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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! 

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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.

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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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Filled with wisdom, insight, and humor and written by trusted Catholic authors, Take Five for Faith is a simple way to keep you focused on your faith as you start your day. Download the App and open it on your mobile device to read a new message everyday.

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Click here and describe your request if you’d prefer to get these as e-mails.

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Word on Fire is packed with content, such as audio and video clips, blogs, and commentaries, for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith or deepening their own spirituality. The site was founded by Father Robert Barron, a renowned author and theologian and on-air contributor, analyst and writer for various media outlets. He is also the creator and host of “Catholicism,” the groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith.

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Are you and your spouse looking for the perfect weekend? A weekend to bring you closer together? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend is exactly what you are looking for.

Above is a brief video presentation about Worldwide Marriage Encounter.

This continually updated marriage enrichment program takes couples away from the distractions of everyday life to focus on each other. Instead of simply listening to lectures about how to improve your marriage, you will actually be improving your marriage.

 Click here for complete details, including the dates of upcoming weekends in the Chicago area and online registration.

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.

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An Italian Beef Luncheon is scheduled from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Parish Hall. Free picture with Santa and goody bag from his elves.

The cost is $9 for Italian Beef Sandwhich or two pieces of pizza and all the fixings. Come and visit with Santa and help with the “Let the Sun Shine In” project as proceeds will go to replace more windows in the convent.   

Liturgical Schedule

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The Schedule for December and January is ready for our Liturgical Ministers.

Click here to view this new schedule. Click here to access the Web Terminal. Click here to view a tutorial for the Web Terminal.

Thank you for giving of your time to enhance the worship experience for our parishioners and guests.

We have a number of Advent and Christmas services coming up ... Please feel free to volunteer in the Web Terminal.

Volunteers are always needed to help at liturgy as altar servers, Eucharistic ministers, hospitality ministers, lectors, and Mass coordinators. For details and training, contact Paul Storer, 815-939-3573 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Parish T-Shirts & More!
 
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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!!        

Memorial Pavers Available

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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.

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Visit the online Center for Action and Contemplation to experience the works, writings, and preaching of Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, and to subscribe to his daily meditations. An internationally known speaker and author, Fr. Rohr provides up-to-date, thought-provoking insights into the presence of Christ in our lives.

Mass of Anointing …

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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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Get meditations from renowned priest and author, Henri Nouwen. These e-mails will inspire and guide your mind and heart. Click here to subscribe and for more spirituality resources. 

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