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.
Interim President: Christal Kodak

Altar & Church Decoration

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

Altar Servers

Assist the Priest at Masses & liturgies.
Coordinators (Weekday) (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.
Coordinator: Alison Stuart 


Special Ministers of Holy Communion

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

phone: 805-305-5185



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

Wedding Ceremonies

Couples & their families wishing to coordinate the details & directions for participants in their wedding ceremony at St. Paul's Church should contact our Pastor, Fr. Ray by calling the office or email at

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.
Coordinator: Bernice Gamble

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available from 1-6:45 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.
Coordinator: Bernice Gamble

First Friday & First Saturday

First Friday of the month-following Mass. First Saturday of the month is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima with recitation of the Rosary to restore World Peace.

Cenacle of Prayer Marian Movement of Priests

A rosary & prayer group devoted to the message given to Fr. Gobbi on August 29, 1973. Thursday, Time: 8:30 after 8:00 a.m. Mass in the church. 

Mother of Perpetual Help Novena

Prayers on 1st Wednesday of every Month after 8:00 Mass in the church.

Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Coordinator: Jim Morrissey, SFO, formation director

Children from preschool through 8th grade meet in the parish hall each Wednesday during the school hear from 4-5:15 p.m. for Catholic religious education classes. Coordinator: Ann Boulais 805-709-1253

High School Youth (Currently not running.) meet in the parish hall each Sunday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. during the school year for Catholic faith study & social activities. Coordinator: Ann Boulais 805-709-1253

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 Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. September through May.
Coordinator: Leticia McCart, contact the Parish Office. 

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 1st Thursday of the Month: 6:00 p.m. Meetings are in the parish hall.
Grand Knight: Dan Anderson

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: Rectory 773-2219

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: Rectory 773-2219

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

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: Parish office 773-2219

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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.

Natural Family Planning-Couple to Couple League. 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