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.
And now, bless the God of all,
who has done wondrous things on earth;
Who fosters people’s growth from their mother’s womb,
and fashions them according to his will!
May he grant you joy of heart
and may peace abide among you;
May his goodness toward us endure in Israel
to deliver us in our days.
— Sir 50:22-24
|For everyone’s safety, if you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 or is in the process of being tested, you cannot attend Mass for the mandatory fourteen-day quarantine period.|
Parish Office to close for Thanksgiving
The Parish Office will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 25th, in observance of Thanksgiving. It will re-open at 10am on Monday, November 30th.
Have a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!
For I know well the plans I have in mind for you—plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.
— Jeremiah 29:11
Walk-ins will no longer be allowed
Per Fr. Mario and per new COVID-19 guidelines, registration will be required to attend any weekend Mass. More information is available in his blog post COVID19, Advent, and Christmas.
Registration for Mass is now open
YOU CAN REGISTER FOR MASS from now through Noon on Saturday
Special Note: Beginning the weekend of December 5/6, reservations will be required for all weekend Masses.
We can no longer allow walk-ins. The Parish doors will be locked 10 minutes after Mass begins.
To register to attend a Mass, just click on the button to the left and you will be able to register for the day and time you would like to attend Sunday Mass (including the 4:00 PM Vigil Mass on Saturday, or the 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM Masses on Sunday. Please note that you will be able to register for Mass one weekend at a time going forward, from the Monday at 10:00 am through the Saturday, at noon.
Anyone who does not have access to this website can call the Main Parish Office at 781-438-0960 to register for a Sunday Mass, beginning at 10:00 AM on Monday through 4:00 PM on Friday when the office closes for the weekend.
November 29 ~ The First Sunday of Advent
Advent is a season of waiting and of preparing for the coming of Christ. As Jesus tells us in the Gospel today, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” As preparation for Christmas has started to occupy your time and energy, make the effort to take ten minutes each day to turn your attention to Jesus. Ask yourself, what needs to change in order to make room for Christ in your life? Pray for the courage to grow closer to Jesus so that you can introduce him to others.
Let Your Voice Be Heard - Again
“Say No to ROE”
The state legislature has extended the session until January 5th, 2021. Please remind the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts. Please call the Committee at 617-722-2396 and let them know you are opposed to H3320 and S1209 – the ROE legislation. Every telephone call helps!
Remember these bills would remove:
- The requirement that young girls obtain consent before an abortion
- The requirement that efforts be made to save a living baby who survives abortion
- The requirement that late term abortions be performed in hospitals
- And the bills would allow abortion on demand for all nine months of pregnancy.
For more information about how the ROE legislation would expand abortion in Massachusetts visit www.macatholic.org. Thank you!
Scam Alert Warning
Fr. Mario's name is being used in a scam to try and extract gift cards from parishioners. We have had a few calls today with parishioners having received a text purportedly from Fr. Mario 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. Mario and is an effort to scam them. Fr. Mario would never ask parishioners to forward a picture of a gift card to him. These did not come from Fr. Mario, please do not respond to these requests.
Any requests will be sent via the bulletin, the web site, or announced at Mass.
If you wish to donate securely, please use the Donate button at the top of this page.
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares
of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
cast into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen
Back to School Prayer
PRAYER FOR STUDENTS
Thank you for the gift of learning!
I want to grow closer to you
in everything I do at school.
In math and science, help me to see
your beautiful plan in the world.
Help me to discover new stories
and values as I read and write.
In arts and music, help me to be creative.
In sports, help me to treat my teammates
and my opponents fairly.
Help me to learn new skills
Jesus, you are the perfect teacher.
Help me to listen with open ears,
an open heart, and an open mind
to all my teachers at school.
Help me to treat my classmates
with care, kindness, and respect.
Thank you, Jesus, for school!
St. Patrick Prayer Community invites you to join them for Holy Hour held every Monday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (except Holidays.)
Update: Beginning in September, the Most Holy Eucharist will only continue in the Upper Church from 11:00 am - noon daily and from 12:45 pm - 4:00 pm on Mondays and Fridays.
Sunday Mass with Fr. Mario & Fr. Frank
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 9:00 AM
Celebrate Sunday Mass with Fr. Mario and Fr. Frank 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
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.
Most recent Mass: November 22nd - Solemnity of Christ the King (Taped November 21st @ 6pm)
All Masses are also available on our Sunday Mass Videos page
Daily Masses are also available on Catholic-TV
Please pray for the sick and all those who have asked us to pray for them this week.
COVID-19 Information and Resources
Several bits of information and resource links relating to the quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our COVID-19 page. Any additional messages/links will be posted there.
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.”
“The greatest destroyer of peace in the world
today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a
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
Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.
“Abortion is inherently different from other medical procedures because no other procedure involves the purposeful termination of a potential life.”
— Potter Stewart
Mass Cards are available through the parish office during this time. Please call the parish office to make arrangements, we will prepare it and leave it for you to pick up at the mailbox located at the side door in the small parking lot.
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!
You can help Saint Patrick by donating to the Grand Annual
online by using the Donate button below:
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10:00 am (Family Mass)
Monday through Saturday
12:00 noon ~ Lower Church
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.
*** The Parish Office will close at 1pm on Wednesday, November 25th, in observance of Thanksgiving. It will re-open at 10am on Monday, November 30th. ***
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
Fr. Barnabe Hounguevou ~ Weekend Asst.
Deacon Frank Dello Russo ~ Deacon
Deacon Charles G. Hanafin ~ Deacon
Deacon Joseph A. Cooley ~ Deacon
Deacon Anthony J. Foti ~ 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.