From the Pastor

Mother's Day Novena of Masses




Dear Parishioners,
Please read below regarding a young man from our parish. Ernie and his parents have been longtime parishioners here at SJP. This young man and his family need our help.  Once again, I have no doubt about the kindness and generosity of our parishioners. This time it is specifically for one of our own; for someone who has sat in our pews, listened to the word of God with us, and has received the Lord at our own altar, here in SJP church. Please help in any way you can.
Msgr. Petrillo
                                                     Team Ernie                                                   
A week after starting his freshman year at college, Ernie Patti (’20) had a terrible accident.
Ernie was at the beach with a group of new college friends when a freak wave pushed him headfirst into a sandbar, bursting his C6 vertebra and paralyzing him from the chest down.
Since the accident, Ernie has shown nothing but unwavering determination to regain his mobility. His positive attitude is critically important, as intensive interventions in the months immediately following such an injury can lead to the greatest long-term benefits.
Expenses for the victim of a catastrophic spinal injury can exceed $700,000 in the first year alone, and $120,000 in each year after.
Ernie and his parents, Susan Fiore and Ernie Sr., are currently facing the costs of temporary housing, private aides, rehabilitation and therapy not covered by insurance, and transportation, among others. In the future, they will need to consider home & vehicle modifications, ongoing aide & rehabilitation costs, and education adaptations.
You can help! Please join Ernie’s supporters locally and across the country as we gather live or virtually to walk, run, bike, or roll 5 km (3.1 miles) to raise critical funds for Ernie.
For those near the Larchmont-Mamaroneck area, you can join us at a specific spot (TBD) at 10:00 am on May 16th. We will have a group that will run the 5k, and a group that will walk.

If you can’t join in, please consider donating to help support this wonderful family in need. All donations are tax-deductible.
Please click here to donate: or mail a check to:
                                   Help Hope Live
Note in memo: In honor of Ernest N. Patti – Hope Travels 5K
Mail to: Help Hope Live
             2 Radnor Corporate Center
             Suite 100
             100 Matsonford Road
             Radnor, PA 19087


From the Pastor:
At this time, I share with you news of “mixed emotions”.  In the attached letter you will note that Fr. Frank Prima has received a new assignment from his Bishop and will be returning to Bordeaux (France), sometime in June.   I use that term “mixed emotions” because while all of us are saddened to see Father leave, we give thanks to God for the many gifts he has shared with this parish during almost seven years.  At the same time, I know that Fr. Frank has always had a big piece of his heart in Bordeaux and he is truly grateful to God for this mandate from his bishop.  Father was ordained a priest for the service of the Church in Bordeaux and we all know that he will bring his many gifts and talents to all those he will meet and serve in his new assignment.
On a personal note, I should like to mention that it has been a grace and a blessing to live with and work with Fr. Frank.  Although I shall miss him greatly, I know that we will remain united in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Msgr. Thomas Petrillo
Dear friends of Saints John and Paul Parish,

I am happy to announce that I have received my next parish assignment from my home diocese of Bordeaux in France. I have been in correspondence with his excellency Jean-Paul James about my next mission and am pleased to announce that I will be moving back to my diocese in France and am being sent as parochial vicar to the Cathedral of Bazas.

To some this announcement may come as a surprise, but my actual diocese of incardination is the Archdiocese of Bordeaux. It is hard to believe but I will be completing my seventh year here at Saints John and Paul. These many years have offered us so much to live together as brothers and sisters in Christ. Who could count all the blessings?

I am very gracious to the good people of this parish as well as to Monsignor Petrillo for making me feel so welcome here during these many years. In a spirit of thanksgiving, let us be grateful for all that we could accomplish together with the blessings of almighty God. Please be assured of my prayers for you and let us trust in the great communion that we share in the Heart of Jesus.

Father Frank Joseph Prima

Grow + Go 4.18.21

2021 Cardinal's Annual Stewardship Appeal Video

Important: Covid-19 Vaccine hotline
1-833-NYS-4VAX.  1-833-697-4829.  
The website and eligibility app might be preferable to the tech savvy 

5pm Sunday Evening Mass to be discontinued starting 1st weekend October

Dear Parishioners:

Although more parishioners are returning to the Sunday Mass, none of the Masses are really filled to our “covid capacity” (which is around 100 persons).The Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses seem to attract between 70 and 90 people at each Mass.

The Sunday evening Mass is poorly attended with less than 30 in attendance.  In this regard, the Sunday evening 5PM Mass will be dropped from our schedule during this covid period.   If the other Masses begin to fill to capacity, we will reconsider a Sunday evening Mass.  
For the time being, effective the first weekend in October, the Sunday evening Mass will be discontinued.