Advent Message Series

December 1.  SUBVERSIVE HOPE
 
In this Advent season, we’re preparing our hearts and focusing our minds on celebrating Jesus’ birth. This week, we’re learning about the word “hope” and what it means for the Christmas season. We live between two Advents — Jesus coming to Earth as a baby, and Jesus one day returning as King. We will discover the hope of the kingdom, the hope of the “already but not yet,” the hope we bear, and the hope of Christ. The best part is that this hope is not wishful thinking — it’s hope in a God who fulfills all his promises.
December 8.  FINDING HOPE AGAIN
 
Have you ever felt pain and brokenness to the point that hope seemed far beyond reach? The Bible is full of men and women who experienced deep grief and soul-crushing despair. Even Jesus felt devastating sorrow. The good news is that God is in control of all the details. In this message we will share an encouraging message on finding hope again, no matter how dark life seems. We learn how to lean on the Word as our survival tool, and why the only one who will bring us hope is God himself. Discover hope within reach!
December 15. HOPE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES
 
The holiday season can be the “best” of times and the “worst” of times. The losses in our life can seem heavier in this time. So where do we go to find hope in the midst of our losses? We will explore in this message the sources of comfort and the promises of God for those who are afflicted with grief.
 
December 22. SURPRISED BY HOPE
 
Christmas is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet it’s a well-documented fact that people struggle more with discouragement and depression during the holidays than at any other time of the year. In this message, we teach four qualities of the Savior that bring us hope, the essential ingredient for the abundant life that Jesus wants for us.  
 


The Mission of the Church



Daring Faith



Miracle of Mercy



The Dark Side – Overcoming in the Victory of Christ

As followers of Jesus Christ, we find ourselves in the middle of a conflict that has been going on for thousands of years. Knowing your enemy and determining what you are up against is key to being victorious in the conflict.
 
In this seminar, we take a deeper look about this pervasive evil in the world. Satan is real and powerful but we should not lose sight of an even greater truth: Jesus Christ is greater and victorious through the power of the Holy Spirit!!! Living a Life in the Spirit is learning to live victorious over this pervasive evil.   We take the time to understand how this conflict rages through the influence of the new age movement in our society and its many expressions in our culture.
 
We explore the pervasive influences of paranormal experiences in our culture. 1/3 of Americans (estimated about 42 million) have personally consulted a psychic, medium or fortune-teller. Nearly 25% of Americans like to research ghosts and haunted houses. Almost 1/3 of Americans have consulted their horoscopes.
 
We explore what the Bible and Catholic teaching says about these areas and how to live a Christian life powerfully through the help of the Holy Spirit.
 
 

The Nature of the Conflict – part 1

 

The Gospel and the Victory of Christ – part 2

 

Fear Not – part 3

 

Paranormal Experience – part 4

 

Victory in the Holy Spirit – part 5

 

New Life in the Spirit – part 1

 
Living in the Freedom of God’s Word – part 6
 

Praying with the Scriptures – part 6

 


What does it mean to be a Follower of Jesus?



Holy Spirit and the Christian Life



Discovering my Ministry and Influencing People

We believe that once you understand who God made you to be, then you’ll understand what God made you to do.

Ephesians 4:11-12 “God has given pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of ministry, so the body of Christ may be built up.”

The two results for discovering ministry you have been shaped for are fruitfulness and fulfillment.

When you discover what God made you to be and then you begin to do what God made you to do, through what He made you to be, you’re going to be fulfilled.

Fulfillment comes from service. What God made you to be determines what He intends for you to do. I will understand the purpose I was created for when I understand the kind of person I am. God is consistent in His plan for each of our lives.

This is a three week seminar beginning Thursday May 16 and running three consecutive Thursdays through May 30, 2019 at St. Patrick’s hall on 650 Pennington Ave. Havre de Grace, Md. We begin at 7pm.

Call Sandi at 410-939-2525 to register by May 14, 2019.



Festival of Praise and Anointing of the Sick Service

Come and join us on April 26, 2019 at 6:30pm for a Festival of Praise. We gather to worship the Lord in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament and listen to His word.

There will be the anointing of the sick given to those who wish to receive the grace of healing in this sacrament.

The service will be held in the church. Confessions will be heard before hand from 5:30-6:15pm.



Divine Mercy Service

The Divine Mercy Service at St. Patrick’s will be held on Sunday April 28, 2019 at 1:15pm in the Church. 

The service will consist of praying mid-day prayer, the divine chaplet prayer and a homily on the “Meaning of Divine Mercy for our day”.

The service will be prayed with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and concluding at 2pm with Benediction.
 
 
 

But God still loved us with such great love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. Even when we were dead and doomed in our many sins, he united us into the very life of Christ and saved us by his wonderful grace! He raised us up with Christ the exalted One, and we ascended with him into the glorious perfection and authority of the heavenly realm, for we are now co-seated as one with Christ! Eph. 2:4-6.