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Please note that our parish picnic will be on Sunday, August 24, at Tempel Farms.  On that Sunday there will be NO masses at the church - the only Sunday mass will be at 10:30am at the picnic.  There will still be a 5pm mass on the preceding Saturday (23rd).



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The Church Picnic is just around the corner! The picnic will be held on Sunday, August 24, starting with Mass at 10:30am at Tempel Farms.  (There will be no 9am or 11am mass that day).  We're asking that parshioners and guests register ahead of time by using this link:       https://stpatspicnic2014.eventbrite.com/
Are you seeking to be Baptized or in becoming a part of the Catholic faith community?  The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process by which adults become baptized members of our faith community in Jesus Christ.  For those who are already baptized and know Christ but are interested in becoming part of the Catholic Tradition the RCIA process also helps you to become full, conscious and active members in our common faith.  For more information please join us on Sunday, September 7 at 8:30am in the basement of the Old Church to learn more.  Please see the bulletin for more information.
Attention all Cantors and Accompanists!  Right after Pentecost the choirs will be going on summer hiatus.  We will need Cantors and Pianists/Guitarists to keep our music going for the summer at all the Masses.  Please contact Bernie if you can help out for a few Sundays during summer - (847) 244-4161 x21.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is running short on supplies.  Please read about the ministry and how you can help in this week's bulletin.
The annual St. Patrick's Spring Raffle is over!  More information (including winner list) is available here!


  • CONNECT (St. Patrick's Youth Ministry) Upcoming Events

    After Sunday 5pm Mass, includes food!

    • July 16:  Family Pot Luck Dinner followed by Adoration

      • Potluck at 6:30-8:00pm

      • Adoration at 8:00-9:00pm

  • IGNITE (6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students), ignite@stpatrickwadsworth.org 

    After Sunday 5pm Mass, includes food, until 8:00pm



  • 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 2012 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.

  • Please support our Military Chaplains by donating Crosses that can be worn or carried, Rosaries, Bibles, prayer cards and other small-sized essentials.  See the bulletin for a complete list and bring your donations to a specially-labeled box in the Narthex.

  • 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

  • The Thursday evening Bible Study is planning to meet three times this summer for a refresher course on understanding the Bible.  The dates will be June 12th, July 10th and August 14th.  We'll meet in Room 1 of the New Church from 7p-9p.  See the bulletin for more information!

  • New bible studies begin on Thursday, January 9th.  Our first study of the season will be "Touching the Mysteries - Scripture and the Rosary."  This is a short 5 week study that is great for those who have never tried bible study before or for those who cannot commit to longer studies.  Thursday morning bible study meets in the Old Church Hall from 9 to 11am, and if needed babysitting can be provided.  Thursday evening bible study meets in the Staff Room of the school from 7-9pm.  Sign up for the morning study by contacting Carla Benzschawel at 847-265-7628 or at benzscm@yahoo.com .  Sign up for the evening study by contacting Mary Ann Gilray at 847-662-5083 or at magilray@yahoo.com.

  • There is an additional opportunity to study the upcoming Sunday readings on Wednesday mornings.  If you are interested in joining this group please contact Joan Zupec at 847-662-1150.

  • 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


Parish and Ministry Notices

click here for a list of ministries

 Click here for information on the Direct-Giving Plan!

 Altar Server Schedule (updated 4/15/13)

Scrip forms available here!

Newly Baptized into the Church

Natalia Borjon Gonzalez


Johanna Ann Alijoski


Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

Corry Steven Daus II and Mackenzie Frances Fortune

Mark Petterson and Erin Petterson

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Arthur Corr

Father of Stephen Corr


Joseph Schneider

Father of Monica Gabler and Herman Schneider


Visit St. Pat's Stations of the Cross


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 27, 2014

1st Reading - I Kings 3: 5, 7-12

Psalm 119

2nd Reading - Romans 8: 28-30

Gospel Reading - Matthew 13: 44-52


August 3, 2014

1st Reading - Isaiah 55: 1-3

Psalm 145

2nd Reading - Romans 8: 35, 37-39

Gospel Reading - Matthew 14: 13-21

Light of the World



Save the Dates:

October 10-13, 2014

Sword of the Spirit

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Family Ministries Website

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