71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

Parish News

Parish News

BLOOD DRIVE

Thank you to all who helped at the Blood Drive in loving memory of Scott Dilendick.


 

EMMAUS MINISTRY FOR GRIEVING PARENTS

There will be a One-Day Spiritual Retreat - an Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents whose children of any age have died by any cause -  no matter how long ago - held at the St. Anthony Shrine in Boston, MA on August 5, 2017. Call Diane at 617-542-8057 or visit www.emfgp.org if you are interested in attending.


SCHOOL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Creating an atmosphere for the Holy Spirit to move in power

 July 9-15, 2017 at the Holy Rosary Church, 1015 Shirley Street, Winthrop, MA.

Speakers: Fr. Tom DiLorenzo, Maria Vadia & Guests

  • Activate the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • Learn to cultivate a lifestyle of Praise, Worship & Thanksgiving
  • Experience the POWER OF GOD

Register online to www.daysofglory.org. Entire week - $100; single day - $20

For more information and local hotels visit www.inseason.net.


ST VINCENT DEPAUL THANKS YOU

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From the bottom of the hearts, collectively and individually, the St. Vincent dePaul Society.


HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus
February 15-25, 2018
Fr. Armano & Fr. Liias, Spiritual Directors

Join Fr. Armano & Fr. Liias on a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We will experience the Scriptures come alive and see where Jesus began his ministry. As we follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we will discover this unique and spiritual land with visits to Galilee, Tiberius, Nazareth, Caesarea, Capernaum, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

A deposit is due by upon time of registration.* Early bird discount for deposits received before July 15th. Final payment is due by December 15, 2017. For more information and to obtain a brochure, contact Cathy DiPirro @ 781-307-2474 or catherinedipirro@msn.com.


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR OWN BUDDY GORMLEY

Congratulations to our own Buddy Gormley who has released an original song called, “LIGHTNING”.

You can listen at:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5HHdNEgrSkisjR3cQ7PcNK
iTunes: https://itun.es/us/kgaSjb
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/buddygormley
YouTube: https://youtu.be/hmvcTbFy5qI


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

If anyone is in need of a prayer square and/or a shawl, they can contact the rectory who will let me know. The recipient's name(s) are entered into our book which we pray over every week.

Thank you in advance,
    Carol Johnston on behalf of the Ladies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION

Religious Education Registration is open until June 30th for Grades 1-8 & Confirmation

God never takes a break from loving his children, so please don't leave him out of your life in the coming months! Before heading off for summer vacation, take a moment to visit our Registration Website to sign up your children for the 2017-2018 school year.

Visit us at:
http://registration.stpatreled.org
or call our office at:
781-438-1093


WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

"God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

Let God amplify and elucidate the love in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next WWME Weekends are Sep 16-17,2017 in Medway, MA and Oct 21-22, 2017 in Contoocook, NH. For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 1-800-710-9963 or visit us at https://wwmema.org/.


ST PATRICK SCHOOL WISHES YOU A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER

xbn0drk0cwb037zgkc05nctmy4l.jpgWe would like to wish our students a fun and safe summer! They have all worked so hard this year and we could not be more proud of the student body we have here at Saint Patrick School.

Saint Patrick School is having open enrollment! If you are interested in having your child/children attend, please call the main office at 781-438-2593 to set up an appointment to visit the school and meet with Principal Fontana!

www.stpatrickschoolstoneham.org


CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL RORA

Please join us in congratulating Michael S. Rora on his ordination to transitional Deacon on June 10th. Michael and his family have been parishioners since 1996. During that time he has been active in the Music Ministry in many different capacities. He was also a member of our Youth Ministry. Michael began his journey toward the priesthood in the summer of 2007. During that summer, prior to his senior year of high school, he went on a mission trip to Peru with the youth group. It was then he felt he may have a vocation to ministry. It took another five years of prayer and discernment, after graduation from college, to enter the seminary. Please keep Michael in prayer as he enters his final year of preparation for the priesthood.


ALTAR SERVER PERMISSION SLIP

Dear Parents,

Starting in the third grade, children from Saint Patrick Parish are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Altar Server Ministry. Saint Patrick’s is in need of altar servers. They are a very important part of our parish liturgy celebrations. Altar servers participate at weekend liturgies, but they may also participate at daily Mass, funerals, and weddings if needed.

Becoming an altar server is a great way for your child to learn, at an early age, to serve God and their parish. What an example they would be to their peers as well as other members of the Church. God created us to serve Him and that is exactly what your child would be doing.

If your child is interested in becoming an altar server for Saint Patrick Parish, or if you have any questions, please email me at Chashanafin@verizon.net. Also please fill out the permission form available here and return it to the Parish Office.

I would also like to extend this invitation to any adult who may want to serve. What an expression of faith if an entire family served Mass together.

Please give prayerful though in allowing your child to become an altarserver. Please consider becoming an altar server yourself. Practice will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 3:00pm in the upstairs Church.

Thank you,
Deacon Charles (Chuck) G. Hanafin


ADDICTION MIRACLE

We wanted to share with you a wonderful testimony we've received of a young man who was freed from addiction. His mother attended the recent Mass to break addictions that we celebrated here at St. Patrick, utilizing the icon of Our Lady of the Inexhaustible Cup. During the Mass, his mother placed his name in the chalice and prayed the prayer, along with the other people in attendance. Following the Mass, she continued to pray the prayer daily. She received a call from her son (who was not at the Mass and knew nothing about the icon, the prayer, or the Mass) informing her of the miracle. The Lord sovereignly freed him from addiction. Praise God for this wonderful victory. We will continue to pray and press in for many more people to be freed from addictions. Please watch this site and the bulletin for further information, including the next Mass. Testimonies, inquiries, or requests for prayer cards or icons may be emailed to Tessa at InexhaustibleCup@gmail.com.


LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR

Presented by the Archdiocese of Boston Renewal Team
Sponsored by St. Patrick Charismatic Prayer Community

The Seminar will consist of 8 Spiritual Talks. Beginning Friday evening, June 23rd, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, and Saturday all day starting at 10:00am, concluding Saturday evening with Baptism in the Holy Spirit Mass, Celebration & final 2 talks.

Participants in the Seminar are offered the benefits of a prayer partner, faith sharing groups, and an experience of the charisms and gifts of the Holy Spirit. It is designed to proclaim the basic message of Christianity and to bring Church members to a fuller life in the Spirit. The Holy Spirit flows in our hearts providing the background of God's Word, God's love and God's presence in our lives.

To register, send your name, address, and phone number to Ann Staffier, 12 DiNanno Rd., Stoneham, MA 02180. Registration fee is $15.00 (Please make checks payable to St. Patrick Prayer Community) or call 781-662-9644. Lunch will be provided on Saturday afternoon. Cost is $5.00 or you can bring your own. When registering, please let Ann know if you want to sign up for lunch.


SUMMER PROGRAM AT NORTHEAST CATHOLIC COLLEGE

Once again, Northeast Catholic College in Warner, NH is pleased to announce the dates for its Summer Program for high school students. The Collegiate Summer Program offers participants the opportunity to study theology, philosophy, literature and political science. During the summer program, students also attend daily Mass and enjoy sports, socials and day trips including hiking and canoeing. The program is for students who will be entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2017. It is also open to students who have just graduated high school. The Collegiate Summer Program is a two-week session that runs from Sunday, July 23 – Saturday, August 5, 2017. Register today at www.NortheastCatholic.edu! For more information, contact the admissions office at admissions@northeastcatholic.edu or 603.456.2656.


1060AM CATHOLIC RADIO

u2kcn9ypvsqm1csvl7qrvnf34kl.png1060AM Catholic Radio is a great source to learn more about our faith, a devotional support for your prayer life and a source for information about the moral questions of our time. This Radio Station is not funded by the Archdiocese of Boston and thus totally dependent on private donations. Share your experience of the blessing of this station with others.


MEMORIAL FLOWERS

You have the opportunity to have flowers placed on our altar in memory of loved ones. The flower arrangement will be the one piece placed in front of the main altar. The name of your loved one will be placed in the bulletin for that weekend.

The parish makes arrangements for the flowers. The donation is $75. Please call the parish office @ 781-438- 0960 if you are interested in donating flowers for a particular weekend. Please note: the Sundays of Advent and Lent are excluded as flowers are not permitted during these Liturgical Seasons.


DEPOSIT FOR THE PILGRIMAGE TO THE CANADIAN SHRINE OF QUEBEC & MONTREAL DUE

A deposit of $300.00 is due now and final payment ($1,449.00 double occupancy) is due June 28th. More information is available on the Events Page for September. Check the Pilgrimage event there for more information.


MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS NEEDED PART-TIME

Mystic Valley Elder Services ~ www.mves.org ~ info@mves.org ~ 781-324-7705

Our Meals on Wheels Drivers deliver 2000 healthy meals, every weekday, to elders and adults living with disabilities. Our drivers may deliver the only meal of the day to our homebound clients in addition to providing critical social contact and safety check. These few moments of kindness make this service so much more than just the delivery of a meal.

Today additional drivers are needed to meet the increasing demand for home delivered meals in our service area that includes 11 cities and towns. If you are interested in giving back to your community through this part-time job, apply today! Please call Sara at 781-324-7705 ext. 689 or visit our website www.mves.org/join-us/.


SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL PRE-K 3 PROGRAM

St. Patrick School is now enrolling children who turn 3 by Sept. 1, 2017 for the new PreK 3 program! Call (781) 438-2543 to take a tour and reserve your spot today.

"Instilling a love of learning and educating the whole child"


 MEDITATION ON THE HEALING OF THE BLIND MAN

by Fr. Jurgen Liias, (preached at the 6:00pm Mass on March 26th)

A number of people have asked for a copy of this meditation. Printed copies are available in the parish office.


NO VACATION BIBLE CAMP

Due to staffing issues, Religious Education will not be offering Vacation Bible Camp this summer. We hope to be able to offer it in the future.


 SAINT PATRICK SCHOOL

Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Parents or Guardians who are interested in having their child attend Saint Patrick School in Grades Pre-K-8 next September are asked to contact the school at 781-438-2593 for further information. You may also email us at saintpatsoffice@comcast.net. Please note that to be eligible for Pre-Kindergarten, a child must be 4 years old on or before August 31, 2017.


EMMAUS MINISTRY FOR GRIEVING PARENTS

St. Anthony Shrine, 100 Arch St. Boston, MA

Serving the Spiritual Needs of Parents Whose Children of Any Age Have Died By Any Cause

One-Hour, One-Day, and Weekend Retreats, in Cooperation with the Archdiocese of Boston. Call Diane, Mother of Paul, at (617) 542-8057.

www.emfgp.orginfo@emfgp.org


ADULT CHOIR

Adult Choir Rehearsals have begun for our newly formed Choir of St. Patrick’s Parish.

Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 PM in the Music Room.

We encourage anyone interested in singing to consider joining this choir. We will be involved with bringing prayerful music to our week-end Masses and for special occasions such as: Thanksgiving, Christmas, other Holy Days and the Sacraments. Anyone high school age or older are invited to join. You do not have to have a beautiful voice to join the choir. Many ordinary voices can make a beautiful sound.

As St. Augustine said “He who sings prays twice”. Please drop by on Thursday to see if this might be a ministry that will certainly reward you by sharing your talent with your parish family.


CHILDREN'S CHOIR

We also have a Children’s Choir for students in Grades 3 thru 8. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome!

Rehearsals are Thursday afternoons from 2:45 to 3:30 PM in the Music Room. The Children’s Choir sings every Sunday at the 10:00am Family Mass. If you can’t make rehearsal, come to the upper church at 9:30am Sunday morning.

Hope to see you all on Thursday!!