and Current Events
NOTE: The parish office will be closed on Monday, May 30,
observance of Memorial Day
Faithful Citizenship Ministry
Liturgy of the World
of Hope Grief Support Group begins in June
Registration is now open!
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26 Hospitality Update
final plans are coming together for Fr. Fred’s Farewell Weekend.
As with any hospitality event, we cannot do it alone.
If you are willing and able, we could use volunteers for the
Set-up on Saturday evening, Sunday morning or Sunday afternoon
Clean-up after the 11am mass or after the Bar-B-Que
Hospitality assistance after each mass and at the Bar-B-Que
Hotdogs and Corn will be provided at the Bar-B-Que and ALL are
welcome to bring a dish to pass:
A-L Salad or Side dish
you would like volunteer please contact Terri Furrer at email@example.com
are pleased to announce that we have begun accepting online
donations through GiveCentral, our new online donation
service. GiveCentral is a safe, secure, and paperless way to make
your contribution. It was designed specifically
for Catholic churches and schools in the Chicago area, and over
300 Catholic Parishes in Illinois already use GiveCentral.
The site allows you to make automatically repeating payments on a
schedule that works best for you, using any credit card, debit
card or electronic bank account. (This will replace our current
online giving program.*)
believe that having a flexible online giving option will make it
easier for many of you to support St. Patrick Church.
and take a couple minutes to set up your donations.
to sign up for GiveCentral:
Go to www.GiveCentral.org
and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button
Begin typing the name of our parish “St. Patrick Church
Wadsworth”. Click on the parish icon when it appears.
Decide on the funds you would like to contribute to, and the
amounts and select ‘Add to Gift Basket’
Click on Checkout at the top right of the screen
Create a profile or continue as a guest
can return to GiveCentral at any time to make changes to your
donations or personal information. Click on the ‘Login’
button on the homepage, then enter your username and password to
access your profile.
help navigating? Please contact the Parish Office at 847-244-4161.
Message from the Transition Team
mentioned on April 3rd, Father Fred will be on sabbatical
starting on July 1, 2016. We’ve created a Transition Team
to assist with communication as we await a new Pastor. In
the interim, the Archdiocese has appointed Father Jim Merold
as the Parochial Administrator, beginning July 1, 2016.
is a Parochial Administrator?
priest leaves the office of pastor because his term is
completed, the bishop simply appoints another pastor. However,
canon law of the church provides for a “parochial
administrator” to supply continued pastoral care. When
of pastor becomes vacant, then the bishop has the duty to
designate another priest to provide this care until the
vacancy is filled or when a new pastor arrives. The
appointment may be indefinite but never permanent. It ceases
pastor returns or a new one is appointed to fill the
This is to
say while they technically have the authority of a pastor,
because the nature of the assignment is temporary, they are
not supposed to make major changes in the running or doings
of a parish unless or until they are appointed pastor, or
a pastor is appointed. An administrator runs the parish and
is responsible for it. The understanding is that his role
is that of a temporary caretaker. He may not start any major
initiatives, constructions, etc. He is simply to be a
On July 1, please
extend Father Jim a warm St. Patrick’s welcome.
to the St. Patrick Church Community…An important new
Faithful Citizenship Ministry
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
here for more information....
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.
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Pat's Kid Quest Has Begun!
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.
click here for a flyer with more information and VOLUNTEER
our Youth Ministry!
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
For more information please contact Carla Benzschawel 847-265-7628
of Hope Grief Support Group begins in June. If
you're in need of consolation after losing a loved one this adult
Christ-centered faith sharing group is here for you. Season of
Hope begins on Monday, June 6th, and meets for six consecutive
weeks. Prayer, scripture, faith-sharing and fellowship begin at
6:45pm in the Historic Church Hall. Registration is required - please
the bulletin for contact information.
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.
more information and prayer tools here.
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
Music Ministry needs you! If you're interested in joining any of
our musical groups please contact Bernie
at 847-244-4161, ext. 21.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Bible Study Opportunities
Name: Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM Joan Zupec’s home
Begins Wednesday, September 10th; meets weekly
The Sunday Scripture Readings; prepares the Scripture readings for the
Joan Zupec at 847-662-1150
Name: Thursday Morning Bible Study
9 AM - 11:00 AM in the Old Church Hall (There is a lift for those unable to
Begins Thursday, September 4, 2014; meets weekly.
The book of Psalms from the Little Rock Scripture Study
Carla Benzschawel at email@example.com
Name: Thursday Evening Bible Study
7 - 8:30 PM in the Parish School Staff Room (enter through Boehm Center
Begins Thursday, September 17, 2015; meets weekly
The Eucharist in Scripture
Mary Ann Gilray at 847-662-5083 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Parents of preschool age and
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 email@example.com
here for a list of ministries
here to access our Direct-Giving Plan!
Scrip forms available
Baptized into the Church
E. Svihra and Mary M. Eber
Pray for the Recently Deceased
of Linda Schueneman
of Brenda and Santiago Brerientos
Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am
Monday-Friday, Historic Church, except
Tuesday Mass will be at 8:30am,
combination with the school mass.
Reading - Zechariah 12: 10-11, 13:1
63:2, 2-6, 8-9
Reading - Galatians 3: 26-29
Reading - Luke 9: 18-24
Reading - 1 Kings 19: 16, 19-21
Reading - Galatians 5: 13-18
Reading - Luke 9: 51-62
of the World
of the Spirit
of the Spirit (SOS) – an intercessory prayer ministry
God calling you?
the Chicago Archdiocese Office of Vocations
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
counties. Please visit our web site to learn more about our services.
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.