Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The deadline for Shamrock and bulletin submissions is  Monday at 1pm . Send your submission to Cowen at 

Camp Sew & Sew
July 11 - 13, 2018


Camp Sew 'N' Sew is ready and we have a few more spaces.  Do you have a busy summer?  Maybe you can come to just one of the days!  Sixth grade and above meet on  July 11& 12 from 10:00am - 3:00pm.  Second to fifth grades meet on  July 13  (with parent) from 9:00am - 12:00 noon.  Bring a lunch, a snack to share, and a machine if you have one!  Please email any questions and your application to:  or

Summer Arts Retreat! At Church!
Saturday, July 14, 9:00am-7:00pm

Please join us at the Summe r Arts Retreat at St. Patrick's. There will be independent studio time, guided activities to explore poetry and images, a nd plenty of fellowship. 

Our Schedule: 

9:00am: Greet, Hug, and set up station
10:00am: Introduction to activity with Marea Haslett, based on poetry of David Whyte
10:30am-12:00noon: Open Studio Time
12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch on your own or bring a sack lunch
1:00pm-4:00pm: Open Studio Time
4:00pm-4:30pm: Introduction to activity with Marea, based on 2nd poem of David Whyte.
4:30pm-7:00pm: Open studio time with dinner on your own

After the retreat, stay and participate, sharing your art, in Chalice, Cheese, and David Whyte, which starts at  7:00pm in the parlor.

Come to any or all and come and go as your other duties require.  This is an adult offering, but teens are welcome to come as interests call. Participants can come to one or both sessions.  Basic Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. 

RSVP to Diane Rankin: 404-277-5388 or 

Chalice, Cheese, and David Whyte
Saturday, July 14, 7:00-9:00 PM

Join us in the parlor to read and discuss the poetry of David Whyte.  Please bring a plated appetizer and beverage to share as well as your own chalice.  Friends are encouraged and welcomed!


Reception Honoring Becky Beal
Sunday, July 15, 2018 
After the 10:30am Service

We are so grateful to Becky for the love and nurture that she offered to our young ones over these past two years. We will miss her gentle kindness among us, and the grace and wisdom she brought to this ministry.


Reception for Nathan Medley

Please welcome to St. Patrick's our new Director of Music, Nathan Medley, and his wife, Alexandra, and their son, Henry!


Do You Need a Name Tag?

For the past several Sundays, Fr. Dick has reminded us to wear  our name tags. Wearing them is a kindness to others and a form of hospitality. 

If you do not have a name tag, please sign your name on the sign-up sheet located on the information table in the narthex. Name tags are made weekly and are clipped to the screen. They  are organized by the first letter of your last name. Please don't forget to return your name tag to the                                                                                   screen before you leave. 

Personal Care Items Needed

Sundays in June and July we are once again receiving donations of personal care items for our Malachi community.  During the  Sunday  service as you come to receive communion, offer a gift of:

Soap,  Shampoo,  Conditioner,  Deodorant ,  Toothpaste ,  Toothbrush,  Lotion, and  Nail clippers

Thanks always for being so giving and generous!

Malachi's Backpacks Distribution
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Backpack day is more exciting than Christmas at Malachi's Storehouse. Admittedly, it is not as well-decorated and to be sure we are not dressed in the requisite red and green of the season of giving. But make no mistake, the hearts of children and their parents are as open and grateful as they are the day we give away toys. Each year, providing the Malachi's children with a new backpack to start school is an important way that Malachi's has loved and supported it's community. That's part of what made last year's backpack day so difficult. Last year, we didn't have enough backpacks to supply each child who came to Malachi's a backpack. We had the difficulty of walking a family into the backpack storeroom and asking the parent to decide which child would receive  a new backpack. Mildly put, it was excruciating. So when things are excruciating, we turn to God and to one another. 

The Malachi Board met and prayed and decided to use the money that Virginia Ross gave some years ago as seed money for the Virginia Ross Memorial Backpack Fund. Virginia's heart for learning, teaching, and nurturing the fresh minds of children will be honored each time we give a backpack away. We will be able to see her impish grin in our mind's eye each time we give. Help us provide each child in our community with a backpack that empowers and enables them to be equally prepared to learn as the rest of the kids in class. Thanks for remembering Virginia, Malachi's kids, and the encouragement of Jesus who told us to welcome the stranger and take care of one another.

You con contribute to the Virginia Ross Memorial Fund or bring a new backpack for us to give away! Please have backpacks to the church by  July 23rd. To g ive online, click here If you contribute online, please use the drop-down function to access the Virginia Ross Memorial Backpack Fund.

August 24-26, 2018!
Modeled after Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus, and Happening, Discovery is a weekend with activities for all ages, with plenty of opportunity for sharing, learning, building community, singing and fun! At Discovery, you will make new friendships and strengthen your ties to God and your church family. There are two separate offerings: one for adults and YEA, and another for children, Rite 13 and J2A. And while it is an in-house renewal weekend, you will return Friday and Saturday nights to sleep in the comfort of your own bed! Discovery is a gift to you from the Parish. We only ask that you commit to participating the entire weekend. So please mark your calendars, pray about joining us on Discovery, and stay tuned for more information. 

As of Sunday, July 1, 2018

CHILDREN - Contact Becky Beal, with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  with questions.

Camp Sew & Sew
 July 11th & 12th from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm and is for all youth 6th - 12th grades.
         July 13th from 9:00 am - 12 noon and is for 2nd - 5th graders.   

         July 29th - Blessing of the backpacks at the 10:30am service. 


Christian formation classes for children and youth are on summer break. 

Below is information for our adult classes. 
  • Scripture class, the Constitution of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, will meet at 9:00 AM in room 8. Walk-ins are welcome!
  • Art Lab will be open for studio time in room 15.
  • The Dream Class will not meet during the summer. 
Plan to come a little early to grab a cup of coffee or tea and just socialize before the 10:30 AM service!

Our nursery will open at  10:00 AM during the summer and the Marias will lovingly take care of 
our little ones. The nursery is in room 6.

Upcoming Events

For a listing of upcoming events in the Diocese, click here

Summer Camp Dates and Rates

For a listing of summer camps and rates, click here