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Parish News

NEW ITEMS

CASH CALENDARS
(Posted Nov 12, 2019)

Cash CalendarSt. Patrick School will be sponsoring Cash Calendars once again.

Cash Calendars will be sold following each Mass, in the foyer of the Church, on the weekend of December 7th and 8th. Daily drawings will be held January 1-31st prizes are $50. or $100.

Additional calendars may be purchased at the Parish and School offices.

All proceeds benefit St. Patrick School. Thank you for your support.


GOD IN DAILY LIFE
(Posted Nov 12, 2019)

Question:
How do I bring God into the work of my daily life?

Answer:
Whatever your daily work, you have an opportunity to encounter God and to follow His commandments in love. In the New Testament, we see that most of the Apostles didn’t have a previous religious position. They were fishermen, tax collectors, and political activists. St. Paul was a tentmaker. Among the saints, we have doctors, lawyers, farmers, and stay-at-home moms. No matter your daily tasks, God can be present there!

One way concerns behavior. Start with an examination of conscience. Look at areas where you tend to struggle to imitate Christ at work. Do you gossip? Does brimming frustration become impatience at home? Pick one sin you struggle with, then choose a virtue to strengthen that area. If you tend to speak poorly of your co-workers, resolve to stop and to say one kind thing a day instead.

Another way relates to perspective, particularly your perspective of others. Jesus’ incarnation reminds us of the value of every human being. Jesus is God, and each of us is created in God’s image. When you encounter another person, you have an opportunity to see God in a new place and a new way — in that person in front of you. Genuinely listen to them and be present to their concerns. Loving your neighbor is loving God! Our relationship with God and the love He inspires in our hearts shouldn’t remain only at church on Sunday. We can — and should — let our faith animate our lives!

©LPi


MASS OF THANKSGIVING
(Posted Nov 12, 2019)

Fall WheelbarrowThis Thanksgiving, let us remember all the good things, and people, who have come into our lives. We focus on thanking each one who has helped us, and ultimately thank God for the good gifts of this world.

Please join us for a Mass of Thanksgiving at 8:30 am on
November 28th. All are welcome!


COLD AND FLU SEASON
(Posted Nov 12, 2019)

Cold and Flu SeasonWe are now in the cold and flu season once again. As we have noted before during cold and flu season, there is no requirement for a hand-shake at the ‘Sign of Peace’ if a parishioner is uncomfortable with that greeting. Please respect the right of parishioners to offer a verbal greeting of peace by turning toward those near them without shaking hands. If a hand is not extended, that should be indication enough that a hand-shake would not be welcome.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have been instructed to wash their hands carefully before Mass and to use the alcohol-based hand-sanitizer provided for them immediately prior to distribution of Holy Communion.

Please be attentive to the advice of health professionals and protect yourself and others by frequent hand-washing and reception of the flu shots as they become available to you. If you are not feeling well, please stay home.


SPECIAL SECOND COLLECTION FOR RETIRED SISTERS
(Posted Nov 12, 2019)

The weekend of November 23rd-24th, the Archdiocese will take up the Collection for Retired Sisters. Since 1988, the collection has provided needed financial support for religious communities who have served the Archdiocese of Boston as educators and health care and social service providers. Please give generously in recognition of the Sisters’ years of dedicated service. For more information, please contact the Delegate for Religious at 617-746-5637.


OLD ITEMS

WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (Updated Nov 13, 2019)

Learn how to be humble in your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. Read More »


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION (Posted Nov 6, 2019)

November 17, 2019, 3:00 PM. Please come and pray with us as we spend time in the divine presence of our Lord. Read More »


MISSION OF DEEDS DRIVE THANK-YOU (Posted Nov 6, 2019)

Mission of Deeds is so appreciative of all the wonderful acts of kindness from the parishioners once again this year. Read More »


CHRISTMAS FAIR 2019 (Posted Oct 30, 2019)

Friday, November 22nd (9am-8pm) -  Saturday, November 23rd (9am-2pm). Take care of all your Christmas shopping, pick up delicious desserts,enjoy a hot turkey dinner for lunch, as well as visit with Santa from 11-1:30! Read More »


EVENING OF REMEMBRANCE AND HEALING FOR PREGNANCY AND INFANT LOSS (Posted Oct 30, 2019)

Saturday, November 16 at 5:30pm. Fr. Mario Orrigo will lead us in a service of recognition and healing for anyone who is grieving the loss of a pregnancy or the death of an infant. Read More »


SAINT PATRICK HOLIDAY HELPERS (Posted Oct 30, 2019)

Saint Patrick Holiday Helpers Program is back this year, geared at helping those among us who are having difficulty making ends meet during this holiday season. 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 »


ALL SAINTS DAY (Posted Oct 23, 2019)

I heard a story the other day of a very holy man. The commentator said, "We shouldn't call him a saint. If we sanctify him, we don't have to imitate him." Read More »


STONEHAM COMMUNITY DINNER (Posted Oct 23, 2019)

Every Tuesday a delicious and nutritious meal is served to the guests at the Community Dinner. Saint Patrick Parish’s Food Group ministry sponsors the third Tuesday of each month.
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 »


RETROUVAILLE (Updated Oct 16, 2019)

Friday-Sunday, November 8-10. Retrouvaille offers a welcoming and loving space to couples who have been living with the misery of a failing marriage. Retrouvaille offers hope: hope that it is not too late, hope of a different and better marriage. Read More »


MASS OF REMEMBRANCE (Posted Oct 7, 2019)

Friday, November 1st, 7:00 pm. Please join us for a special Mass of Remembrance. All are welcome to join us for this special commemoration followed by light refreshments in Our Lady of Providence Hall. Read More »


CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS FALL OPEN HOUSES (Posted Oct 2, 2019)

Saint Mary's School in Lynn, Fontbonne HS in Milton, Arlington Catholic High School, and Saint Joseph Prep in Brighton will be holding open houses. Read More »


ACTUAL VS BUDGET FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 (Posted Sep 25, 2019)

The Finance Committee is also responsible for developing and delivering a yearly communication on both the parish and school’s financial state. These figures represent your donations and how they are spent. Read More »


CORI FORMS DUE (Posted Sep 18, 2019)

It’s that time again. CORIs for the 2019 year are now coming due. CORIs are valid annually from July 1 through June 30 and all volunteers and staff must complete a CORI form each year. Please stop by the Parish Office to complete the form and be sure to bring your license. Thank you!


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 »


6-WEEK GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP (Posted Aug 21, 2019)

Wednesdays, October 16 – November 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, here at Saint Patrick Parish. Please call Patrice Fitzpatrick at 781-438-0200 for information and to register. More information will follow.


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 » 


2019 CATHOLIC APPEAL (UPDATE) (Posted Aug 21, 2019)

Please help us reach our goal! Since the launch of the 2019 Catholic Appeal, St. Patrick Parish has raised $60,060.00 toward our 2019 Catholic Appeal goal of $86,211.00, leaving a shortfall of $26,151.00. Read More »


EARN A MASTER'S IN SPIRITUAL DIRECTION at MERRIMACK (Posted Jul 24, 2019)

Acquire the knowledge and ministerial experience needed to enhance the spiritual journeys of others and meet the changing needs of the spiritual community. 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 »


WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS with Fr. Jurgen Liias - Holy Land Seminar (Posted Jun 19, 2019)

Saturday, February 15, 2020 - Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Base Tour Price: $3498.00 ~ Optional extension to Petra & Amman: $998.00 pp/do. Read More »


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! Say NO to Expanded Abortion Access (Posted May 8, 2019)

The Massachusetts State Legislature will consider two troubling bills this session. For more information, see our Let Your Voice Be Heard! page, or download the PDF page. See The Massachusetts Catholic Conference page for Let Your Voice Be Heard!


SCAM ALERT! (Posted Mar 6, 2019)

Please do not be fooled by emails or texts seeking donations of iTunes cards, gift cards, etc. Read More »


OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE, INTERCESSOR OF THE UNBORN (Posted Feb 27, 2019)

To help stop the anti-life push in the world, the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen encouraged the spiritual adoption of an unborn child. Read More »


STATEMENT FROM CARDINAL SEÁN’S BLOG (Posted Feb 13, 2019)

"I was very disappointed to read the opinion piece by Governor Cuomo of New York published in Wednesday’s New York Times regarding the law recently enacted in that state. I have penned a few thoughts on the issue, which I would like to share with you here:" Read the rest on Cardinal Seán’s blog.


ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIALS

You have the opportunity to have flowers placed on our altar in memory of loved ones. Read More »


THE PASSION PLAY IN OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE (Posted Apr 3, 2019)

Monday, August 10, 2020 - Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Join Fr. Liias and Fr. Armano on a pilgrimage to the beautiful cities of Prague, Regensburg, Salzburg, Munich, Altotting, Vienna, Mariazell, and Oberammergau. We will be attending the world famous performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany. Read More »


NOTIFICATION FROM THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOSTON

We have an important notification from the Archdiocese of Boston related to the clergy sex abuse scandals. The complete notification is available on its own page. It includes contact information to use if you need help.


PERMANENT DIACONATE INFORMATION AND INQUIRY SESSIONS

If you are single or sacramentally married, and discerning God's possible call to serve the Church as a minister of Charity, Word, and Sacrament as an ordained deacon in the Archdiocese of Boston, you and your wife (for those who are married) are invited to take part in the upcoming Inquirer Program. 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.


INTRODUCING THE SAINT PATRICK TREE OF LIFE (Posted Jan 9, 2019)

The long-awaited Saint Patrick Tree of Life has been installed in the entry to our church. The Tree of Life page provides more details. Thank you for shining your light, enabling us to shine for others.


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.