St. Patrick & St. Joan of Arc Monthly Holy Hour
St. Joan of Arc will host this month’s Family Holy Hour on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 pm.
Prayer Intention: For our families
Join us at 6:15 pm in the cafeteria for a pizza dinner!
Bring a side dish or dessert to share with the pizza.
We need to know how many pizzas to order, so please call the St. Joan of Arc parish office at 865-9964 and let us know how many from your family will be coming for dinner.
Mary is filmed on location in the Holy Land. Through this experience, you will visit the grotto of Mary’s home, explore the significance of Mary as you explore the Biblical roots of our beliefs about her, and deepen your devotion to our Blessed Mother.
Sundays from 9:30-10:45 AM in the school foyer
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
Wrap-up November 2
Free of charge! There is an optional study set & workbook for $26.95.
Contact Chad Grube at 452-6021 ext. 324 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Visit www.BibleStudyforCatholics.com to learn more!
Community Shredding Event
Saturday, September 6
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
The cost is $5 per bag/box. This event benefits Habit for Humanity of Kokomo.
On Saturday, September 6 from 11 am to 1 pm everyone is encouraged to bring documents to be shredded to the south parking lot at St. Patrick Church where PROSHRED® Security will destroy them in their mobile shredding truck while you watch. No need to remove file folders, binder clips or staples because the PROSHRED® industrial shredders will easily shred through them. All shredded material will be recycled.
Saturday, September 13
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
St. Patrick Church
Moms, please join us for some much-needed time to become renewed in vocation as mothers, whether expecting a first baby or grandmothers of many! The morning will include two engaging presentations on the vocation of motherhood, both the blessings and the struggles. Special time for reflection in adoration, fellowship with other moms, a delicious lunch, and door prizes will round out our time together. We are delighted to announce that Sr. Mary Emily, OP and Denise McGonigal are our guest speakers for the day!
Sister Mary Emily, O.P. currently serves as the Principal of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Carmel IN. Originally from Ohio, Sister earned an education degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville before entering the Dominican Sisters in Nashville TN in 1993 where she received her formation as a religious sister. She then began teaching in schools in the Diocese of Nashville and then serving in the Congregational run schools in Maryland, Virginia, and Minnesota. From 2004- 2012, she served as Director of Vocations for the Dominican Sisters in Nashville.
Denise McGonigal has served as Director of Adult Faith Formation at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish for over 20 years. She and her husband Joe have been married for 35 years and have four daughters. Denise earned a BA from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia in 1975 and a Master’s degree in Religious Studies in 1981 from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Denise is the author of six bible studies published by Twenty-third Publications.
Cost to attend is $20. Download the Registration Form here.. Nursing babies are welcome to stay with moms. Babysitting is available for families who register by September 3. A donation of $5-10 is suggested to help cover lunch and craft supplies for the children. For questions or more information contact Natalie Cesare at 765-431-8842.
9-12 High School Youth Group – LIFE TEEN:
High School Youth Group is held on Sundays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm during the academic year, and classes meet in the parish hall and school. The HS youth program utilizes the Life Teen program, something that the team is very excited about sharing with the youth this year. Life Teen has an eight-semester curriculum based on the USCCB National Doctrinal Curriculum Framework for High School.
A parent and youth Kick-Off is scheduled for August 24 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and will include Lord’s Day Mass. Registration packets were mailed home to registered families of the parish with high school students. If you did not receive a packet and need to register your child, please contact the parish office. The contact information for the program coordinator is: Fr. Raymond Akeriwe, 452-6021; email@example.com. Additional information may be gleaned from the HS youth page of the parish website: www.stpatrick-kokomo.org/youthministry-2/high-school-youth-group.
2014-2015 is a Confirmation year for our parish. Students in the 10th and 11th grade are expected to participate in formation classes. Please attend our Kick-Off, Mass and parent meeting on Sunday, August 24 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm beginning with Lord’s Day Mass in the Church. Students entering the program must have attended religious education classes for every year leading up to high school, as is parish policy. It is essential that parents, sponsors, and youth take an active role in preparation for Confirmation. The contact information for the coordinator is: Fr. Raymond Akeriwe, 452-6021; firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information may be gleaned from the Confirmation for High School Youth page of the parish website
DECISION POINT is an initiative of the Dynamic Catholic Institute.
8th annual Indiana Catholic Men’s Conference
Saturday, September 20
Indianapolis Marriott Ballroom Downtown
To register at the group rate of $40, contact Chad Grube at 865-9964 x315 or email@example.com no later than Friday, September 5th.
Rides are available. We will caravan to Indy together. Let Chad know if you are willing to drive. For more information, visit www.indianacatholicmen.
This year’s speakers include:
- Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.S.R from the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
- Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC from the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and frequent guest on EWTN
- Trent Horn from Catholic Answers
- Deacon Rick Wagner, former principal of Guerin Catholic
- Fr. Patrick Beidelman, Executive Director/Secretariat for Spiritual Life & Worship for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
- Ken Ogorek, Catechetical Director for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
Pope Francis has called for prayer for peace in Iraq and the Middle East; for all those suffering persecution. The parish has added a special prayer with our intercessions for the weekend Masses, uniting with other parishes across the country. Please make a special effort for ongoing personal prayer for our brothers in sisters in Christ. Also, be sure to let your elected representatives know of your concern for Christians and other religious minorities who are suffering persecution in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and other countries.
The Knights of Columbus have announced a fund for humanitarian aid for Christians and religious minorities in Iraq: http://www.kofc.org/un/en/news/releases/detail/kofc-fund-help-christians-iraq.html
St. Patrick Church is taking applications for a full-time evening custodian. This position provides cleaning and light maintenance for primarily the school, Adoration Chapel and grounds. Applications are available in the St. Patrick Parish Office. Please call Shelly for more information at 452-6021.
A Spanish Mass will be offered at St. Patrick beginning August 9 and continuing tentatively through the end of September. Mass will be held Saturdays at 7:30 pm.
Un Encuentro Personal con Jesus en la Santa Misa
Misa los Sábados a las 7:30 pm en Español
Uniting in Heart – Survey for the Diocese
Be sure to take the Bishop’s Survey at the diocesan website: www.dol-in.org
All Catholic adults and Catholic youth ages 14-18 are invited to take the survey. If you prefer to complete the survey in writing, paper copies of the surveys are available in the narthex. The Bishop would like each adult or youth age 14-18 to complete one survey, either online or using a paper copy. It is strongly encouraged that you enter your answers to the survey of your choice online, if at all possible. If you complete the survey online, there is no need to turn in a paper copy.
Select the survey that most closely describes your relationship with the Catholic Church today. The choices are: Catholic Youth, age 14-18, General Catholic Parishioner (available in English or Spanish), and Occasional or Non-Practicing Catholic (yellow printed survey). Completed paper copies of the survey should be returned to the parish office.