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71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

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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.

August Month of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth of
fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!”
— Lk 12:49

    Who We Are     

    Pray With Us     

 Sunday Reflection
08/14/22 — The Fire of Discipleship

    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

Religious Education Registration is now open

Good News!Registration is now OPEN for the 2022-2023 Religious Education School year!

Visit our website at
www.stpatrickstoneham.org/religious-education to learn about our In-Person Classes or Homeschool options for Grades 1-10 and to register your child for the fall.

New this year! The Sacrament of Confirmation is available to all students in Grades 8, 9 and 10!

Register today!

Please pray for

Pray forElio Commito, Virginia Gibbs,
Kathryn Covelle & Mary Czar

who died this past week.

Sanctuary Lamp, Bread and Wine

Sanctuary LampBread and Wine

The Sanctuary Light and the Bread and Wine
for this weekend’s liturgies
have been donated in memory of:
John Chiulli

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.

Altar Flower Memorial

Memorial Flowers

Flowers for this weekend
have been donated in memory of:
Andrew F. Vadala

How you can donate flowers

Summer Office HoursThe Parish Office will be closed every Friday July 1st thru Labor Day.

THE MASS SCHEDULE WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

Catholic Appeal - We Have Reached Our Goal!

2022 Catholic Appeal

We Have Reached our 2022 Catholic Appeal Goal!

Dear Church,

I want to announce and thank everyone involved for helping Saint Patrick meet our Catholic Appeal Goal for the first time in a very, very long time! In a world where fewer and fewer people actually believe in God and His Church, our mission at Saint Patrick Parish to share our faith has never been more critical. By reaching out to the Catholic Appeal and making a difference, we give witness to the power of God's love to all. As we support the Appeal, the Appeal in turn supports our Catholic schools and faith formation programs, which bring hope and faith to our young people and leads us to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Appeal supports the Office of Marriage and Family Life in its focus on strengthening the family at this time in our history. The Appeal helps Catholic Charities continue the good works of serving our neediest brothers and sisters and all who have suffered most greatly from the social and economic devastation of the past year and the Catholic Appeal also supports the formation and care for our priests who dedicate their lives to God and in service for all our brothers and sisters in Christ.

I am eternally proud and grateful for all that is accomplished by you, the Parishioners of Saint Patrick Parish!

Love,
Fr Mario

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.

August 14 ~ Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Take a few minutes later on to take another look at today’s readings. Who do think of when you hear that you are surrounded by “so great a cloud of witnesses”? Is there someone in your life that is/was a pillar of faith, someone who strived to be “Christlike” and persevered even when faced with hardships? St. Paul urges us to be like those witnesses who persevered in faith. They ran the race to eternal life by “… keeping … eyes fixed on Jesus.” The baton has been passed on to us – let’s fix our eyes on Jesus as we stay the course!

Lectio Divina

New!
New!

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

Altar Server Permission Slip

Dear Parents,

Altar ServersSaint Patrick’s is re-starting our altar server program. We will meet weekly on Thursdays @ 3:00 pm for five weeks, beginning March 17th, 2022. We miss our altar servers and feel they are a very important part of our parish liturgy celebrations. Altar servers usually participate at weekend liturgies, but they may also participate at daily Mass, funerals, and weddings, if needed. Starting in the third grade, children from Saint Patrick Parish are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Altar Server Ministry.

Becoming an altar server is a great way for your child to learn, at an early age, to serve God and their parish. What an example they would be to their peers as well as other members of the Church. God created us to serve Him and that is exactly what your child would be doing.

If your child is interested in becoming an altar server for Saint Patrick Parish, or if you have any questions, please call me at 781-438-0960. Also please fill out the permission form below and return it to the Parish Office.

Please give prayerful thought in allowing your child to become an altar server. Please consider becoming an altar server yourself.

Thank you and God Bless
Deacon Frank

Altar Server Permission Slip 2022

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.

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!

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.

Wellsprings of Faith

Did You Know?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:
https://www.youtube.com/user/MelroseMATV

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.

Blessed Sacrament

Please Note!!Please Note!!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
(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.

August 7th - Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Taped August 7th @ 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

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.

*** The Parish Office will be closed every Friday July 1st thru Labor Day. ***

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.

Download our app!

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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