Deacon John’s Stewardship Blog

Festival Set-Up


Saturday, July 27, 2024

at 9:00 am

“Festival Set-Up”

We need your help to set up our

Parish Festival Grounds.

“All are welcome to come.”

Looking forward to seeing you there.


God bless,

Deacon John


“All you need is love.”

The festival is less than one month away. Where does the time go?  The preparation for this year’s festival is right on track.

During this time of preparation, I am most grateful for the hundreds of parishioners who help make our St. Patrick Parish one that is on the move in our service to Christ and Mother Church.

You are the backbone of Christ’s Mystical Body. It is through your commitment to the spirituality of stewardship that we, as family, serve each other. May we continue to love one another as Christ loves us. Like the Beatles sang in one of their famous songs, “All You Need is Love!”

Thank you,
Deacon John


Our Festival Brings Our Parish Family Together

Where does the time go?  In a little over a month this year’s St. Patrick Festival will be here! In just a few weeks the festival signs will be displayed all around our community. The Parish House is receiving beautiful gifts for our famous basket auction daily. The food is ordered, and our fabulous nightly entertainment is scheduled.

Our festival brings our parish family together in a wonderful and beautiful way. We all work together, laugh together, and share stories together. “All are welcome” to be part of this year’s festival. I would also like to invite all new parishioners to join in the fun and volunteer to work at this year’s festival. You will be amazed at the great people you will meet. I promise you that we’ll have an amazing time!

If you would like to volunteer at this year’s festival, please click here, or contact our volunteer coordinator Karen Bartos (33)534-1928 or register online. No experience is needed. All you need to bring is your smile!

Love, Deacon John                                                                                                                                                                    


Letter of thanks from Aubrey Panigall

Dear St. Patrick’s Parish,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your overwhelming generosity in awarding me the St. Patrick’s Youth scholarship. I would also like to thank Father Mike, Deacons Bob, John & Michael as well as my PSR educators for their influence, guidance and support over the years. I have been truly blessed with amazing mentors within my church community & school community who have instilled a desire for volunteerism and helping others when you can, with what you can. I am also very grateful for the unwavering love, support and encouragement of my parents and family in all I do.

Because of your kindness, this scholarship will help ease the financial costs of tuition & living expenses as I attend West Virginia University this Fall. I plan to dual major in Allied Health Science and Fine Arts with the hope of one day becoming a Physician Assistant.

Again, I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to my Parish community.


Aubrey E. Panigall