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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Sacrtistans Needed:

 

Did you ever wonder how the church is always set-up for the weekend Masses?  Items for the Mass are always in place, the candles are lit, the lights and sound system are turned on, and the books used for the Mass are in place.  All of this is done by parishioners who participate in the Sacristan Ministry.

 

At Saint Patrick’s, the Sacristan’s general responsibilities are to help and maintain the worship space and to have in-place the necessary items needed by the Priest or Deacon to properly and prayerfully celebrate Mass and other liturgies, in a smooth and flowing manner.  Preparation in the key to a prayerful celebration.  Following Mass, the Sacristan prepares the Church for the next Mass or Liturgical Service.

 

There is currently a great need for sacristans at our Masses.  Prayerfully consider this ministry especially if you regularly attend a particular Mass, and if you are interested please contact Deacon Frank at 781-438-2498.

 

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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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Serving the Spiritual Needs

of Grieving Parents

 

Losing a child under any circumstance is horrific.  Focusing on the spirituality of the grieving process

can help tremendously. 

A ministry for parents whose children of any age

have died by any cause. 

Please join us.  All are welcome.

 

 Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

At St. Patrick Parish

One-Day Spiritual Retreat

October 3, 2015

9:30am-7:30pm

 

For more information or to register,

Call Patrice at St. Patrick at (781) 438-0200

Or call Diane, Mother of Paul, at (617) 542-8057 Or see www.emfgp.org

 

Please see Registration Form below......

 

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DID YOU KNOW ? ? ?

 

 

Today’s Gospel is Saint John’s version of asking the question, “Who do you say that I am?”  Today, it is make or break, and we hear that many of Jesus’ followers left him and “returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him.”  Last week, in the verses leading up to today’s gospel, Jesus told his followers “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.”  For many of his followers, this was too much to swallow.

For Jews at that time, eating animal flesh with blood was forbidden, and Jesus’ words are quite shocking to his listeners.  Those who heard Jesus speak, however, understood he meant exactly what he said.  They knew he was not just speaking symbolically.  Jesus was referring to our need to eat his body and drink his blood in the consecrated Eucharist so that we might have his life within us.  He was talking about his true presence in the bread and wine at Mass, blessed, broken, and shared so that we, too, might have eternal life. 

Many of Christ’s disciples that day could not accept that they should eat his flesh and drink his blood, and they left him.  Today, many among us cannot accept that Jesus is truly present in the consecrated Eucharist.  Yet, if we cannot accept his words and his invitation to the feast, where can we go to find truth?  Jesus asks us as well as his Apostles, “Do you also want to leave?”  For us, like his followers that day, it is the moment of truth.  What will you choose?  Saint Peter speaks for all believers when he replies, “Master, to whom shall we go?  You have the words of eternal life.”  

 

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