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News and Current Events

Please note:  Starting December 1 the new Parish Office hours will be 8:30am-7:00pm, Monday-Friday.


Join us for Thanksgiving Day Mass on Thursday, November 26 at 9:00am!

Attention All Bread Bakers!

It’s almost time once again to bake bread for our special Thanksgiving Day Mass!    We need small loaves of any kind of bread!   Just choose your favorite recipe!   We need 180 loaves to be delivered to the NARTHEX of the Main Church any time of day or evening on November 25th, 2015. Please do not drop them off at the Parish Office. Call Bernie at (847)244-4161 ext. 21 and leave your name, phone number and number of loaves you can donate! Thanks! 

Sign up now to light our Advent Wreath this season!  

Each year Saint Patrick invites its parishioners to light a candle on our Advent wreath.  We are again inviting families to sign up for one weekend mass and participate in this Advent tradition.  Your family will come forward at the beginning of mass and light the candle for that particular week of Advent.  


Click on the SIGN UP! link to the right to leave this site and sign up!

We begin the season of Advent on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Sign Up Now!

Join us for a study of the "Joy of the Gospel"!

"The Joy of the Gospel" is a 2013 apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis.  The St. Patrick Thursday Night Bible Study is sponsoring a six-week study and discussion of this groundbreaking document, beginning on Thursday evening, January 7, and continuing every Thursday thereafter, through February 11, 7:00 - 8:30 PM.  For more information and cost please check the article in the bulletin.

Christmas Mass Schedule

This year, the Parish Council and staff wanted to publish the 2015 Christmas Mass schedule with as much advance notice as possible. There have been a few changes this year due to two objectives: To address the schedule needs of the majority of our parishioners and to focus our limited resources on ensuring the excellence of the few Masses that will take place. More information on this year's schedule can be found in the bulletin.

Christmas Eve 

3:00 PM Mass in Main Church

3:00 PM Mass in Historic Church

3:00 PM Mass in Boehm Center

5:00 PM Mass in Main Church

11:00 PM Mass in Main Church

Christmas Day 

9:00 AM Mass in the Main Church

11:00 AM Mass in the Main Church

New Year’s Eve 

5:00 PM in Main Church

New Year’s Day 

9:00 AM in Main Church

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

See details here

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

Don't forget to turn in your Commitment Card

We're still in the midst of our annual Stewardship Renewal - if you haven't returned your Commitment Card you can mail it to the parish (address is above).  Returning your card is an important part of being an active member of St. Patrick - please take this opportunity to express your support for our parish with your time, talent and treasure! 

Peru Mission 2016

All those interested in going on the Peru Mission Trip in the summer of 2016 should attend the informational meeting on Tuesday, November 17, from 7pm-9pm in the Historic Church Hall.  This meeting is for new missionaries as well as those who have gone before and are considering going again. 

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

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!

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:


December 13

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

    • December 6 - Social - please bring a wrapped "white elephant" gift


  • 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:

  • December 6 - "Seen and Unseen"

  • December 19 (Saturday) - "Feed My Starving Children" event - 7pm-9pm

  • December 20 - "Puzzle Piece" (Christmas Party)


  • 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



click here for a list of ministries


 Click here to access our Direct-Giving Plan!


Scrip forms available here!

Newly Baptized into the Church

Bradley Raymond White

Charles John Mumford

Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

James Seligman and Carrie Niemietz

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Janet Basten

Sister of Howard Donohue



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

November 29, 2015

1st Reading - Jeremiah 33: 14-16

Psalm:  25

2nd Reading - 1 Thessalonians 3:12 - 4:2

Gospel Reading - Luke 21: 25-28, 34-36

December 6, 2015

1st Reading - Baruch 5: 1-9

Psalm:  126

2nd Reading - Philippians 1: 4-6, 8-11

Gospel Reading - Luke 3: 1-6

Light of the World



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February 12-15, 2016

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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.