Just saying the word summer conjures up feelings of: sunshine, vacations, ice cream, swimming, lemonade, humidity, boating, bare feet, and easy, just to name a few. I’m pinch hitting for Fr. Jeff today as the opening article scribe, fresh off vacation and filled with gratitude! I am approaching my twelfth year working at St. Patrick and would like to take this opportunity to share some of the joys I get to experience on a daily basis as a lay minister of the Church.
My office location is a blessing and commonly referred to as the “fish tank”. It’s amazing what you get to witness throughout the course of a day sitting front and center. From interacting with daily mass participants, to visitors who literally pop in to join the parish, to students smiling, waving and knocking on the windows to make sure I see them, and hard working clergy, staff and maintenance stopping in for a chat, Christ is present in so many beautiful ways. I just came back from a Stewardship Focus Group session at the Pastoral Center this afternoon with other diocesan parish representatives and one thing is for sure, we are all one body, though many parts. We are each called to bring our spiritual gifts to work together as the body of Christ.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. Join us for mass on Monday,
July 4 at 10:00 a.m. The Parish Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.
Director of Engagement
Thank you to outgoing Pastoral Council and School Board Members!
“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” - Phil Jackson
We would like to recognize and express our gratitude to the following parishioners who have served in parish and school leadership roles over the past several years:
- Kim Mattingly, Chair (will serve as At Large Member)
- Kristy Greenwood, Secretary (will serve as At Large Member)
- Brad Cunningham
- Lynn Kolokowsky
- Cyndi Wilkerson
- Jeanine McKenzie and Brent Whaley, Co-Chairs
- Kathleen Mullins - Secretary
- Kristina Kaufman
For a complete list of Pastoral Council members and contact information, please refer to the back page of the bulletin. There is also an email address for the Pastoral Council if you have questions, etc. AskParishCouncil@stpatlou.org.
Mission Appeal Weekend on July 9/10 with Nativity Academy: We are excited to welcome our friends from Nativity Academy at St. Boniface in Louisville. Nativity Academy is an independent, private, Catholic middle school (6-8 grade) established to educate urban youth. Your gift to Nativity Academy will help cover the cost of the academic, extended day and summer programs. This is the most powerful gift a young boy or girl can receive, given the impact it can have for them over time. 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 masses next weekend. To learn more, watch this VIDEO.
Check out our website for contact info, information, updates, and bulletin
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
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.*
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.” They 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. And they 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 email@example.com
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
Calling all families with children in grades K-6 who attend a non-Catholic school: Consider enrolling in PREP, our religious education program. We aim to teach children about their faith in creative and engaging ways, leading them closer to God and with the continued desire to grow within their parish. To find out more and register, visit REGISTER HERE. Questions? Contact Tammy Kessler tkessler@stpatlou.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lifehouse Maternity Home Golf Scramble: St. Pat's Knights of Columbus is soliciting teams and sponsorships for the 7th annual Lifehouse Maternity Home charity golf scramble.
- 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
For more information and to register, call Lifehouse House at (502) 897-1655 or click HERE
Deacon Mark Rougeux Trip to Africa: On July 2, I am finally returning to East Africa to attend the ordination of August Kessey, for whom I am “uncle.” He is being ordained to the priesthood for the diocese of Same, Tanzania, an area south of Kilimanjaro. I have known him since 2004.
I will also visit his sister, Irene, whom the parish has supported through her diploma and baccalaureate degrees in teaching. Irene graduated in December with very high marks. She has been investigating a teaching order of nuns with the thought of joining.
I am flying to Nairobi to meet Br. George Massey, who visited our parish a few years ago. We will drive to the Christian Brothers novice house in Arusha, Tanzania, (about 5 hours) , spend the night, then go on to Same (another 4 hours). Because of prior commitments, I have to return on July 10, so I am not able to visit many people who I would like to see. Please keep August and Irene in your prayers, as well as George and I, for safe and timely travel. - Deacon Mark
Pictorial Directory Dates Added: Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3 *Dates are filling up quickly!
Location: Schindler Hall (park and enter through the school entrance under the portico)
- You cannot cancel a current appointment online. Reach out to Lynne Marshall at email@example.com
Schedule an appointment:
- Visit www.ucdir.com OR Parish Pictorial Directory Sign-ups (stpatlou.org)
- Click on Photography Appointment Scheduling Login
- Enter Church Code: KY369
- Enter Password: photos (case sensitive)
- More than (6) family members being photographed, reserve (2) appts consecutively
Questions? Lynne Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Ministry: Details and sign-ups for events at Youth Ministry Website
Contact Information:(502) 244-6083 ext. 102
Jonna O’Bryan - email@example.com
Birgit Zepf - firstname.lastname@example.org
Madison Monnin - email@example.com
Enrolling Non-St. Patrick School 7th/8th grade students in CFP (Confirmation Formation Program: Deadline to enroll is July 1! 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.
Check out Youth Ministry Website Changes: The website is how we thoroughly 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!
- July 8-17 - Guatemala
- July 20 - Holiday World
- July 31- HS Retreat Mentor Mtg.
- August 2 - Food Drive Delivery
- August 3 - Ronald McDonald House
- August 28 - 8th Grade Student/Parent Confirmation Mtg.
- September 7 - Ronald McDonald House
- September 11 - 8th Grade Student/Sponsor Mtg.
- September 18 - First Session 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
Celtic Athletic Ministry (CAM): For news and sports sign-ups - CAM Newsletter
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com