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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

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 »

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 »