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Weekly #82

Constant Contact Message from 10/12/2021

‌Hello everybody!


When we began prayerfully discerning our needs, mission, and direction four years ago, who could have predicted the events we have experienced? Yet, our Beacon of Hope Capital Campaign set us on a course to fulfill God’s plan for our community. Replacing our heating and air, creating more functional learning and innovation spaces, and building a new Preschool positioned us to welcome 100 new students this year in our school and allowed us to adjust to the demands of pandemic education. The enhancements to our church have improved our hospitality and reverence as a home for over 80 new families just this calendar year while honoring the traditions and history of our parish family. Our expanded and renovated meeting spaces, including the focus on Youth Ministry for the St. John Paul II room, are a catalyst for thriving Bible Studies, ministry groups, service opportunities, learning about our faith, and fellowship gatherings. In the midst of a pandemic, our faith was tested, but your continued generous response to our needs and mission inspire confidence in God’s active presence in our community and witness to God’s love in our world. Thank you for being a beacon of hope and of Christ’s love. It is truly awesome and special. I am grateful for and humbled by your generosity. It is a privilege to be your pastor at this pivotal time. Thank you and God bless you!


Peace,

Fr. Jeff


Beacon of Hope Report


We began the campaign with prayer, asking God to guide and lead us during an exciting time for our parish and school and He is doing just that! 

  • Hearts have remained open as we move through the campaign
  • Blessed with a sense of unity and a spirit of generosity 
  • Granted patience when faced with inevitable responsibilities and challenges
  • Guided by grace and the Holy Spirit 
  • Seized opportunities before us to expand and grow so we can continue to spread your light into the world and be a welcoming beacon of hope for all
  • Renovation of existing spaces and a brand new preschool building will allow our ministries to thrive and fulfill our mission. 


The majority of pledges are scheduled to end on 12/31/21, however, with input from the Finance Council and our Capital Campaign consultant, we will offer those who need some additional time to fulfill the balance of their pledge balance an extension through June 2022 because of the pandemic. 


We need everyone’s support to successfully complete the campaign. And it’s not too late to make a gift and be part of this important work. You are encouraged to consider doing more if you are able. You can set up online contributions HERE or contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at 244-6083 for other arrangements. The CARES ACT has been extended through 12/31/21 and with the performance of the stock market, this can be a nice year end giving opportunity for donations. Please consult a financial advisor for details.


The national average for pledge fulfillment is 88-92% of the total amount pledged. Currently, St. Patrick is running higher than the national average at 94%. Thanks to the incredible generosity of our donors, wisdom and expertise of the Finance Council, and staff who have played a role in bringing this campaign to fruition and seeing it through. 


  • Campaign goal - $4M - 4.5M
  • Total pledged - $3,116,563 from 603 families
  • Remaining balance on pledges - $371,145
  • Debt incurred to complete projects - bond payable $3,730,379 as of 9/27/21
  • Estimated additional bond proceeds to complete projects - $400,000
  • Every dollar received in addition to a pledge will go to reduce debt


Projects Completed


Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) $3,610,580


New Preschool $1,478,692


Parish Offices & Miles Hall Meeting Room $500,000


Sanctuary Improvements $474,870

(includes rear stained glass window in progress)


Parking Lot $361,192


Learning Commons & Maker Space $280,000


New Playground $138,179


Campaign Planning & Marketing $31,185


Current Total $6,874,698


Estimated $400K in expenses left which will total approx. $7.2 million in expenditures. 


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 de Paul 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


All Souls: Beginning the weekend of October 23/24, we will have the Book of the Dead set up on a table near the Holy Family statues. Please feel free to print your loved ones names in the book and to leave a picture of loved ones who have passed away. Remember to mark your name on the back of the picture. Pictures should be taken home by Thanksgiving. 


Join us for All Souls Mass on November 2 at 7:00 p.m. as we read the names of parishioners and family members lost this past year. A lit candle is placed in memory of each individual and a light reception will follow in the gathering space. For more information, contact Carrie Williamson at 244-6083 or cwilliamson@stpatlou.org



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


School Enrollment for 2022-23 Now Open, Preschool through 8th Grade: We are experiencing a high level interest in our amazing school so we encourage parishioners to apply for the grade you are interested in as soon as possible, especially for Preschool, Kindergarten and 6th grade. Check out our new school website at school.stpatlou.org to learn more about what we have to offer. Visit the Admissions tab for the online application. Questions? Submit an Inquiry via the website to be contacted. Our Director of Admissions, Suzy Mackowiak, will be happy to help navigate the admissions process. Deadline to register is January 15, 2022.


Children’s Formation


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


  • October 21- Pizza and Pumpkins on the Playground. Register/pay with QR code:



Serving Together


We Need Blood Donors on Sunday, October 17, 9:00a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: We are falling short on appointments for the upcoming blood drive compared to the 50+ over the past year. Walk-ins are welcome but we encourage appointments. Ask your family, friends and neighbors to join you. Your help is vital. Schedule appointment HERE. Give the Gift of Life!


St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Membership Drive this weekend: Men of the parish, if you are interested in helping those in need, serving St. Patrick Church, growing in faith, and obtaining exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family; then the Knights of Columbus may be the organization for you. K of C Council #390 will be conducting a membership drive over the weekend of October 16/17 and will be in the gathering space after each Mass. Contact Rocco Pigneri at (502) 639-7301 or pigneri2@gmail.com for information. And pick up a Tootsie Roll on the way out of Mass this weekend. The Knights of Columbus will be accepting in-kind donations for persons with intellectual disabilities Angels in Disguise and St. Mary’s Center benefit from the Tootsie Roll drive.


40 Days for Life Collection: Collection bags for Lifehouse and Little Way are in the gathering space. Please return the filled bags to the St. Brigid Room located next to the parish copier room by the end of October. We still need volunteers to sign-up to pray on one of our Tuesdays (Oct 19 & 26) during the campaign. 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. For information/sign up, click HERE. Contact Bob Singleton at

(502) 396-3637 or alison.singleton@att.net. 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

• October 20 - After School Hang Out

• November 19 - Confirmation

• November 18-20 - NCYC for High School 

• Service opportunities -Youth Ministry Website



Celtic Athletic Ministry: For athletics news and sport sign-ups visit CAM Newsletter.



Giving Together


Catholic Services Appeal (CSA): Let’s start off strong with our support of the 2021 Catholic Services Appeal. Your participation is important. We can reach and exceed our goal together! Thank you for your generosity. Watch the VIDEO


Our Parish Goal: $133,300

Our Parish Total Last Year: $174,358 

Our Parish Participation Goal: 314 households

Our Parish Participation Total Last Year: 325 families

 

Matching Gift Opportunities up to $50,000:

1. Seminarian Education Fund

2. Age 40 and Younger

3. Salt & Light ($500 or greater) gift increases

4. Deacon Gifts

  

Gifts can be made in the following ways:

Cash, Check, Credit Card, Electronic transfer from checking, stocks and employer matching gifts, if applicable.

 

1. Online at stpatlou.org CSA Donate Here 

2. Online at archlou.org

3. Envelopes received in the mail or at the Welcome Desk in the church gathering space


Stewardship 10-10-21

Weekly Budget

Stewardship YTD

Budget YTD

Over(Under)

$44,167

$27,400

$452,980

$428,000

$24,980



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 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, ministry offerings and online giving, contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at 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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