September 30, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith." -Luke 17:5
Dear Parishioners,

The Prophet Zechariah preaches words of encouragement to our ancestors who were returning from exile. In the Church today, we take heart when we reflect upon God’s love and listen to God’s word. “I will rescue my people…I will bring them back…the least one among you is the greatest.” 

In October, the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is designated as Respect Life Sunday in which the Church proclaims the sanctity of human life in a particular way. Like Zechariah, we preach in defense of the dignity of the human person in a spirit of hope and trust. Only in God will we change people’s hearts and not with animosity or harsh judgment. 

Today, life is being attacked from every angle: abortion, speculative medical research, the death penalty, assisted suicide, war (which too often maims and kills the innocent women, children and the elderly), and racism—which degrades and destroys the human spirit...
October is Respect Life and Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Parish Happenings
Catechetical Sunday 2022
St. Patricia Parish celebrated our Teachers of Faith during the 9:30 am Mass on Catechetical Sunday, September 18, 2022. We are very grateful for the dedication of our School teachers and Religious Education volunteer teachers and their passion for the formation of the young people of our parish! During Mass, Fr. Meany offered a Blessing for the new school year and all catechists were presented with a gift of appreciation.
Parish Improvement Projects
We are most happy to share that the drainage repair project that was worked on during August/September has been completed! The grass has begun to take root and we have had a few rainy days to see the results of the work, especially at the west end entrance to our campus.
Upcoming Events
For the safety of all pets and owners, all pets must be on a leash, crated or caged. Please bring your cleanup bags and be respectful of the grounds and others. Thank you!
Holy Name Society - Mass & New Member Night
St. Patricia Trivia Night
Weekend Retreat - October 29th-30th
To register, please contact Missy at mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com or at 708-598-5222
Religious Education Good News
CLOW begins Sunday, Oct. 2nd at the 11:30 a.m. Mass!

What is CLOW/Children’s Liturgy of the WORD?
During Mass, children, ages 4 and up, are invited to go with a catechist to the church’s gathering space to learn about the readings of the day through fun faithfilled
activities! Each week, the children who participate will receive a small gift to take home to remind them to keep God’s Word alive in their hearts and homes!

Bring your child(dren) for CLOW and help them discover the awesome wonders of our Catholic faith!
St. Patricia School Good News
Take Out Tuesday
First Saturday Devotions at 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.
The Word Among Us
The Word Among Us Daily Meditation books for October are available at the exit doors of the Church. The books have the Catholic Mass Readings and Daily Meditations, as well as articles on Saints and different areas of the Catholic Faith. The donation is $1.00 each. Thank you! 
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...
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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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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