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Office Hours & Contacts

Rectory Office Hours:

Mon.—Thurs. 9 AM – 8 PM, Friday 9 AM – 7 PM
Sat. 9 AM – 5 PM, Sun. 10 AM – 1 PM
Rectory Phone – 631-265-2271, Fax – 631-863-1586
Parish Email – rectory@stpatricksmithtown.org

Parish Outreach – 631-265-2668 – Mon.-Fri. 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM
Youth Community – 631-360-0185 – Mon.- Fri. 9 AM – 3 PM
Religious Formation – 631-724-7454 -Mon.- Thurs. 9 AM – 3:30 PM

St Patrick Church Smithtown
About the Parish

St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church serves the spiritual, sacramental, liturgical and other needs of the Catholic community in and around the Smithtown area of Suffolk County on the north shore of Long Island, located midway between New York City and the eastern tip of Long Island.

The parish first took root in the Hauppauge/Smithtown area in the mid-1830’s. From the first few founding Catholic families, the parish began to grow rapidly. Mass was first held, very much like the earliest Christians, in local farmhouses.

Originally a mission church, St. Patrick’s became a full parish in 1952, and moved to our current location in 1966. The new location provided ample space for a church, rectory, school, convent, athletic fields and ample parking to accommodate the needs of the ever growing number of new suburban families moving to Smithtown. Our church and parish have a very rich history which includes its very small beginnings, harassment by the Ku Klux Klan, devastating fires, and explosive growth. To read a more complete history, please see the parish history write up available on this page.

Today, the parish supports a vibrant community and offers many services to our parishioners and neighbors. Msgr. Brian McNamara is our current pastor. He and the associate priests provide the parish with excellent pastoral care along with all the staff at the rectory, the nerve hub of the parish. Other priests living at the rectory, serve as chaplains at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Smithtown, and area nursing homes.

St. Patrick Parish consists of four main entities:

Parish Outreach

Parish Outreach, also housed in the rectory, provides for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all who are in need. If there is a need for food and household supplies, or support after the loss of a loved one, or support and encouragement to meet the challenge overcoming addictions – Outreach is there.

St. Patrick School

Education of our children is a primary goal at St. Patrick parish. The Sisters of St. Joseph took up residence in convent during the 1960s and transformed our then new school building into a center for scholastic and spiritual learning. The school building also housed our church (in the current gymnasium) for many decades until the stand-alone church could be completed in 2003. This sharing of space has formed a close bond between the school and the parishioners that continues to exist and flourish to this day. The school teaches children from nursery to 8th grade.

Religious Formation

Our Religious Formation Center, housed in a separate building, located behind the school, imparts our faith to all the children of the parish who do not attend St. Patrick School. They take their teaching ministry very seriously as they guide our young ones through the sacraments a firm understanding of our faith, and a deeper love of our Lord.

Youth Community

The school also houses a vibrant Youth Community. The Youth Office can be accessed through the doors under the large main gable of the school building. The Youth Community serves the needs of all our children. Programs exist for every age group ranging from toddlers to high schoolers. Programs range from music to sports to spiritual and educational offerings. More than 3,000 children are served by this ministry which strives to have them grow in their knowledge and experience the love of Christ.

St. Patrick Parish also consists of a variety of parish organizations and ministries which seek to praise and serve our Lord Jesus Christ and to enrich our parish and community in a multitude of ways.

To learn more, please explore our website or contact us at rectory@stpatricksmithtown.org or by phone at 631-265-2271.

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Parish Registration

Are you interested in becoming a member of the parish? We would love to have you join us! Registering in the parish is a simple process. Just fill out our registration form below.

As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

1 Peter 4:10

The many good works of our parish are possible only because so many people give of their time and talent in the service of others as catechists, Eucharistic ministers, lectors, coaches, hospitality team members, Pre-Cana instructors, choir members, ushers, Parish Outreach volunteers…the list goes on and on. We encourage all our parishioners to use their God-given gifts in the service of others here in our parish. If you would like to volunteer your time in our parish or if you have any questions, please call the rectory at 631-265-2271 or email rectory@stpatricksmithtown.org.

On behalf of all our priests, staff and the parishioners of St. Patrick, welcome to the parish!

Giving
Automated Giving

St. Patrick’s offers parishioners a convenient way to contribute to our parish without cash, checks or envelopes. Through our automated giving program – Faith Direct – you can make your donations to St. Patrick’s electronically via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card. It is secure and reliable, and it benefits both you and our parish.

Your use of Faith Direct will help our parish save time, money, and resources.

How Faith Direct Benefits You

For you and your family, Faith Direct offers many benefits including:

  • Flexibility. You can choose the amount and timing of your contributions and indicate your preferred source for them. There is no cost to you to enroll. Donations may be adjusted or stopped at any time.
  • Convenience. Your contributions will be made automatically for you. You can easily manage your donations online or by telephone. Smart phone users can take advantage of the Faith Direct app.
  • Reliability. Electronic giving allows you to send your regular contributions – even when vacation or business takes you out of town, or an illness prevents you from attending Mass.

How Faith Direct Benefits our Parish

Choosing to give electronically helps St. Patrick’s in many ways:

  • It saves our parish considerable time and expense.
  • It gives us a better idea of the funds we will have coming in so we can make our ministries and programs as far-reaching and effective as possible.
  • It reduces the built-in waste of using traditional envelopes. Our parish mails out thousands of envelopes each month, most of which go unused and are thrown away – and every envelope, whether it’s used or not, means the destruction of trees and our natural resources. Through automated giving you will not only be helping to strengthen our Church – you’ll be helping to preserve the natural resources God has blessed us with!

What Will I Do When They Pass the Offertory Basket?

The offertory collection is an important part of our liturgy. For that reason Faith Direct offers personalized offertory cards to place in the collection basket as a visible sign of your support.

How Do I Sign Up?

Enrolling with Faith Direct is simple.  There are three easy ways to do so:

  1. Online:
    • Visit the Faith Direct website at www.faithdirect.net.
    • Click “Individuals”
    • Enter our church code “NY51” when prompted.
    • Follow the prompts to setup your account and designate your preferences.
  2. By Phone
: Call Faith Direct at 1-866-507-8757. Provide them with your information and preferences and they will set everything up for you.
  3. By Mail: Stop by the rectory for a Faith Direct enrollment form. Fill out the form and return it to Faith Direct by mail. They will set your account up according to the preferences you indicate on the form.