Sacraments and Devotions
Call the parish office at 636-332-9225. If the parish office is closed, and it is an emergency, call the parish office and listen carefully for the prompt that will tell you how to access Fr. Fischer, Fr. Kavanagh, or a priest who is on call for them, during the evening, night, and weekend.
Because a priest cannot always be available, you are urged to notify the parish whenever anyone is seriously ill. Every effort will be made to assure that the sacraments are available before the situation become critical.
SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Celebrated on Sundays. Please call to set an appointment. Instructions are required. Baptismal classes are held once a month. Please call the church office for dates, time, and registration.
Refer to our Mass Schedule to receive this sacrament.
Eucharist for Homebound, Sick, and Care Centers
Many of our parishioners are unable to attend Mass regularly due to illnesses and other circumstances. Arrangements can be made for someone from the parish to visit on a weekly basis to bring the Eucharist to these individuals. Please call the rectory office for the Eucharist to be brought to a homebound or sick person, or for a hospital visit.
St. Patrick also services the spiritual needs of the two care facilities within our parish bounds - Parklane Care and Rehabilitation Center and Twin Oaks Assisted Living. Mass is celebrated once a month with residents at these locations in addition to Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who come in the other weeks. In addition to these facilities, St. Patrick can arrange for communion to be given at other institutions.
Children are prepared for Confirmation in eighth grade, at either St. Patrick School or our Parish School of Religion (PSR). Adults and high school students who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation should call the church office and speak to one of the priests.
Frequently Asked Questions
SACRAMENTS OF HEALING
Thursday • 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturday • 4:00-4:45 PM
Frequently Asked Questions
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament is intended for any who suffer serious physical, mental, or spiritual illness. Please call the church office and speak to one of the priests.
SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION
Please call the church office before setting a date. Preparation takes at least six months.
Holy Orders and Consecrated (Religious) Life
Please contact Fr. Fischer or Fr. Kavanagh if you have any questions.
Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Vocations
Funerals must be scheduled with a priest of the parish. Please do not finalize or publish any arrangements before receiving confirmation on the time and date from the priest.
To have Mass celebrated for either for a deceased family member or friend or for a special intention at St. Patrick, please stop by the parish office. Each diocesan bishop sets a suggested offering for a Mass intention, and here in the Archdiocese of St. Louis it is $5. We can also provide cards to send people to inform them of the Mass. A card and the Mass or Masses said, can be a great comfort to a grieving family.
The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.
Sacraments are "powers that come forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.
Mother of Perpetual Help
Following Tuesday Morning Mass
Sacred Heart of Jesus
First Friday of Month Following Mass
Immaculate Heart of Mary
First Saturday of Month • 8:00 AM
Rosary for Life
Every Saturday • 7:40 AM
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Monday • 8:30AM
Wednesday • 7:30AM
Friday • 8:30AM
St. Patrick Adoration Chapel is located on the northeast side of the church. It is open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
If you would like to sign up as an adorer, or for more information, contact:
Jo Donovan —887-3233
Rosary & Adoration led by ACTS
Every Wednesday • 7:00-8:00 PM
Besides sacramental liturgy and sacramentals, catechesis must take into account the forms of piety and popular devotions among the faithful. The religious sense of the Christian people has always found expression in various forms of piety surrounding the Church’s sacramental life, such as the veneration of relics, visits to sanctuaries, pilgrimages, processions, the stations of the cross, religious dances, the rosary, medals, etc.