Our Parish

Our Parish is St. Patricks and we are linked with the parish of Christ the King. Our Priest is Fr. Pat O’Neill. Each Friday, classes take it turn to celebrate Mass with Fr. Pat and the parish.

Mass Times:

St.Patricks: Saturday 6.30pm Sunday 10.30 am

Christ the King: Sunday 9:00 am

As a Catholic community, it is important to attend Mass every Sunday. Please make every effort to be part of the Catholic community in Thornaby.


We share many links with our local parish of St.Patrick’s. The parish is very supportive of events in school and we like to get involved in parish events too. We share some time together during:

  • Mass
  • Healing Services
  • Reconciliation Services
  • Summer and Christmas Fetes
  • Prayer Services/Rosary
  • SVP Groups
  • May Procession
  • Lenten Hunger Lunches
  • Tea and Coffee mornings in school


Fr. Pat O’Neill is from County Tipperary in Ireland. He has been a priest in our diocese for many years and joined us in Thornaby from Leyburn in North Yorkshire. He loves his sports – especially his golf. We thank Fr Pat for his service to our parish and school community and keep him in our prayers.

An Afternoon with Veronica

Veronica Allinson is an old pupil of our school and one of our longest serving parishioners at St. Patrick’s. She is currently living at The Poplars Nursing Home but constantly keeps everybody in school in her thoughts and prayers. Recently, Veronica kindly donated a silver trophy cup to be presented each week to pupils who shows acts of kindness and love to others. We have aptly named the award “The St. Veronica Cup”!  Thank you to Charlie and Gracie Robson, who are the first winners of the award, for taking the cup along to show Veronica and spending some time with her. She sends her love to everyone. Thank you and God bless you Veronica!

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