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News and Current Events


New information on upcoming events, including the November Urban Plunge!

See details here

Still in 6th, 7th or 8th grade?  Then IGNITE is for you!

Are You Ready...

...to take your faith to the next level?  To grow in intimacy in your relationship with Jesus Christ?  To experience the power and joy of the Holy Spirit?  To join in fellowship with other Christians seeking the kingdom of God?  Then it's time for you to join fellow parishioners and others at the upcoming Light of the World retreat, October 9-12.  See the bulletin for more information, or click here to sign up!

Want to be a Lector?

Lectors play a critical role in the celebration of the Mass.  They proclaim the Word of God.  For more information on becoming a Lector please contact Bob Komar at 847-356-6429 or robert_komar@sbcglobal.net

St Pat's "Trunk or Treat" is October 4!

All families are invited to join us on October 4th in the west parking lot after the 5pm mass for an amazing celebration of Fall and All Saints!  Costumes, storyteller and trick-or-treating - see the bulletin for more information!

Music Notes...

It's time for Choir season to start up again!  If you are interested in joining any of our musical groups please call Bernie at 847-244-4161 x21.  Descriptions of the choirs (voice and handbells) can be found in this bulletin!

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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!

Highway repair on Route 41 will affect traffic

Image result for construction signThe Illinois Department of Transportation will be resurfacing Highway 41 starting May 4 and ending in November.  


The project will start just south of Sterns School Road and will continue north for about 6.5 miles to the I-94 merge.   Work that requires lane closures will only take place at night - between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. for northbound lanes and 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. for southbound lanes.  Shoulder work (including drainage improvements) will take place during the day.  Since the lane closures will occur only during nighttime hours, hopefully any impacts to the morning and afternoon commutes will be minimized.  Please see this flyer for more details!

Childrens' Liturgy of the Word will be available once 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:


October 11

November 8

December 13

Youth Ministry News - CONNECT


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

  • November 20-22 will be our Urban Plunge!  What is the Urban Plunge (you may ask)?  "Casa Romero's Urban Plunge experiences develop cultural sensitivity and awareness of urban issues through reflection, prayer, service projects and agency visits."  Curious? Then...


  • The dates for the 2016 Steubenville Conference will be announced soon!

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

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:

  • October 4 - Smores and More - Narthex

  • October 18 - Gifts and Talents Part I - HCH

  • November 1 - Gifts and Talents Part II - HCH

  • November 15 - Brunswick Bowl (631 Lakehurst Rd., Waukegan) 6pm-8pm.  $8.95 for two hours of bowling, including shoe rentals (food extra)


  • 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


    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



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Newly Baptized into the Church

Quin Maryann Sorenson

Noah David Roemer

Abigail Sandoval-Rodriguez

Sofia Alva-Rodriguez

Lucy Patricia Blom

Emmett Lyle Blom

Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

Michael Petruska and Heather Price

John & Linda Schueneman

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Ray Szostak

Husband of Lillian Szostak



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

October 4, 2015

1st Reading - Genesis 2: 18-24

Psalm:  128

2nd Reading -Hebrews 2: 9-11

Gospel Reading - Mark 10: 2-16

October 11, 2015

1st Reading - Wisdom 7: 7-11

Psalm:  90

2nd Reading -Hebrews 4: 12-13

Gospel Reading - Mark 10: 17-30

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

If you've been away from the Catholic Church we invite you to take another look...


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.