Directions to St. Joe's
- Awesome Parish Apparel Available!
- 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!!
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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.
- 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.
St. Joseph Parish hosts regular Blood Drives as way of following Christ’s mandate to heal the sick. It’s incredible that this simple deed can have such an impact on others. Click here for more details and to find out when the next Blood Drive is scheduled at St. Joseph’s.
Upcoming Blood Drive at St. Joe's ...
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. Join us at our upcoming Blood Drive at St. Joe’s.
- Sunday, July 31, 2016
- 8:30-1:00 p.m.
- Ministry Center
To make an appointment, call the church at 815-939-3573. If you’ve donated at St. Joe's before, you can click here to utilize our online registration or just “walk-in on the day.
Thanks for your support of this life-saving ministry.
CCW Marriage Blessing ...
The Council of Catholic Women and the people of St. Joseph Parish honored the sacrament of marriage and celebrated its gifts with a special blessing at weekend Masses July 16 and 17. It was nice for everyone to see the different anniversary years represented at the various liturgies. May the Lord continue to bless all married couples as they share their lives with each other. Congrats!
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.
Proceeds for Pembroke ...
St. Joe’s “SNL” Youth Group wants to say Thank You to everyone who came out to show their support June 12 at our Car Wash and Grill Raffle! The Winner of the Grill was: Dawn Dayhoff. Congratulations and Thank You all! The money raised will come in handy for our summer mission trip in Pembroke Township. Much appreciated!
Last Mass of the School Year
Sharon Skelly’s kindergarten class helped with Mass on the last day of school June 3. The liturgy included a beautiful tribute to the past and present with anticipation for the future. Fr. Tony’s homily and the Petitions (prepared and proclaimed by the kindergartners) are available on our Liturgy Audio page.
Confirmation Celebration at St. Joe's ...
It was a profound evening for the nearly 40 young parishioners confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel during Mass May 26. It was wonderful to witness how their study and formation had ultimately led them to receiving the sacrament.
The Spirit received will never leave them (once confirmed, always confirmed). So no matter what they do or don’t do in the years to come the Lord will always be with them waiting for them to call upon the Spirit for help and guidance. Bishop Siegel’s homily in its entirety is available on our Liturgy Audio page.
We pray that our newly confirmed will trust in the gifts of the Spirit and use them throughout their lives. Congratulations!
St. Joseph School's Graduation Mass
Seventeen students graduated from St. Joseph School during an evening commencement Mass May 21. Our prayer for these young people is that even when things get difficult in their lives that they will always remember kneeling in prayer at St. Joseph Church and knowing God loves them.
Fr. Tony’s homily in its entirety as well as Mr. Wilkinson’s remarks in presenting the graduates are available on our Liturgy Audio page.
Congratulations and Blessings, Class of 2016!
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.
- We have 19 young people and leaders of the parish Youth Ministry spending time this week on a Mission Trip in Pembroke.
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, as they go out to connect and help others. Be assured that each of you will be remembered in their prayers.
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,...
Marilyn Lucille Madge Granger, age 67, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at...
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 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!
The Schedule for June & July is ready.
Thank you for giving of your time to enhance the worship experience for our parishioners and guests.
Giving Thanks Video
Please watch this “Giving Thanks” video and be generous with your support for the 2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal of the Joliet Diocese. Click here to watch the full screen presentation.
The CMAA funds a wide range of ministries and programs, such as education of men preparing for the priesthood, Catholic schools,Catholic Charities in helping provide food, shelter, clothing, professional counseling and medical services to thousands in need, parish ministries and initiatives.
Click here to listen to Bishop Conlon's homily launching this year's CMAA with Fr. Tony's remarks about St. Joseph's and the Appeal.
Your support is very important to the success of this diocesan campaign!
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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.