St. Patrick will be closed Monday, August 30, due to Hurricane Ida

Dear St. Patrick Families,

St. Patrick Catholic High School will be closed on Monday, August 30, in anticipation of severe weather conditions and flooding related to Hurricane Ida. There will be no in-person or virtual classes. All classes, athletic events, extracurricular activities, and athletic practices are canceled for Monday.

A decision regarding opening school on Tuesday will be made on Monday. We will communicate with all families by email, our website, and our social media pages.

Stay safe during the storm, and know that your family is in our prayers. Thank you for your support of St. Patrick and Catholic education. Please reach out if there is anything you need.


Dr. Matt Buckley

God of the Universe, at the dawn of creation, your Spirit breathed on the waters, making them the wellspring of all holiness. You created the oceans and rivers, and all that dwell within them, and at your word the wind and the waves were born.

The seasons follow your plan, and the tides rise and fall on your command. In both calm and storm, you are with us. On the Sea of Galilee, even when the disciples began to fear, Jesus showed that he was Lord over the waters by rebuking the storms, so that all would know that even the wind and the waves obey him.

Creator God, we ask you to calm the wind and the waves of the approaching hurricane, and spare those in its path from harm. Help those who are in its way to reach safety. Open our hearts in generosity to all who need help in the coming days.

In all things and in all times, help us to remember that even when life seems dark and stormy, you are in the boat with us, guiding us to safety. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.