St. Paul Catholic Church
Church Address: (Physical address only. Please do not mail to this address)
522 High Street
Portsmouth, VA 23704 map
Office & Mailing Address:
3501 Cedar Lane
Weekend Mass Times
Saturday ~ 4:00 pm
Reconciliation ~ 3:00 – 3:45 pm
Sunday ~ 8:00 am & 9:30 am
Located at Church of the Resurrection
3501 Cedar Lane
Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
(Closed from 12:30-1:00 pm for lunch)
Please consider using our E-Giving program for your donations. E-Giving saves money for the parish by reducing the need to print weekly offering envelopes. E-Giving also ensures that much needed donations reach the parish in the event parishioners are out of town, or if Mass must be cancelled due to severe weather. Parishioners who participate in E-Giving need not write checks each week for the collection. Also, E-Giving payments can be set to match pay periods for the most convenient possible withdrawal times during the month. Click the icon below to sign up for E-Giving or to make changes to your current E-Giving schedule. If you have questions regarding E-Giving, please contact Jeff Foster at 757-484-7335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul was founded in 1804. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. St. Paul is a parish with a rich history. To learn more about the history of Catholicism in Portsmouth, click here.
In 1897, St. Paul’s parishioners dreamed and then made a reality the current Gothic Revival Architecture church with its treasury of Christian Art. This beautiful historic church is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmark Register. It is a distinguished landmark in the city of Portsmouth.
As you enter the church you will view twenty-eight stained glass windows which were ordered from Mayer & Co., Munich, Germany from 1900 to 1914. On November 13, 1905 a Portsmouth Star newspaper article observed, “The fifteen stained glass windows of St. Paul’s … are among the most beautiful works of art in the south.” In 1928, eleven murals were commissioned and adorn the front of the church over the main altar that is made of Italian marble and Mexican onyx.
The St. Paul’s Docent Guild provides Open House Tours and Special Group Tours to visitors. If you are interested in visiting St. Paul’s, would like more information and/or would like to schedule a group tour, please contact Bill Ficenec at 757-483-6201.