Welcome to Saint Patrick Parish in Stoneham, Mass.

WELCOME TO SAINT PATRICK CHURCH 

 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT     

 

        In communion with the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world, St. Patrick Parish seeks to further the mission of Jesus Christ: that all may know God’s love for them, and grow in union with God and one another.  With the Sacred Liturgy at the center of our parish life, we are formed by the Word of God and strengthened by the Eucharist.  We move from the table of the Lord to proclaim God’s presence in our world today through a variety of ministries.  Manifesting the life of the Holy Spirit in our midst, we strive to be a welcoming community where faith finds expression in service.

 

 

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ASH WEDNESDAY  -  MASS SCHEDULE

 

8:45 am  School Mass

 

12 noon  Mass

 

3:00 pm  Mass

 

7:00 pm  Mass

 

 

LENTEN REGULATIONS

  • Abstinence Catholics over 14 years of age are bound to the obligation of abstinence.

  • Abstinence is to be observed on Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and on all Fridays of Lent.

  • On days of abstinence, meat may not be used at all.

  • Catholics over 18 and up to the beginning of their 60th year are bound to the obligation of fasting.

  • Ash Wednesday (February 10, 2016) and Good Friday (March 25, 2016) are the days of fasting.

  • On these days, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted, but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed.

  • Regarding other weekdays of Lent, participation in daily Mass and the voluntary observance of fasting is recommended.

  • Commendable, particularly during Lent, is generosity to local, national and world programs of sharing our abundance, the traditional Lenten Devotions and all the self-denial summed up in the Christian concept of “mortification.

 

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Lenten Retreat with Gregory Norbet

“Come Back to Me”

            God’s unconditional love and mercy invite us to come back, to come home, to go deeper in our faith.

 

February 24, 2016 - 7:00 pm

St. Patrick Parish

71 Central St.

Stoneham, MA 02180

781-438-0960

 

            Gregory Norbet is a well known Retreat Director and the composer of some of the most loved sacred hymns of our time,including: Hosea (Come Back To Me), All I Ask of You, Peace, Come to Me, Wherever You Go, Dona Nobis Pacem, Ave Maria and many others.

Gregory Norbet - February 24 @ 7pm
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The Light Is On For You

Celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

 

St. Patrick  Parish in the Lower Church

Monday evenings during Lent

 

Monday, February 22, 2016   @   6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, February 29, 2016   @   6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March   7, 2016   @   6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 14, 2016   @   6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 21, 2016   @   6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

 

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Calling all ‘FUTURE’ Altar Servers

 

           If you are interested in becoming an Altar Server mark these 6 days in your calendar ! ! !

 

           We are looking for school age children beginning Grade 4 and older to participate in the Mass in a special way. If you are in the right age group then you should show up with your parent for this great experience of serving God and your church.  

 

            WHEN:           February 22 - 25                {Monday thru Thursday}

               and              March 8 - 9                      {Tuesday thru Wednesday}

          TIME:             3:00 pm - 4:00 pm.              {1 hour}

            WHERE:         The Upper Church

 

            Just fill in the form below and drop it off at the parish office in the parish center.  God calls everyone, but only a few will answer His call.     Pray with Him as you decide if this is a way you can answer His call to service.   God Bless you in all you are and do! 

 

Deacon Frank [781-438-2498]  [mellodello@verizon.net]

Patrice Fitzpatrick [781-438-0200] [Patrice.fitzpatrick@verizon.net]

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ALTAR SERVER REGISTRATION FORM

 

NAME:                        _________________________________________________

 

GRADE:                      _________________________________________________

 

PARENT’S NAMES:  _________________________________________________

 

EMAIL:                       _________________________________________________

 

PHONE NUMBER:     (H)______________________ (C)______________________

 

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COLD AND FLU SEASON (REMINDER)

 

      We are now in the cold and flu season once again. As we have noted before during cold and flu season, there is no requirement for a hand-shake at the ‘Sign of Peace’ if a parishioner is uncomfortable with that greeting. Please respect the right of parishioners to offer a verbal greeting of peace by turning toward those near them without shaking hands. If a hand is not extended, that should be indication enough that a hand-shake would not be welcome. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have been instructed to wash their hands carefully before Mass and to use the alcohol-based handsanitizer provided for them immediately prior to distribution of Holy Communion. Please be attentive to the advice of health professionals and protect yourself and others by frequent hand-washing and reception of the flu shots as they become available to you. Right now, the byword is caution, not panic! 

 

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Pope Francis’ Prayer for a Year of Mercy

 

Lord Jesus Christ,

     you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,

     and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.

 

Show us your face and we will be saved.

     Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew

          from being enslaved by money;

     the adulteress and Magdalene

          from seeking happiness only in created things;

     made Peter weep after his betrayal,

     and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.

 

     Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,

          the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:

     “If you knew the gift of God!”

 

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,

     of the God who manifests his power above all

          by forgiveness and mercy:

     let the Church be your visible face in the world,

          its Lord risen and glorified.

 

You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness

     in order that they may feel compassion

          for those in ignorance and error:

     let everyone who approaches them feel sought after,

          loved, and forgiven by God.

 

Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,

     so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,

     and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm,

     may bring good news to the poor,

     proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,

     and restore sight to the blind.  

 

We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,

     you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit

          for ever and ever.

 

Amen.

 

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Remember Me.

            Every Friday we have a Eucharistic Adoration from 12 noon to 5:15 pm.  During the hour from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm we pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and the Holy Rosary.  Please join us as we raise all our petitions in prayer with the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  One of the missionaries of Fatima, Sister Lucia, said the salvation of the world will come before the Blessed Sacrament.  Jesus asks all of us to watch with Him for one hour, to sit in gratitude before Him in the Holy Eucharist, and ask for His help for our families and the world. Come and be a part of our history.

 

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