Ministries

Below is a listing of St. Patrick Church ministries.  If you are interested in volunteering for a particular ministry, please contact the parish office.

Evangelization Ministry

Alpha at Saint Patrick’s

Saint Patrick Church offers Alpha for Catholics at least twice a year or two seasons yearly for the general population and once a year for Confirmation candidates. There is also a separate Alpha for the parents of Confirmation and First Communion candidates. Alpha is a ten-week evangelization course that provides the guests the opportunity to listen to the Good News or the Kerygma in a welcoming, friendly and informal environment. A session lasts for about an hour and half and consists of a meal, a good video presentation and a meaningful conversation with fellow guests about life’s questions and the Christian faith. An admin or two admins run the course with the help of the Alpha Team members that serve as hosts, helpers and prayer ministers. Visit and like our FB page: @AlphaStpatrickSF.

Forever Young Ministry (FYM)

Forever Young Ministry is a ministry of accompaniment and hospitality in which older and younger adults come together and become companions and friends in their journey of faith. This ministry aims to encourage the participants to share their gifts with one another and with the parish community. The fruit of this stewardship of time, talent and treasure is growth in personal, spiritual and social aspects of their life. FYM meets every Sunday from 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM. A Steering Committee provides direction for the group’s activities. Visit and like our FB page: @StPatrickFYM.

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

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.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Also known as St. Patrick’s Young Adult Choir (SPYCO). SPYCO started in 1995 as a youth choir and through the years developed into a Young Adult Ministry. Aside from singing during church services, SPYCo is also engaged in volunteer work at Laguna Honda Hospital, St. Anne’s Home, Soup Kitchen and Damayan Group in Bayanihan Center, South of Market.  For those interested in joining, please email us at SPYCO.Choir@gmail.com. Our choir practice is held every Friday @ 6 p.m. in the McKenna Room. Our choir schedule is as follows:

  • Every Sunday, English mass at 12:15 pm (except 1st Sunday)
  • 1st Sunday at 2 pm (Tagalog  Mass)

 

Music Ministry

Join together in song! Contact the choir director.

Cantors
 

Adult Choir

Also known as St. Patrick Adult Choir and is composed of dedicated and long time parishioners. The St. Patrick Adult Choir is not only involved in singing during church services but doubles up as a parish group engaged in supporting and participating in parish activities especially with the different parish organizations. The choir practices every Friday from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and sings at the 9:00 am Sunday mass.

St. Patrick Young Adult Choir (SPYCO)
 

Children's Choir

Singing in a church choir affords children a way in which to experience the mass in a different way, one in which giving of themselves can bring a closer communion with God, the parish and with each other. In order to accomplish this, we must show our kids that singing is such a huge and integral part of our liturgy. Singers and musicians are needed. If you are interested, please contact the parish office. 

Liturgical Ministry 

Liturgy Committee

Coordinators of Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Altar Servers, Music, and liturgical environment meet with a priest to plan and organize festivities

Environment Committee

The Liturgical Arts and Environment Committee is designed to provide direct support for creating and maintaining an appropriate, reverent, and prayerful environment in the Sanctuary, Nave, and Narthex of the church. The committee utilizes the rubrics and documentation of the Church along with traditionally established norms and the seasonal traditions of the liturgical year. If you have an eye for interior design or the decorative arts and are interested in contributing to this ministry, please contact the church office.

Flowers and Grounds

Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church.

Eucharistic Ministers

 Eucharistic Ministers assist priests and deacons in the distribution of Holy Communion. They are trained and commissioned for a one-year term of service. If you are interested, please contact the church office. 

Readers

The objective of the Minister of the Word (lector) is not merely to be an interesting oral reader of the Bible, it is to provide effective proclamation of God's Word in Scripture. Effective proclamation of the Scriptures depends on the quality of how the lector prepares to minister to the congregation.  If you are interested, please contact the church office. 

Ushers

Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection.

Altar Servers

Assist the priest at the liturgy.

 

Devotional Groups 

Santo Nino
 

Sacred Heart of Jesus
 

Our Lady of Fatima
 

St. Joseph
 

San Lorenzo
 

San Pedro Calungsod

 

Stations of the Cross

Held Friday evenings during Lent.

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

At SPC we take our responsibility and duty to the parish community of the Home Bound, those in Care Centers and Hospitals and our catholic brothers and sisters that wish to receive pastoral care from our ministry, with compassion care and concern. Our mission is to faithfully be present to those in need of our support, prayers and most importantly to offer the Eucharist.  If you know someone who is home-bound or sick or if you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact the parish office. 

 

Baptism Preparation

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.

Eucharistic Adoration

 The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by parishioners and visitors who stop by to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

Every First Friday of the month, 8am to 5pm

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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