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.


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St. John's Food Pantry, which our parish supports

on a monthly basis, is in dire need of non-perishable

food items. 

If you are able to donate any items to their

pantry, please drop them off at the back door

of the rectory.  We will make deliveries to the

pantry.  God bless you for your generosity.


The Joliet Patch reported that Diocese of Joliet employees

will be receiving reduced pay throughout the month

of April.  Please be assured that the rectory office will

continue to be staffed to answer phones should any

need arise from our parishioners.  Our prayers are

with you and your families during these uncertain times.




The Diocese of Joliet is offering two Masses

each day from the Cathedral that can be viewed

via the internet as follows:


9:00 AM    Celebrated by Fr. Burke Masters and

                 Fr. Ryan Adorjan



11:30 AM    Celebrated by Bishop Pates





 All Masses and activities at

St. Joseph Church and Parish Park are cancelled 

until April 7th in accordance with the State 

of Illinois guidelines.


Please continue to pray as individuals and families 

for all affected by the virus. 

Know that we are praying for you and your health.



An update from Fr. Tim:

The Governor of Illinois has just issued a

Stay at Home Order. 

In compliance with this order, 

St. Joseph Church will not

be open for private prayer

on Saturday or Sunday.


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. 




We are sad to report that Holy Week and

Easter Masses & Services are cancelled.


Read the Bishop's letter here.


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 in the basket during the private times of

prayer over the weekend, or you can submit your

offertory gift via Online Giving through the link

on the right-hand column. 

We truly appreciate your continued support.



**All buildings on the parish campus are

closed per Diocesan guidelines.  This includes

the rectory, school building and Ferdinand

Hall as well as St. Joseph Park Hall.

No Admittance to these buildings

is allowed during the CoVid 19 epidemic.




The Parish Reconciliation Service scheduled

for March 31st has been cancelled.  


Religious Education classes are cancelled

until further notice.



Stations of the Cross are cancelled.


The St. Joseph Adoration Chapel is closed.



  ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of

these least brothers of mine,

you did for me.’

Matthew 25:40

As we follow the guidelines to slow the spread of the

Coronavirus (covid 19), we wish to offer our prayerful

support to everyone during these uncertain times.


Since physical contact is limited, make a telephone call to

check in with family members or neighbors to offer spiritual

support, groceries or meals you could deliver to their doorstep.


Our rectory remains is closed for business but will have

personnel availalbe for emergencies.  If you need to

schedule Masses or any other matter, please call

us at 815-727-9378. All parish business matters

will be conducted over the phone or via email to

jhalsne@stjosephjoliet.org Updates will be

posted to the parish website, www.stjosephjoliet.org,

as they become available during these times of uncertainty.


Please continue to pray for all those who are ill from this

virus and for all those who are caring for them. 

St. Joseph, pray for us!



Scholarships Available

St. Joseph Parish supports the Catholic Education

of our registered, active parishioners.  Elementary 

students can apply for the Parish Scholarship here.

Students in grades 6 - 11 can apply for the 

Klimek Scholarship here.  All applications are

due to the rectory no later than May 4th.

Call the rectory with any questions.




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.




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.



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                                      Every Life

           Cherished  *  Chosen  *  Sent






Novena to St. Joseph & Holy Hour

Our parish monthly Eucharistic Holy Hour will include a

Novena to St. Joseph at a future date.  Monthly novenas

are suspended until the health crisis is over. 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.  We will notify you

when Holy Hours will resume.




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shopping, while helping St. Joseph Church in the process. 

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Religious Education





St. Joseph 

Parish Museum










"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




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




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.



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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