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ya0zjr7hp1jw9uqublyiwcgul6l.jpgA sincere thank you to all who participated in the Mother's Day Rose for Life Drive. $1468.00 was raised to benefit the efforts of Mass Citizens for Life to protect the right to life of the unborn, mentally & physically challenged as well as the elderly in Massachusetts. May God richly bless you.


xmh4p8bvh31qw3q8xsk1jb5lo2l.jpgReligious Education Program, is looking for donations of Catholic items such as rosaries, medals, third class relics, bookmarks, coins, laminated prayer cards, necklaces, bracelets or any other Catholic themed items for us to share with the children in our program. We will be using them as motivational rewards for learning their catechism. Please only donate new or gently used items. Items should be put in an envelope or a zip lock bag and dropped through the mail slot in the Religious Education door located across the Holy water font at the front entrance to the church.


Sunday, June 3rd
at 2:00 PM
in Saint Eulalia Church
50 Ridge Street

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Sisters of St. Joseph
host Summer Retreats in Hingham

The Sisters of St. Joseph, in collaboration with the monks at Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham invite you to the following Directed Retreats being held at the Abbey in Hingham, MA. A Directed Retreat includes an individual daily meeting with a director and time for personal prayer, exercise, rest, and liturgy.

June 28 - July 6, 2018 or June 28 - July 2, 2018
July 9 - 17, 2018 or July 13 - 17, 2018
July 18 - 26, 2018 or July 18 - 22, 2018
July 28 - August 1, 2018
August 7 - 15, 2018 or August 10 - 15, 2018
August 18 - 25, 2018 or August 18 - 22, 2018

To receive an application, more details or to ask any question, please email or call spiritual.ministries@CSJBoston.org, 781-227-4730.


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     An Evening of Prayer
          sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph
              at their Motherhouse
                   637 Cambridge St. Brighton, MA

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
6:30 – 8:30 P.M.
Theme – “Living the Paschal Mystery”
Presenter: Mary Ann McLaughlin
(Formerly Director of the Archdiocesan Office of Spiritual Life).

The evening includes a conference, guided prayer, quiet time and sharing. A Free Will Donation will be accepted. To RSVP, call 781-227-4730; email spiritual.ministries@CSJBoston.org.


Did you know that all Medicare Part D plans cover a shingles vaccine, such as Zostavax or the newly released shingles vaccine, Shingrix, which is recommended by the CDC (center for Disease Control and Prevention)?

The cost for the vaccine will vary for each Part D plan and even by the pharmacy where you get the vaccine. You can contact your Medicare drug plan or Medicare Advantage Plan for more information on which vaccines are covered and the co-pay at your preferred pharmacy.

For assistance with any Medicare issue, contact the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program. Trained SHINE counselors offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. Call the Regional SHINE office at Mystic Valley Elder Services in Malden at 781-388-4845. Please leave a message and a counselor will return your call within two business days.


Free Admission, although a good will offering would be appreciated - Open to All!

Wednesday, June 6, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
St. Eulalia Church, 50 Ridge Street, Winchester, in Manion Hall

Speaker - Marty Brounstein, author of “Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust.” He brings a true, interfaith story of courage, compassion, and rescue about a Catholic couple in the Netherlands named Frans and Mien Wijnakker who, despite much risk and danger, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews during World War II. Marty has a meaningful, personal connection to this story and its heroes, which he reveals in his engaging storytelling presentation.

Now into its seventh year, Marty has been on an unexpected journey of sharing this special story in a variety of venues in his home base of the San Francisco Bay Area plus in over a dozen other cities around the country. He has come to the Boston area for the first time for a speaking series here. Book signing follows the presentation. The event is open to the community. Come hear this inspirational story!


s5nasclxk4p0g1if76hbsd363tl.pngHappy Mother’s Day! Allow Jesus to be Lord of your marriage relationship by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends is June 9-10, 2018 in Medway, MA.

For more information, call Stephen & Michelle O'Leary at 800-710-9963 or visit them at https://wwmema.org/.


We are pleased to share that St. Patrick Parish has raised $62,015.00 toward our 2018 Catholic Appeal goal of $83,643.00. Thank you to all who have helped make our campaign a success. If you have yet to give, we need your help! We still need to raise $21,628.00. Please give today to help us reach goal by June 30, 2018. Gifts can be made online at BostonCatholicAppeal.org or by completing a pledge form available at the Church exits. On behalf of Cardinal Seán O’Malley and all who will benefit from your generosity, thank you for your support.



Recognizing that, for many people, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may be bittersweet due to the death of a mom, a dad, or a child; a prenatal loss; or an inability to have children, our parish would like to honor these significant losses from Mother’s Day, May 13, through Father’s Day, June 17, by offering a quiet place for prayer, reflection, and remembrance. During these six weeks, you are invited to inscribe in our Book of Remembrance the name of a parent or child who has died or a prayer intention for a dream of children left unfulfilled.

From Mother’s Day until Father’s Day, our Book of Remembrance will be available next to the ambo in the upper church. At the 12:00 Mass on Sunday, June 17, we will offer our prayers for our loved ones and for the inscribed special intentions to God in the offertory as we entrust our sorrow to God’s healing love.



The 26th Annual Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 21st , at The Weston Golf Club. This premier charity event is held to benefit the educational program for the seminarians. Tuition covers only half the cost of educating a seminarian and the proceeds from this tournament will help bridge the gap and keep the cost of educating them affordable. The $250 player entry includes lunch at the Club, 18 holes of golf with cart, and door prizes; followed by a social hour, silent auction and dinner at the Seminary for each golfer and a guest. To register, call Kate Folan at 781-899-5500 or visit www.psjs.edu/golf-tournament.


1vvpxx2rtto6vztefowp5j1b7nl.pngEvery weekend Mass is recorded and then broadcast on Stoneham TV during the following week. Below are the times that Mass is aired on the Public Channel.

(Public Access Channels: Comcast Ch. 9, RCN Ch. 3, Verizon Ch. 34)

Wednesday at 2:00 pm, Sunday at 9:00 am, Monday at 5:00 pm, Tuesday at 9:00 am.

Each new cycle begins on Wednesday so the past Sunday's Mass will air for the first time on Wednesday.


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. Currently the available weekends are July 22nd and September 2nd. Please call the parish office @ 781-438- 0960 if you are interested in donating flowers for a particular weekend.


Dear Parishioners of St. Patrick:

n1f6id4dgf22rzlzrb3r3kqa94l.pngI wanted to let you know that I received your “prayer square” and have it hanging proudly in my office in Afghanistan. I also wanted to let you know that it, and St. Joseph, have a special place in my personal prayer life. As a father of seven, I often call on St. Joseph for intercession and guidance. My youngest, born this past December, is named Joseph David for that very reason. I appreciate your support, and more importantly, your prayers for me and my Soldiers.

God bless you!
LTC Ian Palmer



This summer Saint Patrick’s Religious Education Program will be running summer courses for grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and we are in need of teachers. The program will run from Wednesday, June 20th to Friday, June 29th. The time of the program will be 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If interested, you can teach alone, with a friend or share the days with another teacher. We can work around your schedule if needed.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity, please email us at staff@stpatreled.org, call us at 781-438- 1093 or stop by our office.

We look forward to meeting all that are interested.


Are you looking for spiritual renewal? A sense of mission? An intentional community? The Sisters of Providence of Saint Maryof- the-Woods, Indiana, invite persons of all faith traditions to become a Providence Associate. Applications will be accepted until May 31. Contact Debbie Dillow at 317-250-3294 or email ddillow@spsmw.org to request an application. Learn more at ProvidenceAssociates.org.

Providence Associates of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, are women and men of faith who choose to have an intentional relationship with the Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of Catholic women religious committed to effecting positive change in the world. Providence Associates commit to sharing their own unique gifts and talents with others while walking with the Sisters of Providence. Currently more than 200 Providence Associates live out Providence spirituality in their daily lives across the United States and in Taiwan. Learn more at ProvidenceAssociates.org.

The Sisters of Providence, a Congregation of nearly 300 women religious, with more than 200 Providence Associates, collaborate with others to create a more just and hope-filled world through prayer, education, service and advocacy. The Sisters of Providence have their motherhouse at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, located just northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Ind. Saint Mother Theodore Guerin founded the Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods in 1840. Today, Sisters of Providence minister in 17 states, the District of Columbia and Asia, through works of love, mercy and justice. More information about the Sisters of Providence and their ministries may be found at SistersofProvidence.org.

Walking in the Footsteps of St. Paul
March 15, 2019
Fr. Liias & Fr. Armano, Spiritual Directors

Join Fr. Liias and Fr. Armano on an 8 day Pilgrimage to Greece, with an optional 3 day, Greek Island Cruise. Come and journey in the footsteps of St. Paul, as we travel to Thessalonika, Philippi, Corinth and Athens. The optional cruise will include visits to the islands of Santorini, Crete and Mykonos. We will also dock in Turkey for the day, to visit the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus, and then on to the Isle of Patmos, where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation. An Early Bird Discount will be offered for all deposits received before July 15, 2018. For more information or to obtain a brochure/registration form, please pick one up in the Parish Office, from Fr. Liias or contact Cathy DiPirro at 781-307-2474 or email catherinedipirro@msn.com.


rhwgdm6fi6svp0lkvd2oie4blhl.pngWords cannot fully express our gratitude for the overwhelming generosity of our parishioners, individually and collectively. From our ministries to our youth, through their fundraisers throughout the year, the daily mass attendees who so generously gave to the free will collection and also to those who just stop in for a visit, we are so thankful.

These are very difficult times for so many and your gifts these past months have enabled us to serve the needs of more people than ever before!! Each one of you truly embraces the giving spirit of St. Vincent de Paul and we are so very blessed because of that. Our ministry continues because of all of you.

May God bless and keep you in His loving arms.


The Easter prayer Regina Caeli (“Queen of Heaven” in Latin) is a wonderful tribute to our Lord’s resurrection and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Although its origins are unknown, it dates back to the 13th century.

Traditionally, it is prayed standing, often at noon, in place of the Angelus, during the Easter Season from Holy Saturday until Pentecost.

Regina Caeli

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
For He, whom thou was worthy to bear, Alleluia.
Has risen as He said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.

Let us pray

O God, Who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hast been pleased to give joy to the whole world, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life, through the same Christ, our Lord.




Congratulations and a heartfelt welcome to the newest members of the Catholic faith who were received into Full Communion with the Catholic Church in our parish this Easter:

Amanda, Andy, Dawn, Stacey, and Sue

These new Catholics celebrated the sacraments of Confirmation and First Eucharist at the Easter Vigil and are now full members of our faith community. Please continue to hold them in your prayers as they grow in faith through a continuous, life-long conversion of ever deepening love with God and others.

Clergy Health & Retirement Trust

The 590 diocesan priests in our Archdiocese are always there for us, sharing Christ’s good news, performing good works and building communities of good faith. All are welcome to learn more and make a gift online at clergytrust.org or you can donate $25 through your cell phone by texting the work PRIEST25 to 20222 (msg. & data rates may apply). Don’t forget to find and follow the Trust on Facebook by searching “@ClergyTrust.” Our priests thank you for your prayers and support.

A Retreat for Hope & Healing After Abortion

Winter/Spring 2018 Dates:
Saturday, March 10 ♦ Saturday, May 5 ♦ Saturday, June 2
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

“Project Rachel led me to a place of forgiveness and mercy. During the retreat, I realized the lasting impact of forgiveness. I knew God had forgiven me, and now I needed to forgive myself. For the first time in 34 years of living, I sat in the chapel and felt connected to God. Through the depth of my pain, I began a lasting relationship with Him.”
~~ A Project Rachel Retreat Participant

Sponsored by the Project Rachel Ministry - Archdiocese of Boston

Location is confidential. Requested donation of $10 to cover lunch cost. Pre-registration is required. Limited to 10 participants.

For more information, contact Project Rachel at (508) 651-3100 or e-mail: help@projectrachelboston.com


In 2002, Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to all Catholics regarding the Rosary. In this letter, which was entitled The Most Holy Rosary, Pope John Paul II announced the addition of the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary history in addition to the traditional mysteries of the rosary...

The Luminous Mystery Rosary or the Mysteries of Light, as they are also called, focus on the public life of Jesus, the years He was preaching spanning the time between His Baptism and His death. They are called the Mysteries of Light because Jesus is the light of the World.

Pope John Paul II felt that it was important to add these mysteries to the history of the rosary because there was a gap between the childhood of Jesus that is meditated upon during the Joyful Mysteries and the suffering and death of Jesus that is meditated upon during the Sorrowful Mysteries.

The Luminous Mystery Rosary is as follows...

  • The Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan,
  • Jesus first miracle at the wedding at Cana,
  • Jesus proclamating the Kingdom of God, his preaching and teaching
  • Transfiguration of Jesus on Mt. Tabor when He revealed Himself as God's Son
  • The institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper

Just like the other mysteries, you can meditate on the mysteries of the life of Jesus with His mother, Mary mother of God.

It was Mary who asked Jesus to perform His first miracle at the wedding at Cana. When the bride and groom ran out of wine, Mary went and told Jesus. She told the servants to, "Do whatever he tells you" -John 2:5. Because of Mary's prompting, Jesus turned water into wine at this wedding.

According to Pope John Paul II, this event, in the history of the rosary, is the foundation to all the Mysteries of Light because the role Mary played as "intercessor" at the wedding continues throughout the other four rosary mysteries.


zjm6bpzx59qgb4nnu5vcm5kve0l.pngThe Knights of Columbus is seeking a field agent for a career opportunity representing their Insurance, Annuity and Long Term Care Program. We offer a complete benefits package with this full-time position. In order to qualify, one must be eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus. For more information on this exciting career opportunity, please contact Michael R. Capobianco, General Agent at (508) 238-2300.


“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
  –- Jesus

Have you ever enjoyed a cup of coffee in Our Lady Hall after Mass? Might Jesus be calling you to share your time with our parish family?

St. Patrick’s Religious Education hosts a reception for the entire congregation on a monthly basis. We rely upon volunteers to assist us with this undertaking. Currently we are in need of a Hospitality Team to make these events run more smoothly. We will teach you all that you need to know. Sign up with a friend…many hands make light work!

Please contact Anne Dooley for more information: staff@stpatreled.org or stop by the Religious Education Office Mon.-Thurs. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.


If so, All Care Hospice needs you! All Care Hospice is currently seeking caring, compassionate people to offer comfort and support to our patients and families through companionship. As part of the care team, volunteers serve a vital role in affecting the quality of our patients’ lives. All Care Hospice serves the North Shore, Merrimack Valley and Greater Boston. Volunteer opportunities available close to home!

For more information or to enroll in a training, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen Burge at 781-244-1129.


The long-awaited Saint Patrick Tree of Life has been installed in the entry to our church. The Tree of Life page provides more details. Thank you for shining your light, enabling us to shine for others.


It’s that time again. CORIs for the 2018 year are now due. CORIs are valid annually from July 1 through June 30 and all volunteers and staff must complete a CORI form each year. Parish Staff members will be available to assist you at the office Monday-Friday between the hours of 10:00-11:30 am and 12:30 to 4:00 pm. Thank you!


If you are single or sacramentally married, and discerning God's possible call to serve the Church as a minister of Charity, Word, and Sacrament as an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston, you and your wife (for those who are married) are invited to take part in the upcoming Inquirer Program. If you would like more information, you can download the flyer, or contact Deacon Christopher Connelly, Director of Diaconate Formation at 617-746-5649, or via email at cconnelly@rcab.org.


rhwgdm6fi6svp0lkvd2oie4blhl.pngWe feed the hungry. We visit the sick. We clothe those in need. We help keep the lights on. We help provide heat.

Come join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 781-438-0960.



The Archdiocese of Boston is committed to maintaining a safe environment for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Through its Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach, the Archdiocese continues to make counseling and other services available to survivors, their families and parishes impacted by clergy sexual abuse, and in particular those who may need additional support at this time, are encouraged to contact the Archdiocese's Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach at 617-746-5995.


Please come and join St. Patrick’s Adult Choir this year! Rehearsals are every Thursday night from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and the choir sings every other week at different Masses throughout the year. You need not have a beautiful voice to join the choir as many ordinary voices can make a beautiful sound. Please consider giving your time and talent to this ministry as music adds so much to Liturgy. As St. Augustine said “Singing is praying twice”. If you are interested in joining or have questions please see Susan Columbus in the music area after Mass or send an email to st.patsmusic@aol.com. Rehearsals begin Thursday, Sept.7th and our first Mass is Sunday September 10th @ 8:00 am.


Please come and join our Children’s choir this year! We welcome new members from Grade 2 and up. Keeping in mind everyone’s busy school and sports schedules, we will implement a new format that is sure to be family friendly and make it possible for more participation! We will rehearse every Thursday from 4:00 - 5:00 pm and sing twice a month at the 10:00 am Family Mass. We will have a lot of fun singing and praying, learning about music, teamwork and our faith. If you are interested in joining or have questions, please see Susan in the music area after Mass, or send an email to st.patsmusic@aol.com. Rehearsals begin Thursday September 21st.


Our Sunday Visitor has a series of free webcasts that will deepen your knowledge and faith. Visit https://www.osvcatholicbookstore.com/webcasts for more information and links to register.


At the end of every Mass, we are reminded to "go" into the world to gather and make disciples of God's children. How often do you reflect upon how you have followed Christ's command to do this? Today we invite you to do just that. As you celebrate the magnificent glory of God & the incredible mercy of Christ, stop for a moment to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit in your heart. You are being called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with a friend, neighbor or child who is not yet aware of God's great love for them. How will you answer that call?

The Religious Education Program invites you to become a catechist for the 2017-2018 school year!

Call or Email Us:
781-438-1093 ~ staff@stpatreled.org


csnk6khti7yoz0ayri9r9phb3jl.pngOur parish currently needs Pastoral Visitors who are willing to bring Holy Eucharist to and pray with the many faithful homebound parishioners who, due to illness or advanced age, are no longer able to join us for Mass. If you have considered serving in this manner, God may be inviting you to share his loving comfort through the beautiful ministry of Pastoral Care. For more information, please call Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200.


Pregnancy Help serves anyone facing crisis pregnancy situations. Our staff of nurses and case workers is trained to give individualized care to help you through this difficult time. Please contact us to discuss your situation and receive free support.

Call Us: 617-782-5151 or Text Us: 617-903-7960

All services are free and strictly confidential.


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


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


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.


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/.


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.