Food Pantry: Kathy Walsh
St. Patrick's maintains a small food pantry where emergency food is given monthly to families within the area. Thanks to the help of monthly contributions by parishioners of food and money, it is possible for us to help those in need on a regular or temporary basis.
If you have a need for help, please contact the rectory, (315) 475-2185.
Music Ministry: Judy Piedmonte
Our Music Ministry consists of an adult choir that is open to everyone willing to share their musical gifts. The choir enriches the celebration of the Liturgy. Music for weddings and funerals is also a part of this ministry.
Faith Formation: Judy Piedmonte
The religious education program provides classroom learning and sacramental preparation classes. The program is for 1st through 8th grade, with a First Penance and First Communion program. These classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 10:15am from September through April. The Confirmation Program for 9th and 10th graders is also held on Sundays. Volunteers are always needed to teach or to be substitutes.
Baptismal Preparation: Parish Office
The program is designed to assist parents in planning for their child's baptism. Parents are required to attend a baptism preparation class at the rectory or parish center with Father Kevin or Deacon Bob Connelly. At this program, parents receive information regarding the preparation that needs to be completed prior to the baptism. The program is offered on a as needed basis.
We are always looking for more people to help serve in these ministries. If you are interested in serving, please contact Father Kevin after mass or at the rectory. New Eucharistic ministers, lectors, and ushers will be trained and commissioned.
We want everyone to feel welcomed to our parish community and it starts with hospitality. Our greeters are so important as the first ministers people see and talk to when they come to church. Greeters are asked to arrive 15 before mass to welcome parishioners, hand out bulletins, and provide a friendly greeting and smile to everyone.
Altar serving is a very important ministry to our weekend liturgies here at St. Patrick's. Children who have made their first communion and older may become altar servers. Our sacristan Michael Goodnough offers altar server training several times throughout the year for kids who are interested.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA):
RCIA is the process designed to welcome and prepare adults for entrance into the Catholic Church by reception of the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation). Adults baptized as Roman Catholics or as members of another Christian community who seek to be catechized or complete their Christian Initiation or those who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church are also welcomed and prepared by the RCIA team. Children who have reached catechetical age may also be included in this process. The members of the RCIA team at St. Patrick Parish are Rev. Kevin Maloney and Deacon Bob Connelly. The team is happy to provide additional information and welcomes all inquiries.