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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Just to Keep You Informed - Part II

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

As mentioned in previous bulletins, we are undertaking several necessary projects to repair, maintain, and improve Saint Patrick Parish. We recently completed replacing the flat roof on the rear of the rectory which was leaking hot tar on the concrete below where everyone exits after Mass. In doing so ... Read More »

Just to Keep You Informed

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As mentioned in previous bulletin articles, we are undertaking several necessary projects in order to maintain and improve Saint Patrick Parish. In addition to the many projects already completed, we have just replaced the stairs and deck from the upper church to Pomeworth Street which were completely ... Read More »

Strategic Planning Phase II

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,   Over four years ago, as we began this journey together, we implemented a strategic plan that helped us to identify and prioritize our goals, both for the short-term and the long-term. It helped us to shape and guide what the parish does, and clarify why it ... Read More »

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 »