Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Capital Campaign Corner - December"

December 31, 2017

December 24, 2017

December 17, 2017

December 10, 2017

December 03, 2017

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(Print Card, place it in Envelope and put into 
Collection Basket at Mass or Mail to:
St. Patrick Church
219 S. Beaver Street
York, PA 17401)

Why are we having a Capital Campaign?
What are the 3 Phases of our Campaign?
How Can You help Your Parish?

Sunday, December 17, 2017

NaProTECHNOLOGY: Hope for Your Mommy Ache

NaProTECHNOLOGY: Hope for Your Mommy Ache
By Laura Tate

Tummy ache. Toothache. You've most likely heard of these and even experienced them yourself. But what's to be said of the mommy ache: a yearning deep in a woman's soul to bear a child? Granted not all women have this longing, but what about those who do and yet, after exhausting, interminable trying still do not know the tender sweet fulfillment of a uterus ripe with baby treasure? I was one such woman.

From four years of trying to conceive, I can testify that the mommy ache is real. So too, however, is God. A God who, in His beautifully inexplicable sovereignty, gives and takes away always as part of His perfect plan and His good will toward us. God brought my husband and me to Holy Spirit Fertility Center in Camp Hill where we were introduced to NaProTECHNOLOGY, a fertility treatment that works within God's design for reproduction. Unlike the generic fertility center, we had gone to initially, which wanted to band aid my mommy ache by immediately implementing an expensive, more extreme fertility measure, Holy Spirit Fertility Center sought first to identify and treat the underlying cause of my barrenness so as to provide more targeted treatment and ultimately a successful outcome. The former wanted to give us a baby at any cost as soon as possible; the latter wanted us to conceive as well but realized that this would require time to discover and treat the root of the problem.

Through NaProTECHNOLOGY we learned how to recognize and record natural signs of fertility in my menstrual cycle. My doctor closely monitored my progress, providing care that showed she knew and cared about me and my unique situation. While it took time to find the right mix of treatments that worked with my body, the beauty of Napro was in the waiting—a time of trial through which my relationship with my husband was deepened, our faith was strengthened, and our God was glorified. I would not have known such pleasures were it not for the agonies of patiently working toward a solution. I also would not have known the immeasurable pleasure of embracing my beautiful baby girl, Charlotte Christine, born this January and worth every tear, every day, every prayer along our journey. The wisdom of Proverbs 16:9 applies well to a woman's desire to procreate: "The mind of man plans his way but the Lord directs his steps." If you suffer from mommy ache, I exhort you to research NaProTECHNOLOGY for yourself and prayerfully consider the hope that they have to offer. Could it be a step on the path God has for you?

Resources: (Click on Link)

Geisinger Holy Spirit OB/GYN 
423 N. 21st St. Ste 200, Camp Hill
Dr. Hemphill, 717-763-9880.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Celebrate Advent - 2017

Check out all the Advent Resources Available to You!

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

"Capital Campaign Corner - November"

November 26, 2017

November 19, 2017

November 12, 2017
Why We’re Here
It was Monsignor Brenner — his genuine, warm smile. He called us by name even though at the time we were members of another parish.  It was the beauty of the newly redecorated church. Now it's the people — the nod of recognition from the ushers when arriving for Sunday Mass, mingling with new and old friends as we leave and the sense of fellowship that comes from serving as a Minister of Holy Communion, Lector or member of the Choir.
November 5, 2017
Why We’re Here
When we moved to York in 2004, we decided to check out the four parishes.  We came to St. Patrick’s first.  I was so blown over by the architecture – after years in ugly modern churches – that I told Silvia, “Unless they do something really weird at Mass, this is it.”  We are still here.

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(Print Card, place it in Envelope and put into 
Collection Basket at Mass or Mail to:
St. Patrick Church
219 S. Beaver Street
York, PA 17401)

Why are we having a Capital Campaign?
What are the 3 Phases of our Campaign?
How Can You help Your Parish?

Monday, November 20, 2017

THEN + NOW Project

St. Patrick Church and School have a long history in Downtown York. As we prepare to celebrate our 120th Anniversary, it is our wish to share this wonderful history with our people and students of St. Patrick Parish, School and Religious Education Program.

The “Then and Now Project” is reaching out to you - the Priests, Nuns, Parishioners, Lay Teachers, Staff, and Alumni of the past for you to share your thoughts and memories of your time at St. Patrick Church or School. Your stories, pictures or other memories you wish to share are greatly appreciated. Consider a special mass, a funny moment in the classroom, your First Holy Communion, sports, weddings, holidays or anything else that comes to mind. 

Please submit pictures/stories to Joe Stein @ or mail to
St. Patrick Church,
Attn: Joe Stein at 219 South Beaver St. York, PA 17401 by
January 15, 2018.

On the Then + Now Project

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Collection

Thank you for your generous donations to the special collection for Hurricane Harvey Relief that was taken up the weekend of Sept. 2 & 3.

For those who missed this collection or want to give an additional donation please mark your donation for Hurricane Harvey Relief (& place in our Collection Basket) or visit:

 and use the Natural Disasters option.
Millions of persons were affected by this unprecedented catastrophic weather event. Please pray for the families that have lost loved ones and all who have lost homes and businesses along with their sense of peace and normalcy. Your prayerful and financial support is urgently needed. Please give generously.

Monday, May 29, 2017

“Let us work for Heaven: all the rest is nothing.”

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter 2017.

You and I get a taste of Heaven at every Mass.  All of Heaven becomes present on the altar.  Jesus never comes alone.  Jesus unites us here on earth with Heaven.

Love must reach down and touch us.  It must embrace us and hold us.  We need to surrender ourselves to feel this love, but it is always present to us at Mass.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Meeting Jesus at Mass on the Road to Emmaus

Homily for the Third Sunday of Easter 2017.

Imagine if you were with the two disciples on the road to Emmaus to meet Jesus, to listen to Him explaining the Scriptures, and to share in the Eucharist with Jesus. 

You and I are offered this very same experience during every Mass. But do we experience what the two disciples experienced? Are our eyes opened? Do we recognize Jesus as we gather before the Altar for the Eucharist?

Monday, April 24, 2017


Remember Jesus everyday between 3-4 pm.
The Hour of Great Mercy.

Set your alarm. Give Jesus a Moment of Your Time each day:

"Divine Mercy is not just a devotion or theological concept – it is alive, it is present, and it is a force that can transform the world.”

Monday, April 17, 2017

Divine Mercy Sunday

        Confessions………………………….3:30– 4:15 p.m.
        Mass ………………………………………..4:30 p.m.

        Confessions..7:15–7:45, 12:15–1:15 p.m. & 3 - 5 p.m.
        Masses …….………….. 8:00, 10:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
        Divine Mercy Service……………………..3:00 p.m.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017


EASTER Sunday,  April 16

Jesus is waiting for you!

Masses ………….7:00, 8:30, 10:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m.
Confessions………………………….4:30—5:00  p.m.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2017 Holy Week and Easter Schedule

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Note: Prayers for the Sick (April 12th) will not be held this Month.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Best Lent Ever - 2017

Lent 2017: IGNITE Your Faith

This Lent, IGNITE Your Faith through:
  • Deeping your relationship with Christ (Prayer)
  • Deeping your knowledge of Christ (Study)
  • Sharing your gifts with others (Generosity)
  • Reaching out to others (Evangelization)


Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 MEN’S CONFERENCE - April 1st

Warriors for Christ:
Fools for Christ:
Men Called to Glorify God through His Catholic Church
Men - Please mark your calendars for April 1st for the Diocesan Men’s Conference at Bishop McDevitt High School. 

The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Peter Kreeft, a Renowned Catholic Author and Speaker.
There are 38 workshops, Bishop Gainer is celebrating Mass and presenting one of the workshops. Also Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction and the praying of the Rosary during the Holy Hour.  25 different Priests who will be hearing Confessions at various times throughout the day.  

Food, good Catholic exhibits, and fellowship with men throughout our Diocese and beyond.  A great time of spiritual renewal.  The 6th year for the Men's Conference, which 925 men who attended last year, and we're hoping 1,000 men this year.  Please consider registering for the conference.

Early Bird Registration end on March 13th.
Final Registration ends on March 20th.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Resisting Happiness

Starting on Sunday, February 19, we will have a Book Discussion to be held each Sunday in the Parish Office, St. Therese room, from 9:15 to 10:30 am.