St. Patrick's Online Bulletin

Becoming God Centered

03-29-2020Msgr. Ellsworth R. Walden

Spring has arrived and new life is starting to bloom after a mild winter. However, the new life of the natural world is overshadowed by the eerie new life of our nation because of the coronavirus. The restrictions are necessary and the threat is real. Every day I hear about more people I know who have the virus. We need the hope the Prophet Ezekiel offers to the Jewish people in the first reading from this Sunday’s Mass: “O my people, I will open your graves and have you rise from them, and bring you back to the land of Israel.” (Ezekiel 17:12) The Jewish people had been conquered and were in exile. They longed for their former freedom and independence as a nation. They lost everything because they slowly but surely forgot about God. The land God promises to bring them back to is not so much the geographical area where their country was located in the Middle East, but to a “state of mind” where they recognize God’s goodness, love, and blessings. Their nation fell apart because they went from being “God centered” to being “self centered.” I am not implying that we are a “self centered” people, but that more than ever we need to be “God centered” and “other centered.” That is not a physical place, but a state of mind.

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Announcements & Events

Are you on our Parish Email List?

Our parish sometimes sends emails to parishioners with information such as the Christmas and Easter schedules or other important messages. During this time when parishioners are unable to attend Mass and parish activities have been cancelled, we are using email communication to stay in touch.

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Let Us Pray Together

The world is in need of prayer and we ask all in out parish to unite in prayer, even though we are physically separated. At certain times during the day, Fr. Walden is inviting all those are able to join him in prayer.

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We are Here to Help!

Not only is the coronavirus a serious health crisis, it has brought about economic hardship as well. Please know that our Parish Outreach office is open from 9:30am to 2:30pm, Monday through Friday, should you be in need of food or other services.

If you are in the position to donate food, please bring donations to the Parish Outreach office between 9:30am and 2:30pm.

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Virtual XLT Holy Hour

Join us online at 7:00pm for a Virtual XLT Holy Hour You can participate live by going to our YouTube channel. Take some time to step away from the worries of the world and into an encounter with Jesus.

Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass

May 3, 2020: 2:00pm

Registration forms and complete instructions can be obtained at the rectory. Space is limited, registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.

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Life Teen Night for High School Youth

May 3, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

in the Parish Center

For more information, email spslifeteen@gmail.com.

St. Patrick Car Show

May 3, 2020: 9:00am - 4:00pm

A day of fun for the whole family!

(Rain date Sun, May 17)

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Life Teen Night for High School Youth

May 17, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

in the Parish Center

For more information, email spslifeteen@gmail.com.

Edge Night for youth in grade 6-8

May 22, 2020

in Canning Hall

For more information, email spslifeteen@gmail.com.

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Life Teen Night for High School Youth

Jun 7, 2020: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

in the Parish Center

For more information, email spslifeteen@gmail.com.