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St. Joseph Manna fundraising has been upgraded! Parishioners and others can still get Manna after Sunday Masses at the school, but now we have online options for buying these gift cards.
Click here for details on the Manna program itself and find out about the new ways to participate electronically and get started!
Did you know that making a blood donation can save up to three lives? Accident victims, surgery patients, and those fighting cancer and other diseases need blood to survive.
There is much technology in our world, but scientists have yet to develop a method for synthesizing blood. It’s up to us to share this most precious gift.
Our parish hosts regular Blood Drives as a way of following Christ’s mandate to heal the sick. Click here for details and find out when the next Blood Drive is scheduled at St. Joseph’s.
Memorial Pavers Available
Please consider adding a brick paver to the St. Joseph Parish Centennial Courtyard. Adding a paver to the beautiful display is a wonderful way of honoring or memorializing a loved one; conveying a message of hope or inspiration; sharing a verse of Scripture that is special to you and leaving your family's legacy at the parish.
Click here for complete details and to download the order form.
- Healing Masses are celebrated regularly at St. Joseph Parish. At these special liturgies, we pray for the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of those seeking healing. Immediately following Mass, individuals are invited to be prayed over by the celebrant and other ministers.
Click here for more details about these liturgies and to find out when the next the Healing Mass is scheduled at St. Joseph’s.
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Check Out Our Video Page
We’re spreading the Gospel in many ways at St. Joseph Parish. Experience or relive our feast days, special events, and weekend Masses.
Share our church and let your friends and family members know that video of our Liturgies are regularly uploaded to the Web.
RE catechists prepare for the start of class
At their orientation meeting Aug. 24, the Religious Education catechists talked about classroom and program logistics and discussed plans for the year ahead.
They began with Mass celebrated by Fr. Tony. He invited them to share their thoughts during liturgy. From comments about learning the rosary with chocolate chips in the classroom to moving stories about the program, the input highlighted their love for our children and obvious joy for being part of this ministry. We’re grateful that during the busyness of life these parishioners will be sharing their faith by word and example. RE begins Sept. 7.
We are still in need of volunteers for this rewarding ministry. Don’t miss out on the happiness that comes from being a RE catechist or aide. For more details, contact us here or call 815-937-9340.
BMCS begins inaugural year
Fr. Tony, Terry Granger (BMCS President), and Dana Berg (BMCS Principal, Bradley Site) ceremoniously kicked off the first day of school Aug. 18 at the Bradley site of Bishop McNamara Catholic School. Students, family, and friends joined them for a blessing and ribbon cutting to begin the inaugural year.
Help us honor the Sisters ...
Sr. Charmaine and Sr. Denise are celebrating 60 and 25 years of their profession. As we prepare to honor them in the coming months, we encourage parishioners to consider how these two caring women have impacted St. Joseph’s and we invite you to share some thoughts and memories of how their ministries may have touched your lives over the years.
Please visit our Contact Page and type some thoughts or congratulatory messages. We will publish them in the Sunday bulletin when we host our parish celebration, which will be announced soon. Thanks for your input! And, congratulations, Sisters!
Life-saving ministry at St. Joe's ...
A huge shout out of appreciation goes to everyone who shared the gift of life July 31 at our parish blood drive. We’re so grateful to them and everyone who helped before, during and after the event and those who brought treats for the donors and crew.
Since St. Joseph’s began holding blood drives in 2007, we have collected well over 1,000 units of blood with the potential of saving more than 3,500 lives! Join us as we go for 2,000 in the months ahead. Our Next Blood Drive is scheduled from 8:00 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 25. Donors will get T-shirts!
Three ways to register for Religious Education
There are three ways to register children for Religious Education at St. Joe’s. Click here to download the 2016-2017 enrollment form. Print and complete the form and submit at the RE or parish offices or label an envelope and drop in the collection basket at Mass. You can also request an enrollment form online or contact the RE coordinators at 815-937-9340.
All new and returning students must register. A $50 Registration Fee is requested at registration and a copy of Baptismal Certificates for new students. Tuition Fees are as follows: 1 Child—$130; 2 children—$225; 3 or more children—$315.
Click here for the special Summer Edition of the RE Newsletter.
Thank you from the "SNL" Mission Team
What an amazing Mission Trip experience July 19-22 that leaders of the parish’s “SNL” Youth Ministry put together for the young people.
The adults and youth participants headed out to Pembroke in the morning and helped residents with yardwork and home repairs. They arrived back at St. Joe’s in the evening for prayer gatherings and other activities. Staying at the parish overnight, the team started again each morning. The idea was reaching out in friendship to others and meeting Jesus along the way. We’ll have more about the trip in the coming weeks.
The group wants to thank everyone in our parish for their thoughts and prayers while we were working in Pembroke. We appreciate your love and support!
Faithful & Grateful at St. Joe's ...
Donations are greatly needed to maintain parish facilities and ministries. Please consider making an online donation to help St. Joseph Parish.
Irene Bydalek, 88, of Bradley passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her home. Visitation will...
Harold E. Splear, Jr., age 73 of Kankakee died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Miller Healthcare Center...
Mary Jo Wells, 65, of Bonfield passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at her home. She was born on...
James D. Kessler, who was born Feb. 3, 1951, in Kankakee, passed away Feb. 22, 2016, in Phoenix,...
- Parish T-Shirts & More!
- Purchase comfortable and stylish apparel celebrating St. Joseph's. Click here to view all options and logo designs and to place orders. Items can be picked up at Team Go All Out, 665 W. Broadway, Bradley.
- God is so good and we’re Faithful and Grateful at St. Joe’s!!
The Schedule for August and September is ready for our Liturgical Ministers.
Thank you for giving of your time to enhance the worship experience for our parishioners and guests.
Registration open for Religious Education at St. Joe’s for next year.
Click here to download the 2016-2017 enrollment form. Print and complete the form and submit at the RE or parish offices or label an envelope and drop in the collection basket at Mass.
Click here to visit the RE Homepage to see the program in action!
For information about this fantastic parish ministry, please detail your questions here or call Anita Lovell or Jennifer Hoge in the Religious Education Office, 815-937-9340.
St. Joseph Parish will hold a Protecting God’s Children session at 10 a.m., Saturday Oct. 29, 2016, in the Parish Ministry Center.
Online registration is required. Click here to sign-up. Select Joliet in the organization drop-down directory and St. Joseph (Bradley) when you reach the session list.
Mass of Anointing …
Anyone facing illness or upcoming medical procedures and those with health issues related to old age and their families are certainly welcome to come and experience this sacrament of courage, strength and healing.
Click here for the date and time of our next Mass of Anointing and more about details about this special liturgy and audio and video of the experience.
If you plan on attending the luncheon, please RSVP by calling 815-939-3573.
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