St. Patrick Parish began as a mission church of St. John the Baptist Parish in Somonauk. The church was erected and dedicated in Bristol in 1885 and eventually came under the supervision of St. Mary Parish in Plano. In 1948, Bishop Martin McNamara of the Diocese of Joliet invited the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception to take over St. Patrick Mission and St. Mary Church in Plano. Land was obtained in the 1980s to accommodate the future growth of St. Patrick Mission.
A large parish center was built and dedicated in 1988 on the property at 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville. The last mass celebrated at the mission church in Bristol was Palm Sunday, 2000, after which the doors were locked and the Eucharist was carried in a procession to the parish center in Yorkville.
Construction began on a new worship space adjoining the parish center in July of 2000. On February 15, 2002, Rev. Bishop Joseph Imesch celebrated the dedication of the new building and designated the 117-year-old Mission as an official parish. The founding pastor was Rev. Jerome Zalonis, MIC who served until June of 2007 when the Rev. Dan Cambra, MIC, was appointed pastor. Rev. Matthew Lamoureux, MIC, was named pastor of St. Patrick Parish in 2009.
Father Matt is assisted by Deacon Doug Wells, Deacon Dale Metcalfe, Deacon Bill Johnson, and Deacon Victor Puscas.
St. Patrick Parish is an active parish following the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The parish sponsors numerous ministries designed to share the joyful message of the Gospel with the people of Kendall County.
As a Fox Valley community, Yorkville, is located approximately 45 miles southwest of Chicago. St. Patrick Parish is situated in a high-growth area.
The Religious Education program at St. Patrick is thriving and active. All catechists are certified by the Joliet Diocese.
The worship experience at St. Patrick is in union with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Our Mass and the Message Series offers the opportunity for the parish to reflect on a theme within the weekly mass readings from the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels. The Mass is highlighted by a growing music program that includes Praise and Worship music featured at the 5 p.m. masses on Sunday nights. St. Patrick offers choir opportunities for adults, teens, and children.