SAINT PATRICK CHURCH IS OPEN
Churches throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia resumed the Celebration of public Masses on Saturday, June 6. As a result, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia previously launched an initiative aimed at achieving this goal, “Arise!: Restoring Catholic Life After the Pandemic.” Further information about this program can be found at http://archphila.org/arise/.
We at Saint Patrick Parish have missed seeing our parishioners and look forward to welcoming more of you back each weekend! As we are now in the Green Phase of our statewide reopening, all of us need to do our part to make sure that our return to Mass is a peaceful, reverent, and safe experience for all. Please click here to be redirected for COVID19 updates.
St. Patrick’s Day at Braeloch Brewing
Sunday, September 27, 2020
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dine-In or Take-Out / Rain or Shine
St. Patrick’s annual fall picnic has always been a well loved and well attended parish family event. Our Jubilee Oktoberfest Picnic last year was certainly one to remember as our parish family celebrated with creative pumpkins, music that turned on your dancing shoes, great food, delicious smores, and our very own parish brew compliments of Braeloch! In light of the current situation with coronavirus and to help support our friends at Braeloch, St. Patrick Parish will take the picnic outdoors this year to the Braeloch Beer Garden! Not yet ready for an in-person gathering? Don’t worry. You can take your food and beer to go!
Please join the St. Patrick Family for an afternoon at Braeloch on Sunday, September 27. In-person tickets are limited so that we all can enjoy a great time together at Braeloch while also ensuring we comply with Governor Wolf’s orders for group sizes and required social distancing. There is plenty of seating outside but you may also bring your own lawn chairs!
Tickets will cost $15.00 and will include a pint of your favorite brew AND one of the following meal options: Flatbread Pizza OR Braeloch Burger (including the black bean burger) OR Grilled Chicken Sandwiches. This can be dine-in or for take-out. Take-out beer will include one of Braeloch’s five offerings in 16 oz cans.
Ticket sales will be available after all Masses beginning the weekend of September 12/13 and or you may purchase online by clicking here.
St. Patrick’s of Kennett Square &
St. Patrick’s of Malvern
Day of Prayerful Vigil – 40 Days for Life Campaign
Thursday, October 1st
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
8 S Wayne St., West Chester, PA
The visible, public centerpiece of 40 Days for Life is a focused, 40-day, 12 hour day of prayerful vigil outside Planned Parenthood in West Chester It is a peaceful and educational presence. Those who are called to stand witness during this day send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion. It also serves as a call to repentance for those who work at the abortion center and those who patronize the facility.
Do you feel called to stand witness during this year’s campaign? If so, please see the the available one hour time slots and sign up today to stand witness!
Rite Aid Pharmacy will be on site at St. Patrick Church on Sunday, October 18 from 10 AM – 12 PM to provide the Flu Shot at no cost for those in need. Flu Shots will be given in the Church Basement with appropriate health and safety procedures in the age of COVID. You may arrive at any time between 10 AM – 12 PM. Rite Aid simply asked that we provide a list of names for those who plan to receive the Flu Shot as, in order to provide this service, St. Patrick Parish must guarantee a minimum of 20 persons. Should there not be enough interest, this service will be cancelled. Sign up here for your Flu Shot!
St. Patrick Knights of Columbus
Annual Change for Life Campaign
October 1 – October 31, 2020
The Knights of Columbus are holding the annual Change for Life campaign again this year to raise funds of which 100% of all proceeds are distributed to pro-life charities and causes. Thank you to all who have contributed in the past and we hope for your participation again this year. The annual amounts raised have exceeded $4,000 and have gone to organizations such as Birthright, Rachel’s Vineyard, Sisters of Life, as well as, helping to fund the parish participation in the annual March for Life.
In light of the current situation with coronavirus, this year we are changing the approach in order to address potential COVID concerns as well as to allow those parishioners participating in weekly Mass remotely to continue to support this worthwhile endeavor.
- Bottles that have been sanitized and placed in plastic bags will be available for pickup in a container in the vestibule of the Church as well as at the parish office.
- There will be separate containers in the vestibule and at the parish office into which the bottles can be returned with change or other contributions. If you would like to contribute via check it can be made out to the Knights of Columbus.
- We will also have containers into which contributions from your piggy bank, spare change jar, pockets or purse can be placed directly into without use of the bottles . We are hoping this approach will address any concerns parishioners have in handling bottles.
- For those parishioners who are participating in Mass remotely or for anyone else, you may make an online donation simply by clicking here. Online donations will be accepted now through the end of December.
Please help support pro-life causes with your financial support during this campaign. The empty bottle containers will be available for pick up starting the weekend of October 3rd through November 1st. Donations via baby bottles and other containers will be collected through November 31st. Thank you for your charitable contribution.
Reach More Small Groups are now forming for the Fall Season.
Click here for more details and to register.
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- Ryan’s Reflections
- Daily Mass
- Letters from the Pastor
- Archdiocese of Philadelphia
- How to Pray the Rosary
- Daily Scripture Readings
- Daily Meditation
- Find a Church on Vacation
- Vatican Website
- Movie Reviews
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