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

Masses Times:
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.

Other Mass Times:
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(A Holy Day of Obligation)
Friday, December 7 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 - 8 a.m. 

Christmas Eve
Monday, December 24 - Masses at 4 pm & 10:30 pm

Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 25, 9 am

Solemnity of  The Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019, 9:30 am (confessions 9 am)

Eucharistic Adoration:
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.

Office Hours
Monday 10 a.m. - 12 noon
Tuesday- Thursday 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 noon

2018 Giving Tree Ministry is underway!

 The Giving Trees are full of tags for families, individuals, and Birth Right, all needing our assistance again this Christmas season.  As a reminder, 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.  A financial donation option is also available.  Envelopes will be on the trees, which can be returned with cash or check in an offertory basket at upcoming masses.  We would appreciate gifts and donations be returned by Sunday, December 16.  If you have questions or would like to learn about volunteer opportunities, please contact Don Schiller at either dschiller@comcast.net or 309-825-2527.

 Help Decorate Our Churches for Christmas
All are welcome to join in the festivities as we decorate our churches for the Christmas season! Please come share in the joy of decorating our Churches.
Holy Trinity will decorate after the 10 a.m. mass on Dec. 23 &
Historic St. Patrick will decorate after the 8 a.m. mass on Dec. 23.
We’ll need strong backs, fluffing fingers, and warm hearts. Don’t miss the fun and holiday cheer!

Youth Group

Our next meeting is Sunday, December 10
at the St. Pat’s Parish Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
This will be our annual Christmas Party!
We will provide the meal and snack.

All teens are invited!
We will be using Sign-up Genius to sign up for our meals this year. There are only 11 meals to sign-up for the whole year! We ask that you prayerfully consider signing up for these slots. The meals can be simple - a pasta dinner with a simple dessert, mac and cheese, hot dogs, sloppy joe's. There are two slots available for each date - a meal and a snack/dessert.

For more information, Contact Rich Kato @ rwkato@att.net or online at either of the Parish Websites!

Prayers for Priests, Seminarians and Vocations

Mark your calendar for December 9, 2018.  That is the next date for our 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 for priests and vocations.  During this season of Advent let us prepare for the coming of Jesus by praying for His priests and ask Him to give us more priestly vocations for our diocese.  At this time when we think of gifts, let us thank the Lord for the gift of His priests.

Historic St. Patrick 125 years

Click Here to view a Sampling of Photos from our special Day!

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.

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HOLY TRINITY
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)

Advent Eucharist Series: The Presence

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Diving into the Eucharist this Advent might just be the best way yet to prepare for Christmas!

This amazing 3-part series, 'The Presence', will help us come face-to-face with the gift of Jesus in His great gift of the Eucharist.

Monday Evening, December 3rd, 10th, & 17th, 7:00-8:30pm
Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall
1207 Locust St. Bloomington

(click to register)

Please join in on the celebration. All are Welcome!

We are overjoyed to have several participants in RCIA who are considering becoming Catholic. They have been pursuing their faith journey and are nearly ready to participate in the Rite of Acceptance that will take place the Second of Advent, Dec. 9th They will declare their intention to join the Catholic Church, and we as the Church will accept and welcome them as persons who intend to become members of our Catholic community.  

They have been studying and praying, asking God to open their hearts to hear His voice. Please pray for them in their discernment process to do the will of God and follow the path Jesus has planned for them and join us in this celebration during the 10:00 am Mass.

  Please join us at Historic St. Patrick

 Latin Rosary

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.

 

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