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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.
- 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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Faithful & Grateful at St. Joe's
St. Joseph Parish is acknowledging the abundance of God’s blessings with Faithful and Grateful at St. Joe’s. We are faithful people with much to be grateful for! The only way we can continue to grow our parish and implement the mission and vision of the parish is to increase our offertory gifts.
As part of our program to educate our parishioners about the importance of Sunday offertory, we are asking each family of the parish to contribute on a regular basis. Weekly or monthly gifts are equally appropriate. The regular schedule of consistent giving helps us plan and implement the ministries and programs of our wonderful parish more effectively.
A brochure about our parish life and detailing Faithful and Grateful at St. Joe’s and suggested giving has been mailed to each registered household. Click here to view the brochure online. Help us by completing your Commitment Card (received in the mail or at Mass) and returning it to the parish. The commitment process has proven to help parishioners become more aware of their giving, and the Commitment Card is an important physical reminder of your personal intention to give.
We also encourage all parishioners to consider our electronic giving method and to setup your reoccurring offertory gifts electronically. Click here to download and print the sign-up form for Auto-Deduct of your Sunday Contribution. This is certainly the easiest and most efficient way of being consistent with your giving. Thanks so much for your support of
Faithful! Grateful! Blessed!
Students, catechists and parents prayed in gratitude to our Lord Sept. 17 as the Religious Education program began another year of classes at St. Joseph Parish. The coordinators welcomed the children and parents and thanked the catechists for giving of their time to share the faith with youngsters of our worshipping community. This year’s RE theme centers on prayer and gratefulness.
Buddy Bench Blessing
Friends and family gathered with parishioners after Mass Aug. 24 to bless and dedicate the Buddy Bench in honor of Cale Osterhoff. Cale’s teacher, Amy Nugent, and classmates at
Please view this very touching service on our Parish Videos page.
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
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 School's 4th Annual
- 5K Run/Mile Walk/Kid’s Dash
- When: Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015
- Where: Perry Farm Park
- Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
- Online Registration
Join us in promoting a healthy and fit lifestyle while raising funds to enhance our school’s technology program.
- Please register online for the 5k or the other activities at the above link. For more details or to volunteer, e-mail Megan Brooks through our School Contact Page.
New principal is ‘super excited’ to get started!
St. Joseph Parish is happy to announce that Tony Wilkinson has accepted the position of principal of St. Joseph School.
The energetic principal and family man comes to St. Joseph’s with a wide variety of experiences with 20-plus years in teaching and administration.
Look for more about Tony Wilkinson and his thoughts and enthusiasm in the parish Bulletin, upcoming Beacon newsletter and meet and welcome our new principal at the school’s 5K fundraising event, Saturday, Aug. 15 at Perry Farm. (5K info and online registration is above).
Leo A. Klonowski, 94, of Bourbonnais, passed away Friday (July 24, 2015) at Miller Health Care...
Norma Fitzgerald, 89, of Bourbonnais passed away Tuesday morning, July 21, 2015. A funeral Mass...
Lucille J. Marcotte, 88, of Bradley passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015, at River North of...
Leonard H. Benoit, age 83, of Bradley, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Presence St. Mary’s...
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.
- 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.
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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