Saturday, May 19, 2018

Capital Campaign - May 2018"




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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

 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?

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"

April 29, 2018


April 15, 2018

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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Friday, March 30, 2018

Divine Mercy Novena


Remember to begin Praying the Divine Mercy Novena Today through Divine Mercy Sunday.
After the Solemn Liturgy of Hours prayed on Good Friday and Holy Saturday at 10 am in the Church, the Divine Mercy Novena will be prayed.

Monday, March 26, 2018

St. Patrick Holy Week Schedule

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
TUESDAY, March 27
Confessions: 11:30–12:00 pm & 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Mass: 12:15 pm
WEDNESDAY, March 28
Confessions: 12:30-1:00 pm, 4:30– 5:00 pm 

& 7:00-8:00 pm
Mass:  5:30 pm


This is the Holiest of Weeks!
Jesus Thirsts for You!
Come to Confession and our
Liturgies to Let Him touch
Your Heart!

Behold, GOD's Love for You!


Jesus gives us His total self - His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity. He is Totally Alive! He is totally Present with us in the Eucharist as we participate in Jesus’ Passion, Death, Resurrection and His Ascension to the Father.


The Face of Jesus, now present in the Host, is looking at His People. Calling us to be healed, to be reconciled with Himself and His Father. Behold, God’s Love for You!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

"Capital Campaign Corner - March 2018"

March 18, 2018


March 11, 2018


March 04, 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?

Sunday, February 25, 2018

You Are My Beloved



Homily for 2nd Sunday of Lent

You are God’s Beloved Child!
Please take these words to heart. They are powerful. 
Perhaps you have not thought about being a Beloved Child of God. Yet, God the Father desires for You to know that You are indeed deeply loved.
You and I are a part of God’s love story. He has shared His life with us and desires for us to experience His never-ending love. 
The truth of the matter is that you are wonderful! You are amazingly and wonderfully made by an unspeakably great Creator. You are God’s beloved child.

Pope Francis once said, "Lord, I want to love You, but teach me… the difficult habit of letting myself be loved by You, to feel You close and feel Your tenderness! May the Lord give us this grace.”

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rite of Election - St. Patrick Cathedral

This afternoon, I had the privilege of accompanying our two Catechumens to the Rite of Election with Bishop Ronald Gainer at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg.

Our two Catechumens are Don Portner and Yanzhe Sun (nickname Sunny) who will be receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) at our Easter Vigil on March 31st.
Pictures show Don and Yanzhe (Sunny) with Bishop Gainer, Don with his Godparent, Patrick Fitzgerald, Sunny with her Godparent, Deacon Michael, and pictures of Cathedral.

Please keep Don and Yanzhe (Sunny) in your prayers this Lent as they prepare for the Easter Vigil. 
Yanzhe Sun pronounces her name – Yen-sa Soon.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Lent - 40 Days of Renewal



"Capital Campaign Corner - February 2018"

February 04, 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?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

"Capital Campaign Corner - January 2018"

January 21, 2018

January 07, 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?