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Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 & 5:00pm; (no 5 pm mass June 28-Sept. 6) 
Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm Vigil

Weekdays: 8:00am; Adoration: First Friday 8:30am-9pm

Reconciliation: 4-4:30pm, Saturdays or by Appointment
Parish Office: 41 Oliver Street, Chatham NJ 07928

Church: 85 Washington Avenue, Chatham NJ 07928

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8AM - 4:30 PM

Rev. Robert J. Mitchell, Pastor - Fr. Bob's Biosketch

Rev. Christopher Barkhausen, Parochial Vicar - Fr. Christopher's Biosketch

Upcoming Events

News and Updates

  • BBQ With the Band Fundraiser a Great Success!
    On Saturday, August 29th, St. Pat’s Youth Ministry hosted a “BBQ with the Band” fundraiser on behalf of the Brian Johnson Family of Chatham.  Brian’s wife, Kristin, is battling Stage 4 lung cancer while raising 2 young children (ages 8 months and 2 years).  Brian has been in charge of the percussion session for the Chatham High Marching Band for many years and Brianna Peterson, the current Drum Majorette for the band this year, brought the idea of doing a fundraiser for his family to St. Pat’s Youth Minister, Maggie Grady.  With the help of many of the youth ministry teens, a fantastic event was planned which included a performance by the Marching Band, live music donated by a local band “Good to Go”, face painting, tattoos, games, BBQ food and lots of water balloons. 

    The fundraiser was a tremendous success and we raised far more than expected thanks to the many attendees as well as all those who made very generous donations to the fund.    If you would like to make a donation, you can still do so.  Checks should be made out to “St. Pat’s Youth Ministry” (with “Johnson Fundraiser” in the memo section), and sent to St. Pat’s Youth Ministry, 41 Oliver Street, Chatham, NJ 07928.  Thank you for your support!
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  • Saint Patrick Parish welcomes new school principal
    As many of you are aware, our school principal, Mrs. Mary Donohue announced her resignation as principal of St. Patrick School on July 2nd to take on a position as principal in the Harding Township School District. Her leave came as a surprise to all, but indicates the fine job she did at St. Patrick through the implementation of new activities that rendered an optimistic future to St. Patrick School. Since her resignation, effective July 15, I have worked for a replacement, and am happy to announce that I have appointed Ms. Christina Pellegrino as interim principal of St. Patrick School for the 2015-16 school year. Prior to accepting this position, Ms. Pellegrino was employed at Montclair State University as assistant director in the gifted and talented program for students K - 12.
     
    I have tremendous confidence in Ms. Pellegrino and know that she will pilot our school in a progressive and enthusiastic manner through her people skills, communication techniques, proficiency to organize, and lifelong Catholic faith. She also plans to carry out many of the new undertakings brought about by our former principal, Mrs. Donohue.  Ms. Pellegrino’s professional and coursework experiences include: curriculum planning, differentiated instruction, academic coaching, program management, and instruction supervision. Currently she is preparing a dissertation for a doctoral degree in Education Leadership, Management, and Policy at Seton Hall University where she gained proficiency in program analysis and school leadership.

    Some of Ms. Pellegrino’s professional responsibilities include managing an early college and K-12 gifted program at Montclair State University. As assistant director, she planned curriculum, evaluated teachers, supervised staff and directed program planning. Other past experiences include the management of a dual enrollment program with over 3,000 student participants with extensive collaboration with school stakeholders.  In addition, she has had the pleasure of serving as an elementary and middle school teacher for eight years. Ms. Pellegrino is a graduate of Rutgers University earning a B.A. in Psychology and Italian. She went on to receive an M.A. in Administration and Supervision from Fairleigh Dickenson University. She has also met all requirements for certification as a school principal.

    Over the years St. Patrick School has been blessed with a talented team of teachers, a supportive staff and parish, and the loving support of our families that has brought a positive attitude to this academic institution. I along with Ms. Pellegrino will work hard to maintain this in the transition process.  A former superintendent and principal of schools in both the public and parochial setting described Ms. Pellegrino as, “an authoritative yet approachable source of professional acumen. Colleagues, teachers and administrators as well as students, parents, and all members of any learning community are inspired by what she knows and is able to do. This makes her a natural leader in the field of education, as one well-suited for an administrative and supervisory role…Her communication and organizational skills are second to none, as are her “people” skills. Her integrity is impeccable, as is her character and honesty. For all of the fifteen years during which I have worked with Ms. Pellegrino, she has never failed to embrace each and every professional challenge with vigor, enthusiasm and dedication. The standards she sets for her own success are such that all would do well to aspire to them; she is a natural leader by example.”

    Ms. Pellegrino is a parishioner at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Springfield, NJ as well as an attendee at liturgies at Seton Hall University; she maintains loyalty to Catholic education, and an appreciation of our community spirit. In welcoming Ms. Pellegrino to St. Patrick School, I ask for your prayers and support; a mighty task awaits her. Ms. Pellegrino takes over her responsibilities at St. Patrick School this Monday, August 17. Last week Ms. Pellegrino was introduced to our faculty, as well as members of particular councils, associations, and the pastoral staff. It was obvious to all that she is an enthusiastic and gifted individual who will embrace each professional challenge that awaits her as principal of St. Patrick School.

    In Christ’s Love,
    Fr. Bob
  • Pope Francis asks for a Prayer for Those Suffering Religious Persecution
    A Message from Bishop Serratelli,

    On June 30, 2015, the feast of the Christians martyred under Nero in 64 A.D., our Holy Father, Pope Francis, remarked that there are more persecuted Christians in the world today than there were in the first centuries. Each month 180 Christians are being martyred.  These sad statistics bear witness to the fact that Christians are among the most persecuted religious groups worldwide.


    The Pope has urged us to pray for an increased awareness of the "drama of persecuted Christians in our day," for religious freedom as an "inalienable human right" and for the "end to this unacceptable crime." In response to our Holy Father's urgent request and united with him in concern for all those suffering religious persecution,  I am designating this August as a diocesan-wide Month of Prayer for Those Suffering Religious Persecution.


    Prayer for Those Suffering Religious Persecution

    Good and gracious Father, whose own Beloved Son suffered violence and death for the salvation of the world, listen graciously to our cry for all who are being persecuted for their faith.
    In your great mercy, comfort them with the Holy Spirit.
    Give them strength in the face of hostility and courage in the face of trial.
    Open the eyes of those who raise their hands in violence to see others as their brothers and sisters, children of the one Father of all.
    By your grace, turn their hearts from hatred to love.
    Through the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Queen of Peace, may justice and peace prevail so that all may have the freedom to worship you, the one true God and him whom you have sent, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.  Amen



  • Our Lady of Victories Food Drive Pictures
  • UPDATE- Papal Visit to Philadelphia September 27, 2015
    Today, the Vatican released the comprehensive itinerary for Pope Francis' journey to the United States, including his schedule for Philadelphia on September 26-27 which will close the 6-day Apostolic Journey.

    Confirmed by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015, Pope Francis will take part in eight public (8) events in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection.

    Papal Itinerary
  • St. Patrick Parish Now Enrolled in Amazon Smile
    What is AmazonSmile?

    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support St. Patrick's every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to St. Patrick Parish.

    How do I shop at AmazonSmile?

    To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.   Type St. Patricks Chatham in the search box.  Select St. Patrick Church in Chatham from the list and that’s it!
  • Bishop Serratelli responds to the Supreme Court's marriage decision
  • Save the Date - World Meeting of Families, Philadelphia, September 22-27
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    The 8th World Meeting of Familiesan international event held every three years, will take place in Philadelphia on September 22-27, 2015. It is the world’s largest Catholic gathering of families. This year's theme, Love is Our Mission - The Family Fully Alive focuses upon the beauty and joy of God’s plan for marriage and family life.  There will be a full schedule of speakers, celebrations, breakout sessions, activities and prayer for both adults and children and concludes with the Papal Mass with Pope Francis. 

    The Basic Package for Adults: $150 includes Congress Registration and Welcome Kit. The Basic Package for children (ages 6-17) is $120 which includes Youth Congress Registration and Welcome Kit. One-day only for everyone, regardless of age is $95 which includes Registration. Please register at www.WorldMeeting2015.org, and contact Eniola Honsberger at the Family Life Office at 973 437-9735 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by June 22 to register for bus transportation. For more information on The World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis' visit please www.WorldMeeting2015.org
  • St. Patrick School
    Visit our school page to learn about our National Blue Ribbon school with grades pre-school to 8. Saint Patrick School has also been named a STAR SCHOOL by the Paterson Diocese because of its "cutting edge" teaching, collaboration with parents, and measured student results. If you are considering Catholic school education for your child, call 973-635-4623 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment for a private tour.
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Joshua Fernandez is a sixth grade student at Saint Patrick School in Chatham, NJ. He is 12 years old and has two younger brothers. He loves basketball and spending time with his friends. And he wants to ride a rollercoaster, a “really fast one”! Which is exactly what he plans to do following his recovery from his lung transplant.

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