In the gospel, we are called to reach out beyond ourselves to bring the compassionate love of God to all people. St. Patrick seeks to be responsive to the needs of our local community and the world through a variety of ministries based at the church and elsewhere.
Over the years, we have contributed to many worthy causes, and continue to do so. Our parish members give generously of their time, talent and treasure to make a difference in the world in the Name of Christ.
Community Meal Share – The last Monday of the month, we partner with First Presbyterian Church to offer a meal for those in our community. Parishioners are encouraged to bring a side dish, provide transportation, set-up, clean-up and dine with guests.
Food Boxes – Once a month, those who are hungry may receive a food box from St. Patrick’s. This ministry is funded by Kroger Plus Community Rewards.
Project 58:10 – Each week, parishioners bring snacks for this BackPack Project which provides three meals, plus snacks for hungry children over the weekend, when they cannot receive school meals.
St. Patrick Preschool – St. Patrick’s offers a 4-STARS rated preschool for ages 3-5, five days a week. Since 1970, this school has offered exceptional preschool education. As a community ministry, scholarships are available. Here is a review on what we are up to.
Somerset Homeless Initiative – St. Patrick’s is committed to ending homelessness in our community and is involved with the discernment process bringing together city/county governments and local non-profit agencies.
St. Patrick Outreach Committee supports…
God’s Food Pantry of Somerset, Kentucky, in operation since 1978, has been helping to provide food for the hungry of Pulaski County. With the help of volunteers, an average of 770 families are served monthly. If you want to learn more about God’s Food Pantry, click here. Food donations may be dropped off at the back of church.
Lake Cumberland Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides support services that will prevent further victimization of sexually abused children. If you would like to learn more about this organization, click here.
Bethany House is a local spouse abuse shelter that provides a safe, secure environment for victims/survivors and their children. A part of the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association, Bethany House offers programs committed to preventing future domestic violence through public awareness and community education efforts. If you would like to learn more about Bethany House and it’s services, click here.