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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 and to find out when the next Healing Mass is scheduled at St. Joseph’s.
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- God is so good and we’re Faithful and Grateful at St. Joe’s!!
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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!
Marriage Celebration Weekend
The Council of Catholic Women and the people of St. Joseph Parish honored the Sacrament of Marriage with a special blessing for married couples at weekend Masses July 12 and 13. Congratulations for all of anniversary milestones throughout the year!
Communion Distribution Meeting
A special meeting was held June 18, 2014 for Hospitality Ministers, Eucharist Ministers and Homebound Ministers who serve at St. Joseph Parish. (A video of the meeting is available below.)
The meeting was in response to Bishop Conlon’s Decree on Communion distribution to those present at Mass who cannot join in the procession and distribution of Communion to the Homebound. To comply with the bishop’s decree some changes are being made in these areas at St. Joseph Parish. Hospitality Ministers, Eucharistic Ministers and Homebound Communion Ministers will need to know the new procedures. Click here for the instructions ministers were given at the meeting. Click here to read Bishop Conlon's Decree
We thank all of our ministers who give of their time and talent to make liturgy a wonderful experience for parishioners and visitors!
Vacation Bible School 2014
“Even though you’re different, Jesus loves you!” This was chanted over and over again as youngsters participated in
Click here for more on VBS 2014.
Youth Ministry Summer Cookout 2014
The Youth Ministry hosted a cookout with karaoke June 22 at the Ministry Center parking lot. It was a very fun and happy time for the teens, leaders and guests.
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.
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.
August “Gus” D. Lambert, 94, of Bradley passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Presence...
Patrick M. O’Brien, 68, of Bourbonnais, Illinois, died Thursday May 7, 2015. Visitation for Mr....
Lawrence Neil Ryan (Larry), of Bradley, Illinois, 81 years old, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at...
Patricia Knittel ,63, of Bonfield, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Riverside Medical...
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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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