Can you greet? Can you ush?

Can you greet? Can you ush?

Dear outgoing person: It’s hard for you, this time of social distancing—right? You’re called to encounter people and to help them to feel welcome. Want to live that calling in a way that fills a real parish need? Can you make it to Mass 20 minutes or so early and stay a few minutes late?…

Updates

The bins are back!

The bins are back!

July 11, 2020

Were you among the loyal recyclers of junk mail, flattened cardboard, magazines and phone books who was disappointed recently to find that the recycling bins had vanished from the northwest parking lot at the corner of Whitman Avenue and West 38th Street? Go look again! Two replacement bins have been delivered, providing a little more volume than we had before,…

NFP Awareness Week: July 19-25, 2020

NFP Awareness Week: July 19-25, 2020

July 10, 2020

This year’s theme for National Family Planning Awareness Week, “Live the truth and beauty of God’s plan for married love,” honors the legacy of Humanae vitae. We are invited to reflect on our openness to God’s plan for married love and responsible parenthood, celebrating how “it’s about love, it’s about life, it’s about freedom, it’s about gift.” This is a…

Area parishes welcome Father Justin Freeman to MetroHealth

July 10, 2020

Effective June 1, 2020, Fr. Justin Freeman, O de M, has been appointed to serve as Catholic Chaplain of MetroHealth Medical Center with residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish. Because the COVID-19 pandemic has forced MetroHealth and other facilities to strictly adhere to policies impacting the work of parish priests, Father Justin is a true blessing to our…

Too much money in your pocket?

Too much money in your pocket?

July 10, 2020

We can help! The 50-50 Club has restarted their monthly drawing, which benefits the daily operations of the parish. Tickets are available in the rectory during regular hours of operation and after Sunday Masses. The tickets come with an addressed return envelope in packs of 2, 5, or 10. They can also be returned to the rectory as long as…

Limited access to rectory during COVID-19

Limited access to rectory during COVID-19

July 3, 2020

While our hope is to warmly welcome everyone to Saint Patrick Parish, for the time being the rectory building is limited to clergy, employees and scheduled volunteers. All other visits are by appointment only, as we need to ensure social distancing at all times. All visitors are required to wear masks and to sanitize their hands when entering the building.…

What happened to paper recycling?

What happened to paper recycling?

June 24, 2020

Go here for an update to this post. Dedicated recyclers may have been dismayed recently to notice the disappearance of the two paper and cardboard recycling bins from the northwest parking lot. But don’t worry: the St. Patrick Parish isn’t abandoning its long-standing effort to reduce the amount of waste that heads to landfills. We’re awaiting replacement bins, and they…

Mass on the Grass starting in July

Mass on the Grass starting in July

June 20, 2020

Our parishioners know how hot the church building can become during the peak summer months. Usually electric fans are used for air flow but this may not be the best option due to the release of respiratory droplets from each individual. We are also concerned about people’s comfort as facial masks continue to be required. For these reasons, we will…