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A Message from Our Pastor

October 17, 2021

Dear People of St. Patrick Parish,

Pride is inordinate self-esteem and a superior attitude to everyone else.

Sin originated with Lucifer, the Archangel thinking he was superior to God who created him, result sin comes into play. He and the Angles who sided with him go to hell and seek others to join them.

Sin for humans began when Lucifer tempted Eve to disobey God, telling her she could be as smart and powerful as God who made her. Eve believed His lie and also led Adam her
husband into sin, and guess what, sin is still here and often times a result of pride.

In the Gospel today, the Apostles, James and John sneak off to Jesus and ask that they be put ahead of the other ten apostles and that they are so great, they should have this honor.

Well, the other apostles became indignant at James and John and Jesus had to tell them, that was not acceptable in His way of life.

Jesus tells them that He did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a
ransom for many.

How many times does our pride cause us to sin and disobey God?

1. No one can tell me what to do!

2. I am better than you and so I can judge you and gossip about you!

3. I deserve things for me and you don’t!

4. You don’t deserve the things you have and I do so, I will steal your things!

5. I don’t need to help you, you must help me, for I am great!

Let us remember that people like this, unless they repent and seek God’s mercy will be with Lucifer and His friends in hell forever. Not a happy picture.

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

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Mask Mandate

FROM THE DIOCESE OF OAKLAND: In compliance with the new order issued today for all Bay Area Counties, masks are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status, effective midnight, August 2, 2021. Masks will be required for entrance into the church, school and office for all services and meetings. For more information, go to the Contra Costa County Health. https://www.coronavirus.cchealth.org/

2021-2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

CHILDREN FAITH FORMATION, EDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY, YOUTH MINISTRY, & CONFIRMATION JOURNEY PROGRAM

Registration is available here our parish website www.stpatrickrodeo.org and in the Parish Office. We missed you all and we are planning to to have classes/sessions in person. For more information regarding any of these programs, please contact us at 510-799-4434 or via email ffe@stpatrickrodeo.org.

Children Faith Formation (Preschool – 5th Grade)
Classes Thursdays (5:45pm – 7:00pm)
Parent’s Meeting: September 23, 2021 (6pm – 7pm) @ St. Patrick Church
First day of class: October 7, 2021 @ St. Patrick School
Calendar

Edge Middle School Ministry (6th, 7th, & 8th Grade)
Classes Thursdays (5:30pm – 7:00pm)
Parent’s Meeting: September 23, 2021 (6pm – 7pm) @ St. Patrick Church
First day of class: October 7, 2021 @ St. Patrick Parish Hall
Calendar

Youth Ministry/LifeTeen (High School)
Classes Sundays (3:30pm – 5:00pm)
A Prerequisite for Confirmation
Parent’s Meeting: September 30, 2021 (6pm – 7pm) @ St. Patrick Church
First day of class: October 10, 2021 @ St. Patrick Parish Hall
Calendar

Confirmation Journey (High School)
Sessions Sundays (1:30pm – 3:00pm)
Must successfully complete at least 1yr of Youth Ministry
Parent’s Meeting: September 12, 2021 (1:30pm – 3pm) @ St. Patrick Church
First day of class: September 19, 2021 @ St. Patrick Church
Calendar

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.