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Advent Candle Lighting Ritual
Parishioner Sandy Sollers and her great granddaughter, Drea Tomsic, took part in the Advent Candle lighting ritual at Mass at St. Joseph Church. It was a very happy moment for the two of them and an inspiring scene for the rest of the assembly. We thank all the families who participated in lighting of the Advent Candles during the Advent Season at St. Joseph's.
Advent Bingo 2013
Lighting Our Way to…Christ
During this Advent Season families spread the light of Christ while having fun playing a few games of Bingo! Participating families were given a weekly bingo sheet filled with opportunities to share their faith and call a bingo. Click here for the complete story, including what participating families said about Advent Bingo.
Advent Prayer Tree at Church Entryway
Once again this year, a prayer tree was placed in the entryway of our church. It was decorated with prayer requests from many people in our parish and surrounding communities who have contacted our Prayer Line Ministry with their personal petitions.
There is great power in prayer … It is a gift we can give one another that has no cost with no waiting in line, bows or wrapping needed. It is simply an act of love that we can “gift” those in need.
Click here for more information about the Parish Prayer Line.
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.
Our parish community celebrated Commitment Sunday and launched Faithful & Grateful at St. Joe’s Oct. 18-19, 2014. Videos of these special liturgies, which include the powerful testimonies of our witness families, are available on the Parish Videos page. If you were away from the parish on Commitment Sunday or would like to relive the experience, please view these awesome videos! Thanks for your support!
Calling All Parish Families!!
Harvest Sunday: Nov. 2 & 9, 2014
St. Joseph’s will be hosting Harvest Sunday this year, and we are calling on the entire parish to make this annual Food Drive a success!!
Youth Ministry groups from our area will be joining together to collect enough food to take care of the ever-growing needs of the poor in our communities. Please consider giving some of your time to help with this fun and necessary project. Make it a family affair. Click here for more details and to download youth permission and adult volunteer forms.
If you are willing to assist us, contact Deacon Jerry by calling 815-932-2780 or through our Contact Page.
Mary Doris Gordon, age 87, of Bradley, IL, peacefully passed on Oct. 27, 2014. Visitation for Mary...
Barbara J. Wood, 72, of Bradley passed away at Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Sunday, Oct. 26,...
Brian L. Osterhoff, 64, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday (Oct. 25, 2014) in the emergency room...
Egidio G. "Jay" DeFelippis, 86, of Bourbonnais, passed away Thursday (Oct. 23, 2014) at Presence St....
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