Saint Raymond of Penafort

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Welcome to St. Raymond of Penafort Catholic Church

No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church; no matter what your current family and marital situation; no matter what your personal history, age, race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, physical or mental condition; no matter what your own self-image; you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected here at Saint Raymond of Penafort.


We are a Catholic community, a community where: 

  • The Gospel of Jesus Christ is lived and is fostered in the tradition of inspirational liturgy.

  • We respond actively and generously to the commandments of the Gospel within and beyond our parish family.

  • Parishioners are encouraged to be actively involved in many ministries so as to serve the many diverse cultures and people in our community


St. Raymond of Penafort

Christmas Schedule 2019


Monday, Christmas Eve

4:00 PM – Mass – St. Patrick (Children's Mass)

10:00 PM – Mass – St. Adalbert

Tuesday, Christmas Day

8:00 AM – Mass – St. Adalbert

10:00 AM – Mass – St. Patrick



New Year’s Eve – No Mass

Tuesday, New Year’s Day

9:00 AM – St. Adalbert



Our Enfield HomeFront team of Saint Raymond of Penafort Parish (serving the churches of St. Patrick and St. Adalbert) is now accepting applications from local homeowners to receive free home repair. Candidates must meet the income and ownership requirements outlined in the application.  If you, or someone you know of here in Enfield is in need, please download and fill out the application at the HomeFront Organization website:




Parish Christmas Party




St. Patrick Church Weaver Hall

The Parish Family Society invites young and old to join us for our Annual Christmas Party featuring a pot luck supper, Santa Claus and a small gift for the youngsters along with special activities for the children. Christmas carol sing-a-long. There is no charge.

You are asked to bring your favorite dish following this plan:

A-H     salad (potato, macaroni, or green or a hot vegetable

I-P       hot main dish (chicken, meats, fish, casseroles, pasta)

Q-Z     dessert

The parish will provide cold drinks, rolls and butter. We look forward to seeing you at our parish family holiday celebration.




St. Adalbert's Giving Tree


With this first Sunday in Advent, our Giving Tree stands in the vestibule of St. Adalbert’s Church and is once again awaiting adornment. We, as a Parish community, made a commitment to the Benedictine Nuns in Poland approximately twenty years ago to help support their efforts to care for abandoned and profoundly handicapped children and adults. Your monetary contribution to their effort is greatly appreciated and received with gratitude. Place an ornament on the tree, through the Epiphany, and it will come to life. May God Bless You.


St. Patrick's Giving Tree


Once again we will have the Giving Tree during the Advent season. Each family is invited to take one of the paper ornaments, obtain what is suggested on it, wrap it and place it under the tree. Monetary donations may be placed in the basket in front of the tree or put it in the offertory basket. This year’s recipients of your donations will be the Enfield Warming Center, St. Gerard Center, Enfield Loaves & Fishes, Hope for Haiti, Little Sisters of the Poor, HomeFront, Felician Adult Day Care and the Enfield Food Shelf (donations of money/food).


St. Nicholas Tree


The St. Nicholas Tree, located in the front of the church, is decorated with “gift tags” for local merchants. You are asked to purchase a gift certificate, with the suggested dollar amount and return it to the Rectory Office either in the offertory basket or directly to the office. The gift certificates will be given directly to the local families that the parish has adopted. Please return the gift certificates no later then December 18th. Thank you helping us help our local families in need.


Synod Report

Synod report

A synod is an assembly of selected priests and parish delegates called by the Bishop to assist him in deliberating on the pastoral needs of the diocese under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

On the weekend of Oct. 25-27 more than 300 delegates from all the parishes in the archdiocese met to discuss the pastoral needs of the Archdiocese and our aim to “Grow and Go”. Four excellent speakers, young and on fire with the faith and love for the church, spoke on topics like evangelization, discipleship, and the place of faith in modern society.

There were 4 themes discussed: Encountering Christ – Ongoing Conversion

 Becoming Missionary Disciples

 Sent on Mission  

 Collaborating in the Local Church   

 Each of these themes had from 3-7 propositions we were asked to affirm or amend, based on issues facing the Church in Conn. and brought up in the listening sessions held last year. It is important to note that we were not discussing any changes in what we believe, or the teachings of the church. It was more about pastoral issues, ideas on how to meet the needs of a new generation of believers. We then made practical suggestions to help correct some of the issues. The 15 or so small discussion groups then reported back to the whole group, and all the recommendations we recorded. The committee will now sift thru all the info and put together the official document. On Pentecost Sunday next May the Synod will come to a close and the official document will be presented.

But the underlying thread that ran through- out the weekend was the call to the new evangelization. The world and the church are very different than they were 60 or 40 or even 20 years ago. We can’t meet our present needs with our past solutions. In order for the church to grow, we all need to accept our Baptismal mandate and spread the Good News of the Gospel. It is no longer just up to the priests! We need to live our faith in authentic ways that will attract others to Christ and His Church. This often begins with our own personal “conversion”, developing a personal relationship with Jesus, and growing in our own faith. Then when we “Go” out in the world we attract others to the Church by the way we live our lives and by sharing our faith and witnessing to Christ’s presence in our own lives.

40 Days for Life

SPIRITUAL ADOPTION: “Thank you for praying for me as I grow. At Month 1, I have a heart pumping my blood and a backbone. I am very, very tiny. At Month 2, I am 2 inches long. You can see my eyes, nose and mouth. I will use them to experience God’s world after I am born. I appreciate your prayers.”

Please remember to pray daily for your Spiritual Adopted Baby and the baby’s mother and father: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion



Mass Times

Saturday Vigil 4:00 PM at St. Patrick
Sunday 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
Sunday 9:30 AM at St. Adalbert
Sunday 11:00 AM at St. Patrick

Monday - 8:00 AM at St. Patrick
Tuesday - 8:00 AM at St. Patrick
Wednesday - 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
Thursday - 8:00 AM at St. Adalbert
No Friday or Saturday Mass

Spanish Mass (St. Patrick)
Monday 6:00 PM

Saturday 3:00-3:45 PM at St. Patrick

Baptisms and Marriages
Please call the rectory at 860-745-2411 to arrange

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament ~ Every Tuesday 8:30 - 9:30 AM at St. Patrick

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM




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