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Weekly #54

Constant Contact Message from 3/30/2021

Hello everybody!


Holy Week has begun. You are in my prayers as we journey this week with the Lord. I hope it is a time of encountering God’s peace for you and your family. May the blessings of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit be with you. 


Our Triduum and Easter masses and celebrations are full. This is a great blessing for our community, but may also be a source of angst for those who are unable to attend. I am sorry for the limitations. Our guiding principles are for safe and reverent worship. With social distancing requirements and in the attempt to have the largest number of people attend each service safely, the reservation system allows for designated seating locations six feet from others. Although good, it is not a perfect system and we are reviewing alternatives as we move forward. I do want to thank everyone who has been part of the process or has provided input. Thank you. 


It saddens me that we are still in the pandemic and that everyone who wants to celebrate Easter with us is unable to do so. Please accept my apologies. I know it is not the same, but we do have resources available for those who will celebrate at home which can be picked up in the gathering space and we will be streaming services. As I write this, there are also some openings at the 8:30 a.m. Easter Sunday mass at St. Boniface, if you would like to join Fr. Steven there. 


Thank you for your understanding, your engagement with our community, and for your faith. May God bring you through his passion and death to the joy of the resurrection and new life. God bless you!


Peace,


Fr. Jeff


Check out our website for contact info, information, updates, and bulletin.

stpatlou.org


Important Phone Numbers

Parish Office: 244-6083

School Office: 244-7083

Emergency Line for Sacramental Care: 244-6083 x 498

St. Patrick - Saint Vincent dePaul Conference: 244-6083 x 114

*Requests to the SVDP society are 100% confidential. Call if you or someone you know is in need. 


Parish Office Hours 

Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

*Parish office is closed on Good Friday


School Office Hours 

Monday thru Friday from 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. In-person learning Monday - Thursday.



Latest Triduum/Easter Information/Calendar


  • Holy Thursday Mass has reached maximum capacity.
  • Good Friday service has reached maximum capacity. 
  • Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday Masses have reached maximum capacity. 
  • Triduum services and Easter Sunday Mass at 10:00 a.m. live stream on YouTube.


Wednesday, March 31

Divine Mercy Confessions at 6:30 p.m.


Holy Thursday, April 1 

Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 p.m.

*Live stream on YouTube

Eucharistic Adoration in the church following Mass until 10:00 p.m.


Good Friday, April 2 

Stations of the Cross and Divine Mercy Novena at 3:00 p.m. (live stream only) 

Celebration of the Passion of the Lord at 7:00 p.m. 

*Live stream on YouTube 


Holy Saturday, April 3 

Divine Mercy Novena at 3:00 p.m. (in-person & live stream) 

Easter Vigil (including Rites of Christian Initiation) at 8:30 p.m.

*Live stream on YouTube 


Easter Sunday, April 4 

Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and Noon (no Sunday evening Mass)

*Only 10:00 a.m. Mass live stream on YouTube 

Divine Mercy Novena at 3:00 p.m. (in-person & live stream) 


Easter Monday, April 5

Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 p.m. (live stream only)

 

April 6, Tuesday

Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 p.m. (in-person and live stream)

 

April 7, Wednesday

Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 p.m. (in-person and live stream)

Confessions - begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. 

*Additional locations for confessions can be found on www.archlou.org

 

April 8, Thursday

Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 p.m. (in-person and live stream)

 

April 9, Friday

Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 p.m. (in-person and live stream)

 

April 10, Saturday

Divine Mercy Novena - 3:00 p.m. (live stream only)

 

April 11, Divine Mercy Sunday

2:30 p.m. Rosary

3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena (seat reservations required on ChurchReserve beginning 3/21

*No confessions will be heard on this day


Highlights


Summer Maintenance Help Needed at Patrick: If you or someone you know is interested in working with our maintenance team from late May to early August, please contact Dave Naber, Business Manager at 244-6083 or dnaber@stpatlou.org.


Backroom Tour of St. Patrick Church on April 19 from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Follow the lead of an experienced guide team on a fascinating tour of the interior spaces of St. Patrick Church. Learn about all of the symbolism contained in the ceiling, floor, walls, windows, chapel, baptismal font, and more. See all adjacent rooms and learn about their function in the fulfillment of our sacred liturgies. Attendees will be required to pass a temperature check, wear masks throughout the tour, observe physical distancing, and be sanitized. Tickets are limited due to physical distancing requirements. Contact Tim Grove at 502-719-0362 or tgrove@stpatlou.org to register.


Estate Planning Virtual Webinar on April 21 at 1:00 p.m.: The Office of Mission Advancement at the Archdiocese of Louisville and St. Patrick Church is co-sponsoring a free Estate Planning Webinar with a local expert, Stuart Green. All parishioners are invited to this informative presentation. REGISTER HERE or https://www.archlou.org/PG-WEBINAR/). Reservations are limited to the first 30 people. Please call Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at (502) 244-6083 or Melody Denson at the Mission Advancement Office at 502-585-3291, ext. 1117 if you have any questions. over how you can protect your family and still give to the church.  


Communicating Across Divides: How to Talk About Difficult Issues on Thursday, April 22 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Miles Meeting Room(located off main church entrance past the school doors). Many of us deeply feel the divisiveness of our time. We long to have bridge-building conversations about polarizing issues and yet when we try, we end up frustrated, angry, and wondering how "they" (whoever "they" are) can possibly believe what they believe, say what they're saying, support who or what they support. Not knowing how to navigate these conversations is particularly painful when “they” are people we love. This workshop will help you...


  • Identify ways to maintain connection so that both parties have a chance to speak honestly and be heard
  • Move from “us” and “them” to a greater sense of shared vision
  • Cultivate win-win conversations


This two-hour workshop will be led by Cory Lockhart. Cory is a teacher, artist, public speaker, and peacemaker. She facilitates classes and workshops for teens and adults on nonviolence and nonviolent communication and also helps groups to navigate difficult conversations. Cory was the 2016 recipient of the Ursuline Sisters of Louisville Angeline Award. Cory will introduce participants to the Nonviolent/Compassionate Communication (NVC) framework, which explores strategies for finding connection across divides, while standing firmly in our own values and integrity. Due to "Safe at Worship" protocols, which includes physical distancing, in-person attendance is limited to the first 14 registrants. Additional registrants may join virtually. Contact Tim Grove at tgrove@stpatlou.org or

(502) 719-0362 to register. There is no fee. Sponsored by St. Patrick's Issues Forums Team.


Blood Drive on Sunday, April 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Celtic Center: Knights of Columbus in conjunction with the American Red Cross will host another Blood Drive. Donors must register and have an appointment HERE. We will take temperatures of all donors as they enter the Celtic Center, all donors and staff will wear face masks, practice social distancing, and follow all COVID related safety protocols.

Praying Together


Please use the ChurchReserve system for your Sunday seating at the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Reservations close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday (the night before). There are several ways you can help: bring only those you signed up to attend and if you have to cancel, please call the parish office at 244-6083 to let us know so we can give your seats to others. Thank you!


Mass: 

Saturday - 5:00 p.m.*

Sunday - 8:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.*

Monday - 5:00 p.m.*

Tuesday - Friday - 8:00 a.m.*

*Streamed Masses


Mass streaming live and archived on:

YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU9INPfZLjina1jNiz8hGpg)


Reconciliation: 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. If you would like to set up a private appointment with one of our priests, please call the Parish Office (502-244-6083).


Eucharistic Adoration: First Tuesday of each month from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


Sign up to receive daily emails at familyrenewalproject.com that includes a daily recording of the rosary, daily reflections, and either the prayer of petition or prayer of thanksgiving.


Serving Together


Serving the Suffering Christ: As we enter Holy Week and celebrate Palm Sunday, let us reflect on how our Lord suffered from our indifference: those who proclaimed him king of Jerusalem were the same who called to crucify him. We recognize we are all one human family. Are we contributing to the suffering of our sisters and brothers with our indifference to their realities? How does our faith inspire us to care for them and share the gifts that God has bestowed on us? To donate to the Rice Bowl online via Pushpay, click HERE and choose Rice Bowl fund.


40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign: Thanks to all who stood in prayer as a witness to the dignity of human life, most especially the vulnerable unborn. You can change the world, one LIFE at a time!



Joining Together 


Youth Ministry: Details and sign-ups for events at Youth Ministry Website

Contact Information: Youth Office (502) 244-6083 ext. 102

Jonna O’Bryan at jobryan@stpatlou.org

Birgit Zepf at bzepf@stpatlou.org

Madison Whitehouse at mwhitehouse@stpatlou.org


Jr. High Youth Ministry- Hiking at Beckley Creek Park: Join us for a hike/walk on Sunday, April 11 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Beckley Creek Park. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the William F. Miles Community Garden and pick up at 3:00 p.m. at the PNC Achievement Center parking lot. We will follow the Louisville Loop and explore a few side trails along the way. Details and the sign-ups are on the Youth Ministry Website.


Jr. High Youth Ministry Leadership Team: Now forming the Jr. High Youth Ministry Leadership team. Looking for students who want to learn some leadership skills and put those skills to work. This summer we will hold several leadership training sessions where we will begin to plan our 2021/2022 school year Youth Ministry calendar.


Hand In Hand Ministries and Youth Ministry Join Forces to Provide our 7th and 8th Grade Students the Louisville Urban Immersion Experience: We will work at the Hand In Hand Urban Immersion location in the Portland area, the heart of downtown Louisville. We are partnering with a diverse group that wants to work together to achieve a common goal of bridging the gap of poverty in various areas in Louisville by creating conversation, enhancing the community, and building lasting relationships in our city. Sign-up Youth Ministry Website.


  • 8th grade students attend on April 9, 12 and 16. 
  • 7th grade students attend on April 19, 23 and 26.


Celtic Athletic Ministry (CAM) Newsletter: Stay up to date on the latest athletics news, including sign-ups for sports and other important information CAM Newsletter.

Giving Together


Stewardship 3-28-21

Weekly Budget

Stewardship YTD

Budget YTD

Over(Under)

$15,807

$38,750

$1,193,086

$1,336,000

($142,914)


Stewardship: Thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure with St. Patrick. We appreciate your generosity! You can find forms and links for your 2021-22 stewardship online giving submission via our website https://stpatlou.org/stewardshiprenewalOr you can return the hard copy form in the return envelope that was included in your renewal packets mailed last week. *If you are currently using online giving via Pushpay and there are no changes to your stewardship gift of treasure, no action is needed. If you have questions about your stewardship gifts, ministry offerings and online giving, contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at (502) 244-6083 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org.


Memorial Brick:  We invite you to build upon our legacy at St. Patrick by participating in our beautiful Memorial Celtic Cross. You can commemorate your time here, whether it be to honor your family, a baptism, graduation, marriage, deceased family members, a favorite scripture verse, ministry, or team. Become a part of our history and leave a lasting impression on the place we love to call home! All checks are payable to the St. Patrick School Foundation and donations are tax deductible. Contact Lynne Marshall, Director of Engagement at (502) 244-6083 or lmarshall@stpatlou.org.


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