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Regina Slaney

Trouter’s Special draws postponed

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Due to the Covid 19 restrictions, our Parish has contacted the Lottery License Board concerning our Trouter’s Special Ticket Sweep.  We have obtained permission to postpone our  draw.  The new dates  are as follows:

Nine weekly draws commencing May 26th, 2021

Final Draw, Wednesday, July 28th, 2021 @ 3:00 PM

If you wish to purchase a ticket, please call 754-1195.

Drive-Thru Confessions: Wednesday and Saturdays 1-2pm

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Dear Parishioners, while our churches are closed during the current lockdowns, Confessions will be offered in the St. Patrick’s Parish parking lot (across the street from the church, next to the Monastery Spa.) Fr. Fleming will be available in his car (a black Honda crv) and you can drive up next to him, making your confession through your car window.  Confession times will be Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1-2pm;  other times can also be arranged by appointment.  We will return to indoor confessions as soon as the churches are permitted to reopen.

Ocean Ranger Memorial Service

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Gonzaga High School will be holding its annual Ocean Ranger Memorial Prayer Service to remember

those who lost their lives in the tragedy 39 years ago. The service will be held on Monday, February 15,

2021 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Pius X Church. Due to public health guidelines, this event has limited seating and

pre-registration is required. Family members affected by this tragedy are encouraged to register early.

To register for this event, please email on or before February 10th at 12:00 PM. Masks are mandatory.


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Trouter’s Special Tickets are now available at the Parish Office and at our Church. Committee members will be calling last year’s ticket buyers in the next few weeks.  Thank you for your support.  If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please call the Parish Office at 754-1195.  Tickets are $20.00 each.

Sacramental Preparation

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Sessions for the preparation of children for the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist have been scheduled.  All sessions will take place at 11:30 following, 10:15 mass.

The dates are as follows.

Confirmation preparation sessions – February 21, 28, March 7, 21, Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, April 11.

First Eucharist preparation sessions – April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 26, 23, 30, First Eucharist will be celebrated on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 6.

Ash Wednesday

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Due to Covid restrictions pre-registration is required for Ash Wednesday on February 17th at 12:15 PM   & 7:00 PM.  You may call the Parish Office from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on the week of February 8th to 12th to register.


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This Mission is being offered from Sunday February 21st to Wednesday, February 24th. It will be offered live at the Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and live streamed on or  For in person attendance, Pre-registration is required.  To pre-register, please call the Basilica Parish Office at 754-2170.

Mission Prayer Service with Mission Homily at

7:00 PM.

Daily Lenten Masses will be celebrated and Live-streamed at 9:00 AM.

Closing Mass for the Mission – Wednesday, February 24th @ 7:00 PM

Confessions and Adoration – 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23rd after Mission Prayer Service.


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1st Draw –$1,000.00(Drawn March 11, 2020) – Carol & Jason Slade

2nd Draw – $1,000.00(Drawn March 18th, 2020) – Krista Power

3rd Draw – $1,000.00 –Ticket # – 1651 – Gerard Murphy

4th Draw – $1,000.00 –Ticket # 1111 – Gerard Smith

5th Draw – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 2358 – Robert Brown

6th Draw – $1,000.00 – Ticket# 2430 – The Maddigans

7th Draw – $1,000.00 – Tickets # 2341 – Anne Marie White

8th Draw – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 0260 – Shawn Johnson

9th Draw – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 1541 – Tyson Hancock


1st Prize – $10,000.00 – Ticket # 2022 – Daphne & Rob  Leitch

Sellers Prize – $500.00. – Dan Howard

2nd Prize – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 2483 – Michelle Power

3rd Prize – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 2188 – Cathy & Graham Jackman

4th Prize – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 1218 – Patty Clancy

5th Prize – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 1694 – Marian Elliott

6th Prize – $1,000.00 – Ticket # 0613 – Austin Brophy

Congratulations to all winners and all who supported this fundraiser.

Reopening our Churches and offices to the Public

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s, NL
Message from the Archbishop

June 19, 2020

Re: Reopening our Churches and Offices to the Public

Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s:

On Wednesday, the Chief Medical Officer announced that the Province will be entering Level 2 on June 25th 2020.  We know that according to the guidelines for this level, churches will be permitted to reopen “with restrictions”.  These restrictions have not yet been communicated to the Archdiocese and other Faith Communities. The COVID-19 Sub-committee of the Presbyteral Council has been working on a Diocesan Plan for the reopening of our church buildings.  However, they have been unable to finalize this plan due to the lack of information regarding these restrictions.


Recently, I was invited to participate in a virtual meeting with the Chief Medical Officer and other Provincial Faith Leaders on Tuesday, June 23rd to “…discuss spiritual gatherings in Alert Level 2 of our public health emergency.”  I expect that the restrictions on public worship at Alert Level 2 will be a major topic at this meeting.


Once we have received the information on these restrictions, our Sub-committee will be able to finalize pastoral ministry guidelines for Alert Level 2 and we will be able to send them to the priests and parishes of the Archdiocese.  However, this does not mean that our church buildings will be able to reopen right away.  Each parish and parish priest will need to study the guidelines and prepare parish staff and volunteers to implement and administer them in the parish.  Once the parish priest, and parishioners working with him, are confident that they can safely open their church for public worship according to the Public Health Measures and Archdiocesan Guidelines, they will be required to submit to the Archdiocese information on their proposed Mass schedule and the times when their church will be open for private prayer.


Furthermore, our Archdiocesan Occupational Health and Safety Committee has been preparing guidelines for reopening to the public our diocesan and parish offices.  These guidelines will be sent out in the near future.  As with the pastoral ministry guidelines, each parish and parish priest will need to study these guidelines and submit to the Archdiocese information on their proposed schedule for reopening the parish office to the public.


As we prepare to open our parish churches and offices to our parishioners and to the public, we must ensure that the health of everyone is protected and kept safe.  This being the case, we can only open our churches and offices when we are properly prepared and ready.  The Archdiocese will be pleased to do whatever we can to explain the guidelines and to support the parishes in implementing them effectively.


Asking that you continue to join with me in praying that God will bless all of us in our efforts to minister prudently and wisely during this time of pandemic, I remain,


Sincerely yours in Christ,


+Peter Hundt

Archbishop of St. John’s, Nfld.

Precautions during the time of Alert Level 3 – Message from the Archbishop

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s, NL

Message from the Archbishop

 June 5, 2020

Re: Precautions during the time of Alert Level 3

Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s:

All things staying as they are, it is expected that the province will move to Alert Level 3 on Monday June 8th.

At Alert Level 3, it will still be everyone’s responsibility to follow the Public Health Guidance for All Alert Levels, to stay home as much as possible and, for those who are at higher risk of complications due to COVID-19, to not go out except to get essentials like groceries and medications.  However, gatherings will be expanded to 20 people as long as physical distancing can be maintained and this will include gatherings at funerals, burials, and weddings.  Visitations and wakes will remain prohibited.

As the focus at Alert Level 3 “…is to control transmission while further relaxing public health measures,” the COVID-19 Subcommittee of the Archdiocesan Presbyteral Council and the Archdiocesan Occupational Health and Safety Committee are both looking to develop policies and guidelines that would allow for expanded ministry and services in the parishes of the Archdiocese.  However, until such policies and guidelines are published and put into place, the following decisions regarding pastoral ministry and public worship are to be adhered to in all the parishes of the Archdiocese:


  1. All people of the Archdiocese are dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass.
  2. All churches are to remain closed to the public.
  3. Access to diocesan and parish administrative buildings will be limited to staff and those individuals conducting essential repairs (social distancing protocols to be followed in their dealings with staff).
  4. Diocesan and parish meetings involving non-staff members are to be hosted virtually or postponed.
  5. “Private” celebrations of funerals, weddings and baptisms may take place in the church within the context of a Liturgy of the Word service or a Mass at which only the Priest-Celebrant receives Holy Communion provided that:
  6. No more than 20 people are present including the celebrant.
  7. Safe distancing protocols are adhered to.
  8. Before the celebration begins, a list of the names of those present is obtained (in case needed for contact tracing).
  9. In the case of a baptism, the celebrant wears a facemask for those parts of the celebration where physical distancing cannot be maintained and wears a glove when performing the anointings.


At Alert Level 2 places of worship will be permitted to resume operations.  Our Archdiocesan COVID-19 Subcommittee is already working on developing policies and guidelines that will allow us to do this in a responsible way that best ensures the safety of the worshipping community.  Asking that you join with me in praying that God will bless them, and all of us, in our efforts to minister prudently and wisely during this time of pandemic, I remain


Sincerely yours in Christ,


+Peter Hundt

Archbishop of St. John’s, Nfld.


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FUNDRAISING: Our fundraising ability has been seriously diminished over the past number of months due to Covid 19 restrictions. We have had to put the Trouter’s Special ON HOLD for now. There are still over 300 tickets left to sell to meet our goal from last years draw. I realize that many of you have already purchased and sold tickets. However, if you are able to take another ticket or more tickets to sell, please call Regina at the parish office or email at Arrangements will be made to collect the monies either by dropping it in the mailbox or by returning stubs and money once the restrictions have been lifted. We will notify everyone once the draws are permitted to proceed.

How Can I Donate?

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We have received many calls asking, “How can we get our offertory collection to the Parish each

To date we have three ways that you can donate:
1. You can drop your collection in the drop box of the parish office
2. You can register for direct debit by completing this attached form (Click Here) and returning it by email or by
dropping it in our drop box at the parish office. If you have any questions on this option, please
call the parish office at 754-1195.
3. You can mail your donation to: St. Patrick’s Parish, 6 Patrick Street, St. John’s, NL A1E 2S7

New Daily Mass Link!

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We have moved the link for daily Mass for you. At the top of the webpage, we have provided a ink that says “Watch Daily Mass.”  Click on that link and you will see the daily Mass page!  We hope this makes access to daily Mass easier for everyone.

Please feel free to share our Parish link with others, as well as the daily Mass link.

Thank you to everyone for your kind words of appreciation and support as we continue to provide daily Mass online.

God Bless!

Family Catechism – Upcoming Dates

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January 25th – 4:00 PM  – Youth Mass

January 25th – Family Potluck and Minute to Win It game night.

February 8th – Family Gathering – 3:00 PM

February 8th – Presentation of the Beatitudes – 4:00

February 16th – 10:15 AM  – Youth Mass

February 24th – Family Gathering – Lent

February 23rd – Presentation of the Corporal Works of Mercy – 10:15 AM Mass

Grand in The Hand

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Grand in the Hand winner for the month of December was Madonna MacDonald # 073

We still have approximately 20 tickets that are available each month.  If you are interested in purchase tickets, please call the Parish Office.

New Mass Schedule

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NEW MASS SCHEDULE AFTER CHRISTMAS: Having tabulated the results for the SUNDAY MORNING MASS SCHEDULE, the results were very close. A compromise has been made and the Sunday morning Mass will be at 10:15 AM. Therefore, the weekend Mass schedule for ST. PATRICK’S PARISHAS OF JANUARY 4/5, 2020 will be as follows;


                        SUNDAY       10:15 AM

                        SUNDAY       7:00 PM



St. John Bosco Parish –Shea Heights

Saturday – 5:30 PM

Basilica Parish – St. John’s

Saturday – 5:00 PM

Sunday – 8:30 Am & 11:00 AM

St. Teresa’s Parish – St. John’s

Saturday – 5:00 PM

Sunday – 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM

Corpus Christi Parish – St. John’s

Saturday – 5:00 PM

Sunday – 10:30 AM

St. Pius X Parish – St. John’s

Saturday – 4:45 PM

Sunday – 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM

Mary Queen of the World Parish-Mount Pearl

Saturday – 4:00 PM

Sunday – 9:45 AM

St. Peter’s Parish – Mount Pearl

Saturday – 5:30 PM

Sunday – 11:30 AM

St. Kevins Parish – Goulds

Saturday – 5:00 PM

Sunday – 11:00 AM

St. Joseph’s Parish –Petty Harbour

Sunday – 9:30 AM

Holy Family Parish –Paradise

Saturday – 4:30 PM

Sunday – 11:00 AM

Holy Trinity Parish – Torbay

Saturday – 4:30 PM

Sunday – 11:15 AM

Holy Rosary Parish –Portugal Cove

Sunday – 9:30 AM