Welcome Letter from Fr. Rudy

 Dear Friends,

It is a true joy knowing about your interest in St. Patrick Church! After thirteen years as pastor, I can safely say the people of St. Patrick are a welcoming bunch truly engaged in their faith and their love of God!

Our beautiful church building and grounds came about after the old church was destroyed in the Holy Thursday Tornado of April 13, 2006. We dedicated the new St. Patrick on November 29, 2009 with the idea St. Patrick would be a consecrated place for the worship of God, the education and socialization of people, and the love and service of our neighbor and community – I think we are fulfilling all these.

Our members come from every walk of life, culture and language group, and what unites us, is our Catholic faith and the fact that we are all children of God the Father who desire to belong to a community of faith that values life, and the presence of Christ and the Holy Spirit at work in the hearts and minds of God’s people.

The heart of our community is of course the Holy Mass, (see our Mass schedule) and, as a vibrant parish in the Iowa City – Coralville area, we offer any number of opportunities to learn, grow and experience the Catholic faith in community throughout the year. We are blessed to have:

  •       Time, talent and treasure to share
  •       Wonderful liturgical celebrations and music
  •       24 Hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  •           Adult formation, and Catholic education for young people in our religious education program and K-12 schools – Regina
  •           Opportunities to feed the poor and work for justice
  •       Numerous parish social events and festivities for faith, friendship and fun!

So, welcome to St. Patrick! We are happy to have you share your faith journey with us. Many blessings to you and yours!

Fr. R.