At St. Patrick, our goal is to see our men become disciples of Jesus who love God, love people and love life. This is hard but glorious! Simply put we are seeking to help the men in our community form habits of grace in their lives so that they will be a blessing to their wives, their children, their neighbors and co-workers. Below is an outline of various “spaces” where you can connect, get involved, and serve.
GREASE & GRACE: Friday Mornings from 6:30-7:30am
Grease and Grace is a huge breakfast and a continuing conversation about life, God and what matters to men. We meet during the school year at Dyer’s Restaurant on the Square. In the Bible, Jesus was always eating, so we do too! This is a group of men who, throughout the year, are engaged in different conversations about spiritual formation and how we live, work, and bless the world around us. If you are an early riser come check it out. Mark is also the owner of Dyer’s and a not only knows his way around a hamburger, but also around a traditional breakfast!
ON TAP: Thursdays from 4:00-6:00pm
One of the things we encourage at St. Patrick is to hang out and do life where our friends are, and not just at the church. We meet during the School year at Skybox Gastro Pub (Poplar and Houston Levee). In the tradition of our heroes, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien (to name just a couple!), we love to talk about life, theology, and whatever at a local pub. The Skybox is a great place to just hangout and we are thankful that owner John has a large space for us every Thursday. We have one purpose for On Tap – to meet and engage old and new friends in authentic conversation. We think that is about as good as it gets!
MEN’S FEASTS: Quarterly, from 6:00-8:00pm
Men’s Feasts are a place where the men of St. Patrick and our older boys gather to hang out, share life, invite their friends and burn some serious meat. We end the evening with a challenge from one of the men in the church. Check our calendar to see when the next one is!
Gospel DNA is about a six-month commitment to meet with a trained leader and perhaps one or two other men who are seeking to become a new or better disciple of Jesus. Gospel DNA is for men seeking to understand how the gospel addresses all of life, seeking to live with gospel intentionally and how to make other disciples of Jesus.
SERVING AND BLESSING
We believe that God called us to serve and bless wherever we are. Throughout the year, the men at St. Patrick have opportunity to make an impact serving in our town or to members who have need. We think it is important that men eat, pray, and play together, but also serve with one another as we bless our town and neighborhoods.