Daily Live Streaming Mass
Daily 8:00am Mass from the Old Church is streaming on Facebook Live Monday - Friday. Click here to view on our Facebook page.
Sunday Live Streaming Mass
Mass will be live streamed on our website on Sunday's at 10:00am. Click here to view the live stream.
May 24, 2020
Coronavirus Gradual Re-Opening
St. Patrick’s will be gradually offering opportunities to pray and receive the sacrament of Penance in the weeks ahead.
Starting this Saturday, May 30, confessions will be heard in the main church from 4:00 to 5:00 in the afternoon, under the following conditions:
All penitents must wear a face mask or covering; you won’t be admitted to the church unless your mouth and nose are covered.
Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering the church. Sanitizer will be available at the center doors of the main entrance. Although you may exit the church through any doors, entry to the church is only possible through the center doors of the main entrance on the south side of the building.
Social distancing must be maintained at all times. Please stay at least 6 feet away from other penitents.
A maximum of 10 penitents is permitted inside the church at any time. If there are 10 people already in church, you will be asked to wait outside. You can wait under the porticos or anywhere else on the parish grounds, as long as you maintain social distancing.
If you choose to confess behind the confessional screen, you are asked to clean the screen area with a sanitary wipe before leaving the confessional. Sanitary wipes will be provided.
Since there is no 5:00pm Mass, I will continue to hear confessions until the last penitent has finished.
Beginning Monday, June 1, the main church will be open for private prayer Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm under the same conditions: a face covering must be worn, social distancing maintained, and no more than 10 people in church at any time. If anyone cannot enter the church because there are more than 10 people already praying, those who have been there the longest will be asked to leave in order to accommodate those who are waiting.
These directives are all dictated by state law and current archdiocesan policies.
Even the partial reopening of the church requires a large number of volunteers to serve as “greeters,” i.e., those who will welcome people to the church and see that all the safety policies are followed, and others who will help with the sanitation of the church after it has been opened. Volunteers must not be older than 65 or have an underlying medical condition. High school students may volunteer with the permission of their parents. Those over 65 or who have an underlying medical condition may volunteer provided that they understand the risk involved and are willing to take that risk. If you wish to volunteer, please call the parish office and leave a message.
May 13, 2020
Coronavirus Re-Opening Plans
Cardinal Cupich and the Archdiocese of Chicago have announced a plan for the gradual re-opening of our churches. Click here to read the plan.
March 27, 2020
Video Message from Msgr. Dempsey
View a video message from Msgr. Dempsey on parish updates due to the health crisis.
March 26, 2020
A Meditation for 5th Sunday of Lent
Read Msgr. Dempsey's Meditation for the 5th Sunday of Lent.
March 24, 2020
Cardinal Cupich Video
View the video of Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, offering a message of hope and encouragement to Catholic School students and their families.
March 21, 2020
Monsignor Dempsey Letter
Read the letter from Msgr. Dempsey to our parish community.
March 21, 2020
Church Campus Closed
By order of the Most Rev. Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General, all churches, chapels, and parish offices are to remain closed until after April 7. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Our Lady, Health of the Sick, pray for us.
March 13, 2020
As per the Archdiocese of Chicago announcement on Friday, March 13 regarding the Coronavirus, public Masses have been suspended beginning Saturday, March 14. Additional guidance will be forthcoming so please check back for more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, you can view live broadcasts of Mass on television per the below listings.
EWTN (Comcast 119)
Monday through Saturday: 7:00 am, 11:00 am, 6:00 pm
Sunday: 7:00 am, 11:00 am
(On all days, the first broadcast is live, the second and third are repeats)
WGN (Channel 9)
Sunday: 9:30 am ("Mass from Mercy Home")