Community Service

Take and Eat

St. Patrick’s Take & Eat Weekend Meal Program is a thriving mission program for our church. We are completely volunteer staffed by 106 church members and friends. Currently we are serving 95 meals per month to our clients, including 97 on the Sunday before Christmas. As you can see from some of our comments posted below, our clients love our meals and just as much, the compassion and love that are served with them!

If you’d like to help with Take & Eat as a kitchen worker, packer, driver or baker, please contact the rectory at 413-532-2850 or email stpatrickssh@comcast.net.

Notes from Take & Eat Clients:

  • I really appreciate the meal. It was very good. Thank everyone that prepared such a good meal for me as I can’t do it for myself. Thank you again.
  • Great meal! That soup was the best. You people do a great job. Thanks to all of you, it made my day. We love y’all!
  • As always I show how much I appreciate your Sunday dinners. The warm reception on the wonderful volunteers makes me so happy it brings tears to my eye, especially the youngsters. It’s great to know that this is a good way to have them participate. All meals are great, but today it seemed extra delicious, I guess “it hit the spot”. May God bless you all.

Kate’s Kitchen

Our Kate’s Kitchen groups prepare meals every second Monday and first Thursday mornings of the month to be served at Kate’s Kitchen at noon time for people in need.

If you’d like to help, please contact the rectory at 532-2850.

Habitat for Humanity

Facts about Habitat:

  • Nonprofit, Christian housing ministry
  • Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller in Americus, Georgia. Made famous by Jimmy Carter
  • Seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the worked and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action by working with people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.
  • Over 350,000 homes built for over 1.75 million people in 3,000 communities worldwide.

Special Thanks to the following people and local businesses for their contributions:

Glen Kotfila our representative/coordinator for St. Patrick’s.

Doug at Mercier carpet for donating the flooring (materials and labor).

Rich at Marion Excavating for donating the labor for preparing the gravel and laying the driveway.

Volunteers: Arden Lowe, Deb & Dave Bergeron

And we can’t forget those who’ve contributed to the habitat fundraising calendar, bake sale, dollhouse and the ideas in generating for fundraising efforts.