The calendar is in PDF format.April 2013 Parish Calendar
There will be something for everyone at our parish picnic!
Food, Drinks, Bingo, Raffles, Games, Big Wheel, and
If you'd like to donate bakery or volunteer to work a couple
of hours, give us a call at 815-727-9378.
Mark your calendars!
You won't want to miss this picnic!
Religious Education (CCD) - begins Sept. 10, 2013
Students in grades 1 through 8 who do not attend a
Catholic day school should be
enrolled in Religious Education classes. It is important to continue the Catholic
religious education of our children.
Bible Study—September 25, 2013—October 30, 2013
This is a very well attended event in
our parish. The six week course is open to
everyone. The topic will be posted shortly. . All are invited to attend on Wednesdays
from 7:00—8:30 p.m. in Ferdinand Hall (the building behind Church.).
Young Adult Ministry - begins September 20, 2013
The Young Adult Ministry will
meets on the third Friday of the month
September 20, 2013, and meets every other month. Adults in their 20's, 30's, & 40's
– single or married— are most welcome! The group will meet on Fridays in the Legion
Room at St. Joseph Park from 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Attendees will be able to talk with each other about living their
faith in today’s world, listen to speakers on topics relevant to where they are in their
lives, and enjoy refreshments and friendship in the newly renovated Legion Room.
RCIA - begins
October 6, 2013 - April 13, 2014
All who are interested in becoming Catholic or who are Catholic and wish to come into
the fullness of their Catholic faith by receiving Sacraments, join us for RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults) classes. The purpose of the RCIA is to allow an adult to understand the
gift of Christ, both within themselves and through the life of the Church. During a six
month period of study and reflection, each adult who participates will be strengthened
spiritually in the teachings of the Catholic Faith. At the conclusion of this instruction, the
adult is ready to join the Church through the reception of the sacraments of Baptism,
Eucharist, and Confirmation. This takes place at the Easter Vigil service in the spring. At
St. Joseph Catholic Church there is no cost for joining the RCIA program. In addition,
all are welcome to participate, from those with no experience in the faith to those
who have been catechized.
For information, please call Rob Passehl at 815-693-1100 or the rectory at 815-727-9378.
We invite all parishioners to attend one or more of these upcoming programs. For information