Teach us to see all things with the eyes of Jesus, that he may be light for our path. And may this light of faith always increase in us, until the dawn of that undying day which is Christ himself, your Son, our Lord!Pope Francis, Lumen Fidei

Faith-Formation-Series-800-x550-555x382Always Growing in the Faith: A Series on Prayer & the Eucharist

Deepen your knowledge of the Catholic faith. You are invited to share in a series of weekly faith formation articles. The goal of the series is to provide clarity to what the Church teaches, and to refresh and build a deeper appreciation of the Catholic faith. Click here to read or listen to the articles.


The Palisades Retreat Center describes a retreat like this:

“A retreat is a physical and spiritual pause from daily life. Although a retreat can be restful, it differs from a vacation in that its primary purpose is to grow deeper in relationship with God.”  

The practice of retreats originated with Jesus.  Jesus modeled the idea of stepping away from everyday life to deepen his relationship with the Father.  He spent 40 days in the desert in prayer before he began his public ministry.

Want to refocus on the Lord?  Check out the many retreats offered at the Archbishop Brunett Retreat and Faith Formation Center at the Palisades in Federal Way— a 20 minute drive from St. Pat’s.  From silent retreats to retreats for young people, from retreats for only men or only women to retreats for fathers and sons or mothers and daughters to couples retreats— there is something that will help you disconnect from the pressures of everyday life and connect more deeply with God.

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An app for Catholic life, every day.  Connect with Saint Patrick Catholic Church & School like never before.

Enjoy many useful faith-building resources and features to complement your daily faith life, such as, Confession and prayer time reminders, daily Mass readings, quick access to parish contacts, the ability to submit prayer requests, receive MassMode™ reminders to silence your phone before Mass, and much more.  With myParish app you can receive and easily respond to messages from your parish, and RSVP for upcoming events.

Features include:

  • Messages— Favorite, share or reply to messages from Saint Patrick Catholic Church & School
  • Calendar— View or share time and location of upcoming parish events and RSVP when relevant or add to your calendar
  • Readings— Daily Mass readings provided by the USCCB from the NAB(re) version of the bible
  • Homilies— Listen to weekly homilies and weekly Mass with the students of Saint Patrick Catholic School
  • News— The latest Catholic news from around the world, provided by the Catholic News Agency and more
  • Giving— Access Online Giving for Sacrificial Giving, Special Collections and more
  • Confession—Next Confession reminder, available Confession times, how-to guide, examination of conscience, and act of contrition
  • Parish Info— Important and helpful contacts are only a tap away with a directory of parish and school staff
  • Mass Times— Mass times for the week with MassMode™ time or location reminders to silence your phone before Mass
  • Prayers— Full list of traditional Catholic prayers with the ability to set reminders for any of them or your own daily prayer time
  • Prayer Requests— Ask that your special prayer intention be prayed for by small faith sharing groups in the parish community
  • Bulletins— View this week’s and past bulletins from your parish
  • Truth & Life Audio Bible – the Bible will come to life.

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The Leadership Institute WebinarsUnknown

The Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute was begun in 1997 as a
5-day orientation program for new or nearly new diocesan leaders. In 2010, the Leadership Institute became an online program.  Starting in 2012, the online Leadership Institute expanded again and is offered free of charge to all interested individuals.

It continues to serve the needs of diocesan leaders and many of the webinars are also of interest to parish catechetical leaders and catechists, Catholic school principals and teachers, and other individuals who provide faith formation to diverse age groups and settings.
The Leadership Institute Webinars are grouped by category or topic. Create your own curriculum by topics relevant to you. Best of all you can view them on your schedule!

Tell me about more faith formation opportunities

Kim Ward, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation