Why Catholic?

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Why Catholic? helps you answer life's important questions by offering a faith-filled point of view.

• Reflection and sharing on Sacred Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church

• Themes on prayer, the Creed, sacraments, and Christian living

• Resources that connect the faith themes and daily life

• Companions on the journey as part of a small Christian community of 8-12 parishioners


Why Catholic? welcomes everyone

• Parish-wide retreats and faith enrichment events

• Bulletin inserts and handouts for family sharing\

Why Catholic? is for you

• Young or old, married or single

• Catechist or parent teaching faith to children

• Lifelong Catholic

• RCIA candidate or recent entrant to the Church

• Someone seeking answers or new parish friendships

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Why Catholic?

Letter from the Pastor

First Session: The Sacraments

Archdiocese Why Catholic?

Renew International


Why people across the country appreciate Why Catholic?

Understanding why the Church believes what it believes makes it easier for me to embrace my Catholic faith more fully. —Mary G., New York

Why Catholic? has allowed me to more easily answer questions my non-Catholic friends and relatives have about my faith.
—Gordon D., Texas

My wife and I attended together, and Why Catholic? reaffirmed how our faith is the central bedrock of our relationship.
—Michael R., North Carolina

The group process was great! I got to know several new people from the parish who were formerly strangers to me. —Betty L., Illinois


Find Us

St. Patrick Catholic Church
1000 N. Beckley Station Road
Louisville, KY 40245
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Parish Office:
Phone: 502-244-6083

7:30 am to 5:00 pm


Rev. Jeffrey P. Shooner


 Associate Pastor:
Rev. Adam Carrico


Senior Associate Pastor:
Rev. Robert E. Osborne


Deacon Gregory M. Gitschier
Deacon Scott R. Haner
Deacon Mark J. Rougeux, D. Min

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