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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

He is not here; He has Risen!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Christ is Risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter! Thank you for your presence and prayers as we celebrate this special feast. We especially extend a warm welcome to anyone who is visiting with us from other places or faith backgrounds. As we gather today on the holy ... Read More »

The ROE Act

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

A number of you have requested more information concerning the New House Bill #3320 and Senate Bill #1209, “The ROE Act”, which has been proposed by both the State Senate and House membership. There are 5 easily identifiable major issues that should be noted. If passed, the ... Read More »

Happy New Year

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

On behalf of the entire Saint Patrick Parish staff, we wish you and your families a healthy and blessed new year. Our prayer for you this year; let Jesus be your future. Let him be the center of our lives and of our relationships. Let us ground ... Read More »

Christmas 2018

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Prior to the celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent, known as Gaudete Sunday (which means “Rejoice”) Pope Francis has encouraged people to strive for joy telling us “We’ve never heard of a sad Saint.” Pope Francis went on to say “man’s heart desires joy, every family, ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this year, on behalf of the Saint Patrick Parish Staff, it is our prayer that all of us in our parish family will offer a continual prayer of thanksgiving to our loving and gracious God for all that He does for us ... Read More »

October is Respect Life Month

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

This October the Catholic Church across the United States will observe Respect Life Month. This is a time when we are invited to renew our dedication to lifting up the inherent, God-given dignity of all human life from the moment of conception to natural death. Certainly as ... Read More »

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual 2018 - 2019

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

There are charities that I choose to support and others that I may not support. I want to see the following continue for generations to come and so I contribute to their causes; The Retired Priests of the Boston Archdiocese, St Jude Hospital, St Vincent de Paul ... Read More »

Repairs Completed and Repairs to Come...

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we continue to schedule the much needed repairs to our parish facilities, I want to assure you expenses are being carefully managed with our Finance Council and Parish Council providing diligent oversight. When you think about it, together, in only five years we have accomplished amazing ... Read More »

Communal Penance of Fasting and Prayer

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

In response to the evil, “the smoke of Satan”, which has entered the Church as evidenced by the horrific abuse of children and adults by priests, bishops, and Cardinals and the apparent “cover-up” of these sins by Church Leadership I have asked Father Frank, Father Liias, Deacon ... Read More »

Just to keep you informed

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As previously mentioned in bulletin articles, we are undertaking many necessary projects to maintain and improve Saint Patrick Parish. In addition to the many projects already completed we are still working on the replacement of the new school roof (which should be completed within the week), following ... Read More »