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MASS SCHEDULE

Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 & 5:00pm;
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

  • Beginning June 26th- Summer Mass Schedule
    Please be advised that we will not celebrate the Sunday 5:00 pm Mass during the summer months.
    We will resume the Sunday 5:00 pm mass on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
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    We will continue to celebrate all other masses at their regularly scheduled times during the summer: 
    Saturday 5:00 pm, Sunday 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am and daily weekday and Saturday morning masses at 8:00 am.

    During the summer months, daily 8 am mass will be celebrated in the Chapel in the Parish Office Building starting Monday, June 27.  
    Please use the Washington Avenue entrance.
  • July 2nd- Morris Right to Life marches in Randolph
    The Morris County Right to Life group will be marching in the Randolph Freedom Parade on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from noon until 2 pm. Park at the County College of Morris by 11 am and take the shuttle bus to line-up. Please wear patriotic colors. For more information, visit www.morriscountyrighttolife.org.  Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 973-933-2800.
  • July 16th & 17th- Prom Dress Drive
    Dress Drive 2016

News and Updates

  • Thank you from Deacon Joe
    We started our celebration early at a dinner on May 21st with my fellow deacons, their wives and Msgr Bob Diachek who was the Vicar for Deacons throughout our formation and ordination.  Our actual anniversary was on May 25th.  We all recalled the hot and humid day in the Cathedral with no air conditioning.  That evening I returned to St. Patrick where I assisted Bishop Rodimer at my first mass when he celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for our teenagers.

    The 25 years have flown by so quickly and I deeply appreciate the support and encouragement I have received not only from the pastors and parochial vicars I have served with, but also the many wonderful parishioners who have let me be part of their lives in the good times and those other times when they needed a few extra prayers and a few words of comfort.

    I want to thank Fr. Bob and Fr Christ as they helped Pat & I have a wonderful anniversary.  I would also like to thank our parish staff, the St Patrick School teachers and students who prepared many wonderful hand made greeting cards for my anniversary.  I would also like to thank the many parishioners and groups who wished me well with books,greeting cards, mass cards, gift cards, wine  and prayers.

    Finally I would like to thank my brother Knights from the Parcells Council who provided a delicious pancake breakfast with sausage and all of the fixings to all after the 9AM mass.

    I do have to submit my resignation to the bishop in 3 years, but I hope he will put it on hold until the Lord calls me home to Himself.

    In God's peace,

    Deacon Joe
  • Parish Nursing and Acts of Mercy
    In reading an article that talked about Pope Francis declaring 2016 as the Year of Mercy, a statement caught my attention that read, “The Year of Mercy is an invitation to love, kindness and unbounded generosity. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are actions we perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.”

    Extending God’s compassion and mercy to those in need is exactly what we do in the Parish Nursing Ministry.  In the proclamation put forth by Pope Francis on the Year of Mercy, he called for Catholics to be “messengers of mercy”.  I truly believe the parish nurses fit this description.

    For the past ten years, I have been blessed to be part of a wonderful ministry, made up of devoted and giving nurses who daily show love, kindness and compassion to the parishioners of St. Patrick Parish. The nurses are part of the “tapestry” of the parish.  They can be seen at parish events, such as the annual picnic or a pancake breakfast taking blood pressures or just talking with parishioners.

    Visiting the sick, counseling the doubtful, feeding the hungry, comforting the afflicted and praying for the living and the dead are examples of the acts of mercy that the nurses live out every day. The nurses demonstrate acts of kindness, love and hope when they visit sick, homebound or hospitalized parishioners. Bringing encouragement and a smile to a sick individual may be exactly what they need to get through the day.  Praying with sick individuals and their families also brings comfort and promotes physical and spiritual healing.

    Acting as advocates for parishioners and their families is another way the nurses show compassion and caring.  So many times I witnessed the nurses “going the extra mile” to get needed resources in the home or arrange for transportation to medical appointments.

    In my personal experience as a parish nurse I have had many encounters of witnessing God’s mercy and love during trials and difficult times of illness affecting our parishioners.  A recent personal experience  included the  act of “comforting the afflicted”  when I recently ministered to a parishioner who was dying.  Being part of this was both humbling and a privilege to walk this journey with her.  Ultimately, it is through God’s love and strength that I was able to show compassion and caring to this parishioner  and her family in their time of need.  I can truly say being a parish nurse is a blessing and a rewarding experience.

    Lucille Plantemoli, RN
  • Congratulations to 2016 Confirmation Class
    St. Patrick’s High School Youth Celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation in two ceremonies held on May 17th and May 24th. Prior to the sacrament the youths participated in 2 years of preparation through the Youth Ministry Program. Both ceremonies were officiated by Bishop Marconi, retired Bishop of the Newark Diocese.
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  • Congratulations to the newest First Communicants
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  • Year of Mercy- Counsel the Doubtful
  • Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on the Joy of Love
    The Vatican on Friday published Pope Francis’ eagerly-awaited Apostolic Exhoratation on the family, drawing together almost three years of consultations with Catholics in countries around the world.

    The lengthy document, entitled ‘Amoris Laetitia’, or The Joy of Love, affirms the Church’s teaching that stable families are the building blocks of a healthy society and a place where children learn to love, respect and interact with others.
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  • Spiritual Adoption: Adopt an Unborn Child- Month 9

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    Month 9: "Here I am!"

     Our spiritually adopted baby was born this month - - nine months after his mother conceived him. The only change at birth is a change in the external life support system of the baby. He is no different now than before birth except that he breathes and eats differently. He is truly a miracle. He began as a 46-chromosome cell and has developed over the past nine months into this unique human baby. Never before in history, nor ever again, will anyone exist who is just like your spiritually adopted baby. Your prayers saved his life. Thank you on behalf of all of the little babies that you cared enough to pray for him and his mother!

    And thank you so very much to all who contributed to the baby shower.  Several Sources Foundation and Birth Haven received your donations which will help women in crisis pregnancies.



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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 e-mail to set up an appointment for a private tour.
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Week at a Glance

  • June 27
    6:30 p.m.- Rosary:
    South Room
    7 p.m.- Meditation Group:
    South Room
  • July 3
    Food Collection- Before & after all masses:
    Parish Center Lobby
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