What We Do

The center of our worship is the Holy Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Mass, the Lord's Supper, and the Divine Liturgy. It is the only service recorded in the New Testament as having been given us by Christ himself.

Holy Communion may be received at St. Patrick by those Baptized Christians who have also received Holy Confirmation by a Bishop of the Anglican, Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox Churches.

Our worship is liturgical, involving the whole person - body, mind and spirit. This way we are active participants rather than mere listeners. For Anglicans, worship and "show business" are miles apart. Worship goes from us to God, rather than from a preacher or choir to us.

Many Anglicans use various outward forms of devotion, such as kneeling or making the sign of the Cross, to express our inward devotion. Such outward gestures are individual choices, used where they assist devotion and not used where they don't. Each worshipper should use those with which he or she is comfortable.