Liturgy Times and Information

What is Liturgy?

The word Liturgy comes from the Greek, which means the people’s work. It was a public work done for the service of others. In ancient Greek it originally meant the cooperation of all citizens to make society work. The Catholic Church defines Liturgy as the public worship for the service of others. Liturgy is public prayer and ritual, it is communal in nature. There is nothing private about the Mass.

As Christians, we are called to be Christ to others. We are called to be of service, and this attitude is required of us at Liturgy. This responsibility to be of service to others comes from our Baptism and it is at the heart of being Catholic. Yet, many times you will hear people say “I don’t get anything out of mass.” If one were to search the scriptures and the sacred tradition of the Catholic Church this attitude is never taught by Jesus or by the Catholic Church. It is in giving the Christ that is found within us at Liturgy to others; that we receive.

Weekend 

Saturday:  5:00 p.m.
Sunday:   8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:00 p.m (Youth & Young Adult Liturgy)

Weekday

Mon – Fri:  8:00 a.m.
Tues, Wed, Thu:   5:30 p.m.

Reconciliation 

Saturday:   3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Or by Appointment – Contact

Participation in Liturgy

Visitors to St. Patrick always comment that we have life-giving and vibrant Masses and they wish they could take St. Patrick home with them! It is the ultimate compliment that someone can pay to our parish. Our uplifting Liturgies come from an understanding that all members of our Catholic Community take their role as a member of the assembly seriously and each of us has a spiritual responsibility to bring others to Jesus Christ at Mass.

St. Patrick has hundreds upon hundreds of parishioners involved in liturgy from the altar servers, to lectors, Eucharistic ministers, hospitality ministers, sacristans, art and environment members, and music ministers they are at Mass every Sunday simply seeking to bring others to Christ through the Word of God and Eucharist.

As Christians, we are called to be Christ to others. We are called to be of service, and this attitude is required of us at Liturgy. This responsibility to be of service to others comes from our Baptism and it is at the heart of being Catholic. Yet, many times you will hear people say “I don’t get anything out of mass.” If one were to search the scriptures and the sacred tradition of the Catholic Church this attitude is never taught by Jesus or by the Catholic Church. It is in giving the Christ that is found within us at Liturgy to others; that we receive.

Weekend Masses

Weekend Liturgies are in the main sanctuary. Our brothers and sisters from different Faith traditions are welcome to join us for prayer and please feel free to ask our Hospitality Ministers for any direction you may need.

Follow along with the Daily and Sunday Readings
Live Stream Mass: Mass with the Passionist Fathers
Local Live Stream: View mass online at the Cathedral

Daily Masses

Daily mass is held in our smaller chapel adjacent to the main church. Our Daily Mass Chapel entrance is located on the Southwestern side of our Worship Center. It seats 180+ people and is used for our Weekday masses, and for smaller funerals, weddings and other sacramental rites. The space is also used for classes and special gatherings. Holy Days masses are listed in the bulletin.

Read Daily Reflections on the Readings from Creighton University

Sacrament of Reconciliation

This sacrament is also known as Sacrament of Penance and confession. Reconciliation is used to show the full grace of this sacrament to restore and make right our relationship with God. This sacrament is celebrated on Saturdays 3:30-4:30pm, with the Reconciliation Chapels (confessionals) located next to our baptismal font in the main sanctuary. When leaving the confessionals, the doors open to the baptismal font to remind us that even though our sins hurt the community, we are reconciled to the community as well.

During special seasons such as Advent and Lent we have Penance Services with priests being present. We also encourage appointments with our priests, who are always open to celebrate this sacrament with you. God is merciful and kind and Catholics can celebrate that so well.

Download an Examination of Conscience
Read more on Making a Good Confession