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A Message from Our Pastor

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

As we study the Bible, we often find ourselves in the parables that Jesus used. Two men went up to the temple to pray. The Pharisee was a self righteous and reminded God how he is a mere man, so perfect and proud. Therefore, he really did not need God.

The Tax Collector sat in the back of the temple and prayed, “O God, be merciful to me a sinner.” He told God he was not worth but still hoped that God would forgive him. Yes, of course, he could not go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation like you and I can. He truly humbled himself and sought God’s mercy.

This Friday, we celebrate all the people who have made it to Heaven and see God, the Father, Jesus, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We do not just include all the canonized Saints of the Church, but people like our parents, friends, relatives, people who shared in our lives. As these people see God and walk with Him, they pray for us and ask God to help us.

The Feast of All Saints is a Holy Day of Obligation and Catholics are required to go to Mass that day. We should want to thank God for all those we love who are with Him.

Saturday is the Feast of All Souls who have died, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation but a day to come to Mass, pray for the souls in purgatory that our prayers will help them to get to Heaven sooner. You see 40 names on the center of the Church banner, these are people who have died in our parish from November 1, 2018 to today.

Thursday, October 31 st is Halloween, let us be happy to welcome those who come to our doors to receive trick or treat. The children are our future, let’s be happy with them. We also pray for the safety and well being of all who will be out trick or treating.

Happy Halloween to all!

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



 

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Religious Education – Please support our St. Patrick Parish Religious Education Faith Formation’s Second Collection today. This collection helps our children to have the many needs that help to teach them about their Catholic faith. This collection is used for our parish families.

Catechetical Sunday – Next Sunday is Catechetical Sunday, when our Catholic School and all our Faith Formation teachers and youth leaders commit to God to educate, to give good example and bring Christ to our St. Patrick Parish family.

Chili & Salsa Cookoff & Car Show – The town of Rodeo will have its annual Chili & Salsa Cook-off & Vintage Car Show next Sunday, September 22 at Lefty Gomez Park. Let’s celebrate our wonderful Town of Rodeo and come together.

San Lorenzo Ruiz – Next Saturday is the Feat of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, the first canonized Philippine Saint. Come to Mass at 11:00am. Celebrate the Saint and then go to the hall for fiesta, food , drink and fun. My dream as the Pastor of St. Patrick Parish is that as a parish we will always celebrate this wonderful Saint, who gave his life for Christ. We also have San Lorenzo de Manila prayer group, service group and sponsors, teaching the next generations about this wonderful Saint. Please consider becoming a member of this group. Meetings are on the First Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm in the Parish Ministry Center. More hands can make more wonderful things happen.

Diocesan Retired Priests – On behalf of all our Diocesan Retired Priests, we thank you for your generous responds to the collection last week. Also, please pray for all these priests that they will remain healthy and can still serve the Church when they are able.

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