February 4, 2022
News from St. Patricia Parish
“Jesus said to Simon, “Put out into deep water and lower your nets for a catch.” - Luke 5:4
Dear Parishioners,

Pope Francis has called for a Synod for October 2023 with the theme For a Synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission. The Pope said clearly: “the Synod is not a parliament or an opinion poll; the Synod is an ecclesial event and its protagonist is the Holy Spirit. If the Spirit is not present, there will be no Synod.” (Opening Address, October 9, 2021) 

Pope Francis invited the whole world to share reflections on “journeying together.” How are we to do that? 

Our Holy Father said we are to encounter, to listen, and to discern...
Queen of Hearts Raffle 2.0 News
Week 5 Drawing Rescheduled - Wed. February 9th at 6:00 pm
Week 4 is a rollover! All tickets are discarded, the pot rolls over and the jackpot now stands at a minimum of $4,275.00. Our next drawing will be held on Wednesday, February 9th 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.

Tickets are on sale after all Masses in the Gathering Space, at the Parish Office Monday-Friday from 9:00 am-4:00 pm, and at Prime Time on Wednesday from 4:00 pm-5:50 pm.

Please remember when filling out your tickets to include your FULL NAME, PHONE NUMBER, and the CARD POSITION NUMBER. Thank you!
Upcoming Events
Holy Name Society Superbowl Party Update
Due to Archdiocesan COVID-19 recommendation, the Holy Name Society's Superbowl Party has been cancelled for 2022. You can still purchase Split-the-Pot and Squares after all Masses in the Gathering Space and support St. Patricia Parish and scholarships for our school children.
WINNERS of Split-The-Pot & Super Bowl Squares will be notified by Monday, February 14th. Payouts are available on Wednesday, February 16th.
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.
St. Patricia School Good News
Our Faith in Action

This year's Catholic Schools Week celebrations began with families and St. Patricia School staff attending Mass and snapping photos with our Pastor, Fr. Mike Meany! We love seeing the St. Patricia Pride!
Celebrating Our Nation - Flag Raising Ceremony

St. Patricia students and staff gathered alongside members of the Knights of Columbus, parishioners, and Veterans to honor the Flag this past Tuesday.

SPS also partnered with Kruse Krews to support our troops during Catholic Schools Week! Mr. Kruse, an army veteran, and his group has been supporting active-duty military men and women stationed overseas for almost 20 years through care packages stocked with a bit home and essential goods.  Students collected over $1100.00 to purchase goods for the soldiers and created personal goodwill messages and cards to thank them!  
Athletics News
St. Patricia's Spring Sports season is just around the corner! Registration forms and payments are due by 2/13/22. Please download below, fill out, and return to the school office with payment.

We are in need of coaches for our spring soccer girls’ & boys’ teams along with coaches for our boys’ volleyball teams. We are looking to create teams K-8 in soccer and 4-8 for volleyball. 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
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!
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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