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NEW ITEMS

ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIALS
for 2021 Sunday Masses

Memorial FlowersEach weekend you have the opportunity to donate the weekend arrangement on the altar in memory of loved ones. The flower arrangement will be the one piece placed in front of the main altar.

The name of your loved one will be placed in the bulletin for that weekend. The parish makes arrangements for the flowers. The donation is $75.

Please call the parish office @ 781-438-0960 if you are interested in donating flowers for a particular weekend. Available weekends; Sept. 19, 26, Oct 3, 17.

(Updated Jul 28, 2021)

2021 Catholic Appeal

  Catholic Appeal

 

Please help us reach our goal! Since the launch of the 2021 Catholic Appeal, St. Patrick Parish has received donations in the amount of $53,036. toward our assessment of $86,513. Leaving a shortfall of $33,477. A sincere thank you to all who have contributed thus far. If you have not yet contributed, please consider doing so.

To join our Parish-wide effort, you can donate several ways. You can send a check to the Parish Office made out to St. Patrick Parish and write Catholic Appeal in the memo; or you may make the check out directly to the Catholic Appeal. You can also donate online at bostoncatholicappeal.org, being sure to select our Parish’s town and number under the “Parish Credit” field. Please note, the list is sorted by city/town then Parish name. This will ensure St. Patrick Parish receives credit for your generous contribution towards our Catholic Appeal goal!

(Updated Jul 14, 2021)

LITURGICAL LIFE


Responding to the Call

EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP
Recognize God in Your Ordinary Moments
Practicing Graciousness in the Desert

Looking back over my journey of parenthood, I know there were days when I traveled the extra mile for my children. I’ve made their toast the way they like it, let them play in the park an extra ten minutes, or let them go to the movies with their friends and I finished off the chores on my own. And then, it happened: the attitude. The request for the smallest thing from one of them is met with disdain or bewilderment.

Sometimes you can be made breathless with the ingratitude of another person who takes so much and with so little shame, only to scoff at the idea that they, too, give even the smallest amount.

But if we’re being honest with ourselves, we will admit that we do the exact same thing to God. Haven’t we all been the Israelites in the desert at one point or another? God has parted our Red Sea in some way. He’s led us out of some great trial, given us some great blessings. But then we run into a little resistance somewhere along the way and we throw up our hands. How could you do this to us, Lord? How could you ask this of us? No, I can’t go any further. No, I won’t do any more.

Persisting in the blindness to the many ways of God continues to protect us is nothing short of a temper tantrum. It robs our Everyday Stewardship of its graciousness, of our ability to accept with joy the trials of life because we are also constantly aware of its blessings.

— Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS


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WHY DO WE DO THAT?
Catholic Life Explained:

Question:
What can I do to help our family practice our faith each day?

Answer:

Some families practice their religion together as just another event on their schedule: go to church, observe Lent, help at the parish picnic, go to a meeting, volunteer time, make your confession, use your envelope… But the focus needs to be on who we are—God’s people, in relationship with him, loved, forgiven, and redeemed, and called to live and proclaim the Gospel. Our awareness of God’s presence and our sense of mission are supported by the daily rituals, celebrations, and traditions that help us stay focused. Sharing our faith strengthens us and clarifies the beliefs and values of Christian living.

Daily family practices include time for prayer—before meals, before bed, before important meetings and activities. Attend Sunday Mass together and discuss the homily afterward. Create family celebrations for holy days and holidays. Make religion a regular part of your discussions. Include others, especially the elderly and the less fortunate, in your activities and charitable efforts. By applying the virtues of faith, hope, and love to each day, faith becomes part of who your family is. It influences how you act towards others, what you value, and how mindful of God you are. Faith is the leaven of life that helps all of us rise to our calling and dignity as God’s people.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 1, 2021 | 18th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 

(Posted Jul 28, 2021)

IVC New England

The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) opened its New England Region in January 2009. The first Ignatian Volunteers were eleven men and women from assorted walks of life and different educational backgrounds, looking to put their life experi-ences, talents and time at the disposal of the poor in the neighborhoods of Boston, Worcester, and Providence, and in sur-rounding communities.

Today, more than forty women and men continue to serve in these neighborhoods and communities. These volunteers are supported by one another and by “spiritual reflectors” whose task is to help the volunteers look at their service and to reflect upon its deeper meaning for themselves and for those whom they serve.

New England Ignatian volunteers teach, mentor, and advise in a variety of educational programs; provide services to poten-tially homeless elders; educate and locate resources for adult students and immigrants; assist older clients with medical ap-pointments and entitlement benefits; offer administrative, development and HR support to non-profit staff; coordinate food and furniture outreach to families in need; coach job seekers in a culinary arts program; and, organize retreats for homeless and formerly homeless women and men.

Ignatian Volunteers are mature men and women who share their time and talents in service to their community, and who participate in a year-long spiritual development program, including prayer and reflection in the Jesuit tradition.
New England Ignatian Volunteers commit to two days per week of service in parishes, schools or non-profit organizations working directly with those experiencing poverty or marginalization, or in the pursuit of social justice. The service commit-ment takes place over a ten-month period.

During the period of service, the volunteer engages in spiritual reflection and journaling with the assistance of a “reflector” whom he or she meets monthly. All volunteers take part in two days of reflection, one overnight retreat, and monthly meet-ings of the entire group of volunteers. Volunteers share their reflection and service experiences in these gatherings and probe their deeper meaning.

If you would like more information on the Ignatian Volunteer Corps or would like to pursue membership as a volunteer, contact:

Ignatian Volunteer CorpsDave Hinchen
IVC Regional Director
(617) 571-3838
[email protected]
www.ivcusa.org/new-england

(Posted Jul 28, 2021)

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass

Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass

We are excited to announce that the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass is returning to the Archdiocese of Boston this Fall, 2021! Cardinal Seán O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap. invites couples celebrating their 10th, 25th, and 50th wedding anniversaries in 2021 to join him on Sunday, November 7th at 2:00 PM at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. We also extend a special invitation to those who celebrated their milestone anniversaries in 2020, when we were unable to host the event. The Mass includes a wedding vow renewal and special blessing by the Cardinal for all anniversary couples. Families are invited to attend, with more information to follow on the number of guests each couple may bring in light of any state regulations in place this fall due to the pandemic. For additional questions, please email Emily Elliott at [email protected]. We hope to see you at the Cathedral in November!

(Posted Jul 28, 2021)

Lower Church Memorial Gift Opportunities

Thank you to all that have contributed to the renovation of our lower church! This renovation would not have been possible without the generosity of our faithful parishioners. We are extremely grateful for all the support we received during this project.

Several parishioners have inquired about memorializing opportunities available in support of the lower church project. Following is a list of items available to be memorialized along with the suggested offering.

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Musician’s Chair $500
Baptismal Cabinet $750
Ambo $1,000
Cantor Stand $1,000
Pews $1,000
* Stations of the Cross $1,000
Deacon Chair $1,500
Credence Table $2,000
Confessional 2 $3,000
** Stained Glass Window 1-3 $5,000
Lower Church Sacristy $7,500
*** Candle Bank around Our Lady of Fatima $10,000
Lower Chapel $150,000

* Stations of the Cross - Available - Stations 2, 3 & 10
** Stained Glass Windows 1-3 in hallway to Lower Church.
*** Bank of Candles (to be purchased) to surround Our Lady of Fatima Statue.

Strikethrough items have been memorialized and are no longer available.

If you would like to make a general donation of $250 or more in support of the lower church renovation project, we would be happy to add your name or your loved one’s name to our donor memorial board.

Please download and print out this Lower Church Renovation Donation Form and submit with your donation information. You can also send in the form from the weekly bulletin.

(Updated Jul 28, 2021)

Grow+Go ~ Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grow and Go 2021 Aug 01
August 1, 2021 | Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 | Eph 4:17, 20-24 | Jn 6:24-35
Written by
THE
FAITHFUL
DISCIPLE

GROW - AS A DISCIPLE | PRAY, STUDY, ENGAGE, SERVE

In our house, we know we’ve got a situation when we run out of bread. It’s the staff of life, yes, but also the stuff that makes toast, goes with soup or salad, and smells so good when we bake it ourselves. So perhaps some of us can relate to the Israelites in the first reading as they “grumbled against Moses and Aaron,” before the Lord promised to “rain down bread from heaven for [them].” On a deeper level, perhaps we also truly understand the importance of what Jesus tells his disciples in today’s Gospel: that the bread from heaven which the Father gives will not only satisfy their physical hunger, but give life to the world. Jesus says, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” Just as the disciples heartily responded “give us this bread always,” today’s readings encourage us to long not only for all good gifts from the Father, but specifically for that one, unique gift of the Son whose nourishment to us in the Eucharist transforms us and “gives life to the world.”

GO - EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT

Like many Catholics, I attended Mass online for much of 2020 and the first half of 2021. Initially, it seemed like enough, and I was immensely grateful for the opportunity to hear the Word of God, see the Lord in the Eucharist, and to receive him spiritually. However, as we began to return to church this past spring, I truly felt the enormity of what I had been missing: receiving the Eucharist, and doing so within a community. As we hear Christ’s words in the bread of life discourse over the next few Sundays, the magnitude of God’s gracious gift should become ever more apparent. When we receive the Eucharist at Mass, we partake in the body and blood of Jesus, sharing in the divine banquet that leads us to everlasting life, and drawing closer to Jesus and to one another in the process. Nourished by his presence within us, we can then go out and share the bread of life with others. What that looks like will differ for each of us, but ultimately it is all for the purpose of accomplishing the works of God: believing in the One he sent and giving witness to that belief in all we say and do.

ACTION
Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians admonishes his listeners to “put on the new self, created in God’s way in righteousness and holiness of truth.” As we begin each day this week, we can pray for the grace to “put on a new self” and let go of those things that get in the way of our own holiness.

(Posted Jul 28, 2021)

OLDER ITEMS

The Grandparents of Jesus (Posted Jul 21, 2021)

Question: July 26 is the feast of Joachim and Anna. Who are they and what do we know about them?

Answer: Read More »


Grow+Go ~ Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jul 21, 2021)

2 Kgs 4:42-44 | Eph 4:1-6 | Jn 6:1-15 Read More »


Grow+Go ~ Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jul 18, 2021)

Jer 23:1-6 | Eph 2:13-18 | Mk 6:30-34 Read More »


Emmaus Ministry Retreats (Posted Jul 07, 2021)

Please join us for our retreats on either August 14th, or November 5th-7th. Read More »


Grow+Go ~ Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jul 07, 2021)

Am 7:12-15 | Eph 1:3-14 or 1:3-10 | Mk 6:7-13 Read More »


A Summer Prayer (Posted Jun 30, 2021)

Click here to download a PDF version of this prayer to take with you wherever you go this summer, or Read More » to view the prayer.


On Fire (Posted Jun 30, 2021)

Friday-Saturday, July 30th-31st. Houses of Mercy and Hope Conferences, Inc. Presents ON FIRE. $40 per person. Register online at: www.housesofmercy.net/events. Read More »


Make the Consecration to Saint Joseph this Summer (Reposted Jun 30, 2021)

Wednesday Evenings: July 14, 21, 28 & August 4 & 11, 7:00 - 8:00 via Zoom; Consecration: Noon Mass on Sunday, August 15. The consecration includes 6 meetings via Zoom and the in-person consecration following the 10:00 Mass on Sunday, August 15. Read More »


In the Footsteps of Jesus (Reposted Jun 30, 2021)

Thursday - Tuesday, November 11th-23rd. You are invited to join us on a 13-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Jurgen Liias and Deacon Frank Dello Russo. 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 »


Grow+Go ~ Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Posted Jun 30, 2021)

Ez 2:2-5 | 2 Cor 12:7-10 | Mk 6:1-6 Read More »


Retrouvaille 2021 Sessions (Posted Jun 06, 2021)

August 20-22, 2021; November 5-7, 2021. Read More »


Marriage Validation Ceremony (Posted Mar 31, 2021)

December 31 at Saint Theresa Church in North Reading Make your New Year’s Eve special by having your Marriage Blessed in the presence of God. 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 »


Please pray for the adults in our RCIA program (Posted Jun 06, 2021)

Please pray for the adults in our R.C.I.A. program who received the Sacraments of Initiation on the Feast of the Holy Trinity. 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 »


Pregnancy Help Boston (Reposted May 19, 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. Please contact us to discuss your situation and receive free support. Read More »


Pregnancy Care Centers (Reposted May 19, 2021)

There are MANY Pregnancy Care Centers that offer emotional and physical support to women facing life altering decisions about choosing life. 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 »


Holy Land Trip (Posted May 05, 2021)

Father Mike Rora's parish, Saint Kateri Tekekwitha, is leading a pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima in September of this year. 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 !


Ignation Volunteer Corps (IVC) New England (Posted Apr 21, 2021)

IVC, a yearlong volunteer opportunity for women and men 50 years of age and better, is recruiting volunteers for the up-coming (September to June) year. Read More »


Holy Week and Easter Videos (Updated Apr 05, 2021)

This year, Saint Patrick Parish live-streamed the Holy Week (including Palm Sunday) and Easter Sunday Masses. Read More »


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

Read More »


Stations of the Cross (Posted Mar 17, 2021)

Question: Who invented the Stations of the Cross?

Answer: The first Stations of the Cross were walked by Jesus himself on the way to Calvary. Read More »


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 »


Special Edition Holy Cloak Novena for the Year of St. Joseph and Lenten Adoration (Posted Feb 17, 2021)

Holy Cloak Novena Booklets published for the Year of St. Joseph are available from the Legion of Mary by emailing [email protected] or calling 781-391-1396. 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 »


JOIN US TO PRAY THE ROSARY (Posted Jan 13, 2021)

Wednesdays at 3:00 pm via Zoom. 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 »


4 STEPS FOR SPIRITUAL COMMUNION (Posted Nov 16, 2020)

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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THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY (Posted Oct 21, 2020)

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


TIPS, BENEFITS, AND BLESSINGS OF THE ROSARY (Posted Oct 21, 2020)

Tips to Pray the Rosary Every Day, Benefits of the Rosary, Blessings of the Rosary. Read More »


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 »


ACTUAL VS BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020 (Posted Sep 23, 2020)

Following is our yearly communication of both the parish and school’s financial health for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020. Read More »


WHAT IS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION? (Posted Sep 09, 2020)

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 »


PRAYER DURING A HEALTH CRISIS (Posted Aug 19, 2020)

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SEEKING ANSWERS TO LIFE’S WEIGHTY QUESTIONS? (Posted Aug 05, 2020)

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 »


PRAYER SHAWLS (Posted Jul 22, 2020)

Do you know someone who is sick or perhaps lonely and would benefit from the warm embrace of a prayer shawl? Read More »


HELP THE ADORATION SOCIETY OF ST. JOSEPH'S IN MEDFORD (Posted Jul 22, 2020)

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


OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE — INTERCESSOR OF THE UNBORN (Updated Jun 24, 2020)

To help stop the anti-life push in the world, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child. This is done by praying that one particular, but unknown child’s life, be spared abortion and be allowed to continue to live. To help accomplish this, it was recommended, an individual say the following daily prayer for a period of one year.  Read More »


PROMISES FOR WHO FAITHFULLY PRAY THE ROSARY (Updated May 13, 2020)

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DO NOT LOSE HOPE: A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT (Posted May 06, 2020)

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 »


PRAY THE ROSARY FOR PEACE IN YOUR HEART (Posted Apr 29, 2020)

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. Thank you!!


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 »


PARISH REGISTRATION (Updated Apr 15, 2020)

Many people think that because they attend a particular parish they automatically belong. But membership requires signing up, formally enrolling yourself in a parish. 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 »


PRAYER FOR THE CONTAINMENT OF THE CORONAVIRUS (Posted Mar 31, 2020)

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 »


BATTLE RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (Posted Mar 18, 2020)

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 »


(RE)INTRODUCING THE SAINT PATRICK TREE OF LIFE (Reposted Feb 26, 2020)

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 »


ALTAR SERVER PERMISSION SLIP (Posted Sep 18, 2019)

Starting in the third grade, children from Saint Patrick Parish are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the Altar Server Ministry. Saint Patrick’s is in need of altar servers. They are a very important part of our parish liturgy celebrations. Altar servers participate at weekend liturgies, but they may also participate at daily Mass, funerals, and weddings if needed. Read More »


TOP REASONS TO OPPOSE ASSISTED SUICIDE (Posted Sep 4, 2019)

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 »


MEDICARE COVERAGE OF THE SHINGLES VACCINE

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 »


DID YOU KNOW?

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 »


EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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.


THE SOCIETY OF SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL NEEDS YOU

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.


PROMISE TO PROTECT - PLEDGE TO HEAL

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 WEBCASTS

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.


PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY

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

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.