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Vacation Bible School Slideshows Posted

A massive THANK YOU is in order for all of the wonderful staff members, parents, and teen volunteers who spent many hours working hard so our children can encounter Christ. Vacation Bible School is always a big hit with kids because it helps them understand their faith in a fun and exciting way! Check out these slideshows from the two weeks of VBS at the parish this year.



St. Patrick Assisting St. Lucy Parish in Gila Bend

St. Patrick has quietly helped many different parishes that have needed some financial assistance. This time we are supporting Fr. Joy in Gila Bend, Arizona at St Lucy’s. This is the first time they have a full-time priest in many years! Fr Joy spent the last nine years in Bagdad, Az and did great work with the people. St. Lucy’s is in dire need of work on the rectory and the church. We are always looking for ways in which we can help. Please pray for Fr. Joy and the people of his parish! 

Food Drive Supporting Vista Del Camino

StPatsCityStrong, a ministry of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is conducting a FOOD DRIVE in support of Vista Del Camino, a social services initiative of the City of Scottsdale. Boxes/Bins for the FOOD DRIVE will be located at the lobby of your building starting Tuesday July 5th till Friday July 29th.

Please help us replenish Vista Del Camino’s food shelves during the summer months. Food supply at Vista Del Camino runs pretty low during the summer months, during which time most indigent families need the supply. According to the Association of Arizona Food Banks: nearly 1 in 5 Arizonans (1.15 million people) live in poverty; 1 in 4 of Arizona children (434,840 children) suffer from food insecurity; Arizona ranked 6th highest in the nation for individuals living in poverty and 5th highest for children.

List of the most needed items:
· Meat (canned (tuna, chicken)
· Beans (refried, kidney, pinto)
· Fruit & Vegetables – Canned
· Cereal (whole grain, low sugar)
· Meals – canned or boxed (chili, ravioli, stews, soups, mac-n-cheese, hamburger helper, etc)
· Pet Food Small Bags- up to 5 lbs for cats and dogs
· Toiletries – toothpaste, shampoos, bar soap and bathroom tissue
· Laundry Soap

Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. Your support brings sunshine to the lives of many !!!

StPatsCityStrong is a ministry at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church whose one initiative is to support Vista del Camino, a social services arm of the City of Scottsdale. Vista del Camino provides a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency.

Vista del Camino services are available on site at 7700 E. Roosevelt St., Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling (480) 312-2323


Healing Mass Homily – Fr. Stephan Bauer

St. Patrick was honored to host the Crosier religious order of priests and brothers. One of their gifts are ministering to the sick and offering healing. Their patroness St. Odilia has an interesting story shared by Fr. Stephan Bauer at the homily during mass. Hundreds of people stayed after mass to touch the relics of St. Odilia and receiving the anointing of the sick.

Download the Prayer of St. Francis

The Prayer of St. Francis

There is concern by many regarding the events around the world and in our country. These difficult moments are the opportunities for Christians to respond with courage and offering wisdom to those who live with no hope. The greatest prayer for Christians to pray daily during these times is the Prayer of St Francis. Download a large version of this prayer to use as a wallpaper on your computer by clicking the image below.

Listen to Fr. Eric’s homily from July 10

The Prayer of St. Francis

Faith Formation for Kids – Sign Ups Coming Soon

As the summer comes to a close it’s time once again to register your children in Formation Programs! Below you can find the details:


Young Disciples – Age 4 through Age 5

Starts up again August 20/21


CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of the Word) – Kindergarten through 3rd Grade

Starts up again August 20/21. Volunteers are needed! Please contact dirlenborn(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) for more information. Three training dates are available.


Students Who Wish to Recieve the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist, or Confirmation – 2nd through 5th Grade

View our orientation schedule online. For more information please call Sharon Fabyanic at 480.998.3843 x-223 or by email at sfabyanic(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign) 


St. Patrick Parish to Participate in Feed My Starving Children

Last year, in one weekend, St. Patrick’s parishioners helped to pack over 1 million meals for children across the world.

Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: kids and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and the meals are shipped to partner organizations for distribution in over 70 countries.

This is a great opportunity for families to serve: children 5 and older can participate under adult supervision. After a simple, moving orientation that demonstrates how to work in teams and have fun making the nutritional MannaPacks, we pack for 2 hours. Make a difference! Click the links below to register for days/times:

Friday, July 29 from 3-5pm
Saturday, July 30 from 12-2pm

Sunday, July 31 from 1-3pm

Where: Phoenix Convention Center, Hall F, South Bldg, 33 South 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85054
When: Friday 7/29 3-5PM and/or Saturday 7/30 12-2PM and/or Sunday 7/31 1-3PM.
Who: All Are Welcome!


Learn more about the mission of Feed My Starving Children

Tricia Hoyt on The Bishop’s Hour

Michael Dixon hosts a lively radio show on Immaculate Heart Radio called “The Bishop’s Hour” and our very own Director of Evangelization, Family Ministry, and Adult Formation Tricia Hoyt is presenting eight sessions on the life and writings of St. Paul! Tricia is an expert in her field, and her knowledge is sure to help you better understand our Catholic faith.  On June 20th, Tricia spoke on Galatians and 1st Corinthians. On July 11th she will present on 2nd Corinthians and Philippians. Tune in at 11:00 AM to 1310 AM or listen online. You can hear episodes recorded below:

Listen on Itunes

Listen online


Pray for the Victims of the Orlando Tragedy

We continue to pray as a community for all those who lost their lives in Orlando. As Christians we stand boldly in the hope of Christ — and as Disciples, we make a commitment to act as Jesus in our world by bringing hope.

Below is a statement by our local bishops on the tragedy:

Statement from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted and Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares Regarding the Orlando Mass Shootings

PHOENIX — We join the Holy Father in encouraging the faithful to pray for the victims, families and first responders of those involved in the tragic events of the Orlando mass shootings.

We express our profound condolences for the victims of this senseless act of terror, and support the statements made by Pope Francis, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville and the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan, shared below:

A statement from Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville
President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

WASHINGTON—Waking up to the unspeakable violence in Orlando reminds us of how precious human life is. Our prayers are with the victims, their families and all those affected by this terrible act. The merciful love of Christ calls us to solidarity with the suffering and to ever greater resolve in protecting the life and dignity of every person.

Message from Orlando Bishop John G. Noonan

A sword has pierced the heart of our city. Since learning of the tragedy this morning, I have urged all to pray for the victims, the families and first responders. I pray that the Lord’s mercy will be upon us during this time of sadness, shock and confusion. I urge people of faith to turn their hearts and souls to the great physician, our Lord Jesus Christ, who consoles and carries us through suffering with mercy and tenderness. The healing power of Jesus goes beyond our physical wounds but touches every level of our humanity: physical, emotional, social, spiritual. Jesus calls us to remain fervent in our protection of life and human dignity and to pray unceasingly for peace in our world.

Priests, deacons and counselors from the Diocese of Orlando and Catholic Charities of Central Florida are serving at the Aid Center established by the City of Orlando. They are on site helping victims and families on the front lines of this tragedy. Throughout the day, they are offering God’s love and mercy to those who are facing unimaginable sorrow. They will remain vigilant and responsive to the needs of our hurting brothers and sisters.

I have asked all of our parishes to include prayer intentions during the celebration of Sunday Mass today where close to 400,000 registered Catholics participate in nine counties of Central Florida. At our 91 parishes and missions, today’s prayers have been offered for victims of violence and acts of terror…for their families and friends…and all those affected by such acts against God’s love. We pray for the people of the city of Orlando that God’s mercy and love will be upon us as we seek healing and consolation.

Below is the statement of Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office, expressing the Pope’s condolences for the victims of the shootings this weekend:

The terrible massacre that has taken place in Orlando, with its dreadfully high number of innocent victims, has caused in Pope Francis, and in all of us, the deepest feelings of horror and condemnation, of pain and turmoil before this new manifestation of homicidal folly and senseless hatred. Pope Francis joins the families of the victims and all of the injured in prayer and in compassion. Sharing in their indescribable suffering he entrusts them to the Lord so they may find comfort. We all hope that ways may be found, as soon as possible, to effectively identify and contrast the causes of such terrible and absurd violence which so deeply upsets the desire for peace of the American people and of the whole of humanity.

May all those involved know the compassion and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ.