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Welcome to St. Patrick Church

Pastor Welcome:

As Pastor of St. Patrick Church, I am delighted to welcome you to the St. Patrick Church Web Site. God’s amazing gift of technology has made it possible for us to communicate instantly through this wonderful instrument. I hope that you are as excited as I am about the enormous potential this provides as it assists us in fulfilling our Parish Mission Statement: Called together by God to experience Jesus in His Word, in the Sacraments of the Church and in each other, we are committed to embrace all God’s people as witnesses of God's mercy.

St. Patrick Church is a Roman Catholic community in East Hampton, CT. within the Diocese of Norwich. Our parish family of 1400 households is friendly, generous, caring and alive in the Spirit of God. Our parishioners love God dearly and their parish family compassionately. There are many opportunities to develop and enrich your faith and your relationship with God in the midst of the Church through the celebration of the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist and through the many ministries offered at St. Patrick Church. You are most welcome to visit us.



St. Patrick Church Main Entrance

If you are a non-practicing Catholic for whatever reason and have not been nourished by Jesus in the Holy Eucharist in some time, I personally take this opportunity to invite you “home”. We will do all that we can to help you rediscover, appreciate and renew your Catholic identity. If you are a non-Catholic and happen to be reading this letter, please be aware that you are most welcome to participate in some of the many programs which our parish offers. Should you have any questions or concerns about our Catholic Church please do not hesitate to contact us. We treasure your interest and involvement as a member of our parish family whether as an active member or one who is discerning their relationship with God in the midst of the Church. We are always open to new ideas, which will help us serve each other more effectively.

To all of you and to your families near and far, we wish God’s peace and love.

Mission Statement:
Called together by God to experience Jesus in His Word, in the sacraments of the Church and in each other, we are committed to love God and to embrace all God’s people as witnesses of God's mercy.
Parish History :
St. Patrick Church first began as a Mission of East Hampton in 1857 by Father Creighton from Colchester, CT. who first said Mass in several residences in East Hampton and Middle Haddam. The first Church building was erected in 1869 approximately one half mile west of the current Church location. The Mission of East Hampton was administered by Father Duffy, the first Pastor of Portland, CT. In the Autumn of 1895, Father Sweeney bought the current Church lot for $500.00 and the Church was dedicated on February 14, 1897. St. Patrick Church received Father John T. Walsh as its first resident Pastor on September 15, 1900 and built the current rectory one year later. The parish continued to grow under the Pastoral leadership of Father Thomas Crumbly, Father Patrick Fox, Father Edward Morrison, Father Francis Hinchey, Father James Tyler, Father Charles Corcoran and Father Nathan Conklin.



Cross from Original St. Patrick Church

In 1953 Father Thomas Stack was appointed Pastor. Under his guidance the Puis X Center was constructed in 1956 where it was renamed the St. Patrick Parish Center in 1985. Father Roger Comtois succeeded Msgr. Stack as Pastor and was followed by Father Anthony Mitchell, Father Marcellius Liotta, Father Stanley Szczapa and Father Thomas Twomey. Under the guidance of Father Twomey a major renovation and expansion of the Church was accomplished and on November 3, 1997, Bishop Daniel Hart celebrated the Rededication Mass of St. Patrick Church. Father Charles LeBlanc, was appointed on July 1, 1998, and Father Walter Nagle was appointed in October 2009.

Chronicling the history of St. Patrick Church, Father J. Ralph Kelley, in his book, Catholics in Eastern Connecticut, The Diocese of Norwich, refers to the growing number of parishioners in East Hampton (served by St. Mary Church in Portland, CT. in 1872) as “the already flourishing mission.” From those days to the present, the People of God in this choice vineyard of the Lord have demonstrated an enduring faith, a zealous dedication, and an ardent love for the Church. Through the intercession of Saint Patrick, one of the patron saints of the Diocese of Norwich, may the Lord continue to guide and protect St. Patrick Church as we continue to respond to the call to live in holiness of life and become disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
Mass Hours :
Saturday Vigil:
5:00 P.M.
Sunday:
8:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M.

 

Weekdays:
Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri.: 8:00 A.M.
Holy Day Masses:
 

CHRISTMAS EVE: 4:00pm, 6:00pm and Midnight CHRISTMAS DAY: 10:00am

Holy Week: Holy Thursday 7:00pm, Good Friday 3:00pm service, 7:00pm Tenebrae, Holy Saturday 8:00pm, Easter Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 am

Reconciliation
Saturdays - 4 - 4:30 p.m. or anytime by Appointment or request HOLY WEEK: April 14 & 15 from 7:00pm until all are heard...Good Friday after the 3:00pm service until all are heard

Eucharistic

Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration has been changed to every Friday immediately following the 8:00am Mass. The FIRST Friday of the month the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at 8:00 pm with Benediction. Every other Friday the Blessed Sacrament will be reposed at 5:00 p.m.

 

Directions:

St. Patrick Church is located on 47 West High St. (Route 66)

From Route 2

  • Take exit 13 toward MARLBOROUGH/ WILLIMANTIC
  • Take a right at the end of the ramp
  • Drive straight through Marlborough and East Hampton town center.
  • St. Patrick Church is located on the left at the top of hill just past town center.

From Route 9

  • Take Exit 11 toward Route 66 (East Hampton)
  • Follow Route 17 over Middletown Bridge (Arrigoni Bridge)
  • Take right onto Route 66 just past bridge
  • Follow Route 66 through Portland and into East Hampton
  • St. Patrick Church is located on right at top of hill

For more specific directions, please consult MapQuest.


Contact Information List:
For a complete list of contact information for the church, ministries and organizations, click here.
Contact Information:
Mailing Address: 47 West High St.
East Hampton, CT 06424
 

Phone Number:
(Main Office)

(860) 267 - 6644  
Fax Number: (860) 267 - 7807  
Email: stpatrick47@sbcglobal.net  




 

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