Sixteen hundred years ago, a young slave escaped his captors and returned to his homeland. Decades later, he would return to the land of his captivity—this time not as a slave, but as a messenger, announcing the good news that had captivated his heart: the life, death and resurrection of Jesus for sinners—slaves and slave owners alike. Armed with nothing more than this message and a handful of friends, the man we now know as St. Patrick brought Christianity to Ireland, transforming a nation, and in turn, much of Western history. In the same way, St. Patrick Church is a group of friends seeking to believe, share, and demonstrate this timeless good news so that the Cedar Park area would be transformed by the power of the gospel. In short, we exist for God’s fame, and our joy.