Sunday, May 8 - Old St. Patrick`s Church



Sunday, May 8 - Old St. Patrick`s Church
Old St. Patrick’s Church Bulletin
May 8th, 2016
Happy Mothers Day!
from Old St. Patrick's Church
Risen Lord, the angel that announced your rising spoke
to an audience of but a few women from Galilee.
And then you appeared, risen in the body,
but first only to Mary of Magdala.
We look back on all the centuries of your Church,
born of this small, faithful band,
nurtured through the ages so often by the special grace given to women.
Lord, teach us to honor women, in body and in spirit.
For these great disciples have taught us to heal the sick,
to feed the poor, to sow mercy and justice, to make peace.
And we call on them now to pray for us,
as we take up the cross ourselves.
Lord, as we are heirs to the Gospel, so too you have made us heirs of these women.
Teach us to sing the song, in our words and deeds,
that our sisters and mothers have taught us:
That Jesus Christ is risen from the dead.
Just a Thought
Old St. Pat’s Happenings
World's Largest Block Party
Pentecost 2016
Partners Registration
Social Action Ministry
First Communion
Foundations Workday
OSP Next
Community Life
P age T wo
Invisible Mothers
(and Fathers)
Mother's Day May 8, 2016
It all began to make sense,
the blank stares, the lack of
response, the way one of the
kids will walk into the room
while I'm on the phone and
ask to be taken to the store.
Inside I'm thinking, 'Can't you see I'm on the phone?'
Obviously not; no one can see if I'm on the phone, or
cooking, or sweeping the floor, or even standing on my
head in the corner, because no one can see me at all. I'm
invisible. The invisible Mom.
Some days I am only a pair of hands, nothing more: Can
you fix this ? Can you tie this? Can you open this? Some
days I'm not a pair of hands; I'm not even a human
being. I'm a clock to ask, 'What time is it?' I'm a satellite
guide to answer, 'What number is the Disney Channel?'
I'm a car to order, 'Right around 5:30, please.'
I was certain that these were the hands that once held
books and the eyes that studied history and the mind
that graduated summa cum laude - but now they had
disappeared into the peanut butter, never to be seen
again. She's going, she's going, she's gone!
One night, a group of us were having dinner, celebrating
the return of a friend from England. Janice had just
gotten back from a fabulous trip, and she was going on
and on about the hotel she stayed in. I was sitting there,
looking around at the others all put together so well. It
was hard not to compare and feel sorry for myself. I was
feeling pretty pathetic, when Janice turned to me with
a beautifully wrapped package, and said, 'I brought you
this.' It was a book on the great cathedrals of Europe. I
wasn't exactly sure why she'd given it to me until I read
her inscription:
'To Charlotte, with admiration for the greatness of what
you are building when no one sees.'
In the days ahead I would read - no, devour - the book.
And I would discover what would become for me, four
life-changing truths, after which I could pattern my
work: No one can say who built the great cathedrals
- we have no record of their names. These builders
gave their whole lives for a work they would never see
finished. They made grea t sacrifices and expected no
credit. The passion of their building was fueled by their
faith that the eyes of God saw everything.
A legendary story in the book told of a rich man who
came to vi sit the cathedral while it was being built, and
he saw a workman carving a tiny bird on the inside of a
beam. He was puzzled and asked the man, 'Why are you
spending so much time carving that bird into a beam
that will be covered by the roof? No one will ever see it.'
And the workman replied, 'Because God sees.'
I closed the book, feeling the missing piece fall into
place. It was almost as if I heard God whispering to
me, 'I see you, Charlotte. I see the sacrifices you make
every day, even when no one around you does. No act
of kindness you've done, no sequin you've sewn on, no
cupcake you've baked, is too small for me to notice and
smile over. You are building a great cathedral, but you
can't see right now what it will become.'
At times, my invisibility feels like an affliction. But
it is not a disease that is erasing my life It is the cure
for the disease of my own self-centeredness. It is the
antidote to my strong, stubborn pride. I keep the right
perspective when I see myself as a great builder. As one
of the people who show up at a job that they will never
see finished, to work on something that their name will
never be on. The writer of the book went so far as to say
that no cathedrals could ever be built in our lifetime
because there are so few people willing to sacrifice to
that degree.
When I really think about it, I don't want my son to
tell the friend he's bringing home from college for
Thanksgiving, 'My Mom gets up at 4 in the morning
and bakes homemade pies, and then she hand bastes
a turkey for three hours and presses all the linens
for the table.' That would mean I'd built a shrine or a
monument to myself. I just want him to want to co me
home. And then, if there is anything more to say to his
friend, to add, 'You're gonna love it there .'
As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot
be seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very
possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we
have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the
world by the sacrifices of invisible women.
-Nicole Johnson from her novel, The Invisible Woman
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A wakenings
By: Clare L Hurrelbrink
Today’s reflection is dedicated to
Sophie, one of our second graders
at FXW who just lost her mother.
At the celebration of her mother’s life, Sophie’s dad so
eloquently and affectionately shared stories of his love..
his heart, although now broken, beats holding on to his
memories of her. He spoke of Providence at work in their
lives, describing how they met. Their love story was no
coincidence. Friends and family will help Sophie and her
dad in the coming days…for Providence placed them in
their lives. Providence is defined as “divine guidance or
care; God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding
human destiny.” God calling her home was providential.
Mother’s Day is singlehandedly one of the most profound,
emotional, and blessed days of the
year. Witnessing Sophie’s strength
and perseverance these past couple
weeks has both inspired and saddened
me, as the memories of my own
mother’s untimely death 38 years ago
came rushing through my heart. Back
then I stumbled upon the first steps
of my own journey as a ‘motherless
daughter’. With a strong foundation
of faith, I knew God had wrapped me
in His loving arms…it felt like a warm
and toasty blanket on a cold day. I believe today He has
wrapped Sophie.
I have long forgotten many details of those first few
days, weeks and months after her death. What I haven’t
forgotten are some of the memories that warm my
heart…25 goodnight kisses every night, wearing Chanel
#5, singing in her church choir, Lilies of the Valley, and
sweetly singing “Good Morning Mary Sunshine” to us
every morning. She left me with her spirit, her strength
and her passion.
Our loving God cares for all of us without ceasing so we
can grow in faith and in His love. He helps us to abide
always in Christ, our true vine. As mothers, our branches
are endless, so also is our love. These branches of love
constantly reach out and touch our children, spouses,
families and friends. These branches of love know no
boundaries. A mother’s gift asks nothing in return but a
There is a Chinese proverb “an invisible red thread
connects those who are destined to meet regardless of
time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or
tangle, but it will never break.” Chinese folklore uses the
image of the red thread to describe destiny. It says that
invisible, red threads connect newborn babies to all the
people who will be important in their lives. The threads
shorten as these people, bound from birth, come together.
Our belief that God guides our paths sometimes leaves the
faithful troubled. How do we reconcile the idea that God
has a divine plan with the reality of losing someone we
love too soon? In the face of such difficult challenges, we
often don’t know where to turn. As simple as it sounds,
Jesus offers us an answer in John’s Gospel: “My children,
I will be with you only a little while longer. I give you a
new commandment: Love one another. As I have loved
you, so you also should love one another. This is how all
will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for
one another.” The greatest lesson a mother can
teach her young is how to love one another as
Motherhood is filled with questions, comfort,
discipline, hugs, words of encouragement,
and unconditional love. Motherhood can also
be filled with distance, uncertainly, fear, and
harshness. Relationships between mothers and
children are messy, complicated, frustrating
and joyful all at the same time. Motherhood is
by far the most demanding, exhausting, worry
filled, joyful and celebratory job in the world.
Pope Francis believes “To be a mother is a great treasure.
Mothers, in their unconditional and sacrificial love for
their children, are the antidote to individualism; they are
the greatest enemies against war.” We remind ourselves
that we are able to love as Christ loves because we are
immersed in the Paschal Mystery. We must love with
compassion, mercy, and forgiveness, and work for a just
The worship aid from the celebration of Sophie’s mom
included the following quote by Anne Lamott, “I do not
at all understand the mystery of grace—only that it meets
us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”
May God’s grace hold our mothers and those seeking
motherhood in the gentle palm of His hand.
Blessings for a delightful Mother’s Day!
Clare Hurrelbrink is a Religios Ed. teacher at FXW.
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April and May at a Glance...
Date | Time
Contact |Location
Mass for Moms
Wednesday, May 11 | 7 p.m.
Old St. Patrick's Church
Pentecost Mass
Sunday, May 15 | 10:30 a.m.
625 W. Adams (Across from Old St. Pat's)
"The Francis Effect" Book
Tuesday, May 17 | 7 p.m.
David Philipppart [email protected]
Signing and Discussion
Mass for Special Friends
Huges Hall
Rachel Lyons [email protected]
Sunday, May 22 | 12 p.m.
FXW Cafeteria
Erin Downs [email protected]
The Next Chapter
Sunday, May 22 | 10 a.m.
Wedding Music Fair
Monday, June 6 | 7 p.m.
711 W. Monroe
Bernadette Gibson [email protected]
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Jennifer Budziak [email protected]
OSP Next: After Five
Sunday, June 12 | 6 p.m.
Old St. Pat's Book Club
Sunday, June 12 | 9:30 a.m.
711 W. Monroe, Library
World's Largest Block Party
Saturday, June 25 | 5:30 p.m.
UIC Festival Lot | Roosevelt and Morgan
Old St. Patrick’s Church
Keara Ette [email protected]
Photo of the Week
“Good Luck Teen Choir!”
Submitted by: Jennifer Budziak
THANK YOU to the teen choir
for all of their wonderful gifts and
talents and for giving of your time
each month, in preparation, at
rehearsals and in our liturgies.
We are all so grateful to each
and every one of you and your
contribution in making great
church a reality.
Submit a photo by emailing [email protected]
or following oldstpatschicago on Instagram and
tagging your photo #weareosp!
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Praise for The Francis Effect
“John Gehring has created a stirring, multidimensional account of
Catholicism in the twenty-first century.”
— Sister Simone Campbell, author of A Nun on the Bus
Tuesday, May 17th
About The Francis Effect
7 - 8:30 p.m.
Pope Francis, the first Latin American pope, is shaking up a church that
has been mired in scandal and demoralized by devastating headlines. His
bracing critique of an out-of-touch hierarchy, pastoral style when it comes
to divisive issues, and humble gestures rejecting the trappings of papal
power have changed the conversation about the world’s most powerful
religious institution. The Francis Effect explores how a church once known
as a towering force for social justice became known for a narrow agenda
most closely aligned with one political party, then looks at the opportunities
for change in the “age of Francis.”
Hughes Hall
700 W. Adams St.
RSVP - [email protected]
Free will offering at the door
Mass for Mothers
Wednesday, May 11
Old St. Pat's Book Club
Due to Pentecostal Sunday,
we will be meeting on
Sunday, June 12
7 p.m.
to discuss “The Innocents Abroad” by Mark Twain
9:30-11 a.m. at 711 Monroe
Come join us for our
annual celebration of
motherhood. Mothers of
all varieties welcome at
this special liturgy with
guest and author, Claire
Noonan. There will be a
reception to follow.
Mark Twain acclaims his
voyage from New York
City to Europe and the
Holy Land in June 1867.
His adventures produced
The Innocents Abroad,
a book so funny and
provocative it made him
an international star for
the rest of his life.
Please Note:
We will not be meeting in
July or August, but will
regather on September 11 (same time, same place) to
discuss Daniel McCullough’s “The Wright Brothers”.
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Encore invites you to join us for...
"The Art of Falling"
by the artists of
Hubbard Street and The Second City
It’s the triumphant return of Hubbard
Street and The Second City’s
groundbreaking and critically acclaimed
collaboration. The Art of Falling is
braided around themes of risk-taking
and letting go as three storylines follow
the adventures of six unforgettable main
characters, interspersed with improvised
scenes, musical numbers, and hilarious
Recommended for audiences ages 14 and up.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
3 p.m.
Harris Theater
205 East Randolph (Millenium Park)
Our Special group rate is $45 per ticket
(Regular price is $90)
Tickets available online at
Pre-purchased tickets may be picked up
on Sunday, June 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
at the Fr. Jack wall Mission Center, 711
For more information, please contact Encore
Gwyn Shea at (312)758-4315.
All of us at Harmony, Hope & Healing
are so grateful for the OSP community!
We extend our thanks to those who attended
and supported our Annual Celebration on
April 24. Special thanks to Eric Weinheimer,
one of our 2016 Heart of HHH Award
Honorees, and his family for helping to
create a wonderful afternoon.
Thanks to your votes, HHH was one of
the top 3 organizations to win the Lyric
Opera's Chicago Voices Community Created
Performances competition! Mark your
calendar, because on September 24, we will
debut our original stage performance!
Harmony, Hope & Healing is excited to join
the Old St. Pat's choir for the 10:30 a.m.
Pentecost Mass on May 15.
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Healing From Break-up
to Break-through
Healing from Break-up to Break-through is offered
to those experiencing the heartbreak of divorce,
separation or a failed long-term relationship. The
content of the program is continually updated, so
that each session will be a slightly different experience
due to variations in content and participants.
This four-week experiential program will focus on
your healing, using your values, strengths, and positive
aspects of your life; and will work on envisioning
and building your new, healthier, happier life going
This group has a very positive focus, on your present
and future. We will not go into your past experiences
or your former partner. The group is intended only for
those who are ready to leave the past behind and move
forward in the healthiest way possible.
Healing from Break-up to Break-through will meet for
four 2-hour sessions, at the Jack Wall Mission Center,
at 711 W. Monroe in Room 25A, on:
Sunday, June 5, from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday, June 19, from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sunday, June 26, from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
For your own benefit and for the trust level of the
group, we ask that you commit to attending all four
Registration is required so that we may offer our best
For additional information, and to register, please
contact Patty Stiles at [email protected]
Emily Potter Robinson
Memorial Mass
Friday, May 13 at 12:10 p.m.
Former Old St.
Pat’s staffer,
Emily Potter
Robertson, age
42, of Hudson,
Ohio died on
March 28,
2016, after a
long battle
with brain cancer. Emily worked in our
Development Ministry from 1996 to
Emily left Old St. Patrick’s to marry
Gregory. They have 3 children, Nicholas,
Katherine and John.
We would like to honor Emily at a
Memorial Mass on Friday May 13, 2016
at the 12:10 Mass. This Mass will be
celebrated by Fr. Jack Wall.
If you would like to be a part of this
celebration, pleasecontact Joanne Gresik
at [email protected]
Lunch will follow immediately after Mass.
Patty is available to work with you individually, if you prefer
not to wait until June to start your new journey, or if you prefer
not to work in a group setting.
Patty can also work with you individually if you are still
processing the past and not quite ready to move forward at this
You are also very welcome to join an upcoming group. Our
next group is scheduled to begin after Labor Day.
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Join us in welcoming the following children of God into
the Catholic faith through the Sacrament of Baptism in
March and April of 2016.
William Weber
Corinne Kilbride
Evan Mark von During
(David and Mary Weber)
(Thomas and Lindsey Kilbride)
(Jennifer and Philip von During)
Benjamin Berman
Nathan Zborowski
(Robin and Stephanie Berman)
Nell Anna Zborowski
(Wieslaw and Anna Zborowski)
(Wieslaw and Anna Zborowski)
Alfredo Jose Achondo Infante
Grace Evelyn Rastetter
(Alfredo Achondo and Maria
(Mary and Mark Rastette)
Congratulations to the
Foundations Youth Ministry
Class of 2016!
Ben Anderson * Emma Baubly * Maddie Ganz * Kenzie Hunt * Douglas Jones *
Molly Kerley * Teresa Kielian * Olivia Kinsella * Maggie Klein * Sara Kocjancic * Kit
Kodama * Mac Maher * Casey McCarthy * Michael Mills * Regan Moster *
Tess O’Brien * Griffin Pollard * Marlena Roberto * Luci Sirois * Mary Szromba *
Catie Tresslar * Maya Trinka * Griffin Uhlir * Grayson Uhlir * Hannah Vanek
Your foundation has been laid by your parents, Foundations friends and leaders, and
the Old St. Pat’s community. Remember that you always have a home here, no matter
where you choose to build your future. And until we meet again, may God hold you in
the palm of His hand!
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All are invited to the North Lawndale
Kinship Initiative's . . .
Grill and Chill
Next Gathering: Sunday, May 22
"Called to Joy" with Laura Field
11 - 1 p.m.
711 W. Monroe | Library
Pope Francis says “Mercy is the wellspring of Joy.”
In this meeting we will take a look at our Christian
understanding of joy and talk about some simple ways
to think about making room in our daily lives for joy.
-Hosted by the people of St. Agatha Catholic Church-
Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 6 - 8 PM.
St. Agatha Church Courtyard & Hall
3147 W. Douglas Boulevard, Chicago 60623
(At the corner of Douglas and Kedzie)
The Next Chapter is here to provide:
Practical support and compassionate healing for
the widow community.
A safe place to meet others who have lost their
spouse and engage in conversation with those who
understand such loss.
To minister to the community of widows who
have passed through the initial stages of grief who
want to connect with others who can offer support
for their new future.
To discuss and prepare creative solutions to the
problems and issues of this life journey through
fellowship, love and education.
Join us, rain or shine, for an evening
of informal community building, tasty
refreshments, new and old friends and
laughter. This free evening of fun is quite
simply one more opportunity to bring
people from North Lawndale and Old St.
Pat's together in a relaxed, enjoyable spirit of
kinship before the long, hot summer begins.
Sunday, May 22
Sunday, June 19
Room 25 A-B
Ample free curbside parking, goodwill
donations accepted, and come as you are!
Sunday, July 17
Room 25 A-B
You are welcome to bring someone else
Sunday, August 21
Room 25 A-B
Sunday, September 18
Room 25 A-B
Vincent Guider at [email protected]
Contact Vincent Guider, North Lawndale
Kinship Initiative Director at (312) 7982374 or [email protected]
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W orld ' s L argest B lock P arty
Saturday, June 25
UIC Festival Lot at Taylor &
Morgan Streets
Seeking Block Party Sponsors!
The Block Party is a great marketing vehicle to
reach 14,000 young adult consumers. Do you
have any contacts with companies who might like
to sponsor this highly visible summer tradition
that receives tremendous media exposure! Please
contact Sheila Greifhahn at [email protected]
or 312.798.2343 with any ideas!
Tickets go on sale Monday, May 16 at 9 am!
Go to www.
or call 312-648-1590.
Win a
Pot O’ Gold!
Take a chance to win up to $20,000 in the Pot
O’ Gold raffle! Tickets are $100 each and only
750 tickets will be sold. In addition to the
$20,000 grand prize, three other cash prizes
will be awarded for a total of $26,000 in prizes!
Enter early for an additional chance to win
$1,000 in the EARLY BIRD DRAWING on
June 5. Winner from the Early Bird drawing
will be placed back in the hopper for a chance
to win the Grand Prize.
Pot O’ Gold tickets make great gifts for Moms,
Grads and Dads. The lucky winners will be
drawn on Saturday, June 25 at the Block Party
(winners need not be present).
Stop by the Pot O’ Gold table in front of the
church after the morning and 5 pm masses on
Sunday, May 8, or purchase your ticket online
Volunteer Opportunities
Join the fun among the wonderful volunteers who make the World’s Largest Block Party a major success
every year!
The volunteer fee is $25 which includes entry to the event, a Block Party shirt and beverages.
Sign up outside of church after the morning and 5 pm masses today, May 8 or online at www. . Slots are filling up quickly!
Questions please contact [email protected] or 312-831-9369.
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P entecost : O n F ire
M ercy
Pentecost 2016
On Fire With Mercy
Sunday, May 15 | 10:30 a.m. Mass | 625 W. Adams
Pentecost, the 50th day, brings our joyful Easter Season to a close. We’re
planning a great celebration here at Old St. Patrick’s, with a single Mass
at 10:30 a.m. outside, in the parking lot at the corner of Adams and
After Mass, we’ll work together to make meals for some of our partner
organizations who feed the hungry. We want all 3,000 of us who typically
celebrate Mass here each Sunday to come together at 10:30 a.m. and be
together until about 2 p.m. All ages are welcome and expected!
Be sure to wear clothes that are red and orange and yellow that day!
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P artners R eligious E ducation
registration for 2016-2017 pratners religious education,
blueprints, and foundations is now open!
Registration for Partners Religious Education, the BluePrints 8th Grade Experience, and the Foundations
Youth Ministry Program are now available on line through, the same safe, user-friendly
database which we’ve used the past couple of years.
Partners has reached maximum capacity in the past ten years, and we continue to have waiting lists in a
number of classes.
Keep in mind that for Partners, only TWO absences are allowed during a sacramental year; THREE
during a non-sacramental year. If this does not work with your family’s schedule, you may want to
consider programs elsewhere.
Important information about First Communion in 2017
All First Communicants must have been enrolled and actively participated in the First Grade Partners
Program during the 2015-2016 school year.
From now until May 31st, your family can take advantage of the Early Bird Special Pricing. After May
31st there will be a $100 increase from the fees listed below.
Until May 31st:
One child: $310
Each additional child:
First Communion fee, per child: $ 85
Reconciliation fee, per child
$ 85
Confirmation fee, per child
$ 85
Foundations, per teen
$ 75
Confirmation is a 13 month program, beginning traditionally in September of 7th grade and continuing
through October or November of 8th grade. The sacramental fee is paid in 7th grade. Incoming Confirmation
students are referred to as Confirmation 2017 as they receive the sacrament of Confirmation in 2017.
Beginning June 1st, the fee for one child is $410 and each additional child remains $150
Sacramental Fees and Foundations fee remain the same.
Registered Old St. Pat's Memebers will receive a %50 discount
If you are not yet a member, but would like to become one, please visit
If you are not sure of your membership, you can contact at 312-798-2355, or email her at [email protected]
Please note that those who will make their Confirmation in November of 2016 (most of whom will be entering
8th grade) must register and will automatically be enrolled in the 8th Grade BluePrints Program where their
focus will be on living out the gifts of the Holy Spirit
The link for registration is
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Social Action Ministry
Visit and comfort the sick - year of mercy
Here at Old St. Pat's, our
Social Action Ministry
invites you into the corporal
works of mercy as a way to
enrich this special Year of
Mercy. Join us as we bring
the Gospel message beyond
our church walls in service,
kinship, and justice.
Most holy Mary, Mother of Goodness, Mother of Mercy. You are constantly nurturing our souls to develop our inner Christ. You appear before us to nourish the God flame within each of us, You encourage us and teach us to walk our path of faith in beauty. Teach us to comfort those in pain, and to cultivate the virtues of mercy, grace, forgiveness and love. As we rejoice in the gift of this new day, so may we feel the light of Your presence, and that of your Son. Maternal Spirit of Love set our hearts on fire with Passion and Mercy. -­Bernadette Gibson, Director of Pastoral Care Outreach - Beth Marek directs our Outreach programs and volunteer
ministry to under-resourced communities, bringing material goods and
fellowship to our neighbors throughout Chicago and abroad.
Kinship Initiative - Vince Guider directs our Kinship Initiative, bringing
together the people of North Lawndale and Old St. Patrick’s Church to walk
alongside one another in friendship and mutual transformation.
Advocacy - Rachel Lyons directs our Social Justice in Action ministry,
focusing on justice education, leadership development, and political
advocacy to create systemic change in our city and state.
Kinship Initiative
Play bingo with residents at The
Visit patients in the pediatics
unit of U of I Hospital
Volunteer at St. Anthony
Hospital in Lawndale
Work with St. Agatha Church
Ministries of Care to visit
hospital memeers
Work of Mercy:
Visit and Comfort the Sick
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Join the westside campaign for
community mental health center
Call state reps to support HB
4515 and SB 42
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On a Mission of
And Mercy
Last September, at the beginning of our Partners/BluePrints/Foundations year, we dove
right into Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy. We began to think about the Corporal and Spiritual
Works of Mercy.
Pope Francis reminds us that we are called to be missionaries, called to be witnesses of faith,
witnesses of joy… He tells us that Mercy grows when we love as Christ showed us. Mission
is the perfect way!
Our continued hope is that through your experiences here at Old St. Patrick’s and with our
Family Ministry Department, you have experienced the many variances and dimensions of
family. We hope that you have challenged yourself to do what Jesus did, and to embark on a
mission of love and mercy..
We are most grateful to all those who helped in that effort -- especially to the following
volunteers who gave so much of their time, talents, and creativity in teaching or providing
services for our children and for helping us to share the gift of love and friendship with one
I’d like to take just a minute to thank the following people who served us this year as
Partners Catechists, Foundations Leaders and Family Advisory Board Members.
Special Thanks to our Partners and BluePrints Catechists and Foundsations Leaders:
First Communion
Kathleen Kiser
Rob Mulholland
Mary Jo Harney
Gina Barsotti
Kristen Lorenzen
Phil Rooney
Annie Kielian
Jim Buettner
Jackie Lynch
Colleen Flaherty
Chris Puglessi
Confirmation 2016
Dona Nishi
Clare Rooney
Mary Casey-Incardone
Dan Helderle
Christen Scozzafave
Susan Rooney
Virgie Cooke
Sharon Helderle
Carla Stern
Jeannine McConnell
Kalina Tulley
5th Grade
Anthony Moliterno
Valerie Beavers
Robin Ramel
Chris Cockman
James Smith
Patrick Cooke
Rick Danaher
1st Grade
Cathy Hartnett
Renee Duvuono
Trish Rooney Alden
Andrea Knudsen
Brian Lynch
Brian Conroy
Amy Folker
Deana Kovalcik
Megan Madden
Patrick Kissling
Francesca Janis
Tom Kovalcik
Mary Clare Maxwell
Kelly Krauser
Ellen Jordan
Shelley Norman
Joe McConnell
Connor Rooney
Marielena Kenny
Catherine Lindner
Andrew Sheaffer
6th Grade
Jenny Stimenauer
Cathie Overmyer
4th Grade
Suzen Moeller
Laura Sullivan
Erin Skibinski
Evy Baca
Marypat Mulholland
Chris Toups
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Foundations Youth
Michael Browder
Christian Bryzinski
Emily Byrne
Nick Byrne
John Doheny
Steve Gee
Anne Guion
Kaitlin Jensen
Riley Kinsella
Ryan Malawy
Ania Martens
Jennie Motto
John Weinheimer
Emily Whitney
Jennifer Wyatt
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First Communion
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Eleanor Granstrom
Grace Sawicz
Mia Aggarwal
Caroline Haley
Alice Ahern
Bennett Hebbeln
Alexandria Schmidt
Charlotte Ahern
Emmett Henry
Ava Mertes
Jacob Schneider
Cameron Andrews
James Higgins
Samantha Micheli
Michael Serritella
Avery Ball
Lily Honney
Isabella Mick
Michael Sherman
Josephine Miller
Isabella Hughes
Max Molloy
Jack Shydlowski
Andrew Bennett
Oscar Hundley
Max Siegendorf
Charles Beyer
Mary Movrich Campbell
Margaret Simmons
Rory Irwin
Simon Moynihan
Morgan Sirek
Lorenzo Burciaga
Ava Jackson
Nora Nagle
Russell Skibinski
Stella Jashelski
Rhys Nelligan
Freddie Small
Brady Campillo-Ras
Jacob Jelinek
Sean Niro
Emma Smith
Tarikua Castanien
Clare Kennedy
Hana Nishi
James Smith
Luca Noventa
Kade Smorynski
John Kenny
Kyle Smorynski
Ainsley Cornelison
James Kiesewetter
Gabriela Ortiz
Paige Smorynski
Elle Costello
Anna Sofia Kocjancic
Alexandria Crossan
Owen Kosmala
John Stark
Jacob Cunningham
Kayla Krabacher
Julia Steffen
Julian Daniv
Angus Krake
Alexandra Pieper
Olivia Sudzus
Aidan Diaz
Grace LaBelle
Nicholas Pieper
Greta Sznewajs
Bryan Landsnes
Zofia Poczatek
Kelly Szymanski
Nicholas Duffy
Caleb Lapalio Lakin
Patricia Prescott
Ella Tamburello
Brendan Finley
Alanah Quinn
Thomas Fitchett
William Ragen
Margaret Toney
Ava Gaddini
Nariana Tribbett
Madison Gaw
William Lynch
Mira Vadaparampil
Jack Gilardi
Thomas Lyons
Cian Reiter
Elizabeth Walsh
Mackenzie Gilbert
Marguerite Robinson
Ellery Walsh
Benjamin Gladd
Jane Mangan
Ilana Rossi
Brady Wernet
Ava Glass
Spencer Martin
Giulia Rotter
Liam White
Liam Martin
Rhett Rubin
Katherine Young
Hannah Godden
Cayleigh Maxwell
Mallory Ryan
Andrew Zendejas
Margaret Goldstein
Colin McCann
Sarah Sandoval
Hamilton Gomez
Gabrielle McDermott
Sabine Sauvage
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Is your to-do list doing you in?
We’ve got a crew that can bail you out!
May 28th, 2016
This Memorial Day weekend, our teens are willing to work
for you! Hire the experienced teens from Old St. Patrick’s
Foundations Youth Ministry to get your to-do list done.
Cleaning the garage, yardwork, staining the deck,
Organizing playrooms, prepping for a garage sale and washing windows,
The possibilities are endless!
And so is the energy of our teens!
You supply the project and materials and let
Foundations teens and parents supply the labor.
For more information and to register:
phone: Courtney at 312-798-2329
email: [email protected]
We ask that you register by May 22nd, 2016
Reserve a crew for a morning, an afternoon or all day!
Proceeds benefit this summer’s Foundations Worktour Service Trips and other programming
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OSP Next is the community for Young Adults at Old
St. Pat’s! There’s no"signing yp" - if you’re here, you're
part of the community! Simply join us anytime for one
of the events or opportunities listed here. Meet your
fellow OSP young adults as we Engage, Encounter
& Serve. Email [email protected] with any
Want to join a committee? Let us know!
The Francis Effect: Book Signing & Discussion with John Gehring
Tuesday, May 17 • 7 - 8:30 p.m. • Hughes Hall (700 W. Adams)
Old St. Pat's invites the ENTIRE community to an evening with author and national news
commentator John Gehring to discuss his book, The Francis Effect. RSVP to [email protected] More information about the book and event can be found on Page 2 (Old
St. Pat's Happenings).
Faith in Action: MLK District Garden
Sunday, May 22 • 12 p.m. • 16th & S. Ridgeway Avenue
We're going to be weeding and watering, adding soil and compost, planting and staking
trees, planting flowers - spring has finally sprung! Please bring along anyone you'd like - the
more, the merrier! Supplies will be provided, but if you have gardening gloves, feel free to
bring them. If you're up for some 'flora and fellowship', RSVP to [email protected]
Summer Brewing: Fundraiser for Blessed Sacrament Youth Center
Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. | THE Basement @ Lagunitas Brewing
Warm up your Chicago summer by helping the OSP Kinship Initiative raise funds for their
partnering organization, Blessed Sacrament Youth Center!
Raffle Donations: Chicago White Sox, Bears or Cubs Tickets
We are also seeking donated Cubs, Sox or Bears tickets to raffle off at the event! If you or
someone you know if interested in donating for any game that occurs after June 15, 2016,
please contact Beth Dybala, at [email protected] or Vince Guider, at [email protected]
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us by emailing [email protected] or vistiting our
webpage at
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OSP Next: Young
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Around Outreach:
A Little of This and a Little of That
We were quite busy in Outreach on Sunday April, 24 so I thought I'd share a bit of the joy and
good news with you. On behalf of those we serve, I thank you. - Beth Marek, Director of Outreach
S.P.O.K.E.S. made fleece baby blankets for the young teenage moms at New Moms, Inc. We made over
24+ blankets for the infants and toddlers, collected hand knit baby caps and even diapers. Many thanks
to the generosity of time and treasure of the families of S.P.O.K.E.S., Family School and Dolores Marek.
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
filled their vehicle over 4+ times with food
items from the VERY generous community
of Old St. Pat's. This food drive helps low
income seniors eat at the end of the month
when their funds run out.
Harmony, Hope and Healing hosted
their gala fundraiser on Sunday afternoon
and rocked the venue! Needed funds were
raised to keep up their good works and
ensure continued programming. Congrats
to all who made it such a success.
Turn to page 6 for more exciting news from
Harmony, Hope, and Healing!
Trinity Volunteer Corps celebrated Gabe's
birthday at the Special Friends Mass. If
you ever get the chance to attend a Special
Friends Mass, I highly recommend it.
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Off Site Insight
Off-Site/Insight is an Old St. Patrick’s Church member led initiative that brings a taste of Old St. Pat’s
programming to your doorstep. These monthly “off-site” gatherings welcome you and your friends to come
together to encounter an interesting speaker and engage in enriching conversations. It’s also a fun way to
connect with other Old St. Pat’s members and friends who live out your way!
Old St. Pat’s Church Staff Contact Bob Kolatorowicz 312.831.9379 [email protected]
6:30 p.m. Refreshments and Welcome 7 p.m. Presentation 8:15 p.m. Prayer and Announcements 8:30 p.m. Program concludes
*A free will donation to cover our meeting room costs is much appreciated. Free Parking is avalible.
Monday, May 9, 2016
"Praying with Body and Soul: Movement as Prayer"
with Susan M. Pudelek, M. Div.
There are many ways to pray! Movement is a language of the soul that can express deep longings of the heart without
words. In this program we’ll explore the body as a center of prayer. Integrating mind, body and spirit, we’ll honor
the sacredness of the human body, learn how to read Scripture through awareness of the body, explore movement,
meditation including postures and gestures used at mass, and learn to “dance on behalf of” as a method of
intercessory prayer and praise.
Susan M. Pudelek, M. Div., is Director of Pilgrimage Ministry at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii where she creates
programs of spiritual support and is a part of the pastoral staff. She is a graduate of Catholic Theological Union
where she earned the M. DIV. with a concentration in Word and Worship. She is also a liturgical dancer, actor and
singer. Susan has led programs in movement prayer and danced in liturgies locally, nationally and internationally for
many years including several tours of the Holy Land.
North: Sisters of the Resurrection Immaculate Conception Provincial House 7432 W. Talcott Ave, Chicago, IL
Coordinators Patricia O'Brien 847.679.2538 [email protected]| Shirley Widner 847.877.1512 [email protected]
Monday, May 23, 2016
"In Quest of the Jewish Mary"
with Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M., Ph.D.
Join us as Sr. Christine leads us into a deeper appreciation of the mother of Jesus and her Jewish identity, highlighting
Mary’s courage, strength, and prayer. Sister Christine’s scholarship is extensive and draws on the latest historical
research, feminist theology, and contemporary spiritual reflection.
Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M., Ph.D is a professor emerita at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University
of St. Thomas. She is currently adjunct faculty at Loyola University Chicago and Catholic Theological Union. Her book,
In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality was published in 2013 by Orbis
West: Carmelite Spirituality Center 8419 Bailey Road Darien, IL 60561
Coordinators Judy McLaughlin 630.852.7269 [email protected] | Joan Noe [email protected]
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2016 Nicaragua Service Trip
Saturday, July 30 - Sunday, August 7
Interested in traveling to Nicaragua? There is still space left on this summer’s trip!
Travel with Old St. Pats to Nicaragua to work alongside a well-established organization committed to improving the lives of
others. Work will be done in remote communities that are served by Fabretto’s network of schools and education centers.
Project work will address the direct needs of the community. Additional time will be set aside for fun and creative activities
with the kids in the community.
For more information about Fabretto and the work that they do in Nicaragua, please visit their website at
Be a part of the OSP family that has been traveling to Nicaragua for over 10 years. Spanish language skills are not required!
For more information, please contact:
Cari Dinneen [email protected] 312.388.0139 or Eugene Lee [email protected] 312.505.0055
Happy Mother's Day to New Moms Inc.
Please keep the young mothers of New Mom's Inc. in your
prayers this holiday weekend. They continue to pray for Old
St. Pat's every Tuesday at 2 p.m.
New Moms Inc. is our outreach to young mothers in the
Austin area who are homeless and in need of a safe home and
mentoring in a Christian environment.
For more information on this amazing organization,
visit their website at
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May 12 at 9 p.m.
CROSSROADS, a one-hour film
co-produced by Mike Leonard
and Mary Kay Wall -- who created
Old St Patrick's Renaissance Story
-- will air on Ch 11 WTTW-TV this
Thursday, May 12 at 9p.m. The
film focuses in on one family's Irish
immigration story, but portrays
every immigrant story -- including
the culture war over today's
immigrant and refugee issues.
The beautiful cinematography
shows Ireland and American
neighborhoods like you've never
seen them before.
Emergency Appeal
Earthquake in Ecuador
Mid-April, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred along
the coast of Ecuador. Catholic Relief Services teams are
on the ground evaluating needs in the most affected
areas providing emergency releif and support. Please
consider donating to support the families suffering loss and
devestation. This work will continue throughout the long
recovery period. Thank you for your prayers.
To find prayers, oning updates, and to donate, please visit:
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Please pray and consider donating to
help CRS strengthen their response to the
loss and devestation in Ecuadror. Make
donations to:
ATTN: Ecuador Earthquake Emergency Appeal
Catholic Relief Services
3525 S. Lake Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60653
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YMEN'S mission is to prepare young men in
North Lawndale for leadership by helping youth
grow in their faith and character, develop a love
for learning, and use their talents to serve the
broader community.
PEARL: Displaying consistent, Positive growth in our Education,
Attitudes, Relationships with God and others, and servant Leadership.
Do you have 1 1/2 hr. per week to
invest in students this semester?
Here are some Mentoring Opportunities with
1. homework help (3:30-5pm Mon-Thurs)
2. ACT prep (during homework time MonThurs or on Saturdays 10-noon)
3. resume writing (during homework time
Mon-Thurs or on Tuesday evenings 67:30pm)
4. drivers ed practice time - set up with individual students
5. Transition Coaches—help our students figure out the best high school or best college
match & fit and then help them apply
6. Career Coaches—help students figure out
their calling
We’re also always looking for anyone with
carpentry skills! Let us know!
A love for students & a love for God
Visit YMEN between 4 & 7pm Monday through Thursday email Nancy at [email protected] to set up a day/time
1 1/2 hr. commitment per week for the semester
Screening (see Vince Guider from Old St. Pats for instructions)
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earts and P rayers
"I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as
one." - Jn 17:22-23a
Higgins, Richard S. Williams, Florence Siuda,
Sunday, May 8th, 2016
The Bernard K. Hanely Family, Suzanne Burns Women and Men of Faith
Readings: Acts 1:1-11/Ps 47:2-3, 6-9/Heb 9:24Hanley, Gerald and Elizabeth Zurek
May 10
28; 10:19-23 or Eph 1:17-23/Lk 24:46-53
Thursday, May 12th, 2016
St. John of Avila
Mass Remembrances:
7 a.m. Dolores Jacobs (=)
7-11/Jn 17:20-26
8 a.m. Keeley Barr
John was born
Book of Patrick: Michael Joseph Anderson,
Lina Doyle (=)
Jalovec Family, Mary Ann Cummings, Carol
A. Fox, Mary Ann Ahern, David F. Power, Paul
region of Spain.
Julie Ann Rappis (=)
Fox, Joseph Coltellaro, Heliodoro Avila, Anne
At the age of 14,
9:30 a.m. Eleanore McCarthy (=)
John was sent to
Friday, May 13th, 2016
the University of
Julie Detmer (=)
Salamanca to study law. He later moved
Jeanne Halpin (=)
19-20/Jn 21:15-19
to Alcala, where he studied philosophy
Joseph Halvey
and theology before his ordination as a
Mass Remembrance: Nancy J Butler (=)
11:15 a.m. Lina Doyle (=)
diocesan priest.
Book of Patrick: Daniel & Elizabeth Reidy,
Elizabeth Gardner (=)
After John’s parents died and left
Frank Delia, Ceil Green, Michael Wittrock,
Eleanor Boris, Martin McIntyre
as their sole heir to a considerable
Mary Lally (=)
fortune, he distributed his money to the
Saturday, May 14th, 2016
Linda Ann Cronin (=)
poor. In 1527, he traveled to Seville, hoping
Readings: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Ps 113:1-8/Jn
Laura Kasper (=)
to become a missionary in Mexico. The
archbishop of that city persuaded him to
5:00 p.m.
Catherine Brown (=)
Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez
stay and spread the faith in Andalusia
37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-30/
Book of Patrick: Mary Brodie, Charles
(southwestern Spain). During nine years
Rom 8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
Drungelo, Betty Garrity, William Eickhoff,
of work there, he developed a reputation
Sally Gibbons, Mary Jane & William Mahony
Extended Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/Ez
O'Brien, Robert Curtis Day, Mark & Bridget
as an engaging preacher, a perceptive
37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Ps 104:1-2, 24, 35, 27-30/Rom
Purdome, Jane Geldermann, The Carolyn and
8:22-27/Jn 7:37-39
spiritual director and a wise confessor.
David Priest Family
Book of Patrick: Elsie Leuser & Bernice Trosch,
Because John was not afraid to
Monday, May 9th, 2016
Henry Olenski, Joseph & Allyn Marie Pilewski,
denounce vice in high places, he was
Joe & Linda Tedesco, Colleen Burns, Theresa S.
Readings: Acts 19:1-8/Ps 68:2-7/Jn 16:29-33
investigated by the Inquisition but was
Ranola, Linda Garza, Tom and Peggy Brosnan,
Mass Remembrance: Virginia Regan (=)
cleared in 1533. He later worked in
Casey Hughes, Joseph Blasucci
Book of Patrick: Maurice M. Dore, Molly M.
and John T. Durkin, Jr. Family, Leonard "Dick"
DeCardy, Mary Dunne, Katherine Walker
O'Brien, Brigid Creed, Justin J. Jankiewicz,
Robert Bobbins, Sue Cooney Trnka, James
Joyce, Victoria Krcmaric, Domenica Hunt,
Thomas Mulcahy
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Readings: Acts 20:17-27/Ps 68:10-11, 20-21/
Jn 17:1-11a
Mass Remembrance: Purita Kehyeng (=)
Book of Patrick: Walter Kerrigan, George
William McGurn, Clayton C. Coleman, James
J. & Dorothy F. Haske Holbrook, Thomas W.
Mannard, Daniel Hayes, Geraldine & Terry
Martin, Leona Schmitt, Cy Melwid
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Readings: Acts 20:28-38/Ps 68:29-30, 33-36/
Jn 17:11b-19
Book of Patrick: Helen Coleman, Christine
Durbin, Eleanor Daley, Jack & Mary Frances
Duffy, Robert Casey, Joan R. Giardina, Gene
24 (=) Deceased
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
Readings: Acts 2:1-11/Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34/
Rom 8:8-17 or 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 14:1516, 23b-26 or Jn 20:19-23
Prayer Requests
For Those Who Are Sick
Maureen Moore, Kristina Strackaite, Dan
Everett, Mary Nelson, Maureen Schneuman,
Anna Pettigrew, Joanne Smith, Linnea
Rutkowski, Mary Jane Maxwell, Joan McNeela,
Lois Melchiorre, Clara McNulty, Janet Thomas,
Phil McCrea
For Those Who Have Recently Died
Sue Kanatzar, Joe Antonik, Sue Eldersveld,
Nadine Borowicz, Jeanne Hahn, Anne T. Meyers,
Dennis Trybus, Remo Belli, Vera Mackey, Sr.
Margaret Brennan
Cordoba and then in Granada, where he
organized the University of Baeza, the first
of several colleges run by diocesan priests
who dedicated themselves to teaching and
giving spiritual direction to young people.
He was friends with Sts. Francis Borgia,
Ignatius of Loyola, John of God, John of
the Cross, Peter of Alcantara, and Teresa
of Avila. John of Avila worked closely
with members of the Society of Jesus and
helped their growth within Spain and its
colonies. John’s mystical writings have
been translated into several languages.
He was beatified in 1894, canonized in
1970, and declared a doctor of the Church
on October 7, 2012.
Adapted from
Prayer Requests: Names of the sick or recently deceased are listed for one week in the prayers of
the faithful and two subsequent weeks in the bulletin. Please call Bernadette Gibson at 312.798.2389
to add a name to the list.
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Mass Schedule
Wedding Schedule
7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.
If you are engaged and would like to be married at Old
St. Patrick’s Church, please contact Jo Ann O’Brien,
wedding scheduler/coordinator, at [email protected]
org, or 312.831.9383.
Monday – Friday (Daily Mass)
7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.
Wedding Banns
Church is open for Personal Prayer:
Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fridays at 11:45 a.m., or upon request.
Liturgical Ministry
If you feel called to serve as a Hospitality Minister,
Eucharistic Minister or Lector for one of our
Sunday liturgies, please contact David Philippart at
[email protected], or 312.831.9372. Training for
Hospitality Ministers and Eucharistic Ministers takes place four
times per year. Training for Lectors occurs annually.
If you are engaged and would like to be married at Old St.
Patrick’s Church, please contact Jo Ann O’Brien, wedding
scheduler/coordinator, at [email protected], or
The Baptismal Program & Schedule
To schedule a baptism, please contact Betty O’Toole, Baptism
Scheduler, at 312.798.2366.
Nursery Service
Photo Credit: Becky Hill Photography
May the Winds of Heaven Dance Between You.
I. May 14, 2016
Joshua Yeung & Veronica DelReal
Brennan Patrick Taylor & Cristin Colleen Monaghan
Brad William Lewis & Abigail "Abby" Alice Elliot
Nursery service is available during the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.
Masses in The Frances Xavier Warde School building. Enter the
school on Des Plaines Street.
Courtney Linehan and Travis Kipper (May 7, 2016)
II. May 21, 2016
Low-gluten Host
John Richmond Frauenheim & Jill Therese Corkery
Old St. Pat’s has low-gluten hosts available for those members
who, for health reasons, could not receive regular
Communion hosts. If you would like to receive a low-glutenn
host, please contact David Philippart, Liturgy Ministry, at
[email protected], or 312.831.9372.
Michael Burke & Kelly Anne Poquiz
Sign-Language Interpreter
Upon request, a sign language interpreter can
be available at the 11:15 a.m. or 5 p.m. Mass on
Sundays, as well as for holidays and holy days of
obligation. It would be most appreciative if you would
give us 5 days of advance notice. To request access to
a sign language interpreter at Mass, please contact Katie Kearns
at 312.831.9372, or [email protected]
Old St. Patrick’s Website
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for the most up-to-date information.
Michael John Amez & Patricia Marie Fahy
III. May 28, 2016
Xavier Palacios & Cindy Chestero
Michael Perconti & Maureen Murphy
Lemrey Albert "Al" Carter & Sarah Lynn Bonk
Christopher Daniel Ehrhart & Anne Catherine Chesney
Pastoral Care: Do you know someone in need of Pastoral Care
amongst our Old St. Pat’s community? Please contact Bernadette
Moore Gibson at 312.493.8737.
Parish Counselor: If you or someone you know is in need of
counseling services, please contact Old St. Patrick’s Parish Councelor,
Sarah Thompson at [email protected] or 773.234.9630
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Old St. Patrick’s Church Administrative Office • Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center • 711 W. Monroe • Chicago, IL 60661 • p 312.648.1021 • f 312.648.9025
Janette Nunez
[email protected]
Blood Drive
Mark Buciak*
[email protected]
Linda Vasquez
[email protected]
The Cara Program
Maria Kim
Adult Education Ministries
Chicago Food Depository
Mary Beth Riley*
[email protected]
Bob Kolatorowicz
[email protected]
Tim Liston
[email protected]
Sunday Giving Commitment & Book of Patrick
(Memorial for Loved Ones)
Tim Liston
[email protected]
Annulment Support Ministry
Patty Stiles
[email protected]
Betty O’Toole, scheduler
[email protected]
Andrew Hayden
[email protected]
Clergy - Pastor
Fr. Thomas J. Hurley
[email protected]
Admin. Assistant to Pastor
Skye Darke
[email protected]
Visiting Clergy
Fr. John Cusick
Fr. Edward Foley, OFM Cap.
Fr. Pat McGrath, SJ
Fr. Paul Novak, OSM
Fr. William O’Shea
Msgr. Kenneth Velo
Fr. John J. Wall
Bernadette Gibson
[email protected]
312.493.8737 pastoral cell
Gay & Lesbian; Friends & Families
Outreach (Old St. Pat’s)
John Parro*
[email protected]
Jim Holbrook* Bob Kolatorowicz
773.237.2625 [email protected],
[email protected]
The Children’s Place
Listening Parent Ministry
Katie Byrne*
Maureen Schuneman*
[email protected]
[email protected]
Grief Support Facilitators
House of Mary and Joseph
Judi Black, Bill Brennan
Kate Boege*
[email protected]
Linda Vasquez
Interfaith House
Beth Marek
[email protected]
[email protected]
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly
Joe Harzich*
[email protected]
Special Olympics
Greg Benacka*
[email protected]
St. Agatha’s Sharing Parish
Beth Marek
[email protected]
Su Casa
Jim Karczewski*
[email protected]
Trinity Volunteer Corps
Marty Kenahan
[email protected]
U of I Hospital Pediatrics
Sue Sierkierski*
[email protected]
Counseling Services
Sarah Thompson
Lauren Breitling 773.234.9630 [email protected]
[email protected]
Community Outreach
Encore: 50+ Active Adults
Beth Marek
Mary Kay Slowikowski
[email protected]
[email protected]
Family Ministry
Adult Literacy Program
Bea Cunningham
Marilyn and Antonik*
[email protected]
[email protected]
Communications & Media
Lauren Kezon
[email protected]
Katie Brandt
[email protected]
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Jewish Catholic Ministry
Jewish Catholic Dialogue
Gina Lakin*
[email protected]
Eileen O’Farrell Smith*
[email protected]
Family School
David Kovacs
[email protected]
Interfaith Union
Eileen O’Farrell Smith
[email protected]
David Philippart
[email protected]
Katie Kearns
[email protected]
Marriage Preparation
Jack Berkemeyer - Pre-Cana Experience
[email protected]
Patty Stiles - Pre-Marital Assessment
[email protected]
Members/New Members
Tim Liston
[email protected]
Jennifer Budziak
[email protected]
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Laura Higgins
[email protected]
[email protected]
Mark Scozzafave
[email protected]
Bill Fraher
[email protected]
North Lawndale Kinship Initiative
Vincent L. Guider
[email protected]
Office Manager
Joanne Gresik
[email protected]
Pastoral Care Ministry
Bernadette Gibson
312.798.2389 prayer line
[email protected]
312.493.8737 pastoral cell
Rite of Christian Initiation for
Adults (RCIA)
Keara Ette
[email protected]
Resident Theologian Presenter
Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson
[email protected]
Retreat Program: Beloved
Tammy Roeder
[email protected]
Social Action
Rachel Lyons
[email protected]
Special Events (Fundraisers)
Sheila Greifhahn
[email protected]
Joe Brandt
[email protected]
Spiritual Direction
Tammy Roeder
[email protected]
Tours of Old St. Pat’s
Jim McLaughlin*
[email protected]
Wedding Ministry
JoAnn O’Brien
[email protected]
[email protected]
Robin Ramel
[email protected]
Women’s Spirituality
Mary Anne Moriarty*
OSP Next
(Young Adult Ministry)
Keara Ette
[email protected]
Youth Ministry: Foundations
and Blueprints
Courtney Nichols
[email protected]
Parking at Old St. Pat’s
For your convenience, we are providing parking information
to make parking easily accessible for everyone who visits Old
St. Pat’s.
Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the parking lot
at the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines. Lot 2: There is no charge to park your car in the roped
off area marked “Old St. Pat’s” in the parking lot at the
Southeast corner of Monroe and Des Plaines.
Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the
Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines all day and evening;
The Mary and Bill Aronin Center
for Social Concerns
703 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60661
Career Transitions Center
Deb Wilson
[email protected]
Lot 2: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the Southeast corner of Monroe and Des Plaines until
6:30 p.m. You must pay after 6:30 p.m.
Lot 3: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the
Northwest corner of Monroe and Des Plaines (across from
711) until 5 p.m. You must pay after 5 p.m. to park in this lot.
Coprodeli, Peru
Beth Marek
[email protected]
Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on
the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines; if you are
coming to Old St. Pat’s for meetings, please let the attendant
know and keep your keys as he leaves after 8 p.m.
Friends of Fabretto, Ni caragua
Tom Gleason*
[email protected]
Lot 3: You must pay to park your car in the lot on the
Northwest corner of Monroe and Des Plaines (across from
711) throughout the week.
Harmony, Hope & Healing
Marge Nykaza
[email protected]
Horizons for Youth
Brian Broccolo
[email protected]
Global Alliance for Africa
Jonathan Shaver*
[email protected]
Tom Derdak
[email protected]
Board of Advisors
Dave Baron, Steve Bonneau, Keara
Ette, Kevin Hanley, Arnette Heintze,
Greg Hunt, Tim Keneally, Bob
Kolatorowicz, Tim Lison, Rose Loftus,
Eileen O'Shea, and Jill Wrobel
Wedding Volunteers
Mary Jo Graf
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