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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Advent

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Later this month we will celebrate Thanksgiving Day, when we traditionally give gratitude to the Almighty for the blessings He bestows upon us. Please know that your presence, prayers, and support of our Parish are a great blessing. Thank you for your commitment to selfless stewardship and ... Read More »

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual Appeal 2022

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

I hope this letter finds you well and enjoying these autumn days. As usual, many things are happening here at Saint Patrick Parish. Since our debt has been paid off, capital improvements and maintenance to our facilities are continuing to take place. We will be installing ... Read More »

The Proper way to RECEIVE Holy Communion

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

As we have just celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi, this would be an appropriate time to remind ourselves of the proper reception of the Eucharist. It is in Holy Communion that we RECEIVE; the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Christ is truly present ... Read More »

Summer Break

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

After a long and chilly springtime, summer is just around the corner! I have heard from many of you that summer vacation travels are beginning. Long trips are now planned after the absence of summer vacations last year due to the Covid pandemic. I pray that your ... Read More »

The Stained-Glass Window Reframing Project

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Pope Benedict once used the example of stained-glass windows in a homily about the church. He said that the stained-glass windows of our churches are a powerful symbol of the difference the Light of the Gospel makes when you are inside the church and outside the church. ... Read More »

Happy Easter 2022!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

     Christ is risen! He is truly risen! Alleluia! The Easter message of joy echoes through the whole world proclaiming Christ’s ultimate victory of light over darkness, grace over sin, and life over death. It is the message upon which we build our lives and to ... Read More »

Christmas 2021

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Merry Christmas! On behalf of our Priests, Deacons and Staff, I sincerely hope that the remembrance of Christ’s birth brings you much peace and hope. As we celebrate Christmas, I would like to thank you for your presence and prayers with our parish family of Saint Patrick. ... Read More »

Online Offertory Appeal

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

It has been almost 13 years since the Lord called me to serve Him at Saint Patrick Parish, and I am grateful for His call. I am privileged to witness your faith, goodness and generosity as together we strive to grow in holiness and affirm God’s love ... Read More »

Mask Mandate from the Archdiocese

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

The archdiocese of Boston has come out with a new mandate in light of the spiking numbers of COVID cases and the likely increase in those numbers in the upcoming holiday season. Beginning the weekend of December 18/19 until January 17, 2022 Cardinal Seán is mandating that ... Read More »

Silver Jubilee to the Priesthood

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Recognition of Rev. Mario J. Orrigo’sSilver Jubilee to the Priesthood

Parish Priest, Pastor, St Patrick Parish,

25 years ago on December 8th, I was ordained by myself at Holy Family Parish in Dorchester, MA.I was honored to have the residents of Pine Street Inn as my invited guests to ... Read More »