Practicing our faith out in the world is just as important as practicing it at Mass.

          Hello, my name is Ryan Love. I am currently 22 years old and am a member of St. Patrick’s as well as a biology teacher at a local high school. Growing up, I attended mass every weekend with my mom and grandma. This early exposure to the importance of attending mass is something that has stuck with me throughout my life. I also attended CCD during my elementary/middle school years and participated in the Celebrate ministry during my high school years. Out of all of the ministries that I have been involved in, Celebrate has been the most influential in my life. I am fortunate to be able to continue to be a part of the Celebrate ministry as an adult advisor for the past couple years. Being able to pass the gift of Celebrate to current juniors and seniors is a blessing.

Being a part of these ministries has helped me tremendously in my faith journey. It has shown me that practicing our faith out in the world is just as important as practicing it at mass. Serving others is what we are called to do, and the ministries at St. Pat’s allow us to do just that. As I progress through my first year of teaching, I have the opportunity to serve my students each and every day. It’s not always easy, but the foundation of faith that I have built at St. Pat’s always helps me through.

God bless,
Ryan Love