In the midst of everything going on in our world, we have some good news to share this week. Our construction continues on the new state-of-the-art media center in the Learning Commons and on the St. John Paul II Youth Room. We also broke ground and blessed it for the new four classroom preschool building. Check out the vlog to see the groundbreaking and hear some reflections from those involved.
You can also see some photos below and go to our website (HERE) to get an update on what the status of the Beacon of Hope Capital Campaign and which projects are completed, in process, or are scheduled to begin. It’s not to late to pledge and be part of this exciting work to strengthen our mission and prepare for the future.
I continue to be inspired by your generosity and commitment. Thank you for being part of the St. Pats family. I give thanks to God everyday for you!
Preschool groundbreaking scheduled to be completed by January 2021
to include 4 classrooms
Preschool aerial view rendering
Preschool Interior rendering
Learning Commons under Construction
Learning Commons rendering
John Paul II Youth Ministry Room
Check out our website for contact info, information, updates, and the bulletin:
8:30 a.m. Mass returning on June 28
Procedure Change for Communion: When you are receiving communion on the hand, we ask that you follow these modified instructions listed in bold:
- Remain socially distanced with your face covering in the communion line.
- When receiving in the hand, step forward to the minister with your face covering on and hands outstretched and flat. Please do not grab the host.
- Step to the side, remove your face covering, and consume the host.
- Replace your face covering and return to your seat.
Parish Office Summer Hours
Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday from 9:00 a.m - Noon
Summer School Office Hours
Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Employment Support Ministry
A suggestion has been made to offer a temporary ministry for people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Do you have skills that could assist with these efforts? If so, please contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at (502) 244-6083 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attention Ministry Leaders: Volunteer Lists for New Fiscal Year
For all those who serve in ministry leadership roles, we anticipate your respective lists to be emailed to you by June 30. We kindly ask you to reach out to those who have expressed an interest in serving in the ministry. If you have any questions, please contact your staff liaison in the parish office at 502-244-6083. Thank you for sharing your special gifts with us!
Help Feed the Hungry- Eastern Area Community Ministry/SVDP Food Drive
Beginning this weekend, the St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council and E.A.C.M. are combining forces again to help feed the hungry of our community. There will be bags in the church gathering space for your donation of non-perishable food items and toiletries this weekend through July 4-5.
Saturday - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday - 8:00 a.m.
Mass Streaming Days and Times:
Monday - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday - 8:00 a.m.
Saturday - 5:00 p.m..
Mass streaming live and archived on:
YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9INPfZLjina1jNiz8hGpg)
Reconciliation: 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. If you would like to set up a private appointment with one of our priests, please call the Parish Office (502-244-6083).
Resources on Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism at Parish Website Have Been Expanded
Click here to connect to an expanded list of Catholic-endorsed resources on racial inequality and systemic racism at the St. Patrick website. Amid the excellent list of suggested articles,books, and U.S. Bishops' statements, you'll notice that the 2019 feature film "Just Mercy," starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson, is available for viewing online free of charge during the month of June courtesy of Warner Brothers. Also, the classic "The Fire Next Time" by author James Baldwin, is available free of charge as an audiobook on YouTube.
Adults and Children to Celebrate Sacraments of Initiation
Eighteen (18) adults and children who have been preparing to celebrate the sacraments of Christian initiation will finally get to fulfill those sacraments this Saturday, June 27. The initiations, which would have happened at the Easter Vigil on April 11, were delayed when public masses were suspended on March 16. The 10 adults, two youth, and six children will celebrate some or all of the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist during a special Mass at 7:30 p.m. Godparents, sponsors, immediate family, and a few guests also will be in attendance.Because of "safe at worship" protocols, this Mass is not open to all parishioners. Please keep our new initiates in your prayers.
First Communion for the rising third-grade class will be celebrated on July 31 and August 1. The masses will be celebrated with immediate family and will be live-streamed for everyone to enjoy. Please pray for these children and their families.
Parents of rising second-graders should expect communication about the sacrament schedule soon. Information will be emailed via Constant Contact and to the home address of each child. First Reconciliation for the upcoming class will be held November 17, 18 and 19, 2020; First Communion is scheduled for April 24-25, 2021.These dates are tentative and can change based upon Safe at Worship guidelines.
Habitat for Humanity
Sign ups for small groups of volunteers will be available on the parish website at the end of June. We are participating with four other parishes as the Catholic Quartet to build a home for Abdulaziz and Fatima and their family. They came to the U.S. 4 years ago from Egypt. The framing is being completed by Whittenburg Construction.
Youth Ministry Opportunities: Details for all Youth Ministry events can be found on the Webpage.
Confirmation: Thursday, November 5, 2020
All details and information can be found on the Confirmation Webpage.
Faith Alive - The Catholic Youth Collective - June 24, 6:45 - 8:00 p.m.
All high school students are invited to join St. Albert, St. Aloysius, St. Patrick, Immaculate Conception,Ascension and Our Lady of Lourdes in a Zoom gathering as we collaborate within our six youth ministry programs for a collective effort in Catholic Youth Ministry. This interactive concentrates on the Sunday readings. See Youth Ministry High School Webpage for details to get a link to the meeting.
As of June 21, 2020:
Weekly Budget $32,679
Stewardship YTD $1,629,025
Budget YTD $1,667,798
Stewardship Renewal - July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021
If you have not yet returned your stewardship commitment for the upcoming fiscal year, please prayerfully discern your gifts and return your hard copy envelope by mail or return to the parish drop box located outside of the parish office entrance. You can find the forms and links for giving on our website: https://stpatlou.org/giving.
For parishioners who have not yet transitioned from Vanco to Pushpay, we kindly ask that you respond to the email invitation to migrate to the new platform now. Phone calls are also being made in conjunction with the email requests. Info can be found on our website: https://stpatlou.org/giving. If you have any questions regarding stewardship or PushPay, contact Lynne Marshall at 244-6083 ext. 115 or email@example.com
Memorial Brick Celtic Cross
We invite you to build upon our great legacy at St. Patrick by participating in our beautiful Memorial Celtic Cross. You can commemorate your time here, whether it be to honor your family, a baptism, graduation, marriage, deceased family members, a favorite scripture verse, ministry, or team championship. Become a part of our history and leave a lasting impression on the place we love to call home! All checks are payable to the St. Patrick School Foundation and donations are tax deductible. Contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at 244-6083 ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.