July 21, 2023
News from St. Patricia Parish
"He replied, 'No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest" - Matthew 13:29-30
Dear St. Patricia Parish Family,

Thank you for taking the time this past Lent to complete the Disciple Maker Index survey. 246 parishioners, which accounts for about 31% of the parish, shared their input on a number of aspects of faith and community life here at St. Patricia. As you will recall, the survey asked questions about each parishioner’s own journey of discipleship and how the parish and the pastor are doing to support you along the way.

We will look to put together a DMI committee from across our parish ministries and together we will take the next few months to review and interpret the results and develop a comprehensive report on what was collectively shared. Following that initial assessment, we will then identify actions to address specific areas of growth – whether it be across the parish or for me, personally, as your pastor.

I am grateful for everyone in our parish for what you have contributed through this survey. It is clear to me that we, as a community of faith, are hungry to grow closer to our Lord and to assist one another as brothers and sisters in Christ. I look forward to sharing more in the coming months and working with all of you to continue renewing our local Church and our beloved St. Patricia.

Fr. Mike Meany
Parish Happenings
Queen of Hearts 50/50 Raffle
Game #3 - Week 34- It’s a Rollover! Position #45 was chosen revealing the 7 of. Congratulations to Bob F. for having their ticket pulled and winning a $50 Gift Card to Prime Time Restaurant.

Next Drawing: Wednesday, 7/26/23 at 6:00 pm at Prime Time Restaurant & Bar

Jackpot is over $10,545.00 and climbing! Will you find the Queen? 👑❤
Please Welcome Fr. Rodlin Rodrigue, President of the Sapaterre Mission located in Hinche, Haiti to St. Patricia Parish. Fr. Rodrigue will be speaking about his ongoing ministry at the July 29th-30th weekend Masses.  
The Sapaterre Mission truly needs our support. There will be a second collection for this effort.  You may also give electronically via GiveCentral. Thank you for your support!
The Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart are in full swing for this year's Golf Outing on September 18 at George Dunne National Golf Course, one of the top-rated public golf courses in the country. Enjoy games, contests, and giveaways. Lunch, bottomless beverages, and dinner are included, all while furthering the Sisters' ministries.

Questions? Call Vallerie Wonders at 815.464.3841. 
Sheila George—Director of Communications
Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
"Merciful, joyous, and poor, doing works of neighborly love."

Phone: 815.464.3864
St. Francis Woods
9201 W St Francis Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
July 2023 Legacy Planning
July 23rd — Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.” (Matthew 13:33)

Are we leaving enough wheat flour in order to bear leavened bread for our loved ones? Do you have a life insurance policy you no longer need? Please consider instructing your life insurance agent to include St. Patricia Parish as a primary or secondary beneficiary on your policy.
It costs nothing to change the beneficiary on your policy and will mean everything to our future parish community.

For more information, please contact your financial planner, attorney or insurance representative. If you have additional questions, please contact Deacon Greg Vogt, Philanthropy Officer, Archdiocese of Chicago at 312.995.0686 or gvogt@archchicago.org.
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Get Involved!
St. Patricia Ministries help our parish and local community grow in the faith. The Ministry Booklet contains a description of each Ministry here at our Parish, along with contact information about joining. Please consider joining a new Ministry to grow your relationship with St. Patricia’s faith community.

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St. Patricia Parish uses GiveCentral for online giving. Set up regular donations, your weekly Sunday Offering, pay school and religious education fees, and more. Online giving is a great way to save time and manage your charitable giving without ever writing a check!

Please click the link to learn more. God bless you for your generosity!
St. Patricia Parish
9050 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL, 60457

Rev. Michael G. Meany - Pastor
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. (Anticipated Mass) 
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:30 a.m. 
Weekdays: Monday thru Friday: 8:30 a.m.
Saturdays: Before 4:00 p.m. Mass (3:00-3:45 p.m.) By appointment anytime.

RECTORY OFFICE: 708-598-5222
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Closed 12 p.m. -1 p.m.) 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Patricia School Contact Information:
9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: 708-598-8200
School Website: www.stpatriciaschool.org
Fax: 708-598-8233

Religious Education Contact Information:
9000 S. 86th Ave, Hickory Hills, IL 60457
Phone: 708-599-1221