Spiritual Life

TO ENRICH THE SPIRITUAL GROWTH OF ST. PATRICK'S FAMILY

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS - RCIA TEAM
     Provides religious formation for adults wishing to join the Catholic Church. The needs are:

  • Catechists  -  persons responsible for giving class presentations and/or leading Sunday morning Scripture discussion.
  • Partners   - persons who accompany the Candidates on the journey and attend sessions with them. Needed from September through early March.
  • Hospitality -  persons responsible for physical arrangements, coordinating  volunteers to provide refreshments for weekly meetings, and volunteers to assist with arrangements and refreshments for socials and retreats.  CONTACT: Melinda LeBlanc at 752-0644

MONDAY EVENING SCRIPTURE STUDY
     Meets year round on Monday evenings from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Family Center (Library) and focuses on a variety of themes. CONTACT: Darrel LeBlanc at 752-0644.

TUESDAY MORNING SCRIPTURE STUDY
     Meets on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in the Family Center to read, reflect, and share on a variety of scriptural themes (does not meet during the summer). CONTACT: Arlene Carroll at 270-9157.

VOCATIONS COMMITTEE
     Purpose is to foster increased vocations to the priesthood and religious life through daily prayer and informing the laity of this critical need. Time required is no more than a daily commitment to prayer and the coordination of the summer vocation prayer statue program. CONTACT: Ann Suire at 752-2905.

PRAYER LINE
     This is a good ministry for anyone who wants to be involved in parish ministry but cannot attend meetings or activities. Serious or urgent prayer requests are made to the chairperson, who in turn contacts each chain. Each person on the prayer chain spends time each day praying in his/her own manner for the intentions received and calls the next person on the chain to pass on the intentions. CONTACT: St. Patrick Parish Office at 753-5750. 

BLUE ARMY
     A worldwide organization whose purpose is to spread the message of Fatima and increase devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Meets weekly on Wednesdays following the 8 a.m. Mass to pray. CONTACT: Harold Couvillon at 751-2037.

LEGION OF MARY (ACTIVE OR AUXILIARY MEMBERS)
     A worldwide association of men and women with the purpose of increasing personal holiness, fostering devotion to the Blessed Mother, and participating in charitable and apostolic works. Active members meet on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Family Center. Auxiliary members offer prayer support for the active members but are not required to attend any meetings. Both groups, however, are welcome to attend all Legion functions throughout the year. All members share in the many graces received.  CONTACT: Carole Ackman at 752-5353. 

NURSING HOME VISITATION
     Volunteers in this ministry push wheelchair bound Catholic residents of Jefferson Manor Nursing Home to the Chapel at 9:45 a.m. each Friday morning. Mass is celebrated at 10 a.m. or a Eucharistic Minister brings Holy Communion. Rosary is recited while the priest or minister bring Holy Communion to those residents who are unable to go to the chapel. Involves about 2 hours each Friday morning.  CONTACT:  Helen Gonzales at 293-0919.

EUCHARISTIC ADORER
     Volunteers are asked to give one hour each week in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament (8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on Fridays). CONTACT: Gloria Grand at 445-3541.

ROSARY LEADER
     Before the Vigil Masses every Saturday, the Rosary is recited in church at 3:25 p.m. Volunteers are scheduled to lead the Rosary on a rotating basis. Couples or individuals may volunteer. If you cannot commit to a schedule, you may sign up as a substitute to be called when needed. CONTACT: Rosie Blansett at 755-0226.

VOCATION PRAYER TEAM
     As part of the Diocesan Vocations Awareness Program, we have instituted The Vocations Prayer Statue. During Sunday Masses of Ordinary Time, an individual or family will accept the responsibility of praying for vocations. Prayers are provided as is a statue of the Holy Family to use as a focal point and reminder. At an appointed time after Mass, the family comes up to the altar and receives the statue. They return it on the following weekend to "travel" to the next home. CONTACT: Ann Suire at 752-2905.

SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES
     Several parish small groups meet in private homes on a regular basis for faith sharing and/or Scripture discussion. CONTACT: Call the Parish Office at 753-5750 and we will get you in touch with a group leader.

"THAT MAN IS YOU!" MEN'S GROUP
     An interactive adult Christian formation program for men combining the best research from science with the teachings of the Catholic faith and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of a man fully alive. That Man is You! seeks to form men who will be capable of transforming homes and society. Contact: Deacon Pete Walsh at 241-1791.