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Divine Mercy Sunday Retreat
April 11

Divine MercyJesus I Trust in You! The first Sunday following Easter is called Divine Mercy Sunday and that phrase is the touchstone of the day. On that day, any person who will “go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment” (Faustina Diary 699). Those words are Jesus’ promise shared to St. Maria Faustina Kowalska, an early 20th century Polish nun canonized by Pope St. John Paul II.

From 1:30pm-5pm on April 11, 2021, Upper Church, St. Patrick will celebrate this tremendous gift of Divine Mercy with the following events:

  • 1:30pm Reflection on Divine Mercy
    • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    • Confessions begin (2pm-4pm)
  • 3pm Divine Mercy Chaplet and Rosary
  • 5pm Benediction

Stop in for a while and visit our Lord! Bring your family and friends! Receive the graces of Jesus’ promise!

If COVID prevents physical attendance, we will be online.

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(Updated Apr 07, 2021)

All Masses are cancelled from March 31 through April 10

Please see a letter from the Pastor, Father Mario, below.

Dear Church,

The situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly unfolding in our country, our community and here in our Parish. Even though we vigorously disinfect all common areas of the parish, a growing number of parish staff and clergy have tested positive for the coronavirus. I have been in constant communication with the Diocese, our regional Bishop, as well as the Department of Public Health for proper guidance. However, since this past Monday the number of parish staff members and clergy testing positive for the coronavirus has continued to grow. I have been advised that the parish is in need of significant disruption to the spread of the coronavirus; otherwise we put more people at risk. Sadly, I must cancel the celebration of the Holy Triduum and Easter Masses. I do not make this decision lightly as it comes during the most sacred and meaningful time in the Church's calendar, Easter. My heart is broken by this news. Yet, as we consider how this sacrifice disrupts the plans all of us have made; I am struck by how it can help so many.

As we all know this virus does not discriminate who it infects, but it is especially severe to our aging parishioners, pregnant women, and those with heart, lung, and immune conditions. As a multi-generational congregation, our parish has many who would fall in these categories. However, I see this as more than just a way to protect the people within our church family. We extend this care to those who may be coming to our parish for Easter as visitors within our town and neighboring communities, especially as they return home...wherever home may be. I must protect both those in our HOME and in our neighborHOOD.

It is for these reasons we have been advised to suspend all gatherings and masses immediately effective Wednesday night 31MAR21 until 10APR21. All Mass intentions during this time will be remembered in private Masses. Please call the parish office on 12APR21 to reschedule any mass intention. We must do our part in stopping the transmission of this virus and protect those populations within our Church and our community who are most vulnerable to its effects. I will live stream the Triduum and our Mass for Easter as well as have our Easter Mass available on our local cable channel. As we receive more information from both the Diocese and the State, we will post updates on our website, through social media, and from the parish office.

Please keep all who are infected with the coronavirus in your prayers during Easter and please know I will keep each one of you in my rosary during this time ! May God Bless you all !

Love,
Father Mario

(Posted Mar 31, 2021)

Easter Memorial Flowers

Easter LiliesEaster LiliesWe pray for the following people
for whom flower memorials have been donated.
We are very grateful to all of our parishioners
and friends for remembering their loved ones.

Evelyn L. Kelley; Evelyn F. Hardy; Herbert P. Fix; Members of The Qualter family & Friends; Marguerite Hanrahan; Charles & Margherita Hession Hildreth, Nicholas & Marjorie Hildreth Apalakis; Helen Cassell; Joseph & Frances Stanton; Victor Lauricella; Pauline J. DuBreuil; Agnes I. Benson; William A. Kirk; Vincent J. LaFrance; Margaret E. Connolly; Madeline Mottola; Mary Bruno; Beulah Boudreau; Rev. John Mark Hannon; James & Bertha Cray, William & Charlotte McGurl, Margaret McDonnel, Joseph & Alice McNiff; Shaughnessy ~ Barnes, Kelly ~ Murphy families; Charles D. Saulnier, Mary E. Saulnier, Anthony Gentile, Brandon M. Ueki, Major USAF; Ida & Nick Coccoluto, William Murphy; Calcaveccia family; Emma & Vincent “Jim” DePalma, Joseph Cusato; Jane Crilley; Kevin J. Murphy; Lorraine & Fred LaVoice; John S. Mandracchia, Maria C. D’Attorre, Domenico Armano; Thomas F. Lundy, Loretta & Timothy Sullivan & family, Bessie & Martin Lundy & family; Juliette Smart; Joseph & Josephine Pisari, Arthur & Avis Conley, Marie Leone, Mario & Marietta Pisari, James & Mary Pasquale, Jo-Ann Venuti, Frank & Mary Moran; Jerry & Angelina Ferragamo, James & Lorraine Beldotti, John & Adelaide Pestana, Maria Rose Cataldo, Henry Cataldo; Penelope & Sawyer Trahan, O’Brien & Trahan families; Pisari & White families; Bob & Shirley LeFave, Gary LeFave, Ed & Eddie Greenlaw, Evelyn Maimone, Alice Shea, Bob Popp, Filomena Piscitelli, Sheila & Andrew Allen, Terri Gaffney, Alice Hardy, Lucy Carpenella, Edward Arsenault, Dolly Harris, Dan, Dorothy & Danny LeFave, William, Mildred & Janet Matsen, Edward & Doris Morrison, Hugo & Julia Matsen, Joe & Helen & Delia LeFave, Paul & Gloria & Paula LeFave, Ken & Kenny Marison, Livio & Louise Marinelli, Lou & Edith Marinelli, Loreto & Virginia Marinelli, Debbie Robichaud, Lorna Beksha & Mark & Pete Carrichino, Joshua Goddart, Michael & Edward Benthale, Steve Olszewski & Lena Sacramona, Jim Amnott; Mafalda Staffieri; Gerard M. Cronin, Sr.; John & Josephine Compagnone, Thomas & Gloria Guiney, Jean Cullen; Paul F. DiMarino, Ezio Lorenzetti; Ann Marie Staffier; Ida & Dominico Secondini, Antonio, Fortunata & Louis Secondini, Philomena Morocco, John & Diana Gargano, Carolina, Domenico & Leondina DiPaolo, Attilio Minghella, Carmen & Antonia Minghella, Shirley Murray; Margaret C. Gilbert, Herbert G. Gilbert, Donald A. Pike, Barbara G. Curry; Raso family, Porriello family; Thomas, Anne & Kevin Harrington, Pam Gorman, Kathleen Fucci Ostrom, Rosemonte Robinson; Robert J. Haggerty; Edward & Sean Callahan; Robert V. Rando; Ronald Myrter, Lt. Col Joseph Shupe, Margaret Shupe; Louis A. & Louis G. Centore, Gaetano, Anna, Louis, Lucy & Frank (Gus) Fionda; Michael Uva, Antonio & Romilda Rotondo, Pat & Rose Uva, Sabatino & Antonietta Angelosanto, Joseph Saccoccio; Albert J. Daly, Jane M. Coulter; Stanley A. Shiner, Mary & Joseph Ochs; Binda & Foglia families; Harold, Yvonne, Raymond & Angelina Greeno; Gerald Eisenhaur; Steven Trovato; Robert & Jennie Pagano, Leo & Concetta Bottari; Noone family; Folan family; Peter & Jennie Gallinaro; Richard Campbell; Nemisia Rodrigues; William Green & Marie Green; Hurley family; Rinaldo DiLoreto; Leonard Driscoll, Sr., Lenny Driscoll, Francis & Cecilia Kelley, Francis Markiewicz, Dave & Chris Cobb; Ballotta & Bassette families; Anthony & Sandra Picariello, Phil & Angelina Mingolelli; Carr & Smith families & Ester Hayes; Joseph Coughlin; Rose Ann & Frank Carriglio; Maureen Lindaman; LaHait & Fedele family, Elena Tontodonato; Lucille Nuzzo, Rick Nuzzo, Anthony Nuzzo; Diamond Doiron, George Doiron, Frank Ippolito, Mary Ippolito, Helen Walken; Theresa & Sam Morey; Thomas Lundy, Loretta & Timothy Sullivan & family, Bessie & Martin Lundy & family; Eileen & Joseph Fusco, Rose & George Walsh; Frederick F. Mosely; Jack Bailey; James B. Hanley, Jr.; Carmela & Peter Poccio; Louis & Elena Cesarale; Alan Melkonian; Daniel W. Hogan, Jr., William A. Fiore, Sr, William A. Fiore, Jr.; Norman Springer & Daniel Luciano, Jr.; Nancy Durette Gregorczyk; Harry & Lena DeAngelis; Mary Santosuosso; DiMambro family; Francesco Carriglio, Leonarda & Ferdinando Piazza; Francis Meaney; Jim Healey & Healey family, Borin family, Murray family, Holly & Dianna Walton; Giordano family; Frank & Ollie Downing; Costello & Donovan families; Sherid Basile, Ann Basile, Salvatore Basile, Ashly Holmes; John & Annette Maffeo, John Maffeo, Jr., Mary & Victor Minghella, Michael & Louise Minghella, Angelina & Joseph (Minghella) McLaughlin, Florinda & Ray (Minghella) McLaughlin, Victor & Charlotte Minghella, Eunice (Minghella) Alteriso, Rudy Minghella, Mary Beauclair; Rodolfo DiMeco, Antonio Nocera, deceased members of the DiMeco family; Albert J. Duff, Jr., Jay Koontz, Donahue family, Duff family; Vincenza Ciavola, Ruth Retalic; Neil F. Sullivan; Maria & Vincenzo Antonelli, Maria & Giovanni Tenaglia, Anna & Filippo Antonelli, Maria, Ida, Vincenza & Fiorindo Antonelli; Elizabeth “Betty” Vicari; John J. Sarno, Sr., Eleanor M. Sarno; Luigi, Pasqualina, Lina & Alfonso Auciello, Carmine & Loreta Roberto; Claire I. Shannon, John J. Shannon, Sr., Mary E. Murano, Raymond S. Murano, Sr.; Anthony Gilardi, Joseph Butera and the Butera family, the Bono family; Koziol, Kelley, Powers, & Wilcox families; Speri Brugnetti; William L. Barry, Mary, Patrick, Theresa O’Connor; Antonio Correia, Florence (Tootsie) Correia, Carol Correia, Anthony Correia, Emmanuella Catrone, Florence Genova, Gloria Moccia, Matthew Carroll; John & Dolly Osborne, Steve Roux, Chris Macaluso; John McKenna, Hazel & William McKenna, Peggy & Pat DiMartino, Lil DiMartino, Genevieve DeSano, John R. Ricci, III; David Kendricken; Carol A. Caporale, Henry R. Champagne, Champagne family, Driscoll family, Lally family, Lafferty family; Eleanor Baldwin, William Baldwin, George Baldwin, Edward Sablock, Winifred Sablock, Charlotte O’Connor, James O’Connor, James O’Connor, Martin Sullivan; Alfonse & Rita Chiulli, Stephen Chiulli, John & Vera Iovanni, deceased members of the Chiulli and Iovanni families; Hunt, Connolly & McCall families; Anthony & Ann Tuzzolo; Victor & Louise Cavagnaro, James Sr. & Tena Mooney; Joe Price; Angelo, John, Ruth, Ernest, Jean, Frank & Betty, Maria & Luigi Angelosanto; The Watkins family; William Sudano; John “Papa” Milano; Robert & Frances Bushee, Jim Bialock, John Brochi; Tony Terzi, Francis & Martha Rooney; Geno & Nancy Dello Russo; John J. Lehane, Maureen Lucarotti; Regina, Dan & Mary E. Murphy; Rose Manganiello, Italia Giovino, Sean Manning, Carmelinda Inglese, Faustino & Angelina Vacca; Grazia Martiniello, Charles E. Olsen; Brad Coles, James & Louise Prior; James & Margaret Curtis; Mario J. Orrigo; Salvatore & Dolores Uglietto; Edward & Mary Lou Cassidy; The deceased Priests & Sisters associated with Saint Patrick Parish.

(Posted Mar 31, 2021)

Support Our Priests at Easter

ClergyTrust LogoThis Easter’s collection will benefit Clergy Trust which provides programs and support to care for the health and well-being of all active and senior diocesan priests in good standing. By supporting this collection, you are helping to ensure that our active priests receive the care they need to continue their important work and our senior priests, like, Rev. Robert Browne, Rev. Robert Butler, Rev. William Kremmell, Rev. John Morris, Rev. Mark Riley and Rev. Albert Sallese have support and access to quality care. This collection is a critical source of funding for the Trust and your generosity is greatly appreciated. On behalf of myself, Rev. Robert Browne, Rev. Robert Butler, Rev. William Kremmell, Rev. John Morris, Rev. Mark Riley and Rev. Albert Sallese and all my brother priests who benefit from the support of Clergy Trust, thank you so much for your continued support and generosity.

(Update Mar 31, 2021)

2021 PASCHAL CANDLE

The 2021 Paschal Candle has been donated by the DePalma family in loving memory of :

Vincent “Jim” and Emma DePalma

Paschal CandleIt will take its honored place next to the ambo for the fifty days of the Easter Season as it represents the presence of the Risen Christ in our midst.

The candle will then assume its place next to the Baptismal Font to be lit for all baptisms and its re-location to the center aisle of the church to burn before the casket during funeral liturgies.

(Posted Mar 31, 2021)

A Community Prayer of Praise this Easter

Lilies Left 962x960Lilies Right 962x960Good and gracious God,

As we greet the signs in nature around us: of Spring once again regaling us with the songs of returning birds and the awakening of flowers, we give you praise for an even greater sign of new life: the resurrection of your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

For the Resurrection is our guarantee that justice will triumph over iniquity, light will overcome darkness, and love will conquer death.

As we celebrate, we also dare to ask for your grace that we may live the promise given to us, by imitating the life of Jesus in reaching out to the poor, the marginalized, the least among us, as we strive to be neighbor to all those we meet. With your help, may we become a beacon of hope and justice in a world hungry for peace and so in need of your love.

We praise you in this Easter season. Lord, change our hearts so we might change our lives to be messengers of Easter hope and promise all year through. We make our prayer through Jesus Christ, our risen Lord forever. Amen.

(Posted Mar 31, 2021)

Grow+Go ~ Easter Sunday

Grow and Go 2021 Apr 04
April 4, 2021 | Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord 

Acts 10:34a, 37-43 | Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8 | Jn 20:1-9
Written by
THE
FAITHFUL
DISCIPLE

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

I have happy memories when I think about all the Easter celebrations I experienced as a child. Easter baskets with nicer-than-usual chocolate; indoor Easter egg hunts – check under the lampshade! – and wearing the best of our Sunday best to Mass. I wouldn’t trade these memories for anything, but writing this reflection reminds me that our modern-day celebrations and traditions don’t come close to truly capturing the gamut of emotions the disciples must have felt on that first day of the week. From the fear, despair and confusion they initially experienced, to the joy that would have enveloped them when they realized what the empty tomb meant: Jesus had risen! The beloved disciple entered the empty tomb of Christ in today’s Gospel, “and he saw and believed.” As Christians, I think we sometimes take this foundation of our faith for granted. And so I pray for a renewed sense of awe at the stunning reality: to “see and believe” that God so loved us that he gave his only Son, who died and rose so that we, too, might live forever in God’s love.

GO - EVANGELIZE | PRAYER, INVITATION, WITNESS, ACCOMPANIMENT

Some days I wake up with particular joy or anticipation: “Today we are going on vacation!” Or, “Today my son graduates from college.” It is a wonderful feeling, and one that helps me jump – OK, roll a little faster – out of bed. If we take to heart the psalmist’s message today, we see that this is how God intends for us to awaken every day: “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.” God is the author of our life, and on this Easter Sunday, we celebrate the gift of eternal life in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In today’s first reading, Peter relates how the disciples were commissioned to share the Good News of Christ’s resurrection. His words remind us that the story of Easter cannot and should not be contained. Instead, we are called to witness that “everyone who believes in [Jesus] will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.” That is good news worth sharing, whether on our social media feed, or with our loved ones and those we encounter each day.

WITNESS
Happy Easter! Perhaps visit the graveside of a loved one, and take the opportunity to talk about life after death. Say a special prayer of thanks at your Easter meal. And remember to smile in the direction of new faces at Mass today!

(Posted Mar 31, 2021)

Marriage Validation Ceremony
on Friday, December 31, 2021

Cross and RingsCross and RingsMake your New Year’s Eve special by having your Marriage Blessed in the presence of God.

If you are married, but not in the Catholic Church, you are invited to a Marriage Validation Ceremony officiated by Bishop Mark O’Connell, on December 31 at Saint Theresa Church in North Reading. Celebrate the sanctity of marriage by ending 2021 in this wonderful way, and together look forward to the blessings of 2022. During the wedding ceremony, each couple will say their vows separately before Bishop O’Connell and their two witnesses.

To get more information, please contact the Regional Bishop’s Office at 978-531-1013 or [email protected]. There is no cost to the couple. Since 2018 there have been over 20 couples that participated and had their marriage blessed in the Church.

(Posted Mar 31, 2021)

OLDER ITEMS

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 »


6-Week Virtual Grief Support Group (Posted Mar 23, 2021)

Wednesday Evenings, April 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, & June 2 via Zoom, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Read More »


God Needs Priests (Posted Mar 23, 2021)

God needs priests. Is He calling you? “Friday Adoration” at Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, 558 South Ave., Weston, MA on Friday, April 9 and Friday, May 7 at 5:00 PM. Read More »


Grow+Go ~ Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion (Posted Mar 23, 2021)

Is 50:4-7 | Phil 2:6-11 | Mk 14:1—15:47 or Mk 15:1-39 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 »


Grow+Go ~ Fifth Sunday of Lent (Posted Mar 17, 2021)

Jer 31:31-34 | Heb 5:7-9 | Jn 12:20-33 Read More »


Explore God’s Call - Explore God’s call with the Sisters of Providence (Posted Mar 10, 2021)

Might God be calling you to something more? Come and See life as a Sister of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. Read More »


Grow+Go ~ Fourth Sunday Of Lent (Posted Mar 10, 2021)

2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23 | Eph 2:4-10 | Jn 3:14-21 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 !


2021 Catholic Appeal (Posted Mar 03, 2021)

We launched our annual Catholic Appeal, along with all the other parishes throughout the Archdiocese. Read More »


Pregnancy Care Centers (Posted Feb 24, 2021)

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


ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIALS for 2021 Sunday Masses (Updated Feb 17, 2021)

Please call the parish office @ 781-438-0960 if you are interested in donating flowers for a particular weekend. 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 »


Retrouvaille 2021 Sessions (Posted Dec 22, 2020)

Weekends are coming up in 20201! Visit our website! HelpOurMarriage.org. 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 »


PREGNANCY HELP BOSTON (Posted Oct 23, 2019)

Pregnancy Help serves anyone facing crisis pregnancy situations. Please contact us to discuss your situation and receive free support. Read More »


NEW 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 »


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.