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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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RCIA Invitation

Do you or someone you know have questions about the Catholic faith?

Do you know someone who might be considering the Catholic faith?

Then invite them to join you at one of the summer inquiry sessions of RCIA.

  • Wednesday, June 15
  • Wednesday, June 29
  • Wednesday, July 13

All inquiry sessions are from 7-8 PM in the Frassati Room at Saint Joan of Arc.

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Main sessions resume on Wednesday, August 3rd from 6-8 PM in the Parish Hall at Saint Patrick.

Contact Chad Grube for more information:  cgrube@saintjoan.org or call him at the parish office.

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VBS for Elementary School & Preschool

 

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AHOY, CAMPERS! ALL ABOARD! Weigh Anchor for Ireland! On this voyage you will set sail with St. Patrick, the first bishop missionary, and travel with him on his quest to spread Christianity. Campers will discover the POWER of the Holy Spirit & welcome God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit into their hearts.

What:   St. Patrick & St. Joan of Arc VBS

When: June 13 through June 16

Time:    6-8:15 pm

Where: St. Patrick Church (Enter through the school foyer on 1230 N. Armstrong)

Who:     For Elementary School and Preschool (Age 4 to 5th grade)

Fees:     $20.00 per child/$50.00 per family and includes a t-shirt (family rate applies for 3 or more children from the same family)

Wear:   Play clothes and gym shoes

Bring:    Your smile!

Finale performance with parade and pizza party –Thursday, June 16 from 6 pm-8:15 pm.

Register Now: Turn in registration anytime before June 1, 2016. Click here for the VBS Registration Form 2016

Forms and payment may be dropped off at St. Joan of Arc or St. Patrick parish office. Checks payable to St. Patrick Church

Questions: Contact Tami Maurer at 480-0185 or Kelli Conlon at 765-454-7179

Annual CRUX retreats for Middle Schoolers

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Annual CRUX Camp is Coming Soon to beautiful Oakbrook Valley along the Wildcat Creek!
Join other young men or young women going into 6th, 7th or 8th grades
from around the diocese for an ADVENTUROUS THREE DAYS in
our outdoor wonderland, as we explore what it means to live fully alive
as sons or daughters of God!

When:
CRUX Girls July 7-10, 2016
CRUX Boys July 11-14, 2016

Where:
Oakbrook Valley Camp
533 County Road S 950 W
Russiaville, IN 46979

Cost:
$70 per camper
(FYI: We continue to add new activities, events & supplies to add value to our campers’ experience!)

Have questions?
Contact our CRUX team at either address:
cruxguys@gmail.com
cruxgirls@gmail.com

Online registration is NOW OPEN!!!
CLICK HERE for Girls’ CRUX Registration
CLICK HERE for Boys’ CRUX Registration 

St. Patrick just got FORMED!

FormedWhat’s FORMED?

The weekend of February 27/28, our parish is rolling out a great gift that we’ve purchased for all of our parishioners.  It’s an online platform called FORMED.  Edward Sri, who is again speaking at this year’s HFCC, has attempted to compile some of the best Catholic resources in one place—including programs like the Catholicism series by Bishop Barron, full-length movies like Padre Pio—Miracle Man, an array of wonderful CDs from Lighthouse Catholic Media, and ebooks like Scott & Kimberly Hahn’s Rome Sweet Home.  Through these resources, you’ll encounter great speakers like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healy, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn, Bishop Robert Barron, Jason Everett, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, and so many more.  This is truly meant to be your one stop for all things solidly Catholic for the whole family!

With this resource, you have the Catholic faith at your fingertips, whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.  Whether you want to go back and refresh yourself on the basics of the faith, delve deeply in some more advanced topics, or just enjoy some wholesome entertainment, there is something available for you.  This resource won’t replace the things we already offer at the parish, but they should be a great tool for personal formation and for small groups to gather together to grow in their faith and to support one another.

This amazing resource is only in its infancy, and new resources are constantly being added.  In future bulletins, we will highlight the resources that are available and suggest ways that you can integrate FORMED into your life—whether it’s following up on a homily, hearing adult presentations about topics your children are studying at our school or in SRE, using the ebooks for your spiritual reading and prayer, or simply establishing relationships with other parishioners who wish to become intentional disciples.

Our parish just got “FORMED”—so now what do I do?
1.       Go to any device you like (tablet, smart phone, computer, etc.)
2.       Take the code that we will give you at Mass.
* It’s on the poster in the narthex and at the other entrances.
* It’s on the business cards also in the narthex.
* You can even call the parish office to ask for it, if you need.
3.       Go to the website:  formed.org
4.       Scroll down to where it says, “Does your parish already have FORMED?”
5.       Enter our code and hit submit.
6.       Enter the information to create your account.  You’ll use this information to log on for future sessions from all of your devices (no need for separate accounts).
7.       You’re ready to go!

If you need assistance, check out this step-by-step guide to FORMED:  CLICK HERE. You will receive the code the weekend of Feb. 27/28.

For technical support, click on “ParishCare” underneath “My Account”.
For all parish-level questions, contact Chad Grube at chad@stpatrick-kokomo.org or call (765) 452-6021 ext. 324.
We’re committed to putting the best tools available in our parishioners’ hands; it is now left up to you to use those resources to follow Christ more closely and to seek to be truly FORMED.

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

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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

“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*