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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual Appeal 2019 - 2020

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Each year at this time, our parish engages in the Grand Annual Appeal. As Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish, one of my many responsibilities with the aid of our Business Manager and Finance & Advisory Board is to ensure a solid financial foundation for our parish. Together, ... Read More »

Good news for some, bad news for others……

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Saint Patrick Parish as well as the other parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston were mandated to participate in “Disciples in Mission”, a pastoral plan promulgated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley in 2012, based upon the recommendations of the Pastor Planning Commission. The pastoral plan sought to revitalize ... Read More »

Silent Reflection Before Mass

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

I’m faced with a pull from two sides: I regularly hear from one group of parishioners that they find the noise of chatter before Mass distracting and even damaging to their spiritual growth. If I talk about silence, I hear from other parishioners as making the church ... Read More »

Parish Office Closed Fridays July and August

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Every day, I have the privilege to talk about Saint Patrick Parish with government and business leaders, church officials, parishioners, visitors, alumni, donors, and prospective students and their parents. I share incredible stories about our commitment to the Roman Catholic Church's mission — to proclaiming the Gospel ... Read More »

He is not here; He has Risen!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter! Thank you for your presence and prayers as we celebrate this special feast. We especially extend a warm welcome to anyone who is visiting with us from other places or faith backgrounds. As we gather today on the holy ... Read More »

The ROE Act

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

A number of you have requested more information concerning the New House Bill #3320 and Senate Bill #1209, “The ROE Act”, which has been proposed by both the State Senate and House membership. There are 5 easily identifiable major issues that should be noted. If passed, the ... Read More »

Happy New Year

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

On behalf of the entire Saint Patrick Parish staff, we wish you and your families a healthy and blessed new year. Our prayer for you this year; let Jesus be your future. Let him be the center of our lives and of our relationships. Let us ground ... Read More »

Christmas 2018

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Prior to the celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday (which means “Rejoice”) Pope Francis has encouraged people to strive for joy telling us “We’ve never heard of a sad Saint.” Pope Francis went on to say “man’s heart desires joy, every family, ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, on behalf of the Saint Patrick Parish Staff, it is our prayer that all of us in our parish family will offer a continual prayer of thanksgiving to our loving and gracious God for all that He does for us ... Read More »

October is Respect Life Month

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

This October the Catholic Church across the United States will observe Respect Life Month. This is a time when we are invited to renew our dedication to lifting up the inherent, God-given dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. Certainly as ... Read More »