71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

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Repairs completed and repairs to come...

Dear Church

As we continue to schedule the much-needed repairs to our parish facilities, I want to continue to assure you expenses are being carefully managed. When you think about it, together, we have accomplished amazing goals; slashed the parish budget by over 200,000 dollars, paid off the crushing parish debt of 1.2 million dollars, operate in the black, modernized our parish school, installed LED lights both outside and inside the parish, replaced the rotting porches on the front and back of the rectory, installed new roofs on the rectory and Parish center, and refurbished the old downstairs Church as well as other necessary repairs to name just a few! Thank you for all that you do for Saint Patrick Parish!

As we look forward to this summer the next major project which needs immediate attention is the replacement of the wooden casements surrounding all the stained-glass windows in the main church. Most of them are rotting away putting the windows in danger of falling out. Ahhh yes, the sheer joy of it all! As we look forward to the replacements of the window casings (with a composite that will not rot), we will also be repairing the masonry outside of the Parish center to prevent water damage to our facilities. I will continue to keep everyone informed as the repairs continue. Thank you once again for all that you do for our great Parish of Saint Patrick! Our Lady of Mount Carmel pray for us!!!