Welcome to St. Patrick's Parish  (Monson)

Home of the St. Peregrine and Miraculous Medal Novenas

And St. Christopher's Parish  (Brimfield)

 

Mission

Though separate and distinct, we are Roman Catholic Communities that show our faith through love, forgiveness, healing, and compassion as taught by our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Our willingness to share time and talent is what makes us truly rich.  We strive to grow in our daily commitment to become better members of God's family.  Called and led by the Spirit, we seek to know and celebrate Jesus through Word, Sacrament, and Service.  It is our Mission and hope that we will be humble in our endeavors, and that our compassion will include all who are in need.  We welcome all who attend our Eucharistic celebrations, all visitors, all new friends and hope that you will favor one of our parishes with your prayer, your presence, your talents.

Mass Times

LORD’S DAY MASSES
4:00 PM Saturday ~ St. Patrick’s
6:00 PM Saturday ~ St. Christopher’s
8:30 AM Sunday ~ St. Patrick’s
10:30 AM Sunday ~ St. Christopher’s

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday and Wednesday 9:00 AM at St. Christopher’s
Tuesday 8:00 AM and Friday 7:00 PM at St. Patrick’s

Holy Day Masses
As Announced

Office Hours

RECTORY OFFICE HOURS
St. Patrick
Monday ~ Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

St. Christopher
Monday~Thursday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Staff

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

St. Patrick's and St. Christopher's Parishes are Open

Please wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer and follow the six foot rule.  Ushers will guide you but be aware that the church can only be filled to 40% capacity.  People may not be allowed inside after that.

Covid 19 Guidelines

1. All places of worship shall limit capacity to 40% pf the buildings maximum permitted occupancy level.

2. Those who are not part of the same household must be seated at least 6 feet apart.

3. Rows shall be blocked off and kept empty to allow for sufficient distancing between rows.

4. All attendees and staff must wear face coverings or masks upon entering, participating in worship and exiting the facility.

5. For children between the age of 2 and 5, the wearing of a face covering, or mask is at the discretion of the parent or guardian.  Children under the age of 2 should not wear a face covering or a mask.

6. A person who declines to wear a face covering or a mask because of medical or disabling shall not be required to produce documentation verifying the condition.

7. The distribution of communion shall be in the hand ONLY.

8. Markers are placed on the floor to assure that all people remain at least 6 feet apart.

9. The Sign of Peace will be omitted.

10. Communion from the cup will be omitted.

11. Holy Water fonts will remain empty and covered.

12. Parishioners are encouraged to bring their own sanitizer for personal use.

 

 

 

Annual Catholic Appeal

         Annual Catholic Appeal

This Lenten Season, we are called to prayerfully consider a sacrificial donation to the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal.  "Sowing the Seeds" of our faith will sow the seeds of hope to those who most need our help during this time of COVID-19.  Ministries and agencies provide emergency food, support services to the family & elderly, services to young people, pastoral and spiritual support services and support of vocations.  Please help our parish meet our goal!  It is simple to give....send in your one-time contribution, or make a pledge using the donation card you recive in the mail, or donate by calling 413 452-0670 or online~ www.diospringfield.org/aca     All donations are tax deductible.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day ~ We Pray

As we celebrate Mother's Day this year we give thanks for the wonderful way God reveals his presence through our moms.  We thank God for the mothers we'll be with on Mother's Day.  We thank him too for those who have gone before us and help us from their special place in heaven.  

We pray for others who have lost children through stillbirth, crib death, accident and tragedies of all kinds.  We pray too, for those who would very much like to be mothers but who are having a difficult time having a baby.  

We pray for birth mothers who have loved their children so much they have shared the gift of their child with those who could better care for them and their needs.  And we pray for adoptive mothers, that they may always know their special role of being a true mother, a revelation of God's love for their children.

 

 

E-mail Prayer Requests

Know of someone in need of prayers?  E-mail Barbara at [email protected]

If you would like to receive the Prayer Line requests e-mail Barbara and let her know.

Brimfield Public Access Channel

                                Sunday Mass on Brimfield Public Access Channel

Brimfield Public Access will begin airing Sunday Masses at St. Christopher's live on cable channel 192, with a rebroadcast Sunday night at 4:30PM.  This is another option for those who are unable to join in person.  Remember that Masses can also be watched live and taped via Facebook.

Town-Wide Clean-Up May 8th

Brimfield will be holding a town-wide clean-up from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Visit www.brimfieldma.org for details.  Sign up at and enter "St. Christopher" as your team.  https://brimucc.breezechms.com/form/bbcd90 

Supplies will be provided, or you can get a free clean-up kit by visiting:

https://keepmassbeautiful.org/what-we-do/litter-prevention-cleanup/litter-cleanup-crew-pledge-sheet.html

6th Sunday of Easter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Publications


  • Sun, May 9th

  • Sun, May 2nd

St. Patrick (Green), St. Christopher (Orange) Events

Please click on an event for more detailed information; to close the information, click on the event title again.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.  I love you above all things and I desire to possess You within my soul.  Since I am unable at this moment to receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as already there, and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.

 

 

 

Food Bank Needs

                                     

On going needs at the food bank include: Cereal, Jelly, Elbow, Ziti, and Shell type pasta, Baked Beans, and Fluff.  Please be sure that all food donated is not expired.  Donations may be left in the baskets at the entrance to Mass or drop them at the rectory.   In addition to the food needs above please consider making a monetary donation.   If you would like to make a monetary donation please mail to: Wales Community Pantry, 85 Main St., Wales, MA 01081.  

 

Words of Inspiration

         

 

 

Pray for

 Pray For : 

All Who Need Our Prayers

and an end to the Covid 19 Pandemic.