Welcome to Historic St. Patrick Catholic Church
Celebrating 125 Years (1893-2018)
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.
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.
Special Mass Times:
Solemnity of The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Monday, December 31, 2018 - Vigil Mass 5 pm
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - 9:30 am (confessions 9 am)
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
Prayers for Priests, Seminarians and Vocations
Start the New Year off with the resolution to pray for priests. Mark your calendar for January 13, 2019. That is the next date for our parish Prayers for Priests. At 3 p.m. Prayers for Priests will be offered. We will say a Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and a collection of specific prayers priests and vocations. Come and join the voices of those who pray for priests on the second Sunday of the month. Start out the New Year with a resolution to pray for priests.
Thank You for Our Giving Tree
Thank You to all who chose to give a gift to our Giving Trees this year. The gifts again this year benefit individuals and Birth Right, As a reminder, we would appreciate gifts and donations be returned by Sunday, December 16. Please include the tag with your gift when you return it to one of the Giving Trees. This is important, as it enables sorting for our delivery effort. Volunteers will gather on December 16 and deliver gifts. If you have questions or would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Don Schiller at either email@example.com or 309-825-2527.
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.
Historic St. Patrick 125 years
Historic St. Patrick T-Shirts
T-shirts are available for purchase at the Parish Office for $12. If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office at 309.829.1355.
COME JOIN US
3rd ANNUAL TRIVIA NIGHT
Friday, January 19th, 7:00-9:30pm,
Lower Level of Church: $15 per person
Amazing Fun, Wonderful Friends (new and old), Sweet Food, and a Prize to Boot.
Click here to register (proceeds to benefit the Parish Mission)
up to 8 member on a team
Winter Alpha 2019
Come join us for our Winter Alpha.
God has so much MORE for us!
Be a part of the action!
We have both an evening and daytime option.
Mon. nights: February 11th-April 8th: 6:30-8:30pm
at Historic Saint Patrick Hall
Thurs. mornings: February 14th-April 11th: 8:45-10:45 am
at Holy Trinity Parish Center
Click here to register for Alpha.
Last Sunday we celebrated the Rite of Acceptance & Welcoming for our Catechumens and Candidates in the RCIA program. That fills us with joy in the Lord.
Through the process of becoming Catholic, we try to help people learn how to respond to the Lord every moment and every day of their lives. The process of being initiated into the Church is not so much about learning things as in a classroom but learning a way of life as an apprentice learns a discipline from a master and that master’s community.
By celebrating this rite, the person is officially and publicly declaring his or her intention to enter into a formal relationship with the Church, learning its ways and participating in its lifestyle.
This rite makes the person an official member of the Church as one who is preparing to be baptized. Therefore, the person is given an official title and role to play in the Church, that of “catechumen” which means “one in whom the Word of God echoes.”
Please continue to pray for each one of our catechumens and candidates as they now enter a period of deeper formation in the RCIA process.