From The Desk of Father Shawn...

May 30th, 2021: The Eucharist and the Communion Rail
Lenten Talks with Rev. Shawn Landenwitch:

Rediscovering Mary: Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope, 2021 Lenten Talk (Part 1)(Part 2)(Handout)(Marian Consecration 2021 flyer)(mary2021.org)

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

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS:

View Upcoming Events or visit us on Facebook for more information.
Summer Adult Ed 2021:
The Mass - 5 Week Summer Adult Ed Class

Tuesdays; June 22nd to July 20th; 7:00 - 8:00 PM at St. Patrick.

Fridays; June 25th to July 23rd; 9:00 - 10:00 AM at St. Mary of the Woods.

Please contact Ashley at the parish office, if you plan to attend. The Tuesday session is contingent upon interest.

View Summer Adult Ed 2021 flyer.
NEW DOCUMENTARY:
Check out this amazing documentary on our Blessed Mother!

Watch “Mary, Life After Jesus: The Road to Ephesus” a documentary (47 min). Watch it today for free. Feel free to share with others.

Presented by The American Society of Ephesus (George B. Quatman Foundation).
MEET OUR LATEST SEMINARIAN INTERN:
Meet Seminarian David Gross; "Hello, I am from Dayton and will be in Theology II in the fall at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary in Cincinnati. I entered the seminary after graduating from the University of Dayton in 2018. I am the second-oldest of four children; I have two brothers and one sister. I like to play the piano, and my favorite devotion is the Rosary. I am grateful to be here, and look forward to the summer!"

See Meet the Seminarians.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Beginning June 5th, there will be additional Confession times at Saint Patrick on Saturday 3:00 - 3:30 pm, and at St Mary of the Woods on Friday mornings 8:45 am.
Vacation Bible School 2021:
VBS is coming soon! All kids 4-years old through 6th grade (next school year) are welcome! Call the office or visit the website for registration paperwork. Cost is $10/kid, $30 max/family. All are welcome. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED.
See Education Page for more details.

View VBS '21 flyer.

View VBS Permission Slip '21.
Priest Ordination 2021:
Watch a beautiful video of the 2021 Priest Ordination on YouTube.
Saturday, June 19th, 2021:
Marian Consecration of Archdiocese of Cincinnati live-stream
12:00 p.m. Marian Consecration of Archdiocese of Cincinnati live-streamed from the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, OH.
Eucharistic Procession 2021

Sunday, June 6th, 2021:
Saint Patrick Eucharistic Procession
Be sure to join us for our Eucharistic Procession through the neighborhood of St. Patrick! The procession will be held immediately following the 10:00 AM Mass on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 6th. We will walk up Newell St. to Auburn, Auburn to Park, Park to Spring Street and up through the church parking lot - weather permitting!

View Saint Patrick Eucharistic Procession Flyer.
Marian Pilgrimage
Join us for a Marian Pilgrimage this October!
An idea was raised in the Marian Consecration classes this past month about organizing a pilgrimage to a few particularly unique shrines to Our Lady located in Wisconsin. We will be visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady, Help of Christians at Holy Hill (near Milwaukee), and the only Marian apparition site in the United States to have received Church approval to date--Our Lady of Good Help (near Green Bay). All are welcome!

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Thursday, October 7: depart at 1:00 PM. Stop at the Shrine of Christ's Passion in St. John, IN. This shrine has very moving, almost life-sized outdoor Stations of the Cross. Overnight in Milwaukee.

Shrine of Christ's Passion
Friday, October 8: The National Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians at Holy Hill. We will attend Mass, and have some time to explore before heading to Green Bay. Overnight in Green Bay.

Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians
Saturday, October 9: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. We will attend Mass on the anniversary of the apparition, as well as take a shift in an all-night prayer vigil (Friday to Saturday) commemorating the 150th anniversary of the shrine's miraculous preservation from the most devastating fire in US history.

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help
We will return late in the evening on October 9.

At this point, we have several extra hotel rooms in our block, but no available spots on the bus. If you would like to come along, and are willing to drive yourself and/or carpool, you are very welcome! The extra hotel rooms will be first come, first served.

Please contact Ashley Roberts at the parish office by July 1 if you are interested!
Sunday, May 23rd, 2021:
Please join us in celebrating Father Anthony's ordination to the priesthood. He will be here on Pentecost Sunday May 23rd at the 10 am Mass. After Mass there will be an Italian dinner held in his honor in Makley Hall. Dinner will include a penne with meatballs in tomato sauce, garlic bread, salad, and a dessert.
Sunday, May 16th, 2021:
Marian Parish Consecration Prayer
For those who were not able to attend our parish Marian consecration on May 16, we encourage you to read and unite your hearts to the consecration prayer:

Read Marian Parish Consecration Prayer.
Sunday, May 16th, 2021:
Fatima Mass 2021
This year our Fatima Mass is a little bit earlier than normal. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the 2021 Fatima Mass at the shrine will be on SUNDAY May 16th!

This is the first day of the 33-Day Marian Pilgrimage throughout the entire archdiocese. (check out Mary2021.org for more info!) Mass begins at 1:30 pm and is followed by a Marian procession from the shrine to Saint Mary of the Woods Holy Family Hall, where light refreshments will be served.

Adding to the exciting day, at the end of Mass, Father Landenwitch will be consecrating the Logan County parishes to Mary, and those from both Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods who have been participating in the consecration classes will make their personal consecrations to our Blessed Mother as well!

Please park at the Saint Mary of the Woods church, where we have shuttles to take you to the shrine. Shuttles start at noon, and run until 3:30.

If you would like, please process with us from the shrine back to the hall, where light refreshments will be available. Bring your Rosary, as we will be praying on the procession back!

Rewatch beginning of the Bicentennial Marian Pilgrimage with Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. By Nick Hardesty on Facebook.

Visit Marian Pilgrimage 2021 Groups on Facebook for addtional pilgrimage stops.
Thursday, May 13th, 2021:
Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays
Great news! The Bishops of Ohio have announced that effective the weekend of June 5th and 6th, the Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays has been reinstated!

Please read the attached letter from the Bishops of Ohio, which should answer any questions you may have.

Just a reminder, that even after the Governor's mandates are lifted, you may still wear a mask to church if you feel more comfortable doing so.

Also, while the majority of the church will be full capacity, the marked pews on Our Lady's side of church will still be a place to distance from others if you wish.

*Please Note: Starting the weekend of June 5/6, we will no longer be streaming Mass on Facebook.

Read Lifting Dispensation Letter.

Visit Catholic Conference of Ohio.
Sunday, May 2nd, 2021:
May Crowning
Sunday 5/2 after 10:00 AM Mass. All are welcome to bring flowers.
Thursday, April 29th, 2021:
Latin Mass
Thursday 4/29 6:15 PM Latin Mass followed by Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions.

April 25th 2021

Confirmation

Both Saint Patrick and Saint Mary of the Woods Freshmen and Sophomores with Fr. John MacQuarrie, Fr. Shawn Landenwitch, and Deacon Jeff Hall. Held at Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church.

Rewatch Confirmation Mass Facebook Live-Stream.

Confirmation 2021

April 18th 2021:

First Communion at Saint Patrick Catholic Church
With Rev. Shawn Landenwitch

First Communion 2021

Easter Message 2021

Thursday, April 1st, 2021:
Watch "An Easter Message from Archbishop Schnurr"
INVITATION TO RETURN TO MASS:

Archbishop Schnurr has issued a letter inviting all parishioners to prayerfully consider returning to the in-person celebrations of Mass this Easter season.

Read Archbishop Schnurr’s Invitation to Return to Mass letter.

Visit From the Archbishop "Invitation Back to Mass" article.
BEGINS APRIL 13th, 2021:

Get ready for a PARISH-WIDE MARIAN CONSECRATION!

Check out the details below. Here's a link to sign up!

Visit Marian Consecration Sign-up Form

View Marian Consecration 2021 flyer
33 DAY MARIAN PILGRIMAGE:

Something BEAUTIFUL and EXCITING is coming to the Archdiocese!
This year, in celebration of the 200th year of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, there will be a 33 day Marian Pilgrimage throughout the ENTIRE diocese! The coolest thing about this? The celebration KICKS OFF right here in Logan County, with a special Mass at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, on May 16th! Check out the video, below!

Watch Marian Pilgrimage video.

Visit mary2021.org to learn more.
TAKE TIME TO PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS:

Robert Hale diaconate ordination will be on Saturday, April 24th,2021 at 11:00 am.

Transitional deacon Anthony Marcelli priesthood ordination will be on Saturday, May 15th, 2021 at 11:00 am.

Father Marcelli will visit our parish on the weekend of May 23rd.

Both ordinations will be at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains, Cincinnati, Ohio.

See Meet the Seminarians.
Saturday, April 3rd 2021:

Easter Vigil at Saint Mary of the Woods Catholic Church.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) with Father Landenwitch.

Easter Vigil 2021

Sunday, February 28th, 2021:

2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA)
Archbishop Schnurr sends his thanks to everyone from St. Patrick who has supported the 2021 Catholic Ministries Appeal. If you have not yet made your pledge, please consider doing so this week. For more information or to donate online, please visit www.AOCstewardship.org. Thank you!
THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH:

RECEIVE PLENARY INDULGENCE DURING THE YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
Archbishop Schnurr has designated the following parishes to serve as temporary shrines during the Year of St. Joseph: St. Joseph, North Bend; St. Joseph, Dayton; and St. Joseph, Wapakoneta.

A pious visit to one of these churches during this holy year is an occasion for receiving a plenary indulgence for those who recite an Our Father and the Creed, along with fulfillment of the other requirements for obtaining an indulgence (prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father, sacramental confession, and reception of Holy Communion).

Please visit the parishes’ websites to see church visiting hours and any possible devotional activities:

St. Joseph Church, North Bend, Ohio
www.stjosephnorthbend.com

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dayton, Ohio
www.stjosephdayton.org

View Year-of-St-Joseph.pdf

St. Joseph Church, Wapakoneta, Ohio
www.petersburgparishes.org

Visit St Joseph (Wapakoneta)
Friday, January 22nd, 2021:

Day of Prayer
The bishops of the United States have designated next Friday, January 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, as a day of prayer and penance for the legal protection of unborn children. Your prayers and sacrifices are greatly needed. Please find a concrete way to bring before Our Lord all the unborn, mothers and fathers in crisis pregnancies, those who suffer the effects of a past abortion, those who support abortion, and all the leaders of our country.

Visit the bishop's website, at usccb.org.
https://www.usccb.org/committees/pro-life-activities/january-roe-events/january-22-day-of-prayer

Below are some great resources for anyone you know who might be suffering from a past abortion. Please share, and say a prayer for all those who are in need of God's healing touch!
https://resources.catholicaoc.org/offices/respect-life-ministries/issues/project-rachel

9 Days for Life, January 21-29
https://pro-life-activities.lpages.co/9-days-for-life-2021-english/
Saturdays at 7:00 AM
That Man Is You - Men's Group
Saturdays at 7:00 am in Makley Hall RCIA Room.