Let us take a moment and tell you more about Saint Patrick's. We're pleased you're here, feel free to explore and enjoy!
You are always welcome to CONTACT US in order to find out more information by giving us a call or visiting us during Mass. If you'd rather get your question answered here, check out our FAQs. The 2012 RESTORATION at Saint Patrick's church, see photos through the year & a virtual tour of the church! To make a restoration donation, find out more here! Did you know that we have the most spectacular world renown STATIONS OF THE CROSSthat have been restored? You're in for an unforgettable visit if you haven't seen these works of art.
We host three major EVENTS throughout the year, have you been to any of them? Find out more about our parade, performance, and festival.
We offer several MINISTRIES; the FOOD PANTRY is one that lets us stand out in the city of Erie.
If you are interested, please take time to learn more about our RELIGIOUS EDUCATION program, affilated with the East Side Catholic Faith Formation Ministry.
Be sure to learn about the latest at St. Patrick's by reviewing our weekly BULLETIN or reading more from our NEWS section for more information. Our sister parish is SAINT HEDWIG, visit their site to learn more. More interesting LINKS to be informed about.
Welcome to Saint Patrick Parish in Erie, the "Spirit of the Bayfront" since 1837; standing as the oldest Catholic Parish in the city. We strive to be a welcoming community dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of Jesus, not only within our walls but to the entire Erie area. Today we are known for our outreach to the poor, the homeless and the hungry.
Our current church building (the parish's third) was begun in 1897 and the first Mass was celebrated on Christmas Day 1906. The building is literally known world wide for our life-size hand carved wooden Stations of the Cross, our massive hand painted windows and amazing column free architecture.
As beautiful as our building is, it pales in comparison to the beauty of the people of Saint Patrick Parish. They are a welcoming, joyful people who believe in giving an hour of worship to the Lord each Sunday and who work to make each moment of their lives, moments of worship. Come experience the "Spirit of the Bayfront".