Welcome to Historic St. Joseph Catholic Church!

Mass Times


Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sunday, 8:30, 10:00, 11:30 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.



Abortion Legislation in Illinois General Assembly


Audio Message from Bishop Conlon for Mass





House Bill 2467 & Senate Bill 1594

  • Repeals Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act. This current law requires a parent or legal guardian be notified when a minor seeks an abortion.

House Bill 2495 & Senate Bill 1942

  • Repeals the current state ban on partial-birth abortions.
  • Defines abortion as a fundamental right.
  • Removes abortion clinics from regulations for serious medical procedures.
  • Removes the requirement that only doctors can perform abortions.

Links for Parishioners




FORMED Offers Lenten Resources

This Lent, walk beside Jesus as we read and discuss

Pope Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week in

a book club right on FORMED.

Tune in to FORMED Live on Monday, March 4 at 2pm ET

for the book club’s kick-off! Father Joseph Fessio, S.J.,

will share stories of his studies under then-Cardinal

Ratzinger and discuss the importance of this great book.


Sign Up for Daily Lenten Reflections!

Click here:


Totus Tuus 

An Energetic Catholic Vacation Bible School

Click here to learn more & to register your children,

grades 1 - 12



Novena to St. Joseph & Holy Hour

Our parish monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour will include a

Novena to St. Joseph on Tuesday, April 2nd, at

6 PM. Our parish patron, St. Joseph, is the patron of the

Universal Church. Having died in the "arms of Jesus and

Mary" according to Catholic tradition, he is considered the

model of the pious believer who receives grace at the

moment of death, in other words, the patron of a happy

death. St. Joseph is also the patron saint of families,

fathers, workers and those seeking employment, against

doubt & hesitation, cemetery workers, among many

other causes.


All are invited to join us in this monthly Novena

to St. Joseph and Holy Hour on April 2nd.


Please Note:  The St. Joseph Novena will be held

a week earlier in April - on April 2nd at 6 PM





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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!








Join the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm

and become a member of the SALT Community. 

Learn more here.



Read the 2018 St. Joseph Alumni Journal here !


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.




Religious Education















"And gradually,

though no one

remembers exactly how it

happened, the

unthinkable becomes tolerable. 

And then acceptable. 

And then legal.

And then  applaudable."

 - Joni Eareckson Tada

       Respect All Life

From the Womb

To the Tomb



Sacraments Parish Photos Our Faith


Saturday:  4:00 PM
Sunday:  8:30, 10:00, & 11:30 AM 
Weekdays: 8:30 AM
Confession: Saturdays,                         3 - 3:30 PM

Upcoming Events

Event Calendar
Map and Directions


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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