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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Communal Penance of Fasting and Prayer

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

In response to the evil, “the smoke of Satan”, which has entered the Church as evidenced by the horrific abuse of children and adults by priests, bishops, and Cardinals and the apparent “cover-up” of these sins by Church Leadership I have asked Father Frank, Father Liias, Deacon ... Read More »

Just to keep you informed

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As previously mentioned in bulletin articles, we are undertaking many necessary projects to maintain and improve Saint Patrick Parish. In addition to the many projects already completed we are still working on the replacement of the new school roof (which should be completed within the week), following ... Read More »

A Note About the Latest Church Scandal

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

It has been a few weeks since the latest scandal involving the church and inappropriate behavior will have hit the headlines. In case anyone missed it, I am referring to the removal from all public ministry of Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, the archbishop emeritus of Washington, DC and ... Read More »

An Update for July 2018

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church

First and Foremost, I am not asking for money!!! Whew!!!!!! I just want to “keep you in the loop” as you may see future construction taking place. We will be replacing the entire Parish roof, the Rectory roof as well as the “new” School roof. All three ... Read More »

A Message from Fr. Mario

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,   As we enter into a beautiful time of year with the school year ending and summer beginning, I am reminded to be thankful for all that I have been given, patient for what is to come and to place abiding trust in God’s Divine Providence. I ... Read More »

...you just never know

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Whatever happened to simply inviting a family member, friend, co-worker or neighbor to Mass? According to the Pew Research Center, an invitation to church is still an effective way to reach those who do not attend Mass. Sixty-seven percent of Americans say a personal invitation from a family member ... Read More »

CHURCH: WE HAVE GREAT NEWS!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Deacon Michael Rora will be ordained Father Michael Rora on May 19th at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston. The Ordination is at 10:00 am. All are welcome to attend.

Michael has been a member of St. Patrick’s Parish since his family moved to Stoneham from Endicott, NY ... Read More »

40 Days for Life Boston

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

A Message from Rita Russo, Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life Boston:

Dear Fr. Orrigo,

We are very grateful to you and your parishioners for your support during the 40 Days for Life Campaign this lent. If you can find room in your bulletin in the next few ... Read More »

Easter Sunday 2018

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

HAPPY EASTER   Alleluia! Christ is Risen, He is Risen indeed, Alleluia! We want to extend wishes of a beautiful and Happy Easter to all parishioners, staff, and visitors who have gathered here at St. Patrick Parish to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We ... Read More »

Palm Sunday 2018

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,   We welcome all our regular parishioners and our guests to this awesome Sunday that begins Holy Week, our most significant week of celebrations of the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ.   Today we begin outdoors with a Gospel proclamation extolling Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem ... Read More »