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.
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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Campaign Goal: $900,000.00
NOTE: Though the Capital Campaign officially concluded December 31 2013, contributions continue to be made. An updated report will be given to parishioners in early March 2014. We are truly grateful to all who are making an effort to honor their pledges.
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