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Miraculous Medal (Posted Feb 01, 2023)

Question: What is the “Miraculous Medal” and why is it called that?
Answer: The medal of the Immaculate Conception that has come to be called simply the “Miraculous Medal” dates back to an apparition of Mary to Saint Catherine Laboure, who was then a novice sister with the Daughters of Charity. Read More »

Mystic Valley Elder Services volunteers (Posted Feb 01, 2023)

MVES recently launched the Technology Access Program or “TAP” to teach technology functions and skills to older adults. We are seeking volunteers who are age 18 and older, tech savvy, and comfortable working elders and adults with disabilities. Read More »

Grow+Go ~ Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted February 01, 2023)

Is 58:7-10 | 1 Cor 2:1-5 | Mt 5:13-16 Read More »

Come and See Weekend (Reposted Feb 01, 2023)

Friday-Sunday, February 10th-12th at Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, 920-R Trapelo Rd, Waltham, MA 02452. Read More »

Wakefield Community Meals - February (Reposted Feb 01, 2023)

Wednesday, February 15th - 5-6 PM at Most Blessed Sacrament, 1155 Main Street.
Saturday, February 18th - 9-10:30 AM at First Parish Congregational Church, 1 Church Street.
Tuesday, February 21st - 5PM at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 78 Water Street.
Monday, February 27th - 5-6 PM at Shepherd’s Table Ministry of the 1st Baptist Church, 1 Church Street. Read More »

Following the Lord Jesus (Reposted Feb 01, 2023)

Thursday, February 9th - 9:30am to 2:00pm at the Lazarus Center for Healing of St. Florence Parish. Guest Speaker: Father Jeffrey Kirby, STD. Read More »

Recognize God in your Ordinary Moments By Colleen Jurkiewicz Dorman (Posted Jan 25, 2023)

The Humble of the Earth When I think of the Beatitudes, I think of collectible coffee mugs emblazoned with the words Blessed are the peacemakers, with little pastel flowers stenciled in the white spaces of the lettering. I think of greeting cards and decorative wall hangings. Read More »

Grow+Go ~ Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jan 25, 2023)

Zep 2:3; 3:12-13 | 1 Cor 1:26-31 | Mt 5:1-12a Read More »

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (Reposted Jan 25, 2023)

Tuesday, October 10th - Thursday, October 19th visiting Caesarea, Haifa, Tiberias, Sea of Galilee, Cana, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem. Read More »

The Lazarus Center for Healing February Schedule (Reposted Jan 25, 2023)

Friday, February 3rd at 1pm - Healing Service
Wednesday, February 8th at 6:30pm - Songs of Healing
Thursday, February 9th, 9:30am-2pm - Following the Lord with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby
Wednesday, February 15th at 6pm - Healing Service

At St. Florence Parish, 47 Butler Ave., Wakefield, MA Read More »

Citizens for Life Help Wanted (Reposted Jan 25, 2023)

Massachusetts Citizens for Life (MCFL) is looking for a Director of Digital Marketing & Communications. Read More »

Grow+Go ~ Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jan 18, 2023)

Is 8:23–9:3 | 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17 | Mt 4:12-23 or Mt. 4:12-17 Read More »

The Arbors is Seeking Volunteers (Reposted Jan 18, 2023)

The Arbors Assisted Living on Franklin Street in Stoneham is seeking volunteers for weekend and evening hours to help with activities for our residents. Read More »

Grow+Go ~ Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jan 11, 2023)

Is 49:3, 5-6 | 1 Cor 1:1-3 | Jn 1:29-34 Read More »

GET MORE INVOLVED (Reposted Jan 01, 2023)

Interested in getting more involved in St. Patrick Parish? We have so many wonderful ministries here at St. Patrick Parish. Read More »

Share Your Heart and a Little Time (Reposted Dec 14, 2022)

Compassus Hospice is looking for people who wish to spend a little time each week with people in the final months of their lives. Read More »

Bequests (Reposted Dec 28, 2022)

There are always ways that you can continue to support Saint Patrick Parish, first through your prayers and also through your gifts of time, talent and treasure. Read More »

The Most Powerful Healing Prayer by St. Padre Pio (Posted Nov 30, 2022)

This prayer, posted on the websites of several parishes, is reportedly derived from Saint Padre Pio. Whatever the source, it is powerful and brings us now rapidly into the healing power of Advent, of the Christ Child. Read More »

Project Nazareth (Posted Nov 02, 2022)

Project Nazareth is a free family resource for bringing the Catholic faith into the home. Read More »

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (Posted Oct 19, 2022)

Wednesdays, Nov 23, 2022 - Apr 26, 2023 via Zoom from 10am to Noon. Read More »

40 Days for Life 2022 (Posted Oct 19, 2022)

For more information, contact Rita Russo 781-762-4391 or email [email protected]. Read More »

Retrouvaille 2022 Sessions (Reposted Oct 19, 2022)

November 11-13, 2022. Need Marriage Help? - Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi) helps Christian couples through difficult times in their marriages. Read More »

Food Group Collection (Posted Oct 19, 2022)

Next weekend, at all Masses, members of St. Patrick Parish will be in the lobby collecting donations for the benefit of St. Patrick Food Group. Read More »

Secular Franciscan Fraternity (Reposted Oct 12, 2022)

The Medford Fraternity of Secular Franciscans (Third Order) warmly welcomes those who would like to inquire about the Franciscan way of life as a lay Franciscan. Read More »

The Mysteries of the Rosary (Posted Oct 05, 2022)

Have you ever wanted to explore the life of Jesus and Mary in a deeper way? Each decade highlights a sacred episode. Read More »

Stoneham Community Dinner (Reposted Sep 27, 2022)

First Tuesday of the Month starting at 5:45pm. Read More »

Actual vs Budget Fiscal Year 2021-2022 (Posted Sep 21, 2022)

Following is our yearly communication of both the parish and school’s financial health for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. Read More »

Wellsprings of Faith (Posted Sep 21, 2022)

Fr. Jurgen Liias hosts a weekly talk show called Wellsprings of Faith. Read More »

RCIA: A Journey in Faith (Posted Aug 23, 2022)

Is God inviting you or someone you know to take the next step in the journey of faith? Read More »

Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Posted Aug 17, 2022)

Monday-Saturday, 11:00am-12:00pm, 12:30pm-4:00pm “Could you not watch one hour with me?” Read More »

Prayer and Litany to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus (Posted Jul 20, 2022)

O precious Blood of Jesus, infinite price paid for the redemption of sinful mankind. O Divine Blood, drink and laver of our souls, standing between us and the Father pleading mercy. Read More »

Blessing of Grandparents (Posted Jul 20, 2022)

I am the grandfather of a year-and-a-half old little girl who is the joy of my life. She calls me "Saba," which is the name for grandfather in Hebrew. Read More »

Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) New England (Posted Jul 13, 2022)

Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) New England is interviewing applicants now for fall openings. Read More »

Father Marcel Thank You (Posted Jul 13, 2022)

I am writing these words to express my sincere gratitude to you and to all the parishioners for your continued support to Misericordia. Read More »

Saint Vincent de Paul (Posted Jun 29, 2022)

The Saint Vincent DePaul Society provides material assistance to those in need who live in our Stoneham community. Read More »

The Body of Christ - Receiving Holy Communion (Posted Jun 15, 2022)

Jesus did not abandon us when He ascended into Heaven. He remains with us in His Church, which continues His work of teaching, healing, and guiding us. Read More »

NSC Young Adult Group (Posted May 25, 2022)

Monday Nights, 7:30 to 9:00 PM @ St. Adelaide Church Hall, Peabody. Read More »

The Story of the Stained Glass Windows at St Patrick Parish (Posted May 18, 2022)

At the entrance of the church from the parking lot is the Saint Benedict Door. It features a stained-glass window of St. Benedict with the Benedictine greeting, “PAX” (peace). Read More »

Farewell from Principal Magazzu (Posted May 18, 2022)

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Misericordia Project Education of the poorest in Kigali, Rwanda (Updated May 18, 2022)

Fr. Marcel Uwineza, S.J. is once again appealing to you all to support Misercordia Project. A second collection will be taken up at all Masses the weekend of May 28th-29th. Read More »

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD (Updated Apr 27, 2022)

Say No to Physician Assisted Suicide. Call or email your legislators. Read More  »

PRAYER SHAWLS (Posted Mar 09, 2022)

Do you know someone who is sick or perhaps lonely and would benefit from the warm embrace of a prayer shawl? If so, please contact the office @ 781-438-0960 to make arrangements to pick one up.

Cardinal Announces 2022 Catholic Appeal Launch (Posted Mar 03, 2022)

The work of the Church is part of the fabric of our communities. Through the goodness of thousands of generous people, the Church is able to address food insecurity through its food pantries, provides outstanding education to children, and serves as a spiritual companion to those affected by addiction. Read More »


Saint Patrick’s is re-starting our altar server program. We will meet weekly on Thursdays @ 3:00 pm for five weeks, beginning March 17, 2022. Read More »

Synod on Synodality, A Chance to Participate in the Global Conversation (Posted Oct 27, 2021)

The Holy Father will be meeting with Bishops from across the globe in 2023 to discuss ways of improving the process by which the church on all levels is open to hearing the voices of people from all walks of life. Read More »

Third Order Carmelites (Posted Oct 20, 2021)

Third Order Carmelites are lay members of a community governed by the Ancient Observance Carmelite Order. Read More »

PREGNANCY HELP BOSTON (Reposted Oct 13, 2021)

Pregnancy Help serves anyone facing crisis pregnancy situations. Our staff of nurses and case workers is trained to give individualized care to help you through this difficult time. Read More »

Pregnancy Care Centers (Reposted Oct 06, 2021)

In the North Shore Area we have “The Pregnancy Care Center” in Haverhill, Lawrence, Lowell and Revere, MA. Each of these centers offer free and confidential services to women in need. Read More »

Our Lady of Guadalupe Intercessor of the Unborn (Reposted Oct 06, 2021)

To help stop the anti-life push in the world, it was recommended, an individual say the following daily prayer for a period of one year.

“Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I love you very much. I beg you to spare the life of the unborn baby that I have spiritually adopted who is in danger of abortion.”

Lift Your Voice and Sing! and Choir News (Posted Sep 29, 2021)

We are bringing back Congregational singing to the Mass. Although, we have decided to wait on the return of both the Adult and Children’s Choir. Read More »

Prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Posted Sep 15, 2021)

Stay with me, Lord … Read More »

Archdiocese of Boston Update to COVID Protocols (Posted Sep 01, 2021)

Safety Precautions at Masses Read More »

RCIA Registration is now open (Posted Aug 18, 2021)

Registration for the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (known as the R.C.I.A. program) is currently underway. Read More »

EWTN Global Catholic Network (Posted Aug 04, 2021)

Would you like to see more Christ-centered, family television, radio and online services? If so, EWTN Global Catholic Network can be an answer to your prayers! Read More »

Anointing of the Sick (Reposted Jun 30, 2021)

The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, also known as last rights, Extreme Unciton, is meant to bestow special grace on Christians going through serious illness and old age. Read More »

Cardinals letter on reinstating Sunday Mass obligation (Posted Jun 09, 2021)

Brothers and Sisters, “Without the Lord’s day, we cannot live!” His Holiness, Pope Benedict, in his homily at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen in Vienna on September 9, 2007, quoted the Abitinian Martyrs, who during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian were arrested for celebrating Sunday Mass. The martyrs responded to the magistrate: “Sine dominico non possumus!” – without the Lord’s day, we cannot live! Read More »

Eviction Moratorium Ending (Posted Jun 06, 2021)

With eviction moratorium ending June 30, families have options for help. Households May be Eligible for up to Twelve Months of Rental Arrears With no Dollar Limit. Read More »

PARISH APP! (Posted Oct 16, 2019)

Keep up to date with Saint Patrick Parish with our new app! Have instant access to hours, contacts, news items and reminder messages. Read More »

Emergency COVID Collection for the Church in India and Brazil (Posted May 26, 2021)

As you may know, there is immense suffering and loss of life occurring in India and Brazil due to the pandemic. The Catholic Church, through Catholic Relief Services (CRS), is on the ground in those countries working to support local hospitals and programs which are being overwhelmed and which have reached a breaking point. Read More »

Directives and Information, COVID 19 (Posted May 24, 2021)

There have been many questions regarding new CDC guidance and how various dioceses are implementing them. The Archdiocese of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have been working together to implement the new guidelines. Read More »

Prayer for the Holy Spirit (Posted May 19, 2021)

Holy Spirit, fan into flame the gifts I received in my Baptism and Confirmation. Read More »

Misericordia Project Education of the poorest in Kigali, Rwanda (Updated May 31, 2021)

Fr. Marcel Uwineza, S.J. is once again appealing to you all to support Misercordia Project; an initiative he started in 2012 together with a group of seven committed lay Rwandan Catholics to help educate children from the poorest and most vulnerable families (mostly girls), in the outskirts of Kigali in Rwanda.  Read More »

Mary Garden (Posted May 12, 2021)

Four flowers to plant in your Mary Garden. “Mary is a garden of delights into which are sown all kinds of flowers and spice plants of the virtues.” — St. Jerome Read More »

St Vincent dePaul Society (Reposted Mar 03, 2021)

During this pandemic the St Vincent dePaul Society continues to serve our neighbors in need. Please help us with your contributions using the mounted boxes in the rear of the church. Your help will be a blessing for the less fortunate in these difficult times. God bless you !

Worldwide Marriage Encounter (Updated Mar 23, 2021)

Weekends are currently being held virtually, for more information go to their website https://wwmema.org/ or call 800-710-9963

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ONLINE and ELECTRONIC GIVING (Reposted Feb 17, 2021)

As we continue to navigate through the latest restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic including the suspension of all Masses, our Parish still needs your support to meet our recurring monthly expenses. Read More »

A Prayer to our Lady of Guadalupe (Posted Feb 03, 2021)

Virgin of Guadalupe, Patroness of unborn children, we implore your intercession for every child at risk of abortion. Read More »

COVID/Quarantine Prayer (Posted Dec 29, 2020)

Pray for people who are infected with COVID-19 or facing quarantine. Read More »

Project Rachel (Reposted Dec 22, 2020)

For Hope and Healing after abortion. Read More »

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS FOR SAFE MASS ATTENDANCE {In light of the rising COVID crisis} (Posted Dec 01, 2020)

Stay at home if you are sick or not feeling well. If you have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID 19 or is in the process of being tested, you cannot attend Mass for the mandatory fourteen-day quarantine period. The obligation to attend Sunday Mass remains lifted until further notice, especially if you are part of a vulnerable population and/or have an underlying health condition. Read More »


1 - Make an act of faith. 2 - Make an act of love. 3 - Express your desire to receive Him. 4 - Invite Jesus to come into your heart. Read More »

5 SAINTS ADVOCATES FOR PEACE (Posted Nov 04, 2020)

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AVE MARIA STELLA (Posted Oct 01, 2020)

Hail, Star of the sea! Blessed Mother of God, yet ever a virgin! O happy gate of heaven! Read More »

THE ROSARY (Posted Oct 01, 2020)

Question: What is the story behind the rosary?

Answer: The rosary is a sacred and popular Catholic devotion, but its origins are mysterious. Read More »


Answer: The practice of Eucharistic Adoration is a centuries old ritual and falls within a broader category of devotions and rituals that are associated with the Sacrament of the Eucharist. In a particular way, Eucharistic Adoration is an extension of the worship and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament that occurs in every Mass. Read More »

SCAM ALERT! (Posted Aug 24, 2020)

Fr. Mario's name is being used in a scam to try and extract gift cards from parishioners. DO NOT to respond to the text. Fr. Mario would never ask parishioners to forward a picture of a gift card to him. Read More »


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If you find yourself considering these deeper thoughts or seeking answers to life’s bigger questions, I encourage you to delve into the mysteries of life and seek answers in relationship with Jesus Christ. I invite you to join our gatherings of the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and explore what God might be leading you to consider. Read More »


The Adoration Society of St. Joseph’s in Medford kindly asks for your help in restoring Eucharistic Adoration. Read More »


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A story is told of an old farmer who was harvesting his agricultural crop. However, in the process he lost his beautiful wristwatch. He felt so much pain because of the value he attached to it. Read More »

SUNDAY MASS VIDEOS (Posted Apr 29, 2020)

Beginning the weekend of May 9-10, Fr. Mario and Fr. Frank will be celebrating Mass which will be aired on Stoneham TV’s Public Channel (Comcast 9, RCN 3, Verizon 34) four times a week. Read More »


We live in difficult and trying times. I hardly need elaborate the multitude of crises including the current pandemic that fill the globe and our own community. Sadly, many are succumbing to an overwhelming anxiety and discouragement. But no matter how tempting it is, we must not shrink back. We must pray and fast with a living faith and a firm confidence—and there is no better way to do this than by praying the Holy Rosary. Almost every time the Blessed Virgin has appeared in an approved apparition she has said...if you want peace in your world, pray the Rosary, if you want peace in your family, pray the Rosary, if you want peace in your heart, pray the Rosary!

FAMILY MINISTRY (Posted Apr 29, 2020)

There have been many inquiries from people would like to help those in need during this pandemic. You are invited to help us help our neighbors via donations in the form of gift cards for local supermarkets or checks made out to St. Patrick Family Ministry. If you need or know someone who needs assistance, please call the Parish Office at 781-438-0960.  !!

WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER (Posted Apr 22, 2020)

Stoneham Community Dinner; Other Open Food Pantries; Organizations that You can turn to for Mental Health and Substance Abuse; School Lunch Help; Stoneham Senior Center. Read More »

DEVOTIONAL RESOURCES (Updated Mar 31, 2020)

We have the following ways to keep celebrating Mass and stay connected until we can congregate again. Read More »

PRAYER FOR THE HOME (Posted Apr 06, 2020)

Visit, we beseech Thee, O Lord, this dwelling, and drive far from it all snares of the enemy; let Thy holy Angels dwell herein, to preserve us in peace; and let Thy blessing be upon us forever. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

A MILLION ROSARIES (Posted Mar 31, 2020)

During Portugal's 1974 Carnation Revolution, Our Lady said to Sister Lucia, "When a million families pray the rosary, the revolution will end." Read More »


Lord God, threatened now by the spread of the Coronavirus, we ask that you keep us, our loved ones, and everyone, from harm. Read More »


As we have been watching the news, there seems to be a cloud of darkness and fear spreading over our communities and church. But don't forget we have the spiritual weapons we need to punch back against this pandemic. Read More »

MOTHER’S GROUP (Posted Mar 04, 2020)

Fridays, 9:00am. Ladies, come join the St. Mary’s, Melrose Mom group to gain some bible study and fellowship. Read More »

RISK ALERT: CORONAVIRUS (Posted Mar 04, 2020)

The Archdiocese of Boston, through the Office of Risk Management, is monitoring the situation related to the coronavirus outbreak and updating relevant planning guides should the situation warrant in the Commonwealth. Read More »


The long-awaited Saint Patrick Tree of Life has been installed in the entry to our church. Read More »

BAPTIZING CHILDREN (Posted Jan 08, 2020)

Why do Catholics baptize infants, while some other Christian denominations wait until adulthood? Read More »

GOD IN DAILY LIFE (Posted Nov 12, 2019)

Question: How do I bring God into the work of my daily life? Answer: Read More »

CANTORS NEEDED (Posted Sep 18, 2019)

Do you like to sing? Want to share your gift of music with the Lord and your community? Read More »


Some polls indicate that the public is receptive to assisted suicide. But the same polls show that people’s views shift when they learn about its dangers. Read More »

CHOIR - CHILDREN'S, ADULT and YOUTH (Posted Aug 28, 2019)

We are welcoming grades 2-7 for our children's choir, grades 8-12 for our youth choir, and older members for our adult choir. Read More » 

UNBOUND: Deliverance, Freedom, Belonging (Posted Jul 17, 2019)

Do you struggle with reliving past traumas? Obsessive patterns & thoughts? Unforgiveness? Addiction? Do you want deeper intimacy with God? UNBOUND prayer available at St. Patrick’s may be the answer! Read More »


Did you know that all Medicare Part D plans cover a shingles vaccine, such as Zostavax or the newly released shingles vaccine, Shingrix, which is recommended by the CDC (center for Disease Control and Prevention)? Read More »


In 2002, Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to all Catholics regarding the Rosary. In this letter, which was entitled The Most Holy Rosary, Pope John Paul II announced the addition of the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary history in addition to the traditional mysteries of the rosary... Read More »


The Knights of Columbus is seeking a field agent for a career opportunity representing their Insurance, Annuity and Long Term Care Program. We offer a complete benefits package with this full-time position. In order to qualify, one must be eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus. For more information on this exciting career opportunity, please contact Michael R. Capobianco, General Agent at (508) 238-2300.


We feed the hungry. We visit the sick. We clothe those in need. We help keep the lights on. We help provide heat. Come join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. For more information, contact the Parish Office at 781-438-0960.


The Archdiocese of Boston is committed to maintaining a safe environment for children, youth, and vulnerable adults. Through its Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach, the Archdiocese continues to make counseling and other services available to survivors, their families and parishes impacted by clergy sexual abuse, and in particular those who may need additional support at this time, are encouraged to contact the Archdiocese's Office of Pastoral Support and Outreach at 617-746-5995.


Our Sunday Visitor has a series of free webcasts that will deepen your knowledge and faith. Visit https://www.osvcatholicbookstore.com/webcasts for more information and links to register.


If anyone is in need of a prayer square and/or a shawl, they can contact the rectory who will let me know. The recipient's name(s) are entered into our book which we pray over every week. Thank you in advance, ~ Carol Johnston on behalf of the Ladies of the Prayer Shawl Ministry


1060AM Catholic Radio is a great source to learn more about our faith, a devotional support for your prayer life and a source for information about the moral questions of our time. This Radio Station is not funded by the Archdiocese of Boston and thus totally dependent on private donations. Share your experience of the blessing of this station with others.