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Pastor's Notes

Pastor's Notes

Response to the Coronavirus at Saint Patrick Parish

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church, In response to recent concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus, the Archdiocese of Boston has prepared guidelines for parishes to help the faithful take steps which promote the health of all. The focus of the Diocesan response is on prevention, precautions and prayerful accompaniment of all ... Read More »

Ash Wednesday

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a period of spiritual renewal which helps us prepare for the celebration of the Paschal mystery of Christ, his passion, death and resurrection.

The ashes we receive on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday are both a reminder of our earthly mortality and ... Read More »

Merry Christmas!!!!

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Christ is born to us, let us rejoice in the day of our salvation! And let the Church say, AMEN!!!

Pope Francis once said, “Let us open our hearts to receive the grace of this day, which is Christ himself. A day of mercy, in which God ... Read More »

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Advent

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

A number of years ago, I was appointed as the Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish and Father Frank became the Associate Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish. During this time, we have had the opportunity to reflect on the life of our beautiful parish. In our personal prayer ... Read More »

Saint Patrick Parish Grand Annual Appeal 2019 - 2020

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Each year at this time, our parish engages in the Grand Annual Appeal. As Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish, one of my many responsibilities with the aid of our Business Manager and Finance & Advisory Board is to ensure a solid financial foundation for our parish. Together, ... Read More »

Good news for some, bad news for others……

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Saint Patrick Parish as well as the other parishes in the Archdiocese of Boston were mandated to participate in “Disciples in Mission”, a pastoral plan promulgated by Cardinal Seán O’Malley in 2012, based upon the recommendations of the Pastor Planning Commission. The pastoral plan sought to revitalize ... Read More »

Silent Reflection Before Mass

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

I’m faced with a pull from two sides: I regularly hear from one group of parishioners that they find the noise of chatter before Mass distracting and even damaging to their spiritual growth. If I talk about silence, I hear from other parishioners as making the church ... Read More »

Parish Office Closed Fridays July and August

Posted by Fr. Mario Orrigo

Dear Church,

Every day, I have the privilege to talk about Saint Patrick Parish with government and business leaders, church officials, parishioners, visitors, alumni, donors, and prospective students and their parents. I share incredible stories about our commitment to the Roman Catholic Church's mission — to proclaiming the Gospel ... Read More »

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 »