Pastor’s Welcome

Dear Friend,

As Pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Community, I welcome you to our parish website. If you are searching for a spirit-filled community to call home we hope that you will visit our parish.

St. Patrick is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We are a Roman Catholic community that challenges itself to be a family of hospitality and life-giving worship, and one that hears the Word of God and takes that Word out into the world.

What kind of parish is St. Patrick? Having attended two of the best seminaries in the country (humbly speaking) Immaculate Heart of Mary in SantaFe, New Mexico and a Benedictine-run seminary in Mount Angel, Oregon. I learned the importance of offering a spirit of hospitality and welcome to every person by giving dignity and respect to everyone we meet. Furthermore, I learned to approach ministry with a pastoral sensitivity, bringing in people no matter where they are in their lives and lovingly walking with them to a more abundant life in the Lord. I have come to discover that liturgy, celebrated well, is important to the life of the parish family. I hope that one will find these principles alive at St. Patrick.

I have had the honor of being the Pastor of St Patrick since 1995. Over that time there have been five areas that we find are important to do well as a Christian Community. These five areas are the following: Good Liturgy, Hospitality, Stewardship, Formation, and Social Justice

St. Patrick is a parish that is dedicated to the vision of the Second Vatican Council. What does that mean? Come and see. Please accept our invitation to join us at the table of the Lord. We look forward to meeting you.

Peace in Christ,
Fr. Eric Tellez

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