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 the priests 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 becomes critical.
SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION
Baptisms are celebrated by appointment only. Call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule a baptism.
Baptismal Class is offered by appointment only and is required if this is your first child or if you have not taken the class before. Call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule.
Guidelines for Baptism, Baptismal Registration, and Godparent forms are available via email by contacting the parish office at 636-332-9225.
Refer to our Mass Schedule to receive this sacrament.
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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.
"Be sealed with the Gift of the Holy Spirit."
Confirmation, the second of the Sacraments of Initiation, is often celebrated last in the United States for Catholics baptized as children. It is never too late to receive the Grace of this important Sacrament.
What is Confirmation?
In the Sacrament of Confirmation, we are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit through the laying on of hands and the anointing with Holy Chrism (oil) by the Bishop. Confirmation brings the process of Christian initiation to completion. The life-long journey of faith formation continues as the fully initiated develop spiritually and participate in the life of God.
What is the normal age for Confirmation?
Children are usually confirmed in the 8th grade.
Can I be confirmed as an adult?
Yes! For various reasons, people who were baptized Catholic were not confirmed. If you have not been confirmed, please contact one of our parish priests.
I am an adult who would like to be confirmed. What do I have to do?
This will depend on each person’s individual situation. Some people may be asked to go through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), which runs from late August through Easter. Others may be asked to meet one-on-one with one of our priests or deacons.
SACRAMENTS OF HEALING
Our normal confession time outside of Lent and Advent
Thursdays: 5:00-6:00 PM
Saturdays: 4:00-4:45 PM
Confessionals in church
Or by appointment. Call the parish office at 636-332-9225 to schedule. Times are subject to change. Call the office to confirm or check the latest bulletin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Anointing of the Sick
This sacrament gives strength and support and can be administered to anyone struggling with any serious physical, mental, or spiritual illness. The Sacrament of Anointing offers prayers for recovery, but primarily gives spiritual healing and the Holy Spirit’s peace and courage for the difficulties of illness or the frailty of old age.
Anointing is not to be delayed for any serious illness or operation. A person who has been anointed does not need to be anointed again within the same illness. It is also important to be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation when receiving the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (if they are able).
Please call the church office to schedule an appointment with one of the priests.
SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION
Marriage is a covenant by which a man and woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, which of its very nature is ordered to the well-being of the spouses and to the procreation and upbringing of children. Please call the church office at 636-332-9225 before setting a date. Preparation takes at least six months.
For questions about Marriage Annulment, contact Cyndi at 636-332-9225 ext. 234 or [email protected].
Holy Orders and Consecrated (Religious) Life
Holy Orders is the sacrament by which bishops, priests, and deacons are ordained and receive the power and grace to perform their sacred duties. The sacred rite by which orders are conferred is called ordination. The apostles were ordained by Jesus at the Last Supper so that others could share in his priesthood.
Congratulations on taking the next step in your discernment! We encourage you to visit The Office for Vocations to learn more.
If you are a Catholic man who thinks God might be calling you to the priesthood, here in St. Louis, we're blessed to have Kenrick-Glennon Seminary to form men to the holy priesthood.
If you are a Catholic man and you think you might have a call to the permanent diaconate, we encourage you to learn more at the web pages of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate.
If you are a Catholic man or woman who believes you might have a calling to the consecrated life as a religious brother or sister, explore more at the Office Consecrated Life. The Office of Consecrated Life acts as a liaison between the Archbishop and the men and women in various Institutes of consecrated life in the Archdiocese of Saint Louis by supporting the members of the Institutes in fulfilling their unique charism and undertaking their apostolic works. The Office also works in collaboration with the Office of Vocations to promote vocations to consecrated life.
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.
View our guidelines for planning a funeral at St. Patrick Parish.
A Catholic Guide to End-of-Life Decisions for Individuals and Families
This guide is from the Missouri Catholic Conference and includes Missouri’s Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care form that Catholics may use.
To have Mass celebrated for either a deceased family member or a 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 $10. 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.