October 14, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
Will not God then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?" -Luke 18:7
Dear Parishioners,

I recently came across some interesting facts and figures about the importance of lay people in the life of the Church. 

Between 1965 and 2007, the U.S. Catholic population increased 48%, and the   number of priests available for pastoral ministry declined 8.5%. Between 2004 and 2020, according to Dean Hoge’s “Priesthood in Year 2020,” the estimated number of  Catholics per parish will increase from 3086 to 3700...
Please Welcome Missionary, Fr. Rodlin Rodrigue from the Sapaterre Mission located in Hinche, Haiti to St. Patricia. Fr. Rodrigue will speak about his ministry at this weekend's Masses.  There will be a second collection for this effort, whose primary goal is education and provides school supplies, backpacks, and uniforms to over 150 children. The  Sapaterre Mission really needs our support.  Thank you!
Parish Happenings
All Souls' Day 2022
Each year we gather for our Annual Mass of Remembrance. The names of the deceased, whose Funeral/Memorial Masses were celebrated at St. Patricia since November 2021, will be sung in their memory, and a candle will be provided to one family member or friend. We ask that one person, representing the family, bring up the candle during the Mass. All are invited to attend this Mass for All Souls’ Day.  
Any questions, please contact Missy at 1-708-598-5222
KRUSE’S KREW will be packing Care packages for our Troops on Tues., October 18th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hickory Hills Community Center, located at 7800 West 89th Place, 2nd Floor. Our candy supply is low. After Halloween, please bring your extra candy and drop it off at the Gathering Space in Church. We are also low on Jerky and K-cup coffee. We always look forward to volunteers stopping by and helping us with packing packages. Thank you!
Upcoming Events
St. Patricia Trivia Night
Knight of Columbus Dinner October 20th- Honoring Fr. Mike Meany
The Knights of Columbus have chosen to honor Fr. Mike Meany at their 64th Annual Friendship Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20th at Gaelic Park. We would like to extend an invitation to friends, family, and St. Patricia Parishioners to attend this event honoring Fr. Meany. We would greatly appreciate spreading the word of this special event to those who would be interested in attending. 

The South and South Suburban Knights of Columbus Grand Knights Club has chosen, as one of their five 2022 honorees, Fr. Michael Meany, for their 64th Annual   Friendship Dinner on Thursday, October 20, 2022 at Gaelic Park, located at 6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL. Cocktails begin at 6:00 p.m. with one hour of OPEN BAR, followed by your choice of Prime Rib Dinner,  Chicken Marsala, Pasta Primavera, or a Vegetarian plate. Tickets are $60 per person.  

Please contact John Muldoon - johnmuldoon@comcast.net, or 708-557-5559 for reservations. You may also inquire at the Rectory for information. Your attendance will enhance the evening and express to the honorees that their friendship and service to us is greatly appreciated. We welcome you to join us at dinner to celebrate the honoring of Fr. Mike Meany! 
Weekend Retreat - October 29th-30th
To register, please contact Missy at mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com or at 708-598-5222
Religious Education Good News
CLOW at 11:30 am Mass this Sunday!

What is CLOW/Children’s Liturgy of the WORD?
During Mass, children, ages 4 and up, are invited to go with a catechist to the church’s gathering space to learn about the readings of the day through fun faithfilled
activities! Each week, the children who participate will receive a small gift to take home to remind them to keep God’s Word alive in their hearts and homes!

Bring your child(dren) for CLOW and help them discover the awesome wonders of our Catholic faith!
St. Patricia School Good News
St. Patricia celebrated the Feast of the Archangels on September 28, 2022 and were joined by some of our city leaders, including Mayor Howley and City Clerk Dee Catizone , police officers, firefighters, and paramedics at morning Mass.  

It was a great sight to see, the St. Patricia community honoring these brave and dedicated people, as they continue to protect us and our neighbors. Fr. Meany offered a blessing of protection in honor of St. Michael. Thank you Mrs. Sue Lang and Mrs. Chris Ramos for coordinating a lovely Mass and reception afterward. May God bless all who serve!
Vicariate V Ministry Commission
Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October
First Saturday Devotions at St. Patricia
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on November 5, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
The Word Among Us
The Word Among Us Daily Meditation books for October are available at the exit doors of the Church. The books have the Catholic Mass Readings and Daily Meditations, as well as articles on Saints and different areas of the Catholic Faith. The donation is $1.00 each. Thank you!
Stay Connected to St. Patricia
As we continue to rely more on email communication and online interactions, we encourage you to share this email with your contacts!

Please visit our Facebook Page for photos, announcements, and updates on Parish happenings. Be sure you are signed up to continue to receive our weekly newsletter. Stay connected with St. Patricia Parish!

Get Involved!
St. Patricia Ministries help our parish and local community grow in the faith. The Ministry Booklet contains a description of each Ministry here at our Parish, along with contact information about joining. Please consider joining a new Ministry to grow your relationship with St. Patricia’s faith community.

Enroll in Online Giving Today!
Thank you to all those who are mailing and dropping off their parish envelopes and donations, as always your support is greatly appreciated. As we begin our Parish Reopening, please note that collection baskets will not be passed at church. You may submit your envelope in the designated drop off in the Gathering Space before Mass begins or at the Rectory.

Online giving is still strongly being encouraged. We have a great tool via Give Central available where you can make an offertory contribution to our St. Patricia family and keep the vital ministries and services we provide going. Please click the link to learn more. God bless you for your generosity!
Support St. Patricia on Amazon Smile
Please keep St. Patricia in mind if you shop on Amazon. When you order from Amazon.com, you may designate that a contribution of 0.5% of your total Amazon.com order will be donated to St. Patricia Church. Simply visit www.smile.amazon.com, login, and search for St. Patricia Church as your charitable organization, or follow this link: smile.amazon.com/ch/36-2428437

Be sure to log in through smile.amazon.com each time you place an order so it credits to our account. Please consider doing this every time you place an order with Amazon.com. It’s free to you and it’s a wonderful way to benefit our parish and school!
St. Patricia Parish
9050 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL, 60457

Rev. Michael G. Meany - Pastor
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. (Anticipated Mass) 
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. 
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays: Before 4:00 p.m. Mass (3:00-3:45 p.m.) By appointment anytime.

RECTORY OFFICE: 708-598-5222
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Closed 12 p.m. -1 p.m.) 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Patricia School Contact Information:
9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: 708-598-8200
School Website: www.stpatriciaschool.org
Fax: 708-598-8233

Religious Education Contact Information:
9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: 708-599-1221