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2018 First Communion Liturgies

On June 2nd, Seventy-Five Children received their First Communion (and two more were baptized), spread among three different Masses. Above is a video of one set of kids singing "Awesome God" with Fr. Pete (something they have been doing the last twelve years). To view all the pics, click the links below...


10:00 a.m. 1st Communion Pics CLICK HERE!

1:00 p.m. 1st Communion Pics CLICK HERE!

4:00 p.m. 1st Communion Pics CLICK HERE!


2018 Holy Week at St. Patrick's!


This year, two young adults from St. Patrick's Church received the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and Eucharist at our Easter Vigil Service Five other children were baptized as well. So many good folks were responsible for the myriads of events that took place this week.


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St. Pat's Irish Mass & Dinner

On March 3rd, St. Pat's celebrated its 180th Anniversary with a special Mass & Dinner, complete with bagpipe and folk music and the Keigher Irish Dancers. The house was full and the Irish Spirit was wonderful! Thanks to all who made this event a successful one!


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Ordination & Mass of Parishioner Fr. Matthew Gummess, OCarm

Congratulations to Fr. Matt, who was ordained a priest on Saturday, January 20th at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Chicago by Most Rev. Joseph Perry. His first Mass took place at St. Patrick's Church on Sunday, January 21st.


Click Here to View the Pics from Fr. Matthew's Ordination & First Mass


Click Here to View the First Mass Program Book that Fr. Matthew Celebrated


St. Patrick's 175th Anniversary Celebration


To a full house on September 7, 2013, Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon celebrated our Parish's 175th Anniversary Mass. In attendance at this event were dignitaries from the city, state and national governments. Congressional declarations were read by State Sen. Pat McGuire and US Congressman Bill Foster. With a bagpipe procession and our combined choirs, St. Pat's offered a fitting liturgy that well-represented the history of our parish.


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Pictures from our Storied History


Established in 1838, St. Patrick's Church established Churches through the Joliet and Chicago area. From St. Pat's stemmed for the parishs of St. Patrick's in Lemont, St. Joseph's in Lockport, St. Mary's in Minooka, St. Patrick's in St. Charles, St. John the Baptist in Joliet, St. Mary Carmelite in Joliet, St. Raymond's Cathedral in Joliet and much more! To view pictures from our history, feel free to view our cillection.


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