Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Updated Mass Schedule for Next Week

Due to the cancelation of my commitment on Monday June 2nd, I will celebrate the Parish 5:15pm Mass on Monday and since I committed to celebrating Mass on Tuesday I will still honor that...

Schedule for the Week of June 2nd

Monday June 2nd:  Mass at Rest Haven at 9am, confessions at 4:30pm - 5pm, Mass at 5:15pm and confessions following Mass - 6:30pm

Tuesday June 3rd:  Confessions at 4:30pm - 5pm and Mass at 5:15pm

Wednesday June 4th:  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm and Mass at 5:15pm with the Installation of Father Carroll as Pastor.

Thursday June 5th:  Mass at Colonial Manner Nursing Home at 1:30pm.  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm and Mass at 5:15pm

Friday June 6th:  Mass at 8:30am...Confessions from Noon - 1pm. 

Confessions Saturday Evening
3:30pm - 4:15pm
Mass at 4:30pm
Confessions Sunday Morning
7:15am - 7:45am
Mass at 8AM, 10:45AM and 5:30PM

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Father Keith Michael Carroll named Pastor of Saint Patrick Church


Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Having officially received my letter of appointment I am happy to announce to you that our Bishop the Most Reverend Ronald Gainer has appointed me pastor of Saint Patrick Church effective immediately.  I am truly grateful to Bishop Gainer for appointing me your pastor and I am looking forward in serving you in this capacity.  My installation as pastor will take place on Wednesday June 4th at the 5:15pm Mass.  All are invited to attend. 


Father Carroll

Father Carroll was born June 6th 1981 son of Keith and Doris Carroll.  Native of York, Father Carroll was a parishioner of Saint Rose of Lima where he attended grade school.  A graduate of York Catholic in 2000, he spent one year at Penn State York before being accepted into the seminary in 2001.  He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy in 2005 from Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia and his Master of Divinity from Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg in 2009.  On May 17th 2008 he was ordained a deacon and on June 6th 2009 on his 28th birthday He was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ.

Below is a list of Father Carroll’s seminary and clerical assignments

Summer of 2005:  stationed at Sacred Heart of Jesus Lewistown and Saint Jude Thaddeus in Mifflintown

Summer of 2006:  stationed at Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Berwick

Summer of 2007:  stationed at Sacred of Jesus in Cornwall

Summer of 2008 - April of 2009:  stationed as a Deacon at Saint Joan of Arc in Hershey

June 2009 - June 2012:  stationed as Parochial Vicar at Corpus Christi Church in Chambersburg

June 2012 - October 2013:  stationed as Parochial Vicar at Holy Name of Jesus in Harrisburg

June 2013 – current:  assigned as Diocesan Boy Scout Chaplain 

October 7th 2013 - November 29th 2013:  served as Parochial Vicar at Saint Patrick Church in York

November 30th 2013 – May 23rd 2014:  served as Administrator of Saint Patrick Church in York

Effective May 23rd appointed Pastor of Saint Patrick Church in York. 



Saturday, May 24, 2014

A Message from Father Carroll regarding the upcoming Lighting and Security Project

A Message from the Administrator

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Several months back I mentioned the important need for addressing increased security and monitoring of our properties. Since January, we have met with security companies, and have done our own evaluation looking at what we need to make things more secure.

As we move into the summer months, we would like to move forward with our plan to add lights and security cameras in the parking lot along College Avenue and Beaver Streets. In addition we would like to add security cameras in the main lobby of the Church, updating the security system in the school and adding cameras to the exterior of the building, reactivating the security system in the rectory, and eventually replacing three doors (the main door to the school, the main doors that lead to the cafeteria, and the main door to Brenner Hall). Also in the last couple of months, it has been determined that it is necessary to replace the intercom system in the school; this was something we thought we could punt down the road for another year or two, but looking at the system it has been determined we need to move forward replacing it now.

Of course all of this comes with a cost. Right now I am projecting this project to cost us in an area around $75,000. This upgrade to our parish facilities is a necessity and will be done for the security and peace of mind of all. As the administrator of the parish seeing this need, I am asking you to generously support this project. Every little bit will help. I want to thank you ahead of time for your generosity towards this important project and once again reaffirm my sincere gratitude for your ongoing generosity to Saint Patrick Church.


Fr. C.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Upcoming Liturgical Schedule Changes...

Ascension Thursday Schedule
Vigil Mass at 5:30pm
8:30am and 12:15pm

***Due to York Catholic's graduation on Wednesday May 28th at 7:30pm the Vigil Mass for the Ascension has been moved up to 5:30pm.*** 

Father Carroll will hear confessions on Wednesday Evening before the Vigil Mass from 4pm - 5pm and on Ascension Thursday from 11:30am - Noon. 

As mentioned due to conflicts in Father Carroll's schedule the following changes have been made for the First Two Weeks of June
Monday June 2nd:  NO MASS/NO CONFESSIONS Father Carroll attending Diocesan Scout Adult Recognition Dinner at the Diocese.  Mass will be celebrated at 9am at Rest Haven.
Tuesday June 3rd:  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm, Mass at 5:15pm
Wednesday June 4th:  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm, Mass at 5:15pm
Thursday June 5th:  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm, Mass at 5:15pm
Friday June 6th:  Mass at 8:30am, Confessions from Noon - 1pm 
Monday June 9th:  Confessions from 4pm - 4:45pm, Mass at 5pm/ NO CONFESSIONS AFTER MASS
Tuesday June 10th:  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm, Mass at 5:15pm
Wednesday June 11th:  NO CONFESSIONS/NO MASS
Thursday June 12th:  Confessions from 4:30pm - 5pm, Mass at 5:15pm
Friday June 13th:  Mass at 8:30am, Confessions from Noon - 1pm
Saturday Evening Confessions from 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Mass at 4:30pm
Sunday Morning Confessions from 7:15am - 7:45am
Mass at 8am, 10:45am, and 5:30pm

Friday, May 9, 2014

Race for Education!!!

Thank you everyone for your support!!! 

Today May 9th our St. Patrick School Students participated in their annual "Race for Education"  The day began with Mass at 8:30am with many of our grandparents in attendance for Grandparents day.  After Mass the students went out in groups and ran or walked laps to raise money for the Race for Education.

Not only did the students participate in the Race for Education Father Carroll also joined all three groups out for the race.  It was estimated he walked about three hours and approximately 8 or 9 miles.  If you were wondering how many laps he actually ran...well only about 5.  

Many thanks to all who participated in today's events and who contributed in any way to making this event a success.  We are truly blessed with many dedicated faculty, staff, and volunteers who worked very hard to make this happen!

As a parish let us give thanks for the blessing of our Catholic School.  Although our Race for Education day is over please consider generously supporting our Catholic School.  Catholic Education is a vital part of our mission as a parish.  Even if you are not in a position to support us financially more importantly we ask you to support us in prayer.  Indeed together we can provide a Catholic Education for our children.