Our Heartbeat
Inspired by this generation of young Catholics, Patchwork Heart Ministry seeks to draw the youth of today into a deep and profound relationship with Jesus Christ by sharing our faith through stories, prayer experiences and by boldly and passionately witnessing to the Catholic Faith.

Why "Patchwork Heart"?

People on occasion ask us why we named our ministry Patchwork Heart. The answer is simply this, our founder Bill Snyder is a survivor of three open-heart surgeries. He was diagnosed at three weeks of age with Tetrology of Fallot a serious congenital heart defect that required immediate surgery to correct the problem, and two additional open-heart surgeries to make necessary modifications and improve heart function. As part of the procedures, many different patches have been sewn into his heart thus giving him a "patchwork heart" and a name to our ministry. Bill, a passionate Catholic, loves to openly share his story of how the numerous surgeries and medical procedures have helped him grow in faith because he believes and hopes that it will open many hearts to God's grace and love.

If you are interested in hearing more of Bill Snyder's personal story read his autobiography Soular Quest or listen to the podcast God's Power in a Patchwork Heart.

Myocardial Ministry

He searches out the abyss and penetrates the heart; their secrets He understands. For the Most High possesses all knowledge and sees from of the old things that are yet to come . ~ Sirach 42:18.

Our ministry's genesis grows from our belief that we all have a “broken heart” in some unique way. It is by acknowledging our own “hole in the heart” and recognizing the many ways that we have unsuccessfully tried to patch it up ourselves, we have come to the realization that the patchwork we needed is God’s merciful and joyful love.

Equipped with patchwork hearts, our ministry is to simply “sew hope into broken hearts.” We are available for Speaking Engagements, Retreats, Youth Nights and Scripture Studies, by working alongside your pastoral or diocesan staff. We approach each opportunity prayerfully and with open hearts, knowing that it is God’s grace that keeps our hearts beating.

Patchwork Heart News


Check out Bill Snyder's interviews, about his book, ministry and experience on the Terry & Jesse Show (June 2014), Deep Adventure Radio (September 2014), the Kingdom Crossroads Podcast (February 2017), Deep Adventure Radio (April 2017), Everything Church Related Podcast (November 2017), Off the Shelf Podcast (December 2019), The Cause of Our Joy Radio Show (December 2019 - see player below), Find Something More, Find Your Way Home (January 2020 - see player below) and the Fiat Ministry Network Show (February 2020)

The Cause of Our Joy Radio Interview

Find Something More, Find Your Way Home
The Fearless Scriptural Rosary
In these difficult days are you experiencing doubt, fear or anxiety? Pray the rosary fearlessly. This new devotion from Patchwork Heart Ministry pairs scripture passages that encourage you to "be not afraid" and "fear not" with the rosary to uplift you in faith and trust in God despite the circumstances that surround you.
The Fearless Scriptural Rosary.pdf
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Contact Us

Patchwork Heart Ministry
P.O. Box 563
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: +1 424 704 3278+1 424 704 3278

E-mail: info@patchworkheart.org


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Patchwork Heart Ministry is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. Our EIN is 83-2764247


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