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1204 North Amstrong
Kokomo, IN 46901
phone: 765-452-6021
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Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

St. Patrick Church’s Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
When:  Thursday, July 31, 6:00 pm
Where:  St. Patrick Parish Hall

This is to thank all of our volunteers who have given of their time and talent this year!  Spouses are also invited.
Please RSVP by calling 452-6021 by July 25.
Invitations for this event have been mailed home.  However, if you have served as a volunteer this past year and missed your invitation in the mail, please make plans to join us for this dinner prepared for you by the parish staff!

National NFP Awareness Week: July 20-26

NFP-Week-Gods-LoveNational NFP Awareness Week: July 20 – July 26
2014 Theme: Natural Family Planning: It’s Worth It. Join the Revolution!

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood. The dates also mark the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne (July 26), the parents of the Blessed Mother. NFP reflects the dignity of the human person within the context of marriage and family life, promotes openness to life, and recognizes the value of the child. By respecting the love-giving and life-giving natures of marriage, NFP can enrich the bond between husband and wife.

Listen to this married couples honest and inspiring story about how they embraced the NFP lifestyle http://youtu.be/qFaIDMeb_GE

*Novena for a Rebirth of Chastity and Purity* http://www.nfpindy.org/resources/chastitynovena.pdf

Join our parish family in praying this novena for chastity and purity in the world.
We will begin on July 18th in preparation for NFP Awareness Week.

Young Adult Summer Bible Study

Young Adult Summer Bible Study
Thursdays (starting now) in the Parish Office
8:45 am — Coffee and Donuts
9:00-10:00 am — Bible Study
w/Bible Study Leader — Robbie Dixon

Each Thursday we will go over the upcoming Sunday Gospel reading with a teaching and reflection. Please call Kelli at 454-7179 to sign up and don’t forget to bring your Bible. No cost involved. 

BFF Night - July 17

Join us for M.S Youth Group BFF Nights and more!

Thursday, July 17 — BFF Night with Scripture reflection, whiffle ball game, and ice cream 7-9 pm. Meet in the SP school art room. RSVP by July 14 at 454-7179.

Join us Friday, August 1 for First Friday Family Holy Hour! Dinner at 6:15 pm in the parish hall, 7 pm Adoration & Music, and 8 pm Minute to Win It games.  An evening for the entire family!!!

Click here to view photo gallery from the annual St. Meinrad and Holiday World Trip. (more pics to come)

Latin Mass - Sunday, July 20

Mass in the Extraordinary form  will  be celebrated at St. Patrick
on Sunday, July 20 at 1:00pm

Save the Date! Mini Fall Bazaar - September 20

Parish Bazaar

 

 

Mark your calendars now for the 2014 Mini Bazaar at St. Patrick on September 20. The Mini Fall Bazaar includes seasonal and holiday craft booths, a fall bake sale, children’s games and crafts, and an old fashioned homemade chicken noodle dinner. The Mini Fall Bazaar is from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the St. Patrick Parish Hall.

We will need a lot of help if we are going to bring back the famous St. Patrick Parish Bazaar. Please consider:
 helping us make homemade noodles and fall desserts for the dinner
 donating fall and holiday craft items or donating fall goodies for the bake sale
 making a prize donation
 helping with set up, tear down, face painting, coordinating a children’s active craft booth and more!

Click here for more information.

Please call Cindi King at (765) 776-6015 or the parish office at 452-6021 if you would like to help with this event or make a donation!

Family Holy Hour - August 1

St. Patrick & St. Joan of Arc Family Holy Hour – Friday, August 1.
This month our special intention is for all students, teachers and the upcoming school year.

6:15 pm        Cheese quesadillas, nachos and more (Parish Hall)
7:00 pm        Adoration (Church)
8:00 pm        Minute to Win It (gym)

Please call 452-6021 to RSVP for dinner by July 28. We need people to bring nacho cheese, chips, salsa, beans, Mexican rice, salad and dessert. 

Man as Priest of His Home - Recordings Available

Did you miss this year’s Celebration of Fathers or do you know someone else who could benefit from this powerful message?

Celebration of Fathers Presentation – Parts 1 & 2

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Paul SiFuente’s presentation from June 25th is now available.  As a concrete way of living out what he said, you might also want to check out our parish’s e5 ministry.

Positions Available

School-logo Art Teacher
Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School is seeking a part-time Art Teacher.
The teacher would be responsible for art instruction in all grade levels, Kindergarten through eighth grade.  Art instruction is delivered once a week for approximately 40 minutes to each class.  Successful teaching experience is preferred.  Please contact Nick Kanable at 765-865-9960 or at nkanable@stsjp.org if interested.

Instructional Assistants 
Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School has 2 open positions for the “Instructional Assistants” for the 2014-15 school year.  These positions are for the St. Patrick building which serves students in pre-School through grade 2.  Normal hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.  Any interested candidate should complete a job application form that can be picked up at the School’s St. Joan of Arc Campus.  Forms should be turned in to the school secretary.

After School Care Program
Sts. Joan of Arc & Patrick School has 2 open positions for the School’s “After School Care Program” for the 2014-15 school year.  This program is provided to student families Monday thru Friday of each week at the St. Joan of Arc School Campus with normal hours being from 3:00 pm to 6:00pm.  This program is ideal for college students or any adult who would enjoy working with younger students in after school activities and/or help with homework assignments.  Any interested candidate should complete a job application form that can be picked up at the School’s St. Joan of Arc Campus.  Forms should be forward to the School’s Business Manager. 

Spiritual Exercises for Men

Spiritual Exercises for Men

A group of men from Kokomo will be attending Spiritual Exercises in Marytown (near Chicago) October 17-19 (leaving Friday at lunch and returning late on Sunday).  There are still spaces in their vehicles if you would also like to attend.  Contact Chad Grube at cgrube@saintjoan.org or 865-9964 ext. 315 for more information or to register.

DEADLINE: August 1
COST:  $230 for a shared room, $280 for a single room 

The retreat is being put on by a priest from Miles Christi (translated, Soldiers of Christ).  For more information about this amazing religious order, check out their website LINK.  For more information about the Spiritual Exercises (their history, purpose, and structure) check out: LINK.