Saturday, March 28, 2015

Important Religious Education Information and Liturgical Notes

Religious Education is ON for tomorrow March 29th 2015

However there will be NO CLASS for Kindergarten and First Grade

We ask that children with a cough not come to class

In light of the confirmed cases of the Pertussis (Whooping Cough) over in the school as a precaution the Distribution of the Precious Blood which was restarted for weekday Masses and was scheduled to begin on Divine Mercy Sunday will now once again be suspended at weekday Masses and will not begin on Divine Mercy Sunday as originally planned.  The sign of peace will also be omitted.  It is my hope to reinstate these practices in a couple weeks soon as we get past this hurdle.

Thank you everyone for your patience and understanding!   

Friday, March 27, 2015

Important Notice

There has been a confirmed case of Pertussis (whooping cough) at Saint Patrick School.  Since Thursday, March 26, the City of York, Bureau of Health has seen an increase in the number of pertussis cases, Pertussis is an infection that affects the airways and is easily spread from person to person by coughing or sneezing.  Its severe cough can last for weeks or months, sometimes leading to coughing fits and/or vomiting.  Anyone can get pertussis, but it can be very dangerous for infants and people with weakened immune systems.  Family members with pertussis, especially mothers, can spread pertussis to newborns.

Please know all precautions are being undertaken and the school is being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.  A notice has been sent home to parents with more detailed information.  Religious Education parents if your child has a cough or a low immune system, please keep them home from Religious Education this weekend. 

Thank you everyone for your assistance. 

Confession Schedule

Confession Schedule
Friday March 27th 2015
Noon - 1 pm and from 6 pm - 8 pm
Saturday March 28th
3 pm - 4 pm
Palm Sunday
7:15 am - 7:45 am and from 4 pm - 5pm
Monday of Holy Week
Tuesday of Holy Week
4 pm - 5 pm and from after Mass - 6:30 pm
Wednesday of Holy Week
4 pm - 5pm and from after Mass - 6:30 pm
Holy Thursday
9 am - 10 am, 4 pm - 5 pm, and approximate 8:30 pm - 10 pm
Good Friday
9 am - 10 am and Noon - 1 pm (Please note this is your last opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Easter)

Monday, March 16, 2015

What is Confession and Why Do I Need It?

View Matthew Kelly's - What is Confession and Why Do I Need It?

For a Transcript of This Video Go to:

Remember we have Confession 7 days a week at
St. Patrick!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Join Us for Week 3 of Symbolon

Please join us for Week 3-
The Paschal Mystery

  • Sunday March 15 at 6:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. - Cafeteria
  • Monday March 16 at 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday March 19 at 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Monday & Thursday Sessions meet in St. Therese Room
The Same Episode will be offered on 
Sunday, Monday & Thursday

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Cannot Attend - consider using On-Line Symbolon at home, which can access via Icon Below:

Friday, March 6, 2015


Saint Patrick Parish office is NOW CLOSED!  Simple Supper this evening is CANCELLED.   Road conditions are not good.  Please remain home!

Update at 1:05 pm  

As you can see the sun is working miracles, however some of the roads are difficult to travel on. The pathway down to the cafeteria is the main concern and the reasoning for the cancellation of this evenings Simple Supper.  Stations are still on as scheduled at 7 pm.
Please say a prayer for warmer weather.  

Thursday, March 5, 2015

School Closed 3/6/2015, No 8:30 AM Mass, Delayed Office Opening

Saint Patrick Catholic School is CLOSED tomorrow Friday March 6th 2015.  In accordance with our policy there will be NO 8:30 AM Mass tomorrow morning.

The Parish Office will open at Noon tomorrow.

Confessions will be heard from Noon - 1 pm 
(please be patient if I am late I do have a brief funeral service at 11 am at one of our funeral homes)


the Simple Supper at 5:30 pm and Stations of the Cross at 7 pm are on as scheduled!

Cancellations...Important Parish and School information (updated at 3 pm)

Saint Patrick Catholic School is closed today Thursday March 5th 2015

Since the School is closed there will be 
at 2 pm this afternoon

The Mass scheduled at Colonial Manner this afternoon has also been CANCELED

Saint Patrick Church Parish Office is also closed today March 5th.

Confessions at 4:30 pm and Mass at 5:15 pm will go on as scheduled, however please exercise caution!  If conditions are bad please stay home!

(Here is the condition of our Main Lot around 2:50 pm)

At this point I am encouraging those who were planning to come to this evenings 5:15 pm Mass to remain home and join me in prayer.  

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


Saint Patrick Catholic School will be closing today at 1:30 pm. There will be no extended day.  Saint Patrick Catholic Church Parish Office will be closing today at 2 pm.

Confessions and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at their normal time...however, please DO NOT TAKE ANY CHANCES!!!  

If the roads are bad PLEASE stay home!  

Monday, March 2, 2015


St. Patrick Lenten Resources
For Adults, Families, Teens and Kids to

Explore your FAITH, Live your Faith, Share your Faith 
this Lenten Season!

Sunday, March 1, 2015



You can join us this week, either on:
  • Monday March 2 at 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the St. Therese Room. 
  • Thursday March 5 at 10:00 - 11:30 AM in the St. Therese Room. 
The Same Episode will be offered on:
  Monday & Thursday.

Since it is Snowing, also consider using the