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.
Mask Mandate Update from Cardinal Seán
Update to the Mask Mandate from the Archdiocese of Boston
In the light of the continued growth in the numbers of new COVID cases, Cardinal Seán is extending the current mask mandate.
It is mandated that that throughout the archdiocese all people attending public Masses, including weddings and funerals, wear masks. This is an extension of the mandate currently in effect, and expires on Thursday, March 3, 2022, which is the day after Ash Wednesday.
Children under the age of five are not required to wear masks. Children under the age of two should not wear masks.
St. Patrick Parish and School Inclement Weather Policy
St. Patrick Parish takes seriously its obligation to provide for the safety of those attending Mass and School. This policy reflects our commitment to making safety a priority.
Closure of St. Patrick Parish applies to all offices, events, and ministries. Weather-related announcements will be posted on our parish website.
St. Patrick Parish and School will follow the Stoneham Public School System with regard to weather-related decisions.
- If the Stoneham Public Schools are closed, the weekday Mass is cancelled. The presider will offer Mass privately for the specified intention(s).
- If the Stoneham Public Schools are closed, all daytime and evening activities in the Parish are cancelled and all offices are closed.
- If the Stoneham Public School System announces an early closing or the cancellation of afternoon or evening programs due to inclement weather, all events at Saint Patrick Parish will be cancelled and all offices will be closed.
If the Stoneham Public School System has not issued a weather-related announcement, St. Patrick Parish will evaluate conditions and may close its campus.
- Weekend Masses will be celebrated as scheduled. Decisions regarding closure of Parish events will be made by the Facilities Manager in consultation with the clergy and parish staff.
Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.”
— John 2:4
Saturday Vigil ~ 4pm
Monday through Saturday - Noon
HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil ~ 7pm
Saturdays ~ 3pm - 3:45 pm
January 16 ~ Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
“Do whatever he tells you.” These are the words of Mary at the end of today’s gospel! Mary is saying these words to us – to each and every one. What is Jesus telling you to do? The psalm gives us one way – ‘proclaim God’s marvelous deeds.” St. Paul also reminds us that each one of us has special gifts, gifts that are different in each person. As you take time this week in prayer, humbly acknowledge the gifts that are uniquely yours from God. Then, like Mary, do whatever Jesus tells you, putting your gifts at the service of others.
Holy Hour for Life
Please join our Deacons for a
Holy Hour for Life
Sunday, January 23rd at 3:00 pm
in the upper Church
Online Offertory Appeal
Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo
It has been almost 13 years since the Lord called me to serve Him at Saint Patrick Parish, and I am grateful for His call. I am privileged to witness your faith, goodness and generosity as together we strive to grow in holiness and affirm God’s love ... Read More »
Sanctuary Lamp and Bread and Wine Donations
The Sanctuary light and The Bread and Wine for the week’s liturgies were donated in memory of
Ida & John DePalma &
Rose & Frank Rizzeri
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.
Scam Alert Warning
Last 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.
In addition, Fr. Mario's 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. 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.
If you wish to donate securely, please use the Donate button at the top of this page.
CORI Forms are now due
If you serve the parish as a volunteer in any capacity, the Archdiocese of Boston requires that you complete a CORI form each year. CORI forms are now due. Please call Parish Office weekdays between 10:00 – 12:00 and 12:30 – 4:00 to arrange a time to complete a form. Thank you!
Invitation to Lay Ministry
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.
Updated Minister Handbooks are available
Just a reminder: The parish doors are locked between 2:15 & 3:15 pm daily when school is in session. We apologize for any inconvenience.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is pleased to share a downloadable Lectio Divina for the Second Week in Ordinary Time.
Others can be downloaded from our Lectio Divina page.
Wellsprings of Faith
Fr. Jurgen Liias hosts a weekly talk show called Wellsprings of Faith. It is aired on Melrose Cable TV but can also be accessed through YouTube:
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 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
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.
January 2nd - The Epiphany of the Lord (Taped January 2nd @ Noon)
All Masses are also available on our Sunday Mass Videos page
Daily Masses are also available on Catholic-TV
The Annual Mass of Remembrance took place on November 2nd at 7pm.
The Divine Mercy Sunday Retreat and the 6pm Divine Mercy Sunday Masses were
New/Updated in Parish News:
- Evening of Healing and Intercessory Prayer
- Taize with the Sisters of Providence
- God Wants to Do a New Thing
- Altar Flower Memorials for 2022 Sunday Masses
- Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Spiritual Retreats for Grieving Parents
- Grow and Go Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
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.
“All that is required for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing.”
— Edmund Burke
Please pray for the sick and all those who have asked us to pray for them this week.
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 ~ Our Lady of Providence Hall
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Mondays and Fridays
12:45 pm - 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. Joseph Keville ~ Associate Pastor
Most Rev. Peter J. Uglietto ~ In Residence
Rev. Jurgen Liias ~ Senior Priest
Frank Dello Russo ~ Deacon
Charles G. Hanafin ~ Deacon
Anthony J. Foti ~ 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.