World Meeting of Families
September 22-27, 2015
All are invited to an Information meeting regarding plans to attend the World Meeting:
Who: Anyone interested in attending WMF 2015 (something for all ages and stages in life)
What: Meeting to discuss travel plans and group registration for WMF 2015
When: Monday, November 24 from 7PM – 8:30PM
Where: School Foyer
Registration Deadline is December 10th for St. Patrick Group Registration
Tentative WMF 2015 Travel Cost
From September 22-27, 2015, Philadelphia will host the World Meeting of Families 2015 which is expected to draw an international audience. Tens of thousands will travel to the city to participate in this week of celebrating the family, with speakers and activities for people of all ages. Created by St. John Paul II, the World Meeting of Families strengthens the sacred bonds of families across the globe and witnesses to the importance of family to society. Registration Deadline is December 10 for the St. Patrick Group Registration. All are welcome to join the Group Registration regardless of parish affiliation.
For more information or questions regarding the travel plan for St. Patrick, please contact John Floyd at 765-461-7207.
For more information about the WMF 2015 visit www.worldmeeting2015.org.
December 8 is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation. St. Patrick Church will offer the following Mass times:
Monday, December 8
6:30 am Mass
8:15 am Mass (with St. Patrick campus students)
6:00 pm Mass
Please note that there are no morning Confessions on this day.
Additional Mass times in Kokomo:
Monastery of the Poor Clares
St. Joan of Arc Church
St. Patrick Thanksgiving Outreach
Every year St. Patrick parishioners generously donate items and scrip cards for a Thanksgiving dinner so that families in need enjoy the holiday without the worry of having an empty table.
Click here for a list of items needed for a Thanksgiving dinner.
Please bring your donations to the parish hall no later than Saturday, November 22
Volunteers are needed to assemble baskets on Sunday, November 23 at 12:15 pm
People are needed to deliver baskets on Monday, November 24 from 10 am— 1 pm
We are also in need of help for the Christmas Outreach. Please contact the office at 452-6021 if you can help!.
Our hope is to have the Angel Tree with Christmas gift tags completed by Thanksgiving weekend.
It is time to renew names for our First Saturday Memorial.
The Memorial is a special offering made by the parishioners of St. Patrick Church, where your intentions are remembered at a Mass. This Mass is celebrated each first Saturday throughout the year. The members of the Memorial are printed monthly in our parish Sunday bulletin.
Based on the current Mass stipend, the parish requests a yearly donation of $120 for the intentions to be remembered at this monthly Mass.
The Masses will begin for the new year in December, with the “intention year” will be from December to December. To submit names for the Memorial, please complete the First Saturday Memorial Form and return it to the parish office. Forms are also available in the office or at the doors of the church.
Family ADVENT-ure Night
Saturday, December 6
6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
The evening includes a free will dinner following 5:30 pm Mass in the parish hall.
After dinner families will begin their ADVENT-ure Journey by checking in at the school gym. Families will travel to varies classrooms where they will experience the season of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love through dramatizations, crafts, song and more.
Please RSVP number attending by calling 452-6021 by December 2.
If you are interested in helping please contact Kelli Conlon at 454-7179. We could also use bags of candy as we will fill shoes with goodies for the Feast of St. Nicholas.
Destination Jesus XX
February 13-15, 2015
2015 DJ Theme: Made to Thrive!
Over 700 high school students will attend the annual, unforgettable, weekend retreat! Key Note Speaker is Fr. Stan Fortuna! Cost is $75 and includes meals, lodging (on the gym floor), and a t-shirt.
Permission Form and deposit of $30 are due by December 7
DJ Permission Form
Final payment of $45 or remaining balance with form is due January 18. We will purchase spots in December so fees are non-refundable. Your HS Youth Ministry Team is pumped to chaperone this retreat and share in this faith journey with you! The SCRIP Program can help with the cost of retreats and trips. Don’t forget to purchase SCRIP!
Father Akeriwe recently spoke with our RCIA participants about the Communion of Saints.
We have provided the audio of his presentation below for all parishioners and anyone interested in learning more. The audio is broken up in three parts for ease of uploading:
Communion of Saints – Part 1:
Communion of Saints – Part 2:
Communion of Saints – Part 3:
Silver Saints is excited to announce a series on the Joyful Mysteries Series with Deacon Ron Morrow!
Join us at Martino’s Italian Villa at 11:00 a.m.
Friday, November 14
Humble Receptivity and a Generous Response
With Deacon Ron Morrow
Friday, December 12
Preparing for the Nativity of Our Lord
With Deacon Ron Morrow
– Please arrive around 10:45 a.m. to place your lunch order.
– The speaker presentation will begin after the orders are placed, approximately at 11:15 a.m.
– Lunch will be served around 11:45 a.m.
– Call 452-6021 to RSVP
– No Meetings in January or February
“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.
The Book of Revelation
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.
If you missed a night, don’t worry!
Recordings of past Bible study sessions will be available on Fr. Mike’s Pastor’s Page (click here).