Friday, August 8, 2014

New Bulletin Column...Volunteer Profile!

Starting this weekend in the bulletin we will be highlighting once a month one of our many dedicated volunteers who give of their time in the parish!    

For our very first volunteer profile we are Highlighting

Mr. Paul Kletzli!

Four years ago, Paul was a Catholic Freshman engineering student at York College from Butler, Pa.  He wanted to belong to a local Church and after a visit to Saint Patrick with his parents, he decided to join us. In an exchange for a ride to church, he willingly began to help as a teaching assistant with the 2nd grade Religious Education class.  Despite his many commitments as a mechanical engineering major, competing on the college track team and volunteering with a college interfaith organization, Mr. Paul, as he was known to the 2nd graders, came regularly and helped with daily classroom prep, grading homework, and (his favorite???) craft time.  He always brought a sense of humor, his strong witness to the Catholic Faith and a sense of loyalty and concern for the students.  When he was on an internship one semester; he found another Catholic college student to substitute for him.  Paul will be graduating this week with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and will begin his work in Lititz.  He will be back from time to time and will always be welcome here at Saint Patrick Church.  We have all benefited from this young man's giving of his time and sharing of his faith.  We thank him and ask God richly bless him.  

For any college student attending one of our local colleges and your looking for a way to get involved in the faith, please know you are always welcome to consider volunteering in our Religious Education Program.  Our program runs from 9:15am - 10:30am on Sunday's beginning in September.  Please contact Sue Varholy in our Religious Education office if you are interested at 854-6653 or by email at

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