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Mass of Remembrance

TELEVISED MASS OF REMEMBRANCE

Monday, November 2
on Stoneham-TV
(Comcast 9, RCN 3, Verizon 34) at 7:00 PM

Please join us on Stoneham-TV (Comcast 9, RCN 3, or Verizon 34) at 7:00 PM on Monday, Nov. 2 for the Mass of Remembrance to pray for the repose of the souls of all who have died over the past year and whose birth-to-new-life was celebrated at Saint Patrick Parish. On this commemoration of the Feast of All Souls, when the Church remembers all the faithful departed, we of Saint Patrick Parish will remember our own beloved dead. As we pray together, we will announce the names of those who were buried from this parish over the past year, and pray for all whose names are inscribed in the Book of Remembrance.

Please note, due to Covid-19 precautions and the large number of people we will remember in prayer, the Mass of Remembrance will not be open to the public but will be televised on Stoneham-TV and available on-demand on the Saint Patrick website www.stpatrickstoneham.org and the Stoneham-TV website https://www.stonehamtv.org/computer beginning Monday, November 2.

Our Mass of Remembrance will be broadcast on Stoneham-TV on the following dates and times:

Monday, November 2 at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday, November 3 at 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM
Sunday, November 8 at 4:00 PM
(Updated Oct 28, 2020)

MARRIAGE CONVALIDATION CEREMONY

Make your New Year’s Eve extra special 
by having your Marriage belssed
in the presence of God

If you are married, but not in the Catholic Church, your are invited to a

Marriage Convalidation Ceremony
Officiated by Bishop Mark O’Connell
Thursday, December 31 at 6:00 PM
Saint Theresa of Lisieux Parish, 63 Winter St., North Reading

Celebrate the sanctity of marriage by ending 2020 in this wonderful way,
and together look forward to the blessings of 2021.

During the wedding ceremony, each couple will say their vows separately 
before Bishop O’Connell and their two witnesses. To sign up, each couple 
should be endorsed by their parish as free to marry and prepared.

Please register by December 10 with the Regional Bishop’s Office at 
978-531-1013 or [email protected]. There is no cost to the couple.

Cross and RingsThe ceremony will comply with all 
state, town and archdiocesan COVID protocols.

(Posted Oct 28, 2020)

JESUS: THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE

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This fall take time to explore your intimate relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Using Jesus, the Way, the Truth, and the Life bible study from Ascension Press, we will come face to face with the Incarnate Son of God.

Jesus: the Way, the Truth, and the Life
Wednesday Evenings 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm via Zoom
10 Sessions Beginning November 4

Read scripture and watch videos at home, then join together with us for group prayer and conversation. Details to follow. Contact Patrice at 781-438-0200 for more information.

(Posted Oct 21, 2020)

OLDER ITEMS

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 »


ALL SOULS DAY ADORATION VIGIL (Posted Oct 21, 2020)

The Saint Joseph Adoration Chapel, 114 High Street, Lower Church, Medford will be open for an Adoration Vigil on All Souls Day, Monday, November 2, from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm for the intention of the country on the eve of the election and for the Holy Souls in purgatory. Read More »


ARLINGTON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE (Posted Oct 14, 2020)

Tue, Oct 20th, 6-8pm and Sun, Nov 1st, 1-3pm. Register at achssas.org/openhouse.


2020 CATHOLIC APPEAL (Updated Oct 14, 2020)

We need your help! Since the delayed launch of the 2020 Catholic Appeal, St. Patrick Parish has raised $58,675. toward our 2020 Catholic Appeal assessment of $87,457; a shortfall of $28,782. Read More »


BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS  (Posted Oct 14, 2020)

Images from the Blessing of the Animals held on Sunday, October 4th. View here »   


NATIONAL FRIENDS OF THE POOR® VIRTUAL WALK (Posted Oct 14, 2020)

Sat, Nov 7, - Sat Nov 14, 2020 Help support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Saint Patrick Parish! Read More »


DEACON ANTHONY FOTI (Posted Oct 07, 2020)

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020, Dr. Anthony J. Foti was ordained Saturday, October 3rd and celebrated his first Mass as Deacon on Sunday, October 4th. Read More »


BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE (Posted Oct 07, 2020)

Each year at this time we make our Book of Remembrance available so you may inscribe the names of deceased loved ones you would like us to remember in prayer at the Mass of Remembrance on November 2. Read More »


LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD — AGAIN (Updated Sep 30, 2020)

“Say No to ROE” The state legislature has extended the session until January 5th, 2021. Please remind the members of the Joint Committee on Judiciary that you oppose the expansion of abortion in Massachusetts. Please call the Committee at 617-722-2396 and let them know you are opposed to H3320 and S1209 – the ROE legislation. Every telephone call helps! 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 »

OCTOBER–MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY (Posted Oct 01, 2020)

On autumn mornings as we begin our day the stained-glass window depicting Our Lady is often blazing bright in the glow of the rising sun. Mary is illumined by the Radiant Dawn, the Sun of Justice, who is Jesus Christ her Son. Baptized into Christ Jesus our lives are meant to glow with his presence as well. One way we may grow closer to him is by praying the Rosary. 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 »


GROW+GO ~ 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (Posted Oct 01, 2020)

IS 5:1-7 | Phil 4:6-9 | Mt 21:33-43. 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 »


40 DAYS FOR LIFE (Posted Sep 16, 2020)

40 Days for Life is a grassroots campaign of prayer and fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach to end abortion. Over 17,226 babies have been confirmed saved since 2007 by people offering help to women in crisis pregnancies. Read More »


PERMANENT DIACONATE INQUIRERS Is Christ Calling You? (Posted Sep 16, 2020)

God is calling each of us to serve one another in charity and love and Pope Francis speaks to this call constantly. For some there is a particular invitation to serve Christ and the Church in ordained ministry. Read More »


MORNINGS AND AFTERNOONS OF PRAYER (Posted Sep 16, 2020)

Via ZOOM - Sun, Oct 4 3:00pm-5:30pm, Tue Nov 17, 9:45am-12:00pm, Sun Dec 6, 3:00pm-5:30pm. St. Joseph Spiritual Ministries, 71 Walnut Park, Newton, MA 02458. Read More »


PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR INITIATES (Posted Sep 09, 2020)

Please pray for the members of our parish Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (R.C.I.A.) Program. Read More »


REGISTRATION FOR RCIA IS CURRENTLY OPEN (Posted Sep 09, 2020)

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


PRAYER FOR 9-11 (Posted Sep 02, 2020)

May terrorism in all its forms disappear from the face of the earth. Amen. 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 »


ST. JOSEPH SPIRITUAL MINISTRIES (Posted Aug 19, 2020)

October 25-31. In the safety and quiet of your home or special place for prayer, your director will accompany you for one-on-one sessions each day in listening to the movement of God's activity in your life. Read More »


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

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PROJECT RACHEL (Posted Aug 05, 2020)

Project Rachel is a confidential Catholic outreach ministry offering hope and healing to women and men hurting from past abortions. Read More »


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 »


CONNECTING (Posted Jul 28, 2020)

“Finding creative ways to connect with some of our youngest parishioners!” 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 »


IGNATIAN VOLUNTEER CORPS (IVC) NEW ENGLAND (Posted Jul 22, 2020)

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 »


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 »


LET’S PRAY TOGETHER ~ THE ROSARY (Posted Jul 08, 2020)

Wednesdays at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Join us Wednesday afternoons at 3:00 to pray the Rosary via Zoom. You can join by phone or by using a smart phone, tablet or computer. 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 »


ALTAR FLOWER MEMORIALS for 2020 Sunday Masses (Updated Jun 17,2020)

Each 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. 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!


RETROUVAILLE 2020 SESSIONS (Updated Apr 29, 2020)

2020 Weekends are coming up! August 21-23, 2020 and November 13-15, 2020. Read More »


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 »


WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER (Updated Apr 06, 2020)

Do you believe that Jesus is the Lord of your marriage? Bring God into your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. 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 »


ONLINE & ELECTRONIC GIVING (Posted Mar 18, 2020)

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. The parish is still responsible for payment of salaries and benefits for our dedicated employees, heating, electric, and water bills, routine maintenance of our Parish buildings, and other monthly bills amounting to approximately $95,000 per month. 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 »


STONEHAM COMMUNITY DINNER (Updated Jan 29, 2020)

(Suspended) Every Tuesday at First Congregation Church, 1 Church Street. 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.