Saint Nicholas explained the origins of Santa Claus…
In honor of St. Nicholas’ Day, the Sunday School was visited by none other than St. Nicholas himself!
Change a life in just half an hour a week!
We need to increase significantly the number of St. Patrick’s people who meet each week with a first-grader at Daniel Wright Elementary School, just seven miles from church.
Many of these children come from families whose parents have moved to Dublin specifically so their child can attend Dublin Schools. The child you work with may well speak English in school and some other language at home.
This isn’t just something “nice to do.” Research data show clearly children who do not master English and Math early on in school struggle for years to catch up — and many never do.
You may well be instrumental in changing a child’s life, simply by showing up each week to help him or her with the challenges of arithmetic or reading. (You may find yourself changed, too.)
You’ll find a sign-up sheet on a clipboard in the narthex. Or you may email Laura Leach, our program coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The women of St. Patrick’s have expressed a desire to form Sacred Circles (Women’s Spirituality groups) that would be open to all the women of St. Patrick’s who want to participate.
The purpose of the groups would be to provide a community in which to share and navigate our spiritual journeys and what connects us to the divine, as well as deepen our spiritual quests as they are enriched by our Christian tradition.
We plan to explore the breadth of different prayer practices that re utilized by our group members. We’d like to meet monthly in small groups of no more than fifteen women, to maximize group cohesion and confidentiality. A system of rotating leadership will ensure that all group members have the opportunity to co-lead monthly sessions.
Ultimately, we hope that the Women’s Spirituality groups will deepen our relationships with God and with other women in the St. Patrick’s community, and include participation from women of all ages and backgrounds, no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.
Sign-ups begin August 30th and the groups begin in October. We will meet monthly.
If you are interested in joining a Sacred Circle, please select your preferred meeting time, and contact one of the coordinators listed below:
Tuesday nights, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Tuesday afternoon, 1:00-3:00 p.m.