Charity and mercy
Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

This Sunday, the Gospel warns us about the dangers of self-aggrandizement, placing oneself above others, seeking notoriety in the world, trying to affirm oneself by putting others down. We are reminded that this kind of attitude not only will not deliver the happiness we long for, but will inexorably lead to embarrassment sooner or later because there will always be somebody greater than us or with greater power that will claim for themselves the spotlight we are seeking and push us to the side.
In a few days, the Holy Father Francis will canonize a woman who is widely recognized, even by non-Christians, as one of the leading figures of the twentieth-century because of her charitable work. I am speaking, of course, of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta who will become a saint next Sunday.
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Religious education

CCD or Sunday School are the traditional names given to Religious education programs or catechesis for children. Children enrolled in St. Patrick Catholic School and other Catholic schools typically receive religious education as part of the School curriculum.

The name CCD is an acronym for Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, a title that was used for Catechetical meetings organized in parishes.

St. Patrick Catholic Church has a Sunday School program for children and teenagers ages 4 to 17. The school is organized by grade. Children are assigned to grades based on their age and their knowledge of the faith.

Sunday School is not just a program to prepare children for the reception of one or more sacraments but for them to receive Christian formation. While great care is taken in the preparation for the reception of the sacraments, parents are encouraged to enroll their children for every year of formation and not just as immediate preparation for a sacrament.

Our Sunday School year goes from September through May. Classes meet every Sunday after 9:30 AM Mass in the School building. A calendar is published at the beginning of every school year.

Thank you!

On behalf of the more than 100 children who received backpacks with School supplies due to your generous support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society back to school drive.

Gracias a su generosidad, los voluntarios de san Vicente de Paul distribuyeron más de 100 mochilas con útiles escolares a niños cuyas familias tienen dificultades financieras.

Truth and mercy

A series published in the parish bulletin summarizing Amoris Laetitia.
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Verdad y Misericordia

Serie de columnas en el boletín resumiendo Amoris Laetitia.
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Christian Initiation of Adults - RCIA
Iniciación cristiana de adultos

If you have not completed your Christian initiation, you have not received Confirmation or have not made your First Holy Communion RCIA is for you or if you are an adult who has never been baptized or has been baptized in another Christian denomination, RCIA is for you. Classes begin in September. Please call the Parish Office.

Book discussion

We are currently reading "Dear and glorious physician. A historical novel about St. Luke" by Taylor Caldwell.

The first meeting will take place on August 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM in the Rectory.


Have you gone through divorce? Are you hurting because of a separation? Are you in need of healing?

Our support group for separated and divorced persons meets every Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Barry Hall.



Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers

We are in need of Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers. If you are interested in serving in these important ministries, please call our Parish Office at 305-531-1124.

Necesitamos Lectores y Ministros de la Eucaristía. Si usted esta interesado en servir en estos importantes ministerios, por favor llame la Oficina Parroquial al 305-531-1124.