The Shamrock
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

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                              MONDAY, March 26, Noonday Prayer, Chapel, 12:15 pm
                              TUESDAY, March 27, Noonday Prayer, Chapel, 12:15 pm
                              WEDNESDAY, March 28, Ministry of Healing, Nave, 11:30 am
                                   Tenebrae, Nave, 7:30 pm (no meal)
                              MAUNDY THURSDAY, March 29
                                   Holy Eucharist and Healing, Chapel, 7:30 am
                                   Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar, Nave, 7:30 pm
                                   Vigil at the Altar of Repose, Nave, 9:00 pm - 9:00 am
                              GOOD FRIDAY, March 30
                                   Good Friday Liturgy, Nave, 12:00 noon
                                   Good Friday Liturgy, Nave, 7:30 pm
                              HOLY SATURDAY, March 31
                                   Holy Saturday Liturgy, Chapel, 10:00 am
                                   Church will be open from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
                                   Pray in the Garden of Repose, Nave, or walk the labyrinth in the Parish Hall    
                               EASTER SUNDAY, April 1
                                   Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist, Nave, 6:30 am
                                   Easter Breakfast, Parish Hall, 8:00 am
                                   Children's Easter Egg Hunt, 9:45 am, please bring baskets
                                   Holy Eucharist, Nave, 10:30 am

Wednesday Tenebrae 

Tenebrae (the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows") has for centuries been celebrated on a day in Holy Week preceding Maundy  Thursday . The solemn liturgy includes readings from the Lamentations and the gradual, dramatic extinguishing of candles in the church until only a single candle, considered a symbol of our Lord, remains.

Maundy Thursday 

On March 29  we will observe the Maundy  Thursday  liturgy at 7:30 pm. This night, which remembers the first Eucharist, has distinct actions: the foot washing, Holy Eucharist, the Agape Meal and the stripping of the altar. 

The Agape Meal is a relatively new practice at St. Patrick's. It is contained within the liturgy, but the worship moves to the parish hall. This year we share a modest bowl of vegetable soup in a candle lit setting as we listen in silence to the Passion according to St. John. 

Good Friday

Come at 12 noon and 7:30 pm for the solemn  liturgy from our prayer book. 

Holy Saturday

Join us for holding the sacred space of Holy Saturday, as the church will be open between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm for the opportunity to pray at the Garden of Repose in the nave or to walk the labyrinth in the parish hall. The Holy Saturday liturgy will be at 10:00 am in the chapel.

Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist at 6:30 am

Come and Celebrate!

If you are joining us for the 6:30 am Easter Vigil with Holy Eucharist service, please remember the service begins outside on the front lawn around the paschal fire. You may want to bring a folding chair to sit in as well as a blanket and flashlight. 

Easter Sunday with Holy Eucharist at 10:30 am

Come and celebrate!

Palm Sunday

Family Stations of the Cross

Chris as a soldier.

Hannah as Veronica.

Liz as a disciple. 

Mo. Julia as apostle Paul.

Bobby as Joseph of Arimathea.

Michael as Pilate.

Elias - the response.
Sean as Judas.

No Formation Classes on Easter Sunday

Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday

Gather in the Narthex (outside of the Nave) for instructions and pictures with the  Easter bunny at  9:30  The hunt will begin at  9:45 am .  Friends are welcomed!

The 1-3 year old children will be in the courtyard.
   The 4-6 Year old children will be on the playground.
   The 7-11 Year old children will be on the front lawn.

Our Rite 13 kids will hide eggs! Let Becky or Liz know if you can help!  Helpers will gather at  9:15

Church Office Closure Notice

The church office will be closed on the following dates:

Monday, April 2, 2018
Friday, April  6 2018

For pastoral emergencies please call 770-400-9746.

No Yoga during Holy Week and the first week of Easter:
March 30, April 2 and April 6
Easter Sunday Birthday and Anniversary Blessings

Birthday and Anniversary blessings will not occur on Easter Sunday. If you are having a birthday or anniversary this week and would like to receive a blessing during the service, please consider receiving your blessing on April 8. We appreciate your flexibility!

Altar of Repose - Sacred Watch

To sign up for a shift, click here or fill your name in for a time slot on the sign-up sheet outside the church office. There should be at least two people keeping vigil at all times throughout the night, but more than two are welcome! For safety, a security guard will be in our parking lot during the Vigil. Feel free to sign up for longer than one hour. The Sacred Watch will take place in the Nave.

Lemonade Days
Wednesday, April 18 - Sunday, April 22

Lemonade days are here again! This is a great opportunity for our church to show the community what kind of people we are. Can you help show people where to park? Liz needs LOTS of adults to help our youth do this event. If you can help, sign up with Liz Beal Kidd ( for a 2 hour shift: 

 Wednesday, April 18: 3:30 - 8:00pm      Thursday, April 19: 3:30 - 8:00pm      Friday, April 203:30 - 9:00pm
 Saturday, April 21: 8:00am - 9:00pm     Sunday, April 22: 11:30am - 8:30pm

All proceeds will benefit our youth and the J2A program. The J2A class is required to volunteer 6 hours per J2A participant and 6 hours per parent

St Pat's Parish Family - Sabbath Weekend
SAVE THE DATE -- if you haven't already!

We will be returning to 
Forrest Hills Mountain Resort, Dahlonega  
for a joyful time of Sabbath on  Friday April 27 thru 29th .

Please talk with Alison Forbes (678-644-5553 or if you 
have questions or wish to join the rooming and/or welcome team.

We will take room bookings starting on Palm Sunday. 
Book early to avoid disappointment!  

Save the Dates:

CHILDREN - Contact Becky Beal, with questions.

YOUTH - C ontact Liz Beal Kidd,  with questions.

Children and the 10:30 AM Sunday Service:

We welcome and encourage all ages to be a part of the activities and worship at St. Patrick's. Children multi-task very well and there is a table of quiet activities in the office hallway for use during the 10:30  Sunday service. 


Our nursery is available at 8:45 am. All children/youth classes begin promptly at 9:00 am. Adult formation classes begin promptly at 9:15 am.
  • The Nursery - Room 6
  • The Alleluia Class (Kindergarten-2nd Grades) - Room 4A
  • The Agape Class (3rd-5th Grades) - Room 7
  • The Rites of Passage Class (Rite 13: 6th-7th Grades) - Room 12
  • J2A Class (8th-9th Grades) - Room 3
  • YEA (10th-12th Grades) - Room 14
  • Rector's Forum - Parlor: Join us for a lively discussion. The topic changes weekly. 
  • Scripture Study with Marigold Watson - Room 8: Getting Personal with Scripture.
  • Art Community - Room 15: Doing Art Looking Up. 
  • Dreams - Library - Room 2: Listening to God.

As of Sunday, March 18, 2018