February 18, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” 
-Luke 6:38
Dear Parishioners,

Our journey of faith is a challenge each day! Often times, it is hard or nearly impossible to find hope. 

Some days I can identify with the writer of Psalm 10: Lord, why do you stand afar off and hide yourself in times of distress? The poor man is devoured by the pride of the wicked: he is caught in the schemes that others have made.

In my pastoral experience and in my own life, I have wondered where God is. For example, where is God when you hear the bad news of your best friend diagnosed with cancer or a young mother and father who go through the agony of having a stillborn baby? Also, where is God when you see the horror on TV of innocent people cut down by senseless street violence, or in particular, and in more recent years, the world has been stung by the inhumane killings by some terrorists. 

How do we find hope for ourselves and those who seem caught in circumstances beyond their control? 

Where is God?...
2022 Annual Catholic Appeal
We at St. Patricia Parish, invite you to spend some time this week reflecting on the Annual Catholic Appeal materials you have read in the bulletin, E-news, or received in the mail.

The Annual Catholic Appeal is much different than a one-time special collection: It is a pledged commitment to make a gift over time. Your pledge can be made payable in installments. Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services to answer the call of “Making all things new … God’s promise and our responsibility.”

If you received your pledge form in the mail, please complete it and mail it back. This year we are also encouraging parishioners to make their Annual Catholic Appeal gifts online Please click the button below for secure online giving.
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 News
Week 6 Drawing Results - February 16, 2022
Our Week 6 drawing was a rollover! Position #12 was chosen revealing the 2 of Clubs♣️. The jackpot climbs to over $5,200.00! Congratulations Sue B. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 gift certificate to Prime Time as a consolation prize!

Our next drawing will be on Wednesday, February 23rd at 6:00 pm 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.

​Tickets for Week 6 are on sale at Prime Time Restaurant & Bar during business hours at our automated ticket machine, the Parish Office 9am-4pm Mon-Fri, and will be sold after all Masses this weekend. Be sure to purchase tickets each week to be entered to win!
Upcoming Events
Holy Name Fish Fry - Curbside Pick Up - Friday, March 4, 2022
Parish Lenten Bible Study 2022
No Greater Love is a five-part Bible study program that begins on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, and is online only. You can attend online any day or time during the online access. For online access to the program, it is $24.99. Please make your check payable to St. Patricia Parish, and mark the envelope with attention to Missy. Please send Missy your name, phone number and email address, and I will forward you the link to attend the Bible study. For more information or to register, please contact Missy at 708-598-5222 or mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com.
Burning of Palms
In preparation for Ash Wednesday on March 2nd, Parishioners are asked to bring in their old palms to be burned. There will be a blue plastic bin in the gathering space of the church. Please return the palms by no later than Sunday, February 27th.

Please remove all rubber bands, staples, and bags before placing the palms in the bin. Thank you!
Ash Wednesday - March 2, 2022
St. Patricia School Good News
Junior Honor Society Food Drive Supporting Together We Cope

Thank you to all those who participated in the food drive during Catholic Schools Week sponsored by the Junior Honor Society. It was a great success and we are very grateful to be able to offer such a plentiful donation to help others!

Our JHS members assisted in loading the donated items to be delivered to Together We Cope on Valentine's Day. A wonderful way to show love for their community!
Change in Administration

The news was shared on Tuesday about our school leader, Ms. Veronica Skelton-Cash leaving the Archdiocese. We will all miss her. Mrs. Renee Bartley-Bogard will be acting as Interim Assistant School Principal.

Please read the attached letter that was sent by Father Meany to the school parents for more information.
Athletics News
Dear St. Patricia Families,

Our spring sports season is just around the corner. Registration has been extended for Soccer and forms and payments are due by 2/25/22. Please download below, fill out, and return to the school office with payment.

We are in need of an instructional coach for our K-2nd Co-Ed Soccer team. Coaches and coaches’ families are not asked to help with concessions and all coaches must be Virtus certified and in compliance with the Chicago Archdiocese volunteer requirements.

Please consider joining and helping us create a fun, team environment for the students and youth of St. Patricia School & Parish. If you are interested or have questions please contact our school’s athletic director Ray Fischer. You can reach him by email at rfischer@stpatriciaparish.com.

Thank you, and we hope to see you this spring!

Ray Fischer
St. Patricia School
Athletic Director
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
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!
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