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St. Patrick Catholic Church

Parish Offices Closed

The parish offices will be closed on Friday, December 8th in Honor of the Immaculate Conception

December 25-January 1st

We will be closed for the Christmas Holiday.  We will reopen on Monday, November 27th at 8:30 a.m.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration will be held on Sunday, December 3rd, beginning at 1:30 p.m. and closing with Benediction at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for prayer and quite time with the Lord.


Up Coming Events

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December Altar Duty

December 8 Immaculate Conception   Fe Guerrero &
December 10 Retirement Fund for Religious   San Juana Castanon
December 17 Works of Mercy
December 25 Christmas

Holiday & Penance Schedule


The Boy Scouts will be selling Christmas Wreath's after ALL weekend Masses Dec 9-10th.  Please help support our Scouts!

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree has been placed in front of the statue of Saint Joseph.  Please take an ornament, purchase the item, and bring it to the rectory during office hours. Do not wrap the gift but remember to attach the ornament to it so the gift will be delivered to the appropriate child. These gifts will be delivered to the ARK and Birthright. The We hope that our parishioners will be able to provide each child with a set of clothes, a toiletry item, and a game or toy.  The ARK is always in need of standard items such as strollers, blankets, DVD movies, and books. Please bring your gift to the Rectory by Monday, Dec. 20th.  If you have questions please call DeNeise Thomson at 855-7391.


Christmas Poinsettia Memorials

The Altar & Rosary Society will be accepting donations for poinsettias in memory or honor of someone special in your life, living or deceased.  The donation is $15.00 per person or family.  The poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary on Christmas Eve and will remain for several weeks.  The names will be placed on the flowers. Your donation check should be made out to St. Patrick’s Altar & Rosary Society and include your name, phone number and the person(s) you are naming for remembrance.  Please drop the envelope in the collection basket or send it to the rectory.  For more information, call Mildred Hoffer at 884-5975.



We are proud to annouce that we have a Parish App.  The App allows you to have all the parish information at your fingertips, including Online Giving, the Bulletin, Mass Times, Daily Meditations and so much more.  You can also sign up for notifications for the ministries you are interested in to get the latest news and updates.  This is a vital tool for our parish to communicate with our parishioners.  Go to your play store and download the App today.  Search for St Patrick Corpus Christi.

SUNDAY (Sunday Collection)
MERCY (Works of Mercy)
IMMACULATE (Immaculate Conception)
RELIGIOUS (Retirement Fund for Religious)

CHRISTMAS (Christmas)
GIFTS (Gifts & Donations)
SCHOOL (School Endowment)
ANGEL (Guardian Angel Tuition)

OnLine Giving


BIBLE STUDY - New Class Exodus


Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception is a Holy Day of Obligation. The Mass schedule is as follows:

December 7th, Vigil 5:30 p.m.
December 8, 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:05 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

This is a Holy day of obligation.  The parish offices will be closed in observance of the Holy day.


Christmas Communal Penance Services

Our priests do their best to make the sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance) available to everyone, especially during the holidays.  Prepare yourself for Christmas with one of these services or see our Christmas Schedule for additional times for individual confessions.

St. Patrick Church, Monday, December 18th at 7:00 p.m.
St. Thomas More, Monday, December 20th at 7:00 p.m.


Parish Wide Christmas Social




Christmas Pageant Practices
Dec. 10th:  2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (C) 
Dec. 17th:  2 p.m. - 4 p.m. (C) 
Dec. 24th:  3 p.m. until Mass begins. The Christmas Play will be during the 5 p.m. Christmas Vigil



Sunday, December 17th at 9 a.m. in the Parish Hall.  All other grades meet in their classrooms.

CCD Registration
We continue Registration for CCD 2017-2018. Forms are available online, in the CCD office or in the back of the church on the CCD bulletin board. COMING SOON:  You will be able to fill out the forms and submit them from the website.  Check back the website in January.  Completed forms can be mailed, dropped off in the CCD office, or put in the church collection basket. New students need to provide a copy of their birth certificate and baptismal certificate, if already baptized. Children in Pre-K must be 3 years of age before Sept. 1st.

Visit the Religious Education page for more information.


Youth News


Classes are in full swing. Confirmation classes will not meet, December 26th for the Christmas Holiday.


Edge (Middle School Youth Group, Grades 6-8) 
Our next meeting will be Dec. 17th at the Cocoa & Carols in the Parish Hall.

Life Teen

Life Teen meets on Sunday evenings from 7-9 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  On December 17th we will attending the Parish Wide Christmas Social in the Parish Hall.


Prayer Blanket Ministry

The Prayer Blanket Ministry will be meeting Saturday, December 16th from 11 a.m.—1 p.m. in Our Lady of Knock Hall.  They are looking for new volunteers to help keep this ministry going.  Sewing skills are NOT a requirement.  There are many other ways you can help.  This ministry brings comfort to those who are struggling or suffering, sick, in the hospital or bedridden.  These beautiful lap blankets (3x4 approximately) are prayed over as they are made and come with a prayer booklet with prayers for the recipient.  Knowing that people have prayed for them and that the blankets have been blessed by our priests, goes a long way in their healing process.   We often run out of the blankets at the rectory, because so many people ask for them.  The success of this ministry is due completely to the volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and prayer to this rewarding ministry.  If you have a couple of hours once a month to help out, show up this Saturday or call Liz at 443-6086.  Donations of fabric, thread and other sewing items are always welcome.

We are looking for volunteers to usher at all 5 weekend Masses.  An usher serves a vital function in parish life because he or she is one of the first persons that parishioners and newcomers meet on entering the church prior to worship.  By their warm greeting, gathering of the offertory and other services, ushers not only create a welcoming atmosphere but also facilitate the smooth flow of the Mass.  If you’re interested call Wayne Hoffer at 947-1945 or Chuck Broadwick at 813-7970.


Please call the Parish Office at 855-7391 to speak to one of the priests or Sr. Avelina if you're interested in signing up for RCIA. Forms are available in the foyer of the church or online. RCIA meets Thursday evenings in the Upper Room of the Parish Hall from 7:00-9:00 p.m.


The purpose of our Society is to promote praying the Rosary and cultivate a greater devotion to our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar through Mary Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.

The Altar Rosary Society has played an important part of St. Patrick’s Parish and we are looking for new members.  Membership is open to all ladies of the parish.  We meet on the lst Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Every meeting is opened with the recitation of the Rosary.  Membership is $10.00 per year.  Our next meeting is Thursday, December 7th.

We purchase and maintenance of altar linens, the priests’ vestments, stoles and cassocks and care of the altar server cassocks and surpluses. We set up the seasonal decorations and flowers during Easter, Advent and Christmas. Our Society also maintains the Sacristy candles and furnishes the hosts, wine and other articles needed for Mass and the cleaning supplies, etc. required to maintain the church.  We also assist with any other church functions and the cleaning of the church throughout the year.  Our flower purchases are supplemented by parishioner contributions during Easter and Christmas.  Other income is derived from the our Annual Christmas Bazaar with it’s Silent Auction and Raffle in the fall, the Card party in the summer.

Many of our members and their families are involved in other ministries as well, such as ACTS, Men’s Bible Study, CCD, Bible Study, Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist, Lectors, choir members, ushers.  It’s a great way to meet people.

We are very grateful to the parishioners of St. Patrick's for their support and assistance throughout the year.  If you feel that this ministry is for you, we would love to have you.  God’s blessings to all.



Our parishioner software allows you to login to see and print your contributions, see Religious Ed information if your child is in Catechesis and update personal information i.e. phone numbers, addresses, etc.  If you would like to have access to your information, this is a safe and secure website.  This is a very important tool for the parish and it will help us keep the most current contact information for your family.

TO SIGN UP:  Log in to

After you  are on the website, click on New User.  Another screen will appear and you fill out the information.  The Organization will be St Patrick, Corpus Christi.  You create the username you wish to use.  Fill in your First Name, Last Name, Phone #, Address, email, etc… and click submit registration.  Once you’re registration has been approved, you will receive an email with a temporary password.  Once you log in the first time, you will need to change your password.


School Calendar

Dec 5-7 - Santa Shop
Dec 8 - 8 a.m. Mass -Feast of the Immaculate Conception HDO
Dec 12 8 a.m. Mass followed by 6th Grade Celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe Program SPC
Dec 17- 7 p.m. Parish Wide Cocoa & Carols
Dec 18 - 10 a.m. School Penance Service
Dec 19 - 7 p.m. Christmas Program
Dec 20 - 8 p.m. Mass, 9:30 a.m. Repeat of  Christmas Program, Christmas Class Parties; Noon Dismissal, No Lunch or Ext. Day; Last day  of 2nd quarter **Please  be sure all financial obligations are current.
Dec 25 Christmas HDO
Dec 21 – Jan. 3 Christmas Holidays





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