Welcome to Historic St. Patrick Catholic Church
Celebrating 125 Years (1893-2018)
We welcome everyone into an intimate community, we joyfully and prayerfully celebrate the Eucharist and the other sacraments, and we live the mission of Jesus.
We are located at 1209 West Locust Street, Bloomington, Illinois. Click the address for map and directions.
Please fell free to contact us at 309.829.1355.
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
Now Hiring: Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation
Holy Trinity & Historic St Patrick parishes in Bloomington, IL are seeking a passionate disciple of Jesus to serve as the part-time Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation. Our ideal candidate would approach this ministry through the lens of personal encounter as well as helping to foster an intimate relationship with the Lord. We are looking for someone with a contagious personality and strong knowledge of the Faith.
Areas of Responsibility include our amazing parish R.C.I.A (begins with Alpha) and small group based catechetical experiences (EQUIP groups). As this is developed, leading advanced catechesis studies and varying other special events would be incorporated into the position. Recruiting, training of volunteers, and empowering others in leadership is essential. Having a servant’s heart and a relational ministry approach would play a key role. This candidate focuses on the learning arm of a comprehensive discipleship approach with evangelization as the foundation. A competitive wage is offered and hours would range from 20-28 per week; both commensurate with experience.
Please send cover letter, resume, and list of references to Fr. Jeffrey Stirniman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John
In this bible study journey, we explore discipleship, making Jesus our center, the life-giving gift of the Eucharist, Mercy, the Holy Spirit, the Paschal Mystery and so so much more.
Great next step for those who have experienced Alpha!
Tuesday Evenings: June 19th-July 31st (no gathering the week of July 4th)
Historic St Patrick Parish Hall, 7:00-8:45pm
Space is Limited: Contact Kevin with questions email@example.com 309-829-2197
The 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal
We have had a good response to the 2018 Annual Diocesan Appeal so far. Thank You to everyone who has returned a pledge card. At this point Holy Trinity and Historic St. Patrick still have a way to go to ensure there are enough paid pledges to meet our respective parish goals. If you have not yet returned a pledge card, please do so as soon as possible. Pledge cards are available at the doors in both Churches.
Emmaus Days is a vocations awareness program sponsored by the Diocese of Peoria. By providing a spiritual, fun environment for young men, we help make them more aware of God’s presence in their lives and get them excited about living their faith. At the heart of this discovery process lies prayer. Emmaus Days is full of opportunities to pray and learn, from Confession and Eucharistic Adoration to a variety of devotions like the Rosary and brown scapular.
For more information, visit https://comeandfollowme.org/emmausdays/.
Historic St. Patrick 125 years
A Message of Sincere Gratitude
I would like to thank Bishop Jenky for joining us for the 125th anniversary celebration of our parish family. I would also like to thank the numerous parishioners (and others) who made this celebration possible: Planning Committee members; musicians; hospitality and ushers and parking assistants, as well as the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and all the other folks who so generously donated their time, talent and treasure. Also, I would like to thank my brother Priests who took time out of their busy ministerial schedules to grace us with their presence. Additionally, I would like to thank the long-time parshioners (“veterans”) who have supported Historic St Patrick Parish for countless years. Lastly, I would like to thank Almighty God, Who has always been and will always be so generous, patient and loving towards us, His parish family, for 125 years! May we live lives that reflect our gratitude to You, O Lord!
~Fr Stirniman ~
THE ANNUAL HISTORIC ST. PATRICK ICE CREAM SOCIAL
When: July 14, 2018
Where: Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall
Time: 5:30 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.
$8.00 Adults: Choice of Sandwich w/beans, chips, dessert &
drink including root beer, lemonade & iced tea.
$3.00 Children 12 & Under: Hot Dog w/chips, dessert & drink
To Go Orders are Available!
¨ Homemade BBQ Beef Sandwich
¨ Baked Beans, Chips, Drinks
¨ Ice Cream, Pies & Cakes
Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5
Please join us for Fun, Fellowship, Food & Ice Cream!!
Prayers for Priests
Please join us on July 8 at 3:00 pm, when we will offer Prayers for Priests at Historic St. Patrick. We will say a Rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a collection of specific prayers for priests and vocations. Come and join the voices of those who pray for priests on the second Sunday of the month.
Block Party Update – Thank You
Thank you to all who contributed to our “Change For A Change” collection to support our annual Block Party for children in need in our community. You donated a total of $473.23 which will help purchase school supplies for children. Please consider bringing paper products like facial tissues and paper towels and any types of school supplies (rulers, notebooks, loose leaf paper, scissors, Elmer’s glue, crayons, markers, colored pencils, erasers, highlighters) for our collection. Containers will be at all entrances in both churches through the month of July. We also need volunteers to work at the August 4 block party any time between 9am and 2pm. Sign-up sheets will be available at all church entrances. Thanks so much for your support!
Thank you for your support for our community in need!
Joan Moews and Lucy Buscher, Holy Trinity coordinators,
John Iliff and Norma Ballard, Historic St. Patrick coordinators
The Diocese of Peoria offers Cursillo weekends at Holy Trinity Church four times a year. It is an instrument of renewal by which Christianity can permeate, live and grow in today’s world and a method to strengthen one’s spirituality. Our next Men’s Cursillo weekend is September 6-9, 2018.
If you would like to attend or want more information, please contact:
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and
restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning
program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Parish Center
August Class will meet on Thursdays.
Classes are held once a week for 8 weeks for 1 hour each.
June Classes are NOW FULL, there are some August spots still available!
For more information or to register for the class, please call