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.
Saturday Vigil ~ 4pm
Monday through Saturday - Noon
HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil ~ 7pm
Saturdays ~ 3pm - 3:45 pm
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.”
We are now in the cold and flu season once again. As we have noted before during cold and flu season, there is no requirement for a hand-shake at the ‘Sign of Peace’ if a parishioner is uncomfortable with that greeting. Please respect the right of parishioners to offer a verbal greeting of peace by turning toward those near them without shaking hands. Read More »
The weekend of November 23rd-24th, the Archdiocese will take up the Collection for Retired Sisters. Please give generously in recognition of the Sisters’ years of dedicated service. Read More »
CORIs for the 2019 year are now overdue. CORIs are valid annually from July 1 through June 30 and all volunteers and staff must complete a CORI form each year. Please stop by the Parish Office to complete the form and be sure to bring your license. Thank you!
You can help Saint Patrick by donating to the Grand Annual
online by using the Donate button below:
CHRISTMAS MEMORIAL FLOWERS
Once again we would like to offer you the opportunity to share in
the decoration of our Church and Altars this Christmas Season.
Donations can be left at the Parish Office or placed in the collection basket with
the names of those who you wish to be listed in the Christmas bulletin.
Contributions in memory of loved ones will be accepted between now and December 1st.
Religious Calendars for 2020 will be available beginning this weekend through the generosity of
The Barile Family Funeral Home. Thank you!
We still have some spaces available for the Pilgrimage to Oberammergau & Central Europe. The Passion Play only performs every 10 years, so reserve your spot now! Read More »
The St. Patrick Parish app has been updated to the new WeConnect app.
You can install the app by choosing the appropriate link at the bottom
of the page. Choose St. Patrick Parish from the Choose Your Parish
screen and get access to our information. We will be adding features
to help you participate more fully in our Parish life.
A fuller explanation is on our Parish App page.
Beginning September 4th weekly prayer meetings will resume at 7:00 pm in the lower Church. Please JOIN us as we PRAISE GOD, listen to SCRIPTURE, pray for those who need prayer & pray for one another. Our prayer meetings are an expression of our love of God and His love in return. Our meetings are followed by coffee and refreshments in the Parish Council Room.
“Let them Praise the name of the Lord” ~ Psalm 148
Fr. Mario has an important announcement on his blog.
Please read Good News for Some, Bad News for Others......
Please Pray for . . .
All of our homebound parishioners who, due to illness or advanced age, are no longer
able to be with us for Mass. May God bless them with his strength and his peace.
All the intentions in our Parish Book of Intentions. May God hear our prayers and my we always trust in God’s love and mercy.
Please pray for the sick and all those who have asked us to pray for them this week. Their names have been inscribed in our parish Book of Intentions in the lower Church.
Please contact the rectory at 781-438-0960 to add a name.
Let Your Voice Be Heard!
The Massachusetts State Legislature is considering two troubling bills this session.
Please read more on our Let Your Voice Be Heard! page
and do your part to help save the lives of the unborn.
A Message from Fr. Mario Orrigo about the ROE Act
(also available under News/Pastor's Notes/The ROE Act)
Once again, we want to remind you that you can support Saint Patrick Parish with a Bequest.
More information on Bequests can be found on our How to Help page.
Thank you for your consideration!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~To register your child, please contact the Religious Education office at 781-438-1093.
If you have a family member that is serving or know of anyone currently serving in our Armed Forces, please call the Parish Office (781-438-0960) so that we have the opportunity to pray for their service to our Country.
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Sacristans - Sextons
The sacristan carefully arranges the liturgical books, the vestments, and other things necessary in the celebration of Mass. Under the general direction of the clergy, they undertake the overall preparation of liturgical celebrations, including all that is needed for special days such as Ash Wednesday and Palm Sunday. The sacristan in harmony with the clergy makes sure that the vestments, church furnishings, liturgical vessels and ceremonial objects are kept in good condition.
Other practical indications are that the sacristan ensures that the things necessary for worship are always available. There should be a ready supply of fresh hosts and of duly authorized wine, sufficient clean purificators, corporals, hand towels, incense and coals. He or she also makes sure that the sanctuary lamp is always lit.
In order to carry out these duties, the sacristan needs to have a fairly good idea of the content and norms of the principal liturgical books and an understanding of the intricacies of the liturgical calendar. A good sacristan is a boon to any parish.
Saint Patrick Church has a long standing tradition of not only opening the doors for opportunities such as this but also depending on the parishioner’s helping hands to continue the good work of the church for all people.
New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia defines a sacristan as an officer who cares for the sacristy, where vestments and sacred vessels are stored, the sanctuary and all contents. While a sacristan can be a priest and deacon, we invite the laity to participate in the liturgy in a deeper, more intimate manner.
If you are interested in this ministry, please call Deacon Frank @ 781-438-2498. He will sit with you and help you walk this path to a most beautiful personal relationship with our Lord and our Mass celebrations.
Other ministries are spotlighted on our Ministry Spotlights page.
“Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.”
“More than four thousand innocent lives are taken each day in this
land of the free and home of the brave,
whose lady holds high the torch of welcome to human life.”
~ John Powell, Abortion: the Silent Holocaust
10:00 am (Family Mass)
Monday through Saturday
HOLY DAY MASSES
Saturdays ~ Lower Church
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Mondays and Fridays
12:45 pm to 4:00 pm
(except on Holidays)
Monday - Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 noon
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.
Rev. Mario J. Orrigo ~ Pastor
Rev. Frank D. Campo ~ Associate Pastor
Most Rev. Peter J. Uglietto ~ Bishop in Residence
Rev. Jurgen Liias ~ Senior Priest
Rev. Thomas F. Oates ~ Senior Priest
Deacon Frank B. Dello Russo ~ Deacon
Deacon Charles G. Hanafin ~ Deacon
Deacon Joseph A. Cooley ~ Deacon
Deacon John R. Turner ~ Senior Deacon
UNABLE TO ATTEND SUNDAY MASS IN PERSON?
Every 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.