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A Message from Our Pastor

May 9, 2021

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

Do you like to read and hear about love stories? Well, this Sunday we have a great love story.

We hear Jesus tell us “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.” Jesus also commands us “Love one another.”

LOVE – unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another. We may not like the way someone acts or their lack of love to others but God loves them and wants them to follow His commands and pray they will repent and change.

We may think about all the people in our lives that we have loved, and do we still love them even in difficult times? Love may challenge us to have to say, I am sorry for how I treated you and I forgive you. Please try not to hurt me again. Love must be for real and not just words to make someone happy.

Today, Mother’s Day we think about how God wanted a man and a woman, out of love for each other to create a life called a child and to love that child forever. Yes, that includes diaper changing, sick nights, hearing “no I don’t want to do it,’ “Dad, I wrecked the car,” “I want, I want,” “Mom tell dad I need money,” etc., etc.

The beautiful Irish Song “A Mother’s Love is a Blessing” She may not be happy with us sometimes but she still loves us, prays for us and even when she is gone she tells God to bless us always.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and mothers to be. Today, we pray for you and especially those women who have already gone to heaven.


God Bless,
Fr. Larry Young 
Pastor of St. Patrick Church

Reservation needed for all masses and walk up distribution of
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Mass Sign up Information Changes

Dear St. Patrick Parishioners,

Please be advised, that beginning Monday, May 10, 2021 online reservations via Eventbrite for Daily, 7:30am Mass, Monday – Saturday only will no longer be required.

Volunteers will assist with seating and masks and social distancing are still mandated.  Hand sanitizing before entering the church is also still required.

Due to seating capacity restrictions still set in place, the Saturday Vigil Mass and all Masses on Sunday will still require an online reservation to attend Mass. Should the online registration show that a Mass time is sold out, empty seats may be available due to “no-shows”, but, please be advised that this is not guaranteed.

Also, beginning on Sunday, March 16, 2021, reservations for Walk-up Communion will no longer be required. Masks and proper Social Distancing still continue to remain in effect.

As we continue to transition to a less restrictive tier, the St. Patrick Pastoral Staff is working very hard to open up our Church, yet still keep our community safe for everyone. Let us all pray that soon we will all be able to come back to church at full capacity.

God Bless,
Fr. Larry Young
Pastor

Online Giving – Sacrificial Offerings

Your continued support to the parish with your weekly offering is still very much needed. A link is available online to support our parish and our ministries. Your gifts help continue to serve parishioners during this time of uncertainty. Please donate at www.tinyurl.com/stpdonation. Thank you and God Bless.