November 11, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
"You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed." -Luke 21:17-18
Dear Parishioners,

Today, Veteran’s Day, November 11th, we pause to remember all those who served our country in wars long ago and today. Of course, we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice, giving their life for our freedom. Many still have the wounds of their service, physically and/or psychologically. Now, more than ever, we are aware of Post Traumatic Stress  Disorder (PTSD), which lasts for many years even with support from family and professionals.

For those who suffer with PTSD, life can become uninhabitable. Fear multiplies. Many become afraid to risk as negativity begins to be an immense force that needs to be tussled with. Lonesomeness can become overwhelming.

As we gather as one family, we pray that Jesus blesses us with His healing presence; and, for those who suffer from their time in service to our country, we pray for the grace to regain a degree of continuity...

Parish Happenings
Advent Parish Mission
Advent begins on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 27th). All parishioners are invited to prayerfully prepare for Christmas by taking home the Advent Calendars that will be distributed at mass next weekend. To get off on the right foot, Father Knotek will speak on the Advent Parish Mission on November 26th-27th. He will speak at all the Masses that weekend and then lead the mission reflection on Monday and Tuesday evenings, November 28th-29th at 7:00 p.m. Please invite family and friends to enter into this sacred time.
Father Michael Knotek, 64, was born in Chicago and   attended St. Simeon School, Bellwood; St. Joseph, Downers Grove; Benet Academy, Lisle; Holy Redeemer College,   Waterford, Wisconsin; Catholic Theological Union; and the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

He was Associate Pastor of St. Damian, Oak Forest (1996-1998); St. Clement (1998-2001); and St. Denis (2001-2003). He was Pastor of St. John de la Salle (2003-2011); Administrator of St. Helena of the Cross (2010-2011), Pastor of St. Columbanus (2011-2013), and Administrator of St. Stephen, King of Hungary (2016-2019). He also has been Executive Secretary of the Priest Placement Board (2013-2019), Director of the Office for Extern and   International Priests (2013-2015) and Vicar for Priests (2019-present).
Kruse's Krew Annual Veterans' Day Christmas Card Signing
Sat. and Sun., November 12th & 13th
Jim Kruse will be speaking after all the Masses. During card signing weekend, Kruse’s Krew would request that homemade cookies and fudge be dropped off to send to our troops stationed overseas. Thank you for all your help and God Bless You All!
Community Services News
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!
Support Catholic Education
Tax Credit Scholarship Letter ID Drive
Request your Letter ID today! Wait until Dec. 1 to make your donation and take advantage of the 1-for-1 Matching Program. Please view to find further detailed instructions on completing your donation. As a reminder, under the Invest in Kids Act, corporate donors are not permitted to direct their donation to a specific school.

Have Questions? Need Help? Please contact Julie Villegas-Suarez at 708-598-8200 ext 31 or
Upcoming Events
Holy Name Society
Festival of Lights - Save the Date Saturday, December 3rd
Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 3rd! St. Patricia will be hosting our annual Festival of Lights, featuring a special visitor from the North Pole, hot cocoa and cookies, games, and fun for the whole family! We can't wait to celebrate the season, please invite family members and friends to join you! The event will directly follow Saturday 4:00 pm Mass and will take place in the Parish Center.
Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
Game #3 - Week 6- It’s a Rollover! Position #25 was chosen revealing the 8 of ♦️. Congratulations to Lucy T. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 Gift Card to Prime Time Restaurant & Bar!

Next Drawing: Wednesday 11/16/22 at 6:00 pm at Prime Time. Jackpot is over $2,670.00 and climbing! Will you find the Queen? 👑❤️
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations to St. Patricia School’s October Students of the Month! We are very proud of your hard work, positive attitudes, and respectful behaviors in the classroom!
PreK - Zaul V.
Kindergarten - Jan G.
1st Grade - Isabel S.
2nd Grade - Lauren D.
3rd Grade - Nelly K.
4th Grade - Alex R.
5th Grade - Analise L.
6th Grade - Victoria C.
7th Grade - Danny D.
8th Grade - Anthony J.
With the holidays coming up, our school would like to offer you HoneyBaked Ham gifts cards! Don't let the name fool you, it's not just hams! These fresh and delicious pre-cooked hams, turkeys, soups, starters and sides are a great way to feed the family without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Purchase a gift card for yourself, a friend or family 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!
Community News
November 2022 Legacy Planning
First Saturday Devotions at St. Patricia
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on December 3, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
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
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Be sure to log in through each time you place an order so it credits to our account. Please consider doing this every time you place an order with 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:
Fax: 708-598-8233

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