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6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13
Youth Group Christmas Party at Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See!!
The cost is $5.00. Please bring a dish to share and “White Elephant” gift.
Cross Catholic Outreach
Fr. Paul Farin celebrated Masses Sept. 19-20, 2015, at St. Joseph Parish. This dynamic preacher is from Cross Catholic Outreach. Click here to listen to audio of his powerful homily.
Donations can be made at Cross Outreach Online, which highlights this wonderful ministry and details all the ways to get involved with it.
- 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!!
- 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.
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Above is a brief video presentation about Worldwide Marriage Encounter.
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Candidates celebrate the Spirit at retreat
The Confirmation Candidates at
The College Retreat Team of the
Fr. Tony celebrated Mass with the candidates, retreat leaders and confirmation leadership team at the end of the retreat. An impressive highlight of the liturgy was when the pastor invited the candidates to share some of their own thoughts and ideas from the sessions. Another moving part of the service was the contribution of a group from our parish Music Ministry who clearly put their hearts and souls into leading the music at the informal prayer gathering.
The Confirmation Candidates meet monthly for prayer and formation programs. The group is scheduled to be confirmed in fall 2015 during their sophomore year of high school.
A very special supper at St. Joe's ...
Students who will be receiving first Communion in the spring and their parents were invited for a special meal Jan. 22 in the parish hall. Jennifer Hoge and Anita Lovell, the coordinators of Religious Education, asked the families to set their individual tables for their pizza supper as they talked about how the church altar is prepared during
We share stories around our dinner tables and Scriptures during liturgy and we share food around our dinner table and Eucharist with our church family during Mass. These are both very special times to give thanks to God for the gift of love we have for each other and the many blessings in our lives.
The evening gathering certainly demonstrated the idea of the Eucharist as thanksgiving and offered the young people and adults a time to share their faith and enjoy a meal together, taking a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the daily routine.
Will you accept the challenge?
Remember the Ice Bucket phenomenon last summer? During his preaching on the Baptism of the Lord Jan. 11, Fr. Tony called out the parish with a Baptismal Challenge. No one doused themselves during Mass, but the assembly was blessed with holy water. Watch the video above. The clock is ticking. Will you accept the challenge?
Rest In Peace, Fr. John Antczak
Our dedicated priest in residence and loving friend,
Story of the Christmas Trees
If you have celebrated Mass with us during Advent and Christmas here at St. Joseph's you have surely noticed an addition in the sanctuary area. Many have commented on the beauty of these trees and have asked about them. Click here for the story of how the parish acquired these impressive decorations.
Merry Christmas from St. Joseph's!
Thank you to our presiders, deacons, ministers, servers, musicians and those behind-the-scenes who all made our Christmas Masses such beautiful expressions of our gratitude to God for the wondrous gift of the Christ Child. God is so good and we are Faithful and Grateful at St. Joe’s.
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.
St. Joseph Parish will offer a Mass of love and gratitude at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.
Join us as we give thanks to the Lord for all the blessings in our lives.
The Liturgical Schedule for December and January is ready.
Ministers are more than welcome to volunteer for our special Advent, Christmas and New Year’s services on the board in church or in the web terminal.
Click here for the current Liturgical Schedule at St. Joseph's.
Thank you so much for giving of your time to enhance the worship experience for our parishioners and guests.
Marilouise "Hun" Adams, 92, of Bradley, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at her home....
Armond M. St. Aubin, 89, of Bradley, passed away Saturday (Oct. 17, 2015) at Riverside Medical...
Lorraine Hoffman, 93, of Bradley, died peacefully at home October 15, 2015. Visitation will be...
Arrangements pending. Mr. Duchene passed away Oct. 10, 2015. ...
December 8, 2015
- Holy Day Masses
- 8:30 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Church
St. Joseph Manna fundraising has been upgraded! Parishioners and others can still get Manna after Sunday Masses and Thursday and Friday afternoons 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!
10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13, Parish Hall
Proceeds to benefit our Summer Mission Trip.
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.
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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.
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.