St. Patrick’s Parish Staff wishes all parishioners and your families and loved ones a very happy and safe summer. Be sure to take some time for rest and relaxation enjoying time with your loved ones. Remember we love to see you at our weekend and daily Masses – please know that all are welcome at St. Patrick’s parish.
Congratulations to our young parishioners who celebrated the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Monday, April 14, 2014. Our parish is very proud of you and your families and catechists. May you continue to grow in your knowledge and love of God by celebrating this Sacrament often. Always remember that Jesus loves you and will forgive you endlessly - whenever we are not our best selves or fail to love others, we can turn to God with sorrow and repentance and receive forgiveness and new life!! What a beautiful gift!!
It was on Easter Sunday evening that Jesus appeared to his Apostles, gathered together in the Upper Room, where they had eaten the Last Supper. As they gaped and shrank back in a mixture of fear and dawning hope, Jesus spoke to them reassuringly.
Let St. John (20:19-23) tell it:
Jesus came and stood in the midst and said to them, ‘Peace be to you!’ And when he had said this he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore rejoiced at the sight of the Lord. He therefore said to them again, ‘Peace be to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’ When he had said this, he breathed upon them, and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit; whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained.’