Lenten Day of Service 2021

Special thanks to our young people

More than 30 St. Patrick parishioners, both young and old, gathered at St. Patrick on Saturday, March 20, 2021 to "spiff up" the church campus as part of our traditional Lenten Day of Service.

What is a Lenten Day of Service?

Lenten Day of Service is one day set aside during which parishioners come together to serve the Lord. It is a day designed not only to serve, but to get to know each other as a family growing in God's love.

Volunteers gathered in the St. Joseph Hall for a continental breakfast that included cinnamon rolls, bagels with cream cheese, coffee, juice and milk. Following a blessing by our pastor, Father Anthony Weis, the parishioners dispersed to  various locations to give the church and grounds a great Spring cleaning. Workers accomplished the following:

  • Steam cleaned the Faith Formation classrooms and hallway
  • Vacuumed the carpet and pews in the main church
  • Applied Old English to the wood on the pews
  • Weeded the chapel garden, cleaned up leaves, trimmed hedges, and spread mulch
  • Wiped down tables and chairs in the St. Joseph Hall
  • Organized drawers in the kitchen
  • Mowed grass and trimmed hedges and trees on the grounds as well
  • Worked in the flower garden outside the Faith Formation main entrance, and
  • Blew off the parking lot.

Lunch, which consisted of hamburgers and hot dogs, was served to all. Additional work was completed in the sacristy area following lunch.

Some volunteers came earlier in the week to work in the kitchen area and in the sacristy prior to Saturday's workday.

The day culminated with the 4 p.m. Mass.

A huge "thank-you" goes out to all who gave of their time and talents to make this traditional day a success. Thanks also to Larry Cannon, who served again this year as coordinator. Check out the photo gallery below for scenes from the day.