Directions to St. Joe's
- The Principal Search Committee met June 26, 2015. A letter from Fr. Tony about the meeting will be printed in the Sunday bulletin and e-mailed to school families and parishioners.
During the meeting, the group studied the Principal Survey results and crafted interview questions based on these findings. The committee also discerned six possible applicants. Interviews are scheduled to begin in the coming weeks.
Click here to read the complete letter from Fr. Tony about the progress of the committee.
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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.
- 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 and to find out when the next Healing Mass is scheduled at St. Joseph’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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First Day at St. Joseph School
Students returned to
The students wasted no time in getting into the spirit of celebrating their faith at Mass. The choir sounded awesome as the young musicians sang praises for our Lord with conviction and enthusiasm. It was a wonderful display and happy celebration!
A Huge "Thank You" from Religious Education
There was a wonderful response to the Supply Our Students collection at Masses Aug 16-17, 2014.
Thank you so much to all the people who donated school supplies over the weekend at church and the others who dropped supplies off at the parish. These gifts will be very useful as we start this new year of faith formation. We are grateful for your generosity and hand in helping to build the faith of our youth!
Anita Lovell & Jennifer Hoge
St. Joseph Religious Education Coordinators
Church audio at home or on the go …
Go to our parish Liturgy Audio page and find homilies from weekend Mass and other special celebrations at
Joanne Hart retires from active ministry
In acknowledgement and gratitude for her many years of service in music ministry, Joanne Hart was recognized during the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass Aug. 3 at
After the blessing, the assembly showed their appreciation with a standing ovation for the retiring organist.
“Why should I serve others?”
The Confirmation Candidates were called forward after Communion at 11 a.m. Mass July 20 and dismissed. Meeting with the Confirmation Team, the incoming high school freshmen talked about ways they might be called to build the
The theme of the afternoon gathering, “Why should I serve others,” was explored in a variety of activities, including a card stacking game. The winning team won DQ dilly bars!
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.
To schedule your appointment, please call the church at 815-939-3573, or click here to utilize our online registration—you will need your username and password.*
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*If you don’t have an online account yet, you can create one at the link above if you’ve given blood with Heartland before. You will need your Donor Number, which is printed on your Heartland Donor Card. If this is going to be your first donation with Heartland and St. Joseph’s, call the number above to sign-up or just “walk-in” on the day.
Memorial Brick 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.
For the past year the Confirmation candidates have been seeking a personal relationship with Christ, growing in Faith and serving others.
Watch the video above and enjoy a glimpse into their journey.
These high school students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation during a special Mass Oct. 18, 2015, at St. Joseph Church.
Robert "Rob" Tassic, 33, of Bourbonnais, passed away Saturday, June 20, 2015. Visitation will be 4...
Genevieve A. Benoit, 93, of Bradley, passed away Wednesday (June 3, 2015) at Presence Heritage...
David M. Fregeau, 69, of Bradley, passed away peacefully Saturday (May 30, 2015) at Northwestern Memorial...
Edna M. Rivard, 91, of Bradley, passed away Tuesday (May 19, 2015) at Miller Rehabilitation...
Manna gifts cards are available for purchase after the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday Masses and from 2:30-4:00 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays at the main entrance of the school. This is an easy way to help parish ministries. Click here for the details and an order form.
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