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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Online Offertory Appeal

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

It has been almost 13 years since the Lord called me to serve Him at Saint Patrick Parish, and I am grateful for His call. I am privileged to witness your faith, goodness and generosity as together we strive to grow in holi-ness and affirm God’s love ... Read More »

All Masses Cancelled March 31 Thru April 10

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly unfolding in our country, our community and here in our Parish. Even though we vigorously disinfect all common areas of the parish, a growing number of parish staff and clergy have tested positive for the coronavirus. I have ... Read More »

Happy Easter

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

In the brightness of this Easter day, we gather to celebrate not only the resurrection, but the great lengths to which our God is willing to go in order that we might be redeemed. Our God was willing to go to the cross for us. You see, ... Read More »

Palm Sunday 2021

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

We welcome all our regular parishioners and our guests to this awesome Sunday that begins Holy Week, our most significant week of celebrations of the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Today we begin outdoors with a Gospel proclamation extoling Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at ... Read More »

This is Our Church

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Each year at this time, we launch our Catholic Appeal and you have the opportunity to hear all the ways in which the Archdiocese’s Central Ministries assist our parishes, schools and the greater community to carry out their mission. You may have seen the Catholic Appeal video ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of spiritual renewal which helps us prepare for the celebration of the Paschal mystery of Christ, his passion, death and resurrection.

The ashes we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are both a reminder of our earthly mortality ... Read More »

A Special Thank You

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

With everything we have all experienced in 2020, as we look forward to a new year, let us be reminded of what Christ says to you and I in Holy Scripture: ‘Rejoice and be glad on this day, for your name is great in heaven.’

Thank ... Read More »

Christmas Letter

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

On that first Christmas, the angels praised God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to men of good will.” The shepherds came and adored the newborn Savior. St. Luke wrote, “And Mary treasured all of these things and reflected on them in ... Read More »

COVID19, Advent, and Christmas

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Important - please read

Dear Church,

With so many concerns about public health and the rapid increase of COVID19 cases in our own community as we approach the holidays, Saint Patrick Parish is doing everything it can to keep its parishioners as safe as possible. However, we need your ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Advent

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we prepare for the holiday season during this unique time in our lives, we have still had the opportunity to gather together in prayer and Liturgy giving thanks to God for His unconditional love for each one of us. In our personal prayer let us remember ... Read More »