St. Patrick Parish White Haven

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Daily Mass:  Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   8:00 AM

Weekend Mass:  Saturday  5:00 PM      Sunday:  10:15 AM

At this time, reservations are not required to attend Mass.





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AUGUST 9, 2020



                                               Sat       08/08       Carter Family by Tom, Carol, Billy & Ryan

                                               Sun      08/09       Our Son, Joseph Michael Curto by Mom & Dad (Millie & Jimmy)

Happy Birthday!

                                               Wed     08/12        Sharon Mros by Leonard & Joan Selner

                                               Thu      08/13        Brian Price by Ed & Jean

                                               Fri        08/14        Stephen C. Pollard by Uncle Dick & Debb

                                               Sat       08/15        Eleanor Walters by John & Stephanie Barna

                                               Sun      08/16        Marie Stemple by Philip & Dorothy Stortz

       WKLY: $4,229               OUTREACH: $613           CARE OF PRIESTS: $50


MASS RESERVATIONS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO ATTEND WEEKEND MASSES. Our mass attendance has been below our acceptable capacity. If we should exceed our seating capacity, we will be unable to admit people & will have to reinstate reservations.  Safety guidelines will remain in place. Masks must be worn when attending Mass. There is one entrance & one exit unless otherwise directed due to changing circumstances. Communion will continue to be given at the end of Mass. Pews are marked for social distancing. Parishioners need to maintain six foot social distancing at all times while inside or outside of church.


THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU:  Confessions on Wednesday from 6 to 6:30 PM & Saturday from 4 to 4:30 PM in the Church.


2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL:  Thank you for the generous initial response to the VIRTUAL Summer Festival. We raised $2570.00 in the first weekend. If you have not made a contribution, please use the envelopes included in the recent mailing and make a monthly pledge for the three months of July, August and September. Even though July is done, it is not too late to use that envelope.


WEEKLY ENVELOPES:  Once again, we deeply appreciate the faithful support from generous parishioners. We know that people have gone out of their way to mail or deliver weekly and monthly contributions. For those who have not been contributing, remember that the work of the Church goes on even if the church is closed or can take limited attendance. Please make a regular contribution in support of St. Patrick Church.


THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, AUGUST 15th: This year the Assumption is not a Holy Day of Obligation. The only Mass on that day will be the Saturday evening Vigil Mass for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time.


Message from Mary Anne Malone, Parish Life Coordinator

The First Reading this Sunday is from the Book of Kings:

“At the mountain of God, Horeb, Elijah came to a cave where he took shelter. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Go outside and stand on the mountain before the Lord; the Lord will be passing by.’ A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord – but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake – but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire – but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went and stood at the entrance of the cave.” 1 Kings 19: 9, 11-13

I printed the text here so that you can re-read it during the week. Do we hear the voice of God through the din of modern life? It is not always easy, but make it a point to find a quiet spot to pray and listen to God. That tiny whispering sound will bring you peace.

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As you pray this week, spend time with the readings for next Sunday (August 16), the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time:

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 · Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 · Matthew 15:21-28


ST. PATRICK PARISH OFFICE For your own safety & the safety of others, we will conduct all business by phone 

(570) 443-9944 or e-mail:

If you have a need of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact us.


ONLINE GIVING:  A number of parishioners have asked about the possibility of Online Giving. St. Patrick Church has now launched Online Giving through Our Sunday Visitor. Soon, we will have a link on our website for the convenience of parishioners who wish to take advantage of this option. If you would like to check it out, you can use this link:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the parish office at 570-443-9944.


SANITIZING HELP NEEDED:  Our church has to be sanitized after every Mass. A small team of people have been sanitizing and disinfecting each of the pews used during Mass in addition to touchpoints such as door knobs and pushbars. There is a routine set of tasks which take about 10 minutes after each Mass to accomplish. We need help to build a few more teams so that each Mass is covered. Please volunteer for this much needed ministry. We will work with you and show you what has to be done.


CANDLES:  The candles which are usually lit by the faithful in church are now available for you to take home. You can pick one up when you come to Mass, or call the parish office at 570-443-9944. A donation of $3.00 is suggested.


ROSE FOR LIFE:  In Loving Memory of Debra Price by Ed & Jean  

                               To dedicate a Rose for Life, call Roseann Kolensky, 570-443-8688.