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Main Office Phone 651-455-6624 (see individual extensions listed below).

 

Father Brian Fier
Pastor
651-621-1563
 
bfier@churchofstpatrick.com

Greetings everyone! The Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda, the Archbishop and leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, appointed me as the pastor of the Church of St. Patrick in July 2018. Since my ordination to the presbytery in 1989 I have had the honor of serving seven parishes throughout the Archdiocese. As pastor I oversee all parish activities and ministries; thus, any and all inquiries can come my way. I will be sure to connect you with the right person/group. Together we continue the fine tradition began here in 1856 -- some 160+ years ago! -- of building God’s kingdom here at the Church of St. Patrick.

Deacon John Vomastek

Deacon

651-455-6624

 jvomastek@churchofstpatrick.com

I was ordained to the diaconate in September of 2010. Saint Patrick is my first assignment as a deacon and I am very happy to be here. To be a deacon is to be a servant, my service ministry includes liturgical duties at Mass, along with baptisms, weddings and funerals. I also have a second ministry working as the Associate Director for the Institute of Diaconate Formation at the St. Paul Seminary . I am married and have six children and four grandchildren. The people of Saint Patrick have made me feel so welcome and I am grateful for that.

Cindy Reckinger
Parish Administrator, ext. 1561 creckinger@churchofstpatrick.com 
I am responsible for business functions of the church, staff, finance and stewardship, budget, insurance, cemetery and the day to day operations of the buildings. I am an ex-officio member of the Finance and the Parish Pastoral Council and former trustee. 
Teresa Neuman
Director of Faith Formation
651-621-1565
  tneuman@churchofstpatrick.com

I am responsible for the development and implementation of faith formation programming that will meet the needs of the parish community. This programming includes: Whole Community Catechesis for families, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children, sacramental preparation for Eucharist and Reconciliation, adult education and Liturgy of the Word for Children. My undergraduate degree is in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota-College of Human Ecology. My graduate degree is in Religious Education from the University of St. Thomas-School of Divinity. As a mother of four and Catholic educator, I seek to journey with this community as we mutually nurture the knowledge and spiritual practices of our shared Catholic faith. 

Bryan Collins

Director of Youth Ministry

651-621-1562

bcollins@churchofstpatrick.com

"What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return." -St. John Paul II

I started right out of college and was hired as a parish youth minister in 1999. St. Patrick's is the third parish on my journey in serving youth. It has been a very rewarding experience. I am humbled to work as a cooperator with the Holy Spirit in giving young people the opportunity to find ways to understand the love of Christ. At the parish, I direct formation and sacramental preparation for youth in grades 6-12. I am in involved with service programs, mission trips, summer camps, faith development and social programs for youth. I also oversee all aspects of parish communications, technology, the weekly bulletin and the website for the parish. As always please feel free to contact me at any time with any questions. It is my goal that each and every learner’s experience be positive and fruitful.

Kim Thompson

Director of Liturgy and Music

651-621-1564

kthompson@churchofstpatrick.com

I oversee all aspects of the liturgical life of the parish. I direct the Adult Choir, the Children’s Choir, and the Handbell Choir. For funeral services, I direct the Resurrection Choir as well. I am in charge of recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers to serve in the liturgical ministries, and coordinate art and environment for the liturgical seasons. I work with the Worship Commission to plan and shape the liturgical life of the parish. Finally, I meet with couples to assist them in planning their wedding liturgies. In my spare time, I enjoy bicycling, hiking, and spending time with my family.

Denise Stoffel

Receptionist,
Administrative Assistant, 

651-621-1560

dstoffel@churchofstpatrick.com

I am responsible for front desk administrative duties, baptism registration, new parishioner registration, monthly parish calendar, parishioner database management, office supply management and administrative support as needed in other areas of the office.

Linda Levi

Administrative Assistant

651-621-1568

llevi@churchofstpatrick.com

My responsibilities include data entry of all contributions/donations to St. Patrick’s, maintaining  the Sacramental Registries of the Church and serve as back up to the front desk administrative duties. I also provide clerical support to all areas of Faith Formation and help with management of classrooms, resource center and assists with Faith Formation events.

Peg Johnston

Parish Nurse and Pastoral Minister

651-621-1566

pjohnston@churchofstpatrick.com

I coordinate our parish health ministry in providing education, health counseling, information and referral for community resources and services, and presence and prayer, with health ministry volunteers. I assist with the planning of the funeral and am available to the family on the day of the funeral to arrange the flowers and pictures in the gathering space before the visitation. I attend the funeral and help the lectors and other people who are asked to participate in the liturgy.

Dave Franzwa

Lead Facilities Engineer

651-621-1571 

dfranzwa@churchofstpatrick.com

I am responsible for all maintenance/custodial throughout the parish, including the set-up and take down of Shamrock Hall, upkeep of grounds and maintenance of parish equipment, inventory and purchase of church, kitchen and cleaning supplies. I also provide care and maintenance of St. Patrick's cemetery grounds.

 

Ed Rudquist

Facility Engineer

651-455-6624

My responsibilities are to assist our lead maintenance with up keep of the building. This involves general cleaning inside and outside lawn care. I am responsible for setting up Shamrock Hall for events and the clean up after. I also helps out with maintenance at St. Patrick’s cemetery.

Kayleigh Fenton

Event Coordinator

651-621-1570

kfenton@churchofstpatrick.com

I am responsible for scheduling and managing paid events in the Shamrock Social Hall which would include wedding receptions, anniversary parties, community events and fundraisers. This includes supervising the decorating and deliveries for the event, managing all vendors for the event and the final clean-up at the end of the event.

   

 

The Church of St. Patrick | 3535 72nd Street East | Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
Phone: 651-455-6624 | Fax: 651-455-8984