As part of the Episcopal Church, we are a Bible Church. We believe the Holy Scriptures to be the word of God and our source of belief and moral standards. The Bible is our lens through which we view and evaluate all other truths. Episcopalians are generally not fundamentalist, but we do take the scriptures seriously. The entire first half of our service is scripture. We are a Catholic Church meaningthat we adhere to what has been consistently believed and practiced from New Testament times. The ancient Creeds, the sacraments, the orders of ministry, the church calendar, and the Book of Common Prayer (which enables us to worship together and not be passive spectators) preserve our link with the historic church founded by Jesus Christ. We are a Reformed Church. What is distinct about us grew out of the reformation in England in the 16th century. Our emphasis on the scriptures and the ministry of lay people comes out of this heritage. St. Patrick’s is a Church for people of all ages and your children are welcome to attend Services with you. We have a wonderful Social Ministry which we continue to expand, a dynamic Senior Activity Program on Tuesdays in the Parish Hall and Soup Kitchen on Thursdays with a full dinner meal served to approximately 800 clients each month.