Unicity and universality

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

This Sunday we celebrate World Mission Day. This year we do it within the extraordinary missionary month proclaimed by Pope Francis to remind us of the necessity and urgency of the missionary work of the Church.

There are some who mistakenly think that any missionary work of the Church ought to limit itself to human promotion, setting aside the proclamation of Jesus Christ and the call to conversion.

However, as Pope Francis said at the beginning of his pontificate, if the Church abandons Jesus Christ crucified, she become a pious NGO and nothing more.

In this sense, the declaration Dominus Iesus on the universality and unicity of Jesus Christ is very enlightening and eloquent:

“One can and must say that Jesus Christ has a significance and a value for the human race and its history, which are unique and singular, proper to him alone, exclusive, universal, and absolute. Jesus is, in fact, the Word of God made man for the salvation of all. In expressing this consciousness of faith, the Second Vatican Council teaches: “The Word of God, through whom all things were made, was made flesh, so that as perfect man he could save all men and sum up all things in himself. The Lord is the goal of human history, the focal point of the desires of history and civilization, the center of mankind, the joy of all hearts, and the fulfilment of all aspirations. It is he whom the Father raised from the dead, exalted and placed at his right hand, constituting him judge of the living and the dead”. “It is precisely this uniqueness of Christ which gives him an absolute and universal significance whereby, while belonging to history, he remains history’s center and goal: ‘I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end’.”


The bells in the tower are in need of heavy maintenance. We have signed a contract with the vendor who installed them when the church was built in the 1920s.

The cost to replace the mechanism and refurbish the bells is in excess of $ 85,000.

We are requesting donations to defray the expenses. If you are moved to help with this project, please call the parish office or send an earmarked contribution.

  • Book club

    Book club

    We are reading Death with Interruptions by José Saramago. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 PM in the rectory.
  • Request for prayers / Pedido de oración

    Request for prayers
    Pedido de oración

    During his Apostolic Visit to Mexico, Pope Francis told the Jesuits to pray for the canonization of Blessed Miguel Pro, a Mexican Jesuit who was martyred in the early 20th century. Please pray that the Lord will grant a miracle through the intercession of Father Pro.

    Durante su visita apostólica a México, el Papa Francisco les pidió a los jesuitas que rezaran por la pronta canonización del Beato Miguel Pro, un jesuita mexicano que sufrió el martirio en los albores del siglo XX. Recemos, por favor, para que el Señor conceda un milagro por la intercesión del Padre Pro.
  • Marian Festival

    Marian Festival

    St. Patrick Catholic Church and School invite the parish community to the second Marian Festival.

    Sunday, October 27, 2019
    9:30 a.m. Mass - Procession and rosary
    11:00 a.m. Mass - Procession and rosary
    12:30 p.m. Mass - Procession and rosary

    Barry Hall:
    Images of the Virgin Mary from different countries. Crowning of the Blessed Mother. Performance by the St. Patrick School Choir. Art exhibit of student work.

    The Blessed Virgin Mary is waiting for you!!!
  • Bible studies

    Bible studies

    Beginning Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 PM, a Bible study group led by Fr. Alberto Petroff will meet in the Maynooth Room located in the upper floor of the property on Barry Street. Come join us to grow in love and understanding of Sacred Scripture.
  • Fiat – Young adult group

    Fiat - Young adult group

    Every Thursday in the Adam and Eve Room, young adults ages 21 to 39 meet to grow in faith, hope and charity through prayer, community building and works of mercy.

    Join us.
  • RCIA – Christian initiation of adults

    RCIA - The Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults

    Are you interested in becoming Catholic or perhaps just learning more about our Catholic faith? The RCIA sessions are open to anyone whether Catholic or non-Catholic. Come and check it out! For more information come to the Inquiry Meeting on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in St. Patrick's School.

    Please register here 
  • Registration for CCD

    Registration for CCD

    The regular registration period for CCD has now begun.  This year we’re offering classes on Sundays 10:40 am to 12:10 pm, Wednesdays 4 pm to 5:30, or parents can choose to teach their children at home.
      All registrations will be web-based for the  2019-2020 School Year and will be completed at a Registration Appointment with the DRE here at the parish.

    Register here
  • Planned Giving

    Planned Giving

    Don’t cancel life insurance you no longer need!  Consider instructing your life insurance agent to include St. Patrick Catholic Church as a primary or secondary beneficiary on your policy.  By naming our parish as beneficiary, you’ll provide lasting financial support and possibly qualify for tax benefits as well.  It costs nothing to change the beneficiary on your policy and will mean everything to our future parish community.  For more information contact the rectory or call the Office of Planned Giving at (305) 762-1110.
  • Divorce Care

    Divorce Care

    Have you gone through divorce? Are you hurting? Divorce care meets every Wednesday. Call the parish office for information
  • Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) 2019

    Archbishop’s Charity and Development Drive (ABCD) 2019

    Thank you to all who have already generously responded to this year’s ABCD.  Your support strengthens the ministries that serve our Archdiocese and allow the Church to form new disciples.  As Scriptures remind us, Give and it shall be given to you. If you have yet to respond to this year’s ABCD, we need you! Please join us by making a gift now- even a small gift can make a big difference.  You can obtain a pledge envelope from the parish office or you can make a gift online at www.isupportabcd.org.  Thank you and God bless you!
  • St. Patrick Women’s Emmaus

    St. Patrick Women's Emmaus

    The Church of St. Patrick Women’s Emmaus Ministry cordially invites you to our next retreat. Join us for a weekend of joy, hope and renewal. November 1th -3th, 2019.
  • A request from the Holy Father

    Prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel

    The Holy Father Francis has requested that we continue to pray the prayer to St. Michael, the Archangel.
  • Al-Anon


    Al-Anon a support group for relatives and close friends of persons struggling with addictions meets every Tuesday at 7:00 PM in the Adam and Eve room on Barry Street.
  • Project Rachel – Post abortion healing

    Project Rachel - Post abortion healing

    Project Rachel is a post-abortion healing, counseling and reconciliation program open to anyone, male or female, who is experiencing hurt, guilt and other negative effects of an abortion.

    More information here
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Every Thursday from 8:45 AM To 6:45 PM at St. André Bessette chapel located at the corner of Alton Rd. and Barry Street.
    Join us to adore the Lord Jesus truly and substantially present in the Eucharist.

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