Welcome Holy St. Patrick Family!

Here we are in October already! Have you seen the Christmas decorations are up in the stores along with Halloween and Thanksgiving??? It makes me feel as if life is going by way too fast, how about you?

One thing I didn't see in the stores (and probably won't) - is marketing for Mary, our heavenly mother! October (as well as May) are set aside to Honor Her!

I found the above picture of Mary with Jesus at a young age. It reminded me of how Mary was just a regular mother, teaching Jesus how to pray, how to clean up after himself, how to love God and His family! She was a Jewish Mom and I am sure Jesus learned a lot from her!

This month - let us honor Mary, by looking at her as our Role Model, - how can I better teach my own children to love God and love others? To love and forgive. Do my children know their prayers - not just the words, but the meaning behind the words?
I know our days are long and filled with so many things to do, but the years pass by so quickly - let us not pass up the precious time we have with our children - praying with them, talking with them, sharing faith with them.

Be blessed!. Let's continue to follow our heavenly mother in ways we can bring more peace into our families! The dusting, shopping, & errands can wait. Our children will be gone before we know it!

Nancy Longo
Director of Religious Education
562-822-8779 (cell)
512-759-3712 (office)
St. Patrick is having its BBQ & Bingo Benefit on Friday, Oct. 12 from 6-10 p.m.  For ages 21 and over, the event will include a BBQ dinner, 10 games of bingo, live and silent auctions and bucket raffles. 
Tickets are $50 per person.  
Hutto Infinity Athletics  is offering Childcare (ages 3yrs and older) for $20 per child between 5:30 pm and 10:30 pm. They are also throwing in pizza. So you can drop off your child and head on over to the BBQ and BINGO Benefit!!! (Contact Olivia Moreno at OLIVIAMRN@GMAIL.COM if you have questions or need to add your child to the childcare list.)
For more information and to purchase tickets visit the St. Patrick website:  www.stpatrickhutto.org
Important Dates for Elementary Religious Education

  • 10-3 - (Fire Drill - rain or shine)
  • 10-10 - Parent R&R (Rest and Refuel)-(see below)
  • 10-27 - FAMILY FAITH NIGHT - Living Rosary (see below)
  • 10-31 - NO CLASS - Happy Halloween

Remember 11/1 is All Saints Day and is a Holy Day of Obligation. St. Patrick Mass times are: 8:30 am & 7:00 pm. Church Office Closed.
What's a Parent R & R????
(Rest and Refuel)

During the 4:30 or 6:30pm class times - we invite you will take advantage of Parent Rest and Refuel Nights (Parent R&R).
Leave HEB and other errands for later.

This is Time for YOU!

Take time for your own soul and spirit!

Put your own Oxygen Mask on first, so that you can better take care of your family!

No real agenda, but prayer for our families and other needs, sharing life and faith with new friends and old, a little snack and maybe have a little fun!!!

Parents, YOU DESERVE to Rest and
Relax and Refuel!!
God's God this!!! He will multiply your time and everything that needs to be done, will get done! I promise!
We may use some of these nights for ADORATION!!!

All are welcome! You don't need to bring anything!
FAMILY FAITH NIGHT -
Wednesday Oct 27th
Either 4:30 or 6:30pm

Parents - we encourage you to come with your children to experience the Rosary!

We will have some "hands on" ideas for you to take home, too!

If you cannot make it, please have your child(ren) join another family! Everyone wants to belong! No children should be without a Family Leader!


Does your Middle School or High School student want to help out with the younger church on Wednesdays? We really need Teen Leaders at the 6:30 Session!

There is a TEEN LEADER training on Monday, October 9th from 4:30-5:30pm. If this time doesn't work for you, please email me at re@stpatrickhutto.org.

Learn to lead opening, closing prayers, share your witness, help with our younger Saints!
New! Middle School Ministry!
CIA - Catholics in Action
Saturdays after 5pm mass - 6:15-8:00pm
Check out the news on our CIA Website
CIA Agents (volunteers) are needed!
Youth Ministry - SPY
Sundays after 5pm mass - 6:15-8:30pm
Check out the news on our SPY Website
Volunteers are needed!
It's never too late to register!!!
https://www.stpatrickhutto.org/re-online-registration
GOOD Catholic RESOURCES for your Spiritual Growth on the Internet!
 
and Parents -
If there are other things you would like links to - let me know! I will try to keep this updated!
Even though you are busy - check out this app while you are waiting for your child at soccer practice, band, school, etc. .anywhere (except driving, of course!!!)

Laudate also has Daily Mass Readings, Liturgy of the Hours, Order of the Mass, Calendar with daily readings, Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy, How to go to Confession, Stations of the Cross, Basic Catholic Prayers, Latin Prayers, Catechism, Catholic Media, EWTN & Vatican Documents. Everything you wanted to know about being Catholic but were afraid to ASK! You are now smarter than a 5th Graders!

  • Catholic Answers & Apologetics
  • Catholic Confession Guide
  • Our Daily Bread - Meditations

myParish Catholic Life - has all the information you need for St. Patrick - Mass/Confession times/Special Group connections!

USA Catholic Church - USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...everything you wanted to know about being Catholic!
CATECHISTS NEEDED!
Help us pray for more Catechists.
  • We need people who LOVE JESUS and love young people. You will be TRAINED!
  • If you are feeling that tug on your heart, but your palms are sweaty, and you want to run in the opposite direction(like Jonah), you are feeling what we all felt when we first got the call from God. Just Say "YES" to God and surrender your fears....God qualifies the called!
  • contact Nancy if you want to talk/pray about it!

We need Catechists & Aides for all ages:
  • 4:30 - 5th grade / 6:30 - 2nd and 3rd
  • 6-8 - middle school
  • 9-12 - High school (Confirmation, too!)
  • We need adults to teach adults - English and Spanish speaking.

St. Patrick Religious Education Ministry is here to empower and support families in their ministry to form and teach their children about God and the Catholic faith. This is a life-long process that includes us as adults and those families with special needs!

If you have any questions or needs that we can help you with, please feel free to email us or call us! We are here to serve you! I am usually here from 9am - 4:30pm - Mon-Fri. During school year, I will be here during the RE programs, but probably not available by email or office phone. 
You can text me at (562-822-8779)

May God bless you with His abundant Love, Peace and Joy as we grow more like Him every day during our journey of faith!

Nancy Longo
Director of Religious Education
St Patrick Catholic Church
 2500 Limmer Loop
 Hutto, TX 78634
 512-759-3712 ext 104
If you would like text reminders, we will use REMIND:
Dial 81010 - and add yourself to your desired group:
  • Catechists—@ah8gk
  • RCIA adapted for C/T—@d6kbak
  • 4:30 Session—@4c8464
  • 6:30 Session—@b8de64