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Faith Ministries

Adoration Ministry

Adoration is the exercise of our Catholic faith that Jesus is truly present, Body and Blood, soul and divinity, in the Blessed Sacrament, the bread consecrated during the Mass. It is also an exercise of love to be present to the Eucharistic Lord. Our Adoration Ministry is responsible for encouraging and supporting the parish in their devotion to Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament. St. Patrick Parish has offered Perpetual Adoration since November 1, 1995. The Ministry oversees the coverage 24 hours a day by adorers. At least two adorers who commit themselves to the same hour and day of the week are present during adoration.

All parishioners are encouraged to accept the joy of adoration, to come as often as possible, and strive to come at least one hour a week. Our Adoration Chapel is located in the same building as the rectory - with the entrance off Hayes Street (see map). Please click here for more information or contact Shirley Milch at 508-653-2941.

Adult Faith Formation

This Ministry works with the Pastor to organize various opportunities for the adults of our Parish to grow stronger in their faith. Volunteers are asked to plan and oversee the many different opportunities for our parishioners to learn and grow stronger in their Catholic faith.  These opportunities include evenings of prayer, special Masses, afternoons of reflection, Bible study groups, as well as guest speakers. For more information, please contact Fr. Jeff or Jennifer McKiernan, Director of Parish Ministries, at 508-653-1093.  You also can email Fr. Jeff or Jennifer at

Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Join in a special children's focused explanation of the Mass readings every other Sunday. You can volunteer as a Service Leader or a Parent Volunteer. Please contact Christine Ackerman at for more information.  Thank you!

Religious Education Program

The Parishes of the Natick Catholic Community, St. Linus Parish and St. Patrick Parish, support parents as the primary educators of their children and take seriously the obligation to assist them in the faith formation of their young children and teens.  Our overarching goal in religious education is summed up very simply: to teach as Jesus taught.  Jesus is at the heart of all religious education.  Participation at weekly Mass and prayer in the home are integral to the spiritual growth of children and teenagers.  The information and formation they receive from our program supplement what they see and do within the family.  Both dimensions of religious education – family life and parish program of instruction – will be with them forever.  The Religious Education Program offers faith learning and faith growing opportunities for families and their children from Grade 1 through Grade 10.  Our students learn through active classroom participation, activities and crafts, community service and group activities.  Please email for more information.  We look forward to having you with us to join our faith-filled learning and fun!

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process to welcome baptized or unbaptized adults into full communion with the Church. It is similar to the process used in the early Church because it is gospel-centered and community-oriented. It includes the three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. RCIA focuses on our basic belief- the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Please click here for more information or you may call Fr. Jeff or Jennifer McKiernan, Director of Parish Ministries, at 508-653-1093.  You also can email Fr. Jeff or Jennifer at



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