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Past Events

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May 11, 2017

Tree planted July 2011 in honor of pastor Father Ken Gross at his goodbye celebration. Q Garden planted by the Faith Center June 2005 for the Quasquicentennial (125 years) of the parish.

May 4, 2014 – May Crowning

Easter 2014

First Confession 2014

Confirmation retreat – March 22, 2014

December 10, 2011 – Installation of Father Tom as Pastor

July 2011 – Father Ken’s Going Away Celebration

January 2010 – Church floor refinished

2003 – Cleaning and repairing the stained glass windows

July 2003 – Father Kleffman’s Retirement Celebration

2000 – Father Clarke’s Retirement Party

May 7, 1997 – Confirmation-Fannie Martin special recognition

Fannie Martin received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice medal from Bishop Charron during Confirmation ceremonies.

June 1978

Father William Leahy, S.J. Only parishioner of St. Patrick Church to become a priest.

Mass of Thanksgiving – St. Patrick Church-June 11, 1978

September 9, 1968

Annual St. Patrick Dinner: 1982 – served 1,128; last dinner in 1993 – served 745.

Papal Mass at Living History Farms Des Moines October 4, 1979 with Pope St. John Paul II

Picnics