January 7, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
A voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son, and with you, I am well pleased." - Luke 3:22
Dear Parishioners,

Hickory Hills is a wonderful community that values family life. The Parish of St. Patricia has been blessed by the many good people who decided to raise their children here and make this faith community their home, and more often than not, staying here their entire life! 

At this time, I wish to thank you for all your prayers and financial support at Christmas.  During these difficult times, your commitment to your parish is a wonderful example to the larger community. May God Bless you and yours! 
We welcome these children who were Baptized into our St. Patricia Family of Faith in November and December:
Alexander Rangel, child of Antonio and Cristal
Emilia Xitlali Soto, child of Rodolfo and Monica
Brandon Charles Spears, child of Bobby and Irma
Lily Therese Sura, child of James and Fanny
Dylan Daniel Ashack, child of Daniel and  Eileen
Maxwell Valentino Duncker, child of   Matthew and Erinn.
Mason Alexander Duncker, child of Matthew and Erinn
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 News
Week 1 Drawing Results
Our next drawing will be held on Wednesday, January 12th at 6:00 p.m. at Prime Time. All are welcome to join us for 25% off appetizers. Can't make it? Check out the drawing live on our parish Facebook page www.facebook.com/stpatriciaparish or visit our website www.stpatriciaparish.com for updates. 
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Prime Time Restaurant
We kicked off our Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 on Wednesday, December 22nd at Prime Time Restaurant in Hickory Hills! Our Pastor, Fr. Mike Meany, along with Associate Pastor Fr. Chris Kituli, Prime Time Restaurant Manager, Jimmy Stoes, and Pastor Emeritus, Fr. Marc Pasciak, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony before the drawing. Thank you to all who joined us for the festivities! We are looking forward to a successful game benefitting our  Parish and School programs!
Young Adult & Teen Parish Survey
St. Patricia would love to hear from our Young Adults and Teens ages 13-25! Have you gone on a Teen Mission Trip in the past or participated in Religious Education or St. Patricia School events/happenings? Please share your feedback with us to help initiate and improve future programs and activities. Click below to take the survey today!
St. Patricia Religious Education Good News
Wishing you a Happy New Year from our Religious Education Program! Prayers are being sent to you from our sensational Second Grade class! Please keep these students in your prayers as their wonderful teachers, Mrs. Rafaela R. and Mrs. Gloria S., prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion this year. 

Many blessings to you and your family!
Mrs. Christine Ramos
Registration for RE is still available. If you have not registered yet, register soon! Classes have already begun. Classes are on Tuesdays, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. We offer RE Classes for grades K through 8, as well as Teen RCIA, and Adult RCIA. Please contact the RE office for more information at reled@stpatriciaparish.com or call us at 708-599-1221.
St. Patricia School Good News
January Students of the Month

Congratulations to our January 2022 Students of the Month who have shown INTEGRITY to others. Keep up the excellent work! St. Patricia School is proud of: Savannah L., Xiomara G., Lydia S.,   Vincent W., Alex R., Sarah N., Henry I., Natalia M., Xantana L., and Roxanne S.
Tax Credit Scholarship News
Please keep St. Patricia School in mind as you prepare your taxes. The TCS 2-for-1 Match Program is back and the time to take advantage of its benefits is today before funds are depleted. Supporters last year helped to provide a high-quality, faith-based education for 17 students here at St. Patricia! This is truly a blessing for all the families who applied and a blessing for St. Patricia School! Contact us today to see how you can make an impact and receive an important tax benefit for your family.
Mass Intentions for 2022 - Now Open
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
Alpha
Alpha is a program designed particularly for people who would not describe themselves as Christians or churchgoers. It is a series of 15 interactive sessions, typically completed in 11 weeks, including a weekend away, where anyone can explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. Everyone is welcome! There is no charge to attend Alpha – it is free! After a small meal and time spent getting to know one another, a short talk and group discussion will follow. We are looking for volunteers to be part of this wonderful team to serve as Hosts or Helpers. We will have training sessions twice a year. Please view the video below for an overview of the program.

Please contact Missy Keegan (708) 598-5222, mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com if you have any questions, want to participate in Alpha (or know someone who would like to), or want to be a volunteer as an Alpha Host or Helper.
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 of 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 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!