Organizations

Saint Patrick's Church - South Hadley, MAKnights of Columbus Council 1721

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.

Breakfast

First Sunday of every month from 7:30am to 10:30am at St. Patrick’s Social Center (September through June).

Lenten Lunch

Friday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm during Lent (none on Good Friday).

Spaghetti Supper

Third Wednesday of the month September through May 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

Mission:

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

          Solidarity

          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.