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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.


Chicago Radio personality Kevin Matthews will share

his spiritual journey of finding a broken statue of the

Blessed Virgin Mary during a talk at 7PM, May 29th, at

St. Joseph Catholic Church, 416 N. Chicago St., in Joliet. The free  event is open to the public.


Matthews will tell his story of his early years in radio and stand-up comedy, his successful career, his struggle with multiple sclerosis, his awakening to the dignity of women, and, importantly, his chance encounter with a broken statue of Mary left next to a dumpster and all that happened as a result.


He had made the decision to not repair the statue to perfection because he said the broken hands reminded

him that everyone is broken inside and the statue gives

him and others hope.  Matthews, who wrote the book, 

Broken Mary: Journey of Hope, will also bring the statue that hundreds of people have lined up to see and pray to after hearing his compelling story of hope and healing. His book will be on sale and there will be a book signing.


In 2008, Kevin Matthews, a well-known ABC and CBS

radio personality in Chicago, was disgnosed with

multiple sclerosis. He was a radio host for 17 years on AM1000, The Loop, and ABC and CBS radio, and also

the voice of his sports commentator, Jim Shorts, and

other characters.


Matthews entertained ten million listeners weekly, sold

out every appearance in the Midwest, and performed in

front of 65,000 fans at Grant Park. He traveled around the world, met the famous, had babies named after him, and helped countless charities.  He entertained hundres of thousands of people inside prisons, army bases, and backyards.


For more info, contact the rectory, 815-727-9378.




St. Joseph Parish Formed Parish Code:  PPGWWY


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




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, June 11th, 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 June 11th.






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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!






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





Religious Education













"And gradually,

though no one

remembers exactly how it

happened, the


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


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
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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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