, wine & related supplies. Activities include fundraisers & support of special events devoted to the Blessed Mother. Meets 3rd Tuesday of the Month.
President: Vivian Phillips

Altar & Church Decor

Decorates the altar & sanctuary throughout the year. Colors, themes & special decorations are keyed to feasts & seasons such a Pentecost, Lent & Advent. Coordinator: Brother Robert Ouellette

Altar Servers

Assist the Priest at Masses & liturgies.
Coordinators (Weekday) George Nelles 773-5769 - (Weekend) Rectory 773-2219

St. Paul's Choir

Sings at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass & other special Masses & liturgies throughout the year. Choir practices are held Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Director: Susan Davies

Musical Accompaniment for Masses

Organists provide music for the 5:30 p.m. Saturday, 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday Masses.


Proclaim Sacred Scripture, make parish announcements & guide congregation through celebration of Masses & liturgies.

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Assist the Priest in distribution of Holy Eucharist during Masses. May take Holy Eucharist to sick or homebound.


Assist with seating worshippers, taking collections & coordinating presentation of gifts at weekend Masses. Coordinator:

Wedding Ceremonies

Couples & their families wishing to coordinate the details & directions for participants in their wedding ceremony at St. Paul's Church should contact the Pastor, Fr. Victor, at the Rectory Office

Rosary Devotion

People gather daily at 7:35 a.m. to pray the Rosary before the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful & Glorious Mysteries are prayed on alternate days.

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available from 1-8 p.m. on Thursdays in the Church. Participants spend time in worship, prayer, reflection & adoration of Our Lord. At least three volunteers per hour provide scheduled coverage.

Frist Friday & First Saturday

First Friday of the month-following Mass there will be a Holy Hour with prayers and Benediction.
First Saturday of the month is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.

Confraternity of the Holy Face of Jesus

Meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 12:30-1:30p.m. in the Church to render a special homage to the Holy Face of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Members offer reparations for blasphemies & other sins in order to obtain the conversion of sinners & the appeasing of Divine Justice.
Coordinator: Camille Banche

Militia Immaculata

A prayer & study group modeled on the discipleship of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Meets Mondays 9-10:15 a.m. year'round for faith & Scripture study & Rosary--at St. Joseph of Cupertino Friary Development Office, 1342 Dale Ave., Arroyo Grande.
Coordinators Kathy Barata 481-9373 & Michelle Mehlschau 489-1177

Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Fraternity meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month in the church followed by on-going formation, business meeting and social in the rear of the parish hall.
Coordinator: Jim Morrissey, SFO, formation director, 489-9271

Children from preschool through 8th grade meet in the parish hall each Wednesday during the school hear from 4-5:00 p.m. for Catholic religious education classes. Coordinator: Teresa Halverson 473-1222

High School Youth meet in the parish hall each Sunday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. during the school year for Catholic faith study & social activities.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Class for adults who are interested in exploring & learning about the Catholic faith, its beliefs & practices. Classes meet Wednesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. September through May.
Coordinator: Fr. Victor 773-2219

Little Rock Bible Study

Friday mornings 8:30-10:30 a.m. September-May in the parish hall. Scripture study focuses on individual books of the Bible.
Coordinator: Bruce Scott

Knights of Columbus St. Maximilian Kolbe Council #8762

Catholic men's fraternal organization supporting parish, community & service needs such as Franciscan & Catholic education funds & scholarships, People's Kitchen, Meals on Wheels, Special Olympics, etc. General meeting last Wednesday of the Month: 7:00 p.m. Meetings are in the parish hall.
Grand Knight: Joe Rouleau 440-8354

Five Cities Christian Women Emergency Food Bank

Ecumenical group of women & men who provide emergency food service on weekdays from 2-4:00 p.m. at 192B South 9th street & Rockaway, Grover Beach. Volunteers also work weekday mornings to receive & stock food.
Coordinator: Fern Schilt 481-2877

St. Paul's Food Bank Collection Non-perishable food items & toiletries are collected every week in church vestibule & taken to Five Cities Emergency Food Bank.
Coordinator: Lou Bolt 773-5824

People's Kitchen

Knights of Columbus provide & coordinate food preparation & serving staff at People's Kitchen for the homeless & those in need every 5th Friday of a month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Parishioners are welcome as volunteers.
Coordinator: Lou Bolt 773-5824

Home Visitation of Sick & Homebound, Hospital Visitation

Call parish office 773-2219 to request visits by Priests of the parish.

Martha's Ministry

Provides care & comfort to family & friends of the deceased by hosting a reception in the parish hall following the Funeral Mass. Provide set up, serving & clean up, & if needed, provide a light buffet meal complete with table settings. This service is available to all our parishioners.
Coordinators: Diane Bagwell 773-3091, Cecilia Thiel 489-6717

Hospice of SLO County

Committed to the dignity of the human experience, provides volunteer support, education, & counseling to those living with life-threatening or terminal illness, their families & bereaved. St. Paul's contact: Richard Robb 773-5366

Respect Life activities focus on the protection & sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Weekly Prayerful Presence in front of local abortion mills & quarterly educational meetings.  Offers reference library of pro-life materials & is an information resource for local pregnancy support, adoption, and post-abortion counseling. Fundraising & collections of baby & mother items occur throughout the year. Coordinator; Linda Springer 929-2144

Natural Family Planning-Couple to Couple League. Contact Jeff and Celine Souza, SLO Chapter 840 Promoters 805-929-0115

Service & Social Groups

Sunday Hospitality/Coffee Volunteers Assist in set up & serving of coffee & doughnuts after Sunday morning Masses. Call office to volunteer: 773-2219

Catholic Ladies Aid Society meets 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in parish hall. Coordinator: Herta Carpenter 489-5685

Cabrillo Civic Club of California fosters an interest in Portuguese customs and special events & raises funds for educational scholarships and charitable activities. Meets 2nd Monday of the month in parish hall. Coordinators: Jim & Delores Vener 925-7782

I.S.M.M. Circle #17 (Society of St. Mary Magdalene): Portuguese social & religious group. Activities focus on acts of charity and related needs of our members and their families. Meets 4th Monday of the month 7:00 p.m. in parish hall. Contact: Ann Culp 785-0731