April 29, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Feed my sheep.”
-John 21:17
Dear Parishioners,

During the 50 days of the Easter Season, we learn from the Gospel of John about the many times Jesus appears to His friends. Today’s gospel, from John 21, we hear about the time Jesus was with His friends as they were about to go out fishing. 
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 
He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” 
He goes on to point them in the right direction, and they caught so many fish; the net was overflowing, in fact, almost to the breaking point!
Friendships were so key in Jesus’ life. Jesus loved them and they, in turn, loved Him back. Were they perfect? We know that was not the case; nonetheless, He loved them to the end. 
Let us take a moment to reflect on our friendships and how to cultivate them in a healthy manner...
We shared a beautiful Holy Week together celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord! Please visit our website landing page to view photos from Holy Thursday, Living Stations of the Cross presented by our 4th-8th grade students, and Holy Saturday.
First Holy Communion - April 30, 2022
Parish Community Happenings
2022 St. Patricia Wine Mixer
We are incredibly excited to be hosting our 2022 St. Patricia Wine Mixer after a two year break due to COVID-19! 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. Returning to the stage will be Sweet Escape Live for a full evening of musical entertainment while you sip, taste, and peruse the selection of exciting Raffle Items.

$50 per ticket for General Admission, $40 Senior Admission, and $30 Designated Driver. You can purchase in the School Office, the Rectory, or via our Secure Online Ticket Links above.
Become a Sponsor - Support Catholic Education
Creation Care Ministy
St. Patricia Teen Ministry
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Game #2 - Week 1- It’s a Rollover! Position #6 was chosen revealing the Ace of ♥️! Congratulations to Joe M. having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 gift card to Prime Time! Tickets are on sale after all Masses this weekend, in the Rectory M-F 9:00 am-4:00pm, and at Prime Time during business hours at our automated ticket machine.

Next Drawing: Wednesday 5/4/22 at 6:00 pm. Jackpot is over $1700 and climbing!
Religious Education Good News
Registration for St. Patricia’s Religious Education Summer (SIRE) Program and
Full-Year Program for 2022-2023 is Now Open!
We hope your family will be joining us! Please go to St. Patricia Parish’s website to access the Religious Education Registration links. Here is some information about the programs we offer:

SIRE (Summer Intensive Religious Education) Program 2022
· What grades are offered for the SIRE Program? Only Grades 3-7 are offered for the SIRE Program. 
· When are the classes for SIRE? SIRE classes run from Monday, June 13th through Friday, June 4th, from 9:00 a.m. – noon.

RE Full-Year Program 2022-2023
· What grade levels are offered for the Full-Year Program? We have RE classes for students from Kindergarten (age 5) through 8th Grade
· When are the classes scheduled for the RE Full-Year Program? RE Full-Year classes are held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Our scheduled start date is Tuesday, September 20th.  Our scheduled end date is Tuesday, May 2nd

· Do you have a program for teens who are in need of receiving their sacraments? Yes, our Teen RCIA Program is available for teens. Classes are held from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays.  Our scheduled start date is Tuesday, September 20th.  If you are interested, please contact us to receive the Teen RCIA Registration form at 7085991221.
· Do you offer anything for adults who would like to become Catholic or need to receive some of their Sacraments? Yes, we have our Adult RCIA Program.  Classes are held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.  We will have an informative meeting about the program in September.  Classes will begin in October.  If you are interested, please contact our Religious Education Office to receive the Adult RCIA Registration form, 708-599-1221.
In Christ, Mrs. Christine Ramos, RE Director
St. Patricia School Good News
The Principal Search Committee is pleased to announce that Mr. Erick Passarelli will be our next principal for St. Patricia School beginning July 1, 2022! Please read Fr. Meany's Principal Announncment letter below for more information.
Support St. Patricia School
Right in time for Mother's Day gifts and perfect to donation to Creation Care Ministry or th St. Patricia School Garden Club Spring Planting - both on May 7th.

Help us raise money for St. Patricia Parents Club & brighten up your home with beautiful spring flowers! All pre-orders need to be submitted by Monday, May 2, and should be picked up on Friday, May 6 between 9:00a – 4:00p. There will be a limited amount of flowers available the day of to purchase - first come, first serve.
First Saturday Devotions Return to St. Patricia!
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on May 7, 2022 @ 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