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Weekly #87

Constant Contact Message from 11/16/2021

‌‌‌‌Hello everybody!


This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Less formally, we may simply call it Christ the King. Everything we do and, even, who we are at St. Pats is because of what Jesus has done for us. He is alive and active in us by the gift of the Holy Spirit for the glory of the Father. He has called us as a community to be a beacon of his love. That love is evident in our hospitality and welcome. This Sunday we will have another New Parishioner Welcome to get to know some more recent members of our community, some of the 97 new families who have joined since January. Welcome home!


God’s love in us is also evident in our formation and the celebration of the sacraments. My special thanks goes to all who helped prepare for First Reconciliation last week, especially our catechists, teachers, and the families of our children. It was a moment of grace. On Friday, we will welcome Archbishop Kurtz for the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation. Being sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit is a significant step in the journey of faith for our young people. I am excited to see what God will do. Please pray for them and their families. 


God also works through your generosity to make his love manifest. I am humbled and deeply appreciate your continued faithfulness. We have already reached our dollar goal for the Catholic Services Appeal! Archbishop Kurtz called to thank our parish community for our generosity. It is amazing and we’re not done yet. We have a way to go to reach our participation goal and with your help, we can reach our actual total for last year’s giving of $175K. Your generosity makes a tangible difference in the lives of many. Thank you!


As we reflect upon Christ the King, I will also be sharing the “State of the Parish” this weekend. We have been abundantly blessed with your many gifts, faith, service, and love. I am looking forward to sharing your story and our mission. In the next few weeks, we will also be mailing out our accountability report to all our households. It is a testament to God’s work in and through you. It is an appropriate time to give thanks and we will celebrate a special mass for Thanksgiving at 10:00 a.m. next Thursday. The season of Advent is right around the corner and there will be resources available in the Gathering Space this weekend to help you prepare your heart for the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the baby born in a manger, the savior who suffered, died, and rose again, the king who comes again. 


Whew! I am so grateful to be on this journey with you. May God bless us all!


Peace,


Fr. Jeff



Update Your Parish Records: Does our parish database have your family membership record correct? Now is your chance to update your record for our annual Guide Book & Directory (if you haven’t already done so).

 

  • Have you changed your phone number? 
  • Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? 
  • Are all your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? 
  • Do you want your record published?


If you have not already informed the parish office about changes to your record, please call us now at (502) 244-6083 so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct.


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.

*Parish Office will be closed for Thanksgiving on November 25/26


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
  • 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:

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.


ADVENT Begins Sunday, November 28: Prayer booklets will be in the gathering space beginning November 21. Links to resources from FORMED.org, Dynamic Catholic, and others HERE. Please pick up one (1) of two different daily prayer books for adults that will step you through each day of Advent. Also, while they last, pick up the daily prayer book for families. Our parish subscription to FORMED.org gives you access to hundreds of resources that will enrich your Advent experience. Dynamic Catholic Institute and Franciscan Media are providing free daily prayer opportunities that will be sent to your email inbox. Hallow is a Catholic web platform that helps people form a habit of prayer utilizing different prayer forms. 


As We Enter The Holiday Season, We Face New Difficulties In The Loss of Loved Ones: Join us for a bible study reflecting on the surrender of grief to God and discuss ways to work through our sorrow. We will meet from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on December 2, 9 & 16. Register with Carrie Williamson at cwilliamson@stpatlou.org or

244-6083, ext. 119.


Learning Together


Children's Formation

Postcards and Popcorn: Parishioners of all ages are invited to participate in this Advent event on Wednesday, December 1 anytime from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Schindler Hall. Catholic Charities has set a goal to collect 10,000 Christmas cards for people in long-term facilities they serve. In these facilities, nearly 50% of the residents receive no visitors during the holidays. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Tammy Kessler at tkessler@stpatlou.org.

Serving Together


Angel Tree: GIFT CARDS ONLY again this year for EACM, Sister Visitor Center, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Centro Latino. All cards can be returned at any time to the church gathering space in the Angel Tree Green Drop Box. Please return before December 5. Thank you for your continued support of this needs ministry. 


Thanks to all who supported the Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign: Initial data indicates that here locally, 8 to 10 pregnant women (including one carrying twins) reconsidered and chose life for their babies. Thank you for your prayers, especially for those who prayed publicly at the abortion facility. Almost 600 lives were saved all over the world during this campaign. Also, thanks to donated to Little Way Pregnancy Resource Center and Lifehouse Maternity Home during October. They greatly appreciate our wonderful generosity and look forward to it every October. 


Severe Blood Shortage: Make a difference and donate! Our next Blood Drive is on Sunday, December 12 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm in the Celtic Center gym. Please schedule an appointment  HERE. We welcome all donors!    

   

Don't Miss Out! Soups are made fresh in the Common Table kitchen and the bread is made by Wildflour Bakery. Plus, every purchase supports students in the culinary arts program.


ORDER HERE BY NOVEMBER 22. You can now GIFT a soup subscription. After purchasing your gift, you will receive a confirmation "gift card" that you can then print or send to your gift recipient with instructions on how to redeem. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE.


Joining Together 


Attention Business Owners, Professionals, Self-Employed and Families: Bulletin Advertising Opportunities Available: A representative from Diocesan, our bulletin publisher, is currently working on the advertising sales campaign for our weekly bulletin. For anyone who is interested in increasing their business and/or digitally promoting a website, please contact Sherry Montell at (614) 301-7444 or text. You may also email at smontell@diocesan.com. Thank you to our sponsors who make the bulletin possible!


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

  • November 17 - After School Hang Out
  • November 19 - Confirmation
  • November 18-20 - NCYC for High School 
  • December 4 - Back in Time with St Nick 
  • December 5 - High School Dinner/Game Night
  • December 12- Jr. High Christmas PJ Party
  • Service opportunities -Youth Ministry Website


“Back in Time” with St. Nick on December 4 from 9:00 a.m.- Noon: St. Nick will make an appearance for children of all ages at our “Back In Time” cookie and cocoa gathering. This event is in place of Breakfast with Santa and will be COVID friendly. Take your picture with St. Nick, make an ornament, puppet, advent wreath, pick up some chocolate St. Nick coins or a candy cane, and listen to storytelling about St. Nick’s life and generosity at the Book Nook. Cash donations will be accepted the day of the event. Proceeds benefit our Youth Ministry program. 


Volunteers needed at “Back in Time'': Come join the fun and help decorate on Friday, December 3 or Saturday, December 4. You will help children make crafts, read at the Book Nook, serve cookies and cocoa and much more. Sign-up YM Website.


It’s Time to Get into the Christmas Spirit: High School Youth Ministry will have a Christmas Dinner Party on December 5 at 6:30 p.m. and Jr. High will have a Christmas Pajama Game Night on December 12 at 6:30 p.m. Sign-up YM Website.


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


Giving Together


Catholic Services Appeal (CSA): We have reached and exceeded our dollar goal so far but we’re not done yet! Thanks to those who have made a gift. It’s not too late so let’s strive to reach our total last year of $175K! We can do it!


$ Goal: $133,300

To Date: $137,725

Percentage of Goal:103%

 

# of Families Goal: 314

To Date: 168

Percentage of Goal: 54%


Our Parish Total Last Year: $174,358

Our Parish Participation Total Last Year: 325

 

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 11-14-21

Weekly Budget

Stewardship YTD

Budget YTD

Over(Under)

$28,090

$35,350

$613,880

$580,900

$32,980



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.orgBrick Order Form