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Technology and Jesus: Staying Connected this Summer!

Summer can be a very busy time… school is out, vacation days need to be used, and the weather is great for getting out and taking a road trip. Father Eric invites us to keep God central in our lives. With the great gift of technology, we made a list of a few our favorite resources to keep you spiritually refreshed this summer. Pass on this page to a friend or family member if you find it helpful!


  • Mass times when traveling – Traveling out of state? Check out to find the nearest Catholic parish (and the times of their masses)
  • Daily mass scripture readings – Did you know we have a page on our website dedicated to the mass readings and scripture? Check it out!
  • For Food lovers – The Catholic Foodie is where faith and food collide! Check out great recipes and inspiration at
  • Daily prayer and inspiration – Pick a day of the week for a great, short reflection from an author organized by Creighton University. Read Now
  • Sunday homilies with Bishop Robert Baron – Bishop Robert Baron has lots to say about culture, religion, and our daily spiritual lives. Homilies online.
  • Sunday mass online with Fr. Edward Beck  – Watch the Catholic mass online every Sunday!
  • Teen inspiration – Check out Life Teen online… an awesome resource of videos, blogs, and articles about faith and culture.
  • Young adult inspiration – Never a dull moment at Ignitum Today, an online blog geared for young adult readers.
  • Latest Catholic news – Check out CRUX, a great source for Catholic news and commentary.

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A feast Celebrating the Body and Blood of Christ and more at St. Patrick

This Sunday the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood. This may sound a bit strange, but according to Scripture Jesus instituted the Eucharist at the last supper and said it was truly his body and blood. We come together every Sunday at Mass to recognize this — but this Sunday is of particular importance as the Church takes a moment of reflection on this important part of our faith! We are Eucharistic People because we take what we receive and GO OUT into the world to live Beyond Sunday — bringing the hope, peace, and love of Christ to all we meet. This is living out the gift of the Eucharist!

Did you know that many ministries exist at St. Patrick with the mission of providing healing and comfort to those experiencing hard times, illness, divorce, loss, or grief? Great people come together each week – help is out there! For more information and contact for each of these groups, please see page eight of our weekly bulletin – or view it online.

View This Weeks Community Connection Email

What’s Going on at St. Patrick this Weekend and Beyond!

Today we sent out our Community Connection email… view it online below:

Thank you for making St. Patrick your spiritual home. We would also like to thank everyone for making Fr. Brian Fenlon’s funeral so special — hundreds of people packed the church and hall to remember Fr. Brian. Such a gathering of community would certainly bring a warm smile to his face! View photos from the event if you were not able to attend.

We look forward to seeing you at Liturgy this weekend and at the many great opportunities for fellowship and growth throughout the week!

Click to View the Community Connection


Fr. Brian Fenlon – Funeral Information

Father Brian Fenlon was called home to eternal life the evening of May 10th. Fr. Brian was the founding Pastor of St Patrick which started in 1980. He served as Pastor until 1995. Fr. Brian began a very fruitful ministry with Hospice of the Valley for 17 years. Please check our Facebook as we will be updating it frequently with information. May the angels lead to paradise, may the martyrs come to welcome you this day, to bring you to the Holy City, the new and Eternal Jerusalem.

You are invited to celebrate the life of Fr. Brian:

Visitation & Scripture Service
Sunday, May 15   |   6:30 PM   |   Fenlon Hospitality Center

Mass of Resurrection
Monday, May 16   |   11 AM   |   St. Patrick Catholic Community

Potluck Reception in Fenlon Hospitality Center following mass. Food may be dropped off at the kitchen before mass. All are welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office at (480) 998-3843


Behavioral Health Interfaith Conference – May 12

Conference to be held at St. Patrick Catholic Community from 8 AM – 4 PM on Thursday, May 12th.

Join together with individuals from faith, healthcare and behavioral health communities, including the community-at-large who have an interest on how to help those with behavioral health needs. The conference will raise awareness of behavioral health issues, provide behavioral health knowledge and resources while building relationships among other conference attendees. The program is free, although a donation collection will be held to benefit the City of Scottsdale Back to School Program.

All questions should be directed to Cheryl Kerivan at (480) 998-3843 or ckerivan(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

For more information, please check the links below:

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Pope Francis publishes new letter ‘Amoris Laetitia’ – The Joy of Love


“The Joy of Love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church.” So opens Pope Francis’ long-awaited apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”). The statement, subtitled “On Love in the Family,” draws on the conclusions of the Synod of Bishops, which gathered over the course of two years to discuss challenges to the family.

“Amoris Laetitia” is above all a pastoral document, which the pope intends to serve as “an aid to reflection, dialogue and pastoral practice, and as a help and encouragement to families in their daily commitments and challenges.” We hope this round up of in-depth coverage and expert analysis will serve to deepen your own reflection and open a fruitful dialogue about the joys and trials of families today.


Read the Document 

Read the full text of the document in English: click here


  • Top 10 Takeaways from the Document with Fr. James Martin – Read the Article
  • Collection of Commentary Articles from the Jesuit magazine, America – View the List
  • First Thoughts on Amoris Laetitia’  by Fr. Robert Baron – Read the Article
  • Six things to look for in ‘Amoris Laetitia’ by Fr. Tom Reese – Read the Article

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