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News and Current Events


The Lenten Speaker Series continues March 1!  The next presentation of the series will be Prayer, a Life Line for Survival with Monsignor John F. Canary.   Join us at 7:00pm in the Main Church (and see the bulletin for more information).

Celebrating the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Lent is a promise that Spring is on the way, and what better way to begin your spring cleaning than by starting with your soul?!  We will have an evening of communal reconciliation service with individual confession for the parish at large at the Main Church on Monday, March 2 at 7:00pm.  We will have plenty of priests to assist in hearing confessions so the wait will not be long.  Confessions will also be heard on Saturdays throughout the month of March from 4:00pm-4:45pm.


The Lenten Speaker Series concludes on March 8, with a presentation by Fr. James Merold entitled Why Giving Up Chocolate Isn't Enough:  Fasting: A Biblical Perspective In a Contemporary Church.   Join us at 7:00pm in the Main Church (and see the bulletin for more information).


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YOUTH MINISTRY information has been updated for 2015 - click here!


Please give us your ideas and opinions!  The St. Patrick Adult Enrichment Team wants to offer programs that will fill YOUR needs and interests.  But in order to do that, we need YOU to tell us what they are.  Please take our short, 10 question survey.    Click on this link to go to the survey, the results are automatically forwarded to the team.  Thank you!  


If you'd rather complete the survey "off-line" please download this form.  You can return the completed form to the parish office or simply drop it in the collection basket.

Adult Faith Enrichment Offerings - Mark your calendars now!

The Adult Faith Enrichment Team has planned a number of opportunities for the adults of our parish community.  More details are in this flyer.  Here is some information on what will be coming:

Date Presenter/Topic Location

2015 Lenten Series

Feb 22, March 1 and 8 (Sunday evenings 7:00-8:30)

Series focuses on Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, with presentations by Rev. Mark Francis , CSV, Msgr. John Canary and Rev. James Merold.  No advance registration needed. Main Church
4/22/15 (Wed) An Evening for your Marriage - Deacon Dave Tiemeier and his wife Shawn will use songs, humor and Catholic teaching to help us reflect and deepen our marriage appreciation and commitment. Old Church Hall (limited to 75)


Exciting News!

The high school youth meet weekly in small discipleship groups at different times and in different places. Monthly all the groups come together for a social. If you or someone you know would like to be part of a discipleship group or would like to start one with their friends please contact Tracey Rapp 847-347-0907. For more information about discipleship groups check out http://ydisciple.org/.

All High School students are welcome to attend Connect Nights in the Boehm Center following Sunday 5pm mass for food and games. 


Dates are:   1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/19, 5/17



High school teens interested in attending this year’s Catholic Heart Workcamp service retreat  should  fill out the associated permission form and medical form which will be available in the church office at the links below.  Submitting these forms, along with a deposit for $100 to the church office in an envelope marked Tracey Rapp/CHWC will reserve your sport. This trip is limited to the first 20 teens registered.  For more information on what Catholic Heart WorkCamp is all about please visit http://heartworkcamp.com/about/our-mission/


If you have questions please call Tracey Rapp at 847-347-0907


More info here    Permission form is here    Medical form is here



Steubenville 2015 dates will be announced soon.


IGNITE is a youth ministry for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Join us for food, fun and faith on Sunday after the 5pm Mass.  www.facebook.com/stpatricksignite

All events begin right after the Sunday 5pm Mass (so about 6:15):

January 25 - "Preaching and Walking"

February 1 - "Super Bowl"

February 8 - "Mardi Gras"

February 22 - "Lent"


  • Join our Adoration Ministry!   Wednesdays from 8:00am-9:00pm, Eucharistic Adoration follows the 7:30am Mass in the Old Church.

         8:00am Public recitation of the Holy Rosary

         3:00pm Public recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

         8:00pm-9:00pm Youth Holy Hour

         First Wednesday at 7:00pm - Public recitation of the Rosary for the Unborn Child

         For more information please contact Carla Benzschawel 847-265-7628

  • Children’s Liturgy of the Word will be on every second and fourth Sunday of the month.  What is Children’s Liturgy of the Word?  The term "Children’s Liturgy of the Word" refers to the practice of children leaving the mass before the Liturgy of the Word and gathering elsewhere to discuss the Scripture readings in a way that is more appropriate to their level of understanding.  How does this work? (click here for more information.


  • Seasons of Hope Season Three Grief Support Group begins in August.  If you're in need of consolation after losing a loved one this adult Christ-centered faith sharing group is here for you.  Season Three begins Monday, August 4 and meets once a week for six weeks at 6:45pm in the Old Church Hall.  Registration is required - please see the bulletin for contact information.


  • As part of our Stewardship Renewal, we continue to encourage all parish meetings to begin (or close) with a 10 minute prayerful reflection, known as Lectio divina, on the upcoming Sunday Gospel. We also recommended it for a weekly family, or personal, prayer experience. We hope that many of you have been able to experience this prayer in one or both of these venues in the past, and that you have found it to be spiritually enriching.  Please find more information and prayer tools here.

  • Respect Life.  The Respect Life group meets the first Monday of each month at 7:00pm in Room 3 of the New Church.  Through prayer and advocacy we support life from conception to natural death.  New members are welcome.

  • The Music Ministry needs you!  If you're interested in joining any of our musical groups please contact Bernie at 847-244-4161, ext. 21.

  • Can you help at our Welcome Booth?  If you've got a few minutes after mass to share with your fellow parishioners please contact Deacon Jeremy at jcarter@archchicago.org.

Prayer and Bible Study Opportunities

  • Group Name:  Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    Time: 9:00 AM Joan Zupec’s home

    Dates: Begins Wednesday, September 10th; meets weekly

    Subject: The Sunday Scripture Readings; prepares the Scripture readings for the

    upcoming weekend.

    Contact: Joan Zupec at 847-662-1150


  • Group Name: Thursday Morning Bible Study

    Time: 9 AM - 11:00 AM in the Old Church Hall (There is a lift for those unable to do

    the stairs)

    Dates: Begins Thursday, September 4, 2014; meets weekly.

    Subject: The book of Psalms from the Little Rock Scripture Study

    Contact: Carla Benzschawel at benzscm@yahoo.com or 847-265-7628


  • Group Name: Thursday Evening Bible Study

    Time: 7 - 8:30 PM in the Parish School Staff Room (enter through Boehm Center


    Dates: Begins Thursday, September 11, 2014; meets weekly

    Subject: The Book of Genesis

    Contact: Mary Ann Gilray at 847-662-5083 or magilray@yahoo.com 


  • Calling all Parents of preschool age and younger! We would love for you to join our group! We get together with our tots during the day at least once a month for play dates and/or outings. We also have "Parents Night Out" once in a while to connect without distraction. Our group offers friendship, community, resources and support through our faith. Our schedule is fluid and changes every month so no one is left out! Working or stay at home Moms and Dads welcome!!  Contact Laura Savage at savages4life@gmail.com



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Newly Baptized into the Church

Joseph Thomas Balmes

Lachlan Valdis Kleinbergs


Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

Sami Hanna Jr. and Justine Mary De Filippis

Martin Mondero and Colleen Mary Cavanough

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Mary "Jackie" Slusser

Mother of Richard Slusser


Antoinette "Toni" Daniele

Wife of Dominick Daniele


Weekend Mass Schedule


Saturday Mass: 5:00pm

Sunday Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Sunday Evening:  5:00pm


Daily Mass

7:30am Monday-Friday, Old Church


Sunday Readings

March 1, 2015

1st Reading - Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18


2nd Reading - Romans 8: 31-34

Gospel Reading - Mark 9: 2-10

March 8, 2015

1st Reading - Exodus 20: 1-17


2nd Reading - 1 Corinthians 1: 22-25

Gospel Reading - John 2: 13-25

Light of the World



Save the Dates:

October 9-12, 2015

Sword of the Spirit

Sword of the Spirit (SOS) – an intercessory prayer ministry  

From the Archdiocese

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Family Ministries Website

Are you trying to register for a PreCana or marriage education class, or want information about the Golden Wedding Mass, FOCCUS, Divorce and Annulment Support Ministry, Natural Family Planning, or Hispanic Family Ministries?  We’ll be there! Our website is in English, Spanish, and Polish.