St. Patrick's Online Bulletin

The Truth About Choice

01-20-2019Rev. Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

With the conclusion of the Masses last Sunday where we celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord we entered another phase of the Church Liturgical Year called ordinary time. This portion of ordinary time will last until March 8, 2019 which is Ash Wednesday. From that point on we will focus on the forty days of Lent, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and the fifty days of Easter. Then on Monday, June 8, 2019 we will once again resume ordinary time in our Liturgical Year. Even though we call our current time ordinary, there is nothing ordinary or mundane about it. Yes, we all have our daily routines. The lights, decorations, and splendor of Christmas decorations have run their course and now we are in ordinary time of winter in the world of nature. But there is nothing ordinary about our lives. If we get ourselves into the rut of a routine we can all too easily slip into the melancholy idea expressed in the first line of my column last week which came from the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes 1:9: “What has been, that will be; what has been done, that will be done. Nothing is new under the sun!” The ordinary presence of the people we love and who love us are far from melancholy and mundane. Their presence is inspiring, encouraging, and life giving. Hopefully we can see the joy we bring to all those we encounter every day. Most importantly, hopefully we can see the presence of God.

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Announcements & Events

St. Patrick Youth

Various Youth Activities at our Parish and around the Diocese.

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Life Teen

in the Parish Center
Life Teen is for high school students, incoming freshmen through graduating seniors. Meetings take place after the 5:00pm Sunday Mass (at approximately 6:00pm).

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RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA has started, but it is not too late to join us!

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Pro-Life Rose

Your participation helps bring a greater awareness of the sacredness of all human life, especially the unborn.

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Bread & Wine Memorial

Donation for the week is $50. Cards will be sent to the family.

To arrange a memorial for Altar Bread and Wine, please call Diane Sperzel at 265-3307.

Sacred Heart Prayer Group

Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm in the Parish Center.

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St. Anne Women's Prayer Group

Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00pm in the St. Patrick’s Parish Center.

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Something for Seniors Group

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00pm in the Parish Center.

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Catholic Ministries Appeal

Self-Mailers are provided in the back of the church

Pledges accepted until Dec 31; payments can be made through Jan 31

Join us as we join together as the Hands of Christ’s Mercy!