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.

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

Father Stirniman's Homily - 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9/2/2018
"Purification" - in the Gospel reading from Mark, chapter 7...and what's happening currently in the Church.
Download here - September 2, 2018

First Friday Memorial Association

Due to a conflict at Historic St. Patrick on October 5th, the First Friday Memorial Association Eucharistic Adoration, Confessions & Mass will be held at Holy Trinity. If you are serving in a ministry at this mass, please  plan on doing so for the mass at Holy Trinity.


Historic St. Patrick Annual Fall Bake Sale

You won’t want to miss this opportunity!

Our annual Altar, Rosary and Activity Society’s famous Bake Sale will be held Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30 after all Masses at Historic St. Patrick. Please drop off all of your donated cakes, cookies, brownies and scrumptious delights at the Parish Hall on Saturday, September 29 between 9 and 11am.

Holy Trinity Chili Cookoff

September 29 5:30 pm


Bring a crockpot of your best chili to enter into the Holy Trinity Cook Off.

spicy or mild?

white chicken chili?

Let’s see how many different kinds of chili we can taste in on evening.


Let us know how many pots of chili you will bring by signing up on the Holy Trinity website.

The Hospitality Committee will have:extra chili, hotdogs, cornbread, deserts, drinks, crafts & games


Click Here to be directed to the Chili Cook-Off Sign Up Genius Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c44aea78-holy

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.

Dinner For 8: A fun and casual way to grow in community.

Join a group of wonderful adults who want to get to know others better

and help make the bigger church just a little smaller.

3 Meals, 8 people, and a whole load of fun.

Please register by Monday, September 24th.

Click here to join a group.

Youth Group

It is that time of the year - the start of Youth Group! We have an exciting schedule planned this year.
Our first meeting is this Sunday, September 23rd at the St. Pat’s Parish Hall from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. We will provide the meal and snack to kick-off the year. If your teen would like to bring a friend, please have them extend the invitation.
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. Thank you for those parents who signed up for multiple nights last year!

We also have our annual registration form that we need you to complete.
For more information, Contact Rich Kato @ rwkato@att.net or online at either of the Parish Websites!

  Please join us at Historic St. Patrick

 Latin Rosary

Saturdays prior to the 8 a.m. mass (7:15 a.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 23 after the 4 p.m. mass

Women's Holy Hour

Sept. 24 at 8 pm

St. Therese of Lisieux Novena for Vocations

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux, the patroness of vocations, on October 1, we will pray her Novena and ask for her intercession for a call to the consecrated or religious life or for marriage for our parishioners. We’ll begin the Novena after each weekday and weekend Mass at both of our parishes starting September 22 and ending on September 30th, the eve of her feast day. Copies of the prayers of the Novena will be available in both churches, and you are welcome to take one home to pray the Novena with your families. We’ll celebrate the Feast of St. Therese on October 1.

Consider attending the Annual Diocesan-wide Holy Hour for Vocations in honor of St. Therese on October 1st at 6:30pm at Sacred Heart Church, 504 Fulton St., Peoria. For more information, check out the website comeandfollowme.org.

The Parish Nurses are sponsoring a presentation by the Alzheimer's Association

Holy Trinity Parish Center

Thursday, Oct. 4th at 7 PM.

The Presenter will be given by Elizabeth Hagemann, Manager, Education and Outreach

To register please go to communityresourcefinder.org or call 309.662.8392.

When someone you know shows signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Conversations with family members about memory loss and changes in behavior can be challenging and uncomfortable. Join us to learn tips to reducing the stress related to doctor’s visits, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

 Dementia Conversations: This workshop will offer tips on how to have honest and caring conversations with family members about 1) Going to the Doctor, 2) Deciding When to Stop Driving, and 3) Making Legal and Financial Plans.

Prayers for Priests, Seminarians and Vocations

Mark your calendar for August 12, 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 priests and vocations. Think of all that Jesus has done for us, especially the gift of our priests.  You prayers make all the difference!

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