March 4, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and when they were over he was hungry.” 
-Luke 4:1-2
Dear Parishioners,

During Lent, the Church often focuses on repentance, resisting temptation, and the Passion of Jesus.

Today’s gospel text reminds us that our capacity to depend and resist temptation comes from our relationship with God and the grace of His deliverance rather than from our own strength and initiative. 
We live in a world of competing stories. In such a world, we must know the Christian story in order to resist the false stories that seek to take us captive. The reading in Luke 4:1-13 is the familiar story of Jesus’ temptation by the devil in the wilderness. The story is so well known that we sometimes mix together the different accounts in Matthew, Mark, and Luke into one story about Jesus’ temptation. But, each account is unique from the others...
2022 Annual Catholic Appeal
We at St. Patricia Parish, invite you to spend some time this week reflecting on the Annual Catholic Appeal materials you have read in the bulletin, E-news, or received in the mail.

The new Annual Catholic Appeal theme, “Making all things new … God’s promise and our responsibility,” is an important theme as we prayerfully consider our support for the Appeal but also important for embracing the life that the Lord wants us to live.

Each pledge makes a difference! All parish communities participate in the campaign and
the gifts of many enable our parishes, schools, and ministries to deliver needed services.
Thank you for your prayerful consideration and generous response.

To make your gift, you can complete the mail-in giving envelope available at church or
make a gift online. Please click the button below for secure online giving.
Parish Happenings
Holy Name Society News
Knights of Columbus News
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 News
Our Week 7 drawing was a rollover! Position #5 was chosen revealing the Queen of Diamonds♦️. The 50/50 Jackpot climbs to over $5,520.00! Congratulations K. Ati. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 gift certificate to Prime Time as a consolation prize!

There was no drawing on Wednesday, March 2nd due to Ash Wednesday. Our next drawing will be on Wednesday, March 9th at 6:00 pm at Prime Time, all are welcome to join us for 25% off appetizers. Can't make it? Check out the drawing live on our parish Facebook page or visit our website for updates.

​Tickets for Week 8 are on sale at Prime Time Restaurant & Bar during business hours at our automated ticket machine, the Parish Office 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, and will be sold after all Masses this weekend. Be sure to purchase tickets each week to be entered to win!
Upcoming Events
Lenten Parish Mission 2022
Ministers of Care Training
St. Patricia School Good News
Our Faith in Action

This week we prepared our hearts and minds for the beginning of our Lenten journey. On Shrove Tuesday, the school took part in our Palm Burning prayer service, and on Ash Wednesday we celebrated an All School Mass with Fr. Mike Meany, Fr. Chris, and Deacon Norb Weitendorf. On Friday, March 4th, will start our school Stations of the Cross at 2:15 pm in the Church. All are invited to join us!
St. Patricia Drama Club News
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:
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!
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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