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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

October is Respect Life Month

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

This October the Catholic Church across the United States will observe Respect Life Month. This is a time when we are invited to renew our dedication to lifting up the inherent, God-given dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. Certainly as ... Read More »

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual 2018 - 2019

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

There are charities that I choose to support and others that I may not support. I want to see the following continue for generations to come and so I contribute to their causes; The Retired Priests of the Boston Archdiocese, St Jude Hospital, St Vincent de Paul ... Read More »

Repairs Completed and Repairs to Come...

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we continue to schedule the much needed repairs to our parish facilities, I want to assure you expenses are being carefully managed with our Finance Council and Parish Council providing diligent oversight. When you think about it, together, in only five years we have accomplished amazing ... Read More »

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 »