St. Paul of the Cross is an African-American and Hispanic Catholic parish on Atlanta's Westside in the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Priests and Brothers of the Passionist Congregation have served this community since 1954. The clery and parishioners of the parish strive to be faithful to the mission of Jesus Christ through their liturgical, educational and service ministries. Our surrounding Atlanta neighborhoods are Collier Heights, Fairburn Heights, Adamsville, Baker Hills, Carroll Heights, Oakcliff and the Cascades. We are located near Exit #12, Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway (formerly Bankhead Highway), off I-285. If you live near this exit, then you are especially invited to join us!
Click here to see a short video about our parish and the most recent visit from Passionist Provincial, Fr. Robert Joerger, C.P.
Lent is an invitation to put the brakes on our often hectic lives. A good way to build in some quiet and fruitful time is to join a small faith sharing community and experience Lenten Longings. You will meet other members of the parish once a week during Lent to reflect on Scripture and talk about how our faith applies to our everyday lives. It’s a good way to prepare for our Easter celebration during this Year of Faith. Sign-up Sheets are located on the resource table at the rear of the church. If you have questions about the program please talk with one of the group leaders or call the church office at 404-696-6704.
The Feed the Hungry Ministry is a collaborative effort with St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (Smyrna, GA), other non-denominational churches, and local businesses. August 2014 marks our own 2-year anniversary of involvement. This initiative has been in full force since January 2011 when members of St. Thomas took sandwiches, eggs, blankets, and clothes to 7 homeless people under the bridge at 1-285 and Howell Parkway. Over three years later, the numbers have increased to hundreds of men, women, and children along the length of Howell Parkway. Provisions have expanded to complete lunch bags, hot soup, clothing,shoes, books, blankets, toiletries, and the occasional seasonal treats (Easter candy, Christmas presents, etc.). Volunteers have increased to the recognizable caravan of cars, each and every Saturday, including our own Teen Ministry joining us every 3rd Saturday.
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Your form will be submitted and an invitation with class information and instruction on how to login to the interactive webex meeting will be sent to your email address for the coming session.
Please note, the submission must be received by the Monday (noon) prior to the Wednesday night class you would like to attend. You will receive an invite to the class within 48 hours. In the invitational email, you will find a set up and log in information. This is a onetime set up; once completed, all you have to do is click on the "globe looking icon" that will be created for future sessions. We look forward to you assisting us in making this a success, as well as providing a new and innovative way of Evangelization and putting our Faith in Action!!
St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church
551 Harwell Road Atlanta, GA 30318
After Hours, Emergency
7:00 AM (Español)
10:00 AM (English)
1:00 PM (Español)
Monday-Friday 7:30 AM
Saturday Mornings: 9:00 AM
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 PM
Confessions at 4:00pm
First Friday Mass: 12:00 Noon
(followed by Exposition)
Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00 PM
Benedition: 8:00 PM
Sacrement of Reconciliation
Saturday: 4:00 PM or
(contact the office for an appt.)
Sacrament of Baptism
First and Third Sundays
(except during Lent)
2nd Saturdays of each month.
Contact the office for information.
Sacrement of Matrimony
Contact the Pastor at least
six months before setting date.
Anointing and Visitation of the sick
Contact the Pastor or
the Parochial Vicar
Adult Faith Enrichment
Bible Study: Thursdays, 3:00 PM
Prayer Group: Tuesdays, 6:00 PM