Updated 5/28. Public masses have officially resumed. The Archbishop has lifted the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays during this time. Parishioners are free to attend a weekday Mass rather than a Sunday Mass. The Livestreamed 10:00 AM Mass will continue on Facebook. See Parish's Coronavirus Protocol for details.

View Parish Coronavirus Protocol for public Mass.

See Mass Schedule for Sunday Mass Live-Stream; Daily Mass Online; An Act of Spiritual Communion; The Chaplet of Divine Mercy.
From The Desk of Father Shawn...

May 31, 2020: Welcome to the Catholic Church!
Lenten Talks with Rev. Shawn Landenwitch:

Unlocking Divine Mercy, 2020 Lenten Talk ( Part 1)( Part 2)( View Handout)

For additional Lenten Talks, see From The Desk of Father Shawn.
Radiate Christ 2020

“Radiate Christ” Pastoral Letter:

Next summer we will celebrate the two centuries of faith since our archdiocese was established on June 19, 1821. In anticipation of the bicentennial, Archbishop Schnurr has written a pastoral letter, entitled “Radiate Christ,” urging each of us to discipleship and to “rediscover the joy of knowing Christ deeply and following Him, thereby becoming a witness to the world.” It is Archbishop Schnurr’s hope that all Catholics of the archdiocese will prayerfully read this letter and engage with its contents, reflecting upon our relationship with the Lord and considering how we can individually and collectively Radiate Christ to all whom we encounter.

“Radiate Christ” can be found on The Catholic Telegraph website.

View “Radiate Christ” Pastoral Letter.

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:

View Upcoming Events or visit us on Facebook for more information.
July 27th-30th, 2020
Vacation Bible School 2020:
Vacation Bible School (VBS) will be July 27th - 30th 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Saint Patrick's for ages 4 years - 5th grade. (All pre-schoolers must be potty trained and able to listen and follow age appropriate activities for 2 1/2 hours.) We are currently looking for teachers who are VIRTUS trained to help with the classroom, snack time, crafts and music ect. We also need youth helpers to help aid in various classrooms. Helpers can be anyone going into 8th grade or older. Anyone interested please call/text Melissa Winner at 419-852-5651. If there is a certain area you are wanting to help in please note that, we will do our best to place you there. Registration deadline is July 11th. Please contact the parish office to have registration paperwork sent to you.
Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Spanish Mass
Cancellation: There will be a Spanish Mass on Saturday, July 11th, 2020 at 5:30 PM. After that date, the monthly Spanish Mass has been cancelled.
Saturdays at 7:00 AM
That Man Is You - Men's Group
Saturdays at 7:00 am in Makley Hall RCIA Room.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Saint Pratrick Eucharistic Procession:
Be sure to join us for our first Eucharistic Procession through the neighborhood of St. Patrick! The procession will be held immediately following the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, June 14.

View Saint Pratrick Eucharistic Procession Flyer.
Sunday, June 7th, 2020

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch.
Watch First Communion Mass on Facebook videos.

First Communion 2020

Saturday, May 30th 2020:

Pentecost Vigil at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) with Father Landenwitch.

Pentecost Vigil 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020
9:00 AM special Memorial Day Mass at Saint Patrick Church. Public Masses will officially resume.
SUMMER ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES:
The summer adult ed class will begin again on Friday, June 5th. This class is held on Friday mornings at St. Mary of the Woods, after the 8:00 AM Mass. In the previous 3 summers, we have covered the first three sections of the Catechism. This year, we will look at the last section of the Catechism--Christian Prayer--as it is exemplified in the life and writing of St. Therese. As a Doctor of the Church, St. Therese is regarded as an exceptional teacher of the universal Church, whose insight into the divine truths is specially recommended for all the faithful. Though rightly assigned a place among intellectual giants and theological masters, it is the depth of her love and confidence in God, lived out through fidelity in whatever task God put before her, which makes her loved and approached by so many throughout the world.

If you have not already done so, please contact Ashley Roberts at 937-592-1656 or ashleyroberts.dre@gmail.com, to let her know you are interested, and to get ordering information for the book we will be using. It is not necessary to have attended in previous summers.
Paddy’s Pig Run/Walk 5K for 2020 - CANCELLED
Dear Paddy’s Pig Supporters,

I think this is our 18th year of racing and fun. Back in the winter months our committee had chosen June 26th as the 2020 Paddy’s Pig 5K Run/Walk date. The city of Bellefontaine approved our parade permit, members worked on t-shirt pricing, chipped timing, Food Trucks discussed and the beer garden plans laid out.

Then a very scary Pandemic hit our world, our country, our state, and our county. As of this evening 18 citizens are confirmed as having had COVID 19. The good news is that folks are recovering, there were no deaths and no new cases since April 24th. That being said there are many things up in the air, so to speak, and many unknowns.

So our committee and church, Saint Patrick, want to thank you for your continuous support as we announce that we have made the decision to cancel the race this year.

There are many unknowns as parade permits are on hold, and the virus itself causes concern, and we don’t want to risk loosing funds we’d have to commit to the race, or disappointing vendors or runners should we have to cancel. So, we will miss seeing all of you and visiting with you after the race. We look forward to the 2021 race, and ask God to bless you abundantly and watch over you and your families.

Take care in these challenging times and unchartered territory. If you need food, come to our church Food Pantry. Help one another and next year’s race will be here before you know it.

Thank you.
ONLINE GIVING:
Dear Parishioners,
Our parish is now moving to online giving through our Parish Data System (PDS). You can set up your account at the link below. There are less charges to the parish if you use DIRECT DEPOSIT versus a Credit/Debit card. The card fees cost us more. We hope you like and will consider using this new giving tool. The Parish staff member that posts your giving now can just pick up your donations in the system. Call the office if you have questions. Fr. Shawn was the first participant and all went through the system well. We're pleased.
Thank you.

Visit Saint Patrick Church Online Giving by Vanco Payment Solutions at eservicepayments.com.
Saturday, April 25, 2020:
Saint Patrick Catholic Church Anthony Marcelli will be ordained a transitional Deacon next Saturday, April 25th at Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio at 11:00 A.M. In texting Anthony today, he said only their parents will be able to attend. The Ordination may be streamed, we'll have to wait and see. If you wish to send him a note or card send it to: Anthony Marcelli, Saint Bernadatte Church, 1479 Locust Lake Rd, Amelia, OH 45102.

Visit Archdiocese of Cincinnati's Vocations website.

Visit Novena for Deacons: Day 5 - Anthony Marcelli and Prayer for Deacons.
Sunday, April 12, 2020:
Kathy and Keith LeVan offer an Easter song for us. "Once Upon a Tree" by Pepper Choplin.
Visit Kathy Weiss LeVan Facebook Videos .
Saturday, April 11, 2020:
Listen to Father Shawn's interview in peakofohio.com article "Local churches will celebrate Easter and have a message of hope (Audio included)".
Sunday, March 29, 2020:
Thank you note from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage.

Dear parishioners of Saint Patrick in Bellefontaine,

I am father Andre Sylvestre from the archdiocese of Cap Haitian. I am a good friend of Linda Thieman from St. Henry Parish. I said mass once at your parish. I also know Roger who visited Haiti last year with Linda. I am the Director Founder of the Orphanage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the archdiocese of Cap Haitian. Linda Thieman is the Mother of my orphanage and the ambassador of the orphanage as well in the States. She wired me the $550 that you gave her to help me buy food for my orphaned kids. On behalf of all my 37 orphaned kids I thank you very much for your generosity. Be assured that you will be present in our daily prayers because my orphaned kids pray for their benefactors at each meal they have. We will pray especially to God to ask Him to protect you from coronavirus during this scary time you are facing.

We are experiencing a scary time in Haiti too because we have 8 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Haiti right now. When we heard the great number of people who are killed by coronavirus in Italy we are very afraid of what may or will happen in Haiti soon if God does not make a miracle. We are praying a lot despite the doors of the Churches are closed.

At the orphanage we teach the kids to wash their hands very often. We teach other principles of hygiene as well. The kids are allowed to be only around of their residence. We do not allow visitors to come to see them. We stop the cooks from going to the informal market. We buy everything for them. Thanks to your generous financial assistance, I was able to buy food for one and half month for the orphaned kids despite the cost of the food becomes very high. Furthermore, there is already shortage or black market about food. Please keep us in your prayers as we for you and for the American people in general.

Fr. Andre Sylvestre

Visit Our Lady of Perpetual Help Orphanage Foundation.
URBI ET ORBI

Watch Pope Francis give the "Urbi et Orbi" (To the City [Rome] and the World) blessing on Friday, March 27th, 2020.

Watch on EWTN Facebook page.

Watch on Vatican News YouTube page.

Read on Vatican News for full text of his meditation.
WELCOME TO THERESE CALLAND:
Welcome Therese Calland as Administrative Assistant for Saint Patrick Church. Therese can be contacted at tcalland328@gmail.com.