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St. Patrick Catholic Church
Cottage Grove, Wisconsin
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Free Dessert, Free Drinks, and FREE CHILDCARE

So you’ve shared an anniversary or two… or twenty… and you’ve learned a lot about yourselves and each other so far. But what if marriage is more than you think it is? What if God has woven into the very fabric of your humanity a purposeful need and desire that can only be fulfilled in your marriage?  

We are inviting all couples to experience firsthand the wonder, mystery, and joy behind that first “I do”... whether you said it last year or many years ago.  Please join us for one short hour to take a look at the mystery and the meaning of the sacrament of marriage.  From 6:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, February 26 we will gather to watch Session 1 of the video series Beloved.  There will be desserts, coffee and after dinner drinks.  In addition childcare will be provided, beginning at 5:45 pm.  Please send questions and RSVP to Kristia Loeder at dre@st-patrick-parish.com with your name and number of children if applicable.  Hope to see you and your spouse for this event.
Beloved // Promo
BELOVED: Finding Happiness in Marriage

Shamrock Spree 2017

This year's Shamrock Spree will be on Saturday, March 11th at 6:30 pm in St. Patrick Hall with a catered meal of Corned Beef & Cabbage or Chicken, Bingo, Euchre tournament, Silent Auction and raffle. At this time we are asking for donations for the Shamrock Spree annual raffle. Envelopes are in the pew for cash donations, which can be dropped in the collection basket or at the Parish Office over the next few weeks. Also, we will again be running a silent auction comprising of gift baskets, gift cards and other merchandise that is donated by local businesses and parishioners. Recommended values of silent auction ideas should be in $25-$75 range, but any price range is acceptable. Silent Auction donations can be dropped off at the Parish Office during the week or at the back of church prior to Mass (see ushers). Parishioners are encouraged to deliver donations prior to March 3rd, so that we may begin the Silent Auction the weekend prior to the Spree.

Shamrock Spree Volunteers Needed

The Shamrock Spree Committee is in need of a few more volunteers to help this year's event be a success. Sign up sheets are located on the parish bulletin board. We are mostly in need of folks to help set-up and clean-up. You will be contacted with more details after you sign up. Thanks for your help!

Calling All Singers

Rehearsals for the Easter choir will begin on Wednesday, March 8th at 6:15 p.m. in the church for preparation to sing on Easter Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Your help is needed and all voices are welcome. This is a very special season in the church. The beauty and prayerfulness of the Mass is greatly impacted by the music that is sung and played. But - it can't be accomplished without you! Please consider singing in the Easter choir and help glorify our Lord!! We will practice each week on Wednesday evenings leading up to Easter. If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Nordman at music@st-patrick-parish.com. Thank You!

Spaghetti Dinner St. Patrick Hall

You and yours are invited to join St. Patrick’s youth and the social committee for a delicious all you can eat spaghetti and meatball dinner. Friday, February 17 4:30-7:30 pm. Serving spaghetti with or without meatballs, bread, salad and dessert. Adults $6.50, kids age 5-11 $5.00, under 5 eat free. Takeouts available. Mark your calendars

TEC Retreat #167

7 Coming to St. Clements of Lancaster: The date is March 17-19. TEC (Together Encountering Christ) is an intergenerational movement of the Catholic Church especially designed to help meet the spiritual needs of Catholic Christians. Although it is an amazing experience for anyone over 16 years of age, it can be especially rewarding for those youth who are preparing for or have been recently Confirmed and those adults in the RCIA program. This is also an invitation for those who have already experienced a TEC to come and help by working on team. Fr. John Sasse is the Spiritual Director. Jeff Jackson is the director and can be reached at 608.778.6027. Applications and more information about TEC can be found at www.kairostec.org.

February is National Senior Independence Month

Did you know that February is National Senior Independence Month? As we age, it becomes more difficult to maintain independence and take care of ourselves. It can be challenging to stay active, socialize, and eat well – especially if you have a medical condition. Catholic Charities’ Adult Day Center in Madison helps to keep seniors in their own homes and communities by offering an affordable alternative to nursing homes and in-home healthcare. Our center provides individualized care for adults with medical conditions and has a specific program for those with dementia/ Alzheimer’s. We have an RN, CNAs, and Recreation Specialists on staff and are a certified Music & Memory facility. You're invited the center’s open house on Wednesday, April 26th from 5-6:30 p.m. Tour our new facility, learn about the services we offer, and enjoy light snacks and refreshments. Contact Nichole Kraemer at 608-663-7117 ext. 8106 if you have questions or would like a personal tour. The center is open from 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Our Next Luke House...

is Wed., Feb. 15 -Thank you to all who purchase and prepare food, help load and transport. We are in great need of people who can make a commitment to serve at Luke House once a month. Servers are also invited to have dinner with the other guests. For questions or more information please call Bernice, 837-8220.

Cancer Support Group

The Cancer Group will not meet in February.

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

The Liturgical Ministry Schedule can be found at any time by going to our website and hovering over "Resources" and clicking "Liturgical Ministry Schedule".  You can also find the schedule by clicking here.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Feb 12 Religious Education classes-9th grade-6:30 pm-8:00 pm-Parish Center
Tuesday, Feb 14-St. Valentine’s Day Retreat, “Consoling the Heart of Jesus”-6:30 pm—Parish Center
Wednesday, Feb 15 Luke House, 5:00 pm– offsite Children’s Choir, 5:30 pm-6:00 pm-Church Religious education classes-grades- 1st-8th–6:00 pm-7:15 pm Adult Choir-6:15 pm-7:15 pm-Church
Thursday, Feb 16 Parish Council meeting– 7:00 pm, Parish Center
Friday, Feb 17 Spaghetti dinner—4:30 pm—7:30 pm-St. Patrick Hall
Sunday, Feb 19 Religious Education classes-9th grade-6:30 pm-8:00 pm-Parish Center

This Week's Mass Intentions

PLEASE NOTE: Fr Michael will return on Feb 16. We will have 8:00 am Mass on Wednesday (Fr Allam) and Friday this week.

Wednesday-Feb 15 Rosary–7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM– For all the Souls in Purgatory

Friday-Feb 17-The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order Rosary–7:30 a.m. 8:00 AM– Eternal Happiness of Frank and Margaret Petraszak

Saturday –Feb 18 Rosary—4:40 pm 5:00 PM-Eternal Happiness of Joan Oakey

Sunday–Feb 12-6th Sunday in Ordinary Time 8:00 AM-For the People of the Parish 10:00 AM-Eternal Happiness of Claude Wollner

Please join us for regular Friday coffee in St. Patrick Hall following 8:00 am Mass on the Feb. 17th. Please bring a dish to share.
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