Monday, June 18, 2018

Seeking Seed Planters


Jesus gives a beautiful image of a man who plants seed and slowly it sprouts, grows and produces fruit, and He “knows not how.” I wonder if we stop and think about the seeds that are planted and grow within our Parish. Seeds are planted, and we know not how they grow, but only see the fruit they bear.

Review the Pastoral Council Missions and Chairpersons listed below, and the Ministries within each Mission and see where God may be calling you to serve Him. The truth is that each one of us is packed with unbelievable potential that God wants to bring to fruition. He wants to bring forth from our lives glorious blessings for our Parish. All we must do is allow Him to work.

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Parish Missions and Ministries
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Evangelization
Education
Pastoral
Liturgy
Social Concerns & Outreach

View Fr. Carroll's Reflection
"Branching Out Into the World"

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Capital Campaign - June 2018



CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LINKS


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Campaign CornerWeekly Bulletin Features
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 CAMPAIGN PLEDGE CARD
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(Print Card, place it in Envelope and put into 
Collection Basket at Mass or Mail to:
St. Patrick Church
219 S. Beaver Street
York, PA 17401)


Why are we having a Capital Campaign?
What are the 3 Phases of our Campaign?
How Can You help Your Parish?

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and God!

When you love someone, you want to be a part of their life. Love seeks a union of heart, mind, soul, and life with your beloved.

Reflect upon how God feels about us, His Beloved Sons and Daughters. Think of how Jesus felt hanging on the Cross, the love He has for us.

The Eucharist is a simple, but genius means for God to provide us a way to come into communion with Him, to join with Him, to become more like Him. 

The Eucharist is everything.  It’s all things, the fullness of Life, Love, Eternal Salvation, Mercy, Grace, Happiness, etc. Simply put, the Eucharist IS God.  Therefore, the Eucharist is all that God is.

The Eucharist is the only way in which we truly receive Jesus fully into our body and soul, as Saint Paul says, we have “a participation in the blood of Christ…” and “a participation in the body of Christ…”

The precious Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist is not a mere symbol – it is God, in the flesh. It is the ultimate Fatherly hug and embrace, the ultimate act of Love. His Kiss, a sacrament in which He gives us His total self, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.

When you receive the Eucharist, envision Jesus embracing you and giving you all that you need from the inside out. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Presence - The Mystery of the Eucharist

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Prepare for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Every week, we gather for Mass and take part in an astounding miracle: the miracle of God giving His very self to us in the Eucharist. However, it can be difficult to fully appreciate this gift we receive.
Presence is a beautiful three-part video series that explores the mystery of God’s love for us expressed in the Eucharist. It will leave you with a true understanding and love for the Mass.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Capital Campaign - May 2018"


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May 27, 2018


May 20, 2018
Very Good News!
Presentation on May 17, was approved by the
Diocese's College of Consultors on May 18, 2018
Expect to see work begin in JUNE - Yay!


May 13, 2018

May 06, 2018

 CAMPAIGN PLEDGE CARD
(Click Here)

(Print Card, place it in Envelope and put into 
Collection Basket at Mass or Mail to:
St. Patrick Church
219 S. Beaver Street
York, PA 17401)


Why are we having a Capital Campaign?
What are the 3 Phases of our Campaign?
How Can You help Your Parish?

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Most Holy Trinity


Every time we make the Sign of the Cross, at the beginning of every prayer, at Mass, when Blessing ourselves, we are invoking and putting ourselves within the Love of the Holy Trinity.
God is a Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is the happiest of families. They are totally united in divine love for each other.
"God is love": We are saying God's very being is love, therefore there must be a Lover, a Beloved, and the Love they share.  A Trinity of Persons.
St Bernard describes it this way: The Father is the Kisser, The Son is the Kissed, and the Holy Spirit is the Kiss they share.
We were made by a power of Love. And our lives are meant to be lived in this love. The Power of this love is demonstrated by the fact that we are all here.
The Trinity’s Love is not selfish or self-centered. Their Love is sacrificial, and therefore Redemptive, and changes lives.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pentecost Sunday

"Come Holy Spirit, come in my heart.  Sweet Holy Spirit filled with Your Love!
The Holy Spirit is the fire of Love that comes out of my Father and Me. It enters the heart of those who open themselves to receive Our blessings with sincerity. 

"Come to me and accept me; and I will put into you through My Spirit a new life which will give you purity and satisfaction and give you the kind of life you have always longed for and never had."
The Holy Spirit has declared to us that we have been given everything that the Father has given to Jesus.  Just as Jesus is the Beloved Son of the Father, we too are the Beloved Sons and Daughters of God and His Favor rests on us.
Each one of us is Precious in God's eyes.  It is a gift given to us out of great Love.  God says, no proof needed - I just love you.  I have been trying to find you more than you have been trying to find me.  I know you need Me, but I want you to know that I need you as well.
I send you My Spirit, so you can know and feel My love and truly Become My Son or Daughter.  Become like Me the Father - Love like Me, Show Mercy like Me, Forgive like Me.
Listen to the voice within you that says: "I have called you by name.  You are mine and I am yours.  You are my Beloved, on you My favors rests."
 This unique gift of the Holy Spirit is offered in its fullness to everyone. It is given in proportion to each person’s readiness to receive it.  By the favors it bestows, it is our hope for the future, the light of our minds, and the splendor that illuminates our understanding.
The Holy Spirit is like a fountain that flows
always inside our hearts and our spirits.