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; firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; email@example.com. Additional information may be gleaned from the Confirmation for High School Youth page of the parish website
DECISION POINT- the Confirmation experience developed by Dynamic Catholic, will transform the Confirmation experience by engaging students, parents, sponsors, and teachers through a series of FREE web-based resources. The goals of this program are: to prepare young Catholics for Confirmation by presenting the genius of Catholicism in a compelling way; to demonstrate the relevance of Catholicism in every aspect of their lives; to help them develop a personal relationship with Jesus; to give young Catholics an appetite for learning more about Catholicism; to engage them in a dynamic conversation about our faith; and to convince them that no matter what happens, they should always give God and the Church a central place in their lives.
DECISION POINT is an initiative of the Dynamic Catholic Institute.
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!
Birthright of Kokomo is in need of several items. If you are able to donate the following items, they may be dropped off at the Birthright office on 3712 Southlea Drive.
Fall/winter baby clothes (size 0-3 months)
Fall/winter baby clothes (size 3-6 months)
Boys bibs (size 0-3 months)
Small boys socks (size 0-3 months)
Infant sleepers size (size 0-3 months)
The STSJP Class of 2015 wishes to thank everyone who participated in our recent “Flamingo Flocking” fundraiser. It has been an overwhelming success thanks to your generosity!
In order to fill all the requests we received, flockings will continue through mid-October on Friday evenings. We are booked through the end of September, but there are still nights available in October. If you’d like to book one of the last remaining flocking dates, please contact fundraiser chairperson Kate DeCleene at 765-210-5380 before these little pink darlings “fly south” for the fall/winter months!
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
Fr. James Ferguson, C.S. C., from Holy Cross Congregation will be at St. Patrick the weekend of August 23/24 for a mission appeal.
The Congregation of Holy Cross has been serving the Catholic Church for 175 years. A commitment to mission has been a part of Holy Cross’ charism from its inception. The priests and brothers of Holy Cross, inspired by founder Blessed Basil Moreau, work with missionary zeal in 16 countries on five continents.
The Holy Cross Mission Center, sponsored by the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, has provided education, parish ministry, healthcare, care for the poor, and religious formation in East Africa, Mexico, Chile, and Bangladesh since 1923. An estimated 100,000 people in these countries are helped by Holy Cross every day. However, as you will hear from Fr. Jim Ferguson, C.S.C., a Holy Cross priest who served in the United States and Africa for forty years, so many of our international brothers and sisters are still in need.
Learn how you can support the Holy Cross Mission Center and help feed the souls and bodies of those suffering in unimaginable poverty. You can learn more about the Holy Cross Mission Center by visiting www.holycrossmissions.org.
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.
K-8 Sunday Religious Education (SRE) Classes have begun!
K-8 students who do not attend STSJP school are expected to attend parish religious education classes. Classes are from 9:30–10:45 am each Sunday. Classes for students in grades K-8 are held in the school building. Chuck Jansen is now the coordinator for SRE and Sacramental Preparation. Registration packets have been mailed home. If you did not receive your packet, you may download the forms from the religious education page or contact Chuck Jansen at 454-7173 or email@example.com.