Merry Christmas from St. Patrick Catholic CommunityPlease use the resources on this page to help you "Recalculate." Discover Gifts to Help you Recalculate
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Thank you for celebrating Christmas with St. Patrick Catholic Community. Whether you are a long time parishioner, a first time visitor, or somewhere in between, we welcome you and wish you a Merry Christmas!
As we celebrate the greatest gift ever given, Jesus, we want to share six special gifts from us to you… Some of these gifts are new, others have been there for you always. The resources on this page are for you to discover by clicking on the corresponding buttons on this page.
The first is the story that began on the card you received at Mass. You can read the entire story here, or you can listen to the entire story in audio form! Which leads us to the next gift; Our podcast library. This is an ever expanding collection of readings, reflections, teachings, and sharing to help you dive deeper into your faith and connect with this community any time. We want to highlight our Beatitudes podcast. The fourth episode was released on Christmas Eve and breaks open these upside down announcements that we have chosen as our parish theme for the year. The third gift you will find on this page is the information for about three special events. The first is hosted by Fr. Eric & Kevin McGloin, the second is our Alpha program which is a safe place to ask life biggest questions, and the final event is our “Home Field Advantage” parish wide conference (registration is now open). All of these events offer different ways to help you recalculate. The fourth gift is the gift of song. We have offered this gift before, and we want to do it again! We are giving you a few songs from musicians on our staff and in our community. You can play them from your computer or download the MP3 files to play on phones, iPods, burn to CD, or add to anywhere you listen to digital music! The fifth gift is a prayer for you to use around your Christmas tables. The sixth and final gift is our resource center. We have tried to build one place for you to go for information on our amazing Catholic faith.
We hope you enjoy these gifts and that they help you “Recalculate” as continue to celebrate the joy of Christmas.
We look forward to seeing you again.
– Fr. Eric & Pastoral Staff
A Christmas Table Prayer
Loving God, on this Christmas day
we give thanks that Jesus, your Son,
has come into our world
bringing us gifts of peace and joy.
Bless us as we gather around this table
for our Christmas meal.
Bless the food we share
and help us to remember those who are hungry,
those who are without shelter and comfort.
May we be a sign of your love
to our neighbors and our friends,
to those who are lonely, sick or away from home.
We pray that our departed loved ones
may now sit at your table in heaven.
May the joy of this feast give us hope and joy,
fill us with peace and light,
and guide us with generosity and compassion,
not only this day but also in the days ahead.
We ask this prayer through Christ, Our Lord,
With Fr. Eric & Kevin McGloin
Fr. Eric & Kevin McGloin will be hosting a special evening event that is open to anyone looking to reconnect with
Have you taken a different path? Do you hear that voice, like your GPS, saying, “Recalculating?” Then join us for one of these two evenings.
Wednesday, January 9 or Monday, January 14
7:00 pm in the Daily Mass Chapel
Got questions? We have a place for you to bring them. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each session includes food, message, and conversation around life’s big questions.
Our next sessions begin January 16 and will be offered Wednesday evenings or Thursday mornings.
Contact Brian Cannon at bcannon(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)stpatcc.org for more information.