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2022-2023 Religious Education Program

July 29, 2022

Dear St. Patrick Religious Education Parents and Students,

I am writing to you to begin the process of providing for your family to register and prepare to continue to educate and to be educated in the Catholic faith.

Classes for St. Patrick Faith Formation, Edge Middle School Ministry along with Youth Ministry and the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is now open for enrollment for the 2022 – 2023 school year.

Please complete the registration form to enroll your children and to continue the promises made on the day of their Baptism.

To register, simply click on the link below:

Student Registration Form (stpatrickrodeo.org)

or use the QR code below.

St. Patrick Parish was established as a Parish on July 23, 1923, one hundred years ago. This year we are so proud to continue the work of educating our children in our Catholic faith and we want you to join us.

God Bless,
Fr. Larry Young

A Message from Our Pastor

August 07, 2022

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

Psalm 33 today, “Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.”

Yes, we are the people created by God, blessed by God, accepted into the family of God by our Baptism.

We need faith to help us cope with difficult times in our lives. The reading about Abraham today shows how God rewarded his Faith in God.

Jesus, in the Gospel today, tells us to always be prepared to face God because we do not know the hour when we will die.

As Catholics, we have the Sacrament of Reconciliation to take away our sins, we have the ability to make a perfect Act of Contrition and be saved.

Sometimes we think we will live forever and so we keep sinning and at the last moment say, I am sorry and go right to heaven. That is a very high risk that we should not take.

I want to thank all of you for your patience with the difficult announcement I had to make last weekend. I thank you also for your prayers for the Parish. As I write this letter on Monday, August 1st, I have no new news to share with you. The Diocese of Oakland has shared the information with the Contra Costa Sheriff’s office. Please note, the Catholic Church does not try to hide difficult situations like this. Lord be with our Parish at this time.

God Bless,
Fr. Larry Young


Mass Intentions 2023

The 2023 Mass Intention Book is now open

  • Mass Intentions can be made during office hours from 9:00am-3:00pm.
  • Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • To better serve our parish community and to have Masses available throughout the 2023 year. Mass Intentions will be limited to 10 Masses per household. Pending availability of Masses during the year, the Parish Office will announce if additional Masses per household or individuals can be made. For now, at the opening of the 2023 Mass Intention Book, only 10 per household will be allowed.
  • The Mass Intention Form is available in the parish office, in the literature rack in the Church and online via our website, www.stpatrickrodeo.org
  • Mass intentions can only be submitted in person, or by mail and must include both your completed form and payment.

Mask Mandate

FROM THE DIOCESE OF OAKLAND: In compliance with the revised Mask Mandate, the mask requirement for Contra Costa County has been lifted. If you are vaccinated, you are not required to wear mask. If you are not vaccinated you must wear a mask. For more information, go to the Contra Costa County Health. https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/