March 31, 2023
News from St. Patricia Parish
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest."
-Matthew 21:9
Dear Parishioners,

Holy Week is not an extra but rather is central in the life of the Church. The Paschal Triduum —The Three Days— are days when we renew our identity as members of the Church.

Holy Thursday— The ritual of Jesus washing His disciples’ feet calls us to share in the resurrection of the Lord by dying to self in love of others. We are all to wash one another’s feet, humble ourselves in service, and to show Christ’s love to those in need.

Good Friday— We call it “Good Friday,” for it is the day the Lord fought the power of evil and won. The Veneration of the Cross invites us to see the Cross as a sign of victory, not defeat. Our personal crosses, the tragedies of sin and death, do not destroy us but lead us to a more authentic life, a life in the Lord.

Easter Vigil and Sunday— All of us gather to renew our own Baptism. As believers, we celebrated our birth into a new life, our hope for everlasting life. The Easter fire rekindles in our hearts our belief in the Risen Christ, the “Light of the World.” Jesus is the “light” that no darkness can destroy. Renewed in Christ, we move forward boldly to live a life of charity and justice.

May God Bless you and yours on Easter Sunday when we sing, “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!”

Please remember St. Patricia Parish by making a special offering on Easter Sunday to support our many ministries. A suggestive gift of $200.00 would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for all your prayers and support.
Fr. Mike Meany
Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey
Don’t forget to share your feedback on the Disciple Maker Index! Today, March 31st is the last day to take your survey!

All responses will be confidential and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. The survey is available on our website:

We are trying to get the highest response rate possible. This information will be invaluable to Fr. Meany, parish leadership, and our various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best disciples we can be. We will receive the results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish. Thank you for your help in this important matter!
Holy Week 2023
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia Wine Mixer
We are incredibly excited to be hosting our 2023 St. Patricia Wine Mixer! Join us for a wonderful night out connecting with friends, neighbors, and our St. Patricia community. The evening will feature Wine, Sangria, and Craft Beer tastings, along with hearty portions of delicious Hors d’oeuvres served by Chef Pines from Chuck’s Southern Comfort Cafe. NEW for 2023 Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos will be on stage for a full evening of musical entertainment while you sip, taste, and peruse the selection of Raffle Items.
Our Sponsorship Packages are now available! Please consider becoming a sponsor and sharing with your family, friends, and business connections! Please contact Julie Villegas-Suarez with any questions at 708-598-8200 or
Knights of Columbus News
Holy Name Society News
Dear Parents of 7th and 8th Grade Students,
The St. Patricia Holy Name Society 2023/2024 Scholarship Program will take place in April. Scholarship Applications and information packets for the 2023/2024 school year will be available to students on April 5th, and the Applications will be due on Monday, April 17th, when students return from spring break. Scholarship Applications and information will also be available on the St. Patricia Parish website.
Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
Game #3 - Week 21- It’s a Rollover! Position #11 was chosen revealing the 3 of♦️ Congratulations to Larry O. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 Gift Card to Prime Time Restaurant.

Next Drawing: Wednesday, 4/19/23 at 6:00 pm at Prime Time.

Jackpot is over $6,755.00 and climbing! Will you find the Queen? 👑❤

Religious Education Good News
On Sunday, March 26th at 11:30 am Mass, RCIA elect Rebeka Reyes, Nicole Jender, Atiba Clarke, and Darek Beakley participated in the Third Scrutiny (fifth Sunday of Lent). At this Third Scrutiny, Father Chris prayed over them that they will be freed from the power of the spirit of evil so that they may bear witness to their new life in the risen Christ. Each of the elect were presented with a copy of "The Our Father," the prayer that Jesus Himself taught us.
St. Patricia School Good News
SPS 5th and 8th graders participated in the annual Sertoma poster and essay contest. The winners were presented with awards at the Hickory Hills Community Center on Saturday, March 20th. A BIG Bobcat congratulations to SPS winners Anna K.,   Oscar S., and   Anthony J.! 
Right in time for Easter, SPS Dining for Dollars 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 members today! Simply follow the link below 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 spring holiday, special occasion, or weeknight dinner an easy win by purchasing these gift cards today! Looking to donate a ham to St. Patricia Community Services Easter Collection? Purchase a gift card online, use the card to buy a ham in person at the Orland Park HBH location, and then drop off to Community Services March 29th - 31st. Fundraiser is available through April 8, 2023.
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!
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