Welcome, Hoosier Catholics!
Serving IU students is the highest priority at St. Paul. We understand the opportunities and obstacles to developing a deeper faith in Jesus and His Church during the college years. We are here to walk with you; to help you to discover God's love and mercy; and to equip you to live this faith authentically.
From move-in day through graduation, the college experience is a critical period in one's life and faith journey when young adults begin to crystallize their core values and the role faith will play in their lives.
Our goal is to work with as many students as we can to build up a community of missionary disciples who are on fire with Christ's loving and saving mission. We build this community of disciples through our celebration of the Sacraments, evangelization, faith sharing, social events, retreats, and service. Whether it be at Mass on Sunday, in small groups, on retreat, or over a plate of pasta at our weekly Sunday Suppers, every Hoosier Catholic has a place and everyone is called to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.
In the Fall of 2017, we will welcome four FOCUS missionaries to join our staff at St. Paul's. These missionaries will significantly augment our work of building, nurturing, and sending disciples at IU.
Whether you are an incoming freshmen, an upperclassman making your way back to the Church, or anywhere else in your faith journey, we are here to serve you and I am here to walk this journey of faith with you.
It is the highest privilege to be your priest. If ever I can be of help, please give me a call or email.
I hope to see you soon at St. Paul’s.
Fr. Patrick Hyde, OP
Associate Pastor, Campus Minister
Student Life Core Team 2017-2018