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St. Patrick Catholic Church

Parish Offices Closed

 

Solemnity of Mary

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 1st in honor of the Solemnity of Mary.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:30 a.m.

Martin Luther King Day

Our offices will be closed on Monday, January 15th in honor of Martin Luther King Day.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 16th at 8:30 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration will be held on Sunday, January 7th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and closing with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for prayer and quite time with the Lord.

 

Up Coming Events

Check the Calendar for details

Collections

 

January Altar Duty

January 1 Solemnity of Mary   Mary Castillo &
January 21 Works of Mercy   Jean Kemp
January 28 Church in Latin America
 

Solemnity of Mary

January 1

This year since the Solemnity of Mary falls on a Monday, it is not a holy day of obligation so there will not be a Vigil.   We will, however, celebrate Mary with Masses on January 1st at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

DOWNLOAD OUR NEW PARISH APP

We are proud to annouce that we have a Parish App.  The App allows you to have all the parish information at your fingertips, including Online Giving, the Bulletin, Mass Times, Daily Meditations and so much more.  You can also sign up for notifications for the ministries you are interested in to get the latest news and updates.  This is a vital tool for our parish to communicate with our parishioners.  Go to your play store and download the App today.  Search for St Patrick Corpus Christi.

CURRENT TEXT-TO-GIVE CODES
SUNDAY (Sunday Collection)
MERCY (Works of Mercy)
CHRISTMAS (Christmas)
SOLEMNITY (Solemnity of Mary)
GIFTS (Gifts & Donations)
SCHOOL (School Endowment)
ANGEL (Guardian Angel Tuition)
LIFETEEN, EDGE, RELED, CONFIRM (Registration Fees)

 

OnLine Giving

 

Online Giving and TEXT-TO-GIVE

With the new year upon us, please consider using our Parish Online Giving and/or TEXT-TO-GIVE for your contribtuions.  They are an easy, safe and secure way to tithe to the Church.  It saves the parish time and money by signing up for these services.  If you have any questions on how to sign up call Adrienne at 855-7391.

If you HAVE signed up for online giving and would no longer like to receive your envelopes, please call the office at 855-7391 or email stpatrickchurch.cc@gmail.com to let us know.

If you have NOT signed up for online, please consider doing so.  You don’t have to worry about forgetting your envelope again. It’s easy, convenient, free and SAFE!

 

BIBLE STUDY - New Class Exodus

 

Men's 1st Friday and Mass

The Men's 1st Friday and Mass will be on January 5th at 6:30 a.m. with breakfast following in Our Lady of Knock Hall.

 

St. Patrick’s Altar & Rosary Society Is Looking for New Members!!!

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.  Every meeting is opened with the recitation of the Rosary.  Membership is $10.00 per year.   Envelopes for Dues will be in your January packet. We normally meet on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall, however, our this month our meeting is Thursday, January 11th.

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.

 

ConnectNOW

MY OWN CHURCH

Our parishioner software allows you to register, as well as, 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 connectnow.parishsoft.com/corpuschristi

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.

 
Why not join the morning Men’s Bible Study Group?  We meet on Thursday mornings from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in the Youth Center. Bring your Bible to study, discuss and learn. Coffee and rolls are served.  All men are encouraged to come.
 

CCD NEWS

CCD Registration
Registration is ongoing. Forms are available online, in the CCD office or in the back of the church on the CCD bulletin board. Completed forms can be mailed, dropped off in the CCD 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.

CCD Resumes on January 7th.

Visit the Religious Education page for more information.

 

Peer Grief Support Group

Are you widowed or divorced? Having a difficult time? You need not go through it alone.  There are no counselors, or ministers, just people  like you that have experienced the same pain. The group is sponsored by the Diocese of Corpus Christi—Family Life. It is faith based and all faiths are welcome.  We meet for ten weeks on Mondays starting January 8th at Saint Patrick’s in the Parish Hall.  For more information call John Moses at 361-813-5825. On the first night, registration will start at 6:30 p.m. and the session will start at 7 p.m.  All the other sessions will be from 7-9 p.m.

 

Youth News

 

Confirmation

Classes resumes January 8th. Confirmation has been set for April 27th at 7 p.m.

Edge

Edge (Middle School Youth Group, Grades 6-8) check the bulletin for further updates.

Life Teen

Life Teen will resume on January 7th Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.

Our Youth Group will be selling Pancake Tickets after all Masses the weekend of January 13-14 for their summer events.  Please support our Youth!

 

Knights of Columbus #1202

If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, they meet every second Monday at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall or Contact Herb Janecek at 232-5270 or email jbj1herb2@gtek.biz.  Our next meeting is on Monday, January 8th.

 

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.

 

Prayer Blanket Ministry

The Prayer Blanket Ministry will be meeting Saturday, January  27th from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  They are looking for new volunteers to help keep this ministry going. Sewing skills are NOT a requirement.  There are many other ways you can help.  This ministry brings comfort to those who are struggling or suffering, sick, in the hospital or bedridden.  These beautiful lap blankets (3x4 approximately) are prayed over as they are made and come with a prayer booklet with prayers for the recipient.  Knowing that people have prayed for them and that the blankets have been blessed by our priests, goes a long way in their healing process.   We often run out of the blankets at the rectory, because so many people ask for them.  The success of this ministry is due completely to the volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and prayer to this rewarding ministry.  If you have a couple of hours once a month to help out, show up or call Liz at 443-6086.  Donations of fabric, thread and other sewing items are always welcome.

 A Prayer Blanket Maker’s Prayer

As I begin may the love that Jesus puts in my heart, come through my fingertips and onto this blanket. Let the one who receives it, feel comforted by the love and prayers that I send forth. May there be peace in their hearts, oh God. And thank you for our talents that we share in Jesus name.  Amen

 

Blood Drive

The blood mobile will be at our parish on Sunday, January 14th from 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  Please consider giving the gift of life.

 

2017 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS

Contribution statements will be mailed out before the end of January.  However, if you prefer, there are a couple of other ways to get your statements this year.

MY OWN CHURCH

You can sign up for My Own Church, by going to connectnow.parishsoft.com/corpuschristi.  This is part of our parish software which allows you to view contributions, print statements, change addresses and phone numbers, emails, etc.  The office is notified of any changes or new registrations through the program.  This is a free service to you and you only have access to your family records. More detailed instructions are available in the pamphlet rack and/or if you have problems, you can always call Adrienne at the office.

ONLINE GIVING

If you ONLY give online, you can log into your online giving account at https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/750, after January 1st, click on View my Giving History & Tax Information, click on Print, set your dates, under Report Type click the arrow down until you see Full Detail Report (Tax Purposes), then click print. From there, you will have a popup window where you have the options to save as PDF, or export it to EXCEL or a .CSV file. 

ELECTRONIC STATEMENTS

We now have the availability to do Electronic Statements.  If you’re interested in this, you can call the office at 855-7349 or email Adrienne at stpatrickchurch.cc@gmail.com  for a statement to be emailed to you.

EMAIL

If you would like to receive your Contribution statement via email, call the office at 855-7391 or email Adrienne at stpatrickchurch.cc@gmail.com  

All Statements will be available after January 20th, except for Online Statements, those are available immediately.

 
The Girl Scouts will be selling cookies after all Masses the weekends of January 20-21 and 27-28.  Please support our scouts.
 

SCHOOL NEWS

 

National Catholic School's Week

January 28 - February 3

In honor of National Catholic School's Week, St. Patrick School will have a school wide Mass on Sunday, January 28th at the 10:30 a.m. Mass

The 6th grade will be having a Spaghetti Lunch in the Parish Hall.  Check the bulletin for more information.  Money raised will go toward their Outdoor School in April.

Jan 1-3     Christmas Holiday
Jan 4        Beginning of 3rd Qtr
Jan 5        8 a.m. Mass
Jan 6        Baptism of Our Lord
Jan 9        8 a.m. Mass
Jan 11      Report Cards; 6:30 p.m. PTO Meeting/1st Grade Musical Performance
Jan 12      8 a.m. Mass
Jan 15      Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; No School
Jan 16       8 a.m. Mass; 3:05 p.m. Student Council Meeting
Jan 17      6:15 p.m. SAC
Jan 19      8 a.m. Mass
Jan 21      Msgr. Roger’s Birthday
Jan 22      8 a.m. Mass; Adoration for Life
Jan 23      No 8 a.m. Mass
Jan 24      3:05 p.m. Spelling Bee Practice
Jan 26      8 a.m. Mass
National Catholic Schools Week
Jan 28     10:30 a.m. Parish Wide Mass; Spaghetti Lunch Fundraiser
Jan 28 - Feb 2 NCSW Book Fair open all week in the Library
Jan 29     10 a.m. Student Council Prayer Service 10 a.m.
Jan 30     8 a.m. Mass; 4 p.m. Prospective Family Open House; 6:30 p.m. School Open House

 

Have you thought about your New Year's resolutions yet?  Consider taking a few moments out of your day to pray!

 

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