The Pastoral Council of the Catholic Community of Colfax is one of the most vital and important ministry in the parish. Through it, the priorities and directions of the parish are determined, new ministries undertaken, budgets approved, and buildings built. It is the primary advisory or consultative body for the pastor. In addition to doing long range planning, the council members deal with whatever pastoral concerns the pastor brings before them. The pastor works collaboratively with the council and participates in the workings of the council.
Knights of Columbus
The Colfax Council of the knights of Columbus received its charter in May, 1910, and has provided support and service to St. Patrick Church since that time. We have 120 members in our council. Our activities fall into five general areas: Church, Community, Family, Youth, and Council.
The Mobile Meals Program was established to serve seniors ages 60 and older in the Colfax community. Mobile Meals feeds more than 100 Colfax community seniors each year. These unique opportunities would not be possible without private donations to supplement our dwindling government support. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Heidi Danaher.
Eucharistic Adoration is the adoration of Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. In the many churches that have this adoration, the Eucharist is displayed in a special holder called a monstrance, and people come to pray and worship Jesus continually throughout the day and often the night. Christ’s great love for us was shown when He was crucified on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins and give us eternal life. He loves us without limit and offers Himself to us in the Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist. Can we not give Jesus a few minutes of love and adoration in return?
Women’s Bible Study
The women’s Bible study group formed to pursue a deeper relationship with God. Its purpose is to strengthen and nourish our spiritual journeys through prayer and Bible study of the Word, in an atmosphere of faith and camaraderie with other women of the parish. You will learn to relate scripture to your personal life of faith, learn to read scripture in its historical context and understand the development of our church, participate in lively discussions and share your experience in the faith. We meet Wednesday morning at 9:00 AM. All women of the parish are invited to join. For more information, contact Tenny Brannan.
Religious education classes for young people at St. Patrick begin with pre-kindergarten and continue through seniors in high school. Our volunteers strive to teach our curriculum with enthusiasm and a love for our students. We use the Christ Our Life series from Loyala Press in grades 1-8. Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students have hands-on activities and Bible stories suited to their age and development. The high school class, grades 9-12, studies the Bible and relates it with Catholic teaching, and how we live our Christian lives. Sacramental preparation in second grade prepares students for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
St. Patrick Catholic Church was formed in 1878 to serve the needs of the thriving Catholic community surrounding Colfax, WA. St. Patrick has the following groups active in the Parish:
To reach out to a grieving family by providing a meal after funeral service. For more information, contact Karen Hinnenkamp.
If you know someone who is in need of prayer or if you would like to join the parish prayer chain, please contact Diane Appel