St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish
                                                                                                                        A Pennsylvania Charitable Trust

Pastor: Rev. John J. Batykefer   
Parochial Vicar: Rev. Okechukwu Camillus Njoku                               
Chaplain in Residence: Rev.Patrick Barkey

317 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA 15317


Parish Office hours:  
Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The start date for these changes is Sunday, September 13, 2015. The weekend Mass schedule will be 5:00 pm Saturday evening and 7:30 am Sunday remaining the same…HOWEVER, the 10:00 am will be changing to 10:30 am; the 12:00 noon will change to 12:15 pm; and the 5:00 pm Sunday Mass will change to 4:00 pm. These changes have been approved by members of our Parish, Pastoral Council and Vicar, Fr. Sam Esposito.

Weekend Mass Schedule:
Saturday Vigil - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday - 7:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:15 pm & 4:00 p.m.
* Note that on some civil holidays, the Sunday 4:00 pm Mass is not held, please check bulletins on these occasions for Mass schedule.

Weekday Mass Schedule: 
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m.

Reconciliation: Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or by appointment
Parish Mission Statement

“We, the people of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish, with a strong tradition of sacramental life guided by the Holy Spirit, nourished by the Eucharist & strengthened by God’s Word,
commit ourselves to build strong families, foster Christian values
and support all persons on their spiritual journey." 

RCIA - Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults  

RCIA sessions will begin in the fall for all those interested in becoming a Catholic, learning more about the Catholic Faith or completing the Sacraments of initiation.  Sessions are held on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm in St. Patrick Center.  If you would like more information, please call Carol in the Faith  Formation Office at 724-745-3787. Learn more:

Month Long - Angel Fund Collection

We are holding a month-long Angel Fund Drive, beginning with a Special Collection taken this weekend, September 5/6, 2015, for the St. Patrick School Angel Fund. This Angel Fund is used by families sending their children to our school who need financial assistance. We are very fortunate that we have had an anonymous donor come forth for this collection. All money collected for the Angel Fund on this date will be matched up to a total of $15,000! Please be generous as you help the families of our Parish who want to give their children an excellent Catholic education in our own school.

Upcoming Scripture Study

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You’re the Key to Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible! If you would like to have a deeper relationship with God and a better understanding of your faith, then join us for Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible.You will not only benefit personally from being part of this study; you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we grow closer to Christ. St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish will begin Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible on September 30th at 7:00 PM For more information or to sign up, contact Barb Turk at (724) 745-6560 ext 10, or email to:

Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible helps you uncover the story woven through Scripture with its clever narrative approach and ingenious color-coded Bible Timeline. It is a great way to get the “big picture” of the Bible and see how our Catholic Faith is rooted in Scripture. You’ll see how the Bible reveals God’s loving plan for your life, and you will learn helpful ways to put your faith into practice.

The study includes a series of eight informative and engaging half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion. You will receive a color-coded Bible Timeline Chart and a Bible study workbook.

Family Promise Ministry Meeting

An organizational meeting for the Family Promise ministry being implemented at St. Patrick Parish will be held on Thursday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m., in the school cafeteria. Purpose of this meeting is to provide additional information about Family Promise and to form volunteer committees for the ministry. All those interested in participating in Family Promise are encouraged to attend. Final assignments and needs for the ministry will be discussed in greater detail at this meeting. Family Promise is an interdenominational outreach that helps “to bring about real change for families who have lost their homes” and have no other options for food and shelter. Please consider becoming a part of this important and necessary ministry! For more information, please contact Deacon Joe and Lisa Cerenzia at 724-747-1199 or email:

Now Scheduling 2016 Masses

The September collection envelopes contain a purple envelope for 2016 Mass requests. Please submit your request by means of the collection basket, the mail slot next to the Rectory office door, or by mail. DO NOT ASK for more than two Masses (only one of which can be for a weekend Mass, as there are only 52 weekends and 364 days in which to schedule them). Any Mass requests that are over the limit of two will be scheduled at one of our local nursing homes with Fr. Pat Barkey as the celebrant. The Masses will be scheduled in the order received. Please include a Mass stipend of $10.00 per Mass, and a self-addressed envelope if you would like a written response with the date in which your Mass has been scheduled. Thank you for your patience and prayerful understanding. PHONE NUMBER: Please write your current phone number on the envelope for your Mass request. We have noticed that when we need to change a scheduled Mass some of the phone numbers that we have are no longer in service.

Magnificat Subscriptions

Magnificat Subscriptions are now being accepted. A 12-month subscription will be $29.95 and will include issues from November 2015 thru October 2016. If you are interested in receiving this wonderful publication that is packed with literary treasures such as the daily readings and prayers for Mass, Morning/Evening Prayer, reflections by the saints and scholars of the church and much, much more, please complete the form included in a recent bulletin and return with your payment. All checks should be made payable to St. Patrick Parish. Subscription requests must be received no later than October 1st to insure receipt of the November issue. The form may be returned by mail or the offertory basket. Please mark - Attention: Barb.

Sponsors & Godparent Letter of Eligibility

Sponsors’ & Godparents’ letters, for upcoming Baptisms and Confirmations to be held at another Catholic Church, are provided by the parish for registered members, who have been members for at least six months,  attend Mass, and are receiving the sacraments on a regular basis. Letters may be obtained by  calling Rita at 724.745.6560, ext 11.


Bulletin and Webpage Submissions

Notices and pictures for both the bulletin and this parish webpage should be emailed to
or can also be dropped off at the rectory by
4:00 pm Friday, one week before publication. Pictures are great!.

Please indicate the duration that you would like your item to appear in either publication,
and kindly note that article submissions may be edited due to time and space constraint


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