October 28, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost."
-Luke 18:14
Dear Parishioners,

This Sunday I offer you a little reflection on the Sunday Liturgy. Sunday can be a wonderful break from the “rat race” of daily life! 

Liturgy is “the participation of the People of God” in “the work of God.” It is the “exercise of the priestly office of Jesus,” in which God is worshiped and adored and people are made holy. God begins the work of sanctifying people in time and space and brings that work to completion. Those who respond to God in worship and service are given the privilege of becoming co-workers in the divine plan. (We are co-workers in God’s plan!)

Each Sunday, the baptized are challenged to rest from their daily labors, to contemplate the goodness of God, to make present the victory and triumph of Christ’s death, to enter the joy of the Risen Lord, to receive the life-giving breath of the Spirit, and to commit themselves to serve those in need...

St. Patricia 2022 In Memoriam
We remember and pray for the following persons whose funeral services were celebrated here at St. Patricia Parish in the last 12 months.

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
Michael Alberts
Loretta Bolton
Allan Citta
Dolores Colon-Zmuda
Marilyn Coyle
Lilleen De Laurentis
Richard Demma
David Dineff
Judy Dingels
Raymond Dion, Jr.
Mary Farnan
Kenneth Fonte, Jr.
Kevin Gannon
Emily Gestautas
Gloria Hannon
Frances Horn
Raymond Hynes, III
Kathleen Kaehr
Leo Karpinski
Marilyn Kenney
Peter Kilduff

Richard Klaves
Phillip Kopsky
Leo Kozlowski
Paul Kristofek
Ramon Letkey
Alcio Lood
Francis Lordan
Joseph Lukascyk
Reginald Madon
Stanislaw Majkrzak, Sr.
Rose Martin
Margaret McLaughlin
Brigid McGinley
Lorraine McGuire
Norine McNichols
Susan Moirano
Christopher Monroe
Rose Mowinski
Jean Mrkacek
June Murray

Mary Jean Nosek
Carmella Parisi
Silvano Pocci
John Poskus
Elizabeth Preisser
Monica Putlak
Blanca Ramos
Federico Rodriguez
Sylvia Ruiz
Birute Sas
Virginia Schultz
John Shultz, Jr.
Wayne Siebert
Rose Mary Stacey
Carmen Swartz
Dwayne Szymanski
Douglas Timmons
Frank Turek
Maureen Uher
Margaret Woynarowski
Elizabeth Yonkers

Parish Happenings
All Saints' Day Mass
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
Trivia Night 2022
We had a fantastic, spooky time at Trivia Night on October 15th! It was wonderful to welcome some new friends and to visit with all who joined us for the night! Thank you to our volunteers and our Trivia Host for helping to make the evening a success. Congratulations to our Best Decorated Table winners, awesome job!
Upcoming Events
Holy Name Society November Events
Community Services
St. Agatha, our Sharing Parish, will be accepting gift cards instead of gifts. However, we still need to assist the families in need. One of our volunteers will email or call you with a wish list for a Parishioner of St. Agatha. We will have a  signup sheet at the weekend’s Masses of November 5th and 6th, in the Gathering Space of our Church. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email Missy. THANK YOU in advance for all your assistance to our area’s needy!
Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
Game #3 - Week 4- It’s a Rollover! Position #54 was chosen revealing the Queen of ! Congratulations to Richard K. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 Gift Card to Prime Time!

Next Drawing: Wednesday 11/2/22 at 6:00 pm at Prime Time Restaurant & Bar. Jackpot is over $2215.00 and climbing! Will you find the Queen?
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Help us raise money for St. Patricia Athletics – Boys Basketball and Girls Volleyball and brighten up your home with beautiful holiday flowers!

The sale has been extended! All pre-orders need to be submitted by Friday, November 11th and should be picked up on Friday, December 9th in the Church Gathering Space between 9:00a – 3:00p.
Please submit all orders via the online order form or download a copy and return with your payment. You may pay online or send payment into the school office. All checks can be made to St. Patricia School. Your support is very appreciated! Please contact Danielle at spsparentsclub@stpatriciaparish.com with any questions.
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 weekend, November 5th and 6th, we will have two Advent daily meditation books for purchase after all Masses. The Little Books series, which have a six-minute reflection on the Sunday Gospels for 2022, and the “Word Among Us” book. The cost is $1.00 each with exact change only.  Please bring exact change.
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
MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. (Anticipated Mass) 
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. 
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m.
CONFESSIONS:
Saturdays: Before 4:00 p.m. Mass (3:00-3:45 p.m.) By appointment anytime.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
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