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Revive

SEPTEMBER SCHEDULE

09.10.20
2nd Thursday – School of Prayer

How to Pray
Led by: Fr. Brian
7-8 PM - Social Hall

09.17.20
3rd Thursday – Catholicism 101

Teaching Mass
Led by: Fr. Brian
7-8 PM - Social Hall

09.24.20
4th Thursday – Encounter

Holy Hour, Reflection, Prayer
Led by: Rachel Henry
7-8:30 PM - Church

Moving our parish from Maintenance to Mission
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FORMING DISCIPLES

A Message from Fr. Brian
September 2020

Hello St. Patrick family!

How strange, how weird, how difficult these past several months have been! We missed you so much for the months where we couldn’t have live Masses. At least we get to see some of your eyes at Mass now!

All of us on the parish staff have been working and praying on how to help all of us reengage, reignite, … REVIVE our faith and how we live it.

Our parish mission statement, “Forming Disciples, Leading all to Christ”, gives us a purpose and a responsibility to follow Jesus’ command, “Go out to all the nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” We are called to be missionary disciples! The question we have to ask ourselves, “Do we consider ourselves disciples - ready and prepared to share the Good News?”

Studies show that most of the people in the pews do not feel qualified or ready to do this. That’s where the first part of our mission statement comes into play – Forming Disciples.

Becoming a true disciple does not just happen! It takes effort. It takes passion! It’s what we hear in the Gospel this week – “If you would be my disciple, you must take up your cross and follow me!” We each have to realize that we can always grow in our relationship with Jesus. We need to be formed by Him! This process takes study, openness, and most of all, prayer!

Keeping this in mind, we have come up with a plan on how we can all grow in our faith, how we can be REVIVED to live our mission.

Starting September 10th, and every Thursday thereafter at 7:00 pm – we will be meeting to grow as disciples. The overall program is called REVIVE! Every Thursday will have a different theme or topic based on what week in the month it falls:

1st Thursday of each month Breaking open the Word. Getting comfortable with Scripture and studying God’s Word.

2nd Thursday School of Prayer. Our Church’s tradition is so rich in prayer practices and showing us how to get closer to Jesus. Prayer is our relationship with Him. We will discuss different prayer practices each month, equipping all of us with amazing tools of our faith.

3rd Thursday Catholicism 101. Learning about our Church’s teaching, practices, and history.

4th Thursday Encounter. A time of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, reflection or guided meditation, and Praise and Worship.

5th Thursday Stump the Priest! Q&A with your priests. We will take questions in advance or live, or just come to listen (maybe learn?).

We would love to have you for each and every Thursday – whether in-person or watching online, but each one is designed to be stand-alone.

Come and join us for REVIVE Thursdays! Let us help each other and form each other to be true missionary disciples!