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.
[The woman] said to him, “Sir, you do not even have a bucket and the well is deep; where then can you get this living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us this well and drank from it himself with his children and his flocks?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again; but whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
— Jn 4:11-14
Saturday Vigil ~ 4pm
Monday through Saturday - Noon
HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil ~ 7pm
Saturdays ~ 3pm - 3:45 pm
St Patrick Lenten Mission
Craving More Peace and Less Stress This Lent?
Join us on Wednesday, March 29th at either 1:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the upper church for a Lenten Afternoon or Evening of Reflection on Claire McGarry’s book Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary.
Full Information is available on our Grace in Tension page.
2023 Catholic Appeal
The 2023 Catholic Appeal was officially launched here in our parish and across the Archdiocese.
One of the most meaningful ways that we witness the presence of Christ and deepen the impact of our Church’s ministries is by supporting the Catholic Appeal. As your pastor, I invite you to prayerfully consider extending your generosity to this year’s appeal. When our parish reaches its goal of $78,669, a portion of the additional funds received will be returned to us for use in our parish.
To make a gift online, please visit www.bostoncatholicappeal.org/donate-now.
Thank you! Fr. Mario
Marilene Azer, Mary Leonard & Mary Pignone
who died this past week.
Altar Flower Memorial
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.
|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.|
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 Sunday, March 12th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Please contact Diane McCarthy at [email protected] or 781-438-0200 to register. If you are unsure as to whether or not you have taken the class previously, please contact Diane.|
March 19 ~ Fourth Sunday in Lent ~ Laetare Sunday
We are more than halfway through our Lenten journey! As the days slowly grow longer, it is good to see that our readings still speak to us about dark and light. Both St. Paul’s letter and St. John’s gospel urge us to avoid deeds done in secret and in darkness. Has the light of faith been growing stronger in you during these Lenten days? Has your prayer, fasting or almsgiving been life-giving and brought Christ’s light into your life? In the remaining days of Lent, make your prayer, fasting, and almsgiving pleasing to the Lord. It’s not too late for these practices to make a difference in your life!
Easter Flower Memorials
Once again we would like to give you the opportunity to share in the decoration of our Church and Altar this Easter.
Contributions in memory of loved ones will be accepted until March 21st.
Donations can be mailed, brought to the Parish Office or placed in the collection baskets with the names of those who you wish to be listed in the Easter Bulletin.
Please join Deacon Chuck for Bible Study on the first & third Wednesdays of the Month beginning April 19th. It will be held in the lower Church at 7:00 pm. Please contact the Office to let us know you will be attending or for more information. All are welcome!
Just a reminder
Fr. Mario would never email or text requests for gift cards. If you receive an email or text, please just ignore it!
St. Patrick Choir Rehearsals now at 5:30pm
Rehearsal time has been rescheduled to 5:30 ~ 6:45 pm in the Upper Church every Tuesday.
All are welcome!
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.
April Schedules are finalized
All Liturgical and Music Ministers: the April 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.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is pleased to share a downloadable
Lectio Divina for the Fourth Week of Lent.
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
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
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!
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.
March 12th - Third Sunday of Lent (Recorded March 12th @ 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:
- Stoneham Community Dinner - March
- Gospel Meditation
- The Fast Life
- Daily Faith
- Grow and Go Fourth Sunday of Lent
- Grace in Tension (repost)
- Enrich Your Faith This Lent (repost)
- Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles (repost)
- Bequests (repost)
Older Parish News:
Religious Education News
New in Religious Education News:
- Confirmation Volunteers Needed!
- Grade 8, 9, & 10 Zoom Dates
New in School News:
- Cash Calendar Winners for January 2023
Older in School News:
- We Want Substitute Teachers
- Welcome Back to School
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.
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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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
Mondays & Fridays
12:45 pm - 4:00 pm
(except on Holidays)
Third Sunday of the Month
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
Rev. Jurgen Liias ~ Senior Priest
Frank Dello Russo ~ Deacon
Charles G. Hanafin ~ Deacon
Anthony J. Foti ~ Deacon
John R. Turner ~ Senior Deacon
- Mar 21 2023 5:45 pm - St Patrick Sponsored Stoneham Community Dinner
- Mar 21 2023 5:45 pm - Stoneham Community Dinner - March
- Mar 25 2023 12:00 pm - Exhibit of Eucharistic Miracles
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.