Good Morning St. Patrick’s Alumni Family and Friends, It has been a while since we reached out to everyone. We are now going into July which is almost 5 months since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic and we are sure everyone is tired of hearing about it and just want things to return to normal. St. Patrick’s Alumni Friends and Family have been hit hard in the last few months. We have lost some Alumni; we have not been able to share in our faith together at many events that were very important to us all. It has been very difficult times.
As we promised we continued to monitor the situation and we said we would update you on whether our not we could celebrate our annual picnic July 12th. There were many factors that we had to consider in whether we would be able to have the picnic. One main factor is if the State allows gatherings of more than 25 people. The other factor was if the venue opens for business with gatherings the most important factor is the health or safety of our Alumni. A decision has been made regarding the annual picnic that is schedule for July 12th, 2020. Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold the annual picnic this year. We unfortunately will not have any services until our November Thanksgiving Mass service. If situation changes and we are able to come back before November, we will certainly keep everyone posted.
We will continue to keep everyone updated on the situation as things unfold, so please make sure to check for updates VIA email, website http://www.stpatrickstroy.org/ , facebook pages, Community of St. Patrick's Church of Troy, NY and/or The Community of St. Patrick's Troy,
Please everyone have a safe and healthy summer.
Father David Jones, and The St. Patrick Alumni Committee
We hope this message finds everyone well. It is hard to believe that we are going on nine years that our church doors were closed. What is amazing is how strong our St. Patrick's Family bonds have been. A huge thank you goes out to so many people from our group for all their contribution. We have had a lot of losses since the closing of our church which has been so sad. Please let's take a minute to remember all our St. Patrick's Alumni who have passed away and the 36 Alumni listed below who have passed away since the closing of our church in 2010. They are all deeply missed.
Just a reminder we be having a Mass Service for Ash Wednesday please see details below. God Bless and Have an Enjoyable Day!
Committee Meeting 1/25/2016 @4:00pm
Click HERE to see Meeting Minutes.
Messages from Rev, David J Jones, M.M.
Dear Alumni members of St. Patrick’s, Family and Friends,
Let us pray for Mike Horan who died this morning. I will say Mass for him at Mass tomorrow, Wednesday and also on Thursday. He was very good to us when we began to say Mass after July 1, 2010 at his Riverview Funeral Home. He was a great help at St. Patrick's.
Rev, David J Jones, M.M.
Last week I took bags of cloths etc. for Joseph House. The staff of Joseph house were very happy to receive so many goods for the members at Joseph house. I informed the people at Joseph House that the various goods we gave them were from former members of St. Patrick’s Troy. They were very pleased. Thank you all who have given much for the people at Joseph house.
I would like to send out a special thank you to all of the St. Patrick Alumni Family that help support the tuition assistance for one child to attend St. Augustine School who would not have been able to afford it. Thank you to Lisa Dillon for logistics of collecting and delivering!
St. Augustine School principal Patricia Bolmer and Deborah A Webster sent a thank you note. Click HERE to see the Thank you Note
Rev, David J Jones, M.M.