Discipleship Ministries

Discipleship Ministries:

St. Patrick Ministries are listed according to the Diocesan Pastoral Plan of Goals.  We sincerely welcome you to volunteer and participate in these ministries.  Please contact the Parish Office for more information and to volunteer for any of these ministries.
  1. Bible Study/Divine Mercy  The Bible study and the Divine Mercy Cenacle alternate Mondays at 6:30 pm.  The study group utilizes the Threshold Bible Study for prayer, study, and discussion.  The Divine Mercy group is held for those who want to learn about the life of St. Faustina and the message of God’s Divine Mercy.  A time of prayer is included.
  2. Bible Study (Father Balasko) (Tuesday evening)  Every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm in the church conference room, Father George Balasko leads the Bible Study Group in discussing the readings and psalm for the upcoming Sunday.  Father often focuses on the Jewish-Christian and the cultural setting of the time.
  3. Bible Study (Wednesday morning)
    On scheduled Wed. mornings from 9:15-10:15 am, the group gathers in the Church Hall Conference Room to explore Scripture.  A book of the Bible or a Scriptural theme is the basis of discussion and prayer.
  4. Men’s Fellowship Group  The Men’s Group gathers on the first Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the church hall. Other get-togethers will be    scheduled on an ad-hoc basis.
  5. PSR (Parish School of Religion)
    PSR, held on Sundays at 9:4 5 – 10:45 am September- May, provides an opportunity for children grades K-8 to receive a religious education.  Our staff is composed of volunteers from the parish community who seek to assist the children on their faith journey.
  6. Celebrate  St. Patrick Parish Celebrate Ministry is a group of high school seniors who meet at scheduled times to explore Scripture and prepare to witness to high school juniors.  The group is under the direction of adults.
  7. RCIA for Adults
    The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is designed for persons interested in becoming Catholic.  Inquirers gather with the RCIA Team and their sacramental sponsors for a period of catechesis and enlightenment as they ultimately journey with the Parish through Lent to the Easter Sacraments.  At the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, these adults celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) and become full members of the Roman Catholic Church.  The period of catechesis is designed to expose the participants to Catholic doctrine, worship and prayer, the Church and the sacraments.  Instruction is also available for children.
  8. Religious Education
    The purpose of Religious Education/Formation is to introduce Christ and His Church through catechesis to people of all ages.  Although parents are the primary educators of their children’s faith, it is through the gift of catechesis that compliments, supports, and nurtures on-going faith formation that children can mature into responsible Catholic Christians.  At St. Pat’s, we offer age appropriate and multi-generational opportunities to learn and grow in our Catholic faith.
  9. Stories and Scripture  This ministry invites parents with preschoolers to join in a story, reflection and a craft led by a catechist.  Both the parents and preschoolers learn together about how Jesus loves us.  Stories and Scripture will begin in the Fall of 2017.
  10.  Teen Ministry  Teen Ministry provides an opportunity for teens grades 9 – 12 to build a Christian Community with their peers and seeks to teach them about their faith in a fun and different environment.  Teen Ministry enables our teens to serve and share their gifts through social and service activities.  This group meets at scheduled times.
  11. Vacation Bible School
    This ministry is an ecumenical effort for our local Hubbard Christian churches to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with children in preschool – 6th grade.  The location and curriculum held in a five day summer camp style experience, rotates among the participating churches.  To help children learn about social justice, efforts are made to support local and world-wide mission projects.
  12. Vocation Cross Every weekend at Mass a family or individual is sent home with the Vocation Cross. The purpose is for the cross to be a  reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life each day of the week. Sign up for your family to have the vocation cross for a particular week is in the vestibule at the Stewardship Table.