Our parish draws Catholics from 80 ZIP codes in central Ohio, so we are not a neighborhood parish. In fact, probably the only Catholics that come to St. Patrick because it is the closest parish to where they live wear Dominican habits! At the same time, all of us need friends in faith—fellow pilgrims on our way to God—to walk with us on our way, and to help us persevere in the way that leads to eternal life. In our fourth annual Stewardship Renewal, I encourage you to consider how God is nudging you to take part in the life of our unique parish mission, together with your fellow St. Patrick pilgrims:
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.
In this year’s Stewardship Renewal survey you will notice some changes:
- We are focusing on opportunities to participate that are available now, and service opportunities that are needed now. ***New and/or urgently needed opportunities are denoted by asterisks.
- You will be contacted by the ministry leader or parish staff for every opportunity you check.
- Since we just had an offertory Commitment Weekend, the section on financial giving is omitted this year.
Thank you in advance for your commitment to making St. Patrick a place of prayer, deepening knowledge of the faith, service, and connection to your fellow pilgrims!
In Christ's peace,
Fr. Stephen Alcott, O.P. Pastor
To make your stewardship commitment for 2023, feel free to complete this online version of our Stewardship Renewal Booklet. Or, if you prefer, you can pick up a paper version of the Stewardship Renewal Booklet in church, complete it, and return it to the parish office.
If you wish, you can contact the parish office at (614) 240-5910 and we can arrange to mail a printed booklet to you with a stamped return envelope for your convenience.