June 17, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Then taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven,
he said the blessing over them, broke them, and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd.”
-Luke 9:16
Dear Parishioners,

Happy Father’s Day! Congratulations and May God Bless you and yours!

To be a good father today cannot be easy, with so many pressures at work and at home. I know that many fathers conscientiously work at being a good and holy man. I have seen them put themselves second in order to serve the needs of their wife and family. The temptations are out there, but most fathers are still trying to be an example to their children. This Father’s Day, I want to say thank you and encourage you to persevere. While you may be imperfect, know that the children do not need a perfect father; they need a man who cares deeply about them and is willing to admit his mistakes...
Parish Happenings
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
One way that Creation Care Ministry can help to care for God’s creation is
to learn about how we influence nature with our daily decisions. We are hosting an
event to explore plastic, reusable alternatives and how we can reduce our waste
with composting. Please join us for “Let’s Talk about Plastic” Thursday June
23rd at 7pm in the Chapel Room, for discussion of these topics.

Our next Youth Team event is Mindfulness in the Gardening on
Wednesday June 22nd at 5pm-7pm in the garden. At this event we will be
creating a meditation stick craft, doing garden themed yoga, and observing God's
Please register your child with Christine at christinepurol@gmail.com
before the event.
Holy Name Society News
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Game #2 - Week 8- It’s a Rollover! Position #28 was chosen revealing the 10 of ♦️!
Congratulations to Lucy T. 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 6/22/22 at 6:00 pm. Jackpot is over $3760.00 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
2021-22 Third Semester Honor Roll
Our Bobcats had a strong academic finish to the school year! We are proud of their hard work, congratulations on making the Honor Roll!
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
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
“Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God; and [such] we are. (1 John 3:1)

Priests have dedicated their lives to the ministry of God’s children, serving our needs as Catholics without asking for anything in return. Now, it is our turn to show our love and care for their ever-faithful support. Please consider including a legacy gift for Priests’ Health and Retirement to support the healthcare needs of our active priests, as well as the medical and housing needs of our retired priests.

For more information, please call Priests’ Health and Retirement at 708.449.8026. If you would like to make a gift today, please visit prmaa.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
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