Below is a listing of St. Patrick Church ministries. Click on the name of the ministry for which you are seeking information. If you are interested in volunteering for a particular ministry, please complete and submit the Volunteer Opportunities Sign-Up Form.
The Pastoral Council is composed of the pastor and elected members from the parish. The council meets at least once a month and whenever it is necessary upon the discretion of the pastor. The Pastoral Council is a consultative body and advises the pastor and his staff on how to plan and implement pastoral ministry systematically and effectively. The Pastoral Council also coordinates parish groups and organizations.
The members of the Finance Council are appointed by the pastor and its role is to assist and advise the pastor in overseeing and controlling the financial affairs of the parish. Its main function is to develop an annual expenditures budget and to identify sources of funds like fund raising projects, etc. The Finance Council meets once a month or when necessary upon the discretion of the pastor.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
RCIA, or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the process through which unbaptized adults enter the Catholic Church by receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist) during the Easter Vigil. The RCIA process consists of several stages: Inquiry, Catechumenate, Purification and Enlightenment, Initiation, and Mystagogy.
Also included in the RCIA process are adults who have been baptized Catholic or baptized in another Christian tradition (provided the baptism is Trinitarian in nature), and would like to be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
Religious Education Program
The Religious Education Program is staffed by volunteer catechists and is designed to assist the parents in the faith formation of their children. Keeping in mind that the parents are the primary teachers when it comes to the faith, the program prepares the children for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation in the various stages of their formation. Through the help of the catechists the parents and their children are also encouraged to participate in the many parish activities and events.