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News and Current Events


Children's Liturgy of the Word to be offered weekly at 9am Mass

Additional Reconciliation Times Offered!

St. Nick Celebration - Mostacciaoli Dinner and Crafts!


New Online Giving Procedures

The 2015-2016 Financial Report is Here


Join our St. Nick Celebration: Mostaccioli Dinner & 

Family Craft Night

Come gather with us for food and crafts on Tuesday, December 6 from 6p-8p at the Boehm Center (gym).  Adults $10, children $5, includes Mostaccioli and Meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverages and dessert!  Plus, small crafts will be available for a nominal fee - Please check this out for more details! 

It's time to start planning for the holidays!

Here is the St. Pat's schedule:

1st Sunday of Advent - November 27 - we'll have special devotional booklets for you to take home and use throughout the Season of Advent.

December 24— Christmas Eve Masses

 3:00 pm-Mass in the Main Church

3:00 pm-Mass in the Historic Church 

3:00 pm-Mass in the Boehm Center 

5:00 pm– Mass in the Main Church


12:00 Midnight– Mass in the Main Church

December 25

Christmas Day Masses

7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am


For safety and security reasons our Parish Staff has determined when our two worship spaces will be open each week. Times outside of these hours must be approved by Fr. Merold or Brittney Baldridge (our business manager). The times when our churches will be open are as follows:


    Main Church:  

       Monday-Friday CLOSED unless there is a service. 

       Saturday-9:30 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday-7:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

    Historic Church:  

       Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (Wednesday until 7:00 pm for Adoration) 

       Saturday and Sunday CLOSED 


If you have a scheduling need outside of these hours, please call the Parish Office. As always, we will do our best to accommodate you

Additional Reconciliation Times

Starting December 3, Confessions will be heard EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (Excluding January) from 3:30-4:30 pm in the Main Church. This day and time will be in addition to our regular Saturday Reconciliation times from 4:00 to 4:30 pm. 

Childrens' Liturgy of the Word (CLW)  

Remember that CLW is now being offered every week at the 9:00am Mass.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children in grades K-2 to learn and understand the Liturgy at their level.  We are still looking for volunteers - please contact Lori Johnson at icdubl@yahoo.com for more information.

Father Dyer's Wisdom on CD 

Mike Oster has graciously agreed to transfer 15 years of tapes of Father Dyer’s spoken word to CD’s. “The Three Minute Theologian” is composed of over 800-three minute essays spoken by Fr. Dyer. The CD’s (or flash drives) would be free for anyone who is interested. However, if you are able to pay for the CD, the money collected would be donated to the Dyer Scholarship at St. Pat’s School. Please contact Mike with any questions, He can be reached at moster244@gmail.com.


We 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.*) 


We believe that having a flexible online giving option will make it easier for many of you to support St. Patrick Church. 


Please visit www.GiveCentral.org and take a couple minutes to set up your donations.

How to sign up for GiveCentral:

1. Go to www.GiveCentral.org and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button

2. Begin typing the name of our parish “St. Patrick Church Wadsworth”. Click on the parish icon when it appears.

3. Decide on the funds you would like to contribute to, and the amounts and select ‘Add to Gift Basket’

4. Click on Checkout at the top right of the screen

5. Create a profile or continue as a guest

6. Click ‘Submit’


You 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.

Need help navigating? Please contact the Parish Office at 847-244-4161.


Introducing to the St. Patrick Church Community…An important new ministry:

The Faithful Citizenship Ministry

The 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 country.  Click here for more information....

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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!


Visit our Youth Ministry!




  • Join our Adoration Ministry!   Beginning August 24, 2016, the schedule will be Wednesdays from 8:00am-7:00pm in the Historic Church (unless otherwise specified due to weather conditions). 

         8:00am Public recitation of the Holy Rosary

         3:00pm Public recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

         6:45pm Benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament

    For more information please contact Carla Benzschawel at benzscm@yahoo.com or 847-265-7628


  • Childrens' Liturgy of the Word (CLW)  

    Remember that CLW is now being offered every week at the 9:00am Mass.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children in grades K-2 to learn and understand the Liturgy at their level.  We are still looking for volunteers - please contact Lori Johnson at icdubl@yahoo.com for more information.

  • Seasons 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 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 Historic Church Hall (There is a lift for those unable to do the stairs)

    Dates: Begins Thursday, September 8, 2016 and meets most weeks until the end of May 2017.



    Study 1---Follow Me:  Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John , September 8 through November 17, 2016

    Study 2---The Infancy Narratives of Jesus (Advent Study),  December 1, 2016 through January 5, 2017

    Study 3---Consoling the Heart of Jesus, January 12, 2017 through April 6, 2017

    Study 4---The Eucharist in Scripture, April 20, 2017 through May 25, 2017

    Contact:  Carla Benzschawel at benzscm@yahoo.com or 847-265-7628 to sign up


  • 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

Lillian Elaine Hildebrandt

Giuseppe Michael Azzone

Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

David Banick and Karen Bleck

Jordan Hoffman and Abigail Mathewson

Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Mildred Foster




Weekend Mass Schedule


Saturday Mass: 5:00pm

Sunday Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Sunday Evening:  5:00pm


Daily Mass

7:30am Wednesday-Friday, Historic Church, 

Tuesday Mass is at 8:30am,

in combination with the school mass.

 No Monday morning Mass.


Sunday Readings

December 4, 2016

1st Reading - Isaiah 11: 1-10

Psalm:  72

2nd Reading - Romans 15: 4-9

Gospel Reading - Mathew 3: 1-12

December 11, 2016

1st Reading - Isaiah 35: 1-6, 10

Psalm:  146

2nd Reading - James 5: 7-10

Gospel Reading - Matthew 11: 2-11

Light of the World



Save the Dates:

February 17-20, 2017

Sword of the Spirit

Sword of the Spirit (SOS) – an intercessory prayer ministry  


Is God calling you?

Visit the Chicago Archdiocese Office of Vocations

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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.