The Patricians

The Society of the Patricians was established in 1955. 

Its purpose is to build up the religious knowledge of the people, to teach them how to explain themselves and to encourage them to apostleship.  

To make us more knowledgeable.

To make us more articulate.

To encourage Apostleship and Evangelization.

All are welcome! 

Spiritual Director:  Rev. Fr. Philip Maas


 Every 2nd Tuesday of each month *

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WhereParish Education Center - Meeting Rm. A - B - C

St. Ignatius Loyola Parish
2810 St. Albans Drive. Sinking Spring, PA 19608 phone: 610-678-3767

Topics vary every month with different lead speakers.  

Patrician Topics 2023

Session I

10 January:   The Power of Parental Example

14 February:   Wrestling with Church Teaching on Contraception

14 March:   My Legacy to the Faith

11 April:   Dreams & Visions: Communication with the Divine

9 May:   The Role of Women in the Church: Past, Present, & Future


Session II

13 June:   Beyond Politics: Christianity in the Public Square

11 July:   The Role of the Laity in Evangelization

8 August:   Faith & Science: Friends or Enemies?

12 September:   Finding Joy: the Mystery of Religious Life

10 October:   A Welcoming Church? Same-sex Attraction & Gender Theory

14 November:   Is the Bible Literal? The Senses of Scripture

12 December:   Why is the Papacy Important?

Social / Snacks to follow after each discussion.

Past topics (2022)

18 Jan * The Development of Character: Secular and Spiritual    (3rd Tuesday)  (DONE)

8 Feb The History and Importance of the Sacraments    (DONE)

8 Mar Understanding the Sacrament of Confession  (DONE)

12 Apr Navigating Faith in a Secular Culture  (DONE)

10 May Understanding the Mass and its Importance in My Life    (DONE)

14 Jun The Power of Prayer    (DONE)

12 Jul The Role of Parents in Education:  Is Catholic School worth the cost?    (DONE)

9 Aug Making Sense of Indulgences    (DONE)

13 Sept Marriage: Ancient Institution and Sacrament    (DONE)

11 Oct The Power of the Rosary    (DONE)

15 Nov * Inspiring Messages from the Saints (3rd Tuesday)

13 Dec All about Advent