Saint Patrick Parish

A Catholic Faith Community

Rev. Fred Pesek, Pastor

(847) 244-4161

"As a Faith Community we are the hands and feet of Christ, reaching out as He did."

St. Patrick of Wadsworth

15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, IL  60083

Parish Office:  (847) 244-4161  Fax: (847) 336-0630

Parish Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8:00am-8:00pm


Registration to become a parishioner takes place in

 the Narthex after any Sunday Mass (or Saturday's

 5:00pm Mass) or by appointment only at the Parish Office.


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  • You've Been Called on a Mission - Will You Accept the Offer?  Our parish mission will take place from 7-8pm each evening on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday March 2-4 in the New Church.  Dr Terry Nelson-Johnson, D.Min. will guide us and challenge us to run our own Paschal Mystery during the mission which serves as an excellent springboard into Lent (which starts the following evening, Ash Wednesday, March 5).  More information is in the bulletin!


  • Ash Wednesday Services:

    • 6:30am Mass - Old Church

    • 7:30am Mass - Old Church

    • 1:00pm Word Service with Ashes - School Liturgy - New Church

    • 4:00pm Word Service with Ashes - New Church

    • 7:-00pm Mass - New Church

  • Demand for the Steubenville conference this summer (July 11th-13th) is running high, and the amount of teens that have expressed interest in attending exceeds the number of openings that we have. In order to allow for as fair of a registration as possible, we are going to have the registration forms posted here starting Sunday, March 2nd.

    Forms are here:     Permission Form:  Word    PDF    Medical Form:  Word    PDF

    To complete your registration, you will need to complete both forms, along with a check for $200 written out to St. Patrick's Church. Please place these in an envelope marked Steubenville. The church office will begin to accept the forms on Monday, March 3rd. Registrations will be accepted in the order they are received until all openings are filled.

    The 50 youth who complete this part of the registration will be given an additional link to register with the Steubenville Conference Event. If you turn in your forms and do not receive the link from me through email, please contact me. I will create a waiting list for any additional youth who want to attend, but where not part of the first 50 registered.

  • The Annual Fish Fry by the St. Patrick's Knights of Columbus and Boy Scout Troop 675 will be on Friday, March 7th at the Boehm Center from 4:30pm-8:00pm.  See the bulletin for more information!

  • It’s Not Too Late to Get into the Discussion!

    Did you get your free copy of The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic?  The book by Matthew Kelly was given to all parishioners at Christmas (and more are available at the parish office).  Now come join our Lenten Book Discussion!  


    Meeting times are Monday mornings, 8:30-9:30 March 10, 17 & 31 in the Old Church Basement, or, Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00, March 11, 18 & April 1 in Dyer Hall.  More complete information is here


    Click here to register for this free discussion!


  • New Lenten Bible Study Opportunity starts February 20th - click here for detailed information!

  • The St. Patrick's Soup Kitchen is in dire need of winter coats and jackets, gloves and hats.  If you can donate please bring your items to the baskets in the Narthex!  Also, if you can donate a turkey to the Soup Kitchen there are special instructions and contact information available in this bulletin!

  • QUEST - St. Patrick Community Faith Night 

    • February 9, Following the 5:00pm Mass - Calling all ages!   Bring the entire family for experiences geared to all age groups.  Join us for a potluck dinner (bring something to share if you can) after Mass and then fun activities and great opportunities to connect to others in our St. Pat's community.  More information in the bulletin!

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

    • February 23:  Connect - Making Peace

    • March 2:  Connect - Lay It Down

    • March 5:  Ash Wednesday - Mass at 7:00pm and adoration following

  • IGNITE (6th, 7th and 8th Grade Students, 

    After Sunday 5pm mass, until 8:00pm:

    • February 23:  IGNITE - "Help My Unbelief" (Part Two) - Boehm Center

    • March 3:  IGNITE - "Your Missions, should you choose to accept it" - Boehm Center

    • March 9:  TBA - Boehm Center

    • March 16: - TBA - Old Church Hall




  • 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.


  • 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

Prayer and Bible Study Opportunities

  • A new Lenten Bible Study Opportunity - Engaging the Struggles of Your Heart is an eight week study which will help participants explore seven common struggles in the spiritual life through daily prayer and reflection along with weekly small group participation and video presentations.  We'll meet on Thursday mornings from 9:00am - 11:00am in the Old Church Hall, beginning on February 20th.  Please contact Carla Benzschawel at (847) 265-7628 prior to February 16th if you can participate!

  • 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 .  Sign up for the evening study by contacting Mary Ann Gilray at 847-662-5083 or at

  • 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


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

Matthew Reece Arroyave

Emma Christine Yells

Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

Benito Raul Zavala and Nicole Lynn Candelaria

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Michael Sullivan


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

March 2, 2014      

1st Reading - Isaiah 49:  14-15

Psalm 62

2nd Reading - I Corinthians 4: 1-5

Gospel Reading - Matthew 6: 24-34

March 9, 2014

1st Reading - Genesis 2: 7-9, 3: 1-7

Psalm 51

2nd Reading - Romans 5: 12-19

Gospel Reading - Matthew 4: 1-11

Light of the World



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Please become a part of our next journey - the next Light of the World Retreat will be February 14-17, 2014!

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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.