Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Oremus Session Postponed

Dear Sunday Oremus Friends,

We are postponing this evening’s Session.  The Weather is not good and a Winter Weather Advisory has just been issued for Snow and Ice.
We will meet again next Sunday at 6:45 pm and extend the session till 8:30 or so and view both this week’s and next week’s video.
Stay safe and have a Blessed Week.
Deacon Michael.

York, PA

Winter Weather Advisory:

Issued at: 4:44 PM EDT on March 30, 2014, expires at: 8:00 PM EDT on March 30, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening... The National Weather Service in State College has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for snow and sleet...which is in effect until 8 PM EDT this evening.

Accumulations...snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches...along with around one quarter of an inch of ice.

Read more:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Father Carroll invites everyone to accept the Holy Father's invitation to spend "24 hours for the Lord."

As our Holy Father Pope Francis has called for a "24 hours for the Lord" on March 28th - 29th...please note the following...confessions will be available Friday from Noon - 1pm, Simple Supper will be at 5:45pm in the cafeteria, Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 7pm. Following Stations I will again be available for confessions.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available once again Saturday afternoon from 4pm - 5pm. Please consider spending this coming weekend with the Lord who loved us so much He laid down His life for us. 

 Mass Times
Saturday Evening 5:30pm
Sunday 7:30am, 9am, 11am, and 5:30pm

Stations of the Cross and Simple Supper

Tomorrow's Simple Supper is being prepared by our Parish's Pastoral Council...the menu will be Pizza and Salad.

Stations of the Cross will be prayed at 2pm this afternoon and at 7pm tomorrow evening!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Simple Supper/Stations of the Cross

Simple Supper Menu

Various Soups

Mac and Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Cheese

Black Bean

Cream of Crab

Seafood Chowder


Homemade Bread

Come on down to the cafeteria at 5:45pm and enjoy a simple meal and after the meal please consider staying with us to pray Stations of the Cross at 7pm! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014


I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who came out and spent some time before our Eucharistic Lord these past three days during our parish’s Forty Hours devotion.  Thank you to all who participated in any way to make these past several days special.  I especially want to express my gratitude to Father Dennis Klemash for his thought provoking homilies.  As Father Dennis said in tonight’s homily…Pope John XXIII invited us to open the window, Pope Benedict XVI invited us to open the door, and Pope Francis encourages us to take it the parking lot.  For those who missed it we had a beautiful procession with the Blessed Sacrament inside the Church and out around the exterior of the Church back to the adoration chapel.  We took Jesus out to the parking lot tonight and I encourage all of us to take Christ with us from the Church, to the parking lot and out into the streets to all we meet!  Thank you all for making our parish’s Forty Hours devotion so special!!! 

Father C.

View the Mass of Installation for Bishop Ronald W. Gainer

The Mass of Installation of the Most Reverend Ronald W. Gainer as the Eleventh Bishop of Harrisburg will be take place at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg, March 19 at

Broadcast Information & Streaming Links

The Vespers service on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. will be streamed live on the Diocesan website.
Additional information at Diocesan Website.

Monday, March 17, 2014

There will be a 8:30am Mass

Good Morning,

Happy Saint Patrick Day!!!  This morning we will deviate from our normal policy.  Under our normal winter weather policy when we have a 2 hour delay in the school we cancel the public celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 8:30am  However, since we are in the midst of our Forty Hours devotion we will have the 8:30am Mass this morning. 

Confessions will be heard from 4pm - 5pm this evening.  Please consider joining us by spending some time before the Eucharistic Lord. 

Fr. C.

School Delay 3/17/14

St. Patrick Catholic School 
will be on a 2 hour delay today, 3/17/14.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Pancake Breakfast/Forty Hours

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a pancake breakfast following the 9am Mass today. 

Also today marks the beginning of our parishes 40 hours devotion.  The Blessed Sacrament will be moved from the chapel at 10:45am and be brought over to the Church.  Following the 11am Mass the Blessed Sacrament will be in the Church till after this evenings service when our Lord will be returned to the adoration chapel.  The Blessed Sacrament will be moved back into the Church at 7am on Monday and Tuesday. 

Please consider spending an hour with the Lord the next couple of days. 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Saint Patrick Day Parade...

Congratulations to all who represented Saint Patrick's at today's Saint Patrick's Day parade.  We received honorable mention...and even Saint Patrick himself showed up...

Friday, March 14, 2014

Upcoming Events...

Friday March 14th

5:45pm           Simple Supper

7pm                Stations of the Cross
Saturday March 15th

1pm                 Saint Patrick's Day Parade

4pm                 Confessions

5:30pm            Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
Sunday March 16th Beginning of our Forty Hours Devotion

7:30am            Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

9am                 Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

10am                Pancake Breakfast sponsored by our Knights of Columbus

11am               Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition

4pm                 Confessions

5:15pm           Blessed Sacrament will be reposed for Mass

7pm                Evening Prayer with Benediction...following Benediction Blessed Sacrament will be returned to the adoration chapel
Monday March 17th the Feast of Saint Patrick

7am                Blessed Sacrament returned to the Church

8:15am          Blessed Sacrament will be reposed for Mass

8:30am          Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition

4pm               Confessions

7pm               Evening Prayer with Benediction...following Benediction Blessed Sacrament will be returned to the adoration chapel

Tuesday March 18th

7am                Blessed Sacrament returned to the Church

8:15am          Blessed Sacrament will be reposed for Mass
8:30am          Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition

7pm               Solemn Closing of Forty Hours...Procession back to the adoration permitting.

Wednesday March 19th
Father Carroll will be attending Bishop Gainer's Mass of Installation

Monday, March 10, 2014

St. Patrick Church Hosted a Virutal Tour of Lourdes

Sunday afternoon over 200 people attended the Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes, conducted by Frances Salaun, from the Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Lourdes Volunteers.
Many hearts and souls were touched and people were "happy and elated" that the Pilgrimage was brought to our Parish.
Many thanks to Frances Salaun, Fr. Carroll, our Evangelization Team, and our volunteers who helped to make this a very spiritual journey for all.
See article from York Daily Record - York Sunday News

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Just a friendly reminder...daylight savings time

Good Morning everyone! Just a friendly reminder as you wake up this lights saving time has begun which means the clocks moved forward (and we lost an hour sleep).

And if you missed the 7:30am...there is always the 9am...and if you miss the 11am don't panic there is always the 5:30pm this evening!
And while I have your attention...
The Virtual Pilgrimage to Lourdes will be held at 1:30pm in the Church. 

Friday, March 7, 2014


Our Lady of Lourdes
This guided and spiritual journey recreates a pilgrimage day in Lourdes, to draw us nearer to God, with Our Lady and St. Bernadette.

All over the world there are people in need of healing and the message of Lourdes.         

All are welcome!

See our Parish Website:
for more information!

Thursday, March 6, 2014


A friend who recently moved and was part of our Evangelization Team Shared the following:

"Hello, I wanted to share something with you that I thought was awesome. My boss is from India. Although I am not up on their religion, I know he is Hindu. He loves chocolate and I informed him we need to get it out of the office because I was giving it up for lent. He asked me to explain. So I told him as a Catholic I participate in Lent by giving something up that is a struggle because I feel Jesus died for my sins and this is the least I can do to show Him my appreciation.
I also explained this is a time of growing closer to Him. And that not all give up something. Some people do other good deeds. So he thought a moment and said "I can do that!  I will give up chocolate with you and I will volunteer somewhere once a week!". I said that was awesome. he went home Tuesday and discussed it with his wife and together they are volunteering Wednesday evenings and he did give up chocolate as well! 

I know he believes in God... I just thought it cool that he and his wife are doing this. Have a wonderful day in the Lord!  Love and miss you all."
All it takes is sharing your Love for Jesus in your Daily Life and Activities!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The season of Lent offically begins!

Today is Ash Wednesday marking the official beginning of the Lenten Season
Mass Times today are...
8:30am and 6:30pm
Ashes will also be distributed at 12:15pm in the context of the Liturgy of the Word
Confessions will be available from 5pm - 6pm this evening.
Today is also a day of fasting and abstinence.  "For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal. Two smaller meals may also be taken, but not to equal a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Latin Catholic Church from age 14 onwards." (quoted from the USCCB website)
Stations of the Cross
Thursday in Lent at 2pm (prayed with the school community all are welcome!)
Friday's in Lent at 7pm
Simple Suppers
5:45pm on Friday's during Lent in the School cafeteria

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Stations of the Cross and Simple Suppers

The School community invites member of the parish to pray with them the Stations of the Cross at 2pm on Thursdays during Lent!
The parish will host simple suppers beginning at 5:45pm in the cafeteria Friday's during Lent and we invite everyone who attends to stay with us to pray the Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7pm. 
The menu for this Friday's simple supper is...
Salad and Bread
being prepared by our Athletic Association

Our Holy Father's tweet...for Tuesday March 4th

"In life we all make many mistakes. Let us learn to recognize our errors and ask forgiveness." 
Pope Francis tweet on March 4th 2014.

A perfect tweet as we prepare to begin the Holy Season of Lent.  Please remember that tonight between 4pm - 5pm and after Mass till 7pm I will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  I will also be available between 5pm - 6pm on Ash Wednesday for the Sacrament before the 6:30pm Mass.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Preparing for Ash Wednesday...some scheduling reminders...

If you wish to avail yourself to the Sacrament of Reconciliation before or on Ash are your opportunities;
Monday March 3rd
4:30pm - 5pm and after Mass - 6:30pm
Tuesday March 4th
4pm - 5pm and after Mass - 7pm
Wednesday March 5th (Ash Wednesday)
5pm - 6pm
The Liturgical Schedule for Ash Wednesday
Mass at 8:30am and 6:30pm
12:15pm Liturgy of the Word with Distribution of Ashes
As I mentioned in my homily this weekend take advantage of the opportunity to let the light of Christ enter your hearts and if there is anything weighing heavily on your heart place it into the hands of God. 

St. Patrick Catholic School Delay 3/3/14

St. Patrick Catholic School will operate on a 2 hour delay today 3/3/14.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Winners of the SCRIP Drawing

The Great Lakes SCRIP Program is a fantastic way to support the many ministries within our parish simply by purchasing gift cards for your everyday purchases! SCRIP is sold following Masses and on Mondays and Fridays (8:00 am - 11:00 am) in the vestibule of Monsignor Brenner Hall

Before the 11:00 am Mass today, Mr. Joe Stein with the help of his son chose 8 winners of a $20 SCRIP gift certificate. Those winners are: Terri Miller, Rachel Jones, The Graf Family, Maria Musli Cook, Chris & Joann Logsdon, Linda Skehan, Karla Jelonek, and  Mary Stewart.

Gift Certificates will be available to the winners at the SCRIP office.

If you have never purchased SCRIP consider giving it a try as an easy way to support the various ministries of our parish!

Oremus Study for Sunday March 2 - Postponed

To ensure everyone’s safety, the Oremus Session for this evening March 2nd has been POSTPONED!

We will begin the series next Sunday March 9th at 6:45 pm in the Parish Office.

Please note:  If you cannot come next Sunday March 9th, please consider coming to our Tuesday Session, March 4th, which begins at 6:45 pm in the Cafeteria.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Forty Hours Schedule

Brothers and sisters,  I am pleased to publish the schedule for Forty Hours.  A sign up sheet will be available starting next weekend. 

Sunday March 16th
10:45am                         Blessed Sacrament will be removed from the chapel.
11am                              Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
Noon - 5:15pm              Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar for adoration
4pm - 5pm                     Confessions
5:30pm                           Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition
7pm                                Evening Prayer with Benediction
7:45pm                           Blessed Sacrament returned to the Adoration Chapel
Monday March 17th (The Feast of Saint Patrick)
7am                                Blessed Sacrament returned to the Church for adoration
8:30am                           Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition
9:15am -7pm                  Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar for Adoration
4pm - 5pm                      Confessions
7pm                                 Evening Prayer with Benediction
7:45pm                            Blessed Sacrament returned to the adoration chapel
Tuesday March 18th

7am                                Blessed Sacrament returned to the Church for adoration
8:30am                           Holy Sacrifice of the Mass followed by exposition
9:15am -7pm                  Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar for Adoration
7pm                                 Evening Prayer with Solemn Procession (weather permitting)
Our homilist for all three evenings will be Father Dennis Klemash.  I invite everyone to consider signing up to spend some quiet quality time with our Eucharistic Lord. 
Please note on Tuesday March 18th we will remember in a special way Bishop Ronald Gainer on the eve of his installation as the Bishop of the Diocese of Harrisburg. 

First Reconciliation...

May we pray for our students in second grade who are about to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the very first time this morning at 10am.