Saint Patrick Church News
Grace and peace to all parishioners of St. Patrick,
Let me say first: I miss you all terribly. It sure is lonely without everyone. Please be assured that I do keep you close in my heart and in my prayers.
As we all know by now that all liturgical services have been cancelled until further notice. There are no Masses scheduled, no Penance Services, or any other social gatherings in our parish. I do encourage you to watch Mass on television on Sunday. The bishop is celebrating Sunday Mass that is televised at 11 am. You can also watch EWTN for their Masses daily or other Masses on the diocesan website: www.dioceseaj.org
We continue to publish our weekly bulletin and you can read it online: Click here for the church bulletin.
Also watch this website for updates.
I am so appreciative of many parishioners who know we have to keep things going here in the parish. We have been receiving offertory envelopes in the mail or through the mail slot of the front door of the rectory. I really appreciate everyone thinking of the church and invite anyone else who is able to do so to do the same.
What about SCRIP? Why, YES, it is still available because we still need our groceries! Ginny Bowman will continue to take SCRIP orders if you call her, 695-8244. She will arrange to deliver it to your home or have it picked up here at the rectory. Ginny is also in charge of our Social Ministry so if times get difficult for you or someone you know please call her if you need groceries. We have some to share due to the weekly generosity of so many of you.
I know these days are difficult for all. Please make daily prayer a priority. If the weather cooperates, get outside, stay active. Please check up on family members and neighbors regularly by phone or "social distance." I am expected to say Mass daily in private and I keep all of you with me every time.
God Bless you all with health and peace. Pray!
- Fr. Allen
Please note: This message was sent home to parishioners the last week of March. It has been updated to reflect new information since that time and edited for brevity. News and events are subject to further changes. Please contact the rectory with any questions.
Saint Patrick School News
Registration is available for our 100th year (1920-2020)!
Ethics. Honor. Morals. Values. Pre-K through 8th Grade.
At this time, the school is following the guidelines of Flex Days given by the state so we can fulfill our 180 days of the school year. Teachers and students are working hard through online assignments and packets. Keep up the good work!