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71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

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Welcome to Saint Patrick Parish
71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA 02180
Phone: 781-438-0960 Fax: 781-435-0075

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St. Patrick Parish

St Patrick Parish welcomes all new parishioners. We are happy to have you worship with us. Please stop after Mass and introduce yourself to our staff. If you would like to register with our Parish, please complete the registration form, mail it to the Parish Office or drop it in the collection basket.

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Mass Times

WEEKEND MASSES

Saturday Vigil ~ 4pm
Sunday ~ 8am, 10am, Noon, 6pm

WEEKDAY MASSES

Monday through Saturday - Noon

HOLY DAY MASSES

Vigil ~ 7pm
Holy Day ~ Noon

CONFESSIONS

Saturdays ~ 3pm - 3:45 pm
in the lower Church

Second Sunday of Lent

After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no fuller on earth could bleach them. Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them; then from the cloud came a voice, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.”
— Mk 9:2-3,7

The readings this week deserve to be read and reread and pondered. “God put Abraham to the test.” Those words have an ominous sound, ones that sound worrisome. Think about what is feels like to say God put (insert YOUR name) to the test. What might that test look like in your life? How are you tested? How do you respond to difficult situations God asks you to face? In our Gospel, we hear God speak “This is my beloved Son. Listen to Him.” As you begin this second week of Lent, listen attentively to what Jesus speaks to you, or asks of you. The important message in our readings today is that God is faithful no matter the circumstances and trials we face.

Scam Alert Warning

Important NoticeImportant NoticeLast June, many people on the contact list of St. Stephen Parish in Framingham received emails claiming to come from the parish, asking the recipient to purchase a Google Play gift card as a present for someone and promising to pay them back.

Any requests will be sent via the bulletin, the web site, or announced at Mass.

Link to the Boston Pilot article on the scams

In addition, Fr. Barmes' name is being used in a scam to try and extract gift cards from parishioners. We have had a few calls with parishioners having received a text purportedly from Fr. Barnes asking them to purchase $300 gift cards and to scratch of the security number and forward a picture of the gift card and security number.

DO NOT to respond to the text. It is not from Fr. Barnes and is an effort to scam them. Fr. Barnes would never ask parishioners to forward a picture of a gift card to him. These did not come from Fr. Barnes, please do not respond to these requests.

If you wish to donate securely, please use the Donate button at the top of this page.

Pray forSamuel Scioli, Rosalia Gaeta,
William Salari & Virgina Bowen

who died recently.

Altar Flower Memorial

Sanctuary Lamp, Bread & Wine

Bread and Wine

The Bread and Wine for the week’s liturgies were donated in memory of
Dr. Michael Ficociello

If you would like to sponsor the Sanctuary Lamp ($25) and or the Bread and Wine ($25) in honor of a loved one, please contact the office at 781-438-0960. The name of your loved one will be published in the bulletin.

Special Collection

Support of the Churches Around the World

The second collection taken the weekend of February 24th-25th will support the Church in those underdeveloped areas of the world. Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Church in Africa and in Central and Eastern Europe and three important national Catholic missions: The Military Archdiocese, Home Missions, and the Black and Indian Missions.

Your generosity will help fund the spiritual, educational and humanitarian needs of the Church around the world. For more information about each of these organizations go to their websites:

  1. CRS: www.usccb.org/catholic-relief
  2. Church in Africa: www.usccb.org/africa
  3. Church in Central and Eastern Europe: www.usccb.org/ccee
  4. Military Archdiocese: www.milarch.org
  5. Catholic Home Missions: www.usccb.org/home-missions
  6. Black and Indian Missions: https://blackandindianmission.org/

Readings for the week of February 25, 2024

Sunday: Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18/Ps 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19 (116:9)/Rom 8:31b-34/Mk 9:2-10
Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13/Lk 6:36-38
Tuesday: Is 1:10, 16-20/Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23/Mt 23:1-12
Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16/Mt 20:17-28
Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6/Lk 16:19-31
Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21/Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12/Lk 15:1-3, 11-3

World Apostolate of Fatima Rosary Group invites you to join them for Holy Hour held every Monday & Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (except Holidays) in the lower Church.

Ushers Needed

Ushers NeededEver considered getting more involved in the parish? We are in dire need of Ushers at the 12:00 Mass on Sundays. If you think you may be interested, please contact Diane McCarthy at 781-438-0200. Thank you for you consideration!

Stations of the Cross

Jesus Walking with the CrossPlease join us to pray the Stations of the Cross on the Fridays of Lent at 7:00 pm in the lower church:
     February 23
     March 1, 8, 15, 22
Good Friday, March 29
    12:00 Noon in the
upper church

Thursday Evenings with Jesus

Please Note!Holy BibleThursday evenings 5:30 p.m. Mass & Bible Study
began again on February 15, 2024.

Music for this week's Masses

Musical NotesEntrance # 201 Beautiful Savior
Prep. #555 Sacred Silence
Com.#397 This Alone
Rec. #599 Christ Be Our Light

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SCHEDULING MEMORIAL MASSES

Memorial Masses may be scheduled for your loved ones by calling the parish office. You may choose a weekday or weekend Mass. Additionally, we offer a Communal Memorial Mass Saturday at Noon, where several people will be prayed for together.

We recommend that you call the office well in advance of the particular date you would like to schedule.

Our large parish size means that dates fill up quickly. The Mass calendar for the following year is usually available the first week of March.

Dear Saint Patrick Catholic Community,

Do You Know?… anyone who wants to become Catholic?
… anyone who is baptized Catholic but has not received First Communion and/or Confirmation yet?
… any Catholic who married outside of the Catholic Church and would like to receive the Sacrament of Marriage?

If you do, please have them contact Diane McCarthy at 781-438-0200 or [email protected].

Thank you!

On-going Ministries

Grief support drop-in group:
First Tuesday of the month, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Separated/Divorced support drop-in group:
Second and Fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location for both: Pastoral Council Room – located on the main floor of the church


Adult sacramental preparation, including civil marriage convalidation in the Catholic Church.
For more information, contact Diane McCarthy at 781-438-0200 or [email protected].

March Schedules are finalized

All Liturgical and Music Ministers: the March schedule has been finalized. You can find your schedule on the Ministry Scheduler Pro (MSP) Web Terminal or the MSP App. The full schedules are also on the Liturgical Ministries page.

Lectio Divina

New!
New!

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is pleased to share a downloadable
Lectio Divina for the Second Week of Lent.
Others can be downloaded from our Lectio Divina 2023-2024 page.

Invitation to Lay Ministry

Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Greeters Lectors Sacristan

Do you feel that you are being called by God to assist in his church in some ministry? There are opportunities to be a lay minister at Saint Patrick Parish. See our
Lay Minister Information and Registration page
to read about the available ministries and to register to help.

Holy Hour

Praying HandsWorld Apostolate of Fatima Rosary Group invites you to join them for Holy Hour held every Monday & Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (except Holidays) in the lower Church.

Sunday Mass Videos

SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:00 AM

Celebrate Sunday Mass on the Stoneham Public-TV channel (Comcast 9, RCN 3, Verizon 34) four times a week:

Sun: 9:00 am ~ Mon: 5:00 pm ~ Tue: 9:00 am ~ Wed: 2:00 pm
(Note: the televised Mass will be for the previous weekend)

Mass will be taped each weekend and available for viewing the following Wednesday. You can also stream the Mass using the Stoneham TV's On-Demand player at https://www.stonehamtv.org/ondemand (click Videos) or conveniently from the St. Patrick's Parish Playlist. As new masses become available, they will be listed from newest to oldest.

February 18th - First Sunday of Lent (Recorded February 17th @ 4pm)

All Masses are also available on our Sunday Mass Videos page

Daily Masses are also available on Catholic-TV

Prayer to Our Lady Of Guadalupe - Intercessor Of The Unborn

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much.
I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have
spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”

“The greatest destroyer of peace in the world
today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a
direct killing.”
Mother Teresa with baby
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn

Give us the grace... When the sacredness of life before birth is attacked, to stand up and proclaim that no one ever has the authority to destroy unborn life.

~ John Paul II

For everyone’s safety, if you have tested positive for Covid-19, the current requirements are 5 days quarantine and 5 days with a mask. For more specific information, please see the CDC website.

Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.

“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke

Reminders

The parish doors are locked between 2:15 & 3:15 pm daily when school is in session. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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Please pray for the sick and all those who have asked us to pray for them this week.
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Mass Cards are available through the parish office located at 71 Central Street.
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Thank you to all our wonderful parishioners who have signed up for online giving and those who have been mailing in your offertory, we are so grateful for your continued support during these challenging times!
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You can help Saint Patrick by donating to the Grand Annual
online by using the Donate button below:

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Mass Times

WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday Vigil
   4:00 pm
Sunday
   8:00 am
  10:00 am (Family Mass)
  12:00 noon
   6:00 pm

WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday through Saturday
  12:00 noon ~ Lower Church

HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil
   7:00 pm
Holy Day
  12:00 noon

CONFESSIONS
Saturdays ~ Lower Church
   3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Monday - Saturday
  11:00 am - 11:55 am
  Lower Church before 12:00 Mass
Mondays - Saturdays
  12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
  Lower Church after 12:00 Mass

Registration Form

Parish Registration Form

Office Hours

PARISH OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
  12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.

Staff

Rev. David Barnes ~ Pastor
Rev. Sijo Jacob, CMI ~ Associate Pastor
Rev. Frank D. Campo ~ Senior Priest
Rev. Jurgen Liias ~ Senior Priest
Frank Dello Russo ~ Deacon
Charles G. Hanafin ~ Deacon
Anthony J. Foti ~ Deacon
David S. Caouette ~ Deacon

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UNABLE TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS IN PERSON?

Stoneham TV LogoEvery 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.

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St. Patrick's Parish has an app! Get information quickly on your smartphone with the WeConnect Parish App, available on iTunes and Google Play! Choose St. Patrick Parish when you start the app for the first time, and have access to our information in the palm of your hand!

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