News & Events
Pastoral Council Nominations
Our Parish Pastoral Council will be in need of 3 new members as several of ours members’ terms on the Council will expire. In light of this, our parish will be conducting a Nomination Process for New Members of our Parish Council. To that end, please prayerfully consider nominating someone(s) to serve on our Pastoral Council.
Please review the Purpose, Function and Composition of our Pastoral Council found in the nomination form here. And see if you may know someone who might be a fitting member for our Council. You may nominate that person or even nominate yourself. Nominations may be submitted via the Collection Basket, Mail or Drop off at the Parish Office. ALL NOMINATIONS ARE DUE BY MAY 10, 2018.
All nominations will be reviewed and qualified nominated persons will be contacted to see if they are interested in such service. New members will be selected and appointed by Father Rogers from the list of qualified and interested persons.
Gun Violence & Its Intersections
April 17, 2018
On Tuesday, April 17, St. Patrick’s will host an evening for our local community to learn about Domestic Abuse and Gun Violence. Sponsored by our area Churches, this will be an evening of learning, conversation and prayer. This meeting will be held in the church.
2018-2019 PREP Registration
Registration Now Open!
Registration forms for the 2018 – 2019 PREP year are now available. Please click here to download the form for your use.
Youth Ministry Planning
Beginning now and in the coming months, our parish will renew our effort to reach out to our young people. Fr. Mark Kunigonis, the new pastor of St. Gabriel’s, has invited our parish to work together with him in creating a youth ministry program. Father Mark brings with him a familiarity with such work and what we can bring is even greater. And so, to that end, I invite any of our St. Patrick’s parents who may be interested and willing to learn more about this, to please give our parish office a call at 610-444-4364. This will demand a portion of your time; it will demand a commitment; it demands people with the heart of God. If you have these things, please give our office a call and we will pass your name along. In the coming weeks, there will be meetings with families from both parishes with the end goal of creating a game-plan for youth ministry in our area. In the meantime, please keep this intention in prayer.
Jubilee Year: Volunteers Needed for Planning
Various committees continue to plan activities in anticipation of the parish Jubilee celebration in 2019. As we develop these plans, we find that we need additional help in two important areas: Liturgical Celebrations and Community Social Activities. Both of these committees are looking at a number of events to be held throughout the Jubilee year. Additional volunteers are needed now to help develop these events for the parish. No previous experience is necessary – just a willingness to help. If you are interested and would like to participate, everyone is welcome. Please contact Candy in the parish office at 610-444-4364.
End of Life Concerns: A Catholic Perspective
Permanent Diaconate Information Night
April 19, 2018 from 7-9PM
Are you called to be a Deacon? 2018 Permanent Diaconate Information Night is Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 7-9:00PM. St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Vianney Auditorium at 100 East Wynnewood Road, Wynnewood, PA. Registration for this event is required. Please email the following informaon to Laura Nimmons at: firstname.lastname@example.org (name, spouse name (if applicable), address, age, parish, email, marital status).
Young Adults Events at the Seminary
April 20, 2018 at 6:45 PM
Theology on Tap-Adults age 21 to 35 are invited to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for Theology on Tap, Friday, April 20. Doors open at 6:45PM. The evening includes live music with refreshments and snacks, presentation on “Conquering Adversity through Prayer” by Matt Falcone, and ends with night prayer. Photo ID is required.
May 4, 2018 at 9:00 PM
First Friday Holy Hour-The seminarians of St. Charles invite young adults to join them from 8:00-9:00PM in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Come and adore our Lord, Christ Jesus! The seminarians will lead worshipers in tradional chant as well as contemporary
praise and worship music, and we will pray the Litany of the Sacred Heart.
Ladies Morning Retreat
April 21, 2018 from 8:00-11:30AM
- Beginning with Mass at 8:00 AM
- Moving to the Buffington House at 8:45AM
- Sr. Mary Ann Spaetti
- Speaking Spirituality of Father Walter Ciszek
- “Surrender to God and He will do everything for you”
- Please call Candy at the parish office at 610-444-4364 if you are planning to attend
An Evening of Promise
April 21st, 7:00 PM
Family Promise of Southern Chester County will hold its 1st Annual “An Evening of Promise” fundraiser on April 21 at 7:00 PM at the Kennett Square Country Club. Tickets are $65 or 2 for $125. Proceeds will help children and their families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting self-sufficiency and stability by providing shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services through a network of congregations and volunteers until they find sustainable housing. St. Patrick parishioners assist with Family Promise of Southern Chester County. More information is available here and tickets are available for purchase here.
Quo Vadis Days
June 25-28, 2018
Quo Vadis Days-June 25-28, 2018: This four day, three night camp held at Black Rock Retreat Center is an annual favorite for high school aged men (incoming freshmen to graduated seniors). The camp includes daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, outdoor acvities, a ropes course, powerful prayer and interaction with the Philadelphia seminarians. Visit here to learn more.
Update on the Southern Chester County Steering Committee
Over the past six months, the Southern Chester County Steering Committee (SCCSC) has conducted a formal study, with the assistance of an outside consulting firm, Bloom Planning, to analyze and research the schools, parishes and demographics in Southern Chester County, including Assumption BVM, Sacred Heart, St. Gabriel, St. Patrick, and St. Rocco Parishes. Click here to read the full update.
On Friday, January 19, 2018, St. Patrick’s and Assumption BVM parishes joined forces to witness to the gift of human life at The March for Life, the largest pro-life march in the world that takes place each year in Washington, D.C.! Thank you, Lord, for creating each of us in Your image and likeness.
A Visit from Bishop Bevard Recap
On Sunday, January 14, Saint Patrick Parish welcomed the Bishop of the US Virgin Islands at the 10:30 AM Mass! Bishop Bevard is a Philadelphia priest and Southern Chester County native! At the mass, the parish presented a donation for Hurricane Relief that had been collected during our Christmas Giving Tree efforts. Welcome and thank you, Bishop Bevard!
Courtyard Blessing Recap
On Thanksgiving morning after the 9:00 AM mass, St. Patrick parishioners gathered in the brand new courtyard to celebrate its blessing and dedication to Pastor Emeritus, Fr. Sharrett.
2016 – 2017 Fiscal Report
Saint Patrick Parish’s Fiscal Report for 2016 – 2017 has just been released, and was included as an insert in an October bulletin. Please click here to view the digital copy.
Parishioner Discount at Staples
St. Patrick’s Parishioners can now receive a special 20% discount at Staples Stores. Click here to register today.