December 23, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” -Luke 2:7
Dear Parishioners and Guests,

WELCOME! Welcome one and all! May God Bless you at Christmas and Always!
I welcome the long-time parishioner or the newcomer.

Our Christmas celebrations are so special for me because I see so many young people, relatives, and friends of St. Patricia who come back to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord with us. This is my 2nd Christmas! We are beginning to know one another. However, many of you are long-time parishioners and friends. You look forward to gathering in Christ’s name to celebrate the Feast!

This past Advent, you have been so faithful in your preparation, with many of you using the  Advent Wreath Prayers as a means to become more centered.

I find the crowds at all the Masses energizing because I think it is wonderful to see so many people come to say thank you to the Lord and express their faith so prayerfully. Babies, little children, teenagers, young adults, etc., – all of you have been so good and faithful. Yes, we all make mistakes. But, because we belong to Him, we find the strength to move forward in hope, leaving behind our human flaws and sometimes shocking failures.
May the God of Peace be with you always! Merry Christmas!
Father Mike Meany
Parish Happenings
School Hall and attached Kitchen Construction Update
Upcoming Events
Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
Game #3 - Week 11- It’s a Rollover! Position #12 was chosen revealing the 5 of ❤️!
Congratulations to Bob F. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 Gift Card to Prime Time

Next Drawing: Wednesday 1/11/23 at 6:00 pm at Prime Time. Tickets on sale at Prime Time or the Rectory during business hours. Tickets on sale after the 1/7 & 1/8 Masses.
Jackpot is over $3,865.00 and climbing! Will you find the Queen? 👑❤
Religious Education Good News
Blessed Christmas from St. Patricia Religious Education 2022!
St. Patricia School Good News
The 2022 Children's Christmas Concert on December 15th was full of songs and joy for Christmas! Thank you to Mr. Freddy Villegas, our St. Patricia Music Director and SPS Music Teacher, for all your work in coordinating the show and practicing with the students, the performance was wonderful! We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!
December 2022 Legacy Planning
The Catechism in a Year
Join us in a great New Year’s resolution that will change your life – let’s read the entire Catechism in a year!
St. Patricia is inviting our parishioners and friends to join us in reading the entire Catechism of the Catholic Church together using Fr. Mike Schmitz’s podcast, “The Catechism in a Year,” beginning January 1st. With this podcast, we won’t just read the Catechism in 365 days… this podcast will help us understand what it means to be Catholic and allow those truths to shape our daily lives!
You can find this podcast on any podcast app, on YouTube, or just by clicking this link!
First Saturday Devotions at St. Patricia
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on January 7, 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!
St. Patricia Parish uses GiveCentral for online giving. Set up regular donations, your weekly Sunday Offering, pay school and religious education fees, and more. Online giving is a great way to save time and manage your charitable giving without ever writing a check!

Please click the link to learn more. God bless you for your generosity!
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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