With summer – coupled with newfound freedoms from our Provincial Government soon to be officially here – all of our parish families (especially the schoolchildren) are getting ready to experience a new routine of life. While much uncertainty surrounds what awaits us in the not-too-distant future, one thing is for sure: from family holidays to kids camps or just plain old taking it easy at home and enjoying family BBQ’s – everyone is looking forward to this July and August!
Please click here for more information on volunteering opportunities!
“For this I was born and for this I came into the world – to testify to the Truth. Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my Voice.” – Jn 18: 37
St. Patrick History:
-Tuesday to Saturday: 9 AM
Please use Office doors to enter the Church.
The Sacrament of Confession will NOT be offered during July. Please contact one of our sister Parishes to receive this Sacrament.
Sacrament of Confession will resume on July 27 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
We will NOT have Adoration during summer months.
Adoration will resume in September!
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Matthew 28:19
Holy Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the gateway to life in the Spirit, and the door which gives access to the other sacraments. Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated into the Church and made sharers in her mission: “Baptism is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the word”.
WE ARE CURRENTLY REVISING OUR BAPTISMAL PREPARATION PROGRAM. BOOKINGS FOR BAPTISM CELEBRATIONS WILL RESUME IN SEPTEMBER.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE YOUR CHILD BAPTIZED EARLIER, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF OUR SISTER PARISHES.
REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN WITH THE FIRST CLASS BECOMING AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER.
INFANT AND CHILDREN BAPTISM
1. Register with the Parish. Please click here to register with the Parish. (If you are already registered with the Parish, we ask you to complete this step anyway so that we can keep our records up to date).
2. Register your child to receive the Sacrament of Baptism. Please click here to register your Child.
→ If one parent is not Roman Catholic please download the Consent to Baptism here, complete it and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
– John 2-: 21-23
Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”
– Luke 22: 19-20
Children in grade 2 and up who have been baptized or made the Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church can register for the Sacrament Preparation Program. This is a combined program. First Reconciliation must be completed before First Communion.
Currently, Sacrament Preparation is online.
REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent to them Peter and John, who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit; for it had not yet fallen on any of them, but they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then they laid their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.
– Acts 8:14-17
Those who receive Confirmation are given a special grace to profess the faith. By Confirmation they are enriched with the gifts of the Holy Spirit and are more closely linked to the Catholic Church. They are made strong soldiers of Christ, and so they are more firmly obliged by word and deed to be faithful witnesses of Christ, spreading and defending the Catholic faith.
Children in grade 6 and up who have been baptized or made a Profession of Faith in the Catholic Church, have already received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, can register for the Sacrament Preparation Program.
Currently, Sacrament Preparation is online.
REGISTRATONS ARE NOW CLOSSED
The sacraments of Christian initiation – Baptism, Confirmation, and the Eucharist – lay the foundations of every Christian life. The sharing in the divine nature given to men through the grace of Christ bears a certain likeness to the origin, development, and nourishing of natural life. The faithful are born anew by Baptism, strengthened by the sacrament of Confirmation, and receive in the Eucharist the food of eternal life. By means of these sacraments of Christian initiation, they thus receive in increasing measure the treasures of the divine life and advance toward the perfection of charity.
– CCC 1212
RCIA is mainly geared towards people who have never been baptized or who have little or no experience of the Church and who are looking to grow closer to God and want to become members of the Church founded by Christ.
“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
– Matthew 19:6
The sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives the spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life.
Engaged couples are asked to contact the parish to begin the preparation process.
A minimum of four to six months notice is required to allow time for marriage preparation courses and for planning the wedding liturgy.
“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” – James 5: 14-15
Families are encouraged to contact the parish office as early as possible on behalf of those who are ill, so that we can minister to our sick during their time of illness. The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick may also be celebrated more than once with those who are seriously ill.
Should a loved one be close to their final hours, please give them the grace of receiving their ‘Last Rites’.
“I AM the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.”
— John 11:25-26
A Catholic funeral provides hope at what is often one of the bleakest times. It is an act of thanksgiving to God for the gift of the life of the person who has died. It also offers hope and consolation to those left behind. Through his death and Resurrection, Jesus Christ made it possible for us to share in the reward of Heaven.
After a loved one has passed away, we suggest you first contact a funeral home. You can advise them your desire for a Catholic funeral, and they will help you to help make the arrangements.
The lambs of St. Patrick's:
St. Patrick’s Parish offers its parishioners a great way to grow in faith by becoming a lamb of St. Patrick’s. As a ‘lamb’ you will receive an email on a weekly basis with a link to a short video based upon ‘Truths’ rooted in the Sacred Scriptures, the Magisterium of the Church and the Living Tradition of our Faith.
In addition to receiving weekly spiritual nourishment by being a ‘lamb of St. Patrick’, many other avenues for Faith seeking Understanding will be made available to you. Sign up below to become a lamb of St. Patrick’s.
Faith Formation Resources:
Catholic Bibles studies and faith programs help us to strengthen our relationship with God. While we study the bible and learn more about our Catholic faith, we gain better understanding of God and His plan for our salvation.
All these tools help us better understand His teachings and provides us with tools for our daily lives. Please click below for current Bible Studies, to access Formed.org or to find catholic resources for your family.
Are you looking for a way to serve the Lord?
There is a place for you here in St. Patrick’s Parish, and we’d love to help you take the next step into participating in our Parish Community.
At St. Patrick’s, community takes place — every day — because of ministries and volunteering teams that share their particular skills and gifts.
Click below to join one of the Active Parish Ministries in our Parish, or click on Volunteering Opportunities to join one of the teams that support our Mass Celebrations.
How to Volunteer
If you are interested in becoming a St. Patrick’s disciple (volunteer), you must be registered with our parish, fill the in the Volunteering Package forms and choosing a volunteering opportunity,
The Diocese has established several measures to protect children, parishioners, volunteers, and seniors to create a safe environment:
All clergy, employees and volunteers serving the vulnerable must provide Vulnerable Sector Police Information checks. A defined process of interviews and reference checks help affirm a candidate for any position. (Only if working with children, youth, and seniors).
All clergy, employees and volunteers are required to participate in orientation and the Safe Environment training. Training will be provided in the Parish and online.
This code of conduct creates the structure to develop and implement uniform guidelines for appropriate behaviour of all religious and lay persons involved in ministries and other activities.
Please click on “Volunteering Opportunities” and choose the team you want to join, afterwards download the “Volunteering Package” and fill in the forms.
Please scan the forms and send them to: email@example.com or bring them to the office. Thank you!”
Tuesday to Friday, 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM (noon).
Every donation is a blessing to our parish!
We now offer Automatic Debit or Credit Card Donations, for ease of mind and use. Please consider setting up a monthly amount for automatic debit or Credit Card payments. This form of contribution helps us plan for the future as we budget expenses.
Your generosity has enabled us to begin the process of getting back on our feet and ministering once again to the families of St. Patrick's. With your support so far, we have kept the lights on, crafted a new website, begun to create our online faith formation videos and continued with Sacrament Preparation. But we still need your help as there is so much to do!
Every donation, no matter the amount, makes an impact and helps us to grow as a community. We are thankful for any financial gift and most especially your prayers for our ongoing mission of service.