This area of mission for Saint Patrick Church involves those ministries that require our attention so that the dignity and rights of each person is respected and protected. The Mission for Social Concerns and Outreach is a response to the Church's call to address the issues and social concerns of our times. This mission challenges our parishioners to seek ways to put our Catholic faith into action by serving the vulnerable in our local community, as well as in distant places. The following ministries and organizations seek to foster these goals and ideals. For more information about any of these organizations, please contact the parish office for guidance.
Saint Vincent DePaul Society
Financial and other assistance is provided to those in need through various programs throughout the year. Financial donations are always needed and appreciated to help the poor and needy in our parish and community.
Carlisle Area Family Life Center
This pro-life local pregnancy support and resource center, provides free pregnancy tests, maternity and baby clothing, baby supplies and information on area resources. Volunteers and financial support are a constant need.
Parish Foreign Mission Team
This ministry provides opportunities to actually have a poverty immersion experience in Kingston, Jamaica working with the Missionaries of the Poor under the guidance of Father Ho Lung. It is the desire of the outreach to have an active ongoing ministry providing hands on experience for parishioners desiring to put into practice the Corporal Works of Mercy. Monthly sales of bottles of water sold in the narthex of each of our churches helps to sustain this important outreach.
Ancient Order of the Hibernians
This is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization which promotes Irish heritage and culture. Also involved in community service activities. Open to Catholic men who are Irish by birth or descent.