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Sister Helen Kavanaugh, CND (Sr. St. Helen Margaret), a member of the Congregation of Notre Dame, died at Andrus-on-Hudson, in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, on April 23, 2021 at the age of 85.

Born in Chicago, Sr. Kavanaugh was the daughter of John Kavanaugh and Nellie Moran.  Sister completed her elementary education at Holy Rosary School and her secondary education at St. Louis Academy, both in Chicago. She earned a Bachelor of Science in English from Loyola University in 1957 and later earned a Master’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and a Certification in Theology from the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago.

After professing her first vows as a Sister of the Congregation of Notre Dame on August 24, 1961 Sr. Kavanaugh served many years as a High School Teacher in Schenectady, NY, Waterbury, CT, Providence, RI, and St. Michael’s Indian School, AZ. She also served as Director of Formation for the Congregation and member of the Province Council. In Kankakee she taught and was Dean of Girls at Bishop McNamara High School and more recently ministered to the elderly and sick at Heritage Village, St. Patrick Parish and in other parishes. In 2019, Sr. Kavanaugh retired to Andrus-on-Hudson where she continued her ministry of prayer and visitation through her phone calls with her brother Tim and daily encounters with her CND sisters and those who cared for her.

Sr. Kavanaugh is mourned by her community, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, by her brother Tim from Tinley Park, IL and his family, and by her many friends and associates. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Jack, and her sister Margaret.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in the chapel of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Danbury. Arrangements are being handled by Ruggiero Funeral Home, Yonkers.


Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic: Save the Date! Join us for the 2021 Fightin' Irish 5K Ken Klipp Classic on Monday, May 31st (Memorial Day)! Whether you're an avid runner, a new runner, or walker, we would love to see you at this fun school event. Sponsorship opportunities and virtual options are available! Questions, reach out to the chairpersons, Haven and Anna Provost at FightinIrish5K@bmcss.org, see the Tuesday Folder insert, or visit our website at bishopmac.com/5K for full event details.


At the Easter Vigil

on Saturday, April 3rd,

Bruce C. was received into the Catholic Church, was confirmed in the Holy Spirit, and received the Eucharist for the first time.


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Per the Diocese




By way of reminder, I will mention again that those wishing to attend Mass on Tuesday morning and Thursday morning do not need reservations. Those planning to attend Saturday evening and Sunday morning Masses, however, will need reservations. Very simply stated, Weekend Mass Reservations can be made, beginning after 9:00 A.M. on Monday morning, by accessing our on-line Mass Reservations site at https://bit.ly/StPatrickChurch or our telephone site at 815-932-6716, Ext. 999. Reservations for Saturday and Sunday Masses officially close at noon time on the previous Friday. For the foreseeable future, the church doors will be opened twenty minutes before Mass begins. For the Saturday 4:00 Mass, doors will open at 3:40 P.M. For the Sunday 7:00 Mass, doors will open at 6:40 A.M. For the Sunday 10:00 Mass, doors will open at 9:40 A.M. For Weekday 7:15 Mass, doors will open at 6:55 A.M. Effective as of Saturday, March 21st, and continuing for the coming months, we will once again be using the Front Doors to enter for all weekend and weekday Masses. At the conclusion of our celebrations, we will be exiting the church via the Southwest Door and the Northwest Door.

Father John



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 Temporary Mass Schedules

Weekday Mass (Tues. & Thurs.) - 7:15 a.m.

(No Reservation Needed for Weekday Mass)


Weekend Masses by Reservation

Saturday - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday - 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


Confessions -  by appointment only at this time

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