News & Events

Healing Retreat

Bringing the Gift of God’s Mercy to the World Retreat: June 21-23, 2019, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, PA.-Retreat. Director: Dr. Mary Healy. Register at malvernretreat.com or call 610-644-0400.


Philadelphia Catholic Scholars Program 

The Philadelphia Catholic Scholars Program (PCSP) offers high school juniors and seniors in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia a robust introduction to the great intellectual and spiritual heritage of the Church. PCSP combines study with robust participation in the prayer life of the Church at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. There are also
weekend cultural excursions to the Art Museum and Cathedral. Learn more at https://philadelphiacatholicscholars.org.


Scheduling Dates

It is time once again to submit your scheduling dates for the upcoming fiscal year and reserve your meeting space. The calendar will run from August 2019 through July 2020. Please submit your requirements no later than July 31, 2019 to ensure that the space you require is available. Scheduling will be done on a first come, first served basis, and will not be done automatically. Please submit your request to the Parish Office.


St. Pat’s Jubilee Year Picnic


Don’t Forget! New Mass Times & New Location!

Beginning May 11/12, our Church will be closed for renovations. Weekend Masses will be held at Kennett High School Auditorium and the Mass Schedule will be as follows: 5 PM Vigil on Saturdays; 7:30 AM, 9 AM and 11 AM on Sundays. Confessions will be 3:30 to 4:45 in the high school auditorium on Saturdays. Be sure to read Father Rogers’s letter from February 3, 2019 regarding full details about the upcoming Church Renovations. Click here to learn more!


Parish Office Summer Hours

Beginning, Friday, May 31 and during the summer months of June, July and August, the Parish Office will close at 12:00 PM.


Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady

Do you love our Blessed Mother? If so, invite her into your home and experience the special blessings and graces! When the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady is in your home, it gives you a chance to pray together as a family and feel Our Lady’s love and comfort and experience God’s presence. Call Susan (610-388-6334) to make arrangements for pick up/drop off. It is also a privilege to celebrate special occasions (such as: birthdays and anniversaries) with Our Lady.


Renovations Update

Stay up-to-date with the church renovation project through photos that will be added and updated regularly.


Outdoor Movie Night

Join us on Friday, June 14 for an outdoor movie night, “Movie Night Under the Stars” on the lawn area between the Parish Office and the Buffington House. Arrive at 7:00 PM to get your favorite seat, enjoy the pre-show magician at 8:00 PM, and watch the movie at 8:30 PM. This event is free to all! Just bring a blanket, chairs and favorite snacks. A concession stand will also be available. Click here to view the flyer.


St. Patrick Night at the Blue Rocks

Once again, our parish is going to the ballpark this year on Friday, June 21, 7:05 PM. It will be a fun night including fireworks. Tickets are only $9 per person. Call the parish office at 610-444-4364 to reserve your spot.


Quo Vadis Days

Quo Vadis Days-June 24-27. High school men are invited to visit St. Charles Borromeo Seminary for dynamic talks, small group discussions, Eucharistic Adoration, daily Mass and many fun activities. Registration deadline is Monday, June 3 and the camp has a sliding scale registration fee of $25-300.


Request for Catechists

Looking forward to next September, the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) will be in need of catechists for our parish children. Please consider stepping forward to a most rewarding ministry and a great opportunity to make new friends from among the faculty of catechists. Adults ages 18 and older are invited to learn more about this ministry. Catechists are needed for kindergarten, fourth and sixth grade on Sundays. We also have opportunities for an individual to be a classroom aid. Call Marianne Kane at 610-444-2214 or email her at stpatdre15@gmail.com if you are curious.


Golf Outing Rescheduled for July 15

The new date for the St. Patrick Jubilee Year Golf Outing (previously delayed due to rain) will be Monday, July 15, 2019. Please share this information with your foursomes, as applicable. Thank you all for your patience and understanding. Let’s pray for great weather and we look forward to seeing you in July!

Parish Council Nominations

Nominations for our pastoral council are currently being accepted. If you have a missionary heart and a desire to advise our parish mission of bringing the Good News to every aspect of our parish or if you know someone who does, please nominate yourself/them for a position. Parish Council Members serve for a 3 year term and our meetings are held monthly, August through June.


New Ministry

We are forming a new ministry, “Faithful Inclusion.” This ministry includes “Persons with Disabilities,” or as we prefer to say, “Exceptional Abilities” and gifts. Our goal is to nurture participation and love for God and our Parish. We are seeking an initial meeting time that will work for all, preferably at the Buffington House behind the church on Lafayette Street. Please contact Regina Sarno at 610-256-6715. We hope to develop: fellowship, ministry, resources, love and belonging.


PREP Registration for 2019-2020

It’s never too late to begin faith formation for your children. Children in grades kindergarten to 7th grade are welcomed to join other children of the parish as we come together to learn about the teachings in the Bible, the graces received in sacraments and the unconditional love that Jesus has for all. Call the Office of Religious Education to learn more about our PREP classes which start in September. Email stpatdre15@gmail.com or call 610-444-2214.

Register for PREP 2019-2020. Registrations are now being taken for September PREP classes. Click here to learn how to register. Take advantage of the early tuition incentive which ends June 20, 2019. If you would like to learn more, contact Marianne Kane at 610-444-2214 or stpatdre15@gmail.com.


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 to come!


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.


 

St. Patrick Jubilee Celtic Cross

During our 150th Jubilee Year, our parish hopes to bring the love of Jesus and the power of prayer into the homes of our parish. And your family can be a part of this effort by hosting our Parish Jubilee Celtic Cross. By hosting this cross in your home for a week, your family will have a concrete reminder of our larger parish family in your home and a new way to engage the life of prayer. The Celtic Cross symbolizes eternity, emphasizing the eternal and infinite love of God. The circle in the middle of the Celtic Cross represents the divine mystery of how, through crucifixion and resurrection, Jesus continues to bestow his love and hope of salvation to all of mankind. What a beautiful way to live our Jubilee Motto: “to share the joy of the Gospel” in this special year! Click here to sign up for a week.