May 13, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.
-John 13:34
Dear Parishioners,

In my letter of last weekend, I focused on Mother’s Day. This weekend, my focus is on the gospel for last Sunday, the Fourth Sunday of Easter, in which we traditionally remember Jesus, the Good Shepherd.  

Jesus, the Good Shepherd, never leaves His Church unattended. He uses the voices of people in the family of faith to be His voice today — to share the great promise that makes all the difference in our lives: “I give my sheep eternal life, and they shall never perish. No one can take them out of my hand.” 

In particular, may I ask you to lift up in prayer our permanent Deacons as they celebrate their ordination anniversaries. 

Deacon Norb (Pat) Weitendorf - May 11, 1974 - celebrates his 48th Deacon ordination anniversary and his dedicated service to St. Patricia Parish. By the way, on May 19th, he will celebrate his 85th Birthday. His wife, Patricia, has been a steady companion and has witnessed Jesus’ presence in her own right, and she deserves high praise for all the sacrifices that she has undertaken for God’s people.

Deacon Charley Keegan - May 21, 1977 - celebrates his 45th Deacon ordination anniversary years and his dedicated service to St. Patricia Parish. On March 14th, he celebrated his 83rd birthday!  
Parish Community Happenings
2022 St. Patricia Wine Mixer
We are incredibly excited to be hosting our 2022 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. 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.
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!
Creation Care Ministy
SPRED
Well, St. Patricia Parish, we asked and you GAVE, and GAVE, and GAVE. Drum roll please… We sold 1,500 carnations! SPRED cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you showed us this past Mother’s Day weekend. Your support was incredible. A big thank you also for the generous donations we received. We had a bucket full of carnations left that we took to the nursing home on 93rd and  Roberts Road. They were happy and appreciative to receive them. I wish I could personally thank each of you for your part. It takes a village to raise a child and it takes a Parish like St. Patricia’s to make SPRED feel like family. A very special THANK YOU to Father Meany and Bertha Castro for their behind-the-scenes support. Without them, this could not have taken place. 

THANK YOU again!!
Deb Christensen
Welcome Weekend - May 21st & 22nd
Twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, we celebrate WELCOME WEEKEND at St. Patricia Parish. During this weekend we invite new parishioners to register at St. Patricia and ask our current parishioners to update their contact information, including email addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses. 
 
We also highlight the parish ministries offered here at St. Patricia. We are updating our Spring 2022 Parish Ministry Directory with ministry descriptions and contact updates to our existing ministries, and we also have added four (4) new ministries to consider since the Fall 2021 Ministry Directory was published. We are a growing faith community here at St. Patricia Church! 

The Welcoming Committee will be hosting hospitality after all Masses in the Gathering Space, including juices, water, and cookies. If you have a few moments after Mass, please stay, meet, and greet new people. The Welcoming Committee will be there to answer any of your questions.
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Game #2 - Week 3- It’s a Rollover! Position #54 was chosen revealing the 7 of ♠️!
Congratulations to Crystal M. for 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-4:00 pm, and at Prime Time during business hours at our automated ticket machine.

Next Drawing: Wednesday 5/18/22 at 6:00 pm. Jackpot is over $2165.00 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
Congratulations to the above students who have shown FAITHFULNESS to others.
We are proud of You!!

Ms. Laughran-Lusk: Peyton S.
Mrs. Lang: Allison S.
Mrs. Oprondek: Zachariah S.
Mrs. Rodriguez: Justin Z.
Mrs. Bennett: Annabel D.
Miss Glogowski: Cecelia S.
Mrs. Oszakiewski: Julia G.
Mrs. Bartley-Bogard: Fareed A.
Mr. Lennon: Nia R.
Mr. Fischer: Nick L.
First Saturday Devotions Return to St. Patricia!
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on June 4, 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!
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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