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Liam Warren

Father Ray Earle Retires

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Father Ray Earle retires from active ministry today; thank you to Father Ray for his faithful service to our parish. We wish Father Ray all the best as he enters this new chapter of his life.
 
Father James Fleming has been appointed our parish administrator effective January 19, 2020. We look forward to working with Father Fleming to grow our parish family in the coming years. Please keep Father Fleming in your prayers as we complete this transition period.
 
Over the next two weeks, there will be no mass on weekdays, but there will be the regular masses on the weekends, and a priest is available for emergency masses as needed. Thank you to Monsignor Barton for assisting with these masses.

Christmas Masses

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Unfortunately at this time the 4PM, 7PM, & 9PM masses on Christmas Eve have reached their capacity of 100 for registration.

The 4PM Christmas Eve Mass will be live streamed and viewable on demand as well.

Registration will take place for the 9AM & 11AM masses on Christmas Day next Tuesday through Friday (December 8th to 11th) from 9AM – 12PM by calling the office 754-1195.

 

Giving Tuesday

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2020 has been a challenging year for us all, we had to close our doors in March and reopened them in July. We saw a significant decline in our collection as a result while the expenses of our parish continued.
On this #GivingTuesday we ask that you please consider making a donation to our parish family so we can continue our outreach in the community. Donations can be made through our online system – https://donorbox.org/st-patrick-s-parish-2020.
A tax receipt will be provided for all donations at the end of the year. Thank you for your support of St. Patrick’s Parish.

Online Donation System

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St. Patrick’s Parish has launched an online donation system. This system provides an easy means to donate to the valuable work that our parish conducts.  You can use your credit card from the comfort of your home. To donate, please visit www.stpatrickschurch.ca and click Donate in the top menu. This system allows you to make a one-time donation, an automatic weekly, or automatic monthly donation to our parish. A charitable tax receipt will be issued at the end of the year for all donations made through this system. Thank you for your continued support of our parish.

Sacramental Preparation

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Sacramental Preparation for children is beginning in October! If you have a child or grandchild or know of a child born in 2013 or earlier and will be 7 by December 31, 2020, they are of the age to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Confirmation and First Eucharist. We are excited to be participating in a pilot project of the Archdiocese with a new program this year.
Preparation classes, following all COVID 19 precautions, will begin October 17 and 18. Children will prepare for Reconciliation over a course of 6 weeks and will receive the Sacrament prior to Christmas. Confirmation and First Eucharist Preparation will begin after Christmas. Registration is available now. Click on the link provided. http://bit.do/sacramentalprep For more information please email familycatechism@stpatrickschurch.ca

Father Power’s Funeral

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The Mass of Christian Burial for our beloved Pastor, Father Pat Power can be viewed below. It took place at the Basilica at 11am on Friday September 25, 2020.

We pray that Father Power will receive the fullness of eternal joy and we thank God for his faithful ministry among the people. Rest in peace Father Pat.

 

Emmaus House Foodbank

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Did you know that St. Patrick’s Parish is part of a cooperative of 5 city parishes that operate Emmaus House Foodbank?
Every Thursday these volunteers from our parish work diligently to stock the shelves with your donations and then distribute them to those in our community we serve to support.
If you would like to support our parish ministry programs during COVID 19 you can mail your monetary donations to: St. Patrick’s Parish, 6 Patrick Street, St. John’s, NL A1E 2S7

Donating and Supporting our Parish during COVID-19

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To keep our parishioners and community safe we have not gathered in our church building since March 15. The expenses of our parish have continued, while the passing of our collection plate has not.

We so very much appreciate and depend upon the generosity and support of our parishioners and those who pray with us. In order for us to continue the work of our parish, our ministries to the community, and support of Emmaus House Food Bank we are asking for those who can to send in their envelopes or donations through the mail to our parish office please.

Our mailing address is:
St. Patrick’s Parish
6 Patrick Street
St. John’s, NL
A1E 2S7

Thank you to those who have delivered or mailed donations to the Parish office.

For information on regular automatic donation programs please call our office at 754-1195.

Please subscribe to our parish email list to receive notifications of upcoming virtual masses and celebrations at www.email.stpatrickschurch.ca