“Wait and Watch with Mary” Advent Evening of Reflection for Women with guest speaker Christine Moss Sunday, November 29, 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall
Christine Moss is one of the most dynamic speakers on the topic of living a life of virtue in imitation of Our Blessed Mother. She offers insight and inspiration that is practical to our daily lives. She is author and co-founder of Awaken to the B.E.S.T., a women’s spirituality program.
· If you are craving a spiritual uplifting with a side of dessert then join us Sunday, November 29.
· There is NO COST for the evening that includes a dynamic presentation, prayer, dessert, coffee and fellowship.
· Please RSVP by Tuesday, November 24 by calling the parish office at 452-6021.
Monthly Parish Breakfast! Sunday, November 29 Immediately following 6:30 am Mass to 10:30 am in the parish hall.
Mouth-watering breakfast menu includes:
· Regular or blueberry pancakes · Scrambled eggs or egg, ham, onion, mushroom, and cheese omelet (while supply lasts) · Sausage patty, biscuit and sausage gravy · Mixed Fruit · Milk or orange juice and coffee
Free-will donation this month goes to support middle school youth group.
March for Life 2016
January 21-23 w/ St. Patrick, St. John Vianney & St. Joan of Arc
Join Fathers Andrew and Brian Dudzinski, alongside fellow parishioners from the Lafayette Diocese, on a trip to the Nation’s Capital for the 43rd Annual MARCH FOR LIFE!
This pro-life pilgrimage is a prayerful journey of protest, open to all adults, high school teens and families (children ages 14 and younger with parental supervision).
We will participate in the March for Life, attend daily Mass, and tour the National Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. 4 star hotel accommodations will be available with a double queen room for 4 people per room and bus transportation is included. Food is not included in the cost of this trip and there is an additional fee for 2 person rooms.
Space is limited so register to reserve your spot today.
$100 Deposit and registration form due December 15th
Make checks payable to: St. Patrick Church
Contact Kelli Conlon at 454-7179 for more information.
The St. Patrick Outreach Team is preparing for our annual food drives and gift-giving program for families in need of assistance this Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Please consider bringing items for a Thanksgiving dinner or donating a $25 Meijer or Kroger Scrip card to purchase a turkey, milk, eggs, potatoes and bread for a family.
Click here for a list of Outreach Items NeededTables are set up for donations in the parish hall. Please bring your donations for Thanksgiving to the parish hall now through Sunday, November 22.
Volunteers are needed to assemble baskets on Sunday, November 22 at 12:00 pm.
People are needed to deliver baskets on Monday, November 23 from 10 am-1 pm.
Please call Marilyn Santos at (765) 883-5634 or the office at 452-6021 if you can help assemble or deliver baskets.
Click here for an Outreach Application or stop in the parish office. The Holiday Outreach application must be turned in by November 17 for Thanksgiving or submitted no later than December 3 for Christmas Outreach.
Friday, November 13 and part 2 on Friday, November 20 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
Meet in the parish office, OLP room. We will have popcorn, drinks, candy and coffee but feel free to bring a snack.
PIUS XII – Under the Roman Sky is based on Vatican documents and personal testimonies used by advocates for the cause for the canonization of Venerable Pope Pius XII. This epic film stars acclaimed actor James Cromwell in a powerful movie about the great, often hidden struggle waged by the Pope and many others with him to save the Jews from the Nazis during WWII. After the Nazi’s take over Rome in 1943, Hitler’s plan to kidnap the Pope is revealed as the Nazis make an all-out attempt to silence the one authority figure in Italy standing strong against them. Everything comes together with great intensity in this dramatic story that retraces history from the documents and the testimonies of witnesses that was not fully known til now.
No Silver Saints gathering at Martino’s for November. For more information call Kelli at 454-7179.
Christ the King M.S Retreat, organized by the young adult team called NET, is a unique opportunity for all youth in 6-8th grade to deepen their relationship with Christ.
The Overnight Retreat Includes:
Witnessing of the Faith from NET
Meet youth from different parishes
Inspiring Dramas & Funny Skits
LIVE MUSIC with NET
Adoration & Reconciliation
Lord’s Day Mass
Christ the King Eucharistic Procession
Indoor and outdoor games including basketball
Sign up for a FUN, HIGH ENERGY, FAITH-FILLED, UNFORGETABLE experience TODAY! What: 9th Annual Christ the King M.S. Retreat Who: Middle School youth in 6-8th grade (non-Catholic friends are welcome) Where: St. Patrick School Gym, 1230 N. Armstrong St., Kokomo, IN Forms: Click here for the Christ the King – Flyer and Permission Form. Cost: $50 (checks payable to St. Patrick) Due: November 11 (no guarantee of t-shirt after 11/11)
Chaperones needed! No cost for chaperones. Must have Safe and Sacred Certificate.
Contact: Kelli Conlon at 765-454-7179 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Before I come as the just Judge, I am coming first as the King of Mercy.” – St. Faustina Kowalska
From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the popular book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe,Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and St. Pope John Paul II. Fr. Gaitley masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice.
Make the most out the Year of Mercy by joining a small-group retreat that will meet for 6 weeks for 75 minutes or participate on your own.
St. Patrick will host THREE options to attend a 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat:
OPTION 1– Saturday morning retreat (9-10:15) will meet in the parish office starting October 31. Coffee and pastries will be available immediately after 8 am Mass. Facilitators are John and Kathy Reding, Linda Grady and Marian Pugh.
OPTION 2 – Wednesday morning retreat (9:45-11:15) is especially for our moms. Babysitting will be offered in the basement of the parish office starting November 4. The group will meet in the parish office. Facilitator is Suzie Hunter.
OPTION 3 – Thursday evening retreat (6:30-7:45) will meet in the parish hall starting November 5. Facilitators are Dave and Marilyn Brown.
The 33 Days to Morning Glory sessions include retreat talks by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (DVD series) and a 33 Days to Morning Glory Retreat Book.
Cost is $10 (no fee if you are providing your own copy of the book)
To register, click here for the Registration & Brochure , tear off and return to the parish office with payment of $10.
Books are available in the office now. You can purchase a book without attending the small-group retreat for the same cost of $10.
Morning Glory? Why “morning glory”? Isn’t that a flower?
“I chose this part of the title
because I think it best captures
what Marian consecration is all about:
A new way of life in Christ.
The act of consecrating oneself to Jesus through Mary
marks the beginning of a gloriously new day,
a new dawn, a brand new morning
in one’s spiritual journey.
It’s a fresh start, and it changes everything.”
The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration will be sponsoring a Discernment Retreat November 6-8, 2015. The Retreat will take place at their Motherhouse in Mishawaka, IN and is open to single, Catholic women age 17-30. For more information or to register visit our website: www.ssfpa.org/retreat
Day of Reflection
The Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration will be hosting a Day of Reflection for single, Catholic women age 16-30. This will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at St. Elizabeth Convent in Lafayette, IN. For more information or to register visit our website: www.ssfpa.org/retreat