Welcome to St. Patrick's Parish (Monson)
Home of the St. Peregrine and Miraculous Medal Novenas
And St. Christopher's Parish (Brimfield)
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.
Monday ~ Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday~Thursday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
A Prayer For Fathers
God our Father, We give you thanks and praise for fathers young and old. We pray for young fathers, newly embracing their vocation; May they find courage and perseverance to balance work, family and faith in joy and sacrifice. We pray for our own Fathers around the world whose children are lost or suffering; may they know that the God of compassion walks with them in their sorrow. We pray for men wo are not fathers but still mentor and guide us with fatherly love and advice. We remember fathers, grandfathers, and great grandfathers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.
St. Patrick's and St. Christopher's Parishes will open this weekend 05/30-05/31.
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.
Watch a YouTube video from Bishop Rozanski by clicking the link below.
Watch Mass Live
Daily and Weekend Masses will now be broadcast live on the St. Christopher's Facebook page. Now is the time to join Fr. Jack for Mass. If you are on Facebook you can like the St. Christopher's page to get notification when Mass is being held. Mass videos will also be posted on YouTube shortly after the live Mass. Search "St. Christopher Parish" or: https://youtu.be/4UyEM3pytSQ?t=24
Important CCD News
Due to the current situation and all the restrictions that have been put in place for everyone's safety, the diocese has no choice but to postpone Confirmation and First Communion. Please know that the decision to postpone was not made lightly and took all aspects of this pandemic into consideration. We will set a new date for both of these sacraments by early fall.
Please work with your child in their CCD book to keep the learning of faith in the home.
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
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
Check in with Folks
Please reach out to folks with cards or phone calls just to let them know that you are thinking of them at this difficult time. If someone needs assistance please call the rectory. We have people willing to help. (267-3622)
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.
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Patrick (Green), St. Christopher (Orange) Events
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Meals for the Moment
Let us help in your time of need.
As a parishioner of St. Christoper''s are you or someone in your immediate household faced with an illness, injury, unexpected crisis or other life changing event or challenge? The Catholic Women's Club has a group of volunteers that are willing to make meals for you ( and your family that resides with you) during difficult times. Whether it is due to an illness, birth of a new child, death of a loved one or surgery, call on us to help ease your burden. We will deliver meals to your home for you and your family for a short time. Anyone who would like to be added to our list to prepare a meal for someone in time of need please let us know. Please contact CWC President Sheila Fortier, the rectory (245-7274) or talk to a CWC member you know to request meals or to join the team.
The Wales Community Pantry is still accepting donations, but current restrictions make it difficult to get donated food into the hands that need it in a timely fashion. If you would like to donate, know that a monetary donation goes much further and will help quicker than a product donation. Donations can be mailed to : Wales Community Pantry, 85 Main St., Wales, MA 01081. They are grateful for our support.
Words of Inspiration
Pray For :
an end to the Covid 19 Pandemic and for all
who are in need of our prayers.