May 26, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
As he blessed them he parted from them and was taken up to heaven.
-Luke 24:51
Dear Parishioners,

At the end of St. Mark’s gospel, we read, “At the tomb the women are told by the angel that Jesus was raised up and that He was going to Galilee where He desires to meet His disciples again.”

The women know what happened to the body, that Jesus was alive, and St. Mark continues, “They said nothing to anyone for they were afraid.”

Perhaps, St. Mark leaves it like that because he knows that we, too, are afraid. He wants us to know that our faith is real—with real fears, real tensions, real questions, and real grief.

Those fears could be the economy, elections, the environment, terrorism, war, immigration, health care, abortion, gangs and drugs, the protection of children, and the homeless on the streets....
Parish Community Happenings
Memorial Day 2022
Kruse’s Krew will be having a Signing of Cards for our Troops deployed overseas. We will be at all the Masses on May 28th and 29th. Mr. Jim Kruse will also be speaking at all the Masses and honoring our Veterans this Memorial Day Weekend.  Below is a message from our troops in Korea. Good job, team! Thank you!
From Korea with Thanks!
Jim, received your package today. Can’t thank you enough for the work you do on behalf of our Soldiers. I placed all four packages in the young Soldier barracks. They’ll help themselves as they come home from work! Thank you again, good sir. Peter Schmitt
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Game #2 - Week 5- It’s a Rollover! Position #25 was chosen revealing the 3 of ♦️!
Congratulations to Anne C. 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 6/1/22 at 6:00 pm. Jackpot is over $2585.00 and climbing!
St. Patricia 2022 Wine Mixer
Religious Education Good News
2022 May Crowning
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations St. Patricia Class of 2022!

Please join us in wishing our St. Patricia Class of 2022 8th grade graduates congratulations! These intelligent, kind, and hard working students have persevered through learning during a global pandemic and still achieving the highest levels of academic success. We are so proud of you all and know your futures will be bright! The St. Patricia family will always be here for you and you will always be Bobcats!

Kayla Buss
Saul Corral
Maria Elena De La Torre
Devin Feliciano
Maksymilian Galik
Sebastian Krzanowski
Nicholas Larson
Zachary Larson
Francesco Levato
Olivia Nalepa
Roxanne Stasch
Valentina Suarez
Jacob Wroniewski
Julia Zahradnicek
Father's Day Mass Enrollment
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.

Job Opportunities at St. Patricia
Community Happenings
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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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
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