Worship Commission assists the Pastor and Director of Liturgy & Music in planning the seasons of the church year as well as encourage growth, participation and understanding of parishioners in the liturgical celebration. The Worship Commission as well as the Director of Liturgy & Music welcome your participation in making our worship services valued experiences. Please contact the Director via phone 651-455-6624, to express an interest in participating in these ministries or to ask a question.
Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am
and 10:30 am
Weekday liturgies in the chapel
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 8:00 am
Monday and Saturday – 8:00 am Communion Service
2nd Tuesday of the Month Mass at 11:30am with the 55+ group
12:00 Noon and 7:00 pm Some Holiday Mass times vary. See the bulletin or check the website.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday – 4:00 pm or by appointment
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Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is scheduled Sunday 7:00 pm through Saturday 8:00 am. Adorers are assigned specific time periods throughout the day & night. All are welcome to stop by for a visit. To sign up for a regular hour of adoration contact Kathy at 651-451-6996 or Clara at 651-451-0948.
Liturgy at the Church of Saint Patrick
The first purpose of liturgy is to worship God and proclaim the good news. Good liturgy enables conversion or transformation when the Holy Spirit moves within our midst. As an assembly of baptized Christians, we at the Church of Saint Patrick strive to do liturgy –which means “the work of the people”- in a manner that expresses our theology as well as shapes our spirituality.
With music, symbols, rituals, scripture and silence, our Eucharistic liturgy celebrates the reign of God in our midst, calling us to the banquet feast of word and Eucharist so that we might carry the presence of Christ into the world. Hearts, minds, bodies and souls are touched through good liturgy.
The Church of Saint Patrick has a long tradition of vibrant liturgies. Our music is a reflection of the richness of the gathered community. A variety of individuals, choirs and instrumentalists lead the “primary choir” –the assembly”- the community of faith. You are invited to participate in any of the following liturgical ministries
Eucharistic minister assists in the distribution of the bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ, to the community. Training is provided. Those interested must be confirmed and a participating member of the faith life in the parish.
Lector proclaims the Word of God at liturgies and leads the prayers of the faithful. Training is provided.
Sacristan prepares the materials needed for Mass and is responsible for checking in the liturgical ministers scheduled for each celebration. Training is provided.
Crucifer carries the processional cross in and out of the worship space during designated liturgical seasons.
Minister of Hospitality welcomes those coming for liturgy and assists in coordination the collection, presentation of gifts, the communion procession as well as being attentive to persons with special needs.
Altar Server, both adults and children 4th grade and older, assists the presider during liturgy.
Art and Environment Minister plans, prepares and changes the environment for the various liturgical seasons. Some members serve only with set up and take down of the environment.
Lay Presider leads the community in prayer and communion services on days when Mass is not celebrated. Training is provided on the Archdiocesan level.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Lector leads the children by proclaiming the Word from the children’s lectionary and facilitating discussions with the children during liturgy.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Cantor leads the singing of the psalm at the children’s gathering.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word Facilitator leads small group discussions of the scripture proclaimed at children’s gathering.
The Church of Saint Patrick has a strong tradition of vibrant liturgies. Our music is a reflection of the richness of the gathered community. A variety of individuals, choirs and instrumentalists lead the “primary choir” – the assembly, our faith community. Please contact the Director of Liturgy and Music, at 651-455-6624 to express interest in participating in any ministries or for additional information.
Adult Choir has a varied 4 part repertoire from traditional to contemporary. The choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm and leads sung worship twice per month at the 10:30am Mass.Director: Karen Faith 651-246-4083, email@example.com
SATB/TTBB Quartets have a varied 4-part repertoire from traditional to contemporary. Each quartet leads sung worship approximately one time per month at various mass times.
Resurrection Choir sings at many of our funeral Masses. Rehearsals are scheduled as needed usually prior to the funeral liturgy.
Children’s Choir is open to all in Grades 1-5. They rehearse twice a month on Sundays after the 10:30AM Mass (From 11:45-12:30PM). The rehearsal schedule follows the Sunday Learners faith formation schedule. Parents are encouraged to sign their children up online. The choir leads music once a month and for special holidays (Christmas and Easter). Any questions can be directed to Matt Maus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Handbell Choir rings at various liturgies throughout the year. They rehearse bimonthly on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm A basic knowledge of music reading is a requirement for the group.
Cantor is the psalmist and the leader of sung prayer. The cantor usually rehearses with one of the choirs.
Instrumentalists of string, brass, woodwind, percussion and keyboard instruments are invited to share their talent with any of the ensembles as well as soloists during the liturgy.
Men of Note (Men's Quartet) contact Steve Vogel at 651-457-9537 or email@example.com
Voices of Praise (Mixed Quintet) contact Steve Vogel at 651-457-9537 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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