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Weekly #95

Constant Contact Message from 1/11/2021

‌‌‌‌Hello everybody!

I want to express my gratitude on behalf of myself, Fr. Quan, Fr. Tony, and Fr. Bob for your generosity to us at Christmas and for the love, support, and appreciation we feel from you for our ministry at St. Pats. Fr. Bob is doing well and has become quite comfortable at Nazareth Home on Newburg while being able to drive and get to various activities. He is exploring remaining there instead of returning to his patio home. Fr. Tony is as busy as ever helping at St. Pats and various other parishes. Fr. Quan enjoyed a few days of vacation after Christmas (his first since arriving) and has delayed a planned trip home to Vietnam until after the current Covid surge has passed. It is actually a requirement for priests to take a retreat each year, but because of Covid, I was unable to do so last year. I will be going on retreat, however, on January 22 through the 29th. I’m looking forward to the time to renew my faith and go deeper in my relationship with God. Please pray for me. 

It has been an eventful week at St. Pats and I am thankful for the dedication and effort of our staff and the flexibility of all of our ministries. In particular, we have a great team working on maintenance and I thank them for all of the extra work they have been doing. With the surge and the snow, the pressures on our school faculty and staff have been significant and it is amazing to see them continue to adjust, adapt, and move forward in extreme circumstances. A big thanks to them and to all of our school families for coming together in the midst of challenges and responding with grace and love. I am so grateful for Dr. Sturtzel and his leadership team in these trying times.

We continue to progress as a faith community with resilience, patience, hope and love. During this surge, we do recommend that everyone wear a mask for public gatherings and ministries and it is still required on campus during the school day or at events with students and for anyone who is not yet vaccinated. Hopefully the peak of this surge will pass in the next week or two. Nonetheless, we are a beacon of Christ’s love in our community and beyond. Please continue to pray for those who are affected by the pandemic and for health care professionals and first responders. We are better together. 

May God bless you and keep you. 


Fr. Jeff

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Save The Dates: 2022 Parish Pictorial Directory Coming this Summer

People Matter! And that's why we are excited to produce another Parish Pictorial Directory this year. This directory helps to connect names and faces and how we relate to one another in love and care as disciples of Jesus Christ. 


May 31

June 1 - 4

June 14-18

Our directory team is forming now so if you have an interest in assisting with the process that includes serving as a volunteer at the photography sessions as well as other administrative duties, please contact Lynne Marshall at 244-6083 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org. 

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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.

*The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, January 17, in observance of Martin Luther King holiday. Daily Mass will be at 10:00 a.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
  • 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.

9 Day Novena for Life on January 19 – 27: All are invited to participate at 9DaysforLife.com

Learning Together 

Welcome Alumni Retreat on Saturday, February 5: All past Welcome retreatants of St. Patrick are cordially invited to participate in a one-day retreat from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 in Schindler Hall. The retreat is intended as a spiritually enriching follow up to a recent past men’s or women’s Welcome weekend that you have experienced. The retreat will include four inspiring talks, opportunities for reflection, faith sharing and social interaction with dozens of past retreatants. The day will include a pitch-in continental breakfast and complimentary hot lunch. There is no fee. Register by contacting Paul Burke at paul.burke2@merck.com by Jan. 28. Please give your name, your team number (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6), and, if you served on a Giving Team, what role or witness talk you fulfilled.

Children’s Formation

Baptism: Our Baptism ministry continues to expand. If you are interested, please reach out to Tammy Kessler at tkessler@stpatlou.org. The time commitment is about 1.5 hours per month and it provides you with the opportunity to work with families choosing to raise their children in the Catholic faith. 

If you intend to have your child receive First Holy Communion and they are not yet baptized, please reach out to Tammy Kessler, tkessler@stpatlou.org for guidance.

First Communion Prayer Partners: First Communion will be celebrated at the end of April. We will begin our parish-wide prayer partner program in February. In the meantime, if you are interested in "adopting" a 2nd-grade prayer partner, please contact Tammy Kessler, tkessler@stpatlou.org to be put on the communication list.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities: St. Patrick loves youth volunteers! We have several ministries that could use help from our youth that are 5th grade and older. The sign-up links and a brief explanation of the events are listed below.

Ministry of Families with Young Children St. Valentine Party: This event will host some of our youngest parishioners and includes games, crafts, STEM stations, and snacks. This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for those youth who like hands-on activities and working with varied ages of children. SIGN-UP

The Sunday Nursery meets at 11:00 a.m. and is available for families with children ages one through three. The Nursery is a perfect volunteer opportunity for youth who like to babysit younger children. SIGN-UP

Sunday School meets at 11:00 a.m. and is available for children ages four through 1st grade. This is an excellent opportunity for youth who like to work side by side doing lessons, crafts and games. SIGN-UP

Vacation Bible Camp Planning Team: The tentative plan is to host a three-day "Monumental" camp experience on June 14-16. We begin planning in January and need the assistance of creative adults who enjoy working with and planning events for children. If you are interested in being on the leadership team or have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to Tammy Kessler, tkessler@stpatlou.org.

Serving Together 

Right to Life of Louisville will once again sponsor a prolife advertising campaign to commemorate the loss of over 63,000,000 babies following the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States. Let your voice be heard by participating in this campaign by clicking HERE and submitting your name with a small amount to help pay for the advertising. Names received by January 13 will appear in the January 20 edition of The Record. Thank you!

Cold Weather – Hot Soup: Catholic Charities Common Table program offers 6 week Soup and Bread Subscriptions with pick-ups at St. Patrick. The next 6 week subscription starts January 26. Orders are due by January 17. Order HERE. Pick-up soup from the coolers in the Church gathering space on Wednesdays anytime from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Mmm, Mmm, Good!

Blood Drive- Sunday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Schindler Hall: Extreme blood shortage! Patients and hospitals are relying on the generosity of blood donors. If you are feeling well, please make an appointment HERE. Your donation can help save more than one life. Give the Gift of Life!

Joining Together 

Men’s Club Trivia Night, Saturday, January 29: Tables still available! Email, call or text Paul Burke to purchase a table at paul.burke2@merck.com or (502) 931-3738. $200 for a table of 8. Payment online only with a credit card. Bring extra cash for split the pot and raffles. Cash Bar. No outside liquor or beverages allowed. Proceeds benefit St. Patrick Church and School.

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

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

Jonna O’Bryan - jobryan@stpatlou.org

Birgit Zepf - bzepf@stpatlou.org

Madison Whitehouse - mwhitehouse@stpatlou.org 

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

Giving Together

Catholic Services Appeal We need 18 more donors to get us to the participation finish line!

$ Goal: $133,300

To Date: $209,801

Percentage of Goal:157%


# of Families Goal: 314

To Date: 296

Percentage of Goal: 94%

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Stewardship Renewal 2022-23 (July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023): We will kick-off our Stewardship Renewal process the weekend of February 26-27. Packets and Guide Books will be mailed to all parish households the week of February 20. Thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure.

Looking to Reduce Unwanted Mail? If you have transitioned to online giving via Pushpay and no longer need your Offertory envelopes, let us know and we can update your record to reflect your current giving preference. Please contact Lori Mehlbauer at 244-6083 or lmehlbauer@stpatlou.org if you no longer need Offertory envelopes.

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 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, 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.