Parish Council PPC 2017 ballot information (PDF, 3MB) One ballot may be submitted per adult parish member (18 or older). Ballots can be submitted at weekend mass (ballots are in the pews; give to an usher or place into one of the marked collection boxes by the doors), turned in […]

Parish Pastoral Council Ballot 2017

The parish guidebook and directory were finalized and mailed to parishioners earlier in the year.  You can also check the electronic Saint Patrick Parish Guidebook 2017 by clicking on the link.  It is a PDF that is just under 1 MB.

2017 Parish Guidbook

The parish publishes a parish pictorial directory roughly once every 5 years.  It is time to have pictures taken again for the directory.  Please go to https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/9z378r8x/ to sign up for a time to get your pictures taken. The site will give choices during March 21-25 and April 4-8. Picture […]

Parish Pictorial Directory

Interested in coming together in marriage fellowship with your spouse and other married couples in our parish? You are invited to our first Marriage Fellowship Brunch on Saturday, December 3rd at 10 am. Bring a dish (and your spouse!) and come for good fellowship and food. Babysitting will be provided. […]

Marriage Fellowship Brunch

We have created a separate page to post Father Dan’s recent homilies. The page is linked from the homepage, or you can click here.

Homily Listing

The materials for registering for religious education for 2016-2017 are now available. Introductory letter to parents (pdf) Calendar of dates (pdf) Registration Form (docx) The registration form linked above should be turned in at the parish office at 1807 Poplar Ave during business hours. See the form for details on […]

Religious Education Registration

Welcome to our new pastor Father Dan Bedel! On the weekend of July 9/10 he gave his first weekend homily at Saint Patrick and Saint Margaret Mary. You can hear Father Dan’s first homily at Saint Patrick at the Homily Listing page.

Welcome to Father Dan

Families should have received (or will soon receive) a letter from Father Rick announcing that he will be moving parishes soon. His new parish is in need of sound leadership, and after a period of difficult discernment he has agreed to the move. Father Dan Bedel will be replacing Father […]

Father Rick Moving

Vacation Bible School that is organized by the Terre Haute Catholic parishes is from June 20-24. You can register either by downloading and completing the VBS registration form, or by completing the online registration.

Vacation Bible School Registration

The Vatican has recently released Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family, which is a follow-up to the Synod on the Family held in the fall of 2015.  See the document on the Vatican’s website.  You can also view the list of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortations, which also […]

Apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has sent a thank you note to the parish expressing gratitude for doing our part in helping the archdiocese to reach its goal for the United Catholic Appeal – the main fundraising program for the archdiocese that allows it to do everything it does (helping the […]

UCA Thank You

The archdiocese invites all those interested in participating in renewing their marital vowels in a joint celebration in Indianapolis to check the Archdiocesan Wedding Celebration page for details and how to register.

Archdiocesan Wedding Celebrations

A number of people asked for a copy of Father Rick’s homily from the weekend of November 21-22, 2015 – Christ the King.  And here it is – Homily Christ the King 2015

Christ the King Homily

Bishops’ Migration Chair: U.S. Should Welcome Syrian Refugees, Work For Peace November 17, 2015 BALTIMORE — Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, issued a statement on Syrian refugees during the Bishops’ annual General Assembly in Baltimore Nov. 17. Full text […]

USCCB: U.S. Should Welcome Syrian Refugees, Work For Peace

In 2014-2015 the parish is participating in a wonderful program to rejuvenate our knowledge of our faith.  The centrepiece of the program are instructional videos explaining some of the aspects of our faith that are most commonly asked about or misunderstood (by Catholics and non-Catholics).  Small faith groups have been […]

Symbolon – The Catholic Faith Explained

Voting is scheduled for the weekend of May 16-17. We are electing four members from the following eleven nominees. One ballot may be submitted per adult member (18 and older) of the parish. Please give your ballot to an usher or drop in one of the collection boxes by the […]

St. Patrick Parish Council Elections 2015

The Indiana Bishops urge us to See, Judge, and Act regarding poverty in our state. Please click the link and begin by reading the first few paragraphs, and make then make a choice to spend some of your time carefully considering the Bishops’ statement. Poverty at the Crossroads: The Church’s […]

Poverty at the Crossroads

In the Easter Vigil service, Pope Francis urges us to enter into the mystery of Christ’s resurrection. See the link for the full text from Pope Francis’s homily. Homily from Easter Vigil 2015, Pope Francis

Easter Vigil Homily – Pope Francis

Calling for stewards of time and talent for Parish Council Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) Elections will be held in May. We are seeking persons who can: 1) contribute time to a monthly 1 1/2 hour meeting; 2) contact selected parish ministry leaders for monthly updates; and, 3) contribute talent to […]

Parish Council

An article in America Magazine explores the views of feminists on abortion throughout the modern history of feminism. The role and views of notable women such as Susan B. Anthony and Mary Shelley are highlighted in the engaging article. Read the article (PDF).

The Feminist Case Against Abortion

The Christian Unity Octave occurs each year from January 18-25. This is a specific time each year we are encourage to pray for Christian unity. In a recent article in the Criterion, Father Rick gave some history and thoughts on the Octave. For a resource to be used to guide […]

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity – Daily Reflections

At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and encouraging them to continue to journey. Read the full speech here

Closing Speech at Synod, Pope Francis

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is currently running its annual “United Catholic Appeal” to enable the Archdiocese to help parishes in need, support Catholic charities, seminaries, and other programs. Even if you do not plan to give, we ask that you view a wonderful 4 minute video on what the UCA […]

United Catholic Appeal

Click the link to read Pope Francis’s homily from the first day of the Synod on the Family. Read more – Pope Francis’s homily from the opening mass of the Synod, October 5, 2014

Synod on the Family, Homily of Pope Francis

The Catholic Bishops of Indiana have posted a statement in reaction to the recent Baskin v. Bogan court decision, which overturned Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriages. Click below for the statement. Read more

Statement of the Catholic Bishops of Indiana

Information and registration forms for Sunday religious education for grades K-8 has been posted online. See the link below. Children’s Faith Formation

Sign up for Religious Education

Voting is scheduled for the weekends of June 7-8 & June 14-15, 2014. We are electing four members from the following four nominees. Please do vote even though there are only four candidates to pick from – your vote is an endorsement of your confidence in these candidates. One ballot […]

St. Patrick Parish Council Elections

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Monday morning in the chapel of the Vatican’s Casa Santa Marta residence. In remarks following the readings of the day, the Holy Father spoke of the Church as a divinely ordained institution in which some individuals – the men who answer the call […]

Pope Francis at Mass: bishops, priests ordained to serve

On a USCCB pilgrimage to the US-Mexico border, Cardinal Sean O’Malley gave an impassioned homily on immigration.  A video of the homily (given in Spanish) and an English translation have been posted to the blog of Rocco Palmo. Read More

Bishops at the Border

It is Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. I have an appointment with Pope Francis at 10 a.m. in Santa Marta. I, however, inherited from my father the habit of arriving early for everything. The people who welcome me tell me to make myself comfortable in one of the parlors. I do […]

A Big Heart Open to God

Here’s a house translation of the core of the Pope’s Window Talk – delivered before yet another overflowing Square, even in a soaking rain, and dedicated per usual to this Sunday’s lengthy Gospel containing “the three great parables of mercy”: the Lost Sheep, the Lost Money, and the Prodigal Son…. […]

Pope At Angelus: “Who Are We to Judge?”

Using a preaching-stand, pastorale (crozier, above) and chalice all fashioned from the wood of the wrecked boats piled up along the nearby coastline of Europe’s “Ellis Island,” in the major event of his first trip outside Rome – a four-hour pilgrimage to Lampedusa, the aspired destination of some 20,000 refugees […]

Welcome Among the Least

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today we contemplate and re-live in the liturgy the outpouring of the Holy Spirit sent by the risen Christ upon his Church; an event of grace which filled the Upper Room in Jerusalem and then spread throughout the world. Read more

Homily of Pope Francis – Pentecost Sunday

Voting is scheduled for the weekends of May 4-5 & May 11-12, 2013. We are electing four members from the following seven nominees. One ballot may be submitted per adult member (18 and older) of the parish. Please give your ballot to an usher or drop in one of the […]


Fr. Rick is doing a series of talks entitled “The Psalms: A Treasury of Prayers” each Friday in Lent, after the Soup and Bread Supper. There is a different aspect of the Psalms presented each week. Listen here.

Lenten talk on the Psalms

Before a mammoth crowd estimated by the Vatican at some 300,000, stretching the length of the Via della Conciliazione to the Tiber, here’s Vatican fullvideo of Pope Francis’ first Sunday Noon turn at the window of the Papal Apartment and an English translation of the bulk of the talk Video […]

Pope Francis

Nearly eight years since his election, Pope Benedict XVI announced this morning that, at the end of the month, he will become the first Roman pontiff since Celestine V in 1294 to resign from the Chair of Peter. Read more here

Pope Benedict XVI resigns

Thursday, March 14th Painting of the Shamrock at 19th and Poplar Saturday, March 16th Irish Dash 1 mile fun run followed by 5K race Race entry form St. Patrick’s Day Parade Parade details and entry form St. Patrick’s Day Party begins at 6pm at the Family Life Center. See more […]

St. Patrick Day Festivities

See the links below for the DRE job listing and core competencies. Any questions you can contact the Parish office at (812) 232-8518. DRE_Posting DRE Job Description DRE Core Competencies

DRE Job Posting