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Mission Statement

We, the Roman Catholic Community of St. Patrick Church under the guidance and protection of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and St. Patrick our Patron, recognize ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ. We strive to be a prayerful Eucharistic Family, open to the power of the Holy Spirit and conscious of our mission to use our time, talent and treasure in service to our brothers and sisters and to the glory of God.

Mission Statement

We, the Roman Catholic Community of St. Patrick Church under the guidance and protection of Mary, our Blessed Mother, and St. Patrick our Patron, recognize ourselves as disciples of Jesus Christ. We strive to be a prayerful Eucharistic Family, open to the power of the Holy Spirit and conscious of our mission to use our time, talent and treasure in service to our brothers and sisters and to the glory of God.

Upcoming dates to Remember

Fr. Denzil is cooking dinner for you and your family! As a fundraiser for St. Patrick Catholic School, Fr. Denzil has graciously offered to cook dinner for one family in our parish (up to 10 people). You’ll enjoy an authentic, home-cooked Sri Lankan dinner prepared by Fr. Denzil, and have the opportunity to get to know and welcome our new priest! This opportunity is a silent auction. Bidding will start at $100, and all funds will be donated directly to St. Patrick Catholic School to help cover expenses for the 2020-2021 school year. To place your bid, please send a direct message to this page administrator at St. Pat’s Facebook Thank you for your support of our church and school! Bidding closes on 7/22/2020.
Good luck!

 

 

Let there be no confusion. Bishop Strickland, the Diocese of Tyler and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church require masks in church. According to the Bishop:

“If we do this simple thing and embrace this small sacrifice, we can do our part to ensure that everyone stays healthy and that our churches can remain safe and open throughout this crisis.”

https://www.dioceseoftyler.org/en/news/diocesan-news/wearing-masks-at-public-liturgies

 

 

 

 

 

Please click on the link to support St. Patrick’s by giving your offering online or by collection basket located in the church foyer.

https://www.givecentral.org/location/859

Saturday Vigil, 7PM (Spanish),
Sunday 9 AM (English),
Sunday 11AM (Spanish), and
Sunday 5 PM (English).

We ask that you observe the following practices:

1. The Bishop’s dispensation for all Catholics from their Sunday obligation to attend Holy Mass remains in place: THE FAITHFUL ARE UNDER NO MORAL OBLIGATION TO ATTEND MASS AT THIS TIME.

2. Do not come to Mass if you are sick or have any symptoms that even resemble the symptoms of COVID-19.

Persons with any of these symptoms MUST remain at home:

· Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

· Chills

· Repeated shaking with chills

· Muscle pain

· Headache

· Sore throat

· Loss of taste or smell

· Diarrhea

· Feeling feverish or a measured temperature greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit

· Known close contact with a person who is lab-confirmed to have COVID-19.

Persons who have had these symptoms MUST NOT come to Mass until:

· at least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery (resolution of fever without the use of fever- reducing medications);

· and the individual has improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath);

· and at least 7 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

3. ALL VULNERABLE INDIVIDUALS SHOULD CONTINUE TO STAY AT HOME. Vulnerable people are individual 65+ years old or have any critical health conditions such as such as hypertension, heart disease, kidney disease, lung disease, asthma, autoimmune disorders, and those undergoing cancer treatments.

4. Members of households with vulnerable residents should be aware that they could carry the virus back home.

5. Due to the restrictions of 25% of occupancy, we will only be able to accommodate 150 people per mass.

6. Please, call the Parish office during regular business hours 8AM-4PM, Monday-Friday to let us know that you are interested in attending Mass.

1. Let us know specifically how many people will be attending mass. This number cannot change at the last minute.

2. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE FOR MASS OR EMAIL US. You will not have a seat unless you talk to someone.

3. Do not come to mass until you receive confirmation that you can attend.

4. Members of both parishes in town must go to the church where they are registered.

7. Please, wear a mask to mass, for your protection and the protection of others.

8. Please, observe the designated seating areas.

1. There will be one pew between each row to be used

2. Families will sit together.

3. There must be 6 feet between households if sitting at opposite sides of the same pew.

9. Maintain at least a 6-foot in the Communion procession, and when arriving for and leaving Mass.

10.At the Communion procession only one pew at a time will come forward.

11.There will be no physical contact at the Sign of Peace.

1. Please, limit yourself to do a head bow, which is the traditional and religiously significant and appropriate way to greet people during the Liturgy, as you see the priest, deacons and altar servers ordinarily do during Mass.

12.Please, deposit your offering—regularly gathered during the collection—in the basket at the foyer. There will be two baskets, for 1st and 2nd collection.

1. Remember that you can also send your financial contributions by mail or direct deposit through our website DONATE tab.

13.At the end of Holy Mass, please leave the Church and do not linger socializing at the foyer or outside at the entrance.

14.Father will not be able to greet you before or after Mass. Please, be reasonable and do not be personally offended. If you must talk to him call the office to make an appointment.

15.We will try to have hand sanitizer available in the foyer of the Church. However, we are asking you to help us by bringing your own pocket size hand sanitizer bottle and use it as needed. Also, remember that washing your hands with soap and water remains an effective way to deal with COVID-19.

1. Please, wash or sanitize your hands before entering the church or after touching any common surface.

16.Although for Holy Communion is strongly recommend that you receive on the hand, the Diocese has determined that it can be received on the tongue at the discretion of the communicant.

1. If you receive in the hands, please extend your hands and keep them flat (not the natural cupping way of the fingers).

2. As has always been the case, we receive Holy Communion, we do not take Holy Communion. Under no circumstance reach out with your hand to take (snatch) the Sacred Host from the hands of the minister.

17.We will not be using Missals or Hymnals at this time.

The Parish Office is open during regular hours (Monday-Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM) . However, we ask that if you can conduct your business by phone or email, please do so.

As this situation changes we will be updating our website at http://stpatrickslufkin.com and our Facebook page. Please, send us your email address if you do not receive this email and would like to receive an email update. Please email stpatrickchurhlufkin@yahool.com. We ask that you forward this information to other parishioners.

 

 

• The Parish office remains open, but we are asking you to contact us via phone 936-634-6833.
• You can also email us at stpatrickchurchlufkin@yahoo.com, or our Business Manager, Ruth Adams at stpatsbusinessadm@gmail.com.

NEW PLENARY INDULGENCE

The Apostolic Penitentiary has decreed norms granting Plenary Indulgence to various categories of faithful caught up in the current ongoing situation of the coronavirus pandemic. The Decree was made public today.

The specific norms are the following:

The Plenary Indulgence is granted to the faithful affected by Coronavirus, subjected to quarantine by order of the health authority in hospitals or in their own homes if, with their souls detached from any sin, they will spiritually join the celebration through the media of the Holy Mass, the recitation of the Holy Rosary, the pious practice of the Via Crucis, or other forms of devotion, or if at least they will recite the Creed, the Our Father and a pious invocation to the Blessed Virgin Mary, offering this proof in a spirit of faith in God and charity towards our brothers and sisters, with the will to fulfill the usual conditions (sacramental confession, Eucharistic communion and prayer according to the intentions of the Holy Father), as soon as it is possible for them.

Health workers, family members, and those who, following the example of the Good Samaritan, exposing themselves to the risk of contagion, assist Coronavirus patients according to the words of the divine Redeemer: «Nobody has a love greater than this: giving life for their own friends »(Jn 15:13), will obtain the same gift of the plenary Indulgence on the same conditions.

Furthermore, this Apostolic Penitentiary willingly grants Plenary Indulgence under the same conditions on the occasion of the current world epidemic, also to those faithful who offer a visit to the Blessed Sacrament, or Eucharistic adoration, or the reading of the Holy Scriptures for at least half now, either the recitation of the Holy Rosary, or the pious exercise of the Via Crucis, or the recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, to implore from Almighty God the cessation of the epidemic, relief for those who are afflicted and eternal salvation of how many the Lord has called to himself.

 

 

If you are a group leader please contact the office with updated info.  

Info on these events and more at the bulletin link

 

 

     

If you are a group leader please contact the office with updated info.  

Info on these events and more at the bulletin link

 

    you will be able to attend Masses only by registering first and after they have received confirmation from the office that they can attend. No one should just show up at church. The number of people is restricted. The door will remain closed. No one can enter that has not registered and has not been confirmed. Please let someone else know. Call the office to leave your personal information.   

 

Volunteers are needed to fill time slots 10am-8:30pm for First Friday Adoration. 

If you are a group leader please contact the office with updated info.  

Info on these events and more at the bulletin link

 

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St. Patrick Catholic Church
2118 Lowry St

(936) 634 6891 (Fax)

(936) 634 6833

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