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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ALL SAINTS DAY

Vigil Mass @ 7:00 pm

October 31, 2014 (Friday)

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Daily Mass @ 12 noon

November 1, 2014 (Saturday)

 

ALL SOULS DAY

Vigil Mass @ 4:00 pm

November 1, 2014 (Saturday)

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Regular Sunday Mass Schedule

(8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12 noon)

November 2, 2014

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Night of Remembrance

November 2, 2014 @ 6:00 pm

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            This year, a Book of the Dead will be placed at the entrance of the church for anyone wishing to enter the name of a loved one who has journeyed ahead. 

          Please feel free to enter any name of a deceased family member or friend, regardless of the date of passing.  We will present the book at the 6:00 pm Sunday Mass during our Night of Remembrance.  We will also call the names of all the deceased members of Saint Patrick Community we have lost since November, 2014.  God Bless.

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Did You Know?

The Feasts of All Saints and All Souls

The Solemnity of All Saints is a solemn celebration which takes place on November 1 each year to commemorate all those souls, both known and unknown, who have attained the beatific vision in heaven.  All Saints’ Day is a surprisingly old feast which originally arose out of the Christian tradition of celebrating the martyrdom of saints on the anniversary of their deaths.  When martyrdoms increased during the persecutions of the late Roman Empire, local dioceses instituted a common feast day in order to ensure that all martyrs were properly honored.

The vigil or eve of the Feast of All Saints, October 31, is commonly known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween.  Despite concerns among some Christians in recent years about the pagan origins of Halloween, the vigil was celebrated from the earliest days of the solemn feast.

All Souls’ Day, a solemn feast which falls on November 2, specifically commemorates the departed faithful who have not yet reached heaven.  This feast comes from our Catholic belief that the souls of the faithful who at death have not been cleansed from the temporal punishment due to venial sins and from attachment to mortal sins cannot immediately attain God’s presence in heaven, and that they may be helped to do so by prayer and by the sacrifice of the Mass.  In other words, when these faithful died, they had not yet attained full holiness or moral perfection, a requirement for entrance into heaven.  On All Souls’ Day, we not only remember the dead, but we apply our efforts, through prayer, almsgiving, and the Mass, to their release from Purgatory.

Catholics celebrate the feasts of All Saints and All Souls in the fundamental belief that there is a prayerful spiritual communion between those faithful who have died, and are either being purified in purgatory or are in heaven, and the faithful who are living.  From its earliest days, the Church has honored with great respect the memory of the dead.  Our prayers for them are capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective (CCC, 958).

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MUSIC MINISTRY

 

Join the Music Ministry for choir rehearsals.

Thursdays, starting November 6th

3-4:30pm - children's choir

6-7:30pm - adult choir

         Every week, children of all ages are welcome to join the children's  choir at 9:30 to prepare for the 10:00 Mass!
        The adult choir  will sing  weekly at the 12pm Mass and will also sing at the midnight Mass on Christmas  Eve Night.  Adults  of all ages and musical abilities are welcome!

         Please contact Jennifer at 781-438-0040, ext 1, or email at music.st.pats@gmail.com with questions.

 

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SAINT PATRICK'S 2014 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR

Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22

 

            This annual tradition is an important fundraiser for our school and its success is largely thanks to you.   If you can help again this year, please call the contact numbers listed.

 

JEWELRY  TABLE: Looking for any new or used costume jewelry, new beauty products, lotions, etc. as well as Jewelry gift boxes are welcome. Jewelry related items ONLY can be dropped off in the blue container outside Deacon Frank's office. For pick up, call Maria Bottaro at 781-435-2580

 

RELIGIOUS TABLE: Looking for new or gently used religious items including statues, nativity sets, rosary beads, spiritual bouquets, etc. For pick up, call Karen Durbano at 781-231-9985

 

BAKE TABLE: Looking for any type of baked goods, pies, breads, cookies, cakes, paper products and wraps. Call Patrice Blauvelt at 781-438-1467

 

CURIOSITY SHOP: Looking for new or gently used "yard sale" type items. We cannot accept electronics, stuffed animals, or clothing. For pick up, call Matt Cavaleri at 781-438-0625

 

TOY TABLE: Looking for new games or toys. For more information, call Jennifer Dalton at 781-246-

1929

 

KNIT TABLE: Looking for new hand knitted or crocheted items, including hats, mittens, blankets, new yarn etc. Knitters needed, and we can provide the yarn. Call Kelly Janko at 781-858-6711

 

SANTA'S CAFE: Looking for a variety of food donations. For more details, call Lucy Costello at 781-

264-2221

 

KIDS JEWLERY  TABLE: Looking for beads, string and any type of children's jewlery. Call Kristen

McGuinness at 781-258-1449

 

REMINDER: No donation drop offs allowed at our  buildings. Please call us to arrange a drop off or pick  up.  We will make it easy for you!

 

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Sacraments and Services

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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

Arthur Swanson, Principal
 
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  

 

 

 

 

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.