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Weekly #77

Constant Contact Message from 9/7/2021

‌‌‌‌‌Hello everybody!


One of the pillars of stewardship at St. Pats is Joining Together (along with Praying, Learning, Giving, and Serving Together). That is building community and connecting with others. We are made for relationships and there are many ways to join with your friends (or soon to be friends) at St. Pats. Adult volleyball is coming back, the Men’s Club and Women’s Circle are active, families with young children are meeting, there are many youth activities upcoming, the 40 Days for Life Fall prayer campaign begins on September 22, and the Leprechauns (55 and up) are gathering. There is something for everyone! There is an element of Joining Together when we gather for the celebration of the Eucharist, as well. We are brothers and sisters in Christ on the journey to heaven with one another. Community isn’t just an optional thing or window dressing and we are better together. We need each other! I encourage you to take a look at the latest video on the meaning of the Eucharist. This short vid will inspire and encourage: https://youtu.be/jbE9aY0bomc.


I am pleased that our Sunday School and Nursery will be open this weekend at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. I offer my thanks and gratitude to all who are helping to make St. Pats a community of faith and love. 


I also wanted to ask for your continued prayers for Fr. Bob Osborne (Fr. Oz) and for Fr. Tom Boland. Fr. Bob came through both of his surgeries well and he has a new pacemaker. Because of the previous infection, he is on antibiotics for four weeks and is at Nazareth Home on Newburg Road for that time. Fr. Tom, who was the second pastor at St. Pats, was having some lung issues and the doctors think he has lung cancer. They are doing more tests and will determine possible treatments following. Please pray for both of these fine and long serving priests. Thank you. 


May God bless you, your friends, and your families. For what it means to live a fully human and holy life, don’t miss out on friendship and community. Join in!


Peace,


Fr. Jeff


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. Our conference is funded by the generosity of St. Patrick parishioners. To help: Check or cash in 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.


Praying Together


Safe at Worship Guidelines 

  • Those who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks on property. This includes liturgies, events, meetings, funerals, weddings, formation and any other gathering. Masks are supported for anyone who chooses to wear them.
  • Masks are required for all school functions and any programming that involves children who are unable to be vaccinated (Youth Ministry, Prep, Sunday School, etc.)
  • The obligation does not apply to the following:
  • Sick
  • Have a serious health risk or live in a household with those at risk
  • Serve as primary caregivers to those at risk
  • Have serious anxiety or concerns about a large-group setting due to Covid
  • Are unable to attend Mass in person
  • Prudent caution may be exercised with Mass attendance for those who are unable to be vaccinated, such as children under the age of 12
  • Sanitize your hands when entering the church
  • No restrictions on seating - 100% capacity 
  • Exchange a non-touch Sign of Peace and do not hold hands with other households during the Our Father
  • Holy Communion will be distributed to the faithful under the species of bread only 
  • Please drop stewardship contributions in the green boxes by the doors 
  • High contact areas are cleaned regularly

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:

Saturdays at 4:30 p.m.

Sundays at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Wednesdays for Vocations in the church at 7:35 a.m., prior to 8:00 a.m. Mass


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


Blessing Of Catechetical Ministers, Sunday, September 19, 11:00 a.m. Mass: We will bless those parishioners who devote themselves to catechetical ministry. Catechists are those who have heard the voice of God through their life experience, prayer, worship, the pondering of Scripture, and the teachings of the Church. They share their own small light in order to ignite the flame of faith in others. Through their actions and words they invite others to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. It is a high calling to share the good news of Jesus Christ. This happens through a vast and growing variety of ministries, including Parish Religious Education Program (PREP), Parish School, RCIA Team, Adult Faith Formation Team, Sacrament preparation teams, adult Bible studies including Believers and Fishermen studies, Giving Teams for Welcome retreat ministry, Women’s Circle, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, and all Youth Ministry programs. Please come and receive the Church's blessing. 


Attention Men of the Parish: Sign-up now for the next Welcome Retreat on September 25/26: 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. Contact: Chris Shipaila at (502) 437-9499 or stpatswelcome@gmail.com.  


The next Women’s Welcome Retreat will take place in March 2022.


Enroll Children Now In Christian Initiation Preparation Process: Grades 3-8 who missed earlier opportunities to celebrate the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist – can fulfill those sacraments through a 10-session process that begins in October and concludes with the celebration of the sacraments of initiation at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022. This preparation process is led by Lindsay Mahoney, a St. Patrick School religion teacher. 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 (502)719-0362. 


Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)Offered to students in Grades 1-6 who do not attend a Catholic school: PREP nurtures a child's faith through formation and instruction in scripture and Church Tradition, prayer and worship, community, and service by catechists who work in two-person teams. PREP happens from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings [between the 8:30 and 11 a.m. masses], Sept. 12 through May 8, 2022 in the Commons area, which is one level below the church. 


Confirmation Preparation is provided for children in Grades 7/8. Sessions happen from 9am to noon beginning September 19 in Schindler Hall. Visit the Youth Ministry Website for details. 


Online Registration Open for Grades 1 to 6 PREP and Grades 7 & 8 Confirmation: Click HERE to complete the two-step process. First step is entering all data on yourselves and your children. Step two is payment. PREP and Confirmation preparation are still $50 per child. That fee has not increased in 18 years. St. Patrick supports families during times of financial hardship. If your current circumstance requires you to request a waiver of the $50 fee per child, contact Tim Grove at (502) 719-0362 or email at tgrove@stpatlou.org


If Your Child Is Entering 2nd Grade: It’s a sacrament year so please contact Tammy Kessler, Children’s Formation Coordinator at tkessler@stpatlou.org and let her know your child wants to prepare for the sacraments this year. She will respond with all the details. 


Parents whose children have particular learning or behavioral needs or would like to homeschool their children in faith formation are asked to contact Tim Grove at (502)719-0362 or tgrove@stpatlou.org. Teaching materials, a sacrament preparation schedule, and other special opportunities will be provided.


Evening Bible Study on Exodus with Dr. Scott Shuler:


  • September 13 through Thanksgiving 
  • 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
  • Open to all ages
  • All sessions will be audio recorded, no live-stream
  • Questions? Contact Joe Gates at 544-9391 or mrjoegates@gmail.com


Women’s Circle Kick-off Event-Wine and Unwind: 


  • This year’s theme will be “Silver Linings.”
  • Date: September 22
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Schindler Hall


We will be collecting items for Lifehouse. A list of items will be listed through email and the Women’s Circle Facebook page. 


Children’s Formation


Sunday School and Nursery Open September 12: Register HERE. Nursery for ages 1-3 and Sunday School ages 4 - 1st grade. These offerings take place during the 11:00 a.m. mass. 


Ministry of Families with Young Children: View website for upcoming events.


  • Family Meet & Greet - September 12
  • Pizza & Pumpkin Decorating - October 21
  • Parent Happy Hour - November 12


Serving Together


Annual Walk for Life, Sunday, September 19 at Bowman Field: Mark your calendar for and plan now for your family and friends to participate in the 43rd Annual Walk For Life. There will be music, Comfy Cow ice cream truck and the Balloon Lady. A great cause and fun for the whole family! The flyer with registration details is HERE. If you can't participate, please consider making a donation HERE.


The Fall 2021 40 Days for Life prayer campaign runs from Wednesday, September 22 through Sunday, October 31. Each day volunteers will take 1-hour shifts to stand in prayer outside the local abortion clinic from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. St. Patrick Parish has committed to every Tuesday of the campaign (Sept 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, & 26). We are in need of at least two people per hour to stand as prayerful, public witnesses to the dignity of LIFE, especially the innocent unborn child. This is a humble, sacrificial act of our faith -- your heart will be pierced and you will be blessed for and by your witness. For information/sign up, click HERE or contact Bob Singleton at alison.singleton@att.net/(502) 396.3637. You can change the world, one LIFE at a time.


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


Upcoming Events

  • September 11 - Cemetery Clean-Up
  • September 12 - Confirmation Student/Sponsor Meeting
  • September 15 - Wednesday After School Hang Out 
  • September 19 - YMLT Planning meeting
  • September 22/23 - 8th Grade Retreat
  • October 30 - Holy Fire- Middle School Catholic Conference
  • October 27-30 - 7th and 8th Grade Hand in Hand Mission Trip
  • November 19 - Confirmation
  • November 18-20- NCYC- National Catholic Youth Conference- High School 
  • Service opportunities -Youth Ministry Website


7th/8th grade Wednesday After School Hang Out: Begins September 15! Every Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. come hang out with friends. We will offer snacks, fun activities, and games. You can do your homework or just chill. We have a state-of-the-art youth room and look forward to having you join us. Sign-ups are required.


SOAR: ​Enroll your athlete in our FREE Fall Session-Dr. Birgit Zepf, Youth Ministry Associate at St. Patrick, former athlete, coach, and elite sports business professional, is offering her expertise as a practicing life coach and mentor. Check out the video that explains our Mental Sports Performance & Character-Building Program.


Build a Bear to Show You Care - 7th/8th grade students are invited to join us on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at Build A Bear. We will make bears that will be donated to children that are going through the court system. These bears are sure to bring a bit of encouragement as these children deal with the anxiety of their situations. 

  

Adult Volleyball is Back! SIGN-UP and tell your friends! This is a great way to meet people and have fun. Games are on Friday nights beginning October 22 and likely runs through February 18, 2022. Some Fridays will be off for holidays and basketball tournaments. 


Celtic Athletic Ministry (CAM): Check out the latest athletics news, including sign-ups for sports and other important information at CAM Newsletter.


Giving Together


Stewardship 9-5-21

Weekly Budget

Stewardship YTD

Budget YTD

Over(Under)

$34,885

$33,000

$303,174

$274,200

$28,974



Stewardship: Thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure. We appreciate your generosity! You can find forms and links for your 2021-22 stewardship online giving submission via our website https://stpatlou.org/stewardshiprenewalOr you can return the hard copy form in the return envelope that was included in your renewal packets. Should you need a hard copy form, please call the parish office. *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, ministry offerings and online giving, contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at (502) 244-6083 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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