Bishop Robert Barron’s The Creed course

Coming Winter 2022

Led by Deacon Matthew

Scriptures Course

Coming February 2022

Led by Catherine Sims

What We Believe

Coming Spring 2022

Led by Catherine Sims

Meet Our Leaders:

Deacon Matthew Tomeny

Deacon Matthew joined our parish September of 2021 and will be ordained a priest with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception in December of 2021. He will be assisting Fr. Matt and our parish for the next couple years before becoming a chaplain for the U.S. Navy.

Growing up, Deacon Matthew was the fourth of ten children. His family would pray the Rosary every night and at the age of 13, he heard the Lord’s call to the priesthood. “I received a special grace from the Divine Mercy image to trust more in Jesus and soon after I also felt the call to the Priesthood. Going to Adoration helped me to establish a personal relationship with the Lord and discern my calling. Overall, I feel very blessed by the Lord and in return I want to serve Him in the Church.”

Catherine Sims

Catherine and her husband, Howard, recently retired and moved to Yorkville this past spring.  When they joined St. Patrick Parish, Catherine approached Father Matt and Deacon Doug about presenting some Discipleship Courses for us. She is excited to bring her gifts to the parish.

Currently, Catherine is an adjunct professor at University of St. Mary and a spiritual director. Additionally, she is quite accomplished academically and has held various job titles in the past 40 years of serving in ministry. 

For more information about our upcoming courses, contact us!


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