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do we bake bread for Thanksgiving?
bread for Thanksgiving is our way of somehow staying together
on the holiday. We are one very large parish family!
While we can all come to
the table of the Lord and share the Eucharist,
we cannot all share the family feast at one table. The
baking of bread and
exchanging loaves is our way of “breaking bread”
with one another across the miles. As we sit down for a
meal with those who are
related to us by blood, we can also remember all of those
who are related to us by
the Holy Spirit of God. Although not physically present to
one another, we can break
bread and give thanks together for all the good that God
has shown to us. Let us
all give thanks at mass and at meal, always remembering
those who have less than
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 new
church any time, day or evening,
on November 26th, 2014. 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!
you can donate a turkey to the Soup Kitchen, we ask you
to do the following:
that you will donate
or call (847)
the turkey, slice it, remove
the bones and put the
meat in Ziploc-type bags
you can make gravy, dressing,
or can donate a can of
cranberry sauce, Alleluia.
you wish to make your turkey
now, you can freeze
it and bring it frozen
to St. Patrick’s.
your donation in any refrigerator
or freezer – the
New Church, Old Church
or the parish office before Wednesday,
Office is open from 8
AM to 7 PM.
you for being so generous.
We’ve always received
enough for meals on
four different days.
Mission Journey to Piura Peru
An informational meeting
about the 2015 mission will be held on Monday, November 24 at
7:00pm in Dyer Hall. - see
the church bulletin for more information.
give us your ideas and opinions! The St. Patrick Adult
Enrichment Team wants to offer programs that will fill YOUR needs
and interests. But in
order to do that, we need YOU to tell us what they are.
Please take our short, 10 question survey.
on this link to go to the survey, the results
are automatically forwarded to the team. Thank you!
you'd rather complete the survey "off-line" please download
this form. You can return the completed form to the
parish office or simply drop it in the collection basket.
are many new opportunities to share your time and talent as
see the bulletin for information about helping out in such areas
* LITURGY COMMITTEE *
SHAMROCKS * LOTW
* YDISCIPLE * BIBLE
Faith Enrichment Offerings - Mark your calendars now!
The Adult Faith Enrichment
Team has planned a number of opportunities for the adults of our
parish community. More
details are in this flyer. Here is some information on
what will be coming:
10/1,11/5, 1/21 9am-10am
10/2, 11/6, 1/22 7pm-8pm
Sims will present one hour sessions of input, discussion and
Q&A on topics that come from the adult faith
surveys. Choose a morning or evening session (Wed or
Thu) each month. Keep an eye here for your next
opportunity to register!
Kate Wiskus, D.Min will offer a Morning of Reflection for
Women (not a repeat of last year's presentation).
Registration information to follow.
Church Hall (limited to 75)
22, March 1 and 8 (Sunday evenings)
focuses on Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, with
presentations by Rev. Mark Francis , CSV, Msgr. John Canary
and Rev. James Merold. No advance registration needed.
Evening for your Marriage - Deacon Dave Tiemeier and his
wife Shawn will use songs, humor and Catholic teaching to
help us reflect and deepen our marriage appreciation and
Church Hall (limited to 75)
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.
|The annual St.
Patrick's Spring Raffle is over! More
information (including winner list) is available here!
any ministry it is important to constantly evaluate and determine if the
goals are being met and if the mission is being accomplished. During
this process, the Youth Ministry team felt called to modify the approach
used to minister to the teens in our parish community.
I would like to share with you a little information on this new
method of high school youth ministry at St. Patrick called YDisciple.
Please click here for the new
date and location for Catholic Heart Work Camp 2015 has been
finalized! We will be going to Mishawaka, Indiana, June 14-20. Registration
for this trip will begin Monday, February 2nd.
what your YDisciple participant is watching and discussing. Check out
the videos by using the link: https://www.ydisciple.org/index.php/register/e9b43
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
23: "Gifts & Talents Part 2"
30: "Ready or Not... Here He Comes"
14: "Why Gaudete?"
21: "Party like it's Christmas"
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
For more information please contact Carla Benzschawel 847-265-7628
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.
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.
more information and prayer tools here.
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
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
Music Ministry needs you! If you're interested in joining any of
our musical groups please contact Bernie
at 847-244-4161, ext. 21.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Bible Study Opportunities
Name: Wednesday Morning Bible Study
9:00 AM Joan Zupec’s home
Begins Wednesday, September 10th; meets weekly
The Sunday Scripture Readings; prepares the Scripture readings for the
Joan Zupec at 847-662-1150
Name: Thursday Morning Bible Study
9 AM - 11:00 AM in the Old Church Hall (There is a lift for those unable to
Begins Thursday, September 4, 2014; meets weekly.
The book of Psalms from the Little Rock Scripture Study
Carla Benzschawel at email@example.com
Name: Thursday Evening Bible Study
7 - 8:30 PM in the Parish School Staff Room (enter through Boehm Center
Begins Thursday, September 11, 2014; meets weekly
The Book of Genesis
Mary Ann Gilray at 847-662-5083 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling all Parents of preschool age and
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 email@example.com
here for a list of ministries
here to access our Direct-Giving Plan!
Scrip forms available
Baptized into the Church
David Dziki and Liza Brooke Sprague
Pray for the Recently Deceased
of Dina (Messina) Schmidt
Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am
Monday-Friday, Old Church
Isaiah 63: 16-17, 19, 64: 2-7
Reading - 1
Corinthians 1: 3-9
Reading - Mark
Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11
Reading - 2
Peter 3: 8-14
Reading - Mark
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