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Patrick:  A Story that Guides Us

St. Patrick was born into a wealthy Christian family.  When he was a teenager, raiders from Ireland kidnapped Patrick from Briton, took him to Ireland as a slave where he lived with hunger, privation and nakedness. In time, Patrick returned to the faith of his family.  Eventually he escaped Ireland, became a priest and bishop and returned to make disciples of Jesus Christ, bring freedom and hope to the needy  and plant churches throughout the land. 

Patrick’s story inspires us to be a church on mission. A church for the sake of others. We want to be like Patrick and the Christians who served God with him: a people on mission; a community of disciples of Jesus offering ourselves to God for the good of the world.

From the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office: A Collect for Fridays
Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord. Amen
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May 31: The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Father in heaven, by whose grace the virgin mother of your incarnate Son was blessed in bearing him, but still more blessed in keeping your word: Grant us who honor the exaltation of her lowliness to follow the example of her devotion to your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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Excited to be with my Saint Patrick's family today as we think about "Three Great Benefits of Christ's Ascension." 10:20 a.m. at 190 Spruce Street in Lexington. www.saintpatrickschurch.org ... See MoreSee Less

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