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St. Patrick Church
1204 North Armstrong
Kokomo, IN 46901
phone: 765-452-6021
fax: 765-868-8384

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Save the date for the 10th Annual Holy Family Catholic Conference!

March 12-13, 2016  held at Kokomo High School
www.holyfamilyconference.org

Blessed Palms Needed

Burning of Palms
Please bring your blessed palms to the parish office. 

They will be burned Monday, February 8 at 2:00 pm in preparation for Ash Wednesday.

Consoling the Heart of Jesus

ConsolingHeartJesusSt. Patrick Church invites you to Consoling the Heart of JesusFr. Gaitley
with Fr. Michael Gaitley

8-Week Small Group Retreat
Thursdays:  January 28 – March 31

We are offering two different times for the retreat:
Thursday afternoons, 1:30-2:45 pm
w/facilitator Natalie Cesare
or
Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:45 pm
w/facilitators Dave & Marilyn Brown

This program includes a Divine Mercy day retreat on Saturday, April 2 (babysitting available with registration by January 19).
Participant packets include book, workbook, Divine Mercy image, Divine Mercy prayer booklet, holy card, and more.
Cost of each participant packet with book is $30; without book $25.
For more information, contact Kelli at 454-7179 or kelli@stpatrick-kokomo.org

Protecting God’s Children

PGCThe Protecting God’s Children program for grades K-8 SRE students
will be presented on Sunday, January 31 at 9:30 am. 

Parents may preview the information on Sunday, January 24 at 9:30 am in the school library.
Any parent who does not wish to have their child participate in the program MUST sign an “opt out” form for the diocese.  These forms do not carry over from year to year.  Please call the parish office for more information at 452-6021.

The Year of Mercy: December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

2015-16YearofMercy“Show Mercy Like the Father”
On December 8, Pope Francis will lead the Church around the world into the Holy Year of Mercy which will conclude on November 20, 2016. http://dol-in.org/jubilee-of-mercy

Don’t forget to pick up your gift from St. Patrick which is the Magnificat Year of Mercy Companion found at the church exits! The Year of Mercy Companion is a  yofmercy_v4comprehensive page-a-day booklet to help you encounter and share the Father’s mercy.

There are two churches in the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana that will have designated “Doors of Mercy”. The location of the doors, as well as the date and time of the opening of the doors, is listed below:
– Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception 1207 Columbia Street Lafayette, 47901 11:00am Mass on Sunday, December 13, 2015

–  St. Mary Church 2300 W Jackson Street Muncie, IN 47303 11:00am Mass on Sunday, December 13, 2015

 Year of Mercy App  (Free) Apple and Android MappOur Sunday Visitor is offering its free Year of Mercy app to help you in your journey through this special jubilee year designated by Pope Francis. The Year of Mercy app offers daily inspiration, prayers, stories, news and more

Upcoming Year of Mercy Opportunities:

· Participate in the Christmas Outreach which serves to  feed the hungry.

· M.S. EPIC will go caroling and visit the sick on Monday, December 21. Adult chaperones with Safe & Sacred needed.

· Help babysit at the Women’s Shelter on Mondays from 6:30-7:30pm, while the mother’s attend a bible study program lead by parishioner,  Theresa Murphy.

· Register and/or volunteer for the 10th Annual HFCC on March 12-13. Theme is ENCOUNTER GOD—LIVE IN HIS MERCY

· Volunteer to help make 300 sandwiches for CAM on Wednesday, December 16 from 5pm-6pm in the parish hall.

For more information about the Year of Mercy Opportunities or to sign up to help, contact Kelli Conlon at 454-7179.

 “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we may become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.”  – Pope Francis, Misericordiae Vultus

You Are Always Welcome Home

Welcome HomeIf you are a CATHOLIC who has been away from the Church for a while, welcome back! Your faith community MISSES YOU and is incomplete without YOU.

Contact Kelli Conlon 452-6021, kelli@stpatrick-kokomo.org or Chuck Jansen 452-6021, chuck@stpatrick-kokomo.org to have them assist you in your journey.

No matter how long you have been away for whatever reason, we INVITE YOU to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. Visit CatholicsComeHome.org for a great resource.
“Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart…” Joel 2:12

Destination Jesus 2016

DESTINATION JESUS 2016 “Redeemed!”
(high school weekend retreat)

February 12-14, 2016

$75 is due by December 13 or only $40 if can help with the parish breakfast on January 10.

Non-refundable after December 18. Fees Increase to $85 after December 18. The SCRIP Program can help with the cost of retreats and trips. Don’t forget to purchase SCRIP! 

 Click here for the registration form:  St. Patrick – DJ 2016 Registration Form

 

“It is God who gives life…”

“It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother’s womb.”  – Pope Francis on Twitter @Pontifex, May 15, 2013

Have you encountered this?

Anti-Religious Freedom Word CloudDoes anything in the box on the left sound familiar?  When living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ we’re often met with resistance and even ridicule or hatred.

Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you (falsely) because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:11-12

Check out a recent presentation given by our Adult Formation Director to young adults recently that might give you some insight into this situation:
Fraternal Fraternal Correction–Putting Religious Freedom at the Service of Mercy & Truth
Part 1:

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Pray the Rosary for Peace

Holy_Rosary_DPray the Rosary daily for world peace.
Pray for an end to violence, particularly in the Middle East.
Pray for the innocents who are suffering.
Pray for the military and their families.
Pray for the conversion of hearts.

Read about a Nigerian Bishop’s recent vision of Christ and what he came to understand about the Rosary!

EWTN:  The Holy Rosary

Vatican:  The Rosary for Peace in our Day

Birthright Needs Items

Birthright of KokomoBirthright of Kokomo is in need of several items. 
Items may be dropped off in the parish hall (church basement).
There is a table labelled for Birthright donations.

Items Needed:
Single containers of pop-up wipes (not refill packages)
long-sleeved onesies (size 0-3 & 3-6 months)
long pants to go with onesies (size 03- & 3-6 months)
baby wash cloths & hooded baby bath towels
sleepers (size 0-3 & 3-6 months; all seasons)
baby clothes (size 0-3 & 3-6 months)
Boys bibs (size 0-3 months)
Small boys’ & girls’ socks (size newborn – 6 months)
Infant fall/winter sleepers size (size newborn – 6 months)
full-size crib sheets and pack-n-play sheets
maternity pants (sizes medium, large, & extra large)
maternity underwear (all sizes)
baby bottles, 4 oz. & 8 oz. and playtex drop in refills
*All items need to be new*