Happy New Year!
The Epiphany of the Lord
“Lord, ev’ry nation on earth will adore you.”
The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Prayer & Reflection on yesterday’s feast day.
“She then, as mother of Christ, is the mother of our wisdom and justice, of our holiness and redemption. She is more our mother than the mother of our flesh. Our birth from her is better, for from her is born our holiness, our wisdom, our justice, our sanctification, our redemption.”—Saint Aelred of Rievaulx
Why do we celebrate?
To honor Mary as the Theotokos, the Mother of God, is to celebrate the unique role that she played (and continues to play) in God’s plan of salvation.
O God, who through the fruitful virginity of Blessed Mary bestowed on the human race the grace of eternal salvation, grant, we pray, that we may experience the intercession of her, through whom we were found worthy to receive the author of life, our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. (from The Roman Missal)
News from St. Pat’s – Ministry Updates & Upcoming Events
ALPHA begins January 20th 2022
8:30 AM or 6:30 PM
It may be you or it may be someone in your life who is wrestling with life’s biggest questions like, “Is there more to life than this?” “Why do bad things happen?” “Could God be real?”
The good news is we have a gathering place to share your thoughts, feelings and questions free from judgement, and form friendships that will change your life (and have free dinner if you’re in person!).
Save the Date and keep your eye out for more details coming soon!
Who will you invite?
Adopt a Sacramental Family (in prayer).
We would like to invite you to take part in the parish-wide branch of our Prayer Ministry team, through Prayer Sponsorship for Sacramental Preparation – for our students and their families who will be receiving their Sacraments (First Reconciliation, First Communion or Confirmation) this year.
Could you say a special intention for one of these families daily in 2022?
If so, contact [email protected] or call the Parish Office, to adopt your family.
Celebrating Together – Recent (or upcoming) Sacraments & Funerals celebrated in our community
Mass of Christian Burial
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered at
1:00 PM on Thursday, January 6th, 2022
for the repose of the soul of
“Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.”