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If you are a visitor to Saint Patrick Church, we want you to know how welcome you are – whether
you have come here from another part of the country, from across the world, or simply from
another parish here in the Archdiocese of Hartford. Thanks in part to the generosity of visitors
like yourself, we are able to celebrate the Church’s liturgy here in a fitting and beautiful way.

Knights of Columbus officers meeting Sept. 14, 2015.
The general meeting has been moved to TUESDAY NIGHT Sept. 22, 2015

Save the Date and Make a Foursome!
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Saint Patrick Church Annual Golf Tournament
in memory of Joseph Abate
Tunxis Plantation Country Club

Summer Notice: 
Religious education registrations and checks may still be dropped off at the Religious Education Office (the building next to the church) or mailed to: 

Saint Patrick Church, 110 Main Street P.O. Box 523 Farmington, CT 06034 Attn: Religious Education.  

Looking ahead to upcoming G.I.F.T. 

2015                                                                                                       2016

September 18, 19, 20, 25                                                              January 29, 30, 31, February 1

November 6, 7, 8                                                                             March 4, 5, 6, 11

December 4, 5, 6                                                                              April 1, 2, 3, 8

Please Click Here and take the 2015 G.I.F.T. Survey.

Dear Catechists and Parents,


Former Archbishop Henry Mansell highly recommended the GIFT Program to the pastors,

as has Msgr. Michael Motta, Pastor of St. Mary’s Church, who was Director of Religious Education for

the Archdiocese until last year. Father Barry instituted the GIFT program here at St. Patrick’s, knowing that

it would be a lot of work on his part, but a necessary step in the faith growth of the whole parish. 

Our initial assessment after one-and-a-half years is that it is very popular and going well.  However,

Father Barry now wants to incorporate some traditional classes into our GIFT Program, as he did in his previous

parish.  I am following his desire to do so and would appreciate volunteer catechists to accomplish a “blended program.” 

This will also answer the responses I have received from several parents who responded to my email a few days ago,

which outlined some fall planning ideas. If you can help with this effort, I would be most appreciative.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.


Attached is a copy of a survey I prepared for you to evaluate the GIFT program and also in planning for the fall.  Please

fill it out and offer suggestions to help in the planning for the fall.  It can be filled out electronically, mailed or dropped off at my office. 

Also attached is a copy of the calendar of dates for 2015-2016.  You will notice that I have incorporated some “class meetings”

for grades 3-8 sporadically throughout the year to bring the children together to review some of the fundamentals of our faith. 

These may not be necessary if we incorporate the “blended program” into the Monday nights at Irving A. Robbins. 


I look forward to hearing from you soon. 


Enjoy this beautiful day!


Eileen Dignazio


Eileen Dignazio

Director of Religious Education

Young Adult Catholics  -  Are you in your 20’s and 30’s?

Are you struggling to make your Catholic faith work in your stressful lives?

Join Young Adult Catholics, (YAC), a group committed to learning and growing in our faith in the 21st century.

Email chrishampton1022@gmail.com for more information.

Come “YAC” with us!

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