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We, the members of St. Paul/ Good Hope Church are grateful and proud of who God made us to be - His children, African-American Catholics, followers of our Lord and Brother Jesus Christ.
We will walk together with faith in Our Lord's footsteps, joining hands with all our sisters and brothers, speaking and acting for peace and justice.
We will teach, witness, and give service to others, with a special concern for the poor as good stewards of God's generous gifts to us.
As we worship, so shall we live giving praise and thanks to God and seeking to build up his Kingdom in our families, our church and in our community.

Fifth Sunday of Lent

Father Anthony Anala celebrates Holy Mass at St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church in Lafayette on the Fifth Sunday of Lent (3/29/2020). The recorded video is an effort to bring the celebration of the Holy Mass to everyone during the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

First Reading Ezekiel 37:12-14 God will open the graves and restore the people of Israel.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 130:1-8 With the Lord is forgiveness and mercy.

Second Reading Romans 8:8-11 The Spirit of God dwells in you.

Gospel Reading John 11:1-45 (shorter version John 11:3-7,17,20-27,33b-45) Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. 

Stations of the Cross (3/27/2020)

Our Church History

St. Paul the Apostle Church is the first African-American parish in the Acadiana area. Our Church was founded in 1911 by a Black people wanting to worship in dignity and style.  The Lord enabled the church to flourish under the ministry of the Holy Ghost Fathers and continues through the shepherding of the Divine Word Missionaries. St. Paul's Church Congregation was instrumental in forming another church parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Lafayette in 1934.

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The Chapel of Our Lady of Good Hope was established in 1950 as an annex to St. Paul's to serve the parishioners of Freetown, Port Rico, and Mills Addition historical neighborhoods. It is located on 301 Covenant Street, Lafayette, La. Prior to the church being built, the church services were held in Good Hope Hall..





CoVID-19 Note:

St. Paul Church will be open every Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 noon and Sunday's from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m. for private prayer.

Only 10 people will be allowed in at a time through the side door by the office.


Directives from the Diocese of Lafayette 3/16/2020

As of 5pm, 3/16/2020 all weekday and weekend masses has been suspended, beginning 3/17/2020 thru 4/13/2020.

Thus this means, there will be no Holy Week Services.

Sunday: 7:00AM; 9:00 AM (GH); 11:00 AM

Monday-Friday: 6:20 AM
Saturday: 4:00 PM 
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM 
Call for an appointment  
9:00 AM -  3:00 PM
Thursday - Friday 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Application should be completed after Mass, by email or in parish office
Baptism will be held the 4th Sunday of the month.

Notify office at least six months (6) in advance.

New Directives from the Diocese of Lafayette 3/16/2020: 

No funerals or weddings are allowed during this period.



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A NOTE From Father Anala:

Your continued financial support of the parish will be very important in the coming weeks.  The work of the Church must go on in the midst of this crisis. We are limiting our bills as much as possible, so that we are able to reserve our current savings for the road ahead.  There are many of us that will not be able to give due to lost income or jobs. Individuals that can give, I ask that you commit to continuing your weekly gift either through Online Giving (click picture below) or mailing a check.  If you are able to give more than you normally do, I am asking you to consider a larger gift than normal to help balance out for members who are not able to give anything at this time. Thank you for your continued generosity in this difficult time. 

Mailed checks will be processed by our parish staff, so please feel free to give in this way by mailing your gift to 326 S. Washington St. Lafayette, La 70501.

Click the onling giving image above to donate to the school expansion efforts of our parish. 

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