Ministries

Altar Server

Boys, girls and interested adults who have received the sacrament of the Eucharist assist the priest presiding at Masses on Saturdays, Sundays, and other days as needed.  Training sessions are scheduled quarterly. For more information contact Rob Dupre at (860) 693-3476. 

Art & Environment

Parishioners who decorate the interior of the church for the different liturgical seasons and Masses.  The team meets seasonally, September through June. For more information please call the Parish Office at (860) 693-8727.

Baptism Preparation

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.  The class is offered on the first Sunday of the month at 11:30 a.m. in the Rectory.  Baptisms occur on the second and third Sundays of the month at twelve o'clock or during the second Sunday Mass.  For more information please call the Parish Office at (860) 693-8727.

Bereavement

Help in assisting those who have suffered the loss of a loved one.  Contact Dory Dzinski (860) 693-2840 for assistance or for information in how you can help. 

Cemetery Committee

Works with the business & cemetery manager in making decisions about the proper operation of our three cemeteries.  For more information please call the Parish Office at (860) 693-8727.

Choirs — Children's and Adult

Join together in song, under the talented direction of our music director.  Rehearsals on Thursday in the Choir Loft.  Sing at Second Sunday Mass, as your schedule allows.  Children's choir is conducted seasonally in preparation for Christmas and Easter.  If interested please contact the music director, Chris Casey at KeysCasey@aol.com.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.  Contact the Parish Office (860) 693-8727 x 301 for the next training session offered by the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Facilities Committee

Work with the business manager managing the real property and infrastructure of our parish corporation.  For more information contact Dick Dimeo at (860) 673-3230.

Finance Council

Meets quarterly to advise the Pastor on financial matters of the parish. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets.  For more information please contact Finance Council President, Lori Kluessendorf at (860) 693-6114.

Haiti Ministry

The Haiti Ministry was formed over a decade ago when St. Patrick's Parish sistered with St. Thérèse Parish in Lilavois, Haiti.  The Haiti Team and members of the parish have travelled to Haiti several times to see firsthand the needs of both the parish and the school.  This ministry has raised money through grants and drives to fund such needs as teacher salaries, a school feeding program, toilet facilities, church and school renovations, computer facilities and a solar energy project.  To visit the Haiti Ministry page click here.

Human Needs Committee

The Human Needs Committee works discreetly with families in our community who are in need of assistance.  This committee connects with town social workers, food banks and private referrals to offer real help to those in need.  For more information contact Terry St. Gelais at (860) 693-2883.

Lector

Readers  proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.  Contact the Parish Office (860) 693-8727 for the next training session offered by the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Men’s Fraternity

All men are welcome! The men of the parish meet monthly to socialize and to participate in projects that help bolster parish life at St. Patrick's.   For more information please contact Rich Stoops at (860) 693-1913.

Offertory Counters

A group that counts the funds collected at Mass each week.  Each group volunteers about once a month.  To volunteer call Betty Fournier at (860) 693-2287. 

Parish Council

The Parish Council is involved in most activities and programs affecting the liturgical, spiritual, and social lives of St. Patrick parish.  For more information please contact Parish Council President, Bob Glynn, at (860) 693-0286. For more information click here.

R.C.I.A.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the preparation of adult candidates to receive the Catholic sacraments.  For more information, contact the Parish Office (860) 693-8727.

Retreats

Retreat is a gift to yourself — a way to step aside from everyday concerns to relax and care for your soul.  The weekend provides time for rest, reflection, prayer, and discussion.  Retreats are offered at Our Lady of Calvary Retreat Center in Farmington and Holy Family Passionist Retreat Center in West Hartford.  For more information and contacts, click here.

Social/Hospitality Committee

Volunteers who coordinate social activities and gatherings of parishioners during the year.  For more information contact Joe Gurtowsky (860) 482-9810.

Soup Kitchen

Parishioners help provide hot meals on a monthly basis at the Soup Kitchen in Bristol, CT. For more information contact Barbara Scheideler (860) 693-2473.

Ushers & Greeters

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.  Ushers also take up the collection and assist in seating Mass attendees.  For more information contact Mike Sinacori (860) 693-9204.

Women of St. Patrick's

All women are welcome!  Gatherings are on the second Tuesday of the month.  For more information please contact Annamae Rotondo at (860) 693-8220.  To learn more about Women of St. Patrick's click here.

 

 
  • Altar Server

  • Art & Environment

  • Baptism Preparation

  • Bereavement

  • Cemetery Committee

  • Choirs — Adult & Children

  • Eucharistic Minister

  • Facilities Committee

  • Finance Council

  • Haiti Ministry

  • Human Needs Committee

  • Lector

  • Men's Fraternity

  • Offertory Counters

  • Parish Council

  • R.C.I.A.

  • Retreats

  • Social/Hospitality

  • Ushers & Greeters

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