St. Paul’s Feast Day is celebrated on June 29th each year. As this date falls in the Term
2 school holidays, we will celebrate the feast of our patron saint on the final days of
this term. There will be a number of opportunities to come together, including:
St. Paul was likely to have been born in Tarsus, a city in what is now known as Turkey.
It had a large population of Jews. Paul was a tent maker by trade and was a strict,
well-educated Jew. He followed the Jewish laws so strictly that he persecuted the
Christians. On one of his journeys, he had a spectacular vision of Jesus and converted
to Christianity. He changed his name to Paul and continued to convert people to
Christianity until his death. Paul traveled extensively and grew the early Christian
church. He was a great speaker and is known for his writing. His letters have been
included in the New Testament in the Bible. We try to be like Paul when we speak to
others about our faith.