Welcome to Saint Patrick Parish in Stoneham, Mass.

LENTEN HOLY DAY SCHEDULE

HOLY DAY

MASS / SERVICE

Holy Thursday

7:00 pm

Good Friday

3:00 pm & 7:00 pm

Easter Vigil

7:00 pm

Easter Sunday

  8:00 am  Upper Church

10:00 am Upper Church

10:00 am Our Lady’s Hall

12:00 pm Upper Church

There is NO 6:00 pm Mass on Easter Sunday.

Stations of the Cross – Every Friday night during Lent.

Beginning at 7:00 pm in the Lower Church.

And Good Friday - 12 noon - Lower Church

THE LIGHT IS ON FOR YOU !

Sacrament of Reconciliation

In addition to our regular Confession schedule of

Saturdays afternoons @ 3:00pm – 3:45pm,

there will be addition opportunities for you to

celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation

on three Wednesday evenings…

March 19, April 2, April 16 @ 6:30pm – 8:00pm

 

 

DID YOU KNOW….

 

 

What is the Holy Triduum?

  

          Throughout this week, as we walk with Jesus towards the cross, we reflect on his suffering and death, and ponder a love so complete that God “gavehis only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life” (John 3:16). Culminating in the Holy Triduum, the three holiest days of our faith (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday), this Holy Week takes us to the heart of who we are.

  

          On Holy Thursday, we remember the Last Supper and Jesus’ gift of himself to us in the Holy Eucharist. Through the mysteries of bread and wine, blessed, broken and shared at that Passover feast with his friends, Jesus would forever give the gift of himself that strengthens us spiritually and enables us to live eternally with God. Do we give ourselves to others selflessly?

 

           On Good Friday, we remember Jesus’ act of selfless love on the cross. Last week, we reflected that Jesus entered Jerusalem fully intent on making his way to the cross and establishing a new covenant with himself as the sacrificial lamb. On Good Friday, we reflect on that sacrifice and the all-encompassing love that Jesus has for each of us which enabled him to freely say yes to God’s will. Do we embrace God’s will so trustingly?

 

           On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the joy of Jesus’ Resurrection and his triumph over sin and death. The Resurrection is the source of our hope in eternal life with God. As we walk the path with Jesus, he invites us to scale to the heights of the cross with him, not broken and bleeding as he, but whole and joyful on a cross vanquished by his act of selfless love. How can we live in joyful hope in the Lord? One way is receiving Jesus fully in the Eucharist.


So, what exactly is the Eucharist?


           The Eucharist is the source of all we are as Catholics. It is truly Jesus—his body and blood, soul and divinity—a precious gift through which God gives us his very self to nourish our souls and help us follow him. When we receive Jesus, we become one with him. We also become one with people throughout the world who receive Jesus and proclaim him our God and savior. In this way, the Eucharist is also the culmination of all we aspire to be as a Catholic people. It is the means through which we achieve intimate unity with God and become one body of Catholic believers everywhere.

           As we prepare for Mass, we fast for 1 hour before receiving Holy Eucharist. This intentional act prepares us to receive the sacred gift of Jesus. At Communion, when the minister says “the Body of Christ,” we make a small, reverent bow of the head and reply with a strong “Amen” by which we are saying, “Yes! I believe it is truly Jesus.”

           If you receive Eucharist in your hands, place one hand beneath the other and form a gentle cup into which the minister may place the consecrated host. Place the Holy Eucharist in your mouth immediately, before walking away. If you prefer receiving Eucharist on the tongue, gently tip your head back and extend your tongue a little way so the minister has a place to put the host.

           After Communion, give yourself a quiet moment to talk to Jesus and experience the wonder of Jesus within you and within everyone else in the church around you. We are one body in Jesus Christ. Alleluia!

 

GOD BLESS AND HAPPY EASTER !


Ministry Opportunites

                Are you being called to serve God during this season of Lent?   We all ask that question at some point in our lives, and at every stage of growing into adulthood - and beyond.  It may be that you feel called to a particular ministry and are ready to express it in a particular service here at Saint Patrick Parish. If this describes you, then here is your opportunity to move forward in the new year.


                Complete the small form below and drop it off at my office or the rectory. I will personally contact you and help you find your calling in a ministry, in hopes that you may just discover your path in God’s plan for you. Some of the ministries that are available are Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Ushers, Acolytes, Sacristans....the list goes on !

 

                Please, don’t wait for the right time - the right time is now.  May you find Peace in your journey with Christ towards Easter !

                                                                                             Deacon Frank

                                                                                             781-438-2498

                                                                                             mellodello@verizon.net

 

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MINISTRY OF INTEREST

 

 

 

Sacraments and Services

 

PASTORAL STAFF 
Rev. Mario J. Orrigo

Rev. Frank Campo

Most Rev. Peter J. Uglietto, In Residence 
Deacon John R. Turner
Deacon Cyril T. O’Neil 
Deacon Frank Dello Russo 

 

PASTORAL ASSISTANT

Patrice Fitzpatrick

71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA • 781.438.0200 

 

PARISH OFFICE 
9 Pomeworth Street, Stoneham, MA • 781.438.0960 • Fax 781.435.0075 
e-mail: stpatstone@aol.com 
Webpage—www.stpatrickstoneham.org
 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE 
71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA • 781.438.1093 
Marie A. Kopf, Director of Religious Education 

 

MUSIC MINISTRY 
Dee Caruso Mahoney  978.335.4160
 
SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL
20 Pleasant Street, Stoneham, MA • 781.438.2593
 
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL 
Rev. Mario Orrigo, Pastor and Chairperson 
James Healey, Co-Chairperson  

 

 

BAPTISMS

 

 



Baptisms are held on Sunday afternoons at 1:30 pm in the Upper Church.  Baptism Instructions are held on the 3rd Wednesday evening of every month at 7:00 pm  in the Upper Church.  Please call the rectory during office hours to register your child.

 

 

 

 

WEDDINGS

 

 



Arrangments for your wedding must be made with a Priest or Deacon at the parish.  These requests must be made at least six months in advance of the wedding date.  A Marriage Preparation Course is required.  Saint Patrick Church offers a course every spring.  You may also find a course on the Archdiocese website: BostonCatholic.org

 

 



 

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH?



 

 

Whether you were baptized Catholic at a young age, thinking about joining the Faith, or just curious and want to know more, our religious education program offers the opportunity to grow and learn. Learn more here.

 

COMMUNAL MEMORIAL MASSES

 

We are offering a 'Communal Memorial Mass' on Saturdays at 12:00 noon that will allow a number of people from different families to be remembered at the same Mass.  The names of those remembered at the Mass will be announced during the Prayer of the Faithful and the names will be listed in the previous week's bulleting.