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Weekly #43

Constant Contact Message from 1/12/2021

Hello everybody,


We have concluded the Christmas season and entered back into the liturgical celebration of ordinary time. It is “ordinary,” not because it is back to normal, but because it is time “ordered” to God. It is a way to remember each day the one who created time to begin with. And that time moves forward. Our faculty, staff, and students returned to in person classes this week. It’s good to have them back! Our Family Retreat is also coming up on January 24-26 and I encourage you to register with the information below for the opportunity to more deeply encounter Christ in this time. One day (one ordinary day) at a time we move forward. Our journey continues and, as with all journeys, we move forward with God step by step. 


My recovery continues, as well, one step at a time. I celebrated a funeral last week and concelebrated two masses this past weekend. I am grateful for the progress and will see my surgeon again on Thursday. It will still take a while before I can be fully engaged, but I am moving in the right direction. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. 


I am grateful and amazed at your faithfulness and generosity. The Holy Spirit continues to work through us to shine the light of God in our troubled world. At St. Patrick, we are at home with God and we journey together according to his providence. It is a good place to be! Thank you for being there for each other and for those in need. You are an inspiration to me and provide hope that a better time is to come. Let’s get there together, one step at a time. 


Peace,


Fr. Jeff


Chalking the Doorways for the Feast of Epiphany

Visit, O blessed Lord, this parish office and school with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who learn, work and teach here with the gift of your love, and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen.



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


stpatlou.org




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

*Requests to the SVDP society are 100% confidential. Call if you or someone you know is in need. 

 

Parish Office Hours 

Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

School Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. In-person learning Monday - Thursday.



Highlights


Register NOW for the Family Retreat with Fr. Jim Sichko on Jan. 24-26:

You have been hearing about the three-day Family Retreat entitled "60 Minutes with Jesus" with world-renowned retreat leader Fr. Jim Sichko. Well, it's time to register online for seating in our limited capacity worship space. Click HERE to register. This is the same reservation system we used for Christmas and 11:00 a.m. Masses. Each day's session is offered twice-afternoon or evening. You must register for each session you plan to attend. A manual registration list also is available on the welcome desk counter in the Gathering Space of Church. The evening session of each day of the retreat, Jan. 24, 25, & 26, will be live streamed from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on our parish YouTube channel.  Also, the three evening sessions will be recorded and available for viewing for two weeks after the retreat. 


Annual Statewide Pro-Life Ad: Deadline to Sign-up is Today!

On January 22, 2021 our country will mark 48 years of legalized abortion. Approximately 2,000 babies die each day in the U.S. from abortion ... approximately 63 million since over these 48 years! The numbers are difficult to comprehend. How will we answer to God for this? Every year a full-page, statewide ad is placed in the Courier Journal on the Sunday nearest to January 22. In addition to a pro-LIFE message, the ad features the names of individuals, families, parishes, various groups who sign up to honor the lives lost and show their support for an end to abortion. The requested donation is $5 per name/household/group.There are (3) options:


  • Online: Click HERE
  • Telephone: Call the KRLA office at 502-895-5959
  • Mail: Print the attached form & return to KY Right to Life, 134 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207 or save a stamp and drop your donation in the green lock box in the church gathering space and the Disciples for Life ministry will drop them off at the Right to Life office. 


Novena for Life: is coming up January 21-29. Please join the Knights of Columbus in praying this novena. Visit 9DaysforLive.com to sign-up and receive daily email, texts or print copies of the novena for each day.



Soup Subscription for the winter 6 week window: Order by January 13 at cclou.org/commontableWant an easy way to get dinner on the table and support a good cause? Our soup is made fresh in the Common Table kitchen and the bread made by Wildflour Bakery. Each week, you’ll receive one quart of soup and a loaf of bread - enough for two full meals! Common Table Mission: Common Table works to reduce poverty and bring equity to our community through job training. We provide training in the culinary arts to those who face barriers to employment, empowering them to achieve success in their careers and personal lives. Enjoy a mission and a meal! Your order supports our students’ tuition costs and employment services as they work toward a new career. 



Praying Together


Important: Mass Reservations Continue for 11:00 a.m. Masses ONLY! Those attending the 11:00 a.m. Mass must reserve your seating in the online system by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday (the night before). Please allow staff 24 hours to respond with an email confirmation on your reservations. Instructions to reserve seating online:


  1. Go to stpatlou.org or link http://stpatrickcatholicchurch.churchreserve.com/
  2. Contact the parish office at 244-6083 with questions.


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.*

*Streamed



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).


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


Resources on Racial Inequality and Systemic Racism 

Click here to connect to an expanded list of Catholic-endorsed resources on racial inequality and systemic racism at the St. Patrick website. 



Learning Together


Instructions for Accessing Excellent Faith Formation Resources at FORMED.org Every St. Patrick parishioner received a one-year gift subscription to FORMED.org at Christmas. This is a platform with movies, books, adult studies, Bible studies, audio files and more that will enrich your Catholic faith. Here are simple instructions to sign up online:


  • Go to https://signup.formed.org/
  • Select St. Patrick Church, Louisville
  • Register with your name and email address
  • Check that same email inbox for a link to begin using FORMED.org


The FORMED.org app lets you download files and take them with you when you take a walk, workout, or travel. The downloadable files go wherever your device goes. Just go to the APP Store on your phone to install the FORMED.org app. Questions? Contact Tim Grove at tgrove@stpatlou.org. 



Joining Together 


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

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

Jonna O’Bryan at jobryan@stpatlou.org

Birgit Zepf at bzepf@stpatlou.org

Madison Whitehouse at mwhitehouse@stpatlou.org


SOAR HIGH - Mental Sports Performance & Character-Building Program:

Spring enrollment for 2021 is now open! Register Now to secure your free spot!

Are you a parent of a St. Patrick athlete and wondering how you can best support your athlete during these times of still limited practices and games? Only three spots

are available for FREE participation in a Mental Sports Performance & Character-Building Program for this Spring. Dr. Birgit Zepf, Youth Ministry Associate at St. Patrick, former athlete, coach, and elite sports business professional offers her expertise as a practicing life coach and mentor. Look what one student said about her experience, ". "This program not only helped improve my sports performance, but I am now using tips and tricks in my everyday life. I have become more aware of the things holding me back from becoming the best swimmer and person I could be." If interested, please watch Soar High Video and visit the Youth Ministry Website to sign-up. For questions, please email at bzepf@stpatlou.org or contact the Youth Office. 



Giving Together


Stewardship (1/10/21)

$61,198


Weekly Budget 

$32,000


Stewardship YTD  

$891,651


Budget YTD

$955,000


YTD Over(Under) 

($63,349)


Stewardship: Thanks to all those who are sharing their gifts of time, talent and treasure with St. Patrick. We appreciate your generosity! You can find forms and links for online giving on our website: https://stpatlou.org/giving. If you have questions about your stewardship gifts and ministry offerings, contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at 244-6083 x 115 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org  


Memorial Brick:  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 are payable to the St. Patrick School Foundation and donations are tax deductible. Contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at (502) 244-6083 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org.


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