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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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*****Liturgy Participation Schedule for Jul. 1 – Sep. 24, 2017:  Liturgy Schedule July 1-September 24***

Liturgical Dates 2016 – 2017 (Cycle A)

Liturgy Manual – For all who assist at Sacred Liturgies*

Interested in Serving at Mass?  Please  contact the parish office, 452-6021.

Liturgical Training Presentation

Guardians of the Sacred Mysteries

Pandemic Plan

The New Translation of the Roman Missal (2011)
Visit the page for many resources including a slide show presentation with audio and bulletin inserts

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Low Gluten Hosts Available
We have a supply of gluten free hosts that we can use for those who suffer from caelic disease. If you have been diagnosed with CD or know someone who has, please call the parish office in advance so that we can make arrangements for you to receive the Body of Christ from these special hosts! Once the initial contact has been made, we will provide you with a routine process to be able to receive these hosts at Mass.  Read more about Low Gluten Hosts

The Reception of Communion
Please note that anyone unable to receive Communion for any reason is still warmly invited to come forward in the Communion procession with arms folded across the chest to receive a blessing from the priest or extraordinary minister of Holy Communion. Please join in the procession and pray for unity in Christ.

The following is taken verbatim from an official 1996 statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It is included in its entirety in many missalettes and worship aids.

For Catholics
As Catholics, we fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when we receive Holy Communion. We are encouraged to receive Communion devoutly and frequently. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, participants should not be conscious of grave sin and normally should have fasted for one hour. A person who is conscious of grave sin is not to receive the Body and Blood of the Lord without prior sacramental confession, except for a grave reason where there is no opportunity for confession. In this case, the person is to be mindful of the obligation to make an act of perfect contrition, including the intention of confessing as soon as possible (canon 916). A frequent reception of the Sacrament of Penance is encouraged for all.

For our fellow Christians
We welcome our fellow Christians to this celebration of the Eucharist as our brothers and sisters. We pray that our common baptism and the action of the Holy Spirit in this Eucharist will draw us closer to one another and begin to dispel the sad divisions which separate us. We pray that these will lessen and finally disappear, in keeping with Christ’s prayer for us “that they may all be one” (Jn 17:21).

Because Catholics believe that the celebration of the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness of faith, life, and worship, members of those churches with whom we are not yet fully united are ordinarily not admitted to Holy Communion. Eucharistic sharing in exceptional circumstances by other Christians requires permission according to the directives of the diocesan bishop and the provisions of canon law (canon 844 § 4). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urged to respect the discipline of their own Churches. According to Roman Catholic discipline, the Code of Canon Law does not object to the reception of communion by Christians of these Churches (canon 844 § 3).

For those not receiving Holy Communion
All who are not receiving Holy Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another.

For non-Christians
We also welcome  those who do not share our faith in Jesus Christ. While we cannot admit them to Holy Communion, we ask them to offer their prayers for the peace and the unity of the human family.