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.
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
Monday ~ Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Monday~Thursday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month
The Diocese has developed a few resources to promote child safety in our schools and faith formation programs Age appropriate, grade specific lessons and activities have been developed to raise awareness about child safety and well being that will be delivered through our Catholic schools and religious eduation programs. These will be made available to every family through our Diocesan social media channels, as well as the Diocese of Springfield website.
On Wednesday, April 14th at 1:00PM a special flag raising ceremony and prayer service will take place to honor those who have suffered abuse and raise awareness for child abuse prevention. St. Michael's Cathedral will fly the Children's Memorial Flag throughout the remainder of the month to honor and recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month.
Community Service/Volunteer Opportunities
There are opportunities for all ages to volunteer or do community service work at St. Christopher's Parish and with the Hitchcock Academy. An example of projects: raking & brush cutting, window washing, computer/research. For info or details at either place contact Cindy at [email protected] or call the rectory.
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.
3rd Sunday of Easter
St. Patrick (Green), St. Christopher (Orange) Events
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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
March is peanutbutter, jams and jelly month. There is a constant need for tuna, fluff, and canned fruit in addition to the peanutbutter and jams and jellies. Please leave donations 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 :
All Who Need Our Prayers
and an end to the Covid 19 Pandemic.