Fulfilling our Mission to Serve God's People

St. Patrick Parish reaches out to meet the needs of our community

By the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, the faith community of St. Patrick Parish and St. Michael Mission is devoted to living and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   We strive to help all grow strong in faith by encountering Jesus in prayer, sacrament, and liturgy.  We commit to nurturing our relationships with God and His people through service and works of charity, especially to those in most need, by bringing to life our Lord's Greatest Commandments:  "Loving God, with all our heart, soul, and mind and our neighbor as ourselves" (Matthew 22:37-39).

 

                                                       Our Response to the Poor
Each month, parish campaigns provide needed items that are distributed to the poor in our community through the Bisbee St. Vincent de Paul Conference.  Monetary contributions for these campaigns is also most welcome, and can be made online using the 'Online Giving' link, placed in the weekend collection baskets, or taken to the parish office.
 
February 2014  'Socks with Love" Over 1000 pair of socks of all sizes were collected for distribution.
March 2014 "Rice for our Brothers and Sisters" Over 674 lbs. of rice was collected for distribution.
April 2014
 
"Beans -- Food for our Hungry" Over 260 lbs. of beans were collected for distribution.
May 2014
 
"Canned Fruit - - Help that Nurtures" Over250 cans of fruit were collected for distribution.
June 2014 Adult Diapers
 
Over 400 adult diapers were collected for distribution, plus $15 to purchase diapers.
July 2014 Baby Diapers
 
Over 1,225 baby diapers were collected for distribution, plus $45 to purchase diapers.
August 2014 Cereal
 
Over 90 boxes of cereal were collected for distribution.
September 2014 Soup
 
Over 200 cans of soup were collected for distribution.
October 2014 Peanut Butter & Jelly
 
90 jars of Peanut Butter and 102 jars of Jelly were collected for distribution.
November 2014 Jackets & Coats
 
50 jackets and coats were collected for distribution.
December 2014 Blankets
 
75 blankets were collected for distribution.
January 2015 Canned Meats
 
150 cans of meat were collected for distribution.
February 2015

Peanut Butter

58 jars of peanut butter were collected for distribution.
March 2015

Jelly

45 jars of jelly were collected for distribution.
April 2015 Rice
 
131 lbs. of rice were collected for distribution.
May 2015 Beans
 
319 lbs. of beans were collected for distribution.
June 2015

Canned fruit

85 cans of fruit were collected for distribution.
July 2015 Pasta Sauce & Pasta
 
71 cans of spaghetti sauce and 76 packages of pasta were collected for distribution.

August 2015

Canned Soup 111 cans of soup were collected for distribution

September 2015

Canned Vegetables 86 cans of vegetables were collected for distribution

October 2015

Gloves 77 pairs of gloves were collected for distribution

November 2015

Coats  

 

                                                     Our Service to the Community
Our parish ministry teams regularly reach out to the community to bring God's love to others.  Anyone wishing to serve as part of our community outreach programs is encouraged to call the parish office at (520) 432-5753.  
 
St. Vincent de Paul
 
Ministry to the Homebound Detention Ministry

The Food Bank is open each Thursday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  in the St. Patrick Church Parish Hall.   Requests for other emergency assistance may be made during Food Bank hours.   Food and other aid is available to all, regardless of race, religion, or ethnicity.  The Food Bank distributes about 80 bags of food each week.

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the Sick bring the word of God and the Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass because they are ill, homebound, in nursing homes or local care facilities.

The detention ministry provides a Catholic presence to the incarcerated at the Cochise County Jail in Bisbee by carrying the Gospel Message of comfort and hope and providing weekly communion services.

 

 

 

 

Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours,
no feet but yours,
yours are the eyes through which Christ's compassion is to look out to the earth,
yours are the feet by which He is to go about doing good
and yours are the hands by which He is to bless us now.
--St. Teresa of Avila

 

 

Our Youth  C.R.E.W's new "Youth Against Hunger" program provides periodic free meals  at St. Patrick Parish Hall for the hungry in our community.  Interested people of all ages are invited to be part of this outreach effort as we serve our disadvantaged friends and neighbors.

1/24/2015 
Baked Potato Bar

140 people were served

2/28/2015
Baked Potato Bar

152 people were served

3/28/2015
Breakfast Burritos

192 people were served

5/16/2015
Hoagie meal

164 people were served

6/21/2015
Pancake Breakfast

170 people were served

7/11/2015
Hoagie Meal

150 people were served

8/15/2015
Baked Potato Bar

164 people were served

9/19/2015
Baked Potato Bar

153 people were served

 

 

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