Our goal is to support the life-long process of Christian formation by providing opportunities for people of all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, to learn and grow in their faith and love of God, so that they may live it in their everyday lives.
For information on any of these programs, contact Kathleen Nowacki-Correia, our Director of Religious Education.
On Sunday mornings, kindergarten to twelfth grade students are taught by catechists from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The program runs from mid-September to mid-May.
Contact Kathleen Nowacki-Correia at 463-3533.
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Join us throughout the year as we celebrate 150 years. After kicking off the year with a Festival of Praise and Adoration, we'll be hosting events with various speakers at the Church and around town.
On St Patrick's Day in March His Excellency Barry Knestout, Bishop of Richmond will join us for a special Anniversary Mass and Dinner at VMI's Hall of Valor.
We'll close out the year in June with a procession to the original St. Patrick Church and blessing of town by Fr. Štefan Migač.
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Religious Education classes for students in Kindergarten through High School are taught by Virtus-certified Catechists each Sunday, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., from mid-September through early June.
The Lower School courses come from the Ignatius Press “Faith and Life” series, while the High School program follows the “Didache” series from the Mid-West Theological Forum.
Registration opens in mid-August and forms can be found on the parish website and in the church narthex and office.
The cost is $25 per child. Scholarships are available—no questions asked.
The Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is a program for those interested in becoming Catholic or receiving the Sacraments of Initiation. It includes adults, college students, and non-baptized children who have reached the age of reason (7) or older baptized children who have not made their first confession or First Holy Communion in the lower elementary grades.
Our instruction for college students is held Monday evenings at the Virginia Military Institute. Instruction for adults over the age of 21 is held Thursday evenings at the parish office. Children’s instruction is provided, as needed. These programs run from mid-September through May, but the period of inquiry can begin at any time.
Contact Kathleen Nowacki-Correia (DRE@stpatrickslexington.com)
We have several opportunities for adult formation. There is a Wednesday Women's Bible Study group that meets from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. There are periodic adult faith formation sessions, and several times throughout the year we have longer intergenerational events. These events bring parishioners of all ages together to learn and pray as a community, sharing the wisdom of the older generations and the energy of the younger ones.
St. Patrick Preschool meets weekday mornings throughout the school year. There are programs for 2 1/2, 3 and 4 year-olds. Children in pull-ups are welcome. Please check the preschool link for additional information and enrollment forms.
St Patrick Preschool