Encounter. Community.

September 12, 2017

If you missed our event on October 14 & 15, that’s okay! Over the next few weeks, we will highlight the 3 new initiatives that were rolled out at our Encounter event. The first of the series is “Pastoral Care & Outreach.”

Outreach means different things to each of us. Maybe it’s helping a homeless person, visiting the homebound, helping someone with projects around the house, or maybe it’s feeding the hungry. At St. Patrick, we have helped hundreds of families right from our front door. We are a community with a Servant’s Heart and we do a great deal for those that struggle in life. But we can do so much more.

In my new position as Pastoral Care & Outreach Coordinator, I hope to make this THE YEAR OF SERVICE. For example, we need more people to help with SPOT (St. Pat’s Outreach Team), visit the homebound and hospitalized, help prepare a community meal for the poor in our area, spiritual mentors for those that struggle, and if you have a green thumb, help us in our future Community Garden. To accomplish all this, IT TAKES A VILLAGE.

Even more important, if you know someone that is struggling and needs help, please suggest that they contact St. Patrick and allow us to help. Outreach is an invitation to serve and be served. Please accept this invitation to encounter Christ through serving others!

 Kerri Rooney
Pastoral Care & Outreach Coordinator


“every encounter with Jesus changes our life and 

every encounter with Jesus fills us with joy. ” ~ Pope Francis