“It is not therefore a matter of inventing a ‘new programme.’ The programme already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition, it is the same as ever. Ultimately, it has its centre in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated, so that in him we may live the life of the Trinity, and with him transform history until its fulfillment in the heavenly Jerusalem.” – Blessed John Paul II, At the Beginning of the New Millennium, 29
Following our Lord’s command to “put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch” (Luke 5:4), in 2008 our Pastoral Council discerned the Into the Deep! long-range pastoral plan. We recognize that St. Patrick Parish is a family, a community of persons entrusted with a mission: to form a civilization of love and to offer God beautiful worship.
The Into the Deep! pastoral plan identifies three fundamental tasks that God has entrusted to us for our parish family, for our local community, and for God:
- To form a parish family (formation);
- To shape a civilization of love (evangelization);
- To offer God beautiful worship (worship).
Into the Deep Capital Campaign 2013 total pledges
As of April 8, 2013
Families who pledged—904 ~ 11.8% (70 more pledges since March 1st, 2013)
88.2% of the parish families have not yet participated.
We have reached 22.4% of our Goal.
If 2500 families would each donate $500, paid over 15 months, at $33.33 per month, we would reach our financial goal and secure our future at St. Patrick’s Parish.
Emmauel, Uniting our Parish Family Committee (9:30am), and the Social Committee (10:00am) will meet on the following Saturday’s:
April 20, 27, May 11, 18, 25.
We will not meet on May 4th. Please note that all the meetings will be held in the South rooms except on April 20 when we will meet in the parish office building. Thank you for your commitment to the Into the Deep campaign.
For those who may be interested in more information about these committees, or if you would like to join either group, please call
- Elizabeth (547-7317)
- Veronica (948-1539)
- Marja Henderson (545-1269)