sre registration is now open!

Registration for SRE is now open and available on line at (under the Education tab).

Please be sure to download and complete the registration form as well as the medical authorization form.

SRE is for children in Kindergarten through Eight Grade. We also have a special program for children who are out of sync with their Sacraments. If you have any questions, please call Fr. Merold or Polly at the Parish Office at 847-244-4161.

theology on tap

Sunday, July 14: What They Didn't tell You in Sex Ed by Vicki Thorn Sunday, August 11: Title to be determined by Bishop Emeritus George Rassas All Theology on Tap events will take place at Farman's Restaurant in Gurnee. Each Evening will include outdoor volleyball, pizza, and drinks. Volleyball begins at 6, the talks at 7.

children's liturgy of the word leader needed!

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLW) is an important Ministry offered to the young children of St. Patrick Parish to encourage prayer and worship and to invoke excitement in Mass participation. CLW is offered weekly throughout the year at the 9 AM Mass to children in grades kindergarten through second grade. Children are “collected” after the Opening Blessing and brought to rooms upstairs in the church to receive the Gospel and Gospel message in terms that young children can understand. They work on a craft after learning about the message for the week and are returned to Mass after the Prayer of Intentions.

A complete list of job requirements and duties can be found here in the bulletin. This is a position open to any adult of our Parish - please pray over this and let your heart lead you! For more information contact Lori at

SRE Needs You!

SRE (the School of Religious Education) Needs YOU!

The SRE program is in need of several catechists (teachers) and student aids. NO QUALIFICATIONS NECESSARY. WE TEACH YOU ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW! SRE meets on most Sundays during the School year from 10:15-11:30. We would love to have you join our team! What better way to be the hands and feet of Christ than to teach the youth of our parish.

Please, please, please pray on this. If you would like more information or are interested in helping us for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Fr. Merold or Polly at 847-244-4161 or