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Lent Observance

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ASH WEDNESDAY THE CHURCH WILL REMAIN OPEN ALL DAY. 

Lent is beginning on Wednesday, February 14. There will be 3 Masses with distribution of ashes that day.  7:30AM, 12:10 PM & 5:30PM.

Click here for the comple Journey of Lent 2018. The calendar for the week will be published every week

 

 

 

 

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Saint Patrick CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

 

THE OBSERVANCE OF LENT

 

The annual observance of Lent is the season during which we prepare for the celebration of Easter, the Resurrection of our Lord. Through its two-fold theme of repentance and Baptism, the season of Lent disposes the catechumens, candidates and the faithful to celebrate the Paschal Mystery of Easter. Catechumens (the un-baptized) are led to the sacraments of initiation by means of the Rite of Election, the scrutiny’s and catechesis. Candidates (baptized Christians) are led to full communion with the Catholic Church by the Rite of the Call to Continuing Conversion, a penitential rite, and catechesis. The faithful, listen­ing more intently to the word of God and devoting themselves to prayer, are prepared through the spirit of repentance to renew their baptismal promises. (Ceremonial of Bishops, #249)

 

ASH WEDNESDAY, February 14 and GOOD FRIDAY, March 30 are days of fast and abstinence. FRIDAYS OF LENT are days of abstinence.

 

FASTING is to be observed by all who are 18 years of age and older, who have not yet celebrated their 59th birthday. On a fast day, one full meal is allowed. Two other meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and juices, are allowed.

 

ABSTINENCEis to be observed by all 14 years of age and older. On the Fridays of Lent, no meat is allowed. Note that when health or the ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.

 

Fasting, almsgiving, and prayer are the three traditional disciplines of Lent. The faithful, catechumens, and candidates are encouraged to undertake these practices seriously in a spirit of penance and of preparation for baptism or for the renewal of baptismal promises at Easter.

THE LENTEN JOURNEY BEGINS: FEBRUARY 14-17

Wednesday, Feb 14: 7:30 AM, 12:10 and 5:30 PM – Mass and Distribution of Ashes – Church

4:30 – 5:15 PM – Sacrament of Reconciliation - Church

Friday, Feb 16: 6:00 PM - Simple Lenten Supper in the Church Hall

            7:00 PM - Stations of the Cross - Church

Saturday, Feb 17: 7:30 AM – Men’s Prayer Group- Church Hall

            3:00- 3:45 PM – Sacrament of Reconciliation – Church

            4:00 PM – Youth Mass – Church

            5:30 PM – Teens Night Out – Bowling: Lefty’s Lanes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Statement

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CARA STUDY

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Ten weeks ago a survey was given to all parishioners of Saint Patrick's to get feedback as to how to the parish is doing in meeting the needs of its parishioners and how we can improve. The survey was administered by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate or CARA. Below are the results of the survey for you to review. CARA will be present at a special meeting to be held March 5th from 7 - 8pm in the church hall to address any questions and or comments you may have regarding the survey as well as explaining findings presented in the survey.

For the summarized CARA study report click here

For the full CARA study report click here

 

Course on Faith Formation for adults

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  FR DENNIS TO OFFER ADULT FAITH FORMATION ON

THE US CATHOLIC CATECHISM FOR ADULTS

 

The presence of the Catholic Church in the United States reaches back to the founding days of our country through the leadership of Archbishop John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States. His story, like other stories at the start of the chapters in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults, gives us a glimpse into the lives of Catholics who lived out their faith throughout our country's history. Each chapter in the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults includes stories, doctrine, reflections, quotations, discussion questions, and prayers to lead the reader to a deepening faith. The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an excellent resource for updating and on-going faith formation of adults. The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults is an aid and a guide for individuals and small groups to deepen their faith. PARENTS AND FAITH FORMATION TEACHERS ARE ESPECIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND TO ASSIST IN THE FAITH FORMATION OF THEIR CHILDREN.

MONTHLY GATHERINGS OPEN TO ALL 18 AND OLDER

MONDAYS FROM 4:30 – 5:30 PM. 

IN THE CHURCH HALL

DATES ARE:  Jan. 22nd, Feb. 5th, March 19th, April 16th, and May 21st.

 

 

Annual Report 2016-17

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To view the Pastor's Summary of the Annual Report 2016-17 click here.

 
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