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Weekly #118

Constant Contact Message from 6/22/2022

Hello everybody!

I want to thank Fr. Tony for his service in holding down the fort while I was away on vacation and Fr. Quan left for his vacation, going home to Vietnam for the first time in four years. Fr. Tony is a great blessing for our community! Fr. Quan made it safely after about 30 hours of travel and will be gone for a month as he visits family and friends and has a number of thanksgiving Masses for his ordination. I took a road trip to Niagara Falls, Montreal, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, and back. Most of the trip was spent with a cousin, his girlfriend, and two dogs. One highlight that was profoundly moving and awe inspiring was the boat ride to the falls. It was an experience of joy and closeness to God that brought tears to my eyes.

It is good to be home and there is much good happening this summer. Our youth ministry participated in a regional lock-in with over 100 youth from multiple parishes, had a service project at Franciscan Kitchen, and will be sending 12 youth and adults on a mission trip to Guatemala in July. Our Vacation Bible Camp was a great success with over 200 children, youth volunteers, and adults. Of course, our summer maintenance projects are in full swing, as well. There are some great pictures below. 

We are all still feeling the stress of multiple years of the pandemic and other political and social issues. While we hope to individually recharge and enjoy some time away if possible, as a parish staff, we will be observing something like a sabbath week the first week of July. A sabbath should have time for both prayer and leisure and I have encouraged the staff to work remotely, if possible, and try not to focus on practical immediate tasks, but more reflectively to work on personal development or a strategic review of ministries. In other words, slow down, look around, pray, and rest. Please pray for me and our staff during this time. 

Finally, this weekend we will also have the Anointing of the Sick at all of our masses and encourage you to come forward to experience God’s healing and closeness if you are in need. May God, the great physician and healer of our souls, be with us all. 


Fr. Jeff

Youth Ministry Lock-In at Malibu Jack's

Service at Franciscan Kitchen

Vacation Bible School

Guatemala Mission Planning

New benches on the church plaza

Summer maintenance in full force

Check out our website for contact info, information, updates, and bulletin


Annual Mission Appeal Weekend on July 9/10 at all Masses: We are excited to welcome our friends from Nativity Academy at St. Boniface. Nativity Academy is an independent, private, Catholic middle school (6-8 grade) established to educate urban youth. The school’s original institutional sponsors include Bellarmine University, the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville, and the Xaverian Brothers who created Nativity’s faith-based teaching. Please prayerfully consider supporting this worthy cause and be part of the ongoing success of Nativity Academy students. Donation envelopes will be available at all of the Mission Appeal weekend masses.

Important Phone Numbers

Parish Office: 244-6083

School Office: 244-7083

Emergency Line for Sacramental Care: 244-6083 x 498

St. Patrick - Saint Vincent dePaul Conference: 244-6083 x 114

*Our conference is funded by the generosity of St. Patrick parishioners. 

To help: Check or cash in an SVDP envelope or online.

Parish Office Summer Hours 

Monday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday - 7:30 a.m. - Noon

Praying Together

Mass Times: 

Saturday: 5:00 p.m.*

Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.*

Monday: 5:00 p.m.*

Tuesday - Friday: 8:00 a.m.*

*Streamed Masses

Rosary in the Chapel:

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday for Vocations: 7:35 a.m.

Mass streaming live and archived on:

YouTube (Saint Patrick Catholic Church)

Reconciliation: 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays or by appointment at (502) 244-6083

Eucharistic Adoration: First Tuesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Learning Together

Do You Have a Longing for Something More? Come As You Are to the RCIA Process: "Our hearts are restless until they rest in you [God]," said St. Augustine, a very famous saint who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries. St. Augustine was referring to the interior longing in each of us that the world cannot satisfy. Do you have that longing for something more? Maybe what you are longing for is an encounter with the living God and his Son and our Savior Jesus Christ? The RCIA Team at St. Patrick invites you to come as you are. Ask questions. Commit to learning about the Catholic faith and how the Catholic faith family serves God by serving others. Come, pray, and open yourself up to an encounter with the one true God in whose image and likeness you are wonderfully made. The RCIA meets from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., Mondays, beginning August 22. For information, contact Tim Grove at 719-0362 or tgrove@stpatlou.org.


Serve as a Sponsor in the RCA Process: Every year, men, women, and young adults come to the RCIA process wanting to establish a new or renewed relationship with God and a faith community in the Catholic tradition. Sponsors are always needed to journey with these “inquirers.” Sponsors join the RCIA process in early November and serve as spiritual companions to the inquirers, who seek entry into full communion with the Catholic faith through the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Sponsors serve through April as hospitable and welcoming representatives of the parish. Training is provided. Even for sponsors, the RCIA process is a wonderful experience of renewed faith and a deepened spiritual life. If you are feeling called to this form of service, please contact Tim Grove, coordinator of the RCIA, at 719-0362 or tgrove@stpatlou.org.

Sacred Library Suspends Donations of Books During Updating Process: The Sacred Library Team is working hard to update its computer system in order to make the Library more user friendly. We are NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS through December. Thank you for your patience!

Children’s Formation

Popsicles on the Playground this Wednesday, June 22 from

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Join us on the St. Patrick playground in the lower lot. 

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) 

Registration: PREP needs your help! This ministry is offered for all families of children in Grades 1- 6 who do not attend a Catholic School. We invite all families to enroll in the program which begins on September 11. REGISTER HERE.

Catechists: Are you a former teacher or someone who loves sharing their faith and engaging with young Catholics? We have opportunities for you to share those gifts with PREP. Contact Tammy Kessler to learn more at tkessler@stpatlou.org.

Rising 2nd Grade Parents - Sacrament Preparation: Parents with children entering Grade 2 in the upcoming school year should expect a communication soon regarding the preparation schedule for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion. If you have a second grader who is not yet baptized and you intend for this child to receive future sacraments, please reach out to Tammy Kessler at tkessler@stpatlou.org. 

Baptism Ministry: Do you feel called to celebrate families who have children entering the Church? If so, the Baptism Ministry is for you. This ministry assists families in preparing for the sacrament of Baptism and allows each family to feel our warm welcome and support. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Sarah Hill, Ministry Coordinator, at sarahpollom@gmail.com.

Enroll Your Children Now in Christian Initiation Preparation Process: Children in grades 3 through 8 who missed earlier opportunities to celebrate the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist – can fulfill those sacraments through a faith formation process that begins in September and concludes with the celebration of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023. This preparation process is led by St. Patrick School catechists and Parish Religious Education Program [PREP] catechists. It includes three public rituals [all celebrated at 11 a.m. Mass], a Saturday morning retreat, and an afternoon of service. To enroll or for more information, please contact Tim Grove, Director of Faith Formation at tgrove@stpatlou.org or 719-0362.

Serving Together

Lifehouse Maternity Home Golf Scramble: St. Pat's Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce that teams and sponsorships are being sought for the 7th annual Lifehouse Maternity Home charity golf scramble. Register HERE or call Lifehouse at


  • Date - Monday, July 18
  • Where - Oxmoor Country Club 
  • 8:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. shotgun starts
  • $520/team or $130/person
  • Price includes meal, return round at Oxmoor, two free drink tickets, raffles, door prizes and give-aways 
  • Sponsorships are needed

Joining Together 

Two Dates In August Added for Pictorial Directory: Thanks for participating!

Dates: Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3

Location: Schindler Hall (park and enter through the school entrance under the portico)


Schedule an appointment:

Questions? Lynne Marshall at lmarshall@stpatlou.org.

Youth Ministry: Details and sign-ups for events at Youth Ministry Website

Contact Information:(502) 244-6083 ext. 102

Jonna O’Bryan - jobryan@stpatlou.org

Birgit Zepf - bzepf@stpatlou.org

Madison Monnin - mwhitehouse@stpatlou.org 

Enrolling Non-St. Patrick School 7th/8th grade students for CFP (Confirmation Formation Program: Fall session begins September 18. The formation of the sacrament begins in the student’s 7th grade year. Non-St. Patrick School students in 7/8 grades who wish to be confirmed in their 8th grade year need to fully register for CFP. If the 8th grade student did not attend PREP in their 7th grade year, they need to contact Jonna O’Bryan at 244-6083 ext. 102 by July 1 in order to be confirmed in fall of 2022.  

Upcoming Events

  • June 27- July 1 - CLI
  • July 8-17- Guatemala 
  • July 20 - Holiday World 
  • August 4 - Food Drive Delivery
  • August 28 - 8th Grade Student/Parent Confirmation Mtg.
  • September 11- 8th Grade Student/Sponsor Mtg.
  • September 18- First Session of CFP
  • September 12/13- 8th Grade School Guys Retreat
  • September 19/20 - 8th Grade School Girls Retreat
  • October 1- Holy Fire- 7th/8th Grade CFP Retreat
  • November 3 - Confirmation Mass

Check out the Youth Ministry Website Changes: The website is how we best communicate information on upcoming events. Our activities are rooted in social, service and spiritual events. Students must register for all events. Come join in the FUN! 

Celtic Athletic Ministry (CAM): For news and sports sign-ups - CAM Newsletter

Giving Together

Stewardship 6-19-22

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Stewardship: Thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure. We appreciate your generosity! You can find forms and links for your 2022-23 stewardship online giving submission via our website HERE. Or return a hard copy form that is located at the Welcome Desk or call the parish office to request one via mail. *If you are currently using online giving via Pushpay and there are no changes to your stewardship gift of treasure, no action is needed. If you have questions about your stewardship gifts, contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at 244-6083 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org. 

Memorial Bricks Make Great Gifts: We invite you to build upon our 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. Become a part of our history and leave a lasting impression on the place we love to call home! All checks payable to the St. Patrick School Foundation and donations are tax deductible. Contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at 244-6083 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org.

 Brick Order Form