for Catholics it truly begins on December 25th. As spiritual preparation for Christmas, it is important for all of us to fully appreciate the joy associated with the arrival of the Christ child. The readings at mass from the Old Testament have been specially selected by the Church to remind us that the longing for the Messiah was so central to the religion of the chosen people. Jesus Christ, the Messiah, is the fulfillment of
the Old Testament prophecies. The Old Testament readings at mass lead us step
by step to the Annunciation when the angel, Gabriel announces to Mary, that she would be the mother of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. With the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the great drama of our salvation is fast coming to a close. Christmas always points to Easter as the culmination of the life of Jesus Christ. It is Easter that is the major
event for the faith of the Christian. Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, but Easter celebrates the Resurrection. His resurrection is our resurrection as well.
December 4, 5, 6 January 29, 30, 31, February 1
March 4, 5, 6, 11
April 1, 2, 3, 8
Parish Council 2015 Elections
Here is your opportunity to be on the Parish Council or to
nominate any adult parishioner. The Parish Council assist
and advise the Pastor with church matters and serve as
liaisons between the laity and the Pastor.
Dave Edwards: firstname.lastname@example.org
Eileen Fuller:email@example.com or 860-548-0557
Pat Jepsen: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-677-6870
(Magi), Angel Gabriel. Please email me if you would like your children to be involved this year on Sunday afternoon, December 13 at 4:00 p.m. This will be combined with the Lighting of the Parish Christmas Tree! A wonderful family activity.
whole or handicapped, rich or poor.
Father Robert Rousseau - Pro-Life Director
Welcome to our church - we invite you to look around and get a feel for our church. Feel free to share any comments or questions that might be on your mind through our online guest book. If you're not currently a member of our church - we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly Masses. And of course, feel free to reach out and speak to our Pastor Father Thomas Barry or anyone in our very active ministries.
We hope you and your family will have a warm and welcoming experience with us as we celebrate as a parish community at our Masses, events, and ministries.
May God bless you,
Staff at Saint Patrick Parish in Farmington, CT
Parish Office: (860) 677-2639
Fax Number : (860) 677-2672