April 1, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Let the one among you who is without sin, be the first to throw a stone at her.”
-John 8:7
Dear Parishioners,

First of all, it is interesting that the Fifth Sunday of Lent, Gospel, John 11:1-45, corresponds to the Fifth Sunday of Easter, John 14:1-12. 

The Lenten gospel is about the Lazarus of Bethany, Martha, and Mary. We learn of Jesus' deep emotional response upon learning of Lazarus’ death. Martha speaks the truth about death. The fate of bodies is the reason not to open the tomb. Jesus comes with a purpose. He comes to show the glory of God, a care stronger than the ravages of death. Jesus comes to free those bound by sin, sickness, and death. Jesus comes not to condemn but to give freedom and peace. 

Grief is a wide ride. Yes, people describe its stages and the like; but, they are not in the midst of it. It is love that causes Jesus grief, just as it is the love of Martha and Mary that causes them their grief...
NARRATED Stations of the Cross (by Christine Ramos, St. Patricia RE Director) 
Parish Community Happenings
New Ministry - Creation Care
Community Services News
Green eggs and ham? No, just the hams for food baskets, please! 
Thank you for your continued generosity, Deacon Charley and Missy Keegan.
Welcome Committee
SAVE THE DATE—Thursday, April 7th, 6:30 pm- School Hall. The St. Patricia Parish Welcoming Committee will be meeting to plan for the spring Welcome Weekend. RSVP: hdoszak@comcast.net. New members are also welcomed!
Holy Name Society
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
The Queen of Hearts will return to St. Patricia for Game #2! Tickets will be available for sale after all Masses 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
Mindaugas Bartulis participated in the Rite of Election at Holy Name Cathedral on March 13th. He was accepted by Cardinal Cupich into the final phase of preparing to receive the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil (April 16th). 
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations to the March Students of the Month! The following students have demonstrated Determination in the classroom, when overcoming challenges, and while achieving their goals. Keep up the amazing work, we are so proud of you!

Kindergarten - Maggie B.
1st Grade - Oliver D.
2nd Grade - Nelly K.
3rd Grade - Victoria S.
4th Grade - Tommy B.
5th Grade - Anna K.
6th Grade - Joanna C.
7th Grade - Oliver K.
8th Grade - Olivia N.
Not pictured - Preschool Jan G.

Support St. Patricia School
First Saturday Devotions Return to St. Patricia!
Join us at St. Patricia Church every first 
Saturday, starting on April 2, 2022,
at 8:00 a.m.
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 on 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
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: www.stpatriciaschool.org
Fax: 708-598-8233

Religious Education Contact Information:
9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: 708-599-1221