St. Patrick

Programs

Our Mission

We are a community who fosters the twin virtues of justice and charity:

  • Justice calls us into right relationship with God, one another and the earth
  • Charity calls us to respond in love to the needs of others

 

Bloodmobile

The Red Cross Bloodmobile visits our parish twice a year - once in the spring, and once in December. Their goal is to collect 75 pints of blood each visit. Donors and donor recruiters are always needed!

Bridge of Faith

The Bridge of Faith Program is designed to provide a faith connection between a city parish and a suburban parish. This connection provides opportunities for: communication and visitation; for sharing and exchanging personal, spiritual, cultural, and financial resources; and for deepening understanding among individuals, families, and parish communities of various nationalities and races.

Our Mother of Good Counsel has established a Bridge of Faith relationship with two parish communities:

  • Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Philadelphia PA.
  • Assumption Parish in Pacaipampa, Peru.
Dolphin Ministry

This interfaith service program, begun and supported largely by the Episcopal Church, is designed to provide one-on-one service to residents in nursing homes. Members of our parish commit themselves to visit on a regular basis one person residing in a nearby nursing home in an effort to provide a compassionate presence and friendship to someone who has little or no family in the area.

Clothing Collection

Four times a year, the Saint Vincent de Paul Society conducts a clothing and housewares collection to which our parishioners donate items which they no longer need.

Food Basket

Each Sunday, parishioners are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to church with them for those in need in our parish or community.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People in Emergencies)

This parish-based program is composed of volunteers who give service to the homebound. Men and women are encouraged to help provide transportation, meals, and other services to those in need.

IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network)

Our Parish Community is part of this interfaith effort to provide temporary housing for homeless families for a week at a time every nine weeks. Volunteers are needed to prepare the families' living space in our Social Center, to cook one evening meal, to act as a host for the evening or overnight, and to pack up and deliver belongings on the following Sunday when families move to the next congregation.

Please contact Sr. Anne Woodeshick by phone (610.525.0147, ext 234) or email for more information.

Parishioners who are hospitalized

Bryn Mawr, Lankenau and Paoli Hospitals have a Confidentiality Policy and as a result, the parish does not know that a parishioner is hospitalized unless you or someone else tells us. We would like to pray for and visit, whenever possible, members of our parish community who are ill.

Please contact the Parish office by phone (610.525.0147) or email if you would like a hospital visit or a remembrance in our prayers.

Seniors

These young-at-heart people in our neighborhood meet on a monthly basis for time together in our parish setting. Social, enrichment and service-oriented projects are part of our development as a faith-filled community. A committee meets regularly for the purpose of evaluating and planning the growth of this endeavor.

Social Events

Annual events are held to allow parishioners and friends to come together for an occasion of dining, music and other forms of entertainment. The more commonly held events are:

  • Annual Parish Party
  • Annual Parish Picnic
  • Christmas Pageant
  • Italian Night
  • Pancake Breakfast (twice a year)

Please contact the Parish office by phone (610.525.0147) or email for more information on any of these or other programs.