Last Thursday morning, Father Mike Snyder from St. Alphonsus Parish came to St. Patrick to celebrate a beautiful mass. The homily for this mass was about St. Nick, the perfect introduction into Advent season this year. He goes on to describe the story of how St. Nick came to be a saint. It started with a father who could not afford a dowry for his daughters to get married. Whenever each of his daughter came of age, St. Nick would throw money into their window at night. He did not want any recognition for this act. All of the daughters were able to get married because of St. Nick. St. Nick is known for giving gifts to kids anonymously in the night. Thank you Father Mike for a beautiful mass!
Making sure the students have a solid and fruitful spiritual relationship is the most important of St. Patrick’s many goals. Because of this, students help conduct each mass. Students are responsible for altar serving, first reading, responsorial psalm, second reading, prayers of the faithful, presenting the gifts, music, and much more. St. Patrick also has a Campus Ministry Team that leads students in their spiritual life throughout the year.
Mass is celebrated at 9:40 in the school cafeteria every Thursday morning. Adoration and skits performed by Campus Ministry may be held some Thursday mornings as well. Family, friends and alumni are more than welcome to attend.
Photos from mass can be found here.
Story by Avery King