I sincerely hope and pray that you and your families are healthy, doing well, and will be able to relax as we approach the summer months. As always I want to thank you for all that you do for Saint Patrick Parish every day.
As you are aware, the COVID pandemic has had a significant impact on our collections which support our ongoing expenses such as utilities, maintenance, staff salaries, and our tithe to the Archdiocese of Boston. Additionally, funding is still needed for major projects, that were previously identified and still need to be completed, including - the necessary repairs to the casements around all stained-glass windows, repairing the rotted wood in the Church Steeple, and the re-pointing of the masonry around the Church buildings which is allowing water to leak into the buildings.
Although we are still running in the black, with many families going away during the summer months I would like to encourage all our parishioners who can take advantage of our online giving program to please do so. Please visit our Parish website stpatrickstoneham.org and click on the donation tab to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring contribution. If you would like to make your donation through your bank account, simply set Saint Patrick Parish up as a payee using our mailing address, 71 Central Street, Stoneham, MA. Be sure to include your envelope number in the memo field so your contribution can be posted to your account. You can also mail your weekly or monthly donation to the parish office.
Please know that you are always in my Rosary!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, pray for us!
~ Fr. Mario