Parish Committees

Pastoral Council and Finance Committee

 Parish Council meetings are held quarterly.   Finance committee meets two times a year.

Council of Catholic Parishioners (CCP)

The Council of Catholic Parishioners (CCP) meets on a quarterly basis.  All people of the parish are members.  As the Altar Society, the CCW is responsible for various events in the parish including Roll Sunday (held the first Sunday of each month, following Mass),  Spring Fling Breakfast/Big Ticket Raffle held annually after Easter, Prayer Chain, Arts and Environment work, welcoming, parish needs, and much more.

Faith Formation

Generations of Faith Session planning is conducted on a monthly basis from September through May.  Planning is centered around including all members and ages of the Parish.  Parishioners and experts from around the area focus on  educating our children and youth about the basics of our faith and allows adults to answer their questions about the Catholic faith, explain religious traditions and help them grow in their faith.  Generations of Faith sessions are held six times per year from September through March.


If you would like to serve in one of the liturgical ministries (lectors, greeters, servers, ushers, choir) at St. Patrick's, please contact Jean Meyer at or Father Evans at or 507-895-4720


Becoming a member of the Catholic Church (Adults):   The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  If you are interested in learning more or to become a member, please contact Father Evans at or 507-895-4720


    Parents may request the baptism of  their infants  by contacting Jean Meyer at or Deacon Bob Yerhot at or 507-895-4720 

First Confession & First Holy Communion
    Second grade children and parents attend sessions together on Saturday mornings.  The  children celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent,   followed by First Eucharist during the Easter season.  There are  three sessions to   prepare for First Reconciliation in the Fall and four sessions to prepare for First  Eucharist in the Spring.  Please contact Debi Shuda at or Father Evans at or 507-895-4720

    Youth begin preparing for Confirmation in the  late Fall of ninth grade.  They are     assisted by parents during this phase.  Confirmation is celebrated with the Bishop     in the Spring of the tenth grade.  If you wish to register your child for Confirmation,     please contact  Debi Shuda at or Father Evans at or 507-895-4720.