Website Sponsorships Available!
  • In the weeks ahead, our parish representative from Solutio, Inc., will be setting up the advertising for our website for the year.
  • Please consider participating in this effort since the revenue from the ads is what makes the website possible at no cost to the parish.
  • It’s a great way to get your name in front of the families in the parish.  Advertisements may be purchased for a business, family memorial, or you can sponsor an ad supporting Catholic Charities, Knights of Columbus, Vocations, etc.
  • Please give these ideas some thought. We need and appreciate your help!  If you are interested or just curious as to prices and want more information, please contact 319.512.7452 or Sponsorship@SolutioSoftware.com.
 
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Joy of the Gospel The weekly excerpt from Pope Francis' Exhortation: As we peer into today's society, we must distinguish between what is "of God" and what is not. This won't be an exhaustive review, but I do want to point out certain factors that have a great impact on the work of the Gospel: Many people are living in terrible conditions; we have not learned how to share wealth with everyone; we stand by while food is thrown away; only the fittest survive; those with power want more power; people who don't fit in are thrown away. We pay close attention to every move in the stock market, but when our sisters and brothers lie dying in the streets, it's not really news any longer. Many people are tricked into believing that if we take care of the rich first, the poor will get what's left over. This is a false idea. We are not moved by the pain of those who suffer; we belieeve their plight is someone else's responsibility. We live rich lifestyles and it makes us deaf to the cries of the poor. We are like the Hebrew people in the desert who worshiped the golden calf, we also are consumed by greed. God calls us to live with ethics. I'm calling you to "go forth with Joy and make a difference."
Welcome to Saint Patrick Church Welcome to St. Patrick Catholic Church of Iowa City. As many of you know, our beloved church was destroyed by a tornado on Holy Thursday evening, 2006. Our congregation's tremendous faith and efforts have led us to a new beginning. On November 29, 2009 Bishop Martin Amos dedicated our new church building at 4330 St. Patrick Drive. Please join our active parish community for a friendly and welcoming Saturday afternoon (4:30pm) or Sunday (7:30am, 10am, 12pm-Spanish) Mass. To join us, travel east from Scott Boulevard on Lower West Branch Road.