Pastor's Welcome

Father Robert Dziedziak, Pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick
Thank you for visiting! It is my pleasure to introduce you to our welcoming and enthusiastic St. Patrick Parish family. As Pastor, I have been truly blessed to witness the tremendous growth and progress made in the life of our Parish. Now, we are at the important mile-stone mark in the history of St. Patrick's. Our “Debt Free in Three” campaign is a great success. In months to come, we’ll be launching new ministries and programs to serve and foster our lives and we would love you to join us!

Recently, the Parish embraced a new mission statement, “Love God, Love our Neighbors, Make Disciples,” built around the following set of values… values that we believe reflect our faith and guide our thinking, our way of living, our deeds and our way of communicating with each other and with everyone we serve.
Pope Francis declares Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis declares Jubilee Year of Mercy, click here to get the facts!
Pope Francis has declared the celebration of an extraordinary Holy year.
This “Jubilee of Mercy” will commenced on the Solemnity of the Immaculate
Conception, December 8, and will conclude on November 20, 2016 with the
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.
The Jubilee of Mercy is a special time for the Church in which the faithful are to become more merciful in our own lives and bring God’s mercy to others. When we show mercy to others, we are serving as witnesses of the mercy that God constantly extends to all of us. This is why the motto for the Jubilee of Mercy is Merciful like the Father. During the jubilee year, we are to more effectively live mercy, to recognize the many signs of God’s mercy and to give witness to it as a reflection of the Father’s mercy. Through the celebration of the sacraments, in particular the Sacrament of Reconciliation, prayers, practicing or carrying out the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and making a pilgrimage, we are able to change our hearts and our lives so we can live God’s mercy in everything we say and do.  For more information, please visit  Jubilee Year of Mercy on the Diocese of Venice's website. Read the Jubilee Year of Mercy FAQs
Pope Francis released his much anticipated

Encyclical "Laudato Si" on the Care of Our Common Home
Pope Francis Encyclical

Referring to the earth as "our common home," the Holy Father expressed his desire to address "every person living on this planet" about the importance of environmental concerns. One of the best ways to understand this important document is to read it and the supporting information. To help people get a firm grasp on Pope Francis' teaching, the USCCB's Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development has developed numerous resources for taking action and discussion guides. 
download the guide here: 
Encyclical "Laudato Si" on the Care of Our Common Home
supporting documentation: 
Encyclical and supporting resources