St. Patrick Church, Collinsville, Connecticut

Archdiocese of Hartford

MESSAGE FROM FR. COLLINS

Dear Friends in Christ,

The Advent themes of preparation, longing, and hope, which our liturgical readings, songs, and prayers reflect during this period, urge us to be attentive to the graces of the present moment. Therefore, as we anticipate the ultimate fulfillment of all our hopes and longings in Christ, the Lord invites us in the here and now to cooperate with his grace in our lives. For with the eyes of our faith fixed on Christ, we have the strength and motivation we need to face the daily ups and downs of life.

In this weekend’s gospel reading from Luke 3:1-6, John the Baptist proclaimed the message of preparation. John’s invitation in the gospel is a call for us to smoothen the rough edges in our lives that prevents us from living fully for Christ. As we navigate through this busy time of the year, let us be attentive to the true preparations we need to make to receive Christ fully in our lives. So, amid all the distractions and demands of the present moment, let us always be mindful that making room for Christ in our lives and allowing the light of his presence to guide us is the goal of the season. Let us not allow any worldly mountains of distraction to rob us of the graces of the season.

To help us in our spiritual preparations to celebrate Christmas more fruitfully, we will have an Advent Day of Prayer, Adoration, and Reconciliation on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021. The day will begin with the  8:00 am mass. Towards the end of the mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed and placed on the altar throughout the day. A signup sheet is placed at the main entrance of the church for people to sign on to ensure we have someone in the church throughout the day. Everyone in our parish is challenged to make out time to spend with the Lord in the Holy Eucharist in our church, especially on that day. At 7:00 pm that day, there will be an opportunity for celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confessions. Some priests will be invited to assist in celebrating individual confessions. After individual confessions, we will conclude the day with prayers and benediction. We don’t want anyone to be left out. Let's all plan to take advantage of the special opportunity to adore the Lord in the Holy Eucharist, celebrate the Sacrament of Confession, and be filled with his divine blessings.

God’s peace and joy to all of you this season and always.

In Christ,


Welcome

We welcome you to the website of the Roman Catholic Faith Community of St. Patrick Collinsville in the Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut. We serve the communities of Canton, Avon, Burlington, New Hartford and our sister parish of St. Thérèse de L'Enfant Jesus in Lilavois, Haiti.

We are a parish family dedicated to Christ. Ours is a community that is inclusive and vibrant with treasured long tradition and history of being a place where all are welcome.

We cherish our catholic heritage and celebrate the dynamism of our faith. Through our sacramental celebrations, liturgical worships, ministries, outreach programs, and commitments to serving those in need with humility and compassion, we seek to reflect the love of God. In responding to our common calling to follow Christ as his Disciples, we foster active participation of all in our community.

We hope that this website gives you helpful information about our parish. And we will be delighted to have you visit us, worship with us or join us. If you need more information, please kindly contact us with the parish office telephone number (860) 693-8727.  The offices are open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM). If you call within non office hours, please leave a message and we will certainly get back to you as soon as possible.

God bless you,

Reverend Collins I. Anaeche

Mass Schedule

  • Saturday:  5:00 pm (Sunday Vigil Mass)
  • Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:00 am  
  • Weekday masses: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8:00 am 
  • Holy Day Mass Schedule: Please see the current bulletin for times.

Other Liturgies Schedule

  • Weekly Holy Hour and Eucharistic Adoration: Wednesday 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
  • Sacrament of Reconciliation/Confessions: Saturday 4:00pm - 4:30 pm 

Celebration of Other Sacraments

  • Baptism: Please fill the "Baptism Application" under "Forms" in the main menu or call the parish office to arrange
  • Marriage: Please call the parish office to make arrangements at least six months in advance.
  • Anointing of the Sick: Please call the parish office to arrange

 


 

 
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