Welcome! / Bienvenidos


Hello and welcome to our parish.  My name is Fr. Jhakson Garcia, and I am the Parochialgarcia,jhakson Administator of St. Patrick’s Church. I hope you can find what you are looking for here, but if not, you know where to find us. 

To stay up to date on our parish happenings, I encourage you to check back here frequently, check out our news and events page, or find us on Facebook.

Above all, please know that you are in my prayers, and please pray  for me.

In Christ,

Fr. Jhakson Garcia Mendez

¡Hola! ¡Bienvenidos a nuestro nuevo sitio web! Soy el Padre Jhakson Garcia, Administrador parroquial de ésta su Iglesia de San Patricio. Espero puedan encontrar la información que buscan al entrar a este sitio, en caso contrario, pulse aquí.

Para mantenerse actualizados acerca de lo que acontece en su parroquia, les recomendamos visitar regularmente este sitio, checar la sección de eventos y noticias, o bien visitar nuestra página en Facebook.

Sepan ustedes que siempre les tengo presentes en mis oraciones. Asimismo, les pido oren por mí.

Servidor en Cristo,

Padre Jhakson Garcia Mendez



Dear Parents & Schools,

We wanted to provide you an update about our tax credit scholarship application.

Over the past week we have identified the technology problems that caused our application to fail and are now in the process of solidifying solutions to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Demand for the Empower Illinois scholarship is significant, last week resulted in one of the largest day 1 launches in the country ever.

In addition to leading technology experts, we have brought together a diverse group of partners from the secular, Lutheran, Catholic, Muslim and Jewish school communities to oversee the work and to set the path forward. In addition to adding capacity, we are also working to lessen the drain on servers and make the application process less stressful.

As a result, we are still likely at least two weeks away from making the application available. An exact date has not been determined but we will provide at least one week notice before the application reopens.

It’s important to remember that this is a delay only and does not impact the availability of scholarships from us or other SGOs in the state. The program has received $45 million in pledges and we are all working hard to raise more for Illinois kids.

We know your children only get one chance at a great education and providing a fair opportunity for families to get an Empower Illinois scholarship is our highest priority.

Stay tuned to our website  and Facebook page and we will continue to email those who have signed up via our website.

Thank you for your continued patience.