st pats picnic is august 25 - sign up now!

Begin this wonderful day with 10:00 AM Mass— A Special Mass of Thanksgiving Celebrating Our Unity In the Lord, Most Rev. Alberto Rojas, Vicar of Vicariate I—Presider and Preacher Blessing of children and young people for the beginning of the new school year.

We’ll recognize and give thanks for Mrs. Bernie Oberdick as she retires after 27 years of dedicated service to St. Pats as Director of Music.

After Mass, we will gather to share a bounty of food and fellowship with fun activities for our children. On this special weekend, Mass will be celebrated Saturday, August 24 at 5:00 PM and Sunday, August 25 at 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM—Special Mass.

Please sign up in the Narthex after all Masses for the Parish Picnic or you can sign up on line at

The Church will supply chicken, roasted pig, hot dogs, corn on the cob and beverages. We are asking families to bring a dish to pass (enough for ten) according to the first letter of your last name.

  • A-G Salad

  • H-M Dessert

  • N-Z Appetizer or Side Dish

culver's fundraiser for SPS August 27

Attached you will find the digital flyer for our “back to school” Dine and Share fundraiser. It will be on Tuesday, August 27th at the Gurnee Culvers on off Dilleys Rd from 5-9pm.
Culvers will donate 10% of the total sales from that evening to St Pats, NO flyer required. Please help spread the word! It’s a great night to meet up with your St. Pats friends who you might not have seen over the summer. Share the flyer as well with your soccer, baseball, basketball, dance and volleyball teams!! Maybe head there after practice for dinner and a cup of frozen custard!

Thanks so much for helping to support St. Patrick School!!

Thursday morning bible study

Thursday Morning Bible Study Begins on Thursday, September 5. We will begin our year with “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible—A Quick Journey Through the Bible” by Jeff Cavins. Have you ever wanted to read the Bible but didn’t know how to get started, or thought it would be too complicated? This is the study for you! “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible” is an eight week study that will help you to get the ‘big picture’ by showing how fourteen narrative books of the Bible tell the complete story from Adam and Eve to Christ and the Church. Aided by a unique Bible Timeline chart that puts the people, places, and events of Scripture in chronological order, “Unlocking the Mysteries of the Bible” will help you to more fully understand the story of salvation history.

Thursday Morning Bible Study meets most weeks in Fr. Slattery Hall in the Historic Church from 9am to 11am. If you want to sign up for this study please call or email Carla Benzschawel at or 847-265-7628, before August 26 so that a study guide can be ordered for you.

Financial Peace U. comes to St Pats Sep 18

Are you ready to take control of your money? Financial Peace University (FPU) is a nine-lesson course designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind! Each lesson, taught by Dave Ramsey and his team of financial experts, is based on biblical wisdom and common sense.

In your FPU group, you’ll be motivated and encouraged by others just like you! When you sign up for FPU, you’ll get your member workbook and one year of Financial Peace Membership, with access to exclusive online tools to help you on your journey. *Please note that individual income and debt amounts are never discussed in class.* For more information on the Financial Peace University class beginning Wednesday, September 18th here at St. Patrick’s please visit or contact Lindsay Finlay at (224) 430-3861.

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.