From my stepfather Phil’s hospitalization last Monday and death on Tuesday to his funeral yesterday, this has been one of the most difficult weeks of my life. It has also been one of the most graced. I cannot express deeply enough how profoundly grateful I am for the many kind words and prayers you have shared, as well as, my thanks for the many of you who came to the funeral home, offered food and other assistance, and stepped up to welcome Phil’s family and friends following the funeral at the rectory. A special word of thanks to the staff and Fr. Steven for all of their support, which allowed me to be with Mom as often as she needed me. Thank you, all!
Over the past year, I have been grateful for the service and leadership of the Pastoral Council and the School Board. In particular, my gratitude is extended to those members who have extended their terms to provide stability and continuity in these uncertain times. We are moving forward with a transition for some new members this year. If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for a three year term to these important groups, please do so with the hard copy forms at the welcome desk or through these links (School Board and Pastoral Council).
We also had a moment of great celebration and joy this week as our School and PREP second grade students celebrated First Communion. It was uplifting to see their excitement and anticipation for this significant step in their faith journeys. I congratulate them and thank their parents and all who had a hand in the celebration and preparation. It is also Derby week and I hope you have the winner! School is out on Oaks Day, the parish office will close at 2:00 p.m., and we won’t have the 5:00 p.m. Saturday Mass on May 1st. Life is precious and I hope you can experience joy when it comes. Prayers and thanks, again.
Here are the latest guidelines for Safe at Worship. Please note we are moving from a 4-seat separation to a 3-seat separation between households to allow for social distancing.
COVID-19 Updates for Weekend Masses
- Chairs are being added in church, St. Bridget and the Cry Room to allow for more seating
- Masks are to be worn throughout Mass
- Keep 3 seats between you and other households open to maintain social distancing guidelines
- Please ask ushers and staff for help if you are having difficulty finding a socially distanced seat
Check out our website for contact info, information, updates, and bulletin.
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.
School Office Hours
Monday thru Friday from 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. In-person learning Monday - Friday (½ day)
St. Patrick Catholic School Alumni Recognition: Each year the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) awards the prestigious John H. Morgan Scholarship to one high school senior at each of our 9 Catholic high schools. This year two of the honorees are St. Patrick Catholic School alumni! Congratulations to Claire Williams, '21 Presentation Academy, and Ethan Harned, '21 St. Xavier High School. The four criteria for the award are academic excellence, student engagement, demonstrated leadership, and community service. Join us in celebrating this proud moment for our distinguished Celtics!
2021-22 Pastoral Council/School Board Nominations: Now is the time to nominate yourself or someone you know to serve the parish and school on our Pastoral Council and School Board. The Pastoral Council is the advisory Board to the pastor. We have (3) openings for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that begins on July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. Members serve a three-year term and meet once a month.
The School Board serves in an advisory role to assist the Pastor and Principal on matters relating to school policies. We have (3) openings for the upcoming fiscal year. Members serve a three year term and meet seven times throughout the year.
OR hard copy forms located at the Welcome Desk. Please return the hard copies to the green box located at the Welcome Desk in the gathering space by Sunday, May 9. The drawings will take place on Pentecost Sunday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m. Mass. Contact the parish office if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your prayerful discernment and support of this process.
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.*
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.
The Knights of Columbus will be outside on the plaza the weekend of May 8/9 with information on how to participate.
Ordination of Deacon Quan: We are excited for the ordination of Deacon Quan who will be joining St. Patrick as Associate Pastor in June. Archbishop Joseph Kurtz will celebrate the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Quan Nguyen and Deacon Loi Pham on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. The people of the Archdiocese of Louisville are welcome and encouraged to view the livestream of this joyful celebration. To access the livestream, go to www.youtube.com and search for Cathedral of the Assumption Louisville, KY. For more information, contact Sr. Sarah Yungwirth in the Vocation Office at 471-2121.
Register Now for: Walking in My Shoes: A Challenge to Eradicate Racism: St. Patrick will host a five-part series on consecutive Thursdays in May/June to draw attention to the history of racism in our community, country, and world. We will be following a framework entitled “Walking in My Shoes,” which has the endorsement of Archbishop Kurtz and the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Office of Multicultural Ministries. Click HERE for the flyer that contains all the details.
May - The Month of Mary: We honor our Holy Mother in May. Follow the Children's Formation Facebook page to learn more about Mary and the tradition of crowning her with flowers. Parishioners can visit the St. Patrick Rosary Garden May 9-23 to leave a flower at Mary's feet.
Families with Young Children Ministry is hosting a Mom's Night Out at Board and Brush on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. Register HERE. Contact Susanna Means, a St. Patrick Preschool mom, with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism: If your child is approaching 2nd grade and you intend to have them celebrate and receive First Holy Communion with their class, it is important that you reach out to us if your child has not yet been baptized. Please contact Tammy Kessler, email@example.com. We can help you understand the process we follow and prepare your family for the sacrament.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Birgit Zepf at email@example.com
Madison Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Ladies “Go Bravely” Small Group: This gathering is for all young ladies who are incoming 8th - 10th graders for the 2021/2022 school year. These young ladies will be in for an awesome adventure into the heart of what it means to live as a vibrant and joyful young woman. This group will look at what really matters in life and invite all to a deeper relationship with Christ. Interested? Come and see what this group is all about at our informational session on June 9.
Regional Jr. High Youth Ministry Night At Malibu Jack’s, June 13: St. Patrick Youth Ministry will participate in this event with many other parishes in our region. All youth grades 6-8 are invited to join in the fun. The cost is $30 per person and includes: unlimited arcade games, unlimited Go-Karts, Mini Golf, Laser Tag, Spin Zone, XRider, Dark Ride, Wave Rider, Twist N’ Shout, Swinging Ship, and Bounce Beach.
- Activate Games- May
- Malibu Jacks- June
- “Go Bravely Small Group”- June/July
- Holiday World- July
- Jr. High Leadership Training- June/July
- Summer Days of Service- June/July/August
- Back to School Event- August
- 7th & 8th Grade Fall Mission Trip - October
- Nat’l Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC)-November
Celtic Athletic Ministry (CAM) Newsletter: Stay up to date on the latest athletics news, including sign-ups for sports and other important information at CAM Newsletter.
Stewardship: Thank you for sharing your gifts of time, talent and treasure. We appreciate your generosity! You can find forms and links for your 2021-22 stewardship online giving submission via our website https://stpatlou.org/stewardshiprenewal. Or you can return the hard copy form in the return envelope that was included in your renewal packets mailed the first week in March.*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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.