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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Important Updates, Please Read

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

This week, we received wonderful feedback from parishioners about the weekend Masses. We also received a good suggestion regarding distribution of communion, of which we are going to incorporate. It will be more efficient, less confusing and will make it easier for those who attend Mass.

Instead ... Read More »

When and how Masses will resume

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Over the last several weeks, based upon the protocols as established by the State of Massachusetts and the Archdiocese of Boston, Saint Patrick Parish has been making plans for restoring parish life and keeping everyone as safe as possible. We have seen the efforts made nationally ... Read More »

Re-opening St. Patrick Parish

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

On Monday, May 18, 2020, Massachusetts announced places of worship may welcome back parishioners for public Mass as long as certain safety protocols established by the State as well as by the Archdiocese of Boston were followed. The projected opening date was set as Monday, May 25, ... Read More »

Gratefulness and Daily Prayer

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratefulness to all of you. I am so blessed by your concern, financial support and expressions of love especially in this difficult time of pandemic. Through your acts of love and kindness, it is so easy to ... Read More »

April 19th Letter

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

I sincerely hope and pray that you and your families are healthy and safe during this Coronavirus pandemic. I want to thank you for all that you do for Saint Patrick Parish every day. From the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic in March, I made the firm ... Read More »

Easter Message

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

It is heartbreaking to announce that the Diocesan decree, suspending public celebrations of the Sacrifice of the Mass and other public sacramental rites, must continue into the sacred celebrations of Holy Week and Easter.

Holy Week and Easter will go on. The saving mystery of the Death ... Read More »

Palm Sunday Message

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Your Clergy and your parish staff at Saint Patrick's pray this message finds you and your families in good health during these difficult times. It is in times like these, we realize how important our faith and our sacramental life truly is for us. Yet it is ... Read More »

Corona Letter

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

These last few days have been traumatic on each of us in light of COVID-19 — the Coronavirus. As churches and businesses are shut down, we may feel isolated and frightened. This situation is unprecedented, because we do not fully know how it began or how worse ... Read More »

The Coronavirus Pandemic and Saint Patrick Parish

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As the world responds in fear to the Coronavirus, we continue to place our faith ever more fervently in Our Lord Jesus Christ. As Saint Paul writes, “What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or ... Read More »

Update from the Archdiocese of Boston

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Update from the Archdiocese of Boston regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Reception of Holy Communion: During this time of public health concerns we are temporarily suspending distribution of communion on the tongue and invite the faithful to reverently receive the Eucharist in their hand. This directive is motivated by care ... Read More »