November 6, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
"He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive."
-Luke 20:38
Dear Parishioners,

This weekend St. Patricia is joining with the Archdiocese of Chicago to support the efforts of a coordinated Catholic response to help asylum seekers. Over 3,000 asylum seekers have arrived in Chicago since mid-October and we are called to respond with faith and love.

Please read Archbishop Cardinal Cupich's letter below for more information. We will be holding a second collection this weekend at all Masses to benefit this campaign. Thank you for your generosity! 

Sincerely, 
Father Mike Meany

Parish Happenings
Veterans' Day Mass
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. Halloween candy is also accepted! 
Thank you for all your help and God Bless You All!
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!
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 bit.ly/TCSSteps 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 jvsuarez@stpatriciaparish.com
Upcoming Events
Holy Name Society November Events
Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
Game #3 - Week 5- It’s a Rollover! Position #29 was chosen revealing the 10 of ♦️! Congratulations to LuAnn V. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 Gift Card to Prime Time Restaurant & Bar in Hickory Hills!

Next Drawing: Wednesday 11/9/22 at 6 pm at Prime Time. Tickets are on sale after all Masses this weekend. Jackpot is over $2,415.00 and climbing! Will you find the Queen? 👑❤️
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations to the winners of the Red Ribbon Week Coloring Contest – Adrian G., Nicholas W., and Iris A.! 
St. Patricia School celebrated Red Ribbon Week, to spread awareness for drug prevention the week of October 25th-28th. The Junior Honor Society sponsors this week in October every year with a variety of theme days to get all age levels involved and a sponsored a coloring contest!

 For 2022 the themes were:

  • “Don't let drugs be your destination.” travel shirts and attire day
  • “Don’t let drugs take away your dreams!” pajama day.
  • “Team up against drugs” sports and jersey day
  • "Don’t get mixed up in drugs” mixed up clothes with crazy socks, hats, and hair
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.
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 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