Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone!
Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength.
Take to heart these words which I command you today.
Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.
Bind them on your arm as a sign and let them be as a pendant on your forehead.
Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.

~ Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

Family Discipleship

Emily Todd  |   

Family Formation
Ages 3 yrs – 5th Grade

First Sunday of the Month | 9:30 – 10:30 AM
OR 
First Wednesday of the Month | 6:00 – 7:15 PM
(Note: if parents can not make a Sunday meeting, parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend the Wednesday; and vise-versa, however children will not be able to switch classes)
Saint Patrick Church

After a year of being separated from each other, our kick-off meeting ‘Connect’ will be the first time we, as a Family Formation group, will gather together in celebration and faith. Your family will hear about this year’s theme of Making Jesus the Center of Your Home. Your children will meet their catechist, visit their rooms, and learn about the October Bible memory verse. Bring your whole family and join others who will be journeying through Family Formation this year.

January Large Group Meeting
Wednesday, January 5  or Sunday, January 9

Welcome to Family Formation! The foundation is really about strengthening your faith – as parents. When parents’ faith is strengthened, the faith in kids naturally follows. So rather than looking at it as you are teaching your kids- see it as we are guiding you to become stronger disciples. As disciples you then go to your family and assist in making them disciples.

We are utilizing the Family Formation curriculum produced by the Church of Saint Paul in Ham Lake, Minnesota, and used there for over thirty years. This curriculum begins with an in person group gathering once per month. We will give you the option of meeting on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 (between the two Sunday morning Masses) or Wednesday Evening from 6:00 to 7:15. Parents meet separately. Kids are grouped- PreK-K, grades 1-3, 4-5. On Sundays you are encouraged to either go to Mass before or after. On Wednesday we will conclude with a prayer service with parents and kids together.

At the group session, you will receive a packet of materials to use as a family the following three weeks of the month. The material is produced for a family to work on together- even if you have children of different ages. Generally, if you have younger children, you can expect the material to take less than an hour to complete. For older kids there will be about one hours’ worth of material. If you have a middle schooler, you are welcome to request extra materials for them to participate with the family, and we strongly encourage this even though your middle schooler participates in our Middle School Program, Edge.  If you choose to not participate in the group session you can pick up your packet at church at your convenience.

We believe that this program is the very best for our parish families.  We are excited to work with you as parents in helping you grow in your faith, thus helping your family become stronger disciples.

Cost |  $70  (flat rate, 1 or more children)

Questions  | Contact the Emily Todd

High School Discipleship

Haley Arndt  |   

Extreme Faith Camp
Extreme Team & Prayer Team

Sunday, June 19 – Friday, June 24, 2022
Crescent Lake Bible Camp | Rhinelander, WI

Extreme Team | Current 10th – 12th Graders
Prayer Team | Current 9th Graders
MANDATORY training day on Sunday, May 15t to prepare as leaders for Camp.

Registration is open!!! This week will be packed full of swimming, tubing, paintball, ropes courses, rock climbing, archery, crafts, speakers, small group time, music, daily Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration! It’ll be the most extreme week of your summer!!

We are also looking for adults (21 and older) to come along as chaperones. Interested? Contact Haley.

Cost | $215      Chaperones | Free
$100.00 due with pre-registration | $100 deposit is non-refundable.
Please make checks payable to St Patrick Catholic Church w/ “Extreme Faith Camp 2022” in the memo line.
Checks can be dropped off at the parish office. Full amount may be paid for at pre-registration.
Final payment is due on April 1st.


Questions |  Haley Arndt     

High School Mission Trip
Catholic Heart Work Camp

July 10 – 16
Kansas City, Kansas

The Mission Trip is a week-long opportunity for our youth to step outside of themselves to serve and encounter the love of God. We partner with Catholic Heart Work Camp where our youth will go to worksites to assist with minor house repairs. No prior experience is needed. The week also includes evening programming with Mass and the Sacraments, great speakers, time to grow in friendship with peers, and of course lots of fun! For more information please head to heartworkcamp.com

Registration will began Monday, December 13th and go until January 25th or until spots are filled. Spots are limited!

We are also looking for adults (21 and older) to come along as chaperones. Interested? Contact Haley.

Cost | $685      Chaperones | Free
$100.00 due January 25th
$285.00 due March 28th
$300.00 due May 23rd
Questions |  Haley Arndt     

High School Discipleship

Wednesdays  | Saint Patrick Church
Discipleship Small Group Nights  All High School Youth Grades 9 – 12
7:30 – 9:00 pm | Began October 27

Large Group Nights
First Wednesday of the Month – 7:45 – 9:00 PM | Begins January 5

High School Youth Discipleship allows for the comprehensive exposition of the faith while remaining anchored in spiritual formation. The process includes the celebration of Confirmation at the beginning of the students Junior year.

There are four pillars that make up High School Youth Discipleship: Mass, Formation, Service, and Retreat.

Mass

The most significant part of a youth’s growth in faith is attending Mass regularly on Sunday’s (or Saturday nights) and Holy Days of Obligation. Now, What does that mean for our program? Minimally it should be every other week or twice a month. How will we know if you are attending? Your Sponsor and Parish Companion for the Journey will ask from time to time. If attending Sunday Mass is not a part of your life, your companion will guide you to find the alternative opportunities that may lead you to eventually understanding the Mass better, enjoying it more, and eventually making it more a part of your life.

Formation

The monthly large group gatherings are called WEDNESDAY NIGHT LIVE (WNL). Join us for our large group meetings as we experience the Sacraments, dig deeper into our Catholic faith, and grow as Christians through active faith practice. You will hear from speakers, experience Eucharistic Adoration, and share your faith through music ministry. There is plenty of community, fun, and food to go around for every youth who is seeking a vibrant community to celebrate our faith!

In addition to large group formation, every youth is placed into their own small group. The small groups are broken down into men and woman groups. They are led by an adult whose mission is to evangelize and help our youth realize they are known, cared for and loved by Christ and His church. They meet three times a month and discuss topics like Who Is God, Your Vocation, Human Sexuality, and many more.

Service

Another important aspect of faith growth is service. Here there are three options. The first option is to participate in a week long mission trip through Saint Patrick Parish. Each summer Saint Patrick Parish sponsors a trip to some place in the United States through an organization called Catholic Heart. Along with doing service work there is daily Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and evening programs. The second option is to be a part of a Saint Patrick Service team. Teams work in the summer providing help with Vacation Bible School, Summer Stretch, Totus Tuus or Extreme Faith Camp as a High School Leader. The third option is to complete three community/church service experiences. We encourage you to volunteer in a variety of capacities, in your own Saint Patrick Church, in the wider community of Hudson and/or in the Cities, state, world.

Retreat

One of the most significant and often life changing events in a youth’s faith life is a retreat. We will provide you with information regarding several great options that include our own Saint Patrick Confirmation Boot Camp, NET Ministries, Steubenville Conferences, and other Catholic Retreats offered in the area.

Sunday Youth Night
Striving for the Heart of Jesus

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Saint Patrick Youth Room

Sunday Youth Nights is a Christ centered youth night that will form the youth to become authentic disciples of Christ. We will create an environment that will allow the youth to study, experience, and exhibit living out their faith; and inviting others to do the same.

All middle and high school youth are invited to join us on Sunday evenings for faith, fellowship, and fun.

Upcoming dates:
TBD

Middle School Discipleship

Haley Arndt  |   

Extreme Faith Camp

Monday, June 20 – Friday, June 24, 2022
Crescent Lake Bible Camp | Rhinelander, WI

Campers | Current 6th – 8th Graders

Registration is open!!! This week will be packed full of swimming, tubing, paintball, ropes courses, rock climbing, archery, crafts, speakers, small group time, music, daily Mass, Reconciliation, and Adoration! It’ll be the most extreme week of your summer!!

We are also looking for adults (21 and older) to come along as chaperones. Interested? Contact Haley.

Cost | $415      Chaperones | Free
$100.00 due with pre-registration | $100 deposit is non-refundable.
Please make checks payable to St Patrick Catholic Church w/ “Extreme Faith Camp 2022” in the memo line.
Checks can be dropped off at the parish office. Full amount may be paid for at pre-registration.
Final payment is due on April 1st.


Questions |  Haley Arndt     

EDGE Middle School Discipleship

Wednesdays  |   5:45 – 7:15 PM
(Except for first Wednesdays)
Saint Patrick Church

Edge is a Catholic middle school youth ministry program. It provides a safe and fun place for youth to find solid Catholic community, to get answers to their questions about faith, and, most importantly, to experience Jesus in a profound and personal way.

Now more than ever middle school youth need the truth and love of Jesus Christ to guide their lives and they need the faith presented in a way that makes sense to them and is relevant to their lives. Edge accomplishes this and builds a foundation of faith that will guide the youth as they face many difficulties and help them as they begin to make decisions that affect the rest of their teen years.

As middle school youth wade through all the difficulties of this time of life, they have real questions and need real answers. If parish leaders ignore the unique challenges of their middle school youth, they risk losing them forever.

All middle school youth (grades 6 – 8) are invited to join us on Wednesday nights from 5:45 – 7:15 pm in the social hall of the church.

 

Cost | $ 70 per child

Blaze
Set the World on Fire

7th Grade | Masterpiece
Mondays | 6:30 – 7:30 pm – Youth Room
Began Monday, November 8
Leaders – Haley Arndt and Katie 

8th Grade | Belong
Fridays | 4:00 – 5:00 pm – Youth Room
Began Friday, November 12
Leader – Antoinette Kaiser

BLAZE is the Walking with Purpose ministry for middle-school-aged girls going into seventh and eight grade. The mission of BLAZE is to use Scripture to speak truth into the hearts of young girls who are bombarded by lies about their true worth and beauty. Girls in their tween/teen years are filled with questions. They have doubts, they desire clarification, and they want to share their thoughts in a space that will allow them to make their relationship with God personal and meaningful.

|Click here to learn more about the BLAZE ministry.

Cost | $25

Contact | Antoinette Kaiser     

Sunday Youth Night
Striving for the Heart of Jesus

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Saint Patrick Youth Room

Sunday Youth Nights is a Christ centered youth night that will form the youth to become authentic disciples of Christ. We will create an environment that will allow the youth to study, experience, and exhibit living out their faith; and inviting others to do the same.

All middle and high school youth are invited to join us on Sunday evenings for faith, fellowship, and fun.

Upcoming dates:
TBD

Children’s Discipleship

Katie Preston  |   

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
3 year old – 2nd Grade

Tuesdays
CGS Level 1 – 3yrs old to Kindergarten | 4:30-6:00 PM (FULL)
CGS Level 2 – 1st & 2nd Grade with previous CGS experience |  6:15-7:30 PM
 Saint Patrick School

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a hands-on, experiential method of learning that offers the essentials of our Catholic faith in a way that engages and delights children through presentations rooted in liturgy and scripture. Each room has at least one adult who has received extensive catechist training in this method. Materials on the life of Christ and his teachings help make the mystery of God concrete for the child. Selected parables serve as keys to discover the mystery of the kingdom of God and help nurture the child’s natural sense of wonder.

Cost | $70 per child

Contact Katie Preston |   

1st Sacraments

At Saint Patrick Parish, we use a three pillar approach (outlined below) for First Reconciliation and First Communion during a 2 year preparation process that begins in first grade. The Sacraments are not isolated events. They are linked to each other, Christ, and His Church, thus children must be formed in their faith prior to and while preparing for sacraments as well as long after. First Reconciliation and First Communion are typically celebrated during second grade.

Family Preparation
All First Reconciliation and First Communion students will receive very special materials to use at home as part of their preparation process. The home component is a crucial element involving the parents. Living and modeling the faith on a daily basis and attending mass contribute to growing in faith and preparing for sacraments. Parents and students will come together for retreats, catechesis, rehearsals, and reflections during Parent/Students sessions throughout the year.

Remote Preparation
Remote Preparation is Catholic religious instruction. Your child will receive this as a student enrolled at Saint Patrick School, Faith Formation, or Family Faith Formation.

Immediate Preparation
Immediate Preparation is First Reconciliation and First Communion religious instruction. Your child will receive some sacrament specific catechesis during class at Saint Patrick School, Faith Formation or Family Faith Formation.

Cost | $50 per child

Dates | 

First Reconciliation | January 29, 2022 | 9:00 AM, 11:oo PM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM – Church & Cry Room
First Communion | Sunday, April 24, 2022 |  1:00 PM & 3:00 PM –  Main Church
Communion Reunion for Families |  Sunday, May 15 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM –  Social Hall

Contact Emily Todd |   

Music Ministry

Theresa Douglas  |   

Children’s Choir
Students in Grades 3rd – 8th

One Sunday per month | 10:30 am
September – May

Rehearsals on the two Wednesdays prior to scheduled Masses from 5:00 – 5:45 pm @ Church

Contact | Theresa Douglas 

Fireflies

One Sunday per month | 8:30 am
September – May

St. Patrick Fireflies is a small auditioned group of committed students in grades 3-8. We provide music for mass once per month. We rehearse the two Wednesdays prior to our scheduled masses at 4:00-5:00 p.m. (unless noted) at the church.

Contact | Theresa Douglas 

Soul Singers
Students in Grades 9th – 12th

One Sunday per month | 10:30 am
September – May

Soul Singers is a group of high school students who provide music for Mass once a month. We rehearse the two Wednesdays prior to our scheduled Masses at 6:45 – 7:30 pm at Church. Your commitment and service are appreciated.

Contact | Theresa Douglas