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.
“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill. Amen, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or the smallest part of a letter will pass from the law, until all things have taken place. Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven. But whoever obeys and teaches these commandments will be called greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”
— Mt 5:17-19
Saturday Vigil ~ 4pm
Monday through Saturday - Noon
HOLY DAY MASSES
Vigil ~ 7pm
Saturdays ~ 3pm - 3:45 pm
|This Weekend, February 11 & 12, 2023, we will be having our annual Second Collection for Fuel/Snow Removal to help defray the cost of heating the church and parish center as well as maintaining open access to the Parish Center for parishioners during the winter. Thank you for your generosity.|
who died this past week.
Altar Flower Memorial
Flowers for this weekend
have been donated in memory of
Arthur & Avis Conley
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.
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.
|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.|
February 12 ~ Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s readings focus our attention on the effect our choices have on ourselves and others. Observing God’s law does have positive effects on our own lives, as well as on the lives of those around us. We may not think people pay much attention to what we say or do, that we are not that important, but Jesus clearly knows a lot more about the ways of human nature. Jesus makes clear in today’s gospel, “whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven.” Stop and listen to your spouse or your children, or a family member or friend. Do you hear them express your patience or your impatience, your compassion or your intolerance, your angry language or your temperate speech? Ask Christ for the grace to set a good example to everyone in your life. Your choices will lead to everlasting life!
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 January 24th from 5:30 pm to 8:30 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.
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.
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
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.
February 5th - Fifth Week in Ordinary Time (Recorded February 4th @ 4pm)
All Masses are also available on our Sunday Mass Videos page
Daily Masses are also available on Catholic-TV
New/Updated in Parish News:
- Enrich Your Faith This Lent
- Adult Confirmation Opportunity
- Gospel Meditation
- Eucharistic Adoration - February
- Grow and Go Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
- In the Arms of the Shepherd (repost)
- Altar Flower Memorials for 2023 Sunday Masses (repost)
- What to do during Eucharistic Adoration (repost)
- Bequests (repost)
Religious Education News
New in Religious Education News:
- Confirmation Volunteers Needed!
- Grade 8, 9, & 10 Zoom Dates
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.
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
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.