October 7, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
And one of them, realizing he had been healed, returned, glorifying God in a loud voice;" -Luke 17:15
Dear Parishioners,

How do we, the people of the United States, value our ability to vote? 

The first day for early voting will begin shortly for the November 8th general elections. How many people in the Chicagoland area will go out and vote? How do we deal with the questions that face our country? How can we be an example to the people around the world? Where do we need to improve? 

Does our faith in Jesus Christ help us to be good citizens? Does character and integrity matter? Is “people power” enough? Is it important to be guided by a deeper reality? Should we let capitalism determine the economy without any intervention?...
St. Patricia welcomes Father Michael Knotek this weekend!

Father Knotek will give the Advent Parish Mission this November. He will speak at all the masses on the weekend of November 26-27th and then lead the mission reflection on Monday and Tuesday evenings, November 28-29 at 7 p.m.

We are so happy to have him visit with us this Saturday at the 4 p.m. Mass to learn more about St Patricia Parish and to meet our parishioners! Please give him a warm welcome!
Parish Happenings
Mass Intentions - All Souls' Day
2022 Christifideles Award
This year’s recipient of the Christifideles Award was presented by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Holy Name Cathedral to Mrs. Jessica Scialo. 

In Mrs. Scialo’s words: “It was an honor to be recognized by Fr. Meany for my many works from the heart, here at St. Patricia! I have been incredibly blessed to be able to partner with my dear friend, Noreen Campbell, on the Spring Play for the past 18 years, where together we have been able to connect with so many talented young people and their amazing families. I am also grateful each day when I arrive to volunteer at the school. Reading to students in the classroom and inspiring kids to be creative and try new things in after school Creative Artists at Play, brings a special kind of joy to my heart. Thank you St. Patricia!” 

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. See you then! Below is a letter from a Chaplain in Djibouti, Africa, one of the units we support.
Upcoming Events
Holy Name Society - Mass & New Member Night
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
Religious Education sent the 2nd shipment of donated sneakers this week! Thank you so much for all your support and keep those shoes coming in! Every pair counts!
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations to St. Patricia School’s September Students of the Month! We are very proud of your hard work, positive attitudes, and respectful behaviors in the classroom!
PreK - Emily G.
Kindergarten - Peyton S.
1st Grade - Adrian G.
2nd Grade - Kayla S.
3rd Grade - Noah A.
4th Grade - Victoria S.
5th Grade - Ryan M.
6th Grade - Iris A.
7th Grade - Fareed A.
8th Grade - Glorija R.
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