The First Candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent. It is called the Prophecy Candle and reminds us that Jesus' coming was prophesied hundreds of years before He was born. The Candle's purple color represents Christ's royalty as the King of Kings.
Stir up they power, O Lord, and come, that by thy
protection we may be rescued from the dangers that
beset us through our sins; and be a Redeemer to
deliver us; Who livest and reignest with God the
Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ever one God,
world without end.
The St. Patrick School experience teaches a “Vision for the Future” while it instills values for a lifetime. A fully-accredited Middle States Association of Elementary Schools institution, St. Patrick School has been recognized for its “wonderful long heritage of strong quality Catholic education in its community.” For over 90 years, St. Patrick School has excelled in educating students to meet and exceed all state and national curricula guidelines.
In the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, St. Patrick helps each child to reach his or her potential, academically and spiritually. Inspired by the Gospel’s message of respect, courtesy, understanding, compassion and moral character, a St. Patrick Education guides each child’s journey into life as an educated, responsible and well-rounded individual.