St. Patrick Parish is proud to offer our parish-sponsored Athletic Program: St. Patrick Athletic Association (SPAA).
Our purpose is to teach our children...
|VALUES||.......||Good sportsmanship, cooperation pride and respect|
|TEAMWORK||.......||How to work towards a common goal and be responsible for each other's success|
|FUNDAMENTALS||.......||The fundamentals of the sports they play, always working to improved their skills|
|POSITIVE EXPERIENCE||.......||Self-esteem, confidence, fun and achieving success both individually and as a teammate|
|PLACING FAITH & FAMILY FIRST (F3)||.......||Higher values of faith and family are recognized, emphasized over winning. Strong Catholic Families, Strong Catholic Youth are an important component.|
|CONTRIBUTING TO THE MISSION OF CHRIST IN THE WORLD||.......||Understand athletics to be a youth minister.|
|ACTIVELY ENGAGING IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY||.......||
Athletic programs and the Church are working together with one another for:
TIME * RESOURCES * ENERGY * LEADERSHIP * PARTNERSHIP
for pursuing the mission of Christ in the world.
|DEVELOPING CHARACTER, SPORTS SKILLS AND GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP||.......||
Character development, skill development and sportsmanship...winning is subordinate to the development of virtue.
|PROMOTING HOLISTIC HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE||.......||
"The Glory of God is a (hu)man fully alive." ~St. Ireanaeus
The health, well-being, and well-rounded growth and development of young people are paramount.