This bas relief is featured on the front of St. Paul Church. The feathered quill pen represents Paul’s writings; the traditional sword a reference to his statement “the Word of God is sharper than a two-edged sword; the sail boat and waves refer to his many journeys; the chains to his imprisonment and his statement that the Word of God cannot be chained; the crown to his words that he “run the race, fought the good fight and God has a merited crown reserved for me.”
From US Route 22 take the Main Street Exit north into Weirton. Travel approximately 1.5 miles north on Main Street, our church is a modernistic, white brick church on the right hand side just past the Tudor’s Biscuit World.
St. Paul Parish traces its origin to 1880 when a mission was organized in Weirton. The Phillips Sheet and Tin Plate Company, now Weirton Steel, had attracted many Catholics, including a number of Polish immigrants. Saint Paul Parish was established in 1911 for the families. Weirton Steel donated property for the church. In 1915 the parish divided to accommodate the growing Polish community and Sacred Heart of Mary Parish was formed. A private home was purchased for the non-Polish parishioners. On May 27, 1916, St. Paul Parish was established and designated to serve the Catholics of Weirton, Holidays Cove, Wheeling Junction, Colliers and New Cumberland. The church was dedicated two years later. In 1957 the parish was further divided and St. Joseph the Worker Parish was formed on Weirton Heights. The first school was built by 1924 and staffed by the Servants of Mary. The present church was built in 1972.”
– Excerpted from the book Faith in the Mountains: Dr. Tricia T. Pyne
The Parish Finance Council assists the pastor in the fiscal and physical administration of the parish. Members of the Council have complete access to all parish financial records. They must approve the annual budget and any expenditure over $5000. The Council also reports annually to the parish on the financial condition of the parish and assists in educating the community on stewardship.