Welcome to Historic St. Joseph Catholic Church!

Mass Times

Weekends

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

 


                   

 

It's not too early to register

your children for

Religious Education Classes!  

Click on the Ministry tab above, then click

Religious Education to access registration

information and forms.

 

 

Novena to St. Joseph & Holy Hour

Our parish monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour will include a

Novena to St. Joseph on Tuesday, August 13th, 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 August 13th.

 

 

 

St. Joseph Parish Formed Parish Code:  PPGWWY

 

 

 

Catholic Charities Annual Back to School

Fair, August 1st.

 

 

What is AMAZON SMILE?

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support your favorite charitable organization every

time you shop, 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 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!

 

 

Wedding Anniversary Mass, Diocese of Joliet

The 41st Annual Diocesan Wedding Anniversary Mass

will be celebrated on Sunday, August 18 at 2 pm

at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet. Couples

celebrating anniversaries of 25 years, and more are

welcome to attend. Bishop Conlon will celebrate the Mass

and will lead all couples in a special renewal of wedding

promises. Those who bring a camera can also have a

special picture taken with the bishop on the occasion of

their anniversary. Please register as soon as possible by

calling the Office of Family Ministry at  815-838-5334

or register online at  https://conta.cc/2Jed044.

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 


 

 

 

 

St. Joe's Park

Summer Picnic

Schedule

Sacraments Parish Photos Our Faith
 

Masses

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 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 trone 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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