September 2, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“In the same way, everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple." -Luke 14:33
Dear Parishioners,

As the seasons shift now from summer to autumn, we may use this time to shift our own perspectives. And, we might recall that our task as Christian disciples is to look to what Christ has already accomplished and continues to accomplish in us.

As we gather in church to celebrate our common bonds as parishioners, being mindful of welcoming the newcomer, I encourage everyone to go outside of your comfort zone. Seek out and meet a neighbor for the first time, or listen carefully to someone from a different generation other than yourself.

Next Sunday (September 11th) is Grandparents’ Day … let us gather as an extended family and count our blessings. We will also remember all our loved ones who have died. It is a good time to reconnect with a friend or find a new one.
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.!
Knight of Columbus News
This past Saturday, we celebrated the Knights of Columbus and their 125th Anniversary with Bishop Wypych and Fr. Meany concelebrating Mass and a lovely dinner reception in the Parish Center! We also crowned our St. Patricia Statue in honor of the Feast of St. Patricia on 8/25/22!
Holy Name Society News
We are proud to announce that there were 4 winners of our “Split the Pot” event which took place on August 28th during the Hickory Hills Street Fair. We are especially proud to announce that 3 of the 4 winners were Parishioners of St. Patricia Parish!

We would like to sincerely thank all those who purchased Split the Pot tickets, as well as all those who volunteered and participated in the ticket presales, and finally, those who volunteered their time to help at our booth on Sunday the 28th which made our event a huge success.

Congratulations to our winners!

St. Patricia Holy Name Society
Queen of Hearts Game #3
Hickory Hills Senior Club News
Religious Education Good News
St. Patricia School Good News
School Building Updates
Over summer break, the hallways of SPS received a fresh coat of paint in Bobcat Blue! Once the hallways were completed, 8th-grade student Glorija R. designed and hand-painted unique Bobcat artwork above some of our key doorways and spaces. Her artistic efforts were the perfect touch to complete the project! Thank you Glorija for sharing your talent with St. Patricia, we will admire it for years to come!
Support SPS - Fall Mum Sale
Help us raise money for SPS Parent's Club and brighten up your home with beautiful fall colors! All pre-orders need to be submitted by Friday, September 9th, and should be picked up on Friday, September 16 between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Please submit orders online or download the form. You may submit payment online or send a check to the School Office or Rectory in an envelope marked "Mum Sale" with your name. Thank you for your support!
First Saturday Devotions Return to St. Patricia!
Join us at St. Patricia Church every 1st Saturday of the month. Our next gathering is on September 3, 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:
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!
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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:
Fax: 708-598-8233

Religious Education Contact Information:
9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: 708-599-1221