Coronavirus Information

Dear Friends:

This Sunday, April 11, we plan to celebrate outdoor Masses at Saint Patrick’s at 10:00 am in English and 11:30 am in Spanish. 

 

If there is ever a last-minute, weather-related change in plans for Sunday Masses, notice will be posted on the Mass and Confession Schedule this week button on our website, on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and on the Mass schedule line in the parish office (978-683-9416). 

 

To participate remotely in Mass from Saint Patrick’s this weekend, join us for our  livestreamed Saturday Vigil Masses at 4:00 pm in English and 5:30 pm in Spanish.  To access those livestreams, go to our YouTube channel

When we are prevented from being able to receive the Eucharist, we are still able to connect deeply with Christ in the Eucharist.  This is called Spiritual Communion.  Perhaps the most popular prayer for a Spiritual Communion is from Saint Alphonsus Liguori:

 

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things and I desire you with all my heart.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.
I embrace you as if you were already in my heart
and unite myself to you completely.
Please do not let me ever by separated from you.

Amen.

 

Daily Mass is available to you by way of CatholicTV.  
 

We plan to livestream Saint Patrick Parish liturgies on our YouTube channel.

 

I am posting podcasts of my Sunday homilies.  They are available on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, or wherever you get your podcasts, as well as through our parish’s website.

 

We celebrate Confessions inside our parish center in Spanish on Tuesday at 7:00 pm and English on Wednesday at 7:00 pm.  Only face-to-face Confession is possible at this time.  Both priest and penitent remain standing.  Penitents wait in line outside the parish center, maintaining social distancing. 

 

Our parish staff is working full-time, but our physical office space remains closed to the public in order to maintain a safe environment.  You may reach the parish office via phone (978-683-9416) or email (stpatslawrence@gmail.com).

 

 We are very grateful to so many parishioners who offer weekly financial support to help build the Kingdom of God through Saint Patrick Parish.

  • WeShare is the system our parish uses for electronic giving.  WeShare has proven to be an invaluable resource at Saint Patrick’s during recent months, since there has been no logistical interruption to it.  If you do not already use WeShare, consider registering for it.  Full information and online sign-up are available on our parish’s website.

 

  • If you use the weekly envelope system, you are encouraged to bring your envelopes to outdoor Masses or mail them to the parish office:  118 South Broadway, Lawrence, MA 01843.

 

  • If you do not normally use WeShare or the envelope system, please consider sending your regular contributions in the form of a check to the parish office, or bringing them to outdoor Masses.

 

  • At our outdoor Masses, we have collection boxes and QR Code posters available for contributions.

 

We are distributing meals in to-go bags at our Cor Unum Meal Center.  Our hours remain the same as always:  breakfast daily 6:00 to 8:00 am, and dinner daily 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  For full information about Cor Unum, visit its website.

 

The best ways to keep up to date with news from Saint Patrick Parish are via Facebook or Twitter.  Our weekly bulletin is available online, as will be future updates on the coronavirus situation in our parish.  To have those updates sent to your email box, join our parish’s e-newsletter list

 

God bless you!

 

 - Father Paul