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Online Giving Procedures


SRE Registration for 2017-2018 is Open!

Visit www.stpatrickwadsworth.org/sre for more information


Parish Rummage Sale is August 10, 11, 12 

If you have any items that you would like to donate or if you would like to volunteer to help with the Rummage sale please contact Gina at gina.m.dini@gmail.com.  Help spread the word to make this the best Rummage Sale in the County!
ALSO:  In addition to volunteers for the rummage sale we're looking for helpers who are able to bake goodies for our bake sale and for donations of items like hangers and brown bags.  PLEASE SEE THE BULLETIN to find out how you can help!

Parish Picnic August 27  

Our Annual Parish Picnic will be on August 27 and this year will be held on the parish grounds.  We'll begin with Mass at 11:00am followed by a picnic lunch in the backyard of the Church.  All regularly scheduled Masses will be held that weekend except for the 5pm Sunday Mass.
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Women's Morning of Reflection September 16 

SAVE THE DATE!  St. Patrick's Church will be sponsoring a Women's Morning of Reflection, "Surprised by God: Finding God in Everyday Life."  Dr. Christina Zaker from Chicago Theological Union will be the presenter, Saturday, September 16 from 8:30am-12:00pm

Please help with our Parish Wide Contact Update!


Recently you may have noticed we placed the Parishioner Contact Update Form in the bulletin as an insert again. The same form is available at this link for you to complete and turn in. Please take a few minutes today to fill the form out and return it to the Parish Office.

Why is this important? In an emergency, we need to be able to contact you via email or by phone for the following reasons:

  • Mass cancellations

  • Emergency Situations

  • Important Parish Announcements From Father Merold

  • Any last minute updates for ministries/parish events

Help us complete this initiative ASAP. Mailing a form to those who have not turned this in will be our next step, so please help us save money by completing this form in house today.

Please complete and return this to us at the Parish Office in one of three ways 1) Mail the completed form to the address listed on the top of the form, 2) email the completed form to bbaldridge@stpatrickwadsworth.org or 3) Fold and place into the offertory basket at Mass.  Thank you!


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Help Support our Prayer Shawl Ministry

The ministry is in need of supplies and would very much appreciate donations of yarn for this purpose.  It provides shawls to people who are hurting in some way, celebrating a significant milestone or in need of a special blessing.  There is a "Prayer Shawl Ministry" basket in the Narthex of the Main Church where you can leave your yarn donations.  You may also leave a check payable to "Saint Patrick Church" with the memo notation "Shawl Ministry."  Contact Jean Gibbons with questions - jeangibbons@comcast.net .

For safety and security reasons our Parish Staff has determined when our two worship spaces will be open each week. Times outside of these hours must be approved by Fr. Merold or Brittney Baldridge (our business manager). The times when our churches will be open are as follows:


    Main Church:  

       Monday-Friday CLOSED unless there is a service. 

       Saturday-9:30 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday-7:00 am to 7:00 pm. 

    Historic Church:  

       Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm (Wednesday until 7:00 pm for Adoration) 

       Saturday and Sunday CLOSED 


If you have a scheduling need outside of these hours, please call the Parish Office. As always, we will do our best to accommodate you

Childrens' Liturgy of the Word (CLW)  

Remember that CLW is now being offered every week at the 9:00am Mass.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children in grades K-2 to learn and understand the Liturgy at their level.  We are still looking for volunteers - please contact Lori Johnson at icdubl@yahoo.com for more information.


We are pleased to announce that we have begun accepting online donations through GiveCentral, our new online donation service. GiveCentral is a safe, secure, and paperless way to make your contribution. It was designed specifically for Catholic churches and schools in the Chicago area, and over 300 Catholic Parishes in Illinois already use GiveCentral. The site allows you to make automatically repeating payments on a schedule that works best for you, using any credit card, debit card or electronic bank account. (This will replace our current online giving program.*) 


We believe that having a flexible online giving option will make it easier for many of you to support St. Patrick Church. 


Please visit www.GiveCentral.org and take a couple minutes to set up your donations.

How to sign up for GiveCentral:

1. Go to www.GiveCentral.org and click on the ‘Donate Now’ button

2. Begin typing the name of our parish “St. Patrick Church Wadsworth”. Click on the parish icon when it appears.

3. Decide on the funds you would like to contribute to, and the amounts and select ‘Add to Gift Basket’

4. Click on Checkout at the top right of the screen

5. Create a profile or continue as a guest

6. Click ‘Submit’


You can return to GiveCentral at any time to make changes to your donations or personal information. Click on the ‘Login’ button on the homepage, then enter your username and password to access your profile.

Need help navigating? Please contact the Parish Office at 847-244-4161.


Introducing to the St. Patrick Church Community…An important new ministry:

The Faithful Citizenship Ministry

The Mission of this new Ministry is dedicated to helping our community give glory to God and grow in holiness by a greater understanding of our Catholic Faith, values and moral principles and how they should be applied in forming our consciences regarding important cultural and political issues affecting our families, the Church and our country.  Click here for more information....

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St. Pat's Kid Quest Has Begun!

At the beginning of the Mass, after the opening song, your registered child will be invited to head to the back of the Sanctuary to join our Crowd Ministers who will escort them to the Gym for QUEST for Song, Message and Prayer. The children will be returned to the Sanctuary to join you after the Liturgy of the Eucharist for the closing prayer and song. This is intended for potty trained children who haven’t yet celebrated First Communion. Registration will be at the Welcome Center 15 minutes before Mass.  Please click here for a flyer with more information and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!


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  • Join our Adoration Ministry!   Beginning August 24, 2016, the schedule will be Wednesdays from 8:00am-7:00pm in the Historic Church (unless otherwise specified due to weather conditions). 

         8:00am Public recitation of the Holy Rosary

         3:00pm Public recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet

         6:45pm Benediction and reposition of the Blessed Sacrament

    For more information please contact Carla Benzschawel at benzscm@yahoo.com or 847-265-7628

  • Childrens' Liturgy of the Word (CLW)  

    Remember that CLW is now being offered every week at the 9:00am Mass.  This is a wonderful opportunity for children in grades K-2 to learn and understand the Liturgy at their level.  We are still looking for volunteers - please contact Lori Johnson at icdubl@yahoo.com for more information.

  • Seasons of Hope Grief Support Group begins in June.  If you're in need of consolation after losing a loved one this adult Christ-centered faith sharing group is here for you.  Season of Hope begins on Monday, June 6th, and meets for six consecutive weeks.  Prayer, scripture, faith-sharing and fellowship begin at 6:45pm in the Historic Church Hall.  Registration is required - please see the bulletin for contact information.


  • As 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.  Please find more information and prayer tools here.

  • Respect 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 welcome.

  • The Music Ministry needs you!  If you're interested in joining any of our musical groups please contact Bernie at 847-244-4161, ext. 21.

  • Can 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 jcarter@archchicago.org.

Prayer and Bible Study Opportunities

  • Group Name:  Wednesday Morning Bible Study

    Time: 9:00 AM Joan Zupec’s home


    Dates: Begins Wednesday, September 10th; meets weekly


    Subject: The Sunday Scripture Readings; prepares the Scripture readings for the upcoming weekend.


    Contact: Joan Zupec at 847-662-1150


  • Group Name: Thursday Morning Bible Study

    Time: 9 AM - 11:00 AM in the Historic Church Hall (There is a lift for those unable to do the stairs)


    Dates: Thursdays, meets most weeks until the end of May 2017.


    Subjects:  The Eucharist in Scripture, April 20, 2017 through May 25, 2017


    Contact:  Carla Benzschawel at benzscm@yahoo.com or 847-265-7628 to sign up


  • Group Name: Thursday Evening Bible Study

    Time: 7 - 8:30 PM in Room 10 at St. Patrick School (enter through Boehm Center doors)


    Dates: Meets weekly Thursday evenings


    Subject: "The Daniel Prayer"


    Contact: Mary Ann Gilray at 847-662-5083 or magilray@yahoo.com 


  • Calling all Parents of preschool age and younger! 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 savages4life@gmail.com



click here for a list of ministries


 Click here to access our Direct-Giving Plan!

Scrip forms available here!

Newly Baptized into the Church

Lilyanna Lynne Klemm

Maralynn June Bezek

Mylan Michael Jordan

Avery Robert Babington

Elijah Alexander Estrella

Emma Nicole Schrader

Zachary John Roemer

Michael James Seligman

Timothy Michael Seligman


Congratulations!  Recent Weddings

Jesse L. Solano and Stephanie E. Nunez


Please Pray for the Recently Deceased


Betty Weitendorf



Weekend Mass Schedule


Saturday Mass: 5:00pm

Sunday Masses: 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am

Sunday Evening:  5:00pm


Daily Mass

7:30am Tuesday-Friday, Historic Church, 

 No Monday morning Mass.



Sunday Readings

July 23, 2017

1st Reading - Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19

Psalm:  86

2nd Reading - Romans 8: 26-27

Gospel Reading - Matthew 13: 24-43

July 30, 2017

1st Reading - 1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12

Psalm:  119

2nd Reading - Romans 8: 28-30

Gospel Reading - Matthew 13: 44-52

Light of the World



Save the Dates:

October 6-9, 2017

Sword of the Spirit

Sword of the Spirit (SOS) – an intercessory prayer ministry  


Is God calling you?

Visit the Chicago Archdiocese Office of Vocations

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Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago, founded in 1917, is one of the largest social service agencies in the Midwest, annually serving more than one million people in Cook and Lake counties. Please visit our web site to learn more about our services.


Family Ministries Website

Are you trying to register for a PreCana or marriage education class, or want information about the Golden Wedding Mass, FOCCUS, Divorce and Annulment Support Ministry, Natural Family Planning, or Hispanic Family Ministries?  We’ll be there! Our website is in English, Spanish, and Polish.