Service Ministries

On the second Saturday of every month, St. Patrick’s parishioners gather together to serve our elderly parishioners. We come together with compassion and joy to share the love of Christ, helping others in a multitude of ways. We have painted shutters, moved refrigerators, cleaned up yards and assisted the elderly or shut-in with tasks that are too cumbersome. Do you have a need that we can help with? Contact Lisa Owens to assist in helping or to request service.
All women who are members of St Patrick’s, age 18 and over, are automatically members of the Altar and Rosary Society. Active members are those who attend regular monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall. The Altar and Rosary Society is an excellent means of giving your time back to God and to meet others who are active in the life of the Church. Please see the Parish Calendar for meeting details.
The parish priest is available for those who were once married and are currently divorced. Please contact Fr. David at the parish office for further information.
Mowing the LawnThis committee consists of persons who are able and experienced in maintaining the church, rectory and grounds. These duties like building repair, electrical, plumbing, mowing gardening and snow removal. Billie Omer coordinates this effort, if you are interested in volunteering.
Teachers are always needed for the upcoming year and must attend the mandatory meetings set by the parish priest. Volunteers must complete the Safe Environment Program training and background check (required by the Diocese of Peoria). Please see Fr. David if you are interested in teaching.
At the beginning of Advent, St Patrick’s gears up for its annual Christmas decorating. Easter decorating involves building palm trees for the sanctuary. Volunteers are always needed. Contact the parish office to add your name to the Decorating Committee or watch the bulletin for opportunities.
On the second Sunday of the month Coffee and Donuts are served after Mass for all parishioners and visitors. It’s always a good time of fellowship and chatter. Catch up on what’s happening at St. Pats! Oh, and did I mention donuts? If you would be interested in helping with Coffee and Donuts, please contact the parish office.
This ministry serves to promote awareness, news and events concerning St. Patrick’s parish to the community. Duties involve the development of print or Web design materials, graphic materials, or written or vocal communications. Members strategize about effective communication vehicles. If you have a background in computing, graphic or web design, publishing or related fields, please consider supporting the parish. To post an event to the Web or for more information, please contact the parish office.

To post an event or comment to the Church Bulletin, please contact the parish office or email stpatrickshavana@yahoo.com.

Past bulletins can be viewed on the bulletin page.

Luncheons for the bereaved family can be organized and staffed by members of Altar and Rosary. Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve for each event. Please contact Sue Strauman to assist with meals or to request a luncheon.
St. Patrick’s greeters have the important position of greeting members and visitors at each Mass. They are the first person a visitor sees upon entering the parish and thereby, the first friendly face and extended hand potential members who are seeking Christ come in contact with. They are the face of Jesus. To be a Saturday or Sunday Mass greeter, please contact the parish office or talk to Mary Bares.
Money Counters assist the parish in the counting, sorting and depositing of collected monies. They must be a parishioner in good standing with the parish and are assigned by the parish secretary. Please call the parish office if interested.
Parish Council members have the important responsibility of creating and coordinating parish activities. Members must be active, supporting participants in the parish. Please see Fr. David for details.
St. Patrick’s Prayer Chain communicates parishioner intentions to those signed up on the chain through email. To register or ask for prayer, please contact Sue Strauman.