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

Lenten Season


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Listed below is the schedule for Ash Wednesday Masses, Stations of the Cross and Confessions for St. Raymond of Peñafort Parish:

Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of Ashes

8AM – St. Adalbert Church

7PM - St. Patrick

Stations of the Cross – Fridays in Lent

7PM – St. Adalbert Church

(begins Friday, February 28)


Mondays 12noon-12:30PM – St. Patrick Church

(begins Monday, March 2)

Saturdays 3:00-3:45PM – St. Patrick Church


Lenten Guidelines 2020


Ash Wednesday (February 26) and Good Friday (April 10) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Roman Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Roman Catholic Church from age 14 onwards. If possible, the fast on Good Friday is continued until the Easter Vigil (on Holy Saturday night) as the "paschal fast" to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus, and to prepare ourselves to share more fully and to celebrate more readily his Resurrection. (USCCB, 2018)


Lenten Reflection


MARCH 19, 2020!

St. Raymond of Peñafort Parish is offering an Evening of Reflection for the Lenten season on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at St. Adalbert Church. Make your reservation for an evening of parish fellowship and inspiration!   If you missed our bulletin insert last week, additional copies are available at church entrances. Reservations are required for this event – thank you!



Heart to Heart


Know someone who no longer attends Mass or practices their faith? Are they in need of prayerful support? Write the first name of someone on a heart to keep them in our hearts and prayers. Hearts are placed at the foot of the cross and will remain there throughout the Lenten and Easter seasons. Our parish family will pray together: For those who we keep close to our hearts and those written on the hearts at the foot of the cross, if they have strayed from the Faith, are struggling in the Faith, or no longer attend Mass, may the light of Christ be rekindled in their hearts and lead them back home. . . We pray to the Lord.”

Prayer (Heart to Heart); Fasting (a form of penance); Almsgiving (consider making a free will offering to the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, Pascoag, RI, to further their missionary work around the world)


Spiritual Adoption


Spiritual Adoption Month 5 – I weigh over one pound now, and my mother can feel my movement. Before this time, I was too small for her to feel. Although I swam with ease in my watery world, I needed to be big and strong enough to kick hard against the outside wall and dent it. The inside wall of the uterus has little feeling. We are midway through the pregnancy now. Your prayers have helped my mother continue with her pregnancy and seek the help she needs. 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.

Catholic Church Annulment

Many Catholics have asked the following questions about the Church’s position on divorce, annulments, and marriage:

  • “Can a divorced person receive Holy Communion?”
  • “Can a divorced person marry in the Catholic Church?”
  • “Why might a non-Catholic consider or need an annulment?”
  • “Does a divorced person need an annulment when the marriage was performed only by a Justice of the Peace?”

Often these questions and others have been met with misleading, misguided, and sometimes wrong responses. Perhaps you, a family member, or a friend needs sound, clear information.

If so, please contact the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Hartford at 860-541-6491 or email at [email protected] You can also visit our website at


Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 5

4:00 PM Sat. Vigil at St. Patrick

8:00 AM - Mass at St. Adalbert

9:30 AM - Mass at Adalbert

11:00 AM - Mass at St. Patrick

Monday, April 6 - 8 AM - Mass at St. Patrick

Confessions – 12 Noon – 1:00 PM – St. Patrick

Tuesday, April 7 - 8 AM - Mass at St. Patrick

Confessions – 6:00 – 8:00 PM – St. Patrick

Wednesday, April 8 - 8 AM - Mass at St. Adalbert

Holy Thursday, April 9 – No morning Mass

7 PM - Mass of the Lord's Supper - St. Patrick

Good Friday, April 10 – 3 PM

Good Friday Services and Holy Communion - St. Patrick

7:00 PM – Stations of the Cross & Prayers at the Tomb – only at St. Adalbert

Holy Saturday, April 11

6:30 PM - Easter Vigil Mass - St. Patrick

Blessing of the Food – 9 AM & 10 AM, only at St. Adalbert

Easter Sunday, April 12

8:30 AM Mass at St. Adalbert

10:00 AM Mass at St. Patrick

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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