Monday, September 28, 2015

40 Days For Life

40 Days for Life Campaign
 Now in its Second week in York!
We Need Your Help.
St. Patrick is covering a Peaceful Vigil at half hour or hourly intervals on Fridays during October outside Planned Parenthood @ 728 South Beaver St, York.  Please consider being part of this Vigil for Life by contacting Patti & Tom - or 235-8833 or 885-7977 or sign up for Vigil Hours!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Father Carroll's Homily for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

“Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets!”  This acclamation from Moses in today’s first reading from the Book of Numbers reminds each of us that we have a call from God to be prophets.  Our Lord has given us a charism unique to each individual for a particular purpose on this earth. 
Turing our attention to the Gospel of Mark, John said to Jesus warning Him about those who were driving out demons in His name.  Our Lord responds to John in that familiar line “Do not prevent him.  There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me.  For whoever is not against us is for us.”  The significance of this line for us is that it ties back to what we heard in the first reading of the gifts one has received and the reminder of the call we have received to be true prophets. 
I want to say something about demons.  There are many demons in our world and if we are going to remove them it must begin with us.  We all struggle with a demon because demons can take the form of an addiction or attachment to a particular sin (such as alcohol, drugs, sins of the flesh, etc.).  How do we address demons…let me go back to my homily for last weekend, “In God we Trust.”  Do we truly trust God’s merciful love?  For example, a question one must ask, when was the last time one went to confession?  If one is not going to confession or it’s been years, then one truly isn’t placing their total trust in God.  Now some people struggle with the concept of going to confession because they feel they can go directly to the Lord and seek forgiveness.  In light of the priest shortage at the moment of someone’s death if no priest is available I do believe God can act in the extraordinary way, but there is a reason for the sacrament.   Reason number one it teaches us humility and allows us to hear with our ears the voice of the priest echo the words of Jesus, I absolve you from your sins.  The second reason is because if you have a question or concern you can talk it over with someone who understands your struggles.  For you I am a priest, however like I am a professional sinner who needs God’s forgiveness and mercy.  

Before one can tackle any demon from the world we first must trust in God’s merciful love.  There is an old saying “one cannot give what one doesn’t have.”  If one hasn’t trusted in the merciful love of God and experienced firsthand one cannot share it.  The second point having received the grace of God then we must be faithful to the mission we have been called.   Just by simply living the life to which we have been called, being faithful to the precepts of the Lord which give us joy to the heart and fills us with life, is all we really need to drive out demons.  How cool is that!  All are called to be prophets, which mean we have to work.  Just because we come and sit here every week doesn’t make us prophets.  There is more to coming to Church; our faith calls us to respond.  God has given us the tools necessary, may we pray for the courage and grace to respond faithfully.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Our Lady Undoer of Knots...PRAY FOR US
The next time you walk into the narthex of the church, please stop by this bulletin board where you will find the image of "Our Lady Undoer of Knots"  There is a ribbon around the image with strings tied to the ribbon.  Here is how this devotion works...if you have a knot you would like untied take a string from the basket and tie it around the ribbon with a few knots...please knot the string only...just simply tie the knotted string onto the ribbon.  Someone then can take the knotted string off the ribbon and pray for intention of the one who tied the string on the ribbon.
Truth is we all have knots.  Seek the Blessed Mothers intercession on our behalf to her Son to help us untie the knots in our lives.   

Father Carroll's Homily for the 25th Sunday of Ordinary Time 2015

In God we trust!
Think about it, instead of giving a tip with a check, credit/debit card use cash...
The back of our currency serves as a reminder of whom we should be trusting each and every single day!
Point number two...get away from the computer and get out and socialize.  All too often we have our face focused on a computer screen, television screen, or playing a video game.  We cannot be self-absorbed or self-centered we need to get out of our comfort zone and live the Gospel. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FORMED is Now Here!

NEW Available to All as part of our Subscription!

We are excited to announce that our parish has the new dynamic online platform called FORMED - with Catholic Programs, Movies, Audios, and eBooks.
Get Formed: Click the FORMED Image and Register.

Try it and please and give us your feedback so we can determine if our Parish should renew our Subscription.  

Feeback to: Deacon Michael 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Important Schedule Change for Wednesday and Thursday

There will be NO CONFESSIONS from Noon - 1 PM this Wednesday


Because of the Pregnancy and Family Resource Anniversary Dinner Mass on Thursday September 17th will be celebrated at 12:15 PM.

Confessions will still be heard from 4:30 PM to 5 PM.

My sincerest apologies for the inconvenience!  

Thursday, September 10, 2015

BOATLIFT - An Untold Tale of 9/11 Resilience

America At Its Best
In the Middle of Its Tragic Day of 9-11-2001

14 Years Later
Let Us Never Forget
May We Unite to Make Our Country Better
May We Love As Christ Loves Us!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Participate in Our Parish Life

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Friday, September 11th 7- 9 pm.
St. Patrick Church

Sunday, September 13th 
12 -3:30 PM 7- 9 pm.
Brenner Hall

And Our

Sunday Sept 20th
Doors Open at 12 Noon
Brenner Hall

40 Days To Life

40 Days For Life
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September 23 to November 1, 2015
Peaceful, Prayerful, Powerful Witness