Welcome to Historic St. Joseph Catholic Church!

Mass Times

Weekends

Saturday, 4:00 PM
Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30 AM
Weekdays
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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Listen to Fr. Tim's weekly call here

 

 

  December 5th   O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

         Mass times:  Saturday, 4pm

                              Sunday, 8:30 & 10:30am

 

 

Read Bishop Ronald A. Hicks' December Reflection
Click here.

 

 

We've partnered with FreeWill to make planned

giving easier than ever. 

 

Visit freewill.com/dioceseofjoliet to write a will

at no personal cost, and include the necessary

language to support St. Joseph Parish with 

a gift in your plans. 

 

FreeWill's online will-writing tools allow 

you to make a lasting gift to St. Joseph Parish

quickly and easily.

 

 

 

We will collect food for St. John's Food Pantry

earlier in December.  Please bring your donations the

weekend of December 18th & 19th.  Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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a portion of the purchase price to your favorite 

charitable organization. 

 

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!

 

 

The Adoration Chapel is open

 The Chapel is open Monday through Friday, 9AM - Noon. 

Face masks are required regardless of vaccination status

 and social distancing will be observed. 


 

 

Listen to Fr. Tim's weekly announcement

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.

 

 

2021 CMAA: Help Catholic Charities shine the light of Christ

To witness how gifts to the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal

(CMAA) help Catholic Charities, click here. Kathleen Langdon,

Interim Executive Director for Catholic Charities, shares how

thankful their ministry is for all the CMAA does to help our

vulnerable neighbors in need with basic necessities such as
food and shelter. To make a secure gift to the CMAA,

please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Per the Diocese of Joliet, face coverings are

required to be worn inside all diocesan buildings.

 

 

 

Prayer for the Year of St. Joseph

 

Holy Saint Joseph, guardian of Jesus Christ,

husband of the Blessed Mother and patron

of the Catholic Church, we pray to you for

guidance this "Year of St. Joseph" proclaimed

by Pope Francis.

 

You have showed us by your loving ways, the 

value of work and the joys of fatherhood.

By teaching God's Son to do the will of His

Father you have given us the path to do the

same.  By your example, you have encouraged 

us to accept others as they are, without exception.

 

To you Saint Joseph, our Heavenly Father entrusted

his only Son, Jesus Christ to your tender care and

upbringing.  In you, our Blessed Mother Mary

placed her love and trust.  Through your mentoring,

Jesus Christ became man.

 

We praise you and ask of you to defend us and our

loved ones from every evil and guide us with your

grace and mercy.   Amen.

 

 

 

 

Year of St. Joseph

December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021

Litany to St. Joseph

Click here

 

 

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. 

Save Time  *  Save Gas  *  Shop SCRIP 

 

 

St. John's Food Pantry Monthly Collection

Our weekend to collect for St. John's Food

Pantry is December 18th & 19th. 

 

St. Joseph Parish supports the St. John Food

Pantry with 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 for the summer, so many are lacking basic

necessities, like food. May God bless you for your generosity

and prayerful support.

 

 

 

 

                           Every Life

            Cherished  *  Chosen  *  Sent

 

 

 

The Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal for 2021 

is in progress.  Click on the image above 

to learn more or to make a donation. 

Information has been mailed to

diocese households.

 

Read Bishop Ronald Hicks' Reflection here.

 

 

 

St. Joseph Church is now open to full capacity.

Praise be to God!

 

If you are unable to worship with us in person,

please 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. 

Amen.

 

 

 

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. 

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

in the left-hand column above.  

We truly appreciate your continued support.

May our Lord bless you in all you do.

 

 

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekday Masses

8:30 AM

Enter through

Clay Street

doors.

Face Masks are

required inside

Church

 

 

 

 

The Adoration

Chapel 

 is open

Monday - Friday,

9AM - Noon

 

 

 

The Obligation to

attend Mass on

Sundays

is still lifted

as the

coronavirus

pandemic

continues.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Religious Education

 

 

 

 

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St. Joseph 

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"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

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

SCAM ALERT!!!
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.

Amen.

 

St. Rocco is the

patron saint

of epidemics 

and the

gravely ill.

 

 

Sacraments   Parish Photos Our Faith
 

 

 

Masses

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.

Amen.

 

 

 

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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