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St. Patrick Catholic Church

The Parish offices will be Closed on Wednesday, August 15th in observation of the Assumption of Mary.


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.


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Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration will be held on Sunday, August 4th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and closing with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us!


Feast of the Assumption Novena

August 6-14


The Intentions of this novena are for ourselves, our nation and our world.


Tues., August 6, 2019
The Transfiguration of the Lord
5:30 p.m. Mass
Fr. Thomas Wellar
Homily, Mary, Most Pure Rosary
Novena Prayers after Mass

Wed., August 7, 2019
St. Sixtus II, Pope & Companions
5:30 p.m. Mass
Msgr. Lawrence White
Homily-Mary, Most Faithful
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Thurs., August 8, 2019
St. Dominic
5:30 p.m. Mass
Msgr. Michael Howell
Homily, Mary, Most Devout Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Fri., August 9, 2019
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
5:30 p.m.  Mass
Fr. Patrick Higgins
Homily, Mary, Most Patient
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Sat., August 10, 2019
Vigil of 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St.  Patrick Priest or Deacon
Homily after the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass
Mary, Most Merciful
Rosary and Novena Prayer after Mass

Sun., August 11, 2019
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Patrick Priest or Deacon
after the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass
Mary, Most Humble
Rosary and Novena Prayer after Mass

Mon., August 12, 2019
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
5:30 p.m. Mass
Fr. John Chavarria
Mary, Most Prudent
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Tues., August 13, 2019
St. Pontian and Hippolytus
5:30 p.m. Mass
Fr. Williams Bakyil, SOLT
Mary, Most Sorrowful
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Wed., August 14, 2019
5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass of the
Assumption of the Blessed Mother into Heaven
St. Patrick Priest

Thurs., August 15, 2019
Holy Day of Obligation
Mass Times: 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:05 p.m. & 6 p.m.


Knights of Columbus #1202

The Knights of Columbus Council 1202 would like to invite all the men in the parish to join the Knights.  They meet on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  See the Bulletin for contact information.


Altar Server Meetings

 August 11th & 18th

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in becoming an altar server on Sunday, Aug. 11th & 18th at 2 p.m. in the Church.  You must be at least in the 3rd grade and have made your First Communion. Please call DeNeise Thomson at 855-7391 if you have any questions. (You only need to attend one of the meetings.)



Pre-Registration for 2019-2020 has begun. There will only be one official registration day this year. It will be on August 18th in the School hallway from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Forms are available online, in the Religious Ed office or in the back of the church on the Religiouse Ed bulletin board. Completed forms can be mailed, dropped off in the Religious Ed office, or put in the church collection basket. New students nee to provide a copy of their birth certificate and baptismal certificate if already baptized. Religious Ed classes are offered to children from Pre-K to 8th grade. Children in Pre-K must be 3 years of age before Sept. 1st.

Visit the Religious Education page for more information.

The Nursery has closed for the summer. Babysitting during the 10:30 a.m. Mass will resume on September 8th.


Youth News


Registration has begun for 2019-2020. Confirmation classes will be on Monday evenings beginning September, 16th.  Confirmation I will meet from 6-7 p.m. and Confirmation II will meet from 7:15-8:15 p.m.  Forms are available in the back of the church and online. Please fill out the form and mail or return to the Rectory by September 9th. There is a parent meeting on Monday, September 9th at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  The fee is $20.  Classes begin September 16th.

Edge, LifeTeen & Confirmation Registration Form

Parent Authorization Form


Edge (Middle School Youth Group, Grades 6-8) will meet on Saturday, September 21 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  Fees are $20.

Life Teen

We resume on September 8th from 7-8:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  Fees are $20.

All forms are available on the website and Fees can be paid through the Online Giving Portal on the website.



RCIA will begin meeting on Wednesday, August 14th at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  For more information, call Sr. Avelina at (361) 816-5732. Registration forms are on the bulletin board in the back of the church (Rossiter exit) and on the website.  Turn in forms to the Rectory or in the Sunday Collection basket.

We would also like to invite you to join the RCIA Team, or consider being a sponsor for someone this year.  If interested, Sr. Avelina at (361) 816-5732 or (361) 855-7391 for more information.

 RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process by which persons become fully initiated Catholics

· RCIA is for those who have never been baptized.

· RCIA is for those who were baptized in another faith tradition and who now wish to inquire about the Catholic faith.

· RCIA is for Catholics who were baptized but never Confirmed and/or made their First Communion.

· Catholics who are not married in the church and would like to have their marriage blessed in order to receive the Sacraments.

· RCIA is for anyone who just wants to learn about the Catholic faith and share it  with others.


Men's 1st Friday and Mass

The Men's 1st Friday and Mass will be held Friday, August, 2nd at 6:30 a.m., followed by breakfast.


Parish Wide Back to School Mass & Waffle Breakfast

There will be a Parish Wide Back to School Mass on Sunday, August 25th at 10:30 a.m. Check the bulletin for more details.  The Pancake Breakfast begins at 9 a.m.  Proceeds help our 6th graders go to Outdoor School in the spring.  Help support our school.

Why not join the morning Men’s Bible Study Group?  We meet on Thursday mornings from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall. We are currently studying 2 Samuel.  Bring your Bible to study, discuss and learn. Coffee and rolls are served.  All men are encouraged to come.



Our parishioner software allows you to REGISTER & UPDATE your families information.  Once logged in you are able 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

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.


Caring Friends (Meal) Ministry

Funerals of loved ones are a trying time for families. Providing a lunch following the funeral is an opportunity to give some measure of comfort and support to families that speaks to the value of being a part of a parish community. St. Patrick’s welcomes this ministry of dedicated volunteers who coordinate the food (side dishes and desserts), serve the meals and do all the set up and clean up entailed. More volunteers are always appreciated and needed as 'regular' volunteers are not always available. Please consider this ministry as a valuable contribution to the life of the Parish. We are grateful to have such committed people who serve in this capacity as the need arises. THANK YOU!

If you have questions about this ministry, or would like to become a volunteer, please contact Diana Salinas at 361-877-0377.

We meet in Our Lady of Knock Hall (OLK-A) on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. We are currently studying the Letters of St. Paul to the Corinthians.  Our New Bible Study will begin September 17th.

Our Parish has a subscription to St. Augustine Institute's  There are great Catholic resources for you to explore.  Login to the website or download the app and create an account.  All you need is the parish code, an email and a password.  Our parish code is below. 


School Calendar

Aug 4       5-7 p.m. Welcome Back Family Picnic Covered Gym
Aug 5        8 a.m. Faculty Mass & Picture; 8 a.m. In-Service
Aug 6       Local In-Service
Aug 7        Diocesan In-Service
Aug 8       Meet the Teacher 1-3 p.m.
Aug 9       Diocesan In-Service
Aug 11      2 p.m. New Altar Server Meeting
Aug 12      1st Day of School
Aug 13      No 8 a.m. Mass; 2nd Day of School
Aug 14      5 p.m. CMSE; 6:15 p.m. Room Parent Mtg
Aug 15      8 a.m. Mass, HDO Feast of the Assumption
Aug 16      No 8 a.m. Mass
Aug 18      2 p.m. New Altar Server Meeting
Aug 19      Fundraiser info sent home
Aug 20      8 a.m. Mass
Aug 21     10 a.m. Prayer Service; Feast of Our Lady of Knock
Aug 22     5:30 p.m. CMSE; 6:30 PTO/ Meet & Greet
Aug 23     8 a.m. Mass; Fall Pictures
Aug 25     9 a.m. Waffle Breakfast; 10:30 a.m. School Mass
Aug 26     Science Fair Pkts sent home
Aug 27     8 a.m. Mass; 6 p.m. Athletic Mtg; 6:30 p.m. Open House
Aug 28     6 p.m. CMSE
Aug 29     8:15 a.m. Student Council Elections; Progress Reports
Aug 30     8 a.m. Mass; 2 p.m. Lector Training

School Registration

We still have room for students, please contact the school at 852-1211 for more information.

We would like to welcome back all our teachers and students.  Pleae follow traffic patterns in the parking lot when dropping of and picking up your students.

VOLUNTEER ALERT—Would you like to volunteer with some of our parish programs? Volunteers who work with children and teens (Religious Education, Scouts, Youth Group, School) must have an approved criminal background check, sign a code of conduct agreement, and complete an employee/volunteer application. These forms are available at the rectory.  A certification card is also required and is earned after attending a two-hour training session conducted by the diocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection. Copies of all forms and the certification card are to be turned in to the rectory. Call Yvonne Del Rio at 855-7391.  Look in our Sunday bulletin on the last page or the South Texas Catholic for list of classes.
School begins in August.  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 session.






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