St. Patrick's Online Bulletin

Nurturing the Seed of Faith

07-12-2020Fr. Wald

Every time I look out the kitchen window over the sink in the rectory, I see a lush, beautifully growing garden. Fr. Fred and Fr. Abraham have worked hard and continue to tend all the plants there. Already they have brought in radishes, lettuce, and zucchini to eat. The other crops include tomatoes, potatoes, beets, okra, beans, and onions. All this happens because they enriched the soil and continue to water everything growing there every day. In the Gospel for today’s Mass (Matthew 13:1-23) Jesus tells the parable of the sower where He calls us to look at the seed of faith that was “planted” in our hearts when we were baptized. In His explanation Jesus gives four examples of how the seed of faith is either rendered useless or bears fruit.

The seed of faith in our hearts bears fruit every time we share our time, talents, and resources generously. When a seed germinates it becomes much more than it was before it was planted. Of course the more it receives the right nourishment, the more healthy the plant. The question to consider is: “What kind of fruit comes from the seed of faith planted in us at Baptism?” First of all we need good “soil.”

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A Call to Prayer

Jul 15, 2020: 7:30pm - 8:30pm (weekly)

Our country is in great need of prayer and healing. Please join us on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm in the church for a Holy Hour and Prayers for our nation.

Brown Scapular Investiture

Jul 16, 2020

Thu, Jul 16 is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Following the 12:10pm Mass and the Holy Hour and Prayers for our Nation that evening, all will be giving the opportunity to participate in the Enrollment of the Investiture of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

St. Anne’s Prayer Group

Jul 21, 2020: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm outside the Parish Center in the shade by the St. Anthony statue

Please bring a chair and wear a facemask.

Pro-Life Holy Hour

Jul 21, 2020: 7:30pm - 8:30pm (every third Tuesday of the month)

3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:30-8:30pm

St. Patrick’s Pro-Life Family hosts this Holy Hour which includes Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.

A Call to Prayer

Jul 22, 2020: 7:30pm - 8:30pm (weekly)

Our country is in great need of prayer and healing. Please join us on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm in the church for a Holy Hour and Prayers for our nation.

St. Anne’s Prayer Group

Jul 28, 2020: 1:00pm - 2:00pm (weekly)

Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm outside the Parish Center in the shade by the St. Anthony statue

Please bring a chair and wear a facemask.

A Call to Prayer

Jul 29, 2020: 7:30pm - 8:30pm (weekly)

Our country is in great need of prayer and healing. Please join us on Thursday evenings from 7:30-8:30pm in the church for a Holy Hour and Prayers for our nation.

First Saturday Devotion

Aug 1, 2020: 8:00am (every first Saturday of the month)

A special time of prayer. Rosary beads and prayers available in the church.

Happy Anniversary

Aug 2, 2020: 12:00pm (every first Sunday of the month)

All couples who are celebrating their anniversary that month are invited to come forward and receive a special blessing for married couples. We encourage all to participate in this special tribute.