Jubilee Year Calendar
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Patrick Catholic Church, there will be many opportunities throughout the year for our community to join together to commemorate the past, rejoice in the present, and look forward to the future! Please find an extensive calendar below of all the events that are in the works. Be sure to check back regularly, as more events and details will be added over time.
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.
December 8, 2018 – CONCERT WITH MARK FOREST
- St. Patrick’s Parish welcomed world-renown Irish tenor, Mark Forrest, on Saturday December 8th for an evening concert held at St. Patrick’s Church. His melodic voice has filled concert halls and cathedrals world wide. He has sung inspirational hymns for luminaries such as Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa. We were pleased to have him kick-off our 150th Jubilee Celebration. Click here to read the excerpt from “Tilda Tally-Ho” of the Unionville News.
January 20, 2019 – JUBILEE KICKOFF MASS
January 2019 – FEAST DAY CELEBRATION OF OBLATES
March 10-12, 2019 – 40 Hours Celebration with Fr. Stephen DeLacy
March 17, 2019 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS & GALA
March 17, 2019 – PARISH PICNIC PEP RALLY
April 23, 2019 – IRELAND TRIP
May 11, 2019 – KENNETT RUN
May 19, 2019 – A HOMECOMING. ST. PATRICK’S PARISH PICNIC & SCHOOL REUNION: WELCOMING ALL PARISHIONERS AND ST. PAT’S ALUMNI (1920-2012)
May 27, 2019 – KENNETT SQUARE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
June 8, 2019 – ST. PATRICK’S FAMILY BASEBALL DAY
June 14, 2019 – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
July 15, 2019 – JUBILEE YEAR GOLF OUTING
August 25, 2019 – ST. PATRICK’S FAMILY DAY AT THE KENNETT AREA YMCA
Kennett YMCA is helping celebrate our 150th Jubilee! Free Day at the Kennett Y for St. Patrick families and friends! August 25th, 2-6pm. Games – Basketball – Obstacle Course. More information to come!
September 7 & 8, 2019 – KENNETT SQUARE MUSHROOM FESTIVAL
COMMEMORATIVE BOOK PHOTOS
- In celebration of the Jubilee Year, we will be publishing a commemorative book! An important part of this book will be photographs of all our wonderful parishioners. The photography team through Lifetouch Studios will be at St. Patrick’s on the following dates in October: 3, 4, 5, 17, 18, 19, 25 and 26. Pictures will be taken in St. Patrick’s Religious Education Center. We would love for as many people as possible to participate, so please reserve your date now. Each family / parishioner who registers will receive one 8 x 10 picture at no cost. Additional packages will be available for purchase through Lifetouch Studios. Online registration is now open – please click here. You may also sign up after all weekend Masses now through October 6th. Please note that the online registration will be closed on weekends to allow for weekend signups. You may registration online Monday through Friday. For questions, please contact the Parish Office and ask for Jenifer Keller.
October 13, 2019 – ST. PATRICK’S OKTOBERFEST
- Join us for the annual fall parish picnic which will be celebrated as part of our Jubilee Year as Oktoberfest! This family friendly event takes place on Sunday, October 13th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on the grass fields located behind the church. Make sure to form a team or grab your family members together to decorate a pumpkin and bring it with you to be entered in the Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Attendees will vote for their favorite entree and the team/family with the most votes will win a prize! As part of the event, you’ll also enjoy a delicious BBQ buffet from Hood’s, a special Jubilee brew from Braeloch Brewing and other family-friendly refreshments. Can-Jam, Cornhole, and beach ball volleyball will be the featured lawn games. A DJ, bonfire with s’mores, and much more complete the day! Online ticket sales are open now – click here. Tickets will also be available for purchase after Sunday Masses now through September 29th. Volunteers are needed to help with the ticket sales after Sunday Masses and on the day of the event. Click here to signup as a volunteer.
November 2, 2019 – PARISH MEMORIAL MASS
November 24, 2019 – ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION HOSTED BY ST. PATRICK’S
December 8, 2019 – CLOSING JUBILEE MASS
Other Events in the Works
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