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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

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 »

Update on the Coronavirus Response at St. Patrick Parish

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Houses of worship have come under increased scrutiny, as the very things that make them centers for community life and connection — places where large numbers of people gather to pray, take communion together, shake hands and socialize — have become a potential source of fear and infection.

The virus is now considered a pandemic, and out of an extreme measure of caution, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 we will be suspending all extracurricular activities at Saint Patrick Parish until further notice. This will include the following: Baptismal Instruction, Religious Education classes, Stations of the Cross, the Light is on For You, and Lent Well ... Read More »

Response to the Coronavirus at Saint Patrick Parish

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church, In response to recent concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Boston has prepared guidelines for parishes to help the faithful take steps which promote the health of all. The focus of the Diocesan response is on prevention, precautions and prayerful accompaniment of all ... 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 and ... Read More »

Merry Christmas!!!!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Christ is born to us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! And let the Church say, AMEN!!!

Pope Francis once said, “Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself. A day of mercy, in which God ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Advent

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

A number of years ago, I was appointed as the Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish and Father Frank became the Associate Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish. During this time, we have had the opportunity to reflect on the life of our beautiful parish. In our personal prayer ... Read More »

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 »