March 11, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
Then from the cloud came a voice that said,
“This is my chosen Son; listen to him.”
-Luke 9:35
Dear Parishioners,

As we conclude the first week of Lent, we hear once again that God is the one Who calls each of us together - by name - to be persons peculiarly His own. In this gift of God’s calling us, we respond in our lives. 

To be sure, in some parts of our lives, we have responded generously to that call. In the same breath, however, we must honestly admit that not all who we are reflects that same generous response to God. 

In the Transfiguration narrative, which we heard in today’s gospel, Jesus radiates outward. This is the sign of His communion with God. God and His Son do not flee to seventh heaven; God and Jesus are moving in sync with the only earth that there is...
The culture may think Catholicism and Christianity, in general, is irrelevant, but the world needs Catholics now more than ever. It’s time for all of us to be unapologetically Catholic! Join us for 2 evenings as Deacon John talks about our current culture, how we got there and how we, the church can be the light of Christ in an anti-Christian culture. We’ll discuss practical things we can do, and by God’s grace turn the tide. He will focus on night 2 how the power of the sacrament of reconciliation will help us to do that. 12 men united to Christ changed the world. All of us, in the power of the Holy Spirit, can too. 
Parish Happenings
Prayer Service for Ukraine
Please bring your Rosary and pray with the St. Patricia community.

"The war in Ukraine, and the resulting humanitarian crisis due to those seeking refuge, is going to require sacrifice on all of our behalfs; I urge you to stay the course. Please pray that the people of Ukraine and that people around the world will have the courage to fight against the evil that we all face to ensure a lasting peace. Let us all offer our prayers and sacrifices as we enter our spiritual Lenten journey and ask for peace for those suffering from injustices, unrest, and persecution in this crisis."
-Father Mike Meany - excerpt from Hope for Ukraine Message
Knights of Columbus News
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 News
Our Week 8 revealed the Queen of Hearts under Position #11. Congratulations Efraim M. for having their ticket pulled and being our 50/50 winner!

We are grateful for your support! We are also very thankful for our partnership with Prime Time Restaurant, a gracious host for our game! Please stay tuned for updates on a new board and new Queen of Hearts game in the future.
Upcoming Events
Care Packages for the Troops
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Support St. Patricia School - Nothing Bundt Cake Fundraiser
St. Patricia School has partnered with Nothing Bundt Cakes (NbC) Orland Park for our Easter 2022 Fundraiser! Here’s how it will work:
Our organization will receive 15% of all orders placed (half of the profits). If we generate
$5,000 or more in sales, we will receive 20% of all orders placed (two-thirds of the profits).
Orders are due March 30th. Pick up will be at St. Patricia on Wednesday, April 13th 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. Thank you for your support!
St. Patricia Drama Club - Tickets on Sale Now!
Show times:
Thursday March 31st 6:00 PM  Cast Awesome
Friday April 1st   7:00 PM  Cast Sweet!
Saturday April 2nd 7:00 PM  Cast Awesome
   Sunday April 3rd 2:00 PM  Cast Sweet!

Ticket Prices: Adults - $10
14 & under - $5

Tickets may be pre-ordered using the form below and turning it into the school or rectory by March 25th. We can't wait for our St. Patricia Students to shine on stage this Spring!
Children's Workship Bulletins
Mass Intentions for 2022 - Now Open
Would you like to remember your loved ones at our Masses - perhaps for the anniversary of their death, their birthday, or for their health? Their names will be printed in the weekly bulletin. Mass Cards are available on request.
For more information or to reserve your Masses, please call the Parish Office at (708)598-5222 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or email us at: rectory@stpatriciaparish.com
Stay Connected...
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 of Parish happenings. Our website has added Spiritual Resources to help you worship at home. Also, 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