Browsing Why We Do What We Do

Browsing Why We Do What We Do

The Church Helps Us to Remember Our Beloved Dead

Posted by St. Patrick Catholic Church

By: Pamela Folse

One of the wonderful things about being a Catholic is our rich tradition. The fall is a time full of such traditions, beginning with All Saints Day on November 1 followed by All Souls’ Day on November 2. All Saints Day is a Holy Day of ... Read More »

The Sign of the Cross

Posted by St. Patrick Catholic Church

By: Pamela Folse

The first prayer that most of us learned as children was the Sign of the Cross. I remember kneeling beside the bed with my mom and we would practice the gesture over and over while reciting “In the name of the Father, and of the Son, ... Read More »

The Bells at St. Patrick

Posted by St. Patrick Catholic Church

By: Pamela Folse, The Shamrock - August 16, 2020

Bells have always been an important part of divine worship. Their original purpose was three-fold. First, the bells were to sound a joyful noise to the Lord and to ward off evil spirits. In the Roman Ritual for the blessing ... Read More »