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

Virtus Training

Virtus training is REQUIRED by the Archdiocese of Hartford for everyone who participates in any ministry in the church. All lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, choir members, even ushers are asked to attend a one time Virtus training.

On Tuesday, February 4th we will hold a training at 6:00 PM in the St. Patrick ‘s Weaver Hall . Please contact Carolyn at 860-741.0572 for more questions or information.


Heritage Mass

St. Raymond of Peñafort Parish

Celebrates Polish Heritage

Mass at St. Adalbert Church

TODAY, Sunday, January 19, 2020


Come join us for Polish cuisine and refreshments in the church hall following the Mass! Join us!

Remember our collection for the Haitian Health Foundation of Norwich. Donation boxes will be located at the entrances of both St. Adalbert and St. Patrick churches from January 20 through February 7 2019 to accept your gifts. A complete list of all needed items is available by the donation boxes at each church. Monetary donations are also welcome. Pre-addressed envelopes are available in the church vestibule for your convenience. Please make your check payable to “Haitian Health Foundation” and forward to their office at 97 Sherman Street, Norwich, CT 06360. Thank you for your generosity.


Spiritual Adoption


As of Month 3 - Your baby is quite active in the womb, although her mother won’t feel her for another couple months. If her mother’s womb had a window, you could watch your spiritually adopted baby squint, swallow and move her tongue. She can make a tight fist if you touch her palm. She is breathing amniotic fluid which continues until birth, although she obtains the oxygen her body needs through the umbilical cord. The baby you are praying for weighs one ounce.

As of Month 4 - Your little baby now weighs six ounces. He has fingernails and eyelashes. He has his own unique fingerprints, which will remain the same until he dies. His taste buds are working. His sense of hearing is developing and present at 14 weeks. There are no major developments anymore. Your spiritually adopted baby is already well formed, internally and externally. All he needs now is time to gain weight and grow strong. What a miracle he is!

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.

January 22 is the 47th anniversary of Roe v Wade resulting in the death of millions. May our prayers work to end abortion and save the lives of babies and their mothers.


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.

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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Sharing the Word for January 18, 2020

Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time January 18, 2020 Daily Reading from the USCCB: Mark 2:13-17   The tension between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders grew greater when Jesus started to enroll inappropriate people among His followers. One such was Levi–also known as Matthew. He was a tax collector, whose profession made […]

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