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

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…

US bishops respond to national protest & accompanying violence

June 20, 2020

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued a statement on George Floyd and the protests in American cities that have taken place over the last several days. The following is an important excerpt: The killing of George Floyd was senseless and brutal, a sin that cries out to heaven…

Important information about parish reopening

Important information about parish reopening

May 19, 2020

See the Letter from Fr. Gurnick https://youtu.be/AGKS1FS1Niw A few highlights. Be sure to read the entire letter as well. The bishops of Ohio continue to dispense all Catholics, especially those that are at-risk, from their Sunday Mass obligation.Father Gurnick provides guidance for elderly members, those with serious health issues, those who may be exposed to environments where COVID-19 is prevalent…