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71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

Welcome

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.
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.

2nd Sunday of Advent

I am baptizing you with water, for repentance, but the one who is coming after me is mightier than I. I am not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the holy Spirit and fire.
— Mt 3:11

    Who We Are     

    Pray With Us     

 Sunday Reflection
12/04/22 — Repentance and Preparation

    Our Ministries    

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

Christmas WreathChristmas WreathChristmas Mass Schedule
December 24, 2022 ~ Christmas Eve
4:00 pm ~ Upper Church
4:00 pm ~ Lower Church
6:00 pm ~ Upper Church
9:00 pm ~ Upper Church

December 25, 2022 ~ Christmas Day
8:00 am ~ Upper Church
10:00 am ~ Upper Church
12 Noon ~ Upper Church

 

December 8th,
Holy Day of Obligation
Feast of Immaculate Conception

Special Second Collection

Please note!

We will hold a special second collection the weekend of December 17th and 18th known as the Almsgiving Collection, as a community act of charity. In light of the fact that our Christmas collection goes directly to the Archdiocese for the support of our Senior Priests, the Almsgiving collection will stay here in our parish and allow us to meet our monthly parish expenses. We thank you for your generosity.

Daughters of St. Paul Book Fair

Daughters of St Paul

The Daughters of St. Paul from the Pauline Book Center in Dedham will be coming to St Patrick’s with a Catholic Book Fair after the masses the weekend of December 10th & 11th. Plan to visit the Bookfair and choose something to enrich your Faith, share the joy of the Gospel, and select some great Christmas gifts!

Visit: https://daughtersofstpaul.com/ #MediaNuns

Pray forRonald Forgitano & Barbara Ford
who died this past week.

Sanctuary Lamp, Bread and Wine

Sanctuary LampBread and Wine

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.

St. Patrick Prayer Community invites you to join them for Holy Hour held every Monday & Friday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm (except Holidays) in the lower Church.

December 4 ~ Second Sunday in Advent

Hope is a prominent theme in the readings of this second week of this new liturgical year. Isaiah presents a hope-filled picture of the Kingdom that Christ came to establish, and St. Paul reminds us that the scriptures we hear give us a reason to be hopeful. “Whatever was previously written …was for our instruction. . . that by endurance and encouragement, we might have hope.” A good way to prepare for Christ’s coming is to carve out a few minutes each day this week to re-read these readings, being attentive to the encouragement and hope God is holding out to you. Is there someone in your life with whom you can extend God’s reassurance and hope?

Protecting God’s Children Training

All parish staff and volunteers are required to attend a safe environment program called 'Protecting God's Children.’ Training will be held in the Parish Pastoral Council Room on December 7th from 6 to 9 pm. Please contact Diane McCarthy at 781-438-0200 or [email protected] to register. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have taken the class previously, please contact Diane.

Grand Annual Appeal

We thank all those who have already donated to the Grand Annual Appeal. The Grand Annual appeal helps us to supplement the Sunday Offertory, but more importantly it enables us to make necessary improvements to our Church. Please consider making your tax deductible donation today!

Retired Sisters Thank You

Retired SistersThank you to all who contributed to last weekend’s special collection to support our nearly 1,500 Retired Sisters who served in the Archdiocese of Boston. If you did not have a chance to make your donation, you can send a check made payable to the Archdiocese of Boston to Sister Germana Santos, FSP, Delegate for Religious, 66 Brooks Drive, Braintree, MA 02184. Every single gift makes a difference and goes directly to supporting our Retired Sisters.

Scam Warning

Dear Parishioners,

Please be aware that someone is sending out emails in my name “to confirm you are free to talk to me.” These are not coming from me, please do not respond.

Fr. Mario

St. Patrick Choir Rehearsals now at 5:30pm

Musical NotesRehearsal time has been rescheduled to 5:30 ~ 6:45 pm in the Upper Church every Tuesday.
All are welcome!
Please Note!

Reminder

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.

Lectio Divina

New!
New!

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

Confirmation Volunteers Needed!

See the Religious Education News page for opportunities to volunteer

Religious Education Zoom Dates

New!

There have been some updates to the Zoom dates for Religious Education grades 8-10. Please see the Religious Education News page for more detailed information.

Religious Education Registration is now closed

Religious Education Registration is currently closed. If you need to complete your child(ren)’s registration, please email the office at [email protected].

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.

Updated Minister Handbooks are available

New Handbooks are available for Eucharistic Ministers,
Lectors, and Ushers.

Links for the Eucharistic Minister and Lector Handbooks are available on the Liturgical Ministries page, while the link for the Usher Handbook is available on the Additional Ministries 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!

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.

November 27th - First Sunday of Advent (Taped November 27th @ Noon)

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

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. 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.

Every Life: Cherished, Chosen, Sent.

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

Reminders

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
Mondays & Fridays
  12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
  Lower Church
  (except on Holidays)
Third Sunday of the Month
  3:00 pm
  Upper Church

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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. Mario J. Orrigo ~ Pastor
Rev. Joseph Keville ~ Associate Pastor
Rev. Jurgen Liias ~ Senior Priest
Frank Dello Russo ~ Deacon
Charles G. Hanafin ~ Deacon
Anthony J. Foti ~ Deacon
John R. Turner ~ Senior 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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365 Days with Mary

Check out 365 Days with Mary provided by Our Sunday Visitor. Both apps are available to download free from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

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