Welcome to Historic St. Joseph Catholic Church!

Mass Times


Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM
8:30 AM

The Sacrament of Confession
Saturday, 3 - 3:30 PM
Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Litany to the Blessed Mother, and the Rosary are recited every Saturday beginning at 3:00 PM.


As living members of the Body of Christ, the people of 

St. Joseph Parish embrace the Traditions of the Church  as given to us by Christ. 

Empowered by the Holy Spirit we teach, live, and love one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, and celebrate the Word of God as a faith-filled community that welcomes all who seek the truth.  We celebrate the presence of God in our midst through worship, service, and catechesis.  In accordance with the teachings of the Church, we work to assist all parish members in discerning the truths of our faith and the moral obligation to which we are called to live the Gospel.  Email us.


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                               Click Here to Register for Mass

 Everyone who wishes to attend weekend Mass 

must register through Sign Up Genius each week.


If the Mass you would like is full, please try to register for

a different Mass time or for the next week.  The

Dispensation for not being able to attend Mass

during the pandemic is still in effect. We understand

that not everyone will be able to attend Mass with the

seating limitations.  Pray that restrictions will be lifted

soon and we will all be able to celebrate Mass together

as a parish family.


If you have registered but are unable to attend, please

cancel your registration to open up a seat for another

who would like to attend Mass.


If you know a parishioner who does not use the

computer, please ask them to call the rectory

to register. 


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of

the protocol we must follow to keep everyone safe

during this pandemic.




Introducing a new Advent journey for

you and your family

Join us for the Road to Bethlehem, a journey that includes

daily Advent reflections and enrichment from FORMED.

We will be sending you handpicked videos, talks, and

texts every day throughout Advent to nourish your

spiritual life. Sign up today to prepare for the coming of

our Lord Jesus at Christmas! www.FORMED.org



This week's parish news from Fr. Tim



St. Joseph Parish is once again participating in

Waterleaf Women's Services Virtual

Baby Bottles for Life!   


We have reached our fundraising goal; HOWEVER,

Waterleaf Women's Services still has 1,492 virtual

baby bottles to fill. If you have not already

made a donation, would you please consider

doing so? God bless you for your generosity!


Click the photo below to visit our parish's 

webpage for this fundraiser.

Thank you for your support of this most

worthwhile organization!



Pray together, Stay together

Rosary Campaign




Click on the image above for

additional info

November 21st through December 13th





If you are not receiving Fr. Tim's weekly calls,

please call or email the rectory and give us

your current phone number.  Thank you.




Amazon Smile is a simple, automatic way for you to

support your favorite charitable organization every

time you shop, especially during the Christmas seacon,

at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com,

you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection

and convenient shopping experience at Amazaon.com, 

with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion 

of the purchase price to your favorite charitable



You can use your existing account on Amazon.com. 

Remember to go through Smile.Amazon and select

St. Joseph Parish as your charity of choice. Click on

this link or the icon in the right-hand column to begin

shopping and helping St. Joseph at the same time!



Scrip Gift Cards are available to purchase for all

of your in-person or online shopping needs.  Use

them for groceries, gift-giving occasions, back-to-

school shopping, gas, and much more!  Call the

rectory to place your order or order directly through www.ShopWithScrip.com.  St. Joseph Parish earns

a rebate on all Scrip Gift Cards purchased.  

Order by Dec. 10th to ensure delivery

by Christmas.




The 2021 Mass Book is open.

Please call or email the rectory to schedule

your Mass requests.

Thank you and God bless.





Per the diocese and the governor we have to know who

is attending each Mass for the purpose of contact

tracing in the event that someone gets sick.  


  •     All parishioners must enter through the
        Chicago Street doors for weekend Masses.

  •     Face coverings/masks are required for everyone                      over 2 years of age.

  •      Follow instructions from the ushers upon entering                 Church.

  •      Ushers will seat you and will dismiss you after                      Mass has ended.

  •      Confessions will be heard from 3 - 3:30 PM,                         Saturdays or by appointment with Fr. Tim.


Guidelines to return to Church

                 Click to read

Communications from the Diocese of Joliet

relating to Covid-19



The Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays

is still lifted as the coronavirus

pandemic continues.





We need your help!

Our weekend to collect for St. John's Food

Pantry is December 12th & 13th.        



St. Joseph Parish supports the 

St. John Food Pantry with a

collection on the fourth weekend

of each month. 



Could you make a monetary donation or bring an item or two

of non-perishable ood or a household item (cleaning product,

shampoo, etc.) to help St. John's Food Pantry?


Monetary donations can be mailed to the rectory or

dropped through the mail slot in the front door of the

rectory. Non-perishable food donations can be dropped

off to the back porch of the rectory or in Church

at your convenience.


Many are in need during this time.  With children home

from school and adults not working full time or at all,

so many are lacking basic necessities, like food. May

God bless you for your generosity and prayerful support.





We recognize the centrality of the Eucharist in

our Catholic Faith, but the present crisis requires

us to follow directives that will eventually

minimize this pandemic.


So Storm Heaven with your prayers and recite

the following prayer as you make your

Spiritual Communion with Christ.



An Act of Spiritual Communion  


My Jesus, I believe that You are present in

the Most Holy Sacrament.

I love You above all things, and I desire to

receive You into my soul.

Since I cannot at this moment receive You

sacramentally, come at least spiritually

into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were

already there and unite myself wholly to You. 

Never permit me to be separated from You. 




Thank You!  Thank You!

 We truly appreciate everyone

who has mailed in their offertory envelopes or

made online donations to St. Joseph Church.

Your generosity is helping us to maintain the Church

we all love and to keep the lights and heat on.


We depend on your spiritual and financial support to

continue the operations and ministries at St. Joseph Church. 

If possible, please prayerfully consider continuing your

donations to St. Joseph Church during these

uncertain times.  Your offertory gifts can be mailed

to the rectory, dropped through the mail slot 

in the front door, or you can submit your

offertory gift via Online Giving through the link

on the right-hand column. 

We truly appreciate your continued support.





The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal for 2020 will kick

off in February.  Click on this link to watch the video.

Information will be mailed to diocese households.



                                      Every Life

           Cherished  *  Chosen  *  Sent




Let Great Lake Scrip gift cards help with your shopping 

Great Lake Scrip gift cards are a convenient way to do your

shopping, while helping St. Joseph Church in the process. 

Purchase gift cards - the same you would purchase in

stores - at face value through the Church. Use the cards

to fill up your vehicles with gas, purchase groceries and

gifts, dine out, and so much more!  Click on the Great

Lakes Scrip icon above or call the rectory for additional

information.  NEW!  You can now place your order online

and pay with a credit card!  Save time. Save Gas.









Weekday Masses

8:30 AM

Enter through

Clay Street


No Registration




The Adoration


is not open at 

the present time.



The Obligation to

attend Mass on


is still lifted

as the













Religious Education







and earn

money for

St. Joe's




Free Catholic


Movies, Books,

and More!




St. Joseph 

Parish Museum








"And gradually,

though no one

remembers exactly

how it

happened, the


becomes tolerable. 

And then acceptable. 

And then legal.

And then 


 - Joni Eareckson Tada







All Life


From the Womb

To the Tomb





National Day of Remembrance -

Watch the

ceremony Here

St. Joseph Park,

Sept. 12th

Thank you to our

Prolife Committee

for coordinating

this beautiful event

and to

Channel 6 JCTV

for filming.









Cyber crime has hit

St. Joseph and is

hitting dioceses

nationwide. If/when 

you receive an email

from Fr. Tim

requesting you to

purchase a gift card

or to urgently contact

him via email, 

please delete it!

It is a scam!

This email scam is

also using other

priests’ names in the

diocese asking for

money or gift

cards.  Parishioners 

should contact the

parish office to verify

the legitimacy of any

suspicious request

they may receive.







Prayer to St. Rocco

O Great St. Rocco,

deliver  us, we

beseech thee,

from the scourges

of God; through

thy intercession,

preserve our bodies

from contagious

diseases, and

our  souls from

the contagion of 

sin. Obtain for us

salubrious air; but

above all purity

of heart.



St. Rocco is the

patron saint

of epidemics 

and the

gravely ill.

Sacraments Parish Photos Our Faith




Saturday:  4:00 PM
Sunday:  8:30 & 10:30 AM 
Weekdays: 8:30 AM
Confession: Saturdays,                         3 - 3:30 PM

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar
Map and Directions





How to pray 

the Rosary





How to pray the

Chaplet of 

Divine Mercy




Prayer for Those

Considering an Abortion

Heavenly Father, You who breathe life into creation by the power of the Holy Spirit, and make each and every person in Your image and likeness, send forth the Holy Spirit anew upon those who are contemplating an abortion. Dispel their fears, comfort them in sorrow, and grant them courage to choose to bring forth this new life into the world, which is a precious gift from You.

Provide for them love and support from those around them to help ease the burden they carry at this time. Help them to see the light of Your face and Your joy. Delight in them and their child, and grant them a spirit of wisdom and understanding to direct their path.  Amen.


Mother Mary,          

You experienced misunderstanding for your unexpected pregnancy. Pray for your children who are contemplating an abortion. Intercede for them before the throne of God that they might have the grace to give life to their children, and teach them how to give of themselves in self-sacrificial love as you did.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.



Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.










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Please continue to pray as individuals and families 

for all affected by the virus. 

Know that we are praying for you and your health.

St. Joseph, pray for us!




Click above to read

a beautiful poem 

about St. Joseph

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