71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180


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


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


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


Monday through Saturday - Noon


Vigil ~ 7pm
Holy Day ~ Noon


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

First Sunday of AdventFirst Sunday of Advent

Jesus said to his disciples: “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.”
— Mk 13:33

Jesus sets the tone for how we are to approach this Advent with these words in today’s Gospel, “Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.” The Church gives us Advent as the season of waiting and preparing for the coming of Christ at the end of time. Yet preparations for Christmas occupy our time leaving little or no time for reflection on Christ’s admonition. This Advent, let us strive to make it a daily practice to take ten minutes each day to turn your attention to Jesus and to his presence. What change can we make or what practice can we adopt in our daily lives that will help ready us for the time when Christ comes to take us home?

Pray forRonald Mazzotta & Elizabeth Cipriani
who died recently.

Sanctuary Lamp, Bread & Wine

Sanctuary Lamp Bread 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.

Upcoming donations


Schedule Memorial Masses


Memorial Masses may be scheduled for your loved ones by calling the parish office. You may choose a weekday or weekend Mass. On Saturday at 12:00 pm we offer a Communal Memorial Mass 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 available in the spring of the current year, meaning that the 2024 calendar is currently available and the 2025 calendar will be available right after Easter 2024.

Cash Calendars

December CalendarSt. Patrick School will be sponsoring Cash Calendars once again.

Cash Calendars will be sold following each Mass, in the foyer of the Church, on the weekend of December 16th and 17th. Daily drawings will be held January 1-31st prizes are $50. or $100.

Additional calendars may be purchased at the Parish and School offices.

All proceeds benefit St. Patrick School. Thank you for your support.

Religious Education Registration is now closed

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2023-2024 Religious Education School year!

If you need to register your child, please email us at [email protected].

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].

Thursday Evenings with Jesus

St. Patrick Parish, Stoneham

Thursday Evenings with Jesus

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Healing Mass
Bible Study

in the Lower Chapel


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.

Feast of the Immaculate ConceptionDecember 8th,
Holy Day of Obligation
Please note the addition of the 7:00 pm Mass on the Holy day

Advent Retreat

Christmas Top BorderSaturday
December 9, 8:00 am ~ 1:00 pm

Holy Eucharist
Healing Adoration
Advent Message

St. Patrick Parish, Stoneham

Daughters of St. Paul

Daughters of St Paul LogoThe award-winning DAUGHTERS OF ST PAUL CHOIR has a NEW venue – Natick High School Theater – for their “Come to Bethlehem Christmas Concert” on Saturday, December 9 at 7:00 pm or Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 pm. Join the Sisters for an evening of joyful music, stories & prayer! For details & ticket information, visit pauline.org/concert or call 617-676-4458. Free parking is available.

Confessions for Advent
Saturday, December 16, 2023
10:00am - 12Noon
Monday, December 18, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday, December 20, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, December 21, 2023
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Confessions held in the lower church

St. Vincent de Paul Thanks You

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul wishes to express our sincere gratitude to the St Patrick Religious Education Department and the parish community. The great success of their Annual Saint Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor will help so many in need in our Stoneham community. Thank you for your donations and may God bless you all.

Save the Date

Save the Date Sticky NoteSt. Patrick School wants to help our community get into the Christmas spirit this Advent with our first-ever "Festival of Trees" on Friday and Saturday evenings, December 1st (4-8pm) and 2nd (5-7pm). Santa will visit us on Friday, we will have beautifully decorated Christmas trees to raffle off, Advent candles, baked goods, and more for sale, and a festive atmosphere for the whole family. We hope you'll join us!

Chevrus Award

Please join us in recognizing Deacon Frank Dello Russo and Jim Mazzarini, as recipients of the Chevrus Award.

On Sunday, December 3rd, following the 10:00 am Mass, there will be coffee and donuts in Our Lady of Providence Hall. All are welcome!

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!

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.

December Schedules are finalized

All Liturgical and Music Ministers: the December 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.

St. Patrick's Choir

Please Note!Musical NotesWe have begun rehearsals for the Advent/Christmas Season. Choir rehearsals are on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm. We are especially looking for men to join us. The choir sings every other Saturday at the 4:00 pm Mass. Please consider sharing your time and talent by joining this ministry. The choir will sing at the 10:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve. Hope to see you next Tuesday at 5:30 pm.

Lectio Divina


The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is pleased to share a downloadable
Lectio Divina for the First Week of Advent.
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


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 26th - Feast of Christ the King (Recorded November 25th @ 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.

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


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 located at 71 Central Street.
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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Mass Times

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

Monday through Saturday
  12:00 noon ~ Lower Church

   7:00 pm
Holy Day
  12:00 noon

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

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


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

Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays.


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
John R. Turner ~ Senior Deacon




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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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