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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Fr. Tim's Robocall, 9-17-2020

 

 

 

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.

 

 

St. Joseph Parish is once again participating in

Waterleaf Women's Services Virtual

Baby Bottles for Life!   

 

Click the photo below to visit our parish's 

webpage for this fundraiser.

Thank you for your support of this most

worthwhile organization!


 

When Masses are celebrated in Church, please remember you

must pre-register to attend. If you have pre-registered

but cannot attend, we ask that you please call the

rectory to let us know you will not be attending.

This will allow others to attend in your place. If you have

pre-registered but do not attend, your name will be removed

from that Mass. Thank you for your cooperation and

understanding.

 

You do not need to pre-register for

Masses at the Grotto.

 

 

 

         

 

 

 

St. Joseph Senior Christmas Bazaar 2020

We are sorry to say that the Christmas Bazaar

for 2020 has been cancelled due to the covid epidemic

State regulations. We look forward to seeing you

in November 2021.

 

 

 

Altar and Rosary News

Due to the pandemic there will not be an

Altar and Rosary meeting in September.

When we do have a meeting, the date

will be published in the church bulletin.

 

Our final total for our Spring Fair is $1,136.

Thank you all so much for your participation.

We are so blessed that our members are so

active in our Society.  Please stay healty and safe.

Barbara Guardia

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

Our Sunday Mass times in Church 

have changed. 

As a result of the parish survey,

Sunday Mass times in Church

are 8:30 & 10:30 AM.

 

This time change is for Masses held in

Church only.  

 

If you were previously registered for the

11:30AM Mass, please call the rectory and

let us know which Mass you will now be attending.

 

Grotto Masses are 4pm Saturday and

10am Sunday.

 

 

 

The 2021 Mass Book is open.

Please call or email the rectory to schedule

your Mass requests.

Thank you and God bless.

 

 

 

 

St. Joseph Parish and the Diocese of Joliet are overjoyed

to invite all the people of the Diocese of Joliet and

throughout the Church to join us in celebrating the

installation of our new bishop, Most Reverend Ronald

A. Hicks, later this month.

 

On the eve of the Installation, Bishop Hicks will join

our priests for a Vespers Service of Welcome at

the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.  This will

begin at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2020.

 

Bishop Hicks will be installed as the sixth Bishop of Joliet

by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, the Most

Reverend Archbishop Christophe Pierre, on Tuesday,

September 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The Installation

Mass will also take place at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus.

 

Due to the gathering limitations in place during

COVID-19, participation will be by invitation only.

Both events will be livestreamed for all to join

us virtually at http://www.dioceseofjoliet.org/ or http://www.youtube.com/DioceseofJolietIL.  

 

Welcome to the new

Bishop of Joliet,

Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks

 

 

 

For weekend Masses celebrated in Church,

you must call the rectory if you have not done so

already, 815-727-9378, to

register to attend Mass as seating is limited.

 

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.

  •     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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

       

Fr. Tim's Audio Calls

 


 

We need your help!

Our weekend to collect for St. John's Food

Pantry is September 26 & 27.         

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Read a beautiful poem about St. Joseph,

written by a friend of our parish.

Click here.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

The Diocese of Joliet is livestreaming Masses.

Visit www.dioceseofjoliet.org for more info.

 

 

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. 

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

until we all gather together again to

give praise & thanks

to our Lord and God.

 

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

 

 

What is AMAZON SMILE?

Amazon Smile is a simple, automatic way for you to

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!

 

 

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

doors.

No Registration

Required

 

 

The Adoration

Chapel 

is not open at 

the present time.

 

 

The Obligation to

attend Mass on

Sundays

is still lifted

as the

coronavirus

pandemic

continues.

 

 

 

 

Catholic Voters

Guide from

the USCCB

 

 

  

 

Register

for R.E. Now!

Religious Education

 

 

 

Shop

AmazonSmile

and earn

money for

St. Joe's

 

 

 

 

St. Joseph 

Parish Museum

 

  

 

 

 

 

"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

 

St. Raymond

Speaker Series

Resumes.

Click below

 

 

 

  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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Traveling? 

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Church near you.

 

 

 

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!

 

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