We, the members of Saint Paul Parish, by our belief in the gospel message, answer the Lord's call to use our time, talent and treasure to serve in ways that give glory to God.
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE AT SAINT PAUL PARISH!
We extend to you a most sincere welcome as you consider registering with our faith community at Saint Paul Parish! Our parish was established in 1845 and we are joyfully celebrating our 175th anniversary this year!
There are approximately 2400 registered families in our parish and a multitude of ministries serving those in our parish family. We recognize that God has blessed each of us with various gifts that we can offer to a ministry in our community as we strive to build up His kingdom here on earth. As we work together toward this goal, we encourage all Parishioners to serve in one (or more!) of our ministries.
We welcome those who are newly registered parishioners here at Saint Paul. We encourage those who are interesting in learning more about our church and school to contact the Parish Office at 330.499.2201, view our website and prayerfully consider registering to become a member of our faith community.
For parents with infants and small children—you are MOST welcome! We are one family here and are not distracted by the murmurs and wiggles of small children. Begin now and you will set a sound example of faith in practice for them. When hunger, thirst or boundless energy seems to overtake them, please feel free to spend some time in the Gathering area where you can still listen to the Mass.
Just as we encourage our Parish family members to serve in a ministry, we also ask to be informed of any special needs YOU may have. We want you to feel welcome and to know that you are a very important part of our parish!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When you visit
Visiting a new church can be intimidating. We understand the many thoughts that can come from visiting a new church, so we want you to feel completely comfortable when you visit. Below are some frequently asked questions. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us or talk with an usher when you visit.
When are Mass times?
Saturday: 8:00am - Vigil Mass: 5:00pm
Thursday: 6:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 9:00am - 10:30am - 12:00pm (Nursery available during 10:30am Mass)
Reconciliation: Saturday 8:30am
How do I get to St. Paul Catholic Parish?
St. Paul is located in the heart of North Canton, Ohio! Our Church is located at 241 South Main Street, across from the North Canton YMCA Community building.
Where should I park?
We have several large parking lots available--on Main Street are two smaller lots with access to our school buildings. Behind the Church, on the corner of Harmon and Cole Streets is a large lot with handicapped parking. Also, between Harmon and West Maple streets is another large lot. There is also parking on Cole and Harmon streets.
I'm not Catholic... so, how do I know when to sit, stand, and kneel?
You can follow along in the missal. Most of the time you will be able to find a book in your pew that will have the readings, prayers, and songs available for you to use in order to follow along with the Mass. Though the missal lists the prayers, not all have the physical actions of prayer listed. In this case, it is best to follow the lead of those around you.
I'm not Catholic... is it okay for me to participate in communion?
You may be invited to come forward and receive a blessing during Holy Communion. To do this, cross your arms over your chest so that the Priest (only a priest can give a blessing in this way) will know not to administer Communion. It is also perfectly acceptable to remain in your pew at this time and pray. There are many reasons why the Church asks those who have not yet received their First Holy Communion to not partake in this Holy Sacrament. Catholics firmly believe that the Eucharist is the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ. Please respect their beliefs by not receiving Communion at this time.
Am I expected to put money in the offering?
It is not necessary to put money in the offertory basket, but if you would like to make a gift to our church it is greatly appreciated!
Importance of registration
A Catholic parish is the single most important part of our Catholic Church. This is where we continue the mission of Jesus Christ. This is where we publicly express our faith, joining together with others to give witness of our communion with God and with one another.
There are many reasons to register.
- A sense of belonging and identity in a parish community.
- Provides the parish community with a way to welcome you.
- In times of joy and in times of struggle, it is comforting to have the support of a faith family.
- It is a commitment to practice your faith.
- Gives a chance for you and your family to be counted and heard in the parish.
- Being included in the demographics of the parish helps in the planning for the needs of the parish.
- Gives the parish a way to connect with you.
- In order to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, or Holy Matrimony you will need to be a registered member.
- For religious education instruction and Sacramental preparation, the families of those attending must also be registered parishioners.
To register as a parishioner at Saint Paul Parish, please complete the following information: