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Weekly #124

Constant Contact Message from 8/3/2022

Hello everybody!

I’m sure you have seen that the recent floods in Eastern Kentucky have caused devastating destruction, homelessness, and a tragic loss of life. We have an opportunity to assist those affected by these floods with donations that will be used to support the disaster relief efforts of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Lexington. We will have a special collection this weekend at all masses in the gathering space or online HERE. Online, choose fund: 2022 Disaster Relief Eastern Kentucky. If turning in a check at the parish, please make it payable to the parish and include the notation: 2022 Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief. Thank you, as always, for your generosity. 

Thanks to those who were able to schedule an in-person photo for our new picture directory. If you would like to submit a photo, please email Lynne Marshall at lmarshall@stpatlou.org no later than August 15 to be included. We are excited to share the new books with those who participated later this fall. 

This week, our faculty and staff are back on campus getting their classrooms ready and making preparations for the return of our students. Welcome back! Of course, there are some new faces, too, and I want to extend a warm welcome to those who have joined our amazing team of educators at St. Patrick Catholic School. We will be having a special mass for them tomorrow. I am grateful for their faith, energy, dedication, creativity, love and example. It is wonderful to have them on campus! Please offer a prayer for the start of our new school year. Thanks. 

If you have a moment, please also take a look at the video or listen to the podcast of the mission trip to Guatemala. It is an example of how God is at work in and through our community. May God, who has begun this good work, bring it to completion. 


Fr. Jeff

Guatemala Mission Trip 2022

St. Patrick sent eight high school youth and four adults to Guatemala for a mission trip that was sponsored by the Archdiocese of Louisville Youth and Young Adult Office. We teamed up with "Hearts In Motion'' that is made up of compassionate volunteers who unite their efforts and talents. They provide opportunities for individuals to participate in short-term mission experiences in the U.S., Central, and South America, changing the lives of people in poverty. While in Guatemala, the St. Patrick youth and adults built a 20x20 concrete block home for a family. We also worked at a Daycare by repairing concrete, building tables for the children, and painting the building inside and out. In addition, we assisted at the Eyeglass Clinic by testing vision and handing out glasses to those in need. Participants: Kennedy Elmore/Josh Burge/Benny Mammorella/Allison Braun/Allison Mitchell/Ava Schrader/Roman Schrader/Jonna O'Bryan/John O'Bryan/Birgit Zepf/Elizabeth Braun. The youth and adults that were on this trip are forever changed by the extent of poverty in the world around us.  

Burning Within Us on Mission Podcast -  CLICK HERE  

St. Patrick Guatemala Mission Trip 2022 Video - CLICK HERE

Blood Drive This Sunday, August 7 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Celtic Center: Appointments available! Schedule an appointment HERE. Thank you for giving the gift of life!

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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 (through 8/12/22)

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

Register NOW For the Next Women's Welcome Retreat September 10/11:

Welcome is an incredible experience that helps you discover what’s missing in your life 

and what to do about it. Welcome retreat weekends will help you:

  • Find clarity and purpose in your life
  • Form meaningful relationships
  • Become a better parent, spouse, friend
  • Take your faith to a whole new level

Welcome Retreats take place on the St. Patrick campus and are open to persons 21 years of age and older. There is no cost to participate. The next women's retreat is Sept. 10/11. 

Click HERE to sign up or contact Linda Kamer at 296-6091, Marsha McIntyre at 270-991-1486 or Lisa Cottrell at 644-8953The next men's retreat happens Oct. 8/9. Click HERE to sign up or contact Adam Davis at 648-8672 or John Usher at 641-6001.

Monday Believers Bible Study - Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a 10-session, video-based study that was filmed on location in the Holy Land. It offers a fresh look at Jesus - who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, and what he did for our salvation. This encounter will inspire and empower you to center your entire life on Jesus as you come to know and love him in an ever-deeper and more intimate way. Study begins at 9:30 a.m., August 29 with a "meet and greet" in Miles Meeting Room. Second session is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sept. 12 and meets weekly on Mondays thereafter until the study concludes in mid November. Each session begins with the praying of the Rosary. Cost is $20 and includes a participant guide, book of the same title, timeline of Jesus' life, and online access to videos. Contact Barb Jennings at (913) 645-2630 or barjenn@me.com for more information. Registration deadline is August 22.  

Tuesday MOMS Bible Study - Jesus: The Way, the Truth, and the Life is a 10-session, video-based study. It will help you discover the meaning of who Jesus is, what he did for us, and the bearing it has on our lives. This study will meet Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. to noon, beginning August 30 through mid November. We offer a FREE nursery for preschool children and younger. Cost is $20. It includes a participant guide, a book of the same title, timeline of Jesus' life, and online access to videos. Contact Karen Savko at (502) 767-8885 or email at nanak.sav@gmail.com.

Thursday Believers Bible Study - Revelation: The Kingdom Yet to Come: Perhaps no book of the Bible fascinates people more than Revelation. Yet relatively few people have studied it, especially from a Catholic perspective. This study shows how the kingdom established by Christ in his Church is intimately connected with the kingdom of heaven. Presenter Jeff Cavins pulls back the veil on the rich symbolism present in Revelation. Discover what the mysterious figures and images of Revelation mean and how Revelation is more than an apocalyptic vision of the “end times.” This study will meet on Thursdays, 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., beginning Sept. 8 through Nov. 17. Cost is $20.00 and includes a workbook and online access to videos. Register by August 28 by contacting Diana Dages at (502) 419-1898 or dianadages@gmail.com.

There is Still Time to Enter Fully Into the Catholic Faith Through RCIA: The deadline is fast approaching to join the process that forms and prepares you to enter fully into the Catholic faith. Maybe you have attended Mass for years with your Catholic spouse and now feel ready to explore the teachings of the Catholic faith? Perhaps your child's attendance in the Parish Religious Education Program or St. Patrick School led you to an interest in Catholicism? Maybe you are longing for an encounter with the living God and his son and our Savior Jesus Christ. It can happen, you know. Just “come as you are.” Ask questions and learn about the Catholic faith. Find out if the time is right for you to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church. There are no obligations. The RCIA meets from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m, Mondays starting August 22. To enroll in the process, click RCIA, complete the online fillable form and submit. Questions? Contact Tim Grove at 719-0362 or tgrove@stpatlou.org.

Children’s Formation

Ministry Happenings: Details at https://stpatlou.org/learning-together

  • Now-PREP Registration is open for grades K-6
  • Now-Register for Sunday School and Nursery
  • August 13 & 14 - Baptisms at Mass
  • August 26 or 27 - Grade 2 Sacrament Preparation Parent Mtg
  • August 31 - Families with Young Children Planning Mtg
  • September 11- PREP, Sunday School,& Nursery begin 
  • September 17/18 - Baptisms at Mass
  • October 6 - Baptism Preparation Workshop
  • October 7 Kids Night Out event for parish children Grades 3-5
  • October 8/9 - Baptisms at Mass
  • September 25 - Families with Young Children Event
  • October 20 - Families with Young Children Halloween Event
  • October 22 - Grade 2 Parent/Child First Reconciliation Workshop
  • November 12/13 - Baptisms at Mass
  • November 16/17 - Grade 2 First Reconciliation

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 HEREQuestions? Contact Tammy Kessler tkessler@stpatlou.

Serving Together

St. Joe’s Picnic Cake and Beer Booths

  • Friday, August 12 from 5-11 p.m. 
  • Saturday, August 13 from Noon-midnight  

We can only accept STORE BOUGHT CAKES this year and they must be sealed. Drop off dates: August 4/5 (church gathering space)

You can also donate online with all money collected used to purchase cakes from our sponsoring bakeries. To donate, click HERE. Thank you for supporting this great St. Patrick tradition. If you would like to work at the Beer booth, please contact John Coons at jjirrig@aol.com.

Joining Together 

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 

Now Hiring - St. Patrick Youth Ministry Associate: Are you interested in using your God-given talents to grow the spiritual lives of the young church? St. Patrick Youth Ministry has a permanent part-time position as a Youth Ministry Associate for our youth ministry program. The position is designed for 10 hours per week and has a flexible working schedule. We are looking for someone who is mature spiritually, a self-starter and understands the modern teenage culture and use of technology. The ideal candidate will have a heart for teenagers and a calling from Christ to help our youth grow in their Catholic faith. Contact Jonna O’Bryan, Director of Youth Ministry at jonna@stpatlou.org for additional questions and a complete job description.

Upcoming Events

  • August 28 - 8th Grade Student/Parent Confirmation Mtg.
  • September 10 - Cemetery Clean Up
  • 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
  • October 5 - Ronald McDonald House
  • November 3 - Confirmation Mass

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

Giving Together

Stewardship 7/31/22

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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.

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