Living Out the Gospel in Daily Life

St. Patrick’s Rummage House

1040 14th Ave

St. Patrick’s Rummage House was started in 1965.  It provides quality, useable clothing, furniture, appliances, electronics, books, toys, etc.; a way to recycle merchandise and help families provide for themselves with dignity. All merchandise is generously donated by the community and is very moderately priced.

Occasionally, excess clothing is delivered to The Orphan Grain Train. Referrals for assistance come from Head Start, Health & Human Services, DOVES, Schools, Panhandle Community Services and King’s Daughters. Thru these referrals, items are given away. Give Away’s are also offered in August for “Back to School” and “Pre-Christmas” in December.

The Rummage House Volunteer Staff sort and price donations on Monday and Wednesday 8 – 11 am and Wednesday evenings 5 – 7. Selling days are Friday and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.  It is with enthusiasm, diligence and good organization of the Rummage House Volunteer Staff that make this sharing a reality! 

Healing Blanket
A group of dedicated women have taken up the ministry of sewing lap blankets which are given to individuals. Healing Blankets and accompanying prayer booklets have been sent all over the United States, including our local Panhandle area.  In addition, the first name of all recipients are added to the Healing Blanket Prayer List in the Eucharistic Chapel so that those experiencing difficult times in their lives can be continuously raised up in prayer. The blankets are available at the parish office. Coordinator is Kathy Nienhueser.


Child Fund International

2821 Emerywood Parkway

Richmond, VA
Youth of our parish support a young boy from Ethiopia named Bariso Botamo through monetary donations, letters and prayer. This outreach began in 1997 with sponsorship of a young girl in Guatemala. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please log onto: Child Fund International

Esk-OMI Missions
PO Box 159
St. Norbert, Manitoba, Canada
St. Patrick’s has been hosting these missions since December 1997.  This mission territory in the Arctic is served by the Oblates of MaryImmaculate.   A monetary offering is received the 3rd weekend of each month. Learn more here.

Orphan Grain Train

Rocky Mountain Division

420 Cedar Street

Julesburg, Colorado  
St. Patrick’s Rummage House began supporting Orphan Grain Train November 2007.  Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world.  Grain Train volunteers gather donations of clothing, medical supplies, food, Christian literature, and other aid to meet real needs.  The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for us.
Learn more here.

Food Pantry

Located at Parish Center, 1039 14th Ave
At the annual Mass of Thanksgiving parishioners donate food items for the Parish Food Pantry. You may also make donations at any time through the year. These items are then given to families in need.

Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration

Sacred Heart Convent

6521 Baybay City

Leyte, Philippines

St. Patrick's Council of Catholic Women (CCW) began supporting Sisters of St. Francis in 2009.  125 Sisters of St. Francis live in 13 convents on three different islands:  Leyte, Cebu and Bohol.  The Sisters minister in various schools from kindergarten thru college.  They also teach and direct catechetical programs, staff two retreat houses, Outreach Programs, a clinic, and minister with the poorest of the poor feeding the children nutritious food and teaching mothers how to care for their children.


22 But prove yourselves  doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves.

23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror;  24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was. 25 But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does.

James 1:22-25