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St. Patrick's R.C. Church

Adult Faith Formation

It is not only the young that can benefit from programs to grow and learn their faith.  Adult Religious/Faith Formation helps individuals continue their journeys in Christ.  It is also a program that provides a Diocesan Certification for those interested if further service to the Church.

The Diocese of Rockvill Center's web site provides more information on the programs and a list of other parishes that are offering classes.

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St Patrick’s of Smithtown

Adult Religious Formation

St. Patrick Adult Faith Formation presents

its current course offerings:

“Church as a Pilgrim People”

(Advanced Course in Church/Spirituality)
Classes held on the the following Thursdays:
September 10th, 24th, October 1st, 8th & 15th
from 7:30 to 9 PM in Room 104 of St. Patrick School
Instructor: Mrs. Beverly Bienemann

The Course will explore the question; What does it mean to be church?  Models of the church will be examined.

Christology

(Basic Course)
Classes held on the the following Wednesdays:
September 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th & 14th
from 7:30 to 9:30 PM in Room 108 of St. Patrick School
Instructor: Mrs. Elaina Kedjierski

Learn how scripture, tradition and church teaching have described and defined the identity and mission of Jesus Christ.  Participants will reflect on the role of images of Jesus in Catholic faith and spirituality.

Other Upcoming Course Offerings

Also mark your calendar for more upcoming courses:

  • Hebrew Scriptures
    (Basic Course)
    Wednesdays, January 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd & 10th
  • The Covenant Relationship:
         “You Will Be My People and I Will Be Your God,”

    (Advanced Scripture/Morality Course)
    Wednesdays, April 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th & 19th

For more information or to register for the courses, call Becky at the rectory, 265-2217, or register the first evening of the course.

 

Adult Religious Formation

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While most Catholics receive religious instruction, or Catechisis, as a child, it also is very beneficial for adults.  The late Bishop John McGann described it as "a life-long process" and "the primary task of the Church."

St. Patrick's offers many opportunities for this through its Adult Education program.  Courses are offered on Basic and Advanced levels and meet the diocesan requirements for Basic Theology Certification, Advanced Theology Certification, and Catechetical Specialist Certification.  Classes usually are offered in the evenings  Instructors have advanced degrees in Theology or Religious Studies and are certified by the Diocesan Office of Catechsis and Worship.

This year, the parish will be offering Basic Level courses such as: "Christology" "Liturgy & Sacraments" & "The Church". In addition, Advanced Level courses will be offered including “Spirituality in the Workplace” .

Both parishioners and non-parishioners can participate in the program, either for credit or for personal faith enrichment. The courses are free of charge for parishioners and $15 for non-parishioners.  Register the first night of the class or call Becky at the rectory, 265-2271.

For more information on the Adult Religious Studies Program, please visit the Office of Faith Formation of the Diocese of Rockvill Center at:

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St. Patrick R.C. Church
280 East Main Street
Smithtown, NY 11787

Mass Times

Today's Mass Readings

Weekdays:
6:45am, 9:00am, 12:10pm
Saturday:
9:00am, 5:00pm, 8:00pm
Sunday:
7:30am, 9:00am,
10:30am, 12:00pm
5:00pm
Main Rectory Phone #:
631-265-2271

Are you a card carrying member of our parish?
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At St. Patrick’s we don’t have membership cards because everyone is always welcome! But if you attend or are planning on attending Mass here, and are NOT registered with the parish, please fill out a registration form and return it to the Rectory. Please help us get to know you better so that you can best take advantage of everything our parish has to offer.



Mass For The Dead
Is Open
Stop by the Rectory to order Masses for your departed loved ones, or for other intentions.  Please note that the Mass Book fills quickly.


St. Patrick’s School has been preparing children to maximize their potential and to lead a life firmly anchored in their belief and trust in Christ for about 40 years.  As we think back on those years, one thought keeps coming to mind, We miss you!  St. Patrick’s would love to be able to inform you of the latest happenings at the school and special alumni events. (read more...)


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Are You Considering Catholic Education?

St. Patrick School serves students and their families in nursery school through eighth grade.  The mission of the school is to provide for the safety, education, and gradual growth of the whole child; spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. 
For more information, call 724- 0285, visit the St. Patrick School web site at www.spssmith.org or mark your calendar for the school’s open house on Sunday, January 27th from 1-3 PM.

LifeNet

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We are
here to
“Be There”
for those
who need us.

LifeNet is a program offered by St. Patrick Parish in Smithtown which was established to assist and support those women and their families experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

LifeNet seeks to reveal that there are alternatives to abortion, that women and families do not have to face these alternatives alone, and that the volunteers/helpers of LifeNet stand ready to help them bring life to its term.

LifeNet’s trained volunteers/helpers reach out to those n an unplanned or crisis pregnancy by offering a safe, non-judgmental atmosphere in which needs may be shared and support offered through the nine months and beyond.

LifeNet’s volunteers and helpers offer confidential support, information abd referral for community services and counseling. Call St. Patrick Parish Outreach at 265-2271 for information.



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Do You Have A

Health Care Proxy?

A “Health Care Proxy” provides a way to make the very difficult issues of end-of-life care easier by allowing the expressed wishes of the patient to be followed in a proper manner. It can help remove much of the stress that these decisions bring to loved ones and family members. As practicing Catholics, having a Health Care Proxy, helps our passing become what it should be - a hopeful, glorious journey to life everlasting in the company of our Lord and Savior.

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280 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
(631) 265 - 2271