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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Rectory/Parish Center Repairs Update

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,   As you might have noticed the necessary work on the rectory porches is progressing well and within budget. Given the fact that all three of the rectory porches were rotted and the liability issues were enormous; the builders hope to have the porches finished as soon ... Read More »

New Icon in the Lower Church

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

It is with great joy that we invite you to come and see the new icon in the lower church. Entitled, “Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup,” it is a replica of an ancient Russian icon which the Lord has been using for centuries to break addictions. It was ... Read More »

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church, Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter! Thank you for your presence and prayers as we celebrate this special feast. We especially extend a warm welcome to anyone who is visiting with us from other places or faith backgrounds. As we gather today on the holy ground ... Read More »

A Christmas Message

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Prior to the celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday, which means “Rejoice” Pope Francis encouraged people to strive for joy telling his world flock “We’ve never heard of a sad Saint.” Pope Francis went on to say “man’s heart desires joy, every ... Read More »

Welcome to Our New Deacons!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church, I am happy to introduce two new members to our parish family. Deacon Joseph A. Cooley and Deacon Charles G. Hanafin have been appointed by Cardinal O'Malley to join our parish staff as Permanent Deacons, and to serve among us. Both Deacon Cooley and Deacon Hanafin will ... Read More »

A time for mourning; a time for joy

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

There is, we know a time for mourning, and a time for joy. At the end of our school year these two emotions will surely find a place together in our hearts.

In talking with many of our children, school parents and staff who know Mr. Swanson ... Read More »

Hallelujah - Saint Patrick is debt free!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Only three years ago we had a mortgage debt of over 1.2 million dollars, and the Parish was running at a deficit. As we looked to the future that debt was strangling any chance of having stability in the Parish. Together we began an aggressive campaign targeting ... Read More »

Call to Stewardship

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Here at Saint Patrick , we are ever conscious of our call to Stewardship. Many of us give our time, talents and treasure in different ways and I want to thank all of you who have given so freely of your resources. Your gifts enable us to ... Read More »