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December 8, 2022

Important Dates


  • 12/9 - Poinsettia Pick Up 10am - 3pm
  • 12/11 - 3rd Sunday of Advent
  • 12/12 - Prayer Service- Our Lady Guadalupe - 2:15pm
  • 12/13 - Girls Volleyball Home Games
  • 12/14 - Jr. High Christmas Party
  • 12/14 - Primary Grades Field Trip
  • 12/15 - Children’s Christmas Concert 6pm
  • 12/18 - 4th Sunday of Advent
  • 12/19 - Breakfast with Santa
  • 12/20 - Advent All School Mass 8:30am
  • 12/20 - 11:30 am dismissal - No Extended Care
  • 12/21-1/4 - Christmas Break
  • 12/24 - Christmas Eve Children's Program 3pm Mas
  • 12/25 - Christmas Day
  • 1/5- Classes Resume
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Dear Parishioners,


The Advent Season is a time to reflect and pray about our lives in Christ. The vantage point of our prayer is not from afar, or in some vague, abstract way, but rather very intimately. It is like children overhearing their parents talk about how proud they are about their schoolwork and what they are planning to give them for Christmas. Our Advent prayer is about us — about how our God loves us and talks about us each day. 

This Advent focus comes from the Nativity gospels. We must realize that the gospels are rooted in a real historical person, Jesus, a person who lived two thousand years ago, and not a mythical figure or religious idea. John the Baptist, Herod, Mary and Joseph and the whole cast of characters help us to see the presence of God is in our lives and the forces within that seek to pull us in a different way..

Continue reading Fr. Meany's Letter: 3rd Sunday of Advent: December 11, 2022
SPS Good News

1st Trimester Honor Roll

Congratulations to our hard-working Bobcats! We are very proud of your academic achievements this trimester, keep up the fantastic work!

Important Information

Please join us in the Parish Center as St. Patricia’s music students present our Children's Christmas Concert!



Students of every grade will be holding a Christmas Concert on Thursday 12/15 at

6:00 PM in the Parish Center of St. Patricia School. Songs that our music students will be

performing include Silent Night, Jingle Bells and much more!


  • Location: The Parish Center can be located to the North of St. Patricia Church. Your child can be dropped off at the Parish Center doors and find their music teacher, Mr. Villegas.
  • Roll-Call: Students must arrive no later than 5:40PM. Doors will open 15 minutes before the concert begins so students must be here before doors open in preparation for our concert.
  • Attire: Colors for the concert include Red, White, and Black. If your child would like to wear something festive (Santa hat, reindeer antlers, etc.) that is encouraged!
  • Grades: Student grades for their choir unit will be determined based on their participation, behavior and performance attire at the concert.


**Students that are unable to attend will have other opportunities for their grade**


It is important that every child makes their best effort to attend this concert. Every voice

is beautiful and helps a choir grow in sound when present. I look forward to seeing many

families and students at our Christmas Concert! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments, questions or concerns.


Musically yours,

Mr. Freddy A. Villegas

fvillegas@stpatriciaparish.com

Friday Fun Lunch - January Orders

Friday Fun Lunch is a program that SPS Parent’s Club provides to offer students a lunch option from local restaurants, while fundraising to support our school! For the 2022-23 school, orders can be placed online only. Once you place your order, please send payment to your student’s classroom teacher in an envelope marked with the student’s name and “Friday Fun Lunch.”


There is no milk served on Fridays. Please be sure to send your student a drink from home!


There will be no refunds for any absent students and food will not be saved for when they return to school. Thank you for understanding.

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Get Involved in December at SPS!

The Christmas Season is in full swing at SPS! Check out how you can earn volunteer hours and help make this month full of joy for students and families!

View Volunteer Opportunites

Thank you to all who ordered Poinsettias! We will have a limited amount available for purchase this weekend after all Masses. Volunteer Opportunities are still available to assist in the morning with plant delivery and throughout the day on Friday, Dec. 9th. Thank you!

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Upcoming Events

Support SPS

Honey Baked Ham Holiday Fundraiser

A great way to support SPS this holiday season! Purchase electronic gift cards online and use the gift cards to purchase your holiday ham, turkey, sides, or desserts at The HoneyBaked Ham store in Orland Park or other locations nationwide.


Purchase a gift card for yourself, a friend, or family member today! Simply follow the link on this fundraiser and put in your desired dollar value amount of the gift card you'd like to purchase. Our school will receive 20% of each purchase. Consider your next holiday, special occasion, or weeknight dinner an easy win by purchasing these gift cards today! There's so much to choose from!

Learn More and Order Your Gift Cards Today!
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Reminders

Virtus Training

As a reminder, Virtus training is mandatory for all wishing to volunteer at St. Patricia School. This program is required by the Archdiocese of Chicago. If you have any questions, please direct them to the school office. Thank you for your support!


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