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A Message from Our Pastor

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

The opening prayer at Mass today is: “ I am the salvation of the people, says the Lord. Should they cry to me in any distress, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.

We also hear today, “Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.”

When we were children some of the first words out of our mouths were:

  1. No
  2. Why
  3. Not Fair

Now even as adults these same words may be a big part of our way of life.

Lord, not fair I can’t attend Mass, touch the Statues, Sing in Church. Go to a football game, visit family members and friends, can’t eat at my favorite restaurant etc., etc.

Why Lord, why me and my family?

In the Gospel of Matthew which we are studying in our Parish Bible Class and which is also on livestream, we are able to get some answers.

The owner of the vineyard looked at the workers who did not get hired and he knew they would not be able to buy food for their families. Moved with genuine concern, at the last hour he hired them and agreed to pay them the same wages as those who started working at first light. Others who were hired first were angry that they all got the same wage.

The landowner said “Am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous? Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.

God is generous to us, He made us, He wants us to love Him and follow His Commandments. He wants us one day to be with Him in heaven. Is that what we want?

God is loving, forgiving and merciful to all people and He expects you and me to do the same. Sometimes it is hard but we do not want to be left out When the Saints Go Marching In.

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



 

Distribution of Holy Communion

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*** Just a gentle reminder, because of the heightened concern for the well-being of all our people in light of the Coronavirus, especially the elderly, Bishop Michael Barber is dispensing from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass for all Catholics in the Diocese of Oakland until further notice.

The Livestream Mass will be celebrated at the 9:30AM Mass followed by a Drive thru Distribution of Holy Communion. (go to the Livesteam tab to access the Livestream Mass or click here)

Due to the limited amount of vehicles allowed on the property, tickets are available online (click here). If you have any questions, please email bfung@stpatrickrodeo.org or call at 510-859-3864.
You DO NOT have to print any email confirmation. Just arrive at your specific time slot.

  1. All occupants of a vehicle must be wearing a mask and answer NO to all the questions below. If you answered YES, please stay home.
    • In the Last 14 days have you:
      • Been in close contact or cared for someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19?
      • Traveled to an area under CDC advisory?
    • Have a fever of 100.4 or higher or a sense of having a fever?
    • Have a cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
    • Have muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another condition or physical exercise?
    • Have you been directed to be under quarantine by any public health agency or Primary Care Provider?

2. There will be signs directing the vehicles to enter the Parish Office parking lot on Vaqueros (the exit of the Parish Parking Lot). Volunteers will be located at the gate on Vaqueros to assist with traffic flow into the parking lot. Everyone must remain in their vehicles at ALL TIMES (except when receiving the Precious Body). Please follow the direction of traffic volunteers.

3. A volunteer located near the Parish Office will collect offerings/tithes.

4. When you arrive at the school parking lot, a volunteer will ask you to put your car in PARK and direct EVERYONE out of their vehicle and stand at a designated area. (Please make sure EVERYONE is wearing a MASK.)

5. Then the volunteer will sanitize each communicant’s hands. A priest will distribute the Precious Body and give them a blessing. After the blessing, everyone will safely return to their vehicle.

6. Vehicles must exit towards Seventh Street.

Please sign up here. Click here.

2021 Mass Intention Book is Open

The 2021 Mass Intention Book will open on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00am. All Mass Intentions are on a first-come, first-served basis. The suggested stipend offering is $10 per Mass and limited to only eight (8) Mass Intentions per household. Mass Intentions can only be submitted using the Mass Intention Request Form. The form is available at the parish office or online at www.stpatrickrodeo.org, click on “Forms”. All Sunday, 7:30am Masses and all Holy Day Masses are for the People of St. Patrick Parish and are not available for intentions. For additional information or questions, please call the parish office, 510-799-4406. The Parish Office is open Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

Latest Liturgical Update

“Due to a sharp rise in the percentage of COVID-19 tests returning positive in the community, Contra Costa County today amended its social distancing health order to temporarily tighten face-covering requirements and prohibit indoor gatherings where there is elevated risk of spreading the virus. – Contra Costa Health Services, Press Release; “More than 8% of Contra Costa COVID-19 Tests Now Postive”, 7/11/2020

Bishop Michael Barber also released a letter to all priests in the Contra Costa County on July 12, 2020, indicating that “indoor religious services and cultural ceremonies are prohibited.” In result, St.Patrick will livestream all daily masses at 7:30am and on Sundays at 9:30am followed by a drive thru distribution of Holy Communion from 10:15am – 11:00am. Signups will be required and will be released in a few days. God Bless.

Welcome to Day 7 of Rekindle: Corpus Christi

The last theme of the week is Corpus Christi. Our speaker is Fr. Larry Young. Fr. Larry is our Pastor here at St. Patrick Church. He is also the Vicar for Clergy for the Diocese of Oakland. Father Larry will be discussing what it truly means to “go forth,” and where we can go from here during these hard times.

Afterwards, remember to complete the daily challenge! The challenge for today is to post your favorite image of Christ. Be sure post to your Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!

Thank you for joining us this whole week!

Day 6: Challenge- Post a picture of a word or phrase that describes the Church to you.. Thank you to all those who participated!

(Coming soon)

Welcome to Day 6 of Rekindle: Communion

The theme for today is Communion. Our guest speaker is Reena Torres. Reena is a parishioner at St. Patrick Church for over 30 years. She is currently the Ministry Scheduler for the EM, Lector, and Altar Server. Professionally, she is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist.  She will be talking to us about the church and how we must all work together as one community. 

Afterwards, remember to complete the daily challenge! The challenge for today is to post a picture of a word or phrase that describes the Church to you. Be sure post to your Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!

Tune in daily to see more like this.

Day 5: Challenge – A picture of someone you hold close to your heart.. Thank you to all those who participated!

Welcome to Day 5 of Rekindle: The Heart

The theme for today is The Heart. Our guest speaker is Fr. Michael Nufable. He is our Parochial Vicar here at St. Patrick. He loves to serve others, especially the youth. . Father Mike will be discussing why the heart is a vital part of the body. We will learn how to surrender everything to Christ.

Afterwards, remember to complete the daily challenge! The challenge for today is to post a picture of someone you hold close to your heart. This can be one person or a group of people. Be sure post to your Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!

Tune in daily to see more like this.

Day 4: Challenge- A 10sec video or pic of doing any of the Christfit exercise. Thank you to all those who participated!

Welcome to Day 4 of Rekindle: The Body

The theme for today is The Body. Our guest speaker is Rhyan Ramirez also known as “Bro Rhy, The Inspiration Guy.” He uses social media to inspire people to realize that they are created for greatness.  He will be discussing how and why our bodies are temples. 

Afterwards, remember to complete the daily challenge! The challenge for today will be ChristFit! These exercises consist of 10 Jesus Jacks, 10 Simon Squats, and 10 Liturgical Lunges. Be sure to post a 10 second video of you doing any of these exercises to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!

Tune in daily to see more like this.

Day 3: Challenge- Post a picture where your feet have taken you (vacation spot, favorite place, etc). Thank you to all those who participated!

Welcome to Day 3 of Rekindle: The Feet

The theme for today is The Feet. Our guest speaker is Janessa Baccay Nufable. Janessa also grew up volunteering at St. Patrick’s. She works at the VA Blind Rehabilitation Center. She remains active by ministering at Holy Spirit. Janessa will be discussing the Road to Emmaus. We will learn how to recognize Jesus in our daily lives even during this time.

Afterwards, remember to complete the daily challenge! The challenge for today is to post a picture where your feet have taken you! This can be your favorite vacation spot or a favorite place you’ve been to. 

Be sure to post your pictures to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!

Tune in daily to see more like this.

Day 2: Challenge- Find an item and make it into an art. Thank you to all those who participated! God Bless!

Welcome to Day 2 of Rekindle: The Hands

The theme for today is the Hands. Our guest speaker is Jules Perez. Jules grew up volunteering at St. Patrick’s. He now works as a 5th grade teacher at the St. Patrick School. Jules will be discussing our call to serve others. He will also share his experience with service.

Afterwards, remember to complete the daily challenge! The challenge for today is to find any item and make it into art.

Be sure to post your pictures to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!
Tune in daily to see more like this.

Day 1: Challenge Posted. Thank you to all those who participated!

Welcome to Day 1 of Rekindle: The Mind

The theme for today is the Mind. Our guest speaker is Joseph Nufable. Joseph will be discussing knowing who Jesus is in our lives. His talk will give us a glimpse into understanding what the Kerygma is and its importance.

Today’s challenge is to post a picture of what energizes you! For example, this can be a hot cup of coffee, being outside in nature, or the sun. 
Be sure to post your pictures to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag #RekindleStPats!
Tune in daily to see more like this.

REKINDLE

Rekindle is a week-long virtual event taking place from June 8-14, 2020 and it is free! The goal of this week is to Rekindle the Community of St. Patrick’s through: witness talks, daily challenges, praise and worship and Mass. Each day, we will be having a guest speaker and a daily challenge. These challenges are as simple as sharing a picture or video on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #RekindleStPats. We will see you on June 8. You can access this event our Facebook page, Instagram, and here on our website.

Thank you!

*** URGENT UPDATE ***

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

As much as we all want to celebrate Mass together in our Church, St. Patrick Church will not reopen until approval is given at the State level, County level and finally from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and our Bishop Michael Barber, SJ, of the Diocese of Oakland. St. Patrick Church will also be adhering to all CDC guidelines to allow us to open safely for everyone.

Please continue to pray for our world, especially for the People of our St. Patrick Community.

God  Bless,

Fr. Larry Young

Pastor

Life at St. Patrick Parish

Prayers for School – Let us continue to pray for our Catholic Schools, trying so hard to open and provide for the total education of our children and youth.

Ministries – To all our Altar Server, Choir members, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, we miss your wonderful ministry and are awaiting your ability to minister again.

Facility Maintenance – St. Patrick Catholic School Buildings and our Parish hall are being cleaned and prepared for all of us to return together as the people of God at St. Patrick Parish.

Young Ladies Institute – Thank You to the Young Ladies Institute for a donation of $500.00 to the Parish. Your generous gift will help the parish in this difficult financial situation at St. Patrick Parish. Also, thank you for all the many things you do for the Parish. St. Francesca Cabrini Int. 173.

2021 Mass Intention Request – The 2021 Mass Intention request form is now available online at our parish website: www.stpatrickrodeo.org, click on “Forms” or it can be picked up at the parish office, Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm. Please submit by mail with payment or drop off to Parish Office during business hours. Phone calls or emails are cannot accepted (see below for instructions).

2021 Mass Intention Book is Open

The 2021 Mass Intention Book will open on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 9:00am. All Mass Intentions are on a first-come, first-served basis. The suggested stipend offering is $10 per Mass and limited to only eight (8) Mass Intentions per household. Mass Intentions can only be submitted using the Mass Intention Request Form. The form is available at the parish office or online at www.stpatrickrodeo.org, click on “Forms” All Sunday, 7:30am Masses and all Holy Day Masses are for the People of St. Patrick Parish and are not available for intentions. For additional information or questions, please call the parish office, 510-799-4406. The Parish Office is open Monday -Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm.