September 3, 2021
News from St. Patricia Parish
"Give the Lord Glory and Honor"
St. Patricia Crowning Ceremonies
Our Parish celebrated the Feast of St. Patricia the weekend of August 28-29. Crowning ceremonies were held at the 4 pm Mass on Saturday with Gabriela W. representing St. Patricia School and on Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass with Hanna C. and Grace C. representing our Religious Education Program. Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for also taking part in the ceremonies! St. Patricia, pray for us!
Upcoming Events
Weekly Calendar:
September 5—September 12

Sunday, September 5   
  • 7:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  • 9:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  •  11:30 a.m. - CH Mass  

Monday, September 6 - Labor Day
Parish and School Office is Closed
  • 9:00 a.m. - CH Daily Mass

Tuesday, September 7
  • 8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  • 8:30 a.m. - CH Daily Mass

Wednesday, September 8 
  • 8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  • 8:30 a.m. - CH Daily Mass  

Thursday, September 9 
  • 8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  • 8:30 a.m. - CH - All School Mass - Daily 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 10
  • 8:05 a.m. - Recitation of the Rosary
  • 8:30 a.m. - CH Daily Mass

Saturday, September 11 - Patriot Day 
  • 3:00-3:45 p.m. - Confessions
  • 4:00 p.m. - CH Mass

Sunday, September 12 
  • 7:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  • 9:30 a.m. - CH Mass
  • 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
Curriculum Updates for 2021
We are very excited to share that for the 2021-22 school year, SPS has updated the Social Studies curriculum and purchased new textbooks that align for all grade levels. Students were excited to check out their new books and explore! We are very grateful to the Parish for their constant support and dedication to our mission of providing the highest quality Catholic education to our students. Thank you!
Our Faith in Action
At the heart of everything we do is our Catholic faith. We kicked the school year off by celebrating Mass together as a school and have held All School Masses every Thursday at 8:30 am! Parents, family members, and our Parish family are always invited to join our Bobcats in worship.
Fall Mum Sale
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 for our Full Year Religious Education Program is now underway! 
Looking ahead, we pray our world will be healed and our lives will be more back to “normal” when we return in September for our new RE year. 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.

What are the requirements for children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation?
Children must be baptized. The Archdiocese usually requires the children to take part in a two year preparation program for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. For 2021-22 the Archdiocese of Chicago has announced the two-year requirement to receive Sacraments will be waived this year for all incoming 2nd and 8th Graders who were unable to attend Religious Education last year. These students will participate in a very short catch-up program, in addition to this year’s classes, so they will be able to receive the Sacrament(s) appropriate to their grade level this school year.

Do you offer any classes for Teens who are in need of receiving Sacraments?
Yes, they may register for our Teen RCIA Program. It is a one year program which runs from September through March. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

Do you offer any program for Adults who are in need of receiving Sacraments?
Yes, they may register for our Adult RCIA Program. It is a one year program which runs from October through March or April. Classes will be held on Monday evenings.

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.

Jesus is waiting for you here at St. Patricia Parish!  
Come join us; grow in the beauty of your Catholic faith. 
In Memorial - Bobby McCarthy
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord

Robert “BOBBY” E. McCarthy, Brother of James and Joan, AND a friend to many at St. Patricia Parish — Bobby was the gentleman who sold the weekend newspapers before/after all the masses for almost 60 years!        
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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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!