June 24, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Jesus answered him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to rest his head.”
-Luke 9:58
A Light of Hope in a Hurting World
Priests' Convocation
June 27-30, 2022

Priests serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago will gather for their triennial convocation from June 27 through June 30. This gathering is an important and necessary time of spiritual renewal for the priests, so that they can better serve the People of God.

The people of the Archdiocese can support their priests in several ways. Their patient understanding of scheduling changes is very important. Even more important is the prayerful support they extend to priests who have prayed for them and with them. Please use the prayer found at the end of this announcement as a personal prayer or a family prayer. 

As the priests gather for their convocation, know that they bring you and your families in their hearts to this important time of prayer and reflection...
Parish Happenings
St. Patricia Parish Campus Improvements
Tree trimming and stump removal throughout the St. Patricia campus. 

Last summer, five dead trees were cut down and the stumps removed. Some were on the parkway, and one was in front of the rectory and others in back. Our in-house maintenance crew cut down many of the “weed trees” that had grown up around the back of the school, the baseball back stop and the north lot of the school. Because of the number of stumps and locations, the stumps were not ground out. So, last fall and this spring, all of these trees started to grow branches again. 

During the second week of June, three additional trees were removed and several trees were trimmed. On the north side of the property by the garages, over 10 tree stumps were removed, some by hand using an ax because they were so close to the building, and overgrown bushes were reshaped. On the west side, over five stumps were removed, and on the south side, five stumps were removed. One had grown between the building and the main gas line next to the gym. We are very grateful to have these necessary improvements completed and to continue to beautify our property. Thank you!
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0
Game #2 - Week 9- The Queen is Found! Position #10 was chosen revealing the Queen of Hearts ❤️!

The estimated Jackpot was $4090.00

Stay tuned for updates on when sales begin for Game #3 for the St. Patricia Queen of Hearts Raffle. Thank you to everyone who supported and volunteered to make our raffle a success!
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
The St. Patricia Family said “until we meet again” to Mrs. Colleen Mazurek at the end of this school year on June 7, 2022. Mrs. Mazurek has been the School Office Administrative Assistant for 25 years. We will dearly miss her smile in the office greeting students and families and her voice each afternoon reminding us of what is coming up at SPS. Thank you for your kindness and dedication to making our school and each day the best it can be!  

We celebrated Mrs. Mazurek at the school’s final Mass and at a faculty and staff party!

Because of you, Mrs. Mazurek, we have all been changed for the good! You will be with us like a handprint on our hearts. Enjoy your well-earned retirement! 
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.

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

We hope you will consider including a gift to our parish in your will or trust to support the future of our faith community. A  bequest can be made to our parish using the following language:

“I give [insert specific dollar amount, or percentage of net or residuary] to The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, Tax ID #36-2170826, a corporation sole located in Chicago, Illinois, to be used for the benefit of St. Patricia Parish located in Hickory Hills, Illinois. However, if St. Patricia Parish ceases to exist in its current form, then to the new parish or parishes erected in its stead.”

Please consult an attorney and financial advisor when drafting your will or trust. For more information, please contact Julie Villegas-Suarez at 708-598-5222, or email: jvsuarez@stpatriciaparish.com, or 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
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