March 18, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
"I shall cultivate the ground around it and fertilize it;
it may bear fruit in the future. If not you can cut it down."
-Luke 13:8-9
Dear Parishioners,

In the early Church, people met in houses not in a “church.” I recently came across an article in Ministry  Magazine that gives the history of the term “house church.”

The New Testament speaks of groups of believers meeting regularly in the intimacy of a home rather than a church building. This house church was a Christian fellowship group formed in and/or around a house (Gr. oikos). Paul speaks of such a church in the house of Aquila and Priscilla (1 Cor. 16:19; Rom. 16:3, 5), of  Philemon (Philemon 1, 2), and of Nympha in Laodicea (Col. 4:15).

The use of “oikos” to describe the group of believers was not intended just to be a spatial marker but a group identifier as well. Indeed, the oikos was a significant sociological unit already. It became a unit or group in the structure of the early Christian community.

It seems clear that the house church model was a real Christian model, for it was found both within the Jerusalem Christian community and in other communities, including those that Paul established in his missionary efforts...
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
Pray for Ukraine
"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
Holy Name Society News
I am happy to report of another successful year with our Curbside Pick-Up Only Fish Fry. I want to thank Joe Mancuso for the great package menu he put together and all of his precise organization in this successful fundraiser. 

I also want to again thank our sponsors for their financial support: Lack & Sons Funeral Home, Hanson Family, First Midwest Bank-Hickory Hills, Henry Bros. Co., Don’s World of Sports, Hawk Ford, and Enzenberger & Mitchell, Inc. 

Thanks also go to the adult and teen volunteers who made this drive-through event run smoothly, listed below. And, finally, THANK YOU to all our Parishioners, their family, and friends, as well as neighboring Parishioners who supported this event by placing their First Friday of Lent order with us.
 
See you next year! 
Tom Seminara, President HNS
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 News
The Queen of Hearts will return to St. Patricia for Game #2! Tickets will be available for sale after all Masses beginning this weekend. The Jackpot starts at $1000.00 and our 1st Drawing on the new board will be Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 pm at Prime Time!

Thank you for all your support and thank you to our volunteers for your time and dedication! Will you find the Queen and split the jackpot with St. Patricia?
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations to our St. Patricia 5th - 8th Grade 
Second Trimester Honor Roll Students!
5th Grade “A” Honors
Iris A.
Victoria C.
Julia G.
Anna K.
Vivienne L.
Scarlett V.

5th Grade “B” Honors
Michal B.
Katelyn D.
Maja G.
Henry I.
Emily Z. 

6th Grade “A” Honors
Callie C.
Joanna C.
Jesus G.
Oliver R.
Ximena R.
Isaac V.

6th Grade “B” Honors
Blessie C.
Tyler D.
Daniel D.
Natalia M.
Sylwia M.
Gabriela S.
7th Grade “A” Honors
Marta B.
Emily C.
Anthony J.
Ana K.
Xantana L.
Dimitri P.
Glorija R.
Dominic T.
Gabriela W.

7th Grade “B” Honors
Paulina G.
Lily I.
Oliver K.
Addison N.

8th Grade “A” Honors
Maria E.
Devin F.
Nicholas L.
Zachary L.
Francesco L.
Olivia N.
Roxanne S.
Valentina S.
Jacob W.

8th Grade “B” Honors
Saul C.
Maksymilian G.
Sebastian K.
Julia Z.
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!
Showtimes:
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!
Mass Journals - Available March 26 & 27
The Mass Journal is designed to enrich your experience at Sunday Mass, teach you how to listen to the voice of God, and deepen your daily spirituality. The Mass Journal is a spiritual tool that urges us to ask the question, “God, what is one way that I can become a better version of myself this week?”

Copies will be available for a donation of $3.00 each in the Gathering Space the weekend of March 26th and 27th. We will begin on April 3rd using our Journals at home.
Children's Workship Bulletins
Mass Intentions for 2022
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