About Us

Welcome to St. Patrick’s Gifts & Books, a non-profit organization, celebrating 43 years in business.  The idea of our store was formed on St. Patrick’s Day, 1976, by Rev. Timon Costello, a Capuchin Priest.  His vision was to use the proceeds of our store to support Villa Hope, the first halfway house he founded in Appleton, Wisconsin.  A second halfway house, Villa Phoenix, followed.  When the homes became self -sufficient, St. Patrick’s Gifts & Books, made the commitment to use our resources to support other qualified non-profit charities in the community.  Some of the charities include jail ministry, abuse centers, homeless shelters, food pantries, youth programs, mission trips, and more.

Our dedicated staff is family centered with a commitment to help others.  Our combined efforts contribute to the larger ministry & mission of service.  We are welcoming and willing to help our valued customers shop the perfect gift, or locate an item for their own spiritual journey.  If we do not have the item in stock, we will gladly special order for you.  We also offer complimentary gift wrapping.

Through continued customer loyalty, St. Patrick’s Gifts & Books has grown into a destination store offering Christian, sacramental and spiritual gifts for all occasions.  We offer unique gifts for baby, youth, teen, men and women.  Collections include Precious Moments Birthday Train, Willow Tree Figurines and Fontanini Heirloom Figures and Nativities.  Engraving is available for leather, imitation leather Bibles and devotionals.  Together, when you make a purchase with St. Patrick’s Gifts & Books, we all continue to support many others in the community.

We personally, along with those we serve, thank you!


MISSION: To Provide Resources for Others Seeking to Grow in Jesus Christ