The Annual Appalachia Golf Classic, a fundraiser to help defray costs associated with the Appalachia Help Weeks, will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022 at the Architects Golf Club in Phillipsburg, NJ. Please consider sponsorship opportunities or join us for a day of fun a\at the classic including practice range, golf, soft drinks, beer and wine all for $150 per person!
Even though families no longer physically stay in our Parish Center, we still "host" them by providing meals and necessities. To help one of our homeless families in need, please sign up to provide groceries, a meal or gift card. Details are on the electronic sign-up form. Thank you!
Our annual Easter Food Collection to benefit those served by our Diocesan food pantries will occur this weekend, April 9 & 10. Please put small frozen chickens, turkeys, and turkey breasts as well as canned ham donations in the freezers in the priests' garage. All other non-perishables can be placed on the tables in the priests' garage. Thank you for your generosity and helping our brothers and sisters in need!
Our youngest choir will sing for Easter and the First Communion masses in April and May. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday from 5:30pm – 6:05pm starting Wednesday, March 30. Directed by Maggie Hanson. Easter is April 17 and the children will sing at the 9:30 am Mass. First Communions are Saturday, April 30 and Saturday, May 14. Masses are at 10am and noon on both First Communion dates.
We are doing a special Lenten email project this year to foster fellowship and community. Each weekday during the liturgical season of Lent, a special email will go to each subscriber with a short reflection, or a short video submitted by fellow parishioners, parish staff, school staff and families. We hope you will feel inspired and connected through this daily contact for Lent! To opt in, please sign up by clicking on the title of this news blurb or contact the parish office at 973-635-0625.
The Parish will be purchasing new hymnals to be used at all Masses! Parishioners and friends will have the opportunity to donate money and 'dedicate' a hymnal to a loved one or family, if they choose. Details and registration form can be found by clicking on the title of this news blurb!
St.Patrick Parish will begin the Jesus study on Tuesday, March 1 at 8:45am and Thursday, March 3 at 7pm at the Parish Office, at Oliver 41. Participants will meet every week to view an engaging video presentation, followed by a lively group discussion and fellowship. For more information or to register, contact Fr. Arur firstname.lastname@example.org or through our website https://st-pats.org/study-programs. We recommend that you register by February 28th, but you can join us anytime. See you there!
Children in Preschool through grade 1 are invited to participate in Children's Church (Preschool Age) and Liturgy of the Word with Children (Kindergarten and Grade 1) at the 9:30 am Sunday Mass. They will be held when Faith Formation meets. No advance sign-up is necessary. The priest will call the children up to the front of the church prior to the first reading and they will proceed with leaders and volunteers to the classrooms under the church. They will hear the same weekend readings at a level that is easy for them to understand. They return to the church and their families during the offertory.
With the donation from a very generous family, we are able to offer our parishioners access to FORMED, a subscription service which provides Catholic content from more than 60 organizations that allow us to explore our faith in many ways from movies and eBooks to podcasts and radio talks. Content is available for all age groups from children through adults and on various Catholic topics including sacraments, prayer, saints, documentaries and much, much more!
Join us as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week beginning this Sunday, January 30, 2022 through Saturday, February 5, 2022! You are welcome to many events including tours throughout the week, a screening of the documentary Upstanders, followed by a presentation and Q & A with Morris County Sheriff John Gannon and much more! Visit our school's website at st-pats-school.org for more information.
There will be an information meeting for all those interested in learning more or participating in the 2022 Appalachia Help Weeks program this summer. Teens in grade 10 and up as well as college students and adults of all ages are invited to attend and participate in the Help Weeks. The Information meeting will be held in the Church after the 5 p Mass.
Many of our parishioners have not received their donation envelopes. Unfortunately, due to mail delivery delays, the envelopes are not being delivered on a timely basis. If you have not received your donation envelopes, please write your envelope number on your check and/or on a plain envelope with your check enclosed and drop it into the collection basket. If you need your envelope/parishioner number, please contact the parish office at 973-635-0625. We have been assured that the envelopes were mailed on time but that the post office is still in the process of delivering many of them.
Stand up for life by joining us at the March for Life in Washington, DC on Friday, January 21. A free bus will be leaving from Holy Family Church in Florham Park after a 7:00 am Mass. Bring your children; this is an excellent opportunity for them to experience first-hand our right to peacefully protest governmental decisions, while defending the sanctity of life. Call/text Brian McAuliffe 973-634-7384 for info or to reserve seats.
National Catholic Schools Week is a week in which Catholic schools are celebrated across the U.S. As part of the celebration, St. Patrick School and Parish will celebrate a special Mass on January 30 at 9:30 am followed by and Open House for prospective families at 10:30 am. In addition, St. Patrick School will host private tours during the week of January 31-February 4, 2022. To register for the January 30th Open House or for a private tour, visit www.st-pats-school.org/CSW.
The annual Men's Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown begins Friday, January 14th with dinner and ends on Sunday, January 16 with Mass at noon. It is held under the direction of the Jesuit staff and offers men the silence and solitude necessary to discover God's life within. Want to learn more or reserve your spot? Contact Jeff Vohden at email@example.com or Bill Fagnant at billmaur70Wgmail.com or go to www.Loyola.org.
Thank you to our parishioners and school families that donated so generously to our annual Thanksgiving Turkey and Trimmings Food Collection! We collected over 100 turkeys and bags and bags of non-perishable items that will go to our Diocesan Food Pantries!
Please stop by the Christmas Tree in the Church Narthex and select a tag to purchase a gift for someone in need. Most of the tags request a gift card from Walmart, Target or ShopRite. Gift cards will be distributed to those in need served by the Diocese of Paterson Catholic Charities. Please return the gifts in the box under the Giving Tree or in the locked mailbox located outside of the Parish Office Building at 41 Oliver Street by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2021. Thank you for your generosity this Christmas Season!
The Chatham Emergency Squad is sponsoring a blood drive to be held right here at St. Pat's Parish Center gym on Saturday, December 4 from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm. Flor details, please click on the title of this news article.
Please drop off your frozen turkeys, turkey breasts, chickens and non-perishable sides to the priests garage Saturday, November 20 or Sunday, November 21. Your donations will be given to our Catholic Charities food pantries. Thank you for helping our brothers and sisters in need this Thanksgiving!
Now is the time to think about giving yourself a great gift by attending the annual Men's Retreat at the Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown. It begins with dinner on Friday, January 14th and ends with a noon Mass on Sunday, January 16th, 2022. Held under the direction of the Jesuit staff, the weekend offers men the silence and solitude necessary to discover God's life within. Want to learn more or reserve your spot? Contact Jeff Vohden (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bill Fagnant (email@example.com) or go to www.Loyola.org.