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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 5th, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and closing with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us!


Young Catholic Adults is hosting a viewing of the movie, “The Dating Project”. This movie is a documentary that follows five single people trying to figure out dating in the age of social media, texting, hanging out and hooking up.  Join us for Mass, the movie, and a discussion about dating on Fri., Aug. 10th at 5:30 p.m. Mass, at St. Patrick’s Church, 6:30 p.m. Movie in Our Lady of Knock Hall. For questions or information call Amy at 879-5448.


Feast of the Assumption Novena

August 6-14


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


Monday, Aug. 6th
Transfiguration of the Lord
Fr. Varghese Ethappiri; Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Homily:  Mary, Model of Faith;
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Tuesday, Aug. 7th
St. Sixtus II, Pope & Companions
Fr. Roy J. Kalayil; Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Homily:  Mary, Model of Obedience, Complete Surrender to the Will of God; Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Wednesday, Aug. 8th
St. Dominic
Fr. Paul Hesse; Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Homily: Mary, Model of Charity & Humble Service;
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Thursday,  Aug. 9th
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Fr. Robert Libby; Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Homily:  Mary Model of Hope;
 Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Friday, Aug. 10th
St. Lawrence
Fr. Rogel Rosalinas, SOLT;  Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Homily: Mary, Model of Heroic Suffering;
Rosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Saturday, Aug. 11th
Vigil of the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Clare
St. Patrick Priest or Deacon; Mass at 5:30 p.m. followed by Meditation: Mary, Model of Humility - Jesus the Center; Rosary and Novena Prayers

Sunday, Aug. 12th
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Patrick Priest or Deacon; Mass at 6:00 p.m. followed by Meditation: Mary, our Intecessor, Mediatrix of Grace; Rosary and Novena Prayers

Monday, Aug. 13th
St. Pontian & St. Hippolytus
St. Patrick Priest or Deacon;  Vigil Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Homily: Mary, Model of Prayer & ContemplationRosary and Novena Prayers after Mass

Tuesday,  Aug. 14th
Vigil Mass
St. Patrick Priest or Deacon; Mass at 5:30 p.m.; Rosary and Novena Prayers


Tuesday, August 14th, Vigil Mass at 5:40 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15th, 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 or Contact Herb Janecek at 232-5270 or email


Altar Server Meetings

 August 12th & 19th

There will be a meeting for anyone interested in becoming an altar server on Sunday, Aug. 12th & 19th 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 2018-2019 has begun. There will only be one official registration day this year. It will be on August 19th in the School hallway from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. 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 nee to provide a copy of their birth certificate and baptismal certificate if already baptized. CCD 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 9th.


Youth News


Registration has begun for 2018-2019. Confirmation classes will be on Monday evenings beginning September, 17th.  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 10th. There is a parent meeting on Monday, September 10th at 7 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  The fee is $20.  Classes begin September 18th.

Confirmation Registration Form


Edge (Middle School Youth Group, Grades 6-8) will meet on Saturday, September 22 at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.

Life Teen

Will only meet on Sunday, August 5th then resume on September 9th from 7-8:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.



RCIA will begin meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd 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, there will be a team meeting on Wednesday, August 8th at 7 p.m. or call 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, 3rd 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 19th at 10:30 a.m. Check the bulletin for more details.  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 the Book of Joshua.  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 invite you to come and join us for an overview of the OLD TESTAMENT!  The next Bible Study topic will be the Prophets & Kings beginning, Tuesday, August 7th.  Cost is $10 for new participants.

Msgr. Roger purchased 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 6 First day of School (half day)
Aug 7 Second day of School (half day)

Aug 8 First full day of schoool
Aug 10 8 am Mass
Aug 13-17 Halloween Carnival Happy Meal Toy Drive Begins
Aug 15 8 am Mass, Holy Day of Obligation 
Aug 16 6:30 pm Room Parent Mtg; 7 pm CMSE
Aug 17 8 am Mass
Aug 18 Feast of Our Lady of Knock
Aug 19 9 am Waffle Breakfast; 10:30 am School Wide Mass; 2 pm New Altar Server Training
Aug 20 Halloween Carnival Drive
Aug 21 8 am Mass
Aug 22 6:15 pm EAC Mtg
Aug 23 5:30 pm CMSE; 6:30 PTO
Aug 24 8 am Mass; Fall Pictures
Aug 27 Halloween Carnival Drive
Aug 28 8 am Mass; 6 pm Athletic Mtg; 6:30 pm PTO/Open House
Aug 29 8:15 Student Council Elections
Aug 30 Progress Reports; 2 pm Lector Training; 5:30 pm CMSSE
Aug 31 8 am Mass

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.

Halloween Carnival

Interested in serving on the Halloween Carnival Committee, contact Elizabeth Roberts at 443-6549 or and Jackie Durr Orchard 658-5140

VOLUNTEER ALERT—Would you like to volunteer with some of our parish programs? Volunteers who work with children and teens (CCD, 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 Laura Cable 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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