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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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Capital Campaign - July 2018


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LINKS


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TitleDescription
Campaign CornerWeekly Bulletin Features
Campaign Work ProjectsList of Active Projects
Information & Photos
July 15, 2018

July 08, 2015

July 01, 2018

 CAMPAIGN PLEDGE CARD
(Click Here)

(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?

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." 
Read America's Founding Documents:

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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Parish Missions and Ministries
Click Title to View Ministries within a Mission
Evangelization
Education
Pastoral
Liturgy
Social Concerns & Outreach

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

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Capital Campaign - June 2018




CAPITAL CAMPAIGN LINKS


Click Title to View Link
TitleDescription
Campaign CornerWeekly Bulletin Features
Campaign Work ProjectsList of Active Projects
Information & Photos
 CAMPAIGN PLEDGE CARD
(Click Here)

(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?

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.