Thank you for visiting!
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our welcoming and enthusiastic Church of Saint Patrick Parish family in Sarasota, FL. As Pastor, I have been truly blessed to witness the tremendous growth and progress made in the life of our parish. Now, we are at the important milestone in the history of our church. In months to come, we’ll be launching new ministries and programs to serve and foster our lives and we would love you to join us!
Our parish embraces the mission, “Love God, Love Your Neighbor, Make Disciples,” built around the following set of values… values that reflect our faith and guide our thinking, our way of living, our deeds and our way of communicating with each other and with everyone we serve:
Respect: We fully respect and accept all people and the broad range of points of view they represent. We will always be respectful in our conversations, our actions and our thinking, as we work to demonstrate our love for all people.
Fostering Spiritual Growth: We come together to promote holiness, individually and together as a family of faith. We will actively support the spiritual growth of our parishioners and our neighbors in our communities.
Joyfulness: We celebrate the gift of faith from the Holy Spirit and we take every opportunity to show our joy at this gift of faith.
Commitment: We commit to what we are asked to do as part of St. Patrick's parish and we understand that our parishioners and our neighbors are depending on us to live up to our commitments.
Service to Others: We live our faith by serving others--in our parish, in our communities--and in missions, wherever we are called.
Giving: We commit to the need to give in a meaningful way- to St. Patrick's as a community and to each other.
Humility: We understand that it is not "I" who changes the world, it is "We" working together in small steps that will have the biggest impact in demonstrating God's love.
Fellowship: We believe that the power of God's love is greatest when we bring people together in fellowship.
Compassion: We will act as Jesus showed us- showing compassion for each individual. We acknowledge that each individual carries a burden and we know that our role is to serve and help!
If you have visited our Parish, we hope that you are already our friend with a desire to return. Regardless of faith, situation in life, or your current relationship with God, I encourage and invite you to come and make new friends, to worship with us at Mass and make St. Patrick Catholic Church part of your life. Feel always invited and welcomed!
Fr. Robert Dziedziak