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.


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Fr. Tony Bidgood, CSsR, Fr. David Louch, CSsR, and Dr. Anne Walsh


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  • DAILY LENTEN MASSES will be live-streamed at 9:00 am
  • CLOSING MASS FOR THE MISSION Wednesday, February 24th, 7:00 pm
    A collection will take place online in support of the work of The Gathering Place
  • EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT live-streamed Tuesday, February 23rd after the Mission Prayer Service


A mission is an opportunity for a parish or diocese to experience, in a heightened and intense way, spiritual services, homilies, and Sacraments focusing on the major themes of our faith. Fr. David Louch, CSsR and Fr. Tony Bidgood, CSsR are Redemptorist priests, and Anne Walsh is a Redemptorist Lay Missionary. Redemptorists love to talk about redemption, about a God who loves us deeply and loves to forgive, and about what Christ has done for us. Redemptorists preach a Gospel of unconditional love in order to move hearts and change lives. Preaching continual conversion means that the mission is not merely a nice “shot in the arm,” but rather the beginning of a renewed relationship with the Holy Redeemer.

Letter from Father James Fleming

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Dear parishioners and visitors to our website,

During these current restrictions due to COVID-19, we invite you to join us virtually for the offering of the Mass. If you are in need of Confession or Anointing of the Sick during this time, please contact the parish directly and ask for Fr. Fleming.

In addition, we kindly ask you to remember our parish and consider ways to continue your financial support. Following almost a year of restrictions on attendance and fundraising, our parish finances are heavily strained. We have several ways to 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.
  4. You may now donate directly online by clicking here.

May God bless you and protect you,

Fr. James Fleming

Return of our Province to COVID-19 Alert Level 5

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Please see the below memo from Archbishop Hundt providing instructions in regards to the province returning to COVID-19 Alert Level 5. During this time we will be live streaming Sunday Mass and daily Mass (Tuesday – Friday) through our website beginning on February 14th.  
Dear People of the Archdiocese of St. John’s:

Last night the Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that our province was returning to Alert Level 5. This Alert Level has broad sweeping public health measures to protect the population. These measures include staying at home as much as possible, except to get essentials like groceries and medications, the prohibition of gatherings of more than five people, the prohibition of funerals, wakes and visitations and the limiting of burials and weddings to a maximum of five people including the officiant.

Out of pastoral concern for the health and wellbeing of all our people and in keeping with these Public Health’s measures, I am hereby directing all the parishes in the Archdiocese to adhere to the following instructions:

1. The churches are to remain closed and all public liturgical celebrations, including Mass, are to be cancelled. (Where possible, parishes are encouraged to make Mass and spiritual devotions available to their parishioners through the internet and/or Facebook.)
(Please note: live-streamed Masses are celebrated daily at the Basilica and can be viewed at and then clicking Live Stream.)
2. Burials and weddings may take place provided that:
a) No more than 5 people are present, including the officiant;
b) Safe distancing and facemask wearing protocols are adhered to;
c) A list of the names of those present is compiled for contact tracing purposes.
3. Diocesan and parish staff that can work from home should do so.
4. Access to diocesan and parish administrative buildings is to be limited to staff and those individuals conducting essential repairs and services (social distancing, facemask wearing,COVID self-assessment and contact tracing protocols all being properly followed).
5. All in person parish meetings are to be cancelled or held online;
6. All in person public meetings in parish facilities are to be cancelled or postponed until further notice.

Asking that you join with me in praying for serenity in dealing with our present situation, for courage in facing the challenges that confront us, for charity in reaching out to those who are in need and for steadfast faith in God’s goodness and love, I remain,

Yours in Christ,

+Peter Hundt
Archbishop of St. John’s, Nfld.

COVID-19 Update

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Mass is cancelled for tomorrow morning (Wednesday, February 10, 2020) at St. Patrick’s Church. We are taking the time to review the new special orders that are coming in to effect tonight and adjusting our COVID-19 operating plan accordingly. A further update will be provided regarding Thursday, Friday, and weekend masses in due course. Thank you for your understanding, please continue to follow all public health guidance, and stay safe.

Message from the Archbishop re. the Mount Cashel Judgement

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

Recently, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed our Archdiocese’s application for Leave to Appeal. This makes final the judgement of the Appeal Court of Newfoundland and Labrador that the Archdiocese of St. John’s is vicariously liable for the abuse at the Mount Cashel Orphanage in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. We must now move to address these claims to the best of our ability, and in justice to the victims.

The resolution of these claims will have significant implications for the parishes and parishioners of our Archdiocese. Therefore, we are presently working with financial and other advisers to discern how best to move forward in addressing them. Further communications will be sent to the parishes as more information becomes available.

There will be changes and sacrifices required of all of us as we move through this process. I cannot promise that the road ahead will be an easy one, but certainly the practice and celebration of our Catholic faith will continue.  I hope that this resolution process will bring with it healing for the victims, their loved ones, and the entire community of faith, and closure to a dark chapter in the history of our Archdiocese.

As we move forward with this process, I ask that you please join with me in praying for God’s guidance, healing for the victims, and understanding, compassion and patience for us all.

Sincerely yours in Christ,

+Peter Hundt

Archbishop of St. John’s.

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.

Welcome Father James Fleming

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The St. Patrick’s Parish Family welcomes Father James Fleming to our parish. Father Fleming began his appointment as administrator of St. Patrick’s Church and St. John Bosco Church this past Tuesday, January 19, 2021. We look forward to working with Father Fleming over the coming months to continue the important work that our parish does. Please keep Father Fleming in your prayers as he begins this new position.

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 –
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 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. For more information please email