About St.Pats  |   Mass Times  |  St. Pat's Youth Ministry  |  Parish Ministries  |  Baptisms and Weddings  |  Parish Pastoral Council

Prayer and Bible Study  |  Upcoming Faith Enrichment Offerings | Ministry News | Other Notices


News and Current Events


The parish office will be closed for summer cleaning the week beginning July 27th and will open again on the following Monday, August 3rd.



Keep in touch and stay up to date!

Visit our facebook page




Update your contact information to help us keep you informed about parish news and information - use this link to send us your current email and other contact information.


Information is transmitted directly to the parish office for data entry and not shared with any third parties.


Our annual Parish Picnic will be Sunday, August 23rd - please use this link to register ahead of time!



Image result for church picnic clip art

Theology on Tap - Summer 2015

There are several Theology on Tap events coming up this summer - please click here for a flyer with all the dates, times and locations!


Every July we collect new and good used small kitchen appliances, bedding and household goods such as dishes, tableware, pots and pans and school supplies for our Sharing Parish..  The people at Immaculate Conception always appreciate your generosity - collection boxes will be in the Narthex during the month of July.

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!

Grief Support Group to Begin 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.  We offer Seasons of Hope in April, June, August and October.  Season Two begins Monday, June 1st and meets for six consecutive weeks.  Prayer, scripture, faith sharing and fellowship begin at 6:45pm in the Historic Church Hall.  Registration is required.  For more details, or to register, please call Patricia Rose Lellish at 262-694-0650.  Brochures are available in the Narthex at the Welcome Center.

Childrens' Liturgy of the Word will be available on the 2nd and 4th Sundays every month through May, then once a month over the summer.  Children of St. Patrick Parish in Kindergarten through 2nd grade are welcome to join during the liturgy at the 9am Mass.  Upcoming dates are:


                  August 9


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. 


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).

Coming up:

  July 26 - Making lunches for PADS - Meet in the HCH from 5pm-8pm.

  August 15 - Paintball/Beach Outing August 15, 9:30a-4pm.  See the bulletin for more information


  • 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



click here for a list of ministries


 Click here to access our Direct-Giving Plan!


Scrip forms available here!

Newly Baptized into the Church

Logan William Underwood

Eleanor Joanna Guiao Hidalgo

Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

Robert Charles Caselli and Kristin Mary Dziubla

Lawrence Edwin Bugalski and Claudia Ann Molick

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Pamela Marugan

Sister of Ray Maar



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

July 26, 2015

1st Reading - 2 Kings 4: 42-44

Psalm:  145

2nd Reading - Ephesians 4: 1-6

Gospel Reading - John 6: 1-15

August 2, 2015

1st Reading - Exodus 16: 2-4, 12-15

Psalm:  78

2nd Reading - Ephesians 4: 17, 20-24

Gospel Reading - John 6: 24-35

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

C:\Documents and Settings\jwetmore\Desktop\CCLOGO2color.jpg


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.