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.
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
— Phil 2:5-8
Saturday Vigil ~ 4pm
Monday through Saturday - Noon
HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil ~ 7pm
Saturdays ~ 3pm - 3:45 pm
Congratulations to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston on the occasion of their 150th Anniversary!
With gratitude to Sisters Mary Anne Doyle, Barbara Reney, Neonilla Barrett, Marylou Cassidy & Maureen Joseph Hunt who have served St. Patrick Parish for more than 25 years!
Peter’s Pence Collection
The second collection taken the weekend of September 30th - October 1st will support the Holy Father’s “Peter’s Pence” collection that provides funds for emergency and disaster relief. This collection also provides support to The Catholic University of America (CUA) that educates priests, lay people for ministry, and will assist the Inner-City Parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston. Your generosity will assist the Holy Father as well as the various missionary efforts at home and abroad.
For information on these Collections, go to:
Mary O’Donnell & Dorothy Fitzgerald
who died this past week.
Altar Flower Memorial
Flowers for this weekend have been donated in memory of
Elizabeth “Chickie” Noone
Sanctuary Lamp, Bread and Wine
The Sanctuary light and The Bread and Wine for the week’s liturgies were donated in memory of
Patricia R. Palermo
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.
Religious Education Registration is now open
Registration is now OPEN for the 2023-2024 Religious Education School year!
Visit our Religious Education page to learn about our In-Person Classes or Homeschool options for Grades 1-10 and to register your child for the fall.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to all students in Grades 8, 9 and 10! Register today!
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.
October 1 ~ Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
In our second reading today St. Paul expresses the need for unity within the community of Philippi. “Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important than yourselves…” The same concern is of importance to each parish community. If we have Christ as our companion, his presence and love will keep us united to one another. St. Paul knew that a lack of unity, signs of divisiveness or a lack of harmony erodes the spirit of a community. What is Christ asking of us so that we can be united to him in our thinking and actions? This week, pray the prayer of St. Francis, whose feast we celebrate this week: “Lord, make me, [make us] instruments of your peace.”
Thursday Evenings with Jesus
St. Patrick Parish, Stoneham
Thursday Evenings with Jesus
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
in the Lower Chapel
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
Dear Saint Patrick Catholic Community,
… 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?
|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.|
St. Patrick Choir Rehearsals resuming
Rehearsals for St. Patrick’s Choir will resume on Tuesday, September 12th at 5:30 PM. Our first Mass will be on Saturday, September 16th at the 4:00 pm Mass. The choir sings every other Saturday. New members are welcome and encouraged to join this ministry. We especially need men and altos. Won’t you consider sharing your time and talent to serve the Lord through music. You don’t have to have a beautiful voice to sing with the choir. Many ordinary voices can make a beautiful sound. Hope to see many of you at the first rehearsal.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is pleased to share a downloadable
Lectio Divina for the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Others can be downloaded from our Lectio Divina page.
October Schedules are finalized
All Liturgical and Music Ministers: the October 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.
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.
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.
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.
September 24th - Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Recorded September 24th @ Noon)
All Masses are also available on our Sunday Mass Videos page
Daily Masses are also available on Catholic-TV
New/Updated in Parish News:
- Maureen Capistran coming to St. Theresa
- Wakefield Community Meals - October
- Grow and Go Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
- Blessing of the Animals (repost)
- 6-Week In-person Grief Support Group (repost)
- Marian Retreat - 2023 (repost)
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
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.
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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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
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
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
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.