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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

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 »

Change is never easy

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

How time flies! I remember like it was yesterday walking into the parish hall for the first time and bringing in the new year together as I became Pastor of this amazing parish. Since that first moment of encounter we have been through a lot together and ... Read More »

Living in Unusual Times

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

It’s an understatement to say we are living in unusual times. Who would have thought our reality could shift so dramatically in such a short period of time? In the midst of all this I am very hopeful about the future of our Church, for our hope ... Read More »

Praying together the Family Rosary

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

We have begun an exciting new school year with our students and staff. I could recite for you the data on the robust performance of our Catholic school students on standardized tests or the enviable student-teacher ratio. I could even impress you with the diverse class offerings ... Read More »

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual Appeal 2020 - 2021

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

I often wonder how many other pastors are as blessed as I am to be able to almost continually have to thank the members of the parish for their amazing generosity! At this time, when the numbers of people coming out to Mass during the pandemic is ... Read More »

Closing the Lobby for School Pickup

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we forge ahead during this fall season, with the opening of our Parish School and trying our best to keep anyone attending St. Patrick Parish safe, we are learning and adapting to new protocols.

In order to keep the children and everyone else safe, we have ... Read More »

News and a reminder

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Great news.... Saint Patrick School will re-open on September 8, 2020!!!!!

We are so excited to welcome back our cherubs to begin a new school year. We are currently at COVID capacity and still have a waiting list! Because of the COVID protocols established by the State ... Read More »

Recent Layoffs

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As you are no doubt aware, the recent spread of COVID-19 has placed a significant strain on many churches and businesses throughout our diocese. It has also affected our ability to conduct business as we were accustomed to. Hence over the last few months we have taken ... Read More »

With Gratitude

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

With Gratitude

Dear Church,

I would like to thank all of you for your incredible patience and support as we have attempted to navigate through the uncharted seas of the coronavirus pandemic all the while keeping both Archdiocesan and State directives. All of us have had to learn to ... Read More »