liturgy
REGISTER for Mass
We look forward to gathering together with you at the Table of the Lord. Registration for Mass is required, especially for the 9 AM Mass at St. Patrick Church to help us maintain social distancing.

Mass on Fridays at 11 AM resumes on October 2. Registration is now open and Mass will be livestreamed.
TEMPORARY SCHEDULE CHANGES

Saturday, September 26
5pm vigil Mass at St. Patrick [No Mass at Holy Cross]

Sunday, September 27
No Mass at St. Rita of Cascia

9 am* Mass at St. Patrick [no 11 am Mass]
*Farewell drive-thru for Kevin Lovejoy after Mass

10:30 am at Holy Cross [no 10 am Mass]

The 12 pm Mass on Tuesdays at St. Rita of Cascia is on hiatus until further notice.

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Livestreaming MASS
We livestream Mass at 9 AM on Sundays from Saint Patrick Church, all-school Mass at 9 AM a few Fridays each month and Mass on the first Friday of each month at 11 AM, October - May . Subscribing to our YouTube Channel is not necessary to watch the Mass, however it allows you to set reminders to tune in and provides us with the option of livestreaming from a mobile device when we reach 1000 subscribers. We are so close, less than 100 subscribers are needed!

Check-in on Facebook and invite your friends and family to watch and make your weekly offertory gift via Online Giving. [Keep scrolling to the bottom to find your parish link.]
The dispensation for Mass is still in effect.
CELEBRATING Kevin
Let's celebrate Kevin Lovejoy and his many years of service to our parish and school communities before he begins his new adventure. Join us for our drive-thru farewell celebration on September 27 after the 9 AM mass in front of St. Patrick Church. You'll have an opportunity to say thank you while social distancing!

Drive Through Directions: Drive up the hill on North 11th Street and turn right on to North J Street, wish Kevin farewell and then make a right and head down North 12th Street to North I Street. The parish parking lot and alley can be used as a staging area.

We're also inviting you to collaborate with us on a keepsake online and hard copy memory book! Include a special message, a favorite photo or a few, a long letter— whatever you want. Click here to get started— https://www.newlywords.com/thank-you-kevin-lovejoy. If you would like us to insert a message for you, we can do that too! Send an email to development@saintpats.org.
mass intentions
September 29 | 9 am
for the repose of the soul of
Greg Oakes

September 30 | 9 am
for the repose of the soul of Courtney Antrum

October 1| 9 am
for the repose of the soul of Alexander Dribincev

October 2 | 11 am
for the repose of the soul of the Irene Schmit

October 3 | 5 pm
October 4 | 9 am & 11 am
for the people of the parish
September 28 | 9 am
for the repose of the soul of
Laurie Cassaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                
 September 30 | 5 pm 
for the repose of the soul of
Maureen Stebner
                                                                                                                                                                          October 1| 9 am
for the repose of the soul of  
Virginia Mitchell
                                                                             October 2 | 9 am
for the Repose of the oul of
Gloria Nickolas

October 3 | 5 pm
October 4 | 10 am
for the people of the parish
faith formation
STEWARDS AMONG US
Leslie Gasper is a steward among us!

Leslie recently completed the Catechetical Certification Program [CCP] offered by the Seattle Archdiocese. The program is open to anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith for personal enrichment, or to teach or be of service to the Church.

Leslie is a member of the Faith Formation Commission, she has been instrumental in re-opening Eucharistic Adoration and serves as the sacristan at the 5 PM Mass at St. Patrick Church.
YEAR OF THE EUCHARIST
Archbishop Etienne began Year of the Eucharist on the Feast of Corpus Christi for the Archdiocese of Seattle and asked us to spend this time pondering the true presence of Jesus's Sacred Body and Blood in the Eucharist. Read his pastoral letter, "The Work of Redemption."

Join us for Adoration at St. Patrick Church on Mondays, 3:00 pm - 6:45 pm and Fridays, 9:45 am - 3:00 pm, except for the first Friday of each month when it will begin at 12 PM— after the 11 AM Mass; and at Holy Cross Church on Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Click the parish links to sign up to keep watch for an hour.
CONFIRMATION PREP
Students in grades 7 - 9 interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2021 are invited to fill out an interest form now! Class will begin in early October. Invite your friends to join you in preparing for this sacrament too.
ATRIUM REGISTRATION
Registration for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd [CGS] is open! CGS is an approach to faith formation for children ages 3 - 12. Our staff has been preparing the atrium to allow for social distancing and creating and restoring works.

Your child will be able to come every other week. On the week your child is not in the atrium, we'll provide support for the Domestic Church with ideas for the home.
BOOK STUDY
The Good Shepherd and the Child, a Joyful Journey

This 4-week podcast/book study will give the listener/reader the opportunity to learn about the spirituality of the young child and the spiritual truths we can learn from the youngest among us. This is for everyone, even if you do not have young children in your life. Together, we will discover how living the way of the child invites us, as adults, into a place of contemplation, peace, and joy.

The study is on the first 35 pages of the book The Good Shepherd and the Child; a Joyful Journey. We have a limited number of books for sale at the office. We have a few to loan or you may order your own.

The one-hour long discussions via Zoomwill be based on the coinciding four podcasts, episodes #15-18, from The Good Shepherd and the Child Podcast.

October 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30-7:30 pm 

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 910 3947 1459
ALPHA Online
Looking for a place to think, chat, laugh, explore, connect, question? Alpha is that that space for you. Alpha runs on Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:30 pm via Zoom. It's not too late to join, but this is your last chance for this session of Alpha!
  • Register and share the link with a friend!
  • Questions? Send us an email
  • To learn more about Alpha check out AlphaUSA.org.
FORMED
Available on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV for FREE as our gift!
To sign up:
  1. Click HERE to get started, then...
  2. Enter zip code 98403 or parish St. Patrick [regardless of your parish affliation]
  3. Enter your email and your in!
outreach
FLU CLINICS
Curbing the flu this season will help to re-open our schools and keep them open. We have collaborated with Bartell Drugs to host a flu shot clinic at St. Patrick Church.

September 27 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
October 3 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Reserve your appointment now! Although the reservation link offers a variety of vaccines, please sign up for the FLU SHOT only. All health forms must be completed online when you reserve an appointment. Bring photo ID and your insurance card to your appointment. Patients must be 3 years of age or older. Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

A limited number of free immunizations are available if you do not have insurance. Email us to make arrangements.
WALK to PREVENT HOMELESSNESS
Let your feet carry you, and your hearts guide you. Aim for the stars! Our walkers and friends allow us to provide housing and essentials for our Pierce County neighbors in need.

Walk virtually with us and help the Tacoma-Pierce County Society of St. Vincent de Paul raise funds—and awareness—to aid our friends in need who are struggling with homelessness, hunger, overdue bills, and more during these difficult times. Together we can make a difference in the lives our neighbors.

It’s easy to sign up to walk or to make a doantion! Go to www.fopwalk.org and follow the prompts to register.
When choosing a beneficiary, select the Tacoma-Pierce County Walk, or you can choose a specific conference. Narrow your search by selecting the Archdiocese of Seattle, and then enter the conference name.
stewardship
WEEKLY OFFERTORY
An offertory collection basket is located at the back of the sanctuary during Mass for contactless giving. If you are unable to attend Mass in person, please mail in your gift or consider Online Giving, — Fr. David gives this way! It is safe and easy.
advocacy
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
Over 60 million American children have died through abortion. This Vigil of Prayer, fasting, and public witness has saved over 16,000 known lived since its inception in 2007. The fall campaign began on September 23 and runs through November 1.

Volunteers are needed for two hour shifts, one day a week, especially on Fridays to stand witness on the sidewalk in from the Cedar River Clinic, 1401-A Martin Luther King Jr Way in Tacoma. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. To sign up email Tacoma40DaysForLife@gmail.com.
st. patrick school
ANNUAL FUND 21

"Believe that St. Patrick School brings our children into the ever-present love of Jesus Christ, that our school delivers academic excellence, and that our school builds a community of responsible learners, critical thinkers and servant leaders."
Annual Fund 21 Chairs Neil & Heidi Wachter

Listen to their witness talk before Mass last Sunday about why they believe in Catholic Ecucation, our students and our communities. Then make your generous gift. The average gift to Annual Fund 2020 was $509 and 100% of our 260 school families participated. Parishioners comprise 25% of the gifts made to the annual fund.

Believe that your support is as critical now as it has ever been; as always we strive for full participation from our school families and hope to exceed our financial goal of $190,000 with the support of our parish community!

Ready to make your gift? DONATE today! Did you know that after you make our gift you can set up a personal fundraising page to invite friends and family to support Catholic education?

Be social, while social distancing!
Get connected. Stay connected.