called to be a community of saints

Called
to be a Community of Saints 2017

Do you believe that you are called to be a saint?

Are you aware that the Church needs us to be saints? Most of us don’t think that the call to be a saint is meant for us, but for others. However, in St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians we are reminded that “Christ loved the Church, and gave Himself up for her, to make her holy”. We, as Church, in our daily life, are gifted with holiness; graced by God. That call is for us to take small steps each day to be receptive to God at work in us and to live the grace we have received.

Each of the past two years we have had a spiritual theme for our parish that guided many of our celebrations. In 2015, we celebrated our 100th Anniversary and reflected on the many blessings of our parish. In 2016, Pope Francis guided us through a Jubilee Year of Mercy. In 2017, St. Patrick Parish will celebrate that we have been Called to be a Community of Saints.

This year will be filled with many opportunities for us to be nourished at the altar, to reflect upon and pray to those recognized by the Church as Saints, to be inspired by renowned speakers and praise God in song, and to walk with one another on our path to holiness. May we be living examples to the world of the gift of holiness in our parish community!

Save the Date

Upcoming Parish Events

We look forward to sharing with our entire Parish family a year filled with events and opportunities for reflection, prayer, inspiration and praise. Browse our events for 2017—and let us together celebrate the Call to be a Community of Saints.

2017 Opening Event
January 22-23

Opening Mass 2017
January 29

Ash Wednesday
March 1

Stations of the Cross
March 3 – April 7

24 Hours with the Lord
March 3 – March 4

St. Patrick’s Day Madness
March 17

Feast of the Annunciation Pilgrimage
March 25

Tenebrae Service of Darkness
April 11

Holy Week Services and Easter Celebration
April 11 – April 16

The Epistle of Ephesians
March 23 – May 11

Bells of St. Mary’s
April 21

Intercessions to Mary Undoer of Knots
The Month of May

Marian Procession
May 5

24 Hours with the Lord
June 16 – 17

Consecration of Homes & Families
June 25

Resources

Journey with the Saints!

On our journey to Sainthood, may we use the resources in this section to follow the example of our chosen Saints, to become inspired by their stories and virtues, and to seek their intercession through prayer.

Featured Saints of the Year

Featured Saints of the Year

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Pope Francis

Reflections from Pope Francis

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quotes and inspiration

Quotes and Inspiration

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“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us” – Ephesians 5:1

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Volunteer

Are you ready to answer God’s call to become an everyday saint? Discover the many ways to can help bring our 2017 Year events to life!

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