September 16, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“No servant can serve two masters." -Luke 16:13
Dear Parishioners,

Catechetical Sunday is celebrated this Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. Mass and reminds us of the many thousands of students who have returned to our parochial schools and religious education programs across the Archdiocese of Chicago. A new school year has begun and we are most grateful to all of the school teachers and lay volunteers who serve as catechists. In particular, we are grateful to our own dedicated laborers who pass on the faith here at St. Patricia Parish. We are grateful to the parents who serve as coaches and committees that make these programs run so smoothly.
 
Our young families have been and continue to be supported in the ways of faith by you, the faithful parishioner. Your Christian witness and financial sacrifice does make a difference for our young people. St. Patricia is recognized throughout the Archdiocese for this partnership. This is one of the reasons why we have remained a stand-alone parish and have not merged, as many others have experienced through the “Renew My Church” initiative. I ask God to bless you and all the children who are being shaped by the Catholic Faith at St. Patricia

Religion is a way of seeing. It is a way that opens the hearts and minds of people of goodwill to see how our God touches the human condition and makes it whole—makes it beautiful...
Parish Happenings
Stop and Visit After Sunday Masses in September!
The Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) invites you to deepen your relationship with the Parish and the many good people who make it up by taking some time to visit after all the Masses next Sunday and all through September.
The conversations shared over coffee, juice, and a sweet roll during the weeks of September will strengthen us as missionary disciples!
Weekend Retreat - October 29th-30th
To register, please contact Missy at mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com or at 708-598-5222
Krew's Krew
KRUSE’S KREW will be packing Care packages for our Troops on Tuesday, September 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Hickory Hills Community Center, located at 7800 West 89th Place, Second Floor. We will be packing Halloween decorations for our Troops. If you wish to donate sweets, we can always use extra Halloween candy. Let us Trick or Treat early! We always look forward to volunteers stopping by and helping us with packing packages. See you then! The photo is one of the units we support in Bahrain. Once a soldier, always a soldier. Thank you!
Queen of Hearts Game #3
St. Patricia Trivia Night
Holy Name Society - Game Night!
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
Our Faith in Action
We celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross this week! SPS students joined our parishioners at 8:30 am Mass and led the congregation in prayer and shared their reflections on what the Cross means to them. Join us for future September All School Masses on September 22nd and September 29th - Feast of the Archangels!
Support SPS - Charleston Wrap
Start your holiday shopping online and support SPS! Charleston Wrap has a great selection of holiday gift ideas, wrapping paper, home goods, and more! Register below to being shopping and be sure the credit goes to St. Patricia Parents Club. Your support is greatly appreciated. Happy shopping!
First Saturday Devotions Return to St. Patricia!
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on October 1, 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. 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 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