ARAS – Jan 2022

What is Historic St Patrick’s ARAS?

Formerly known as Altar and Rosary Society, the name changed to Altar, Rosary and Activity Society to indicate the offering of additional activities such as Thanksgiving Dinner, pancake breakfasts, Chili Supper, St Patrick’s Day dinner and an Ice Cream Social as opportunities for fellowship.  Unfortunately, due to COVID many of these activities have been suspended. With time we hope to return to our social and fellowship activities, especially if we can offer an outdoor cookout with takeout capabilities. Multiple volunteers are needed to make these events successful – and remember “Many hands make light work.”!

However, many other activities did continue – cleaning of the church, prayer blanket ministry, sending cards to parishioners. Prior to the pandemic, ARAS has worked with the Youth Group and Choir members to visit area nursing homes and sing Christmas songs.  Another vital service we provide is coordinating of Funeral Lunches here at Historic St Patrick upon request. 

We invite you to share your time, talent and treasure – Fr Stirniman always reminds us of the different ways we can serve our parishes.

If you are interested in joining ARAS, either as an occasional helper, or something more permanent for any of the activities mentioned above, please contact (by phone or text) Cathy at 309-750-3493 , Marilyn  at 309-826-8409 or Alan at 269-744-2146

Keep watching the Ministry Spotlight and the Lend a Hand page for additional information.