Ministries

Music Ministry

Join together in song, under the talented direction of our Music director. Rehearsals for Holy Week and Easter are on Monday evenings, 7pm in the Churcht. Sing at the Holy Week services at 7pm  and Easter Vigil at 7pm and Easter Sunday at 9am. Sing at other special events as scheduled. Contact the Music director, Cathy Engler at MusicCathy@stpatrickwiltoncenter.ort or calling the parish at  815-478-3440.

Women’s Group - Council of Catholic Women

All women are welcome! Gatherings are on occasion and announced in the bulletin and in this space when scheduled. Chair of the CCW is Carmen Kinsella. For more information contact the rectory

Pro-Life Rosary

Unite as a community praying the Rosary for the sanctity of all life from conception until natural death on the First Saturday of Every month at 9am.  No experience required. Rosary Rally for life  in October; watch bulletin for more information.   

If interested in any of these ministries, please contact the Rectory or call 815-478-3440.

Eucharistic Adoration

Tuesday after the 5:30 pm Mass until 9pm. Also Friday morning after the 9am Mass until 11am.  Also, 24 Adoration is held on the Friday before First Saturday from July through December. The Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by volunteers who sign up for one hour or more to pray before the Lord Jesus present in the Monstrance.

Finance Council

Advises the Pastor on financial matters of the parish and school. Responsible for monitoring all income and expenses, and approving the annual budgets. Members of the Finance Council are Steve Robbins and Alan Stauffenberg Interested parishioners should contact Father Steve or call the rectory at 815-478-3440


Knights of Columbus

Meet monthly in the Church hall - Grand Knight is Mike Parker

Offertory Counters

Teams of volunteers count the funds collected at Mass each week after the Sunday Morning Mass. Each team counts about once a month. Contact the parish office if you are interested.

Parish  Council

The PPC is involved in most activities and programs effecting the liturgical and spiritual life of St. Patrick Parish. Chair of the Parish Council is Jerry Kinsella.  Interested parishioners are asked to contact the parish office for more information

Current Parish Council Members Are:

Chair - Jerry Kinsella
Vice-Chair - Gladys Meyer
CCW Chair - Carmen Kinsella & Cathy Engler
Music Ministry - Cathy Engler
Religious Education - Roberta Stauffenberg
Any parishioner of St. Patrick Parish is always welcome at the montly meetings held on the Fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 pm in the rectory.  See bulletin for infomation or call the parish office.
 

Mass Assistance

Men or women who help set up for Mass; Funerals; Baptisms.

Stations of the Cross

Held during Lent.  This year, 2017, Stations will begin on Monday March 6 and go through Monday April 3 at 6:30 pm.  On Good Friday, April 14, stations will be at 3:00 pm.

Usher

Volunteers who assist people to their seat if necessary. They also take up the collection. Volunteers are always needed, please contact the parish office.

 

Altar Server

Boys and girls from grade 2 and above who assist the priest at the liturgy.

Baptism Preparation

Preparing parents for the formation of their child’s faith.

Eucharistic Minister

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and to the sick and homebound.

Flowers and Grounds

Volunteers who care for and beautify the grounds and church. Currently our Grounds Keeper is Marilyn Cieply

Greeters

Parish volunteers who warmly welcome parishioners as they enter the Church for Mass.

Lector

Reader who proclaim the Scriptures at Mass and other services.

Liturgical Linen Service

Responsible for the preparation and care of the altar linens. This includes the washing and ironing of purificators, corporals, and altar linens.

RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation – preparation of adult candidates for Catholic sacraments.

Sacristan

Duties include preparing the altar for Mass and cleaning the altar following Mass.