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.

 

 

Did you Know?

 

Is “Mass” just another term for the Eucharist?

Although we often use the word “Mass” interchangeably to refer to celebrating the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, the term itself comes from the Latin text for the dismissal:  Ite, missa est, where the word missio (from which missa is derived) means “sending forth.”

            After the Council of Trent (the Church council that met in the sixteenth century to counteract the Reformation), Catholics began using the term “Mass” to underscore that central to our faith is the celebration of the Eucharist, our belief in the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist and that at the Eucharist we experience the same sacrifice that Christ endured for our salvation.  That Catholics still use the term “Mass” is clear from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican II which refers to the Mass (n. 56) as containing both the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

The word “Mass,” however, literally connotes our being sent forth when the Eucharist has ended to live what we have celebrated.  Two of the options for the dismissal in the new Roman Missal proclaim, “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord” and “Go in Peace, glorifying the Lord by your life,” to remind us that although we are called together in fellowship to hear God’s word and receive the gift of Jesus in the sacrament of the Most Holy Eucharist each week, it does not end there.  As Catholic Christians, we are called to carry Jesus with us out the doors of the church and into our everyday lives.  We, like the Apostles, are commissioned to bring Jesus’ love and the message of our salvation through all our words and actions to everyone we meet.

Adapted from Responses to 101 Questions on the Mass, by Kevin W. Irwin,
Paulist Press, New Jersey, 1999

 

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Support Saint Patrick Food Group Fundraiser

and enjoy a dinner out.

 

On September 6, 2014

immediately following the 4:00PM Mass,

there will be a dinner served in Our Lady of Providence Hall

to help bring awareness to the vitally important

St. Patrick Food Group ministry

The menu will be what is served at the sites –

ham, macaroni & cheese, salad, green beans, and dessert. 

A free will offering would be greatly appreciated. 

If you are unable to come and would like to donate to the Food Group,

please make your gift payable to

Saint Patrick Food Group and mail it to the rectory.

 

Please pray for the Food Group.

 

“He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD,

and he will reward him for what he has done.”  Proverbs 19:17

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       In order to get an accurate count for the dinner, please complete this slip and drop it in the collection box.  Thank you.

Name:  __________________________________ 

Count:  _________________

 

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FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

September 14th @ 11:30 am

Sacred Procession of the Most Holy Eucharist

            The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates three historical events: the finding of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the emperor Constantine; the dedication of churches built by Constantine on the site of the Holy Sepulchre and Mount Calvary; and the restoration of the True Cross to Jerusalem by the emperor Heraclius II. But in a deeper sense, the feast also celebrates the Holy Cross as the instrument of our salvation. This instrument of torture, designed to degrade the worst of criminals, became the life-giving tree that reversed Adam's Original Sin when he ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden.

            This year, weather permitting, Saint Patrick Church will recognize this special feast day by holding a sacred procession of the Most Holy Eucharist throughout our church grounds.  This procession will take place prior to the 12 noon Mass on September 14th.  The procession will depart from the upper church at 11:30am and continue out the front doors as we go along the parish boundaries, returning to the altar where Father Mario will offer benediction and then repose the Eucharist.

            Please come to Mass early and join us as we raise our Lord high in recognition of  His Cross of Love for His church and our parish of Saint Patrick.

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ALLELUIA CHRIST IS HERE”

 

ST. PATRICK CHARASMATIC COMMUNITY RETREAT

ALL ARE WELCOME !

 

Friday evening Sept. 26th thru Sunday lunch Sept. 28th .  

Notre Dame Spirituality Center - 30 Jeffrey Neck Dr. Ipswich MA

Cost: $140.00 includes: 2 nights, private room and 5 meals.

 

     Leading us in celebration - Deacon Frank Dello Russo

     Call to register or for more info:

             AnnMarie Staffier 781-662-9644

             Margaret Barry 781-662-1564

Sacraments and Services

 

PASTORAL STAFF 
Rev. Mario J. Orrigo, Pastor

Rev. Frank D. Campo

Most Rev. Peter J. Uglietto, In Residence 

Rev. Jurgen Liias, St. Gregory Ordinariate
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 
Jennifer Galea  781-438-0040 ext. 1
 
SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL
20 Pleasant Street, Stoneham, MA • 781.438.2593
 
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL 
Rev. Mario Orrigo, Pastor and Chairperson 
James Healey, Co-Chairperson  

 

SAINT GREGORY THE GREAT ORDINARIATE CHURCH
www.saintgregoryordinariate.com

Fr. Jurgen Liias, Pastor

email: jurgen.liias@gmail.com

cell: 781-223-5611  

 

 

 

 

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.