Welcome to Historic St. Patrick Catholic Church
We are a Catholic community striving to be intentional disciples in love with Jesus,
inviting everyone to experience the Joy of the Gospel.
We are located at 1209 West Locust Street, Bloomington, Illinois. (Click the address for map and directions.)
Please feel free to contact us at 309.829.1355.
Fr Stirniman's Reflection for the Third Sunday of Lent
In the first reading, from the Book of Exodus, the Israelites have a difficult time believing that God was in their midst due to their suffering in that they were lacking necessary water. But God provides for them by way of Moses, the chosen one who led them out of slavery of the Egyptians, into the desert, towards the promised land of Canaan. In like manner, Jesus Christ, the new and eternal law-giver, provides for His people, He leads us out of the slavery to sin through the desert of life, to the promised land of Heaven. And indeed, to the Apostles and others, 2000 years ago, God Himself is in their midst, though many people did not recognize Him because they had preconceived notions as to what the Chosen One, the Messiah, would look like, and Jesus simply did not “fit” their preconceived notions. Let us not fall into this same trap: Jesus is, in fact, present to us still: in the Eucharist physically, acting through the sacraments spiritually, and in the teachings of the Church which Jesus, Himself, started and for which He died and rose from the dead.
Historic St. Patrick
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday 12:05 p.m.
First Friday 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
First Friday 4:15 p.m., Saturday 4:00 p.m.
Sacrament of Reconciliation: also by appointment
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
First Friday 4:15 p.m.– 5:15 p.m.
Saturday 4:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesday- Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Ready to be Transfigured this Lent?
Come join us, Sundays during Lent for our afternoon Lenten Bible Study 2:00-3:30 pm at Historic St Patrick Parish Hall
Journey through the scriptures together with our wonderful Deacons as our guides.
Future Sessions: Sundays, March 24th, 31st, April 7th & 14th
Winter Alpha 2019
Come join us for our Winter Alpha.
God has so much MORE for us!
Be a part of the action!
Mon Evening , March 4th-May 13th, 6:30pm
Thu Morning, March 7th-May 16th, 8:45am
Click Here for Info/Register
PIT Crew (Parish Intercessory Team)
The Most Essential Gift: Prayer!
After our hiatus, we are excited to be re-establishing
this wonderful ministry in our parishes!
We know that with the Lord, all things are possible.
We also know that with prayer, God’s Will comes to life in ways unimagined.
We Invite YOU to be a Part of the Mission!
The Holy Spirit is moving in a beautiful way at our parishes; prayer will play a vital role in this movement.
The Parish Intercessory Team’s primary focus is to pray daily for Historic St Patrick & Holy Trinity
wherever, whenever, and however they pray.
The secondary gift of the Parish Intercessory Team is optional monthly gatherings where members could come together to pray as a community and explore different prayer styles.
If you feel that the Lord may be inviting you into this special ministry,
please contact Nicole Henson,
Coordinator of Evangelization & Adult Faith,
at email@example.com or 309-829-2197.
The Diocese of Peoria offers Cursillo weekends at Holy Trinity Church, Bloomington 4 times a year (2 men's, 2 women's). It is an instrument of renewal and strengthening one’s spirituality. The next Women's is June 6-9. Applications can be found here HERE. If you would like to attend or want more information, please contact any Deacon at our Parish.
Stations of the Cross At Our Parishes
6:00 pm on Lenten Fridays excluding Good Friday
Friday, March 29
at Holy Trinity Church
Friday, April 5
at Historic St. Patrick Church
Friday, April 12
at Holy Trinity Church
Good Friday April 19
Walking Stations of the Cross
Beginning at the old Courthouse in downtown Bloomington,
progressing toward Holy Trinity, taking turns carrying the Cross
Historic St. Patrick Lector Workshops
Are you interested in becoming a mass lector?
Are you currently a mass lector at HSP?
If you answered yes to either question, we have three upcoming workshops at Historic St. Patrick, available for you to attend and find out more about this ministry and to meet our new Coordinator of Lector Ministries, Lyndi Mallers.
Monday, April 1st 6pm-7pm
Thursday, April 4th 6pm-7pm
Saturday April 6th 10am - 11am
Each workshop will be the same and you are only required to attend one workshop.
For more information, contact Lyndi Mallers @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s March Men’s March & Mass
April 27 | 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
8:30 am Confessions at the Peoria Riverfront
9:00 am Gathering & Opening Prayer
9:15 am Men’s Rally Begins
9:45 am March to Cathedral
10:30 am Mass with the Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., at the Catheral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
11:45 am Fellowship & Food Following the Mass
Due to generous donations, our parishes will have a bus for transportation to and from this event. Men under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
There is no charge for participation! Lunch is provided.
Please register by calling Donna Redding at (309) 829-2197. Space on the bus is limited and are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
Prayers for Priests, Seminarians and Vocations
Prayers for Priests and Vocations - Join your parish family on April 14, 2019, for Prayers for Priests. A rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy and other special prayers will be said for priest and vocations. Come and join us in this special time of prayer. Let us start Holy Week with prayers for our priests.
Saturdays prior to the 8 a.m. mass (7:15 a.m.)
Women’s Holy Hour at Historic St. Patrick
All are welcome at the Women’s Holy Hour at 8:00 pm on the 4th Monday of each month at Historic St. Patrick Church. We pray for suffering children and youth throughout our world. Prayer sheets provided.
Flu Precautions Come to our Parishes
Per a recent letter to all priests of the Diocese of Peoria, Bishop Jenky recommends a number of precautionary measures for us to help stem the spread of the Flu virus: suspending offering the cup; considering foregoing a hand-shake at the Sign of Peace; considering receiving Holy Communion only in the hand; also, some further cleansing methods for sacristans, etc. Also, please consider using the hand-sanitizers in the church (at various places) when coming into church as well as leaving church. Lastly, Bishop Jenky kindly reminds us to use some of these very same Flu precautions in other aspects of our everyday life, especially when we’re in public. Let’s pray for our own and each other’s health during this time!