September 10, 2021
News from St. Patricia Parish
"Give the Lord Glory and Honor"
In Remembrance of 9-11
Please remember the victims of 9/11 and all the first responders as we recall the terrorist attack that occurred 20 years ago. May they rest in peace.
Upcoming Events
Leadership Night Message from Fr. Meany:
I plan to gather all the Parish Leadership together on Wednesday, September 29th at 6:30 p.m. to celebrate our accomplishments and review some of the goals for the year. The “Renew My Church” Document will be reviewed and discussed. The Parish Pastoral Council and Staff will be invited to help organize the evening. And yes, all interested parishioners are welcome to attend. Please register to attend. The evening will permit me to become acquainted with all of you and understand how best we can begin to implement the RMC goals and objectives. Remember, these first steps will take time to become an integral part of the parish culture.  I am sure you have heard the wise saying: “Rome wasn’t built in a day!” With this being said, we have to start somewhere and be patient as we move through the ups and downs, which is part of any major endeavor.
Remember the Past, Celebrate the Present, Grow the Future...
The St. Patricia Parish Community is invited to the Installation Mass of Fr. Mike Meany. Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the Church. Bishop Wypych will celebrate the Mass. A reception dinner will directly follow in the Parish Center.

Please R.S.V.P. to attend below or
Parish Office - 708-598-5222
Weekly Calendar:
September 12 —September 19

Sunday, September 12 - Grandparents’ Day   
  •   7:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  •   9:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  •  11:30 a.m. - CH Mass     
Monday, September 13
  •   9:00 a.m. - CH Daily Mass
Tuesday, September 14 - Exaltation Of The Holy Cross
  •   8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  •   8:30 a.m. - CH - All SCHOOL Attendee Mass
Wednesday, September 15 
  •   8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  •   8:30 a.m. - CH Daily Mass  
Thursday, September 16 
  •   8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  •   8:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  •   6:30 p.m. - AA Meeting (Beginners) - BR North Side Door
  •   7:00 p.m. - AA Regular Meeting - BR North Side Door
Friday, September 17
  •   8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  •   8:30 a.m. - CH Daily Mass
Saturday, September 18 
  •   3:00-3:45 p.m. - Confessions
  •   4:00 p.m. - CH Mass
Sunday, September 19 - Catechetical Sunday 
  •   7:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  •   9:30 a.m. - CH Mass - Catechists’ Blessing
  •  11:30 a.m. - CH Mass

Rectory Hours - in person and by phone:
Mon-Fri- 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sat from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Religious Ed. Office is now open by appointment.
Our phone is (708) 599-1221. Registrations may be dropped off with payment at the Rectory office.

St. Patricia School Office is open 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
St. Patricia School Good News
1:1 Chromebook Program for the 2021-22 school year
At Back to School Night we proudly began to distribute student Chromebooks to our Jr. High families! For over a year the SPS community has been actively raising the funds to make this technology upgrade a reality. A group of highly dedicated parents and staff members turned to social media to host the Bobcat Bonanza when COVID-19 protocols made in-person fundraising events not possible last year. Their efforts generated over $60,000 and we couldn’t be more grateful for the hard work and creativity they put into making the 1:1 Chromebook Program possible!
Our teachers can’t wait to implement the new tech into classroom learning and we are so excited to continue to roll the program out school-wide over the next weeks!
Our Faith in Action
At the heart of everything we do is our Catholic faith. Each morning our classrooms start the school day in prayer led by our 8th-grade students over the PA. We love seeing the 8th Graders build confidence and public speaking experience when it is their turn to lead the school, keep up the wonderful work!
Fall Mum Sale - Last Day to Order!
Help us raise money for St. Patricia Parents Club & brighten up your home with beautiful fall colors! All pre-orders need to be submitted and paid for by Friday, September 10th. Flower pick-up will be on Friday, September 17th between 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. There are two ways to place your order.
Online
Visit our website to complete the 2-step order process. Step 1: you will be directed to complete a form with your contact information and order. Step 2: you will need to visit the link to Give Central, where you can give complete payment.
Drop Off
Please use an envelope clearly marked with “Fall Mum Sale” on the outside to submit order and payment. Click to download the form below and include it with your payment. You may drop off at the Parish Office or in the box outside the School Office Entrance.
St. Patricia Religious Education News
Registration today for our Full Year Religious Education Program!
We can’t wait until we are all reunited in person at our church and our school! It will be a day of great celebration! Be sure to sign up and share the registration form with other families you may know, so we may keep the Catholic faith and the love of God alive and flourishing in our community!

When is Registration due? When do classes begin?
We ask that all Registration forms be turned in by September 16, 2021. The first day of classes is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

What grades are offered for the Full Year RE Program?
We offer RE classes for Kindergarten through 8th grade. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Where are the registration forms located? 
You can find our registration form on our website, in the church gathering space, or at the rectory. You can also request a registration form by email at reled@stpatriciaparish.com or call our office at 708-599-1221.
RCIA for Adults

Would you like to become a Catholic? Are you an adult in need of the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist, Reconciliation, and/or Confirmation? If so, we invite you to attend an informational meeting regarding RCIA classes on Monday, September 27, 2021 at 6:30 pm in the Brody Room of the Rectory.  At this meeting, you will have an opportunity to meet the catechists, ask questions, and register for future classes.  Please call the Religious Education Office at 708-599-1221 for more information.  Classes will begin on Monday, October 4th. We look forward to beginning this spiritual journey with you!
Volunteers Needed
We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers for Weekend Masses!
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Ms. Missy Keegan at mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com or call the Parish Office at (708) 598-5222.
Liturgical Minister Training for
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist 
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is the formal title of laypeople who distribute the Eucharist during Mass. This training provides all those wishing to serve in this ministry sufficient spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence.

All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine. This training is open to adults and teens who have received their confirmation. 

Dates: Tuesday, September 21, 2021, and
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Presenter: Kathy McNicholas
Location: Incarnation Church
 5757 W 127th St, Crestwood, IL 60418


Please register to attend with Missy Keegan by September 16, 2021.
Contact: (708) 598-5222 or mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com 

Include your:
Name: 
Phone Number for Schedule:
Email Address: 
The mass time you would like to be scheduled for: 
Vicariate V Presents: BEREAVEMENT TRAINING
Would You Like to Become a Bereavement Minister at St. Patricia Parish?
This formal training consists of three (3)  comprehensive hours of learning and the discussion of topics to equip parish volunteers to compassionately serve as Minister of Consolation to their fellow-bereaved, guided by the direction of their pastor in a parish setting as recommended in the order of Christian Funerals.

Dates: Saturday, September 18, 2021,
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Presenter: Eva Bustamante from Catholic Cemeteries
Location: Virtual - Via Zoom


Please register to attend with Missy Keegan by Monday, September 13, 2021.
Contact: (708) 598-5222 or mkeegan@stpatriciaparish.com 
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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!
Stay Connected...
As we continue to rely more on email communication and online interactions during time, 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!





COVID-19 Health and Safety
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!