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News and Current Events

The Faithful Citizenship Ministry

Register Now for Vacation Bible School 2016

Children's Liturgy of the World

 

Introducing to the St. Patrick Church Community…An important new ministry:

The Faithful Citizenship Ministry

The Mission of this new Ministry is dedicated to helping our community give glory to God and grow in holiness by a greater understanding of our Catholic Faith, values and moral principles and how they should be applied in forming our consciences regarding important cultural and political issues affecting our families, the Church and our country.  Click here for more information....

Registration is now open for

 Vacation Bible School 2016!

 

Registration will remain open until May 31.

Attention High Schoolers!  Registration for this summer's Catholic Heart Work Camp has begun!  Click here for more info.

If you are in 6th , 7th or 8th grade then IGNITE is for you!

Childrens' Liturgy of the Word (CLW) happens twice a month!  Children of St. Patrick Parish in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join during the liturgy at the 9am Mass.  Upcoming dates are:

February 14 and 28

March 13

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St. Pat's Kid Quest Has Begun!

At the beginning of the Mass, after the opening song, your registered child will be invited to head to the back of the Sanctuary to join our Crowd Ministers who will escort them to the Gym for QUEST for Song, Message and Prayer. The children will be returned to the Sanctuary to join you after the Liturgy of the Eucharist for the closing prayer and song. This is intended for potty trained children who haven’t yet celebrated First Communion. Registration will be at the Welcome Center 15 minutes before Mass.  Please click here for a flyer with more information and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!

Youth Ministry News - CONNECT

 

The Youth Ministry Team at St. Patrick has lots of great events planned!  Here are a few...

  • Join us after Mass on these dates - Mass at 5pm then to the Boehm Center until 8pm

  • The dates for the 2016 Steubenville Conference will be July 22-24!

  • We'll be travelling to Mishawaka, Indiana June 12-17, 2016 for the Catholic Heart work camp - see below for more info!

 

Registration has begun for the Catholic Heart Work Camp!

To share the love of Christ as we serve the neglected, brokenhearted and the marginalized in any way needed.

Where: Mishawaka, Indiana

When: June 12th-16th

Who: Present high school seniors to future 2016-17 high school freshman.

Cost: $350 (Sponsorship is available)  

To register please complete a permission form and a 2016 medical release form (if not already completed) and return to the church office with a $100 deposit  in an envelope sent to the ATTN: Tracey Rapp. Forms can be found on line and in the church office.

* Permission Form

* Medical Information Form

* Brochure

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/.

 

Youth Ministry News - IGNITE

IGNITE is a youth ministry for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.  Join us for food, fun and faith on every first and third Sunday of the month after the 5pm Mass, usually in the Historic Church Hall.  www.facebook.com/stpatricksignite or ignite@stpatrickwadsworth.org for more info!

All events begin right after the Sunday 5pm Mass (so about 6:15).  We will provide a main meal but please bring a side or a dessert to share if you can!  Donations are always welcome as well, but even if you're unable to provide... STILL COME!

Coming up:

  • February 21 - HCH right after 5pm Mass

MINISTRY NEWS

  • 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 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

    doors)

    Dates: Begins Thursday, September 17, 2015; meets weekly

    Subject: The Eucharist in Scripture

    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

 

OTHER NOTICES

click here for a list of ministries

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 Click here to access our Direct-Giving Plan!

 

Scrip forms available here!

Newly Baptized into the Church

Andrew Cole Eriksen

Grace Anna Eriksen

Declan Garrett McKinney

Bryce Anthony Van Camp

Ainsley Rae Hartley

Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

James Seligman and Carrie Niemietz

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased

 

Pranas Naguis (Nagys)

Father of Norbert Nagys

 

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, Historic Church, except 

Tuesdays.  Tuesday Mass will be at 8:30am,

in combination with the school mass.

 

Sunday Readings

February 14, 2016

1st Reading - Deuteronomy 26: 4-10

Psalm:  91

2nd Reading - Romans 10: 8-13

Gospel Reading - Luke 4: 1-13

February 21, 2016

1st Reading - Genesis 15: 5-12, 17-19

Psalm:  27

2nd Reading - Philippians 3:17 - 4:1

Gospel Reading - Luke 9: 28-36


Light of the World

 

 

Save the Dates:

February 12-15, 2016


Sword of the Spirit

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


 

Is God calling you?

Visit the Chicago Archdiocese Office of Vocations


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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, founded in 1917, is one of the largest social service agencies in the Midwest, annually serving more than one million people in Cook and Lake counties. Please visit our web site to learn more about our services.


 

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.