News & Events

Adoration – First Fridays of 2020

Join us on First Fridays of 2020 for a time of thanksgiving, praise, adoration, contemplation, listening and devotion before our Eucharistic Lord.

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
All all are welcome!

Adult Faith Formation Offerings this Lent 2020

Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life is a 10-week video study program and book presented by Marcellino D’Ambrosio, Jeff Cavins, and Dr. Edward Sri. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life – who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all this means for us as Catholics today.  To learn more, click here to view the promotional trailer. In this study, Catholics will learn:
  • Who Jesus is and how he answers the longings of the human heart.
  • Why Jesus was baptized.
  • The significance of the Transfiguration.
  • The essentials of Christology explained in a way the average Catholic can understand.
  • The mystery and meaning of the Resurrection, Christ’s triumph over death.
  • The nature of Jesus’ mission and the redemption of humanity.
  • Our role today as Catholics in the Great Commission.

Join facilitator Anne Marie Gillinger on this amazing journey in the life of Jesus Christ.  The series will be held at the Buffington House on Tuesday nights, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, beginning February 18 – April 21, 2020.  There is a cost of $29.95 for the study set.  For more information and to register, please contact Anne Marie Gillinger via email at

Encountering Heaven on Earth – The Mass

Walk through the Liturgy with Bishop Barron and you’ll be transformed through insights on this most privileged and intimate encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ. See how the Mass brings us out of the fallen world and into the heavenly realm, how it resonates with a call from God and a response from his people, the Church, and most importantly, how we are intimately joined with the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity of Jesus through the Holy Eucharist.  Join facilitator Deacon Jim Elliott for this six week series beginning Wednesday, March 4 – April 8, 2020.  The series will be viewed at the Buffington House from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. All are welcome! For questions, please leave a message for Deacon Elliott by contacting the Parish Office (610-444-4364).

Forgiven:  The Transforming Power of Confession is a beautiful presentation of the transforming power of Confession.  No matter what you have done, no matter how long you have been away, Jesus is waiting for you in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Join facilitator Jen Keller for this 3 part video-based series and group discussion.  This series be held on Sundays after the 12 PM Mass in the School Meeting Room and will be 90 minutes in length. See the below dates and topic discussions.  There is no registration required.  All are welcome!  For questions, contact Jen Keller via email at or by calling the Parish Office (610-444-4364).
  • Sunday, March 1st – “Where are You?”
  • Sunday, March 8th – “An Encounter with Mercy”
  • Sunday, March 22nd – “Embraced in Mercy:  The Rite Explained”

“In the Footsteps of St. Patrick”
Thursday, March 12, 2020
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Join seminarian Phong Le for a mid-day retreat to include video, lunch, prayer, and discussion.  For more information and/or to register, please contact the Parish Office at 610-444-4364.

Sunday, March 15, 2020
St. Patrick’s Parish Annual St. Patty’s Day Gala
Location:  Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, PA
Time:  2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Join St. Patrick Parish for an afternoon of fun entertainment, delicious food, great valued silent auction items, basket of cheer, raffles, and memorable camaraderie with friends and fellow parishioners!

Ticket cost include $45.00 per adult and $15.00 for children ages 6-12.  Children 5 and under are free.

To purchase tickets online, click here.  Tickets may be purchased after all Masses beginning February 15 – March 8, 2020 and will be also available through the Parish Office.

Lenten Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Ladies of Saint Patrick
Saturday, March 28, 2020 

Join other women of the parish for a beautiful morning of worship, faith, and fellowship. The topic is Lent: Preparing our hearts and souls to encounter Christ so we can love as his loves.  The Kingdom of heaven is at hand in our midst and within.” All are welcome to attend Mass at 8:00 AM and then join together in the School Meeting Room for a light breakfast.  Deacon Jim Bogdan from St. Joseph’s Parish in Downingtown, PA will provide a presentation beginning at 9:30 AM.   If you plan to attend, please contact the Parish Office (610-444-4364) and leave your name. There will be a $10.00 registration fee collected the day of the event.  We hope to see you there!

St. Patrick Parish Vacation Bible School
June 22 – 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Children entering grades K-4
All are welcome!

Children will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based good time as they go on a quest in search of the King’s Armor.  They will become brave Knights and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives.  We are now accepting applications for Vacation Bible School and also seeking volunteers to help make this a memorable, faith-based experience for our youth.  Click here to complete an application to register a child and/or to volunteer. There will be a $20.00 registration fee per child, which can be made payable to St. Patrick Parish and mailed to 205 Lafayette Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348.  For further inquiries, please contact the Parish Office at 610-444-4364.


Jubilee Year Photos

Click the links below to view all of the photos from the various Jubilee Year events. Some best of photos are shared below. More photos are available on the Jubilee Year Calendar page, accessed by  clicking here.

Congratulations from the PA Senate to St. Patrick’s!

Saint Patrick Church is proud and grateful to share that we have received an official citation from the Senate of Pennsylvania congratulating us on our momentous Jubilee Year! Click the image to the left to read the full citation.