“It is not possible to grow in faith, without the support of the Christian Community. It is here that you will learn to build a better world.” ~ Pope John-Paul II
History of Saint Paul The Catholic community in New Bern has a long faith-filled history. From it’s beginnings in 1821 through the Civil War, the Great Depression, fires, World Wars and cultural upheavals, we find ourselves in the midst of growth and change once again. This community has come together in this new millennium to follow the example of those who have gone before, by learning to build a better world. We have much to celebrate and quite a legacy of service and care for the community to pass on. You can learn more about our history and our celebration of our Bicentennial here.