“…love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 14:34-35
Please join us at St. Patrick Church by putting your gifts and talents to work, spreading God’s love through service. Some of our closest relationships can be formed through service alongside one another as we love and care for our Parish and community. Discover how ministry through service can enliven your faith.
Each week, teams of parishioners gather on Thursday mornings to clean the Church. There are four teams of people and they are scheduled once a month. Duties include vacuuming, dusting, and keeping the music books in order. Contact the Parish Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Every season, a team of people meet to decorate the altar and Church for the various celebrations of the liturgical year. Regular upkeep of the sanctuary, flowers, and decorations are provided throughout the year. Contact Marge Korn at email@example.com for more information.
St. Patrick’s Parish serves as a support parish for the Family Promise Organization of Southern Chester County. Four weeks out of the year, parishioners assist families in the Family Promise Program as needed: providing dinners and company, running errands and doing chores, etc. for those who may be in need. Contact Jean O’Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Each week, parish greeters provide a welcoming spirit at the weekend liturgies. The job consists of giving each person entering Mass a big smile and greeting that says, “Welcome!” Greeters are asked to arrive twenty minutes prior to each Mass and to welcome all who enter. Contact Laura Finn at email@example.com for more information.
Hospitality (Coffee & Donuts Team) Ministry
This ministry focuses on the welcoming and hospitality experience of our parishioners by offering a faith based gathering opportunities to meet and enjoy each other’s company. We offer coffee and donuts on the 1st Sunday of each month/ All dates are published in the church bulletin. We welcome all parishioners to come out and volunteer or just meet your neighbors.
Knights of Columbus
The St. Patrick Knights of Columbus are part of the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world with over 2 million members. Our common bond is our devotion to the Catholic faith and our brotherhood in Christ. Our guiding principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Practicing Catholic men 18 years of age and older are welcome to join us. Here at St. Patrick’s the Knights provide assistance to the parish and all within it in a variety of ways. Contact Brian Eyre at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ladies of St. Patrick
The Ladies of St. Patrick are one of the original organizations of our parish. They promote the spiritual well-being of the parish community through devotion, social, and service activities. Contact Marianne Jennings at email@example.com for more information.
Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions, Saint Patrick Parish will be offering the Our Lady of Fatima Pilgrim Statue for home devotion and family prayer throughout the year 2017. You can welcome the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima into your home for a one week visit (Sunday to Sunday) and take advantage of this special time with Our Lady to gather your family together to pray the Rosary each day (as Our Lady asked us to do). You can also invite your friends and neighbors too! Click here to sign up for a week of this special ministry, or contact Susan Hammaker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our St. Patrick’s Ushers are present for each of the weekend Masses. Ushers assist with the collection and presentation of the gifts. In addition, they assist people to their pews as needed and distribute the bulletins at the end of Mass. Contact Mark Holder at email@example.com for more information.
Wedding Rehearsal Ministry
The volunteers in this ministry conduct the wedding rehearsals for those couples scheduled to be married at St. Patrick’s. Rehearsals are usually held at 5:30 on Friday evenings. All aspects of the wedding liturgy are reviewed during the rehearsal. In addition to being present at the rehearsal, these volunteers are also at the church on the wedding day to set up, assist the bridal party and guests, and then clean up. Contact Marge Korn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The role of the Welcoming Committee is to extend a warm welcome to our new parishioners by providing a phone call, welcome packet of information, or an invitation to attend a parish social event. The goal is to help new parishioners connect with one another and provide an opportunity to learn more about the St. Patrick community. Contact Anne Williams at email@example.com for more information.