Sunday, August 5, 2018

Campaign of Prayer and Fasting

In the coming days we invite the faithful to join us in a week of prayer and fasting by offering our prayers to bring healing for all survivors of abuse, their families, the Church and the whole world.

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Receive What You Are - Become What You Receive

We are called by Christ to become the Eucharist we receive at this altar: giving thanks for what we have received by sharing those gifts – our talents, our riches, ourselves – to work our own miracles of creating communities of joyful faith.  

Monday, July 23, 2018

Capital Campaign - July 2018

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July 22, 2018 
Our Groundbreaking Ceremony makes us an official construction zone!
If you didn’t get a chance to join us for the Ground breaking on Sunday July 22nd, here is a video!
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Images from our Ground Breaking Ceremony! Thanks to everyone for joining us as we prepare to begin our work.
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July 15, 2018

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July 01, 2018

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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, July 22, 2018

Come Away and Rest With Me

Jesus gives us a direct invitation in Today’s Gospel. Hear Him say this to you.  “You, my child, please come away by yourself to a deserted place and rest for a while with Me.”

At the heart of this invitation is a longing in Jesus’ heart that we rest from those burdens which weigh us down. We need to “come away” and “rest” because there are many things in our life that are not part of God’s will and impose a burden upon ourselves. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Exciting news! Ground Breaking to Commence

Exciting news!
Ground Breaking to commence at
St. Patrick Church


Dear Fellow Parishioners:
It is with long awaited anticipation that Father Carroll, along with the Capital Campaign Committee, announces the Ground Breaking for our first major Capital Improvement project. Construction is slated to begin in the courtyard on July 23, 2018. To commemorate this occasion, we will have a ground breaking ceremony on Sunday, July 22 following the 10:45 A.M. Mass. At this time, we will offer thanksgiving to our Lord, the Giver of all things good, for the generous contributions from our parish family that enabled this project to begin. We will also pray that this project will proceed safely and according to plan to bring us one important step closer to restoring and preserving our beautiful and historic church.
Please join us in the courtyard outside the rectory for this exciting ground breaking! Light refreshments will be served. See you this Sunday, July 22 following the 10:45 A.M. Mass.

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Pastoral Council Missions

Jesus gives a beautiful image of a man who plants seed and slowly it sprouts, grows and produces fruit, and He “knows not how.” I wonder if we stop and think about the seeds that are planted and grow within our Parish. Seeds are planted, and we know not how they grow, but only see the fruit they bear.

Review the Pastoral Council Missions and Chairpersons listed below, and the Ministries within each Mission and see where God may be calling you to serve Him. The truth is that each one of us is packed with unbelievable potential that God wants to bring to fruition. He wants to bring forth from our lives glorious blessings for our Parish. All we must do is allow Him to work.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

America's 242nd Independence Day

America's 242nd Independence Day will be celebrated on 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Read and Pray the Prayer written in 1791
for our Nation, which still applies today!



First two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence:

"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness." 
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Seeking Seed Planters


Jesus gives a beautiful image of a man who plants seed and slowly it sprouts, grows and produces fruit, and He “knows not how.” I wonder if we stop and think about the seeds that are planted and grow within our Parish. Seeds are planted, and we know not how they grow, but only see the fruit they bear.

Review the Pastoral Council Missions and Chairpersons listed below, and the Ministries within each Mission and see where God may be calling you to serve Him. The truth is that each one of us is packed with unbelievable potential that God wants to bring to fruition. He wants to bring forth from our lives glorious blessings for our Parish. All we must do is allow Him to work.

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View Fr. Carroll's Reflection
"Branching Out Into the World"

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Capital Campaign - June 2018




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Collection Basket at Mass or Mail to:
St. Patrick Church
219 S. Beaver Street
York, PA 17401)


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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, our Lord and God!

When you love someone, you want to be a part of their life. Love seeks a union of heart, mind, soul, and life with your beloved.

Reflect upon how God feels about us, His Beloved Sons and Daughters. Think of how Jesus felt hanging on the Cross, the love He has for us.

The Eucharist is a simple, but genius means for God to provide us a way to come into communion with Him, to join with Him, to become more like Him. 

The Eucharist is everything.  It’s all things, the fullness of Life, Love, Eternal Salvation, Mercy, Grace, Happiness, etc. Simply put, the Eucharist IS God.  Therefore, the Eucharist is all that God is.

The Eucharist is the only way in which we truly receive Jesus fully into our body and soul, as Saint Paul says, we have “a participation in the blood of Christ…” and “a participation in the body of Christ…”

The precious Body and Blood of Christ in the Eucharist is not a mere symbol – it is God, in the flesh. It is the ultimate Fatherly hug and embrace, the ultimate act of Love. His Kiss, a sacrament in which He gives us His total self, Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.

When you receive the Eucharist, envision Jesus embracing you and giving you all that you need from the inside out. 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Presence - The Mystery of the Eucharist

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Prepare for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Every week, we gather for Mass and take part in an astounding miracle: the miracle of God giving His very self to us in the Eucharist. However, it can be difficult to fully appreciate this gift we receive.
Presence is a beautiful three-part video series that explores the mystery of God’s love for us expressed in the Eucharist. It will leave you with a true understanding and love for the Mass.
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Monday, May 28, 2018

Capital Campaign - May 2018"


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May 27, 2018


May 20, 2018
Very Good News!
Presentation on May 17, was approved by the
Diocese's College of Consultors on May 18, 2018
Expect to see work begin in JUNE - Yay!


May 13, 2018

May 06, 2018

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


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How Can You help Your Parish?

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Most Holy Trinity


Every time we make the Sign of the Cross, at the beginning of every prayer, at Mass, when Blessing ourselves, we are invoking and putting ourselves within the Love of the Holy Trinity.
God is a Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. It is the happiest of families. They are totally united in divine love for each other.
"God is love": We are saying God's very being is love, therefore there must be a Lover, a Beloved, and the Love they share.  A Trinity of Persons.
St Bernard describes it this way: The Father is the Kisser, The Son is the Kissed, and the Holy Spirit is the Kiss they share.
We were made by a power of Love. And our lives are meant to be lived in this love. The Power of this love is demonstrated by the fact that we are all here.
The Trinity’s Love is not selfish or self-centered. Their Love is sacrificial, and therefore Redemptive, and changes lives.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Pentecost Sunday

"Come Holy Spirit, come in my heart.  Sweet Holy Spirit filled with Your Love!
The Holy Spirit is the fire of Love that comes out of my Father and Me. It enters the heart of those who open themselves to receive Our blessings with sincerity. 

"Come to me and accept me; and I will put into you through My Spirit a new life which will give you purity and satisfaction and give you the kind of life you have always longed for and never had."
The Holy Spirit has declared to us that we have been given everything that the Father has given to Jesus.  Just as Jesus is the Beloved Son of the Father, we too are the Beloved Sons and Daughters of God and His Favor rests on us.
Each one of us is Precious in God's eyes.  It is a gift given to us out of great Love.  God says, no proof needed - I just love you.  I have been trying to find you more than you have been trying to find me.  I know you need Me, but I want you to know that I need you as well.
I send you My Spirit, so you can know and feel My love and truly Become My Son or Daughter.  Become like Me the Father - Love like Me, Show Mercy like Me, Forgive like Me.
Listen to the voice within you that says: "I have called you by name.  You are mine and I am yours.  You are my Beloved, on you My favors rests."
 This unique gift of the Holy Spirit is offered in its fullness to everyone. It is given in proportion to each person’s readiness to receive it.  By the favors it bestows, it is our hope for the future, the light of our minds, and the splendor that illuminates our understanding.
The Holy Spirit is like a fountain that flows
always inside our hearts and our spirits.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

7th Sunday of Easter - Jesus Prays for Us!


In the Gospels this week, Jesus is at the last supper, telling us that He wants us to be with Him in Heaven. He is praying to His Father for His disciples and for you and me. It is a most beautiful prayer, full of Jesus’ tender love for all of us. 
Take the time to read and reflect upon Jesus' Prayer.
http://www.usccb.org/bible/john/17

I would like to share with you a part of Jesus’ prayer to His Father - through what I believe would be a Mother’s Heart:


Lifting up her eyes to heaven, she prays: Father, my children are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see the love that you gave me. Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth - Love
As you sent me into the world, so I send them into the world.
May the love with which you loved me be in them and I in them.”
Happy Mother's Day.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

"Capital Campaign Corner - April 2018"

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April 08, 2018
 CAMPAIGN PLEDGE CARD
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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, April 23, 2018

Father's Personal Reflection

I thought that it may be worth sharing with the parish my personal reflection that I wrote yesterday on my personal Facebook page.
I share this all for the glory of God, the source of my strength and joy!

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Keith Michael Carroll is  feeling grateful at  Saint Patrick Church in York Pa
It has been a busy weekend! Since my mother's passing on Friday I was honored to celebrate the First Communion Mass where 25 of our second graders received Jesus for the first time. Afterwards I celebrated a Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday afternoon confessions and 4:30 pm Mass where another one of my young parishioners received their first Holy Communion.
This morning I heard morning confessions and the 8 am Mass. Later in the afternoon I concelebrated alongside Bishop Gainer for the Annual Diocesan Scout Recognition Mass before returning to the parish to celebrate the Sunday Evening Mass.
I look forward tomorrow to getting back to my regular routine of teaching, serving lunch, and greeting our school students at the end of the day. Last week I was so blessed to spend lots of time with my mother as she prepared to enter eternal life. In the midst of everything I was blessed to attend our school children's concert and was uplifted by the patriotic songs.
While I am sure many people would have understood if I were to decide to take a break from my daily activities, it is not in my makeup. As pastor I felt it was important to attend the concert, officiate at the first communion and funeral, and attend the Diocesan Scout Mass since I am the chaplain. Why? The answer is simple...a father never abandons his children.
I am a priest! It is the Eucharist and prayer that sustains me. The past few weeks have been taxing for this young priest but God has given me the energy and grace to get through it and will continue to do it. Yes on Thursday I will bury my mom. Is there sadness? Absolutely! At the same time there is also joy in knowing that she is finally at peace.
A new chapter has begun, not a life without mom,but with my mom present in a whole different way. Yesterday's First Communion Mass was not just the first communion for our second graders, but also the first time when my mother joined me in an unique and special way around the altar of sacrifice.
I have so many stories to tell of God's blessings since last week, which I feel that it is important to share in the coming days and weeks. Our Lord works wonders each and every day! God is good...all the time! Thank you all for the prayers, my family and I appreciate them!
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