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Middle School Christ the King Retreat - November 22-23

Christ the KingMiddle School Retreat with Net Ministries at St. Patrick Church!
November 22-23
The NET Team has designed a high-energy experience using large group presentations, small group discussion, music, drama, personal faith sharing, one-on-one prayer, and the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, all to draw the youth closer to Christ the King!

The Goals of a NET Retreat:
To help young people understand and accept God’s unconditional love for them.
To offer the faith of the team members as a witness to the youth that faith in God is a desirable, acceptable, and exciting part of their lives.
To encourage young people to grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church.

Sign up for a FUN, HIGH ENERGY, FAITH-FILLED, UNFORGETABLE experience TODAY!

What: 8th Annual Christ the King Retreat for Youth in grades 6-8
Who: For ALL youth in grades 6-8.  Youth from surrounding  parishes and non-Catholic friends are   encouraged to come!!!
When: 10 am Saturday, November 22 to 3pm on Sunday, November 23
Where: St. Patrick Church, check-in at the school foyer at 1230   N. Armstrong St.
Cost: $50 (Make checks payable to St. Patrick Church)
Bring: A snack to share, sleeping bag, pillow, hygiene items,   comfortable clothes, gym shoes, coat for outdoors and you are welcome to bring a friend!
Registration: CLICK HERE to download the permisson form & mail to St. Patrick
Due: Permission form and fee of $50 are due November 11 (no guarantee of T-shirt after due date)
Contact: Kelli Conlon at 765-454-7179

Brown Bags for Medical Supplies for Haiti

Brown BagThe brown bags will be distributed after the Masses this weekend & may be returned to church and placed in the boxes marked for “Haiti” located at the entrance doors.  The Medical Mission trip will take place the first week of November, and the medicine items will need to be prepared for distribution prior to the trip.

The medicines needed this time are:

Antacid tablets (no liquids)
Adult multivitamin tablets (no gummies)
Infant Polyvisol vitamin drops (generic okay)
Adult Tylenol tablets 
Children’s and Infant Tylenol
Snack size Ziploc bags. 
Please Note: we don’t need children’s vitamins this time.   If anyone wants to donate without having to shop, you may place money in an envelope marked “for Haiti” and place in the boxes at the door.  Thanks to all for your continued prayers and donations for the Medical Mission.

First Feast of St. John Paul II - October 22

St. John Paul II“Do not be afraid, Open, I say open wide the doors for Christ.”
- St. John Paul II

St. John Paul II’s optional memorial is to observed on Oct. 22, the day of his Inaugural Mass as Bishop of Rome.

EWTN:  The Pontificate of St. John Paul II:  http://www.ewtn.com/johnpaul2/index.htm

http://www.ewtnnews.com/catholic-news/Vatican.php?id=10738

http://www.usccb.org/news/2012/12-170.cfm

 

Men's Renewal Weekend: November 15 & 16

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Who: All men of Saint Joan of Arc & Saint Patrick
What: Weekend of renewal (Mass, Confession, fellowship, witnessing, etc.) for men at any stage in their spiritual journey
Theme: Men of Prayer and Service
When: Saturday, November 15 (9 AM*) – Sunday, November 16 (arrive in Kokomo at 4 PM)
Where: St. Felix Center** (1280 Hitzfield Street, Huntington, IN 46750)
Costs: $60 (includes accommodations, meals, and all supplies/handouts for the weekend)
Bring: Bible, notepad, pens, clothes for going outside (weather-permitting), clothes for Sunday Mass, toiletries, and AN OPEN HEART
Contact: Chad Grube (chad@stpatrick-kokomo.org  or 452-6021 ext. 324)

CLICK HERE to Register Online
CLICK HERE to Download a Registration Form

*Start time indicates when activities will start in Huntington and does not include the approximate hour drive.
**For more information about the St. Felix Center or to see their facilities, check out their website:  www.stfelixretreatcenter.com

                                Space is limited.  Deadline is Thursday, October 30.

Art & Environment Volunteers Needed

Interior“It is more blessed to give than to receive.”- Acts 20:35

Do you feel called to be one of the caretakers of the church environment?
Do you enjoy working with flowers & plants? 
Do you enjoy doing something creative? 

With the stepping down of our A & E Coordinator, we are in need of volunteers to care for the church and prepare the environment for liturgical seasons.  Many hands make a happy parish and there is a role for everyone!  The A & E Committee needs a new coordinator, co-coordinator and volunteers for various duties.  Pat Linder has done an outstanding job of organizing all the pertinent information and compiling it for ease of implementing.  Please prayerfully consider what role you are called to fill:
A & E Coordinator
A & E Co-Coordinator
Volunteers for watering & general upkeep (on a rotating basis)
Advent and Christmas set-up
Lent and Easter set-up

For more information about exactly what each role entails, contact Lisa at 454-7172.  Our hope is to have many hands to help so that the tasks are shared and many are given the opportunity to serve in preparing the environment for the liturgy.

Fr. Mike's Bible Study - Begins October 14

BibleThe Book of Revelation
Tuesdays

Begins October 14
6:30 – 7:30 pm in the Parish Hall

(won’t meet the 1st Tuesdays of the month)

All are welcome! Bring your Bible & invite a friend.

Fruitful Harvest 2014: Help us Build Hope

FH2014PosterFruitful Harvest 2014 is underway.  This past weekend our pastor, Fr. Mike McKinley, shared with the parish what this campaign entails, the diocesan assessment, St. Patrick’s dovetail, and an overall update on the parish.  Parishioners are invited to the parish hall after all Masses this month to complete their pledge card.

St. Patrick Church’s 2014 Fruitful Harvest Diocesan Assessment:  $225, 580.93
St. Patrick Church’s 2014 Dovetail:  $400,000
St. Patrick Church’s 2014 Overall Goal:  $625,580.93

Commonly Asked Questions About Fruitful Harvest
Fruitful Harvest Prayer Card – English & Spanish
Online Giving for Fruitful Harvest
The History of and Case for Fruitful Harvest

The Fruitful Harvest video below provides an overview of this biennial capital campaign and the 35 ministries and services supported by Fruitful Harvest.  You will see familiar places and familiar faces in the video! Bishop Doherty came to St. Patrick to film part of the video and past priests and parishioners are also in this year’s video.

The Holy Rosary

Our Lady of the RosaryOctober is the Month of the Rosary and October 7 is Our Lady of the Rosary.

Students in K-8 SRE prayed a living Rosary this past Sunday and parishioners gathered before the Life Chain this past Sunday to pray a living Rosary together.  If you aren’t already, make the Rosary a part of your daily prayer routine.  Visit http://www.ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/rosary/ for an excellent resource on the history of the prayer, instruction on how to pray the Rosary, lists of the mysteries, and more.

40 Days for Life

40 Days for LifeSeptember 24 – November 2

40 Days for Life  is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion. With God’s help, 40 Days for Life has achieved proven results:  8,973 babies spared from abortion, 101 abortion worker conversions, and 56 closed abortion centers.

  • 40 Days for Life’s most visible aspect is a peaceful prayer vigil outside an abortion facility – join us!
  • Sign our 40 Days prayer log located in the narthex and pick up a commitment card.
  • Post a pro-life message on social media, wear a pro-life t-shirt, or display a bumper sticker.

Friday, October 17 
We will pray in front of the PP in Indianapolis, located at 8590 Georgetown Rd., visit the Celtic Cross  bookstore and return to St. Patrick around 3 pm.  To caravan, contact Kelli at 454-7179 and plan to meet in the south parking lot after Mass at 8:45 am.

Friday, October 24
We will pray in front of PP in Lafayette located at 964 Mezzanine Dr. , attend 8:30 am Mass at Church of the Blessed Sacrament with celebrant Fr. Ted Dudzinski, stop for lunch, and return to St. Patrick around 3 pm. To caravan, call Kelli at 454-7179. Meet at south parking lot at 7 am. 

For more opportunities visit: http://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/indianapolis/

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:
Fall/winter baby clothes (size 0-3 months)
Fall/winter baby clothes (size 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)
hooded baby bath towels & wash cloths
full-size crib sheets and pack-n-play sheets
maternity pants in sizes medium, large, and extra large