As the parish approaches her 230th anniversary and the tenth anniversary of the canonization of Saint Katherine Drexel, the parish seeks individuals to assist in collecting, sorting, and organizing parish historical materials.

Contact: Debbie Miller, 243-7062

Parishioners who are "on call" to attend parish funerals. Those interested in singing in the Resurrection Choir section of Marsh Drive or the Choir Loft of Shrine Church.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104

Athletic Association
Coordinates youth basketball leagues and track team for Saint Patrick School.

Contact: John Ulsh,

Responding to those who grieve and seek comfort. This Ministry provides a monthly support group, sends caring cards, programs and materials to help individuals cope and heal. Organizes the annual Mass of Remembrance in November.

Contact: Diane Gill, 243-5884

Birthday Cards for parishioners 75 years and older
Saint Patrick Church sends birthday wishes to people in the parish who are 75 years "young" and older, or in a nursing or assisted live home.

Contact: Mary Ann Leidigh, 258-9762

Bulletin Volunteers
Assist inserting flyers into the church weekly bulletin. Volunteers are on an "on-call" basis.

Contact: Carol Wallick, 249-5681

Council of Catholic Women
Open to all women of the parish reinforces faith and supports service to the Church and to the world through discipleship and spiritual growth.

Contact: Maryanne Kastriba, 258-4969

Deacon Kole Memorial Library
Located at 140 East Pomfret Street, in the rear of the rectory, across the hallway from the Adoration Chapel. The parish library operates on the honor system and has books, pamphlets, tapes, and other materials for personal education and spiritual growth. Variety of topics on all aspects of Catholic life.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104

Diocesan Lenten Appeal
Parish Volunteers annually assist in soliciting contributions which help fund the special programs of the Diocese of Harrisburg. Time commitment, 6 weeks during Lent.

Contact: Jose Diaz, 243-9304

Disability Awareness
Purpose is to raise awareness and seek ways for all parishioners to be able to use their gifts for full participation in parish life locally and on the diocesan level.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104

Donut Socials
Four Teams of 3-4 people are needed to host the Sunday morning Donut Socials, following the 9:00 AM Mass, in the Warrell Social Hall. Each teams serves once a month.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104

The Parish Healthcare Ministry of Saint Patrick Parish is comprised of parish volunteers who address the health needs of our parishioners though: monthly blood pressure screenings, health fair, weekly Health Notes in the bulletin, and workshops.

Contact: Monica Filburn, 486-7886

Heritage Club (for ages 55+)
To provide an opportunity for those over 55 years of age to participate in regular function with others, encourage communication and friendship, continue to explore cultural and education opportunities, to be inspired to spiritual undertakings, enjoy trips, entertainment, and assist in service to the family, church and community.

Contact: Kriss Martin,

Knights of Columbus
Catholic fraternal organization whose purpose is to develop community among the men of the parish, community service, and strengthen Catholic identity. New members needed and welcomed.

Contact: Jason Gottesman, 872-3541

Little Saints

A Group for Infants and Young Children (under 5) and their parents/caregivers. Join us on the first and third Mondays of the month from 9:00 AM to 10:30 PM in the Parish Activity Center for a time of song, dance, prayer, stories and crafts to begin planting the seeds of Christian love in your child's heart. Come and meet others in the Saint Patrick Parish community who are interested in sharing their Faith with their children.

Contact: Erin Donley, 717-386-6525 or email:

Mary’s Place, Parish Facebook Ministry
This is a ministry for parishioners who are homebound due to: chronic illness, lack of mobility, a caregiver, etc. This ministry meets twice a month for prayer, information, fellowship and connection to the parish. Purpose: a place of a) Peace; b) Cross of Calvary-accepting our cross and pointing us to the Eucharist, the source and the summit of our faith; c) Mary’s Place is a symbol of her Immaculate Heart. Our Lady will tend to the souls and the broken hearted.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104

Meals for Moms
Volunteer teams provide 5 meals during a two week period for families with new babies by birth or adoption, will be accommodated if possible. We help new moms make connections with "experienced" families.

Contact: Jeannette Kole, 486-7699

Men’s Basketball
Recreational games for fellowship, fun and fitness.

Contact: Mike Schwartz, 245-0198

Men’s Retreats
For information on when and where the next men’s retreat or workshop in our area.

Contact: Kevin Dowling, 241-4474 

Our Lady, Queen of Peace, Rosary Makers
Our local chapter of this national organization meets monthly to make and distribute rosaries world wide. Rosary making may also be done at home.

Contact: Nancy Edenbo, 249-2275

Parish Cemetery Committee
Responsible for making decisions affecting the two Saint Patrick cemeteries.

Contact: Jose Diaz, 243-9304

Parish Communications
Writers, editors and graphic designers are needed to work on the following projects: The Window (parish newsletter), parish information brochures.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104

Parish Finance Committee
Reviews and monitors financial and facilities resources, advising the Pastor and Pastoral Council on budgetary matters.


Parish Pastoral Council
Representatives are elected or appointed to serve three-year terms on this advisory committee. It is the primary consultative body of the parish to the Pastor.

Contact: Father Forrey, 243-4411

Parish International Festival
This annual event normally takes place in February. The purpose is to build community, appreciate the various cultural heritages in our parish, appreciate the diversity of Catholic expression.

Contact: Mike Klimkos, 243-3056

Group of parishioners who offer their skills for parish repairs and projects as determined by the Director of Buildings and Grounds. Volunteers help with painting projects, light carpentry, electrical and small projects in the parish school or rectory.

Contact: Jose Diaz, 243-9304

Prayer Chain
To raise concerns and people to the Lord. "Wherever two or more are gathered in my Name, I am there with you." Prayers for anyone in need.

Contact: Sue Foust, 258-0831

Prayer Shawl Ministry

In an atmosphere of fellowship and prayer in communion with others, the Saint Patrick's Council of Catholic Women's Prayer Shawl Ministry creates shawls, for family, friends, and parishioners in need of comfort, healing, celebration or welcoming. The ministry welcomes anyone who knits or crochets, regardless of skill level. There are no quotas or deadlines, your work at your own pace.

Contact: Carole Shrader, 249-5625

Pre-Cana (Marriage Preparation)
Couples planning to marry must contact a parish priest at least nine months prior to the wedding and schedule Pre-Cana classes, the marriage program required by the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Contact: Parish Office, 243-4411

Pre-Cana Mentor Couples Mentor
couples meet one-on-one with engaged couples for five sessions as a part of Marriage Preparation. 15 - 17 mentor couples meet with engaged couples for 5 sessions individually tailored to the needs of the couple based on their FOCCUS inventory. Approval of the pastor and training are required in order to volunteer.

Contact: Ernie and Judy Giovannitti, 243-4054

Prison Ministry
Trained parishioners make weekly visits to those in the Cumberland County Prison for prayer, Bible study, faith sharing. Volunteers needed for male and female inmates.

Contact: Jack Hallam, 243-0318

Saint Gabriel's Ministry
Provides spiritual and educational formation and suggestions for action to promote the Gospel of Life, especially in matters relating to the unborn.

Contact: Gabriel Marcella, 243-5441 or Patty Dowling, 241-4474

Saint Ignatius Military Ministry
To provide Catholic ministry to the military (Active, Reserve, National Patrick Parish in their time of need through spiritual programs, outreach, and service.

Contact: George Shevlin, 243-1862

Saint Luke's Ministry
To assist parish priests in ministering to the sick, elderly, and disabled, in nursing homes, hospitals, or at home.

Contact: Carol Mack, 717-512-4493

Scouting Programs
The parish sponsors several Boy Scout Packs and Girl Scout Troops.

Cub Scouting
Cub scouting means "doing". Activities promote the aims of Scouting-citizenship training, character development, and personal fitness.

Contact: Dorine Haberman, 791-0189

Boy Scouting
Boy Scouting is for those who have earned the Arrow of Light Award and are at least 10 years old or have completed the fifth grade.

Contact: Jason Smith, 249-3107

Girl Scouting
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere-where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17. There girls find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities-the core qualities of Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society.

Contact: Kelly Stoermer, 717-486-8052

Singles' Group
Open to all adult singles in the parish (never married, widow/widower, divorced, separated). Meets monthly for dinner and activities.

Contact: Georgene Thompson, 243-1349 (office)

Saint Patrick Church is committed to tithing our TIME, TALENT, and TREASURE.

Contact: Rob Kole, 258-5864

Welcome Ministry
The Welcome Team arranges three New Parishioner Socials a year for new parishioners to meet the Staff and representatives of various parish committees.

Contact: Mary Moll, 258-1104


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