Our Service Times...
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
Join us in our sanctuary this Sunday at 10:45 AM as we celebrate Holy Communion. 

We will adhere to all guidance from the diocese and the state pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic: mask and physical distancing required. 

For those not yet comfortable with in-person worship, the worship service will be available at 2:30 PM for streaming on our websiteour Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
Please also see the Communion on the Go Ministry below.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY

2021 Wednesday Bible Study information to come

COMMUNION ON THE GO MINISTRY
If you would like to participate in “Communion on the Go”, please send the number of consecrated wafers you need and your family name in a message (by noon Saturday, prior to Sunday) to one of the following people:

Your consecrated wafers will be available for pickup Sunday from 12-12:30 PM. They will be packaged in a zip lock bag with your family name, untouched by human hands, and will be in the rear of the church on a table as you enter the doors.

If you decide to use this option and would like your request to be recurring please note that in the message. If for any reason you want to change your order or skip a Sunday, please contact Edgar or Beth.
If this outreach ministry does not work for you, contact Edgar or Beth and we can discuss possible alternatives.
School News and Events...
DAY SCHOOL IMPORTANT DATES
JAN 18..................St. Patrick's Closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FEB.......................Valentine's Day Parties TBA
FEB 12..................Mardi Gras Parade
FEB 15 & 16.........St. Patrick's Closed (Staff Development & Mardi Gras)
FEB 17.................Elementary - Full Day Care
Church News and Events...
ALTAR FLOWER DONORS NEEDED FOR 2021
Only 17 dates still available, including this Sunday!

All Parishioners are welcome to sign up as a Sunday Altar Flower Arrangement Donor. The framed 2021 Altar Flowers sign-up poster is located within the entrance of the chapel, on your right-hand side. No prior donor experience needed!

Currently, the donation requested for Altar Flowers is $100. Altar Flower Donors and their commemoration will be listed in the Sunday bulletin.

PASTORAL CARE NEEDS
Should you or someone you know have need for pastoral care or prayers, please contact:
  Father Ashley Freeman, Rector
  225-800-2636
BLOOD DRIVE
BY-LAW PROPOSED CHANGE
Dear Brothers & Sisters,

As you are all aware, the past year has presented myriad challenges related to the Covid19 pandemic. This has been true for your vestry as well. Two challenges in particular the vestry has been working to solve are finding church members who are able to serve as vestry members starting in 2021 and organizing a fully virtual annual meeting.

Given the added pressure and stress the pandemic has created for all of us, very few church members feel they are able to add the work of serving on the vestry to their lives at this time. Therefore, the vestry has been unable to find three (3) eligible vestry candidates to begin their term in 2021.

In addition to this, due to the pandemic we are not able to have our annual meeting in person this year. Therefore, we will have to use a virtual format for our annual meeting. As you can imagine voting virtually presents several issues in and of itself.

Therefore, in an effort to ensure the vestry maintains its nine (9) total lay members in 2021 and simplify our virtual annual meeting for 2021 the vestry has arrived at the following solution: The vestry will amend our Bylaws to extend the term of each member by one additional year. All of your current vestry members have already agreed to serve an additional year. Given the fact the current vestry members are all acquainted with the issues related to the pandemic this will allow the vestry to continue its work with continuity and without the threat of losing members at this time. This also eliminates the need to organize a vestry election during our virtual annual meeting, which will make our meeting much easier to execute.

The attached document contains the current bylaws and the proposed change. The vestry plans to vote on this issue at its January 19, 2021 meeting. If you have any questions regarding this bylaw change please feel free to contact me or anyone of your vestry members.

As I have mentioned already, we will have our annual meeting virtually this year. With the aforementioned bylaw change, the only order of business which will require a vote at this year's meeting is the approval of the 2021 church budget. Our treasurer, Drew Boatner is preparing a video budget presentation which will be shared with you via email later this month. Along with the budget presentation you will also receive a link, which will allow you to cast your vote electronically. Further details and instructions will be shared at that time. In addition to the budget presentation, we are also preparing the other annual reports which will be submitted to you in writing or via video.

Although I would greatly prefer to have our annual meeting in person, these measures will allow us to accomplish the business we need to accomplish at our annual meeting and ensure the safety of our members as we continue to navigate the impacts of this pandemic.

As always, I thank you for your continued support and I ask that you pray for the vestry as they continue to provide the ministry of leadership in the face of unprecedented challenges.

Yours in Christ,
Ashley Freeman+

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St. Patrick's Church Lay Server Schedule...
Prayers of the People...
ST. PATRICK'S WEEKLY PRAYER LIST
As of January 13, 2021
 The St. Patrick's community is praying especially for:
The Nations Family
Francis Nezianya
Denise Williams & Family
Dayla
Helen
Tommy
The Finneman Family
The Fontenot Family

Repose of the Soul:
Jacob Nations
Shayla Edwards

This Week’s Birthdays:
Raegan Jarreau (1/18)
Katy Harris (1/19)
Garrett Condon (1/20)
Margot Dutel (1/21)
Virgene Mulligan (1/23)

This Week’s Anniversaries:
Ed & Mary Canning (1/22 - 49 Years)

Our Long-term Prayer List:
Penny Allew
Alex
Bishop Jenkins
The Jenkins Family
Carlette
Ricky
MacAuthur
David
Jane
The Penick Family
The Dupre Family
The Chambers Family
The McKinny Family
Nis
Suzanne
Chad Horton
Barbara
Frank
Edward
Christina
Thomas
Nicole
Tabitha
Rick
Eliana
Christian-John
Hunter
Luke
Bernice
Alna
Scott
Larry
Sharon
Salley
Phillip
Brett
Joshua
Adalyne
Niki
Casey
Tom
Virginia
Tela
Wayne
Maryln
Philip
Judy
Jimmy
Curtis

Those Serving in the Military:
Christian
Tanis
Austin
Reece
Denise
Edward
Matthew
Denver
Jamie
Chance
 
If you would like to add or remove a name to or from our prayer list during the week, please email your prayers to: 
  Jessica Leet, Parish Administrator
TREASURER'S REPORTS
ST. PATRICK'S 2020 VESTRY MEMBERS
Beth Kimmell, Senior Warden (20)
Daniel Melkild, Junior Warden (22)
Dianna Bonaventure, Vestry Secretary (20)
Jesse Noble (20)
Monica Dugas (21)
Teresa Boatner (21)
Edgar Cage (21)
Amanda Foote (22)
Susan Leese (22)

Drew Boatner, Treasurer
Sandy Bailey, Parish Accountant
2021 ANNUAL WOMEN'S WEEKEND RECOVERY
2021 Annual Women’s Weekend for women who are or who want to be in recovery

Women's Recovery Retreat Weekend!

Friday January 17 at 5 p.m through Sunday January 19 around noon.
Shared Room Registration cost $195 per person.

Private Room Registration cost $239 per person.

For additional details or more information contact:

Deacon Jay Albert Albertjay3@gmail.com.


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