Parish Ministries & Organizations
Contemplare, et contemplata aliis tradere
As St. Dominic brought his friars together to encounter Christ in prayer, study, and community (Contemplare), and then to hand on the fruits of this encounter to others through preaching (et contemplata aliis tradere), St. Patrick parish welcomes Catholics from far and near to encounter Christ in the Supper of the Lamb and in the saving truth of our Catholic faith, so that we can hand on what we have received to a world hungry for his truth given in love.
Our parish ministries and organizations flow directly from this mission:
Come to the Supper of the Lamb
Participate, prepare, and serve in parish liturgy and devotions
Deepen your knowledge of our faith and help others to deepen theirs
Bring Christ to a Hungry World
et contemplata aliis tradere
Reach out to our community in works of mercy and love
Share faith and friendship with your fellow Catholics
ADULT FUNERAL SERVERS: L to R: Larry Carstensen, Tom Cantwell, Chris Pierson, Pierre Benson
Boys grades 5th through 12th assist the priest in the celebration of Mass and other liturgical functions.
HIGH SCHOOL HEAD SERVERS: Front Row L to R: Michael Schoen, Ethan Benge, Michael LeChard, Christian Amland, James Teaford, Ryan Buoni, Matt Taylor, James Conway, Sean Newman. Back Row L to R: Gerritt Carstensen, Andrew Fernandez, Joachim Bean, Tim Vines, Lucas Bean, Seth Benge, Justin Hayes, Michael Hoy, Peter Fernandez
ACOLYTES: Front Row L to R: Theodore Madrid, Shane Gerrity, Matthew Speicher, Christopher Schoen, Jacob Conway, Joel Moehrman, Mark Thiel, Patrick McNamara, William Green, Jude Carstensen, Jared Moehrman. Middle Row L to R: Jude Carstensen, Ryan Buoni, John Thiel, Brendan McNamara, Patrick Conway, Timothy Hayes, Miguel Pedrozo, Ian Williams, Conor Gerrity, Tyler Carter, Mason Clutter. Back Row L to R: Jonathan Hoy, Augustine Madrid, Stuart Hudelson, Samuel Konopka, Edward Hueckel, Gregory Speicher, Augustine Pedrozo, Luke Williams, Noah Hughes, Joseph Schoen, Michael Melliere
CHORUS ANGELORUM: Under the direction of Mrs. Barbara Magree, the children’s choir of St. Patrick Church are educated in the beauty of sacred music. The children sing at Christmas, First Holy Communion, and other liturgical times throughout the year.
For all children, P-K through High School, who may not receive religious education in schools, and for children whose parents choose CCD as an additional program to parochial schools. CCD meets on Sunday morning from 10:15-11:30 a.m. The CCD Program also offers the Rites of Christian Initiation for Children (R.C.I.C.) for those children who have missed sacramental preparation.
Sister Leonarda Zielinkska, O.P. is in charge of the youth program.
This Group is for married and single members of our parish who are 21 - 35.
The Friar Crier is on hiatus but you can enjoy previous editions below!
Knights of Columbus Council 11207 was instituted on November, 14, 1993. We are a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization dedicated to Charity, unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Knights of Columbus was founded by Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut. His purpose was to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith and to help their widows and children through an insurance program.
Our business meetings are the first Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm on the second floor of the St. Patrick Social Hall.
For more information about the Knights and how to join, see their website at: www.kofc11207.org
LITTLE MARGARET'S CHARITY: The Charitable outreach of St. Patrick Parish with emphasis on financial assistance in emergency situations to parishioners, the homeless and hungry, and support to pro-life organizations and activities. Pictured L to R: Tom Johnson, Doug Smith, Fr. Michael Mary Dosch, O.P., Br. Paul Kennedy, O.P., Russ Keller, Trevor Wolf, Pamela Berube.
For more information: See their website
An opportunity for women to make friends while developing basic sewing, smocking, knitting, quilting and crocheting skills. In addition to sewing for families and home, the group participates in charitable works such as Project Linus, Wee Care Gowns, Newborns in Need, pregnancy distress centers, etc. L to R: Judy Leddy, Eunice Hayes, Mary Hammitt, Cheryl Cropp, Marie Neff
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE: Strives to strengthen the families within St. Patrick Parish through ministry aimed at building the Domestic Church.
Back Row L to R: Fr. Peter Fegan, O.P, Nikki Dzikowski, Chris Hughes, Jenny Hughes, Marian Hyden, Dania Nixon, Steve Pasternack Rose Pasternack, Teri Gilmore
Front Row L to R: Maria Biros, Holly Deliduka, Jim Maholm, Tiffany Maholm, Karen Gerrity, Cindy Lane, Patty Green, Roxy Rubinic, Krista Valin, Nancy Madrid
Members who tend to the parish gardens and lawns and take care of the seasonal decorations. L to R: Jennifer Eppick, Michael Milligan, Allison Milligan, Lydia Schlegel, Rita Salvatore, Candy Schafsnitz, Ed Merklin, Pauline Merklin, Marianne Deutschle, Grace Harman
ST. PATRICK PARISH CHOIR: Under the direction of Ms. Kathleen Tully, the Parish Director of Music, the mixed choir sings two Sundays per month, and on other special occasions. Pictured L to R: Row 1: Cheryl Dowdell, Marlene Shea, Becky Mentzer, Margaret Ritzenthaler, Patricia Grondin, Doris Bozzi, Amelia Ritzenthaler, Kathleen Tully. Row 2: Kim Caswell, Rose Brown, Theresa Magree, Elaine Melliere, Lucy Ritzenthaler, Tricia Hunter, Nancy Flynn. Row 3: Ted Mack, Robert McGonigle, Mike O’Keefe, Michael O’Keefe, IV, Cary Biros, Patrick Kinnell, Ed Hamilton. Row 4: Jim Flynn, Mark Higdon, Nathaniel Dowdell, Arvin Gallanosa, Doug Smith, Phil Kilanowski
The Pastoral Council is composed of a maximum of twelve parishioners who serve three-year terms. They are a consultative group that serves as a vehicle of pastoral advice, dialogue and communication with the pastor, parish staff, parishioners and the various organizations of the parish. The Council meets once a month from September to June. To have an item placed on the agenda, please call the parish secretary who will put you in contact with the Pastoral Council Chairperson.
- James Atkinson (Home Outreach Chair)
- Joseph Conway (Social Events Co-Chair)
- Susan Farrell (Social Concerns Chair)
- Gerry Fornes (Maintenance Chair)
- Patty Grondin (Education Chair)
- Carl Konopka (Social Events Co-Chair)
- Cindy Lane (Chairman)
- Judy Leddy (Jubilee Committee Co-Chair)
- Stephen Maratea (Secretary)
- Lou Matt (Jubilee Committee Co-Chair)
- Robert McGonigle (Worship Committee Chair)
- Roman Pallone (Vice Chairman)
- Steve Pasternack (Bereavement Chair)
- Christopher Platek (Social Events Co-Chair)
Coordinates parish activities and outreach relating to the promotion of the sanctity of all human life. They have a regular gathering on the third Saturday of each month, following the 3rd Friday All Night Eucharistic Adoration Vigil for Life. Following the 7:00 a.m. Saturday Mass, the rosary is prayed at a nearby abortion clinic and coffee and donuts at St. Patrick Church. Pictured above is the group that gathered on Oct. 18, 2008 in Patrick Hall following the October activities.
Volunteers for the Saturday evening and Sunday Masses who assist in the seating of people, in taking up the collection, and inviting participation by those who bring up offertory gifts. L to R: Jim McGruder, Kim Renouf, John Holt, Bob Fenlon, Mike O’Keefe, John Murphy, David Benton, John Brandt, Robert Lane, Bill Leddy, Harry Wellnitz, Nick Wiggins, Norman Clements
Devoted to the general welfare of St. Patrick Parish, fostering a friendly spirit among the members of the parish. Open to all women who attend St. Patrick’s. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month. Front Row L to R: Pat Issenmann, Sue Kost, Grace Harman, Nancy Shivley. Back Row L to R: Rose Murnane, Mary Birch, Marlene Clements, Mary Ann McCarrick, Mary Cantwell, Bernadine Bauman.
VERITAS: St. Patrick Church High School Youth Ministry: VERITAS is Latin for Truth. The goal and direction of our youth ministry program is “To Seek and Defend the Truth.” The youth group meets most Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm. VERITAS also has monthly service and social events. Retreat opportunities occur on a regular basis. VERITAS aims to foster the prayer and sacramental lives of our high schoolers, equip them with the tools to defend their faith, develop them in strong manly and womanly character, and provide them with a strong Catholic community.
Group Picture taken Oct. 2008.
CARITAS: St. Patrick Church Jr. High School Youth Ministry: CARITAS is Latin for Charity and is open to all Junior High Students (6th -8th grade). The Jr. High School meets once a month (usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month) for a regular meeting and once a month for a social event. CARITAS focuses on fostering the prayer and sacramental lives of our students, all the while incorporating them into a positive loving Catholic environment.
Group Picture taken Dec. 2008.