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.
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.
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
First Penance/First Communion and Confirmation
First Penance for our St. Patrick's First Communion Class will be held on Tuesday, October 20th at 6:00PM. The children must be in church by 5:45PM.
First Communion for those children will be held on Saturday, October 24th at 10AM with immediate family only as guests.
Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, November 15th at 2:00PM.
Welcome Back to Mass
Please observe the following instructions as you come back to church. If you are a single person, please move all the way into the pew so that if needed, another person can also sit in the pew at the aisle end. This will allow for two people per pew with the 6' space. If you are a couple then only you will be allowed in the pew to keep social distancing. Families may all sit together. The church is disinfected after every Mass so please leave your kneelers down when leaving the pew so the cleaning crew knows which pews to clean, instead of doing all of them unnecessarily. Please remember to keep the 6' distance when in line to receive Communion and when leaving the church. We want to keep things safe for all of our parishioners. Thank you for your continued support through this Covid-19 pandemic.
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
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~Urgent Needs
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. However, they are in immediate need of cereal, baked beans, hash, canned chicken, and tuna. Please leave donations in the baskets at the entrance to Mass or drop them at the rectory. If you would like to make a monetary donation please mail 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
Yvonne M. McClosky