Catholic Vote/Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship
The Catholic bishops of the United States are pleased to offer to the Catholic faithful Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship , our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics.This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge you to use this statement to help form your conscience in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching. The statement lifts up our dual heritage as both faithful Catholics and American citizens with rights and duties as participants in the civil order.
On the USCCB website you will find Church teaching on participation in public life, activities for families seeking to cultivate an atmosphere of civic responsibility, prayers and reflections, and much more.
Patriotic Rosary Prayer Service
Monday, November 7, 6:30 pm
The election on November 8 will be a very critical one and will set the course of our nation for years to come. Therefore, we will gather here at St. Patrick Church on the eve of the election, Monday, November 7, to pray for our nation. We will pray the Patriotic Rosary which is a stirring and enlightening strategy incorporating patriotic music as well as quotes from the Founding Fathers with the rosary. We will pray for each state of the Union as well as all levels of government. Everyone is invited to join us in prayer.
Use Prudence In Voting Booth
Use prudence in voting booth
SVDP - Top Hat Award
St. Patrick parishioner Christine Richardson was recognized with the highest award given by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the "Top Hat" award, for her compassion and service to the poor. Christine was presented the award by Bishop Robert Muench and parishioner Crystal Chatelain, who is SVDP President. Congratulations Christine and thank you for working tirelessly to serve the poor of our community!
Sunday: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday: 6:00 PM (followed by Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help)
Wednesday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 a.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Confessions on Saturday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Holy Day Schedule:
Masses at 6:30 a.m., 12:00 noon, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. each day for lunch
You can also make a donation for Flood Relief by clicking here!
- Father Matthew Dupre', Pastor
- Deacon Peter Walsh, Deacon Assistant
- Mrs. Sandra Colomb, Business Manager
- Mrs. Cherly Kershaw, Receptionist/Secretary
- Mrs. Yvette Caillouet, Formation Secretary/Liturgy
- Mrs. Maria Danos, Bulletin Editor/Secretary
- Mrs. Melissa Harshbarger, Youth Minister
- Ms. Lisa Trahan, Director of Religious Formation
- Mrs. Vivian Lucek, Music Coordinator
- Mrs. Theresa Farris, Preschool Director
- Mr. Tom Guidry, Maintenance
Readings for the Week of October 23, 2016
- Sunday: Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 / Ps 34:2-3, 17-19, 23 / 2 Tm 4:6-8, 16-18 / Lk 18:9-14
- Monday: Eph 4:32—5:8 / Ps 1:1-4, 6 / Lk 13:10-17
- Tuesday: Eph 5:21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32 / Ps 128:1-5 / Lk 13:18-21
- Wednesday: Eph 6:1-9 / Ps 145:10-14 / Lk 13:22-30
- Thursday: Eph 6:10-20 / Ps 144:1-2, 9-10 / Lk 13:31-35
- Friday: Eph 2:19-22 / Ps 19:2-5 / Lk 6:12-16
- Saturday: Phil 1:18b-26 / Ps 42:2-3, 5 / Lk 14:1, 7-11
- Next Sunday: Wis 11:22—12:2 / Ps 145: 1-2, 8-11, 13-14 / 2 Thes 1:11—2:2 / Lk 19:1-10
ST. PATRICK YOUTH GROUP IS KICKING OFF ANOTHER FUN YEAR! Click here to join!
St. Benedict Medal
The Medal or Cross of St. Benedict has become very popular in recent years. People wear it as jewelry around their necks and wrists, and I have even seen it on t-shirts and sweat shirts. Have you ever wondered what was on the St. Benedict Medal and what it all means? Let's take a closer look at the St. Benedict Medal and Cross. If you are wearing one or have one in your possession, you might want to take a closer look at it as you read this article and grow in your appreciation of both its history and its powerful meaning. Read more...
Prayer for Safety in Hurricane Season
O God, Master of this passing world,
hear the humble voices of your children.
The Sea of Galilee obeyed Your order
and returned to its former quietude.
You are still the Master of land and sea.
We live in the shadow of a danger over which we have no control:
the Gulf, like a provoked and angry giant,
can awake from its seeming lethargy,
overstep its conventional boundaries,
invade our land,
and spread chaos and disaster.
During this hurricane season we turn to You, O loving Father.
Spare us from past tragedies whose memories are still so vivid
and whose wounds seem to refuse to heal with passing of time.
O Virgin, Star of the Sea, Our beloved Mother,
we ask you to plead with your Son in our behalf,
so that spared from the calamities common to this area
and animated with a true spirit of gratitude,
we will walk in the footsteps of your Divine Son
to reach the heavenly Jerusalem
where a stormless eternity awaits us. Amen.