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Parish News

Parish News

SPECIAL COLLECTION FOR CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES

Next week’s second collection is for Catholic Relief Services. This collection supports emergency relief, human development, and peace initiatives in countries around the world. The funds from this Collection provide food to the hungry, services for victims of human trafficking, support to displaced refugees, and show Christ’s love and respect to all people. The collection funds the ministries of six Catholic Church organizations: Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), the Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development, the Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church, and the Holy Father’s Relief Fund. For more information, please visit www.usccb.org/crscollection.


HONORING OUR LOSSES - MOTHER'S DAY AND FATHER'S DAY

Recognizing that, for many people, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day may be bittersweet due to the death of a mom, dad, or a child; a prenatal loss, or the inability to have children, our parish would like to honor these significant losses from now through Father’s Day, June 18, 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 unfulfilled.

From this week following 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 noon Mass on Sunday, June 18, we will offer these prayers for our loved ones and for these special intentions to God in the offertory as we entrust our sorrow to God’s healing love.


MANY THANKS!

St. Patrick School and the Mothers' Club would like to thank all who attended and supported our Spring Fundraiser on May 5th for making it such a fun and successful event! Thanks to our many donors and sponsors, including Pizzarello & Silvestro Family Dentistry, Walsh Landscaping, the Damico Family, Earthworks Landscaping, Inc., The Rowan Family, Reading Orthodontics, The Dalton Family, The Savings Bank, Zoo New England, Dr. Mickey's Pediatric & Orthodontic Specialists, Wakefield Custom Dental, McDonald ~ Finnegan Funeral Home, and Weiss Farm. Thanks to all for your contributions and support!


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.


ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR HALLMARK HEALTH VNA AND HOSPICE

Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice in Malden will hold its annual fundraiser event on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Anthony’s of Malden, 105 Canal Street in Malden at 6:30pm. The event will include live and silent auction, raffles, buffet, entertainment and more. There are sporting tickets, theatre tickets, weekend get-a-ways, jewelry items and so much more! Come join in a night of fun to help support a worthy cause. All proceeds will go to their Maternal/Child Health Program and their Palliative Care Program. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online at www.hallmarkhealthhomecare.org (click on fundraiser icon) or by calling 781-338-7902. For more info, please call 781-338-7902.


25TH ANNUAL POPE ST. JOHN XXIII NATIONAL SEMINARY GOLF TOURNAMENT

Monday, May 22nd, 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


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.


PROJECT RACHEL RETREAT

“Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.”
– Pope Francis.

The Project Rachel ministry of the Archdiocese of Boston extends a special invitation to women suffering from the pain of a past abortion to attend a Come to the Waters of Healing one-day retreat on Saturday, May 20. Location is confidential. Limited to ten participants. For more information, contact Project Rachel at 508.651.3100 or help@projectrachelboston.com.


LIFT WORSHIP NIGHT

Join LIFT Ministries on Tuesday, June 6th @ 7:00pm for an inspiring night of worship at St. Anthony Church in Cambridge, MA with guest speaker Fr. Eric Cadin. The night will include uplifting music, a relevant talk, confessions, Eucharistic Adoration, and is FREE to attend and open to ALL AGES. A downloadable flyer, along with more information about LIFT, can be found on their website at www.liftedhigher.com. Come and worship with hundreds of Catholics from around the Boston area!


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"


CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA

On Thursday May 18, 2017, Saint Patrick Parish welcomes the National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima On Her “Pilgrimage of Prayer”. Please join us on this blessed day Sponsored by the World Apostolate of Fatima Archdiocese of Boston

Events are scheduled from 3:00pm to 9:00pm. All are invited to participate in the devotional prayers, offer petitions, spend time with the Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Our Lady of Fatima and visit the Fatima Table.

More information is available in the downloadable flyer. (PDF)


FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASSES ~ 2017

First Holy Communion Masses will be celebrated on
Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ 11:00am & 1:30pm
Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 11:00am & 1:30pm.

The 12:00 Noon Communal Mass will not be celebrated on those Saturday mornings. You are invited to attend the First Communion Masses at 11:00am.


A 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!!