The Knights are always looking for new members. Any Catholic males over 18 are welcome to join. Very good life insurance plan available. If you’d like to join, please contact Grand Knight Mike Kemp at 413-284-7650.
First Sunday of every month from 7:30am to 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Social Center (September through June).
Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm during Lent (none on Good Friday).
South Hadley VFW Post 3104 and Sea Scout Ship 303
Third Wednesday of the month year-round from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at St. Patrick’s Social Center.
St. Patrick’s Ladies Guild
The Guild is open to any lady in the Parish. Our current membership is over 90 but more are always welcome. We meet from September-May. Regular meetings are held at 6:30pm in the Chapel on the third Wednesday of the month. They start with the recitation of the rosary followed by a program and light refreshments. Dues remains $5.00 per year. The guild raises funds throughout the year with the intention of distributing them at the end of the Guild year to the Church, local organizations and charities. A number of scholarships are also awarded each year. Over $10,000 was disbursed last year. Our fundraisers include the Christmas in November craft fair, Lenten lunches and periodic tag sales. Please call Judi Dorsett at 265-6987 if you’d like to join.
Faith in Action Ministry
Inspire parishioners of St Patrick’s to reach out with acts of kindness to those in need and to help inform the parish community about social justice and the Corporal Works of Mercy.
The Corporal Works of Mercy are:
Feed the Hungry
Give Drink to the Thirsty
Shelter the Homeless
Visit the Sick
Visit the Prisoners
Bury the Dead
Give Alms to the Poor
The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching, provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) are:
Life and Dignity of the Human Person
Call to Family, Community and Participation
Rights and Responsibilities
Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
Care for God’s Creation
During 2020, the priorities of the Faith in Action committee will be addressing the needs of children and the poor/homeless.