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


Prayer During A Health Crisis

Compassionate and Loving Father,

In the face of confusion and concern

impart to us the calm of your presence.

In You allow us to find hope and healing.

Be with those who serve the sick and give them Your caring hands.

Be with those who lead and give them Your Spirit of wisdom.

Be with those who have fallen ill and give them Your comforting heart.

Wrap your arms around our world

and hold us in your love.

Allow us at this time of trial to then

serve as instruments of that love to all we meet.

We ask this in Your Name.



The Archdiocese of Hartford has cancelled all weekend and weekday Masses, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the churches of the Archdiocese (the counties of Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven) through April 30, 2020.

Rev. Sebastian Kos will continue to offer daily and weekend Masses at the main altar of the closed church, and with no congregation, however small. Mass Intentions will be remembered at this time. If the Mass has not already be celebrated by Fr. Kos, the Intention may be rescheduled for a later date.

Schedule of Televised and Streaming Masses


The television Mass is broadcast seven days a week at 10:00 AM on WCCT-TV (WB20) and WCTX-TV (MyTV9). It can also be seen Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 AM on WCCT-TV. The Mass can also be found streaming live at these times on


The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is available from many local cable providers, including Comcast Digital, Frontier Fios, Cox Communications, and Cablevision. The daily Mass is televised at 12:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 12:00 PM, and 7:00 PM. Various prayers and devotions are offered at different hours of the day

Salt + Light TV

The daily Mass can be found streaming on in English at 6:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 3:00 PM, and 10:30 PM. It can be found streaming in French at 8:30 AM, 9:00 AM, and 5:00 PM.


The daily Mass can be found streaming on at the following times: 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 7:00 PM, and 11:30 PM.




A Message from the Archdiocese of Hartford


If parents would rather not delay the Baptism of their child, it may take place in church, but
participants should be as limited as possible in keeping with the limits established by the civil


Unless it is already scheduled and planned, all funeral Masses are suspended. Additionally, wake
services at funeral homes are not to be recommended. Priests are allowed to celebrate the “Rite of
Committal with Final Commendation” at the graveside. Participation at such services should be
limited to immediate family and close friends only, and their number must be in keeping with the
limits established by the civil authorities.


The celebration of weddings may continue if the couple does not wish to reschedule, but without
Mass, using “The Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass” in the ritual book. Participation
should be regulated in keeping with the limits established by the civil authorities.


Confessions during Lent will continue to be offered, but only with individual confessions and no penance services.  Confessions at St. Patrick only, every Monday during Lent at 12 Noon and Saturday at 3:00 PM.





St. Raymond of Penafort

Lenten Season - Confession


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

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

Tuesday, April 7, 6:00 - 8:00 PM - St. Patrick Churcj


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)


Heart to Heart


Until further notice, you may email the first name of someone who no longer attends Mass or practices their faith to [email protected] and we will place your heart at the foot of the cross. Hearts will remain there throughout the Lenten and Easter seasons.. 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.”



Spiritual Adoption

SPIRITUAL ADOPTION: MONTH SIX for our Spiritually Adopted Babies -   “I am developing quite beautifully now. My weight is approaching 2 pounds. If I was born prematurely at this time, I have a very good chance of surviving. The medical advances in caring for extremely small newborn infants are extraordinary indeed. Don’t forget to pray for me. Abortion is legal through all nine months and my mom might still feel pressure to abort me.” 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.


Blessing of the Food for Easter

Blessing of the Food for Easter

Blessing of the food for Easter will be held in the PARKING LOT at St. Adalbert Church on Holy Saturday, April 11, 2020 from 9AM-10AM only. Due to coronavirus concerns, please note the following guidelines:

Place your food in the trunk area of your vehicle (car, truck, SUV) before leaving home.

Park in the parking lot only. Do not park on the street. Do not block streets, driveways or entrances/exits.

Stay inside your car! Under no circumstances should you leave your car.

Be sure you can open your trunk from inside your car so your food is accessible to be blessed.

Weekly/make-up Parish Offering, Utility, Easter envelopes may be dropped off at this time. Please be sure they are in an envelope and clearly markedChurch Offerings”. Remember, the parish needs your financial support.

Free will offerings for blessing of the food will also be accepted. Again, please be sure they are in an envelope clearly markedEaster food”.


Thank you for your cooperation and God bless.


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


Weekly Contributions


We understand that during this very difficult time that our parishioners are unable to attend Mass. Your continued financial support is crucial for the ongoing operations our parish.

One simple and effective way of contributing is through St. Raymond’s online giving program which can be accessed on our website: click on the “online giving” at the top of the page.

Offertory envelopes may be mailed or dropped in the mail slot located on the front door of the Rectory.

Please give, the financial health of our church depends on your continued support.

Thank you and God bless.


Cemetery Clean Up


Clean up at St. Patrick’s King Street Cemetery and St. Adalbert Cemetery will begin the week of March 30. We ask that all urns, containers and decorations be removed at this time and taken with you if you wish to retain them. It is very unsightly for discarded items to be left along the road. Reminder: artificial flowers are not allowed after April 15 since it is during the growing season. Check the Cemetery Rules sign or please call the Cemetery Office with any questions: 860-745-2411. Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our cemetery a serene and Godly place of repose for our loved ones. Other area cemeteries are also in the process of Clean Up.


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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