It was in college at the Air Force Academy that I encountered the depths of God’s love and grew in my faith as a young adult. I was blessed by many friends, family, and different faith communities that challenged and supported that journey. It is also where I began to discern God’s call in my life to priesthood. Those relationships and experiences were formational and foundational to my understanding of God’s love and ministry. In 2015, much of the pastoral staff from St. Pats took a type of leadership retreat or pilgrimage to Colorado, which bore great fruit for our team and for our mission to build God’s kingdom.
I am excited to share with you that Dr. Nathan Sturtzel, our school principal, and I will be heading to Colorado on Wednesday evening for a similar experience. It is a personal investment in Dr. Sturtzel’s leadership and our collaborative relationship for transformational and transcendent shepherding of our parish family. I trust it will likewise bear fruit for our mission. I am grateful to Dr. Sturtzel and his wife, Kailey, for their willingness to facilitate this opportunity and to all of our clergy, staff, and faculty who make this possible. I ask you for your prayers for this journey. Thank you!
On Sunday at the 11:00 a.m. Mass, our Fall Sports Blessing for athletes will take place. I invite all of our athletes to come and wear your jerseys or uniforms. I am grateful to our members of the Celtic Athletic Ministry (CAM), all of our coaches and assistants, our parents and guardians, and our athletes for their efforts and participation. God bless our athletes!
And God bless you all!
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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 Hours
Monday 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fall Sports Blessing on Sunday, September 25 at 11:00 a.m. Mass!
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.
Register For Men’s Welcome Retreat on October 8/9:
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. Click HERE to sign up or contact Adam Davis at 648-8672 or John Usher at 641-6001.
Backroom Tour of St. Patrick Church on Monday, October 10: Follow the lead of an experienced guide team on a fascinating tour of the interior spaces of St. Patrick Church from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday, October 10. Learn about all of the symbolism contained in the ceiling, floor, walls, windows, chapel, baptismal font, and more. See adjacent rooms and learn about their function in the fulfillment of our sacred liturgies. Why is there wood only on the center portion of our Church’s ceiling? What are those unusually-shaped symbols in the Church’s floor? What is the origin and meaning of the crucifix? What is the significance of those cross-shaped sconces on the Church’s walls? Why is the baptismal font shaped like it is? Is it true that the Church has an actual relic of our patron St. Patrick? This tour will answer those questions and many more. Contact Tim Grove at 719-0362 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Save the Date
Ministry Happenings: Details at https://stpatlou.org/learning-together
- September 25 - Families with Young Children Fall Celebration
- October 6 - Baptism Preparation Workshop
- October 7 - Kids Night Out for parish children Grades 3-5
- October 8/9 - Baptisms at Mass
- October 20 - Families with Young Children Halloween Event
- October 22 - Grade 2 Parent/Child First Reconciliation Workshop
Deadline for St. John’s Center Baskets September 25: Thanks to those who have returned items! The St. John Center helps homeless men find permanent supportive housing - they resettle 10-12 men a month. We want to help them “move-in” by providing Welcome Home Baskets. Items we need:
- Plastic laundry baskets
- Pillows (new)
- Sheets and Blankets (new)
- Shower curtain liners (new)
- Dish Soap
- Cleaning Supplies
- Pots and Pans (New or gently used)
- Dishes/Flatware (New of gently used)
Blood Drive October 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Celtic Center: Register HERE. Thank you for your consideration!
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
- Oct. 1- Holy Fire - 7th/8th Grade Event & CFP Retreat
- Oct. 5&10 - Ronald McDonald House
- Oct. 23- Grill the Priest
- Oct. 26-29- 7th/8th Grade Mission Trip
- Nov. 3- Confirmation Mass
Youth Ministry Eucharistic Minister and Lector Training: Students in grades
8-13 are invited to join us to learn to serve in these roles at Mass. Eucharistic Minister training on October 11 and Lector Training on October 18. Sign up on the Youth Ministry Website.
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.