Welcome to Saint Patrick Parish in Stoneham, Mass.

71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-438-0960 Fax: 781-435-0075

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.

Mass Times

WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday Vigil
     4:00 pm
Sunday
     8:00 am
  10:00 am (Family Mass)
  12:00 noon
    6:00 pm
   11:15 am (St. Gregory Ordinariate Mass - Lower Church)

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday through Saturday
  12:00 noon

HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil
    7:00 pm
Holy Day
  12:00 noon

HEALING MASSES
2nd Wednesday of the month
    7:30 pm

CONFESSIONS
Saturdays ~ Lower Church
    3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
 Meals on Wheels needs drivers. Please read our Meals on Wheels page for further information. 

Applying to a Catholic High School?

The High School Placement Test (HSPT) is a requirement for all 8th grade students who apply to Catholic high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Malden Catholic offers the test on the following dates:

October 29th, November 19th or December 3rd
The fee is $30.

Want to prepare for the test?

Take the HSPT prep course at MC! Students will work with actual test questions and will learn test-taking strategies to help them work faster and more confidently to maximize their scores. All classes are taught by dedicated, experienced teachers who work to optimize your child's grades.
The 3-day course runs: October 1st, 15th & 22nd.
The fee is $75. Contact Mr. Matthew O'Neil '99, Associate Director of Admissions, at oneilm@maldencatholic.org or 781-475-5308.

Interested in Learning More about the Catholic Faith?

During the summer months, we welcome adults who are interested in learning more about Catholicism to join us for casual conversations about Catholic faith and traditions in preparation for the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program beginning this fall.

We will meet the last Thursday of the month during July, August, and September, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the Youth/Multipurpose Room. For more information, please call Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200 or just plan to drop in.

Parish Library

Did you know St. Patrick Parish has a library of excellent reading resources? Our Parish library offers a rich selection of books for the entire family. Topics include theology, Scripture, the Saints, Church History, Catholic fiction and much more. You may visit our Parish library located on the lower level of the Parish Center Fridays through Sundays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Staff

Office Hours

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.

Job Opportunity - Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor are seeking a talented, energetic Maintenance Supervisor with a minimum of 5 years experience maintaining facilities mechanical systems (hot/chilled water plant, domestic hot water, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, motors and pumps), appliance, furniture repair, wall repair, painting and routine preventive maintenance tasks as required. Plumber's or electrician license a plus! Must be physically able to perform tasks, such as shoveling snow and lifting heavy objects. In case of emergencies, on-call availability required. Candidate will be responsible for conducting monthly fire drills and safety officer tasks, such as new-hire orientations. Must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Please fax resume to 617-629-7926 or email to smhumanresources@littlesistersofthepoor.org.

 

If you have a family member that is serving or know of anyone currently serving in our Armed Forces, please call the rectory (781-438-0960) So that we have the opportunity to pray for their service to our Country.
Please refrain from bringing food and drinks into the Church

In order to keep our church clean, beautiful, and inviting, please refrain from bringing food or drinks into the Church. This includes Cheerios, raisins, candy, gum, etc. For all those who come for Mass, it is necessary that we all do our part.

~ Fr. Mario

Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary
meets every 3rd Monday in the Lower Church at 6:45 pm
You are most welcome to join us!

AL-ANON

Meetings are now held at the Stoneham Police Station, 47 Central St. on Saturday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm.

Saint Patrick Parish Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
whose Children of Any Age have died by Any Cause
One-Day Spiritual Retreat
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Call (781) 438-0200 or (617) 542-8057
or see www.emfgp.org

More information can be found on the Emmaus 2016 page.

Catholic University of America

Next week's second collection supports The Catholic University of America (CUA) and its scholarship fund for needy students. CUA, located in Washington, D.C., is the national university of the Catholic Church. Many priests and professional lay ministers throughout the US obtain their education from CUA. For more information, please visit www.cua.edu.

Prayer for Lost Children of Every Kind

Please join us in Prayer to Our Lady of Sorrows for Lost Children of Every Kind

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Sacred Heart Church, 297 Main St., Malden, MA

6:00 pm - Confession and Intentions to Our Lady of Sorrows
6:30 pm - Mass concelebrated by Rev. Mark DeAngelis (Sacred Hearts) and Father Karunaya Xavier Arulraj (St. Anthony's, Revere)
7:00 pm - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
7:05 pm - Rosary of the Seven Sorrows prayed by children
7:25 pm - International Divine Mercy Chaplet prayed by adults
7:35 pm - Benediction

For more information, contact Sandi Arjune - 781-333-4800 - between the hours of 11:00 am & 6:00 pm.

Evening of Healing & Intercessory Prayer

St. Theresa Parish, 63 Winter St, N. Reading

Tuesday, September 20th
Celebrant: Fr. Thomas Reilly
Healing & Intecessory Prayer with Frank Kelly

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm - Adoration, Rosary  & Confession
7:00 pm - Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
8:00 pm - Teaching & Opportunity for personal prayer.

For more information, please call 978-664-3412.

Pope St. John XXIII Annual Lawn Party

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary 35th 
Annual Lawn Party to benefit Seminarians

Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary in Weston is hosting its 35th Annual Lawn Party on Wednesday, September 28th, at 6:00 pm on the grounds of the seminary. This premiere fundraising event is hosted this year by Bishop Robert Reed. The evening will include a reception and dinner with music. Located on Route 30 in Weston, the seminary prepares second career candidates, men over the age of 30, for priesthood. The proceeds from the Lawn Party help to keep tuition costs affordable. For ticket information, please call the Pope St. John XXIII Development Office at 781-899-5500, or visit their website www.psjs.edu/lawn-party. You can make a difference and encourage the vocations of these men through your support of the Lawn Party.

St. Patrick Charismatic Prayer Community

Save the Date

Our annual retreat will be held at the Notre Dame Spirituality Center in Ipswich on October 28th, 29th, & 30th. The Retreat will be directed by Deacon Frank Dello Russo. Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome. More information to follow.

Save the Date

Saint Patrick's Music Ministry presents ...

"Music through the Ages"

A show not to be missed! Something for every age including Pop, Show Tunes, Opera and Patriotic pieces. Come and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music with family and friends.

Where: St. Patrick Parish, upper church
When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tickets will be sold following all masses beginning the weekend of August 6th and through the Parish office, Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets will also be available at the door. Cost for adults: $20; children ages 12-18: $10; children under 12 are free. Proceeds to benefit the Music ministry for the purchase of a piano.

St. Gregory the Great welcomes The Most Rev. Steven Lopes

The Community of St. Gregory the Great will welcome their Bishop, The Most Rev. Steven Lopes, on Labor Day Weekend. He will celebrate a Pontifical Mass on Friday, September 2nd at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Parish, 45 Talbot Ave, North Billerica. This Mass will feature the Renaissance polyphony of Palestrina's Miss "Tu Es Petrus".

Bishop Lopes will also celebrate Saint Gregory's regular Sunday Mass on September 4th at 11:15 am in the lower church here at St. Patrick's. All are welcome to attend both of these special events.

Mother-Daughter Tea

 

Mother Daughter Tea
Sunday, September 25th,
St. Patrick Parish at 2:00 pm, Parish Council Room

Calling all girls between nine and fourteen years old and their mother or grandmother. This event will introduce girls to the onset of young womanhood through God's love. The purpose of the program is to provide an atmosphere of love and learning in order to discuss the important topic of growing up and to establish a foundation for continued communication between mother and daughter. Refreshments will be served. Cost is $25.00 for the first Mother/daughter, $15.00 for each additional daughter. Registration is required. For more information or to register contact Alicia Fazio at catholicquest@gmail.com.

Listening Retreat at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Where is God calling you? Let the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, lead you toward deeper contemplative listening during a free weekend retreat for single, Catholic women, ages 18-42. The retreat takes place Nov. 18th-20th, at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. During the retreat, you can explore where God is calling you, ask any questions you have about vocation, get an inside look at life as a Sister of Providence, get to know Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and more. To learn more, contact Sister Editha Ben at 812-230-4771 or email eben@spsmw.org, or register online at ListeningRetreat.SistersofProvidence.org.

About the Sisters of Providence:

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 320 women religious, with more than 200 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, IN. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

Pilgrimage to Fatima & Santiago

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions
on February 16-23, 2017

Join Fr. Patrick Armano on a Spiritual Pilgrimage to the holy sites in Portugal and Spain. The highlights will include a visit to the Shrine of Fatima, Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth in Nazare, Coimbra, Braga, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The cost is $2,398.00 double occupancy. A $350.00 deposit is due now with your reservation form. For more information or to obtain a flyer and reservation form, please contact Cathy DiPirro, Group Leader at 781-307-2474 or please email to: catherinedipirro@msn.com.

2016 Bereavement Ministry

"Comfort the Sorrowful"

Grief Support Drop-In Evenings

2nd Monday of each Month (except holidays) 
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Grief Support Group

Meets seasonally for 6 Wednesday evenings
6:00pm - 7:30pm
(please call 781-438-0960 to register)

Fall: October 5 - November 16 (excl. November 2)

Emmaus Ministry 1-Day Retreat for Parents Grieving the Loss of a Child

Saturday, September 24
9:30am - 7:30pm
(please call 781-438-0960 to register)

All meetings take place in our Parish Center.

Additional information is located at the Emmaus Ministry 2016 page.

Sponsored by:

Barile Family Funeral Homes of Stoneham and Reading
482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180, 
Phone: 781-438-2280
11 Linden Street, Reading, MA 01867-2936, 
Phone: 781-944-1589
www.barilefuneral.com

6-Week Grief Support Group

6-Week Grief Support Group
at Saint Patrick Parish
October 5 through November 16

If you have suffered the death of a loved one and feel you would benefit from prayerful reflection and conversation in a supportive Christian environment, please join our Grief Support Group which will meet here at Saint Patrick Parish for six Wednesday evenings beginning October 5 through November 16 (excluding Nov. 2) from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. If your loss is recent, we suggest that you wait at least six months before participating in this 6-week workshop, which will be offered again next spring.

As part of these peer support group meetings, we will explore the grieving process and we will consider the spiritual elements of grief and healing. Participants will have the opportunint to share their experiences with other grieving people who can offer understanding, acceptance, and support.

For more information and to register, please call Patrice at 781-438-0200. There is no charge for participating in this group, which is sponsored by The Barile Family Funeral Homes of Stoneham and Reading.

Grief Support Drop-In

2nd Monday of the Month

If you have lost a loved one through death and feel the need for support, we offer a monthly drop-in evening where you can meet with others who are also experiencing the effects of grief and loss. Drop-in meetings occur on the second Monday of each month, from 6:00pm– 7:30pm in the Youth/Multi-purpose Room on the basement level of the parish center.

The Saint Patrick Tree of Life

UPDATE! !
THE SAINT PATRICK TREE OF LIFE

After researching several options for our “Tree of Life”, we have selected a beautiful tree filled with gold leaves that can be memorialized with expressions from our parishioners to honor and recognize their loved ones. Consider gifting a leaf in honor of a baptism or anniversary, commemorate a special life event, memorialize a loved one who has passed away, or simply list your family name – showing support of our parish and community. At the base of our tree will be small and large rocks simulating the foundation from which our tree grows. We have priced the memorialization of the leaves and rocks as follows:

Leaves: $350 each!
Small Rocks: $500 each!
Large Rocks: $1,000 each!

If you would like to dedicate a leaf or rock, please print and complete the order form and return it with your check to Attn: Tree of Life, Parish Office, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180. You may also place your form and check into the offertory collection basket. Please be sure to indicate “Tree of Life” on your envelope. If you have any questions, please contact the Parish Office at 781-438-0960. The “Tree of Life” order form will also be available in the Parish Office.

The Tree of Life is an ancient symbol representing the interconnectedness of all things. With its branches reaching up into the sky, its roots deep down in the ground, the Tree of Life represents spiritual nourishment and the uniting of heaven and earth. A symbol used to comprehend and appreciate the life- giving, ever-bearing Spirit of God.

I am introducing this to you as many people, parishioners and non-parishioners, have approached Father Frank and me as to the possibility of memorial gift opportunities at Saint Patrick Parish. A memorial gift opportunity is a specific item possessing religious, devotional or functional significance which serves to observe a donor’s special intention. It may be to remember a dearly departed loved one or sometimes it is to remember, in a special way, someone who is still alive. Since we have very few opportunities remaining aside from the Sacred Heart Statue and Baptismal Font in the main church, and two remaining stain glass windows, we will be introducing the Saint Patrick Tree of Life. A lasting dedication permanently displayed in the first floor entry to the Church and Parish Center, our new Tree of Life will be a beautiful sculpture cast in bronze and bearing “celebration” leaves. Its purpose will be to honor, recognize and memorialize those we hold dear while simultaneously supporting our parish.

Your generous gifts will enable St. Patrick Parish to maintain and upgrade our facilities, establish new programs, and sponsor new events – all in order to better serve you our congregation, and our community. Please know that we are immensely grateful for your donation. Thank you for shining your light to enable us to continue to shine a light for others.

Tree of Life Order Form
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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.

Saint Patrick Religious Education Registration 2016-2017

Registration for all grades must be completed online. Please contact us via email at: stpatstonereled@parishmail.com.

Saint Patrick School

Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

Parents or Guardians who are interested in having their child attend Saint Patrick School in Grades Pre-K-8 next September are asked to contact the school at 781-438-2593 for further information.

You may also email us at saintpatsoffice@comcast.net.

Please note that to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten, a child must be 4 years on or before August 31, 2016.