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St. Patrick Catholic Church

Parish Offices Closed

In honor of Columbus Day, the parish offices will be closed on Monday, October 14th.

CURRENT TEXT-TO-GIVE CODES
SUNDAY (Sunday Collection)
MERCY (Works of Mercy)
RESPECT (Respect Life)

WORLD (World Mission Sunday)
GIFTS (Gifts & Donations)
SCHOOL (School Endowment)
ANGEL (Guardian Angel Tuition)
LIFETEEN, EDGE, RELED, CONFIRM (Registration Fees)

(361) 298-3284

 

Up Coming Events

Check the Calendar for details

Special Collections

 

October Altar Duty

October 6 Respect Life   Lenore Garrison
October 13 Works of Mercy   Marion Muenzenberger
October 20 World Mission Sunday    
 

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day, a Blessing of the Animals will be held on Saturday, October 5th beginning  promptly at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer in the fenced-in back yard at the Rectory Office.  Fr. Sanish will bless each pet.  Each pet will receive a blessed medal of St. Francis of Assisi to affix to their collar or cage.  Refreshments will be served and treat bags will be given to dogs and cats.  Please observe the city leash laws and bring small animals in carriers.  (In case of rain the event will be held under the covered Gym.)

 

DOWNLOAD OUR PARISH APP

 

Due to circumstances out of our control our Parish App is changing!  Please download the new app from your app store.  Look for My Parish App.  Allow for location (to find the church) and notifications.  We are encouraging all parishioners young and old to download the app.  We send out notifications regularly for events in the parish as well as to individual ministries.  This is a great tool for our parish.  The App includes a lot of good Catholic Resources, such as readings, prayers, gospel readings, daily meditations, and so much more. It also includes copies of our bulletins, the parish calendar, mass times, just to name a few.

 

Text APP to 88202 or go to www.myparishapp.com to download.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration will be held on Sunday, October 6th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and closing with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come spend time with the Lord.

 

OnLine Giving

 

Men's 1st Friday and Mass

The Men's 1st Friday and Mass will be held Friday, October, 4th at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast.

 

ConnectNOW

MY OWN CHURCH

Our parishioner software allows you to login to see and print your contributions, see Religious Ed information if your child is in Catechesis and update personal information i.e. phone numbers, addresses, etc.  If you would like to have access to your information, this is a safe and secure website.  This is a very important tool for the parish and it will help us keep the most current contact information for your family.

TO SIGN UP:  Log in to https://corpuschristi.parishsoftfamilysuite.com/

After you  are on the website, click on New User.  Another screen will appear and you fill out the information.  The Organization will be St Patrick, Corpus Christi.  You create the username you wish to use.  Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Phone #, Address, email, etc… and click submit registration.  Once you’re registration has been approved, you will receive an email with a temporary password.  Once you log in the first time, you will need to change your password.

 

The Food Pantry distributes groceries to families in need every Thursday from 10 a.m.—12 p.m.  It is a very rewarding ministry and we are looking for volunteers to help with the distribution either every Thursday or every other Thursday.  We are also needing volunteers to help unload boxes and produce on Wednesday’s from 1:15—2:15 p.m.  Please contact Yvonne at the office if you are interested.  855-7391.

 

Choir Rehearsals

ADULT CHOIR

Rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:15 a.m. to 10 p.m. in the Choir Loft.  If you’re interested in joining the choir, show up for practice. New members are always welcome.  The choir sings at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday mornings.

 

St. Patrick’s Altar & Rosary Society

The purpose of our Society is to promote praying the Rosary and cultivate a greater devotion to our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar through Mary Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

The Altar Rosary Society has played an important part of St. Patrick’s Parish and we are looking for new members.

Membership is open to all ladies of the parish.  We meet on the lst Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Every meeting is opened with the recitation of the Rosary.  Membership is $10.00 per year.  Our next meeting is Thursday, October 3rd.

Some of our responsibilities include the purchase and maintenance of altar linens, the priests’ vestments, stoles and cassocks and care of the altar server cassocks and surpluses. We set up the seasonal decorations and flowers during Easter, Advent and Christmas. Our Society also maintains the Sacristy candles and furnishes the hosts, wine and other articles needed for Mass and the cleaning supplies, etc. required to maintain the church.  We also assist with any other church functions and the cleaning of the church throughout the year.

Our flower purchases are supplemented by parishioner contributions during Easter and Christmas.  Other income is derived from the our Annual Christmas Bazaar with it’s Silent Auction and Raffle in the fall, the Card party in the summer.

Many of our members and their families are involved in other ministries as well, such as ACTS, Men’s Bible Study, CCD, Bible Study, Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist, Lectors, choir members, ushers.  It’s a great way to meet people.

We are very grateful to the parishioners of St. Patrick's for their support and assistance throughout the year.  If you feel that this ministry is for you, we would love to have you.  God’s blessings to all.

 
 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Classes have begun, but it's not too late to register.  Class begins at 9:05 a.m.

   We continue Registration for Religious Education.  Forms are available online, in the RE office or in the back of the church on the RE bulletin board. Completed forms can be mailed, dropped off in the RE office, or put in the church collection basket.  New students need to provide a copy of their birth certificate and baptismal certificate, if already baptized.  Children in Pre-K must be 3 years of age before Sept. 1st.

Religious Education Registration Form (All Families)

Religious Education Parental Authorization/Release Form (All Families)

Sacramental Prep I & II Parent Committment (Sacramental Prep Students)

FREE CHILD CARE AVAILBLE during the 10:30 a.m. Mass. This child care is for 3 months up to 4 years old.  Please arrive early enough so that you can make it on time for Holy Mass. Only Parents can drop off their child/ren and pick them up.

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION classes are provided for any adult interested in learning more about our Catholic Faith. This class takes place as long as Religion Class for children are provided. It is from 9:05 – 10:15 a.m. in the Teachers Workroom in the School. Mrs. Yvonne Youngblood and Mr. James West are sincere and well informed lay persons, who are generously sharing their love for Christ with all those who are interested. Please consider joining our Adult Religious Education classes and arrive with many challenging questions. Light Brunch provided.

Visit the Religious Education page for more information.

 

Youth News

 

Confirmation

Classes are in full swing.  Confirmation I & II will not meet on Oct. 7th.  Enjoy your Fall break.

Confirmation II will have their Rite of Welcoming on October 20th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass

LifeTeen, Confirmation & Edge Registration Form

Parental Authorization Form

Edge

Check the bulletin for the next meeting date

Life Teen

Life Teen meets on Sunday evenings from 7:15-9 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.   Join us for fellowship and fun with other St. Patrick parishioners.  Bring a friend.

 

 

RCIA

Please call the Parish Office at 855-7391 to speak to one of the priests or Sr. Avelina if you're interested in signing up for RCIA. Forms are available in the foyer of the church or online. RCIA meets every Wednesday in Our Lady of Knock Hall from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

 

St. Patrick Halloween Carnival

Our 55th Annual Halloween Carnival will be held Friday, October 18th, from 5:30-10:30 p.m.  There will be games, music, a cake walk, a silent auction and much, much more.  Join us for this great family activity.  Children are encouraged to dress in their costumes.  Raffle tickets were mailed to all parishioners.  Please consider selling or purchasing the tickets for this worthy cause.  Raffle tickets are available through the school or any school child.

 

Knights of Columbus #1202

The Knights of Columbus Council 1202 is always looking for new members.  If you're interested, contact Rene Towns , Recruitment Team C0-Chair, (361) 563-8901 or e-mail: rctowns@gmail.com

 

We meet in Our Lady of Knock Hall (OLK-A) on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m.  Our new BIBLE STUDY is: “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible”.  It is an overview of the Salvation History, presented by Jeff Cavins.  This study is really excellent!  PLEASE DO NOT MISS IT!  You will not be sorry!  The cost is $15.00.  There are only 8 sessions!  See you there.

Religious Education for our children has begun and St. Patrick offers opportunities for parents to be informed too, like with the above series we offer on Tuesday evenings.  Also, while the children are instructed on Sunday mornings, the adults can come to the school and receive valuable information about our Faith.  Come and join us.  Coffee and refreshments are served at both events.

 

The St. Patrick School Guardian Angel Program is a tuition assistance program. As a “Guardian Angel” you will make a beautiful difference for a family who might otherwise have no hope of enrolling their child in our school or who might be facing the difficult decision of withdrawing a child from St. Patrick School. Even a small donation will make a difference to a struggling family. Your donation, will give you the opportunity to personally touch the lives of our children, their families, and St.  Patrick School.  Join us for a mass honoring our Guardian Angels on Oct. 2nd at 8 a.m.  A reception will follow in the library.

 

School News

October 1   No 8 a.m. Mass
October 2   8 a.m. Guardian Angel Mass & reception
October 4   8 a.m. Mass; 2 p.m. Pep Rally
October 6-11 Fall Break
October 14-18 Fire Prevention Week
October 14  Columbus Day
October 15  No 8 a.m. Mass; 3:05 pm Student Council
Oct 21-25  Red Ribbon Week
Oct 21-25  2 pm Dismissal Parent/Teacher Conf
October 22  8 a.m. Mass; Work Night-Carnival Setup (please come help)
October 23  Work Night-Carnival Setup (please come help)
October 24  Work Night-Carnival Setup (please come help)
October 25  8 a.m. Mass, Law Enforcement Mass & reception; noon dismissal; Halloween Carnival 5:30 p.m.
October 26  Carnival Clean-up (please come help)
October 29 8 a.m. Mass; 2nd Grade Saint Presentations
October 31 2:15 p.m. K3-K5 Parade; 2:45 Treats

 

Please be aware of the school zones and watch for children crossing the streets. Also, make sure you follow the traffic directions set out by St. Patrick School while school is in ession.

 

 

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