June 10, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Glory to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; the God who is, and who was, and who is to come”
-Revelation 1:8
Dear Parishioners,

When Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James, and John to abandon their fishing nets and follow Him, they certainly did not know what they were getting themselves into. They knew how to fish from a boat for food. They did not know how to be fishers of men and women. They did not have training in theology or evangelization. Yet, they did not turn down the call to contribute their efforts to Jesus’ mission. They volunteered to help Him. 

The first disciples, nor for that matter to those who say “yes” today to be an active part of the parish really understand what they are getting themselves into, but nonetheless, they put their trust in Christ...
Second Collection June 11th and 12th
Priests’ Health and Retirement Fund

Today, with healthcare and retirement costs rising, there is an urgent need for your support. Your generosity to the Priests’ Health and Retirement/PRMAA ensures our priests can continue their meaningful work in our parishes by providing funds for:

     Health insurance                    Nursing care
     Medication                    Independent retirement living residences
     Wellness costs                         Priests’ retirement funds

The archdiocese is committed to caring for our priests, but we need your assistance. Your generosity will ensure the health and well-being of our priests and support their ability to continue meaningful work in our parishes and communities. Thank you!
Parish Happenings
Class of 1982 Reunion
Class of 1982, it’s been 40 years since we graduated from St. Patricia’s, it’s a last-minute get-together!! Hope to see many of you and catch up!
Kruse’s Krew - June Care Packages
KRUSE’S KREW will be packing on Tuesday, June 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Hickory Hills Community Center, located at 7800 West 89th Place, Second Floor. We will be packing 40 boxes at this time. We have 3 new units. See you soon!  
Creation Care June Events
Summer is heating up and what better way to connect with God’s creation
than by spending some time in the parish garden! If you’re more of an indoor person,
what about stopping by our monthly ministry meeting? See Creation Care
Ministry’s upcoming events below!
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Game #2 - Week 7- It’s a Rollover! Position #11 was chosen revealing the 7 of ♣️!
Congratulations to Shirley N. 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 6/15/22 at 6:00 pm. Jackpot is over $3485.00 and climbing! Come out and join us at Prime Time for the drawing and enjoy discounted appetizers!
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Congratulations Kindergarten - St. Patricia Class of 2030!
Congratulations Preschool! Ready for Kindergarten!
St. Patricia loves celebrating our youngest Bobcats! Both our Kindergarten and PreK students worked hard this year to make friends, learn reading, writing, math, science, and more, and keep Jesus in our hearts. We are very proud of all they accomplished this school year!

Our St. Patricia Family hopes everyone has a fantastic summer full of fun and sunshine!
First Saturday Devotions Return to St. Patricia!
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on July 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.

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!
Support St. Patricia with Planned Giving
Legacy Gift for Our Parish that Pays you Back

When you establish a charitable gift annuity with the archdiocese, not only will you receive fixed payments for life, but you can designate our parish as the remainder beneficiary.

You can schedule payments according to your financial needs, and enjoy immediate and future tax benefits, including a federal income tax deduction for a portion of your gift, if you itemize. Also, a portion of each annuity payment will be tax-free (through life expectancy). The funds remaining after your lifetime will support our parish or school – as designated by you.

For more information, please contact Julie Villegas-Suarez at 708-598-5222, or email: jvsuarez@stpatriciaparish.com or visit giving.archchicago.org/cga.

To receive a free, no-obligation personalized illustration of how you could benefit from a Charitable Gift Annuity, contact Krystina M. Campbell, Planned Giving Officer, Archdiocese of Chicago at 312.534.5404 or  kcampbell@archchicago.org
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
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