St. Patrick Catholic Church

309 2nd Ave. Hinton, WV 25951

Parish Pastoral Council

The role of the parish pastoral council is a consultative body through which the Christian faithful can offer their gifts and their help in fostering pastoral activity. Through ongoing pastoral planning, the pastoral council will lead the parish community in the discernment and expression of its parish mission. Pastoral planning is accomplished by investigating and considering pastoral matters, and sharing insight and providing recommendations to the pastor. Council members work with the pastor in addressing the present and future needs of the parish.

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Parish Finance Council

The Parish Finance Council serves as an advisory body to the pastor and the parish pastoral council in the administration and stewardship of parish finances, budget, parish facilities and long-range financial development. Mandated by canon law, parish finance councils, like parish pastoral councils, are consultative bodies.

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process by which an adult person is initiated into the Catholic Church, through Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. Through this process the adult is formed in the Christian faith, with the local parish community serving as both catechists and models.

The following are examples of people in the RCIA program:

  • Un-baptized adults
  • Adults baptized in non-Trinitarian formula
  • Adults baptized as Catholic, but lacking First Holy Communion and Confirmation
  • Adults baptized & confirmed infants in the Catholic Church, but lack First Holy Communion
  • Adults baptized in other Christian Churches, in the Trinitarian formula with water

For more information, contact the coordinators Andrew Weiss and Deacon Peter Minogue.


Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) is an association established for the purpose of giving religious education, normally designed for children.

For more details, contact the coordinator Cam Pulliam.

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Women of St. Patrick

The Women of St. Patrick is a women’s organization whose purpose is to promote interest in parish life by building a sense of Christian community.

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Friars Club

The Friars Club is comprised of Men of St. Patrick whose purpose it is to promote Christian fellowship and is open to all male members of the Parish past Confirmation age, as well as those of our extended families.

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Ministry of Praise

The Ministry of Praise is specially designed for the sick, disabled, senior citizens and the home-bound of the parish. All sick, disabled, the home-bound parishioners and senior citizens of St. Patrick are eligible to be formal ministers of praise. The Ministry of Praise is a spiritual ministry in which ministers offer all of their prayers, joy and sufferings as a sacrifice to God. They are asked to pray daily for the needs of our diocese and the needs of St. Patrick parish.

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