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Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 & 5:00pm;
Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm Vigil

Weekdays: 8:00am; Adoration: First Friday 8:30am-9pm

Reconciliation: 4-4:30pm, Saturdays or by Appointment
Parish Office: 41 Oliver Street, Chatham NJ 07928

Church: 85 Washington Avenue, Chatham NJ 07928

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8AM - 4:30 PM

Rev. Robert J. Mitchell, Pastor - Fr. Bob's Biosketch

Rev. Christopher Barkhausen, Parochial Vicar - Fr. Christopher's Biosketch

Upcoming Events

News and Updates

  • Are You Interested in Becoming an Altar Server?
  • 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal-Serving Christ Among Us
    Many members of our parish have received, or will soon receive, a letter from our bishop requesting our support for the 2015 Bishop’s Annual appeal. This year, the theme of the Appeal is Serving Christ Among Us.
    By coming together as a faith community, our collective gifts to the Appeal serve tens of thousands of people through our Catholic Charities agencies, as well as assists our inner-city area schools, our retired diocesan priests at Nazareth Village and seminarian education. Please join with your fellow parishioners and make a big impact for people in need by making a generous pledge to the 2015 Bishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have received the Bishop’s letter, please prayerfully respond today. God bless you!

  • Women of Mary Schedule
  • If you can't be at the World Meeting of Families, you can buy a souvenir
    The official WMOF retail website features more than 200 products to commemorate the Eighth World Meeting of Families and the visit of Pope Francis. Proceeds will benefit the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015 and the visit of Pope Francis. 


  • Saint Patrick Parish welcomes new school principal
    As many of you are aware, our school principal, Mrs. Mary Donohue announced her resignation as principal of St. Patrick School on July 2nd to take on a position as principal in the Harding Township School District. Her leave came as a surprise to all, but indicates the fine job she did at St. Patrick through the implementation of new activities that rendered an optimistic future to St. Patrick School. Since her resignation, effective July 15, I have worked for a replacement, and am happy to announce that I have appointed Ms. Christina Pellegrino as interim principal of St. Patrick School for the 2015-16 school year. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Pellegrino was employed at Montclair State University as assistant director in the gifted and talented program for students K - 12.
    I have tremendous confidence in Ms. Pellegrino and know that she will pilot our school in a progressive and enthusiastic manner through her people skills, communication techniques, proficiency to organize, and lifelong Catholic faith. She also plans to carry out many of the new undertakings brought about by our former principal, Mrs. Donohue.  Ms. Pellegrino’s professional and coursework experiences include: curriculum planning, differentiated instruction, academic coaching, program management, and instruction supervision. Currently she is preparing a dissertation for a doctoral degree in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy at Seton Hall University where she gained proficiency in program analysis and school leadership.

    Some of Ms. Pellegrino’s professional responsibilities include managing an early college and K-12 gifted program at Montclair State University. As assistant director, she planned curriculum, evaluated teachers, supervised staff and directed program planning. Other past experiences include the management of a dual enrollment program with over 3,000 student participants with extensive collaboration with school stakeholders.  In addition, she has had the pleasure of serving as an elementary and middle school teacher for eight years. Ms. Pellegrino is a graduate of Rutgers University earning a B.A. in Psychology and Italian. She went on to receive an M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Fairleigh Dickenson University. She has also met all requirements for certification as a school principal.

    Over the years St. Patrick School has been blessed with a talented team of teachers, a supportive staff and parish, and the loving support of our families that has brought a positive attitude to this academic institution. I along with Ms. Pellegrino will work hard to maintain this in the transition process.  A former superintendent and principal of schools in both the public and parochial setting described Ms. Pellegrino as, “an authoritative yet approachable source of professional acumen. Colleagues, teachers and administrators as well as students, parents, and all members of any learning community are inspired by what she knows and is able to do. This makes her a natural leader in the field of education, as one well-suited for an administrative and supervisory role…Her communication and organizational skills are second to none, as are her “people” skills. Her integrity is impeccable, as is her character and honesty. For all of the fifteen years during which I have worked with Ms. Pellegrino, she has never failed to embrace each and every professional challenge with vigor, enthusiasm and dedication. The standards she sets for her own success are such that all would do well to aspire to them; she is a natural leader by example.”

    Ms. Pellegrino is a parishioner at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Springfield, NJ as well as an attendee at liturgies at Seton Hall University; she maintains loyalty to Catholic education, and an appreciation of our community spirit. In welcoming Ms. Pellegrino to St. Patrick School, I ask for your prayers and support; a mighty task awaits her. Ms. Pellegrino takes over her responsibilities at St. Patrick School this Monday, August 17. Last week Ms. Pellegrino was introduced to our faculty, as well as members of particular councils, associations, and the pastoral staff. It was obvious to all that she is an enthusiastic and gifted individual who will embrace each professional challenge that awaits her as principal of St. Patrick School.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Fr. Bob
  • Pope Francis asks for a Prayer for Those Suffering Religious Persecution
    A Message from Bishop Serratelli,

    On June 30, 2015, the feast of the Christians martyred under Nero in 64 A.D., our Holy Father, Pope Francis, remarked that there are more persecuted Christians in the world today than there were in the first centuries. Each month 180 Christians are being martyred.  These sad statistics bear witness to the fact that Christians are among the most persecuted religious groups worldwide.

    The Pope has urged us to pray for an increased awareness of the "drama of persecuted Christians in our day," for religious freedom as an "inalienable human right" and for the "end to this unacceptable crime." In response to our Holy Father's urgent request and united with him in concern for all those suffering religious persecution,  I am designating this August as a diocesan-wide Month of Prayer for Those Suffering Religious Persecution.

    Prayer for Those Suffering Religious Persecution

    Good and gracious Father, whose own Beloved Son suffered violence and death for the salvation of the world, listen graciously to our cry for all who are being persecuted for their faith.
    In your great mercy, comfort them with the Holy Spirit.
    Give them strength in the face of hostility and courage in the face of trial.
    Open the eyes of those who raise their hands in violence to see others as their brothers and sisters, children of the one Father of all.
    By your grace, turn their hearts from hatred to love.
    Through the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Queen of Peace, may justice and peace prevail so that all may have the freedom to worship you, the one true God and him whom you have sent, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen

  • St. Patrick Parish Now Enrolled in Amazon Smile
    What is AmazonSmile?

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Patrick's every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. Patrick Parish.

    How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

    To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.   Type St. Patricks Chatham in the search box.  Select St. Patrick Church in Chatham from the list and that’s it!
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Visit our school page to learn about our National Blue Ribbon school with grades pre-school to 8. Saint Patrick School has also been named a STAR SCHOOL by the Paterson Diocese because of its "cutting edge" teaching, collaboration with parents, and measured student results. If you are considering Catholic school education for your child, call 973-635-4623 or e-mail to set up an appointment for a private tour.
Joshua Fernandez is a sixth grade student at Saint Patrick School in Chatham, NJ. He is 12 years old and has two younger brothers. He loves basketball and spending time with his friends. And he wants to ride a rollercoaster, a “really fast one”! Which is exactly what he plans to do following his recovery from his lung transplant.

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Week at a Glance

  • Oktoberfest 2015 Pictures
    Now up on St. Pats Facebook Page! Click Here for direct link.
  • October 13
    7:30 p.m.- Respect Life Ministry:
    North Room
  • October 15
    9 a.m.- Walking With Purpose:
    East/West Room
    10 a.m.- Marian Prayer Group:
    North Room
    7 p.m.- Walking With Purpose:
    South Room
    8:30 p.m.- Knights of Columbus:

  • October 16
    9 a.m.- Adult Scripture Sharing:
    South Room
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