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.
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
Feast With Friends
Don’t Eat Alone on Thanksgiving
No one to eat with on Thanksgiving Day? Family live far away? Come to the Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall on Thanksgiving Day, November 28 and join some parishioner friends! We’ll begin to gather at 2pm and will eat at 3pm. Turkey and beverages will be provided. Please bring a dish to share, anything you like to eat on Thanksgiving. Or just bring yourself – we always have plenty for all. If you need a ride, call or text Donna Redding at 309.824.0857. We’ll celebrate our many blessings together!
Advent Communal Reconciliation Services
St. Patrick Church of Merna
Monday, December 9th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Bloomington)
Tuesday, December 17th 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
**We will not have a communal Reconciliation service at either Holy Trinity or Historic St. Patrick during Advent. However, all of our regular times for Confession at both parishes during weekdays and weekends will remain available.**
The envelopes for Christmas flower memorial donations are in your monthly contribution envelope packet. If you would like to make a memorial gift in honor of a loved one or loved ones, please print their names on the envelope and return it to the collection basket. Names will be presented in the churches and your gifts will be used to help prepare our churches for Christmas.
PIT Crew (Parish Intercessory Team)
The Most Essential Gift: Prayer!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-829-2197.
Remember last year when all those presents were under the trees at our churches? We’ll do it again this year to benefit dozens of families in our community, Faith in Action, and Birthright. You can select tags from our Giving Trees beginning November 23 and bring your presents or cash donations to the churches through December 15. Watch the bulletin for more information.
Youth Group Gathering
Sunday, November 24
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Historic St. Patrick Parish Hall
Historic St. Patrick Seeking Lead Decorator
Historic St. Patrick Parish is currently seeking an individual or couple to volunteer their talents as Head Decorator(s) for our Church. This person or couple would be responsible for organizing a team for decorating the church building for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and any other events throughout the liturgical year. This position would also involve working closely with other ministerial leaders and secretaries and priests for the sake of planning, organizing decorations, ordering needed additional decorations, as well as de-decorating after each season or celebration. This would be a great opportunity for a creative and organized person(s) interested in sharing their talents and working well with others.
Contact Fr. Stirniman via email or phone call.
Prayers for Priests, Seminarians and Vocations
Prayers for Priests and Vocations - Mark your calendar for November 10, 2019. 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 priests and vocations. Think of all that Jesus has done for us, especially the gift of our priests. Come and pray for them.
Church Cleaning ~ We clean each Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. New help is always welcome!
Meeting ~ Everyone is invited to attend the next Altar, Rosary and Activity Meeting this Tuesday, November 19 at 6:15 pm in our Parish Rectory. The meeting will be over by 7:30 pm.