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A Message from Our Pastor

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

Today, we remember and celebrate the Magi coming to offer gifts to Baby Jesus at the stable. The promised star led them to Jesus and they fell to their knees.

The first to come to the baby was the Shepherds, who were often considered the poor and the outcast. The second are the wise and the leaders, and then we see all humanity has a chance to encounter the Son of God.

We have come to church to encounter our Savior who suffered and died for all people, and rose from the death and who promised to return again to have us rise from the dead and ascent to our creator in heaven.

You and I have a gift that the Shepherds and Wise Men did not have and that is to receive the Body and Blood of Jesus to feed us on our journey of life.

Today, we are called to be that bright star which leads others to Christ by our example and how we live out our Catholic Faith.

At the Christmas Masses, I was so inspired by whole families coming to Mass to encounter Jesus. Some just being present to God and letting God encounter them. We give the invitation and let God’s grace do the rest.

Many blessings came to St. Patrick this Advent, Simbang Gabi nine days of Masses brought a full church each day.

The Christmas Penance Service and other times for Confession and Reconciliation, well attended.

The number of communions at each Mass and people celebrating together and being open to God.

As we tabulate the 2019 Christmas collection we are getting closer to our $38,000.00 budget figure and that is really a blessing from God and we the people of St. Patrick Parish.

In 2020 let us continue to open our hearts to the Lord and also to offer our Sacrificial gifts to God by the weekly collection.

Thank you God for the wonderful people of St. Patrick Parish.

God Bless!
Fr. Larry Young 
Pastor of St. Patrick Church



 

PARISH ENRICHMENT WEEK

SAVE THE DATE:

God Called You By Name, how will you respond…

PARISH ENRICHMENT WEEK
January 13 – 17, 2020
St. Patrick Church Parish Hall

6:45 PM Dinner/Fellowship
7:15 – 9:00 Workshop

RVSP: http://www.tinyurl.com/stp2020pe

Life at St. Patrick Parish

St. Patrick Catholic School – Monday, January 6, 2020 our 427 students and infants will return to St. Patrick Catholic School from Christmas vacation.

Crab Feed – Now that crab season is open we are awaiting the Knights of Columbus annual crab feed, get your tickets and help support our Parish Knights of Columbus.

Stewardship Fair – Next weekend is the Stewardship Fair at all the Masses, the Theme is “Now more than ever – go forth and put Faith into Action”. This is a time for us to learn about how we can help our Parish by being involved in the different ministries and programs. Plan to go into the Parish Center after the Mass and sign up.

San Lorenzo Ruiz Meeting – The regular San Lorenzo Ruiz Meeting will be Wednesday, January 8 th at 7:30pm in the Parish Center. We invite new members to come and consider becoming an active member of our St. Patrick Parish San Lorenzo Ministry.

Bible Class – Fr. Larry will begin a New Bible Class on Mondays, 8:15 – 9:15am and the class is repeated on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 – 8:30pm. Class will start on January 6 and 7. We will be studying the Gospel of St. Matthew, which is the Gospel at Masses on Sunday, this year. The class is open to everyone and all you need is a Bible, open mind, and the desire to learn more about our Catholic Faith.

2020 Calendar – 2020 Parish Calendar are still available at the doors of the Church.

2020 Parish Budget – Please see the 2020 Parish Budget on the back of the Bulletin.

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