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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.

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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.
Awesome Parish Apparel Available!
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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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Filled with wisdom, insight, and humor and written by trusted Catholic authors, Take Five for Faith is a simple way to keep you focused on your faith as you start your day. Download the App and open it on your mobile device to read a new message everyday.

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Click here and describe your request if you’d prefer to get these as e-mails.

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Visit the online Center for Action and Contemplation to experience the works, writings, and preaching of Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, and to subscribe to his daily meditations. An internationally known speaker and author, Fr. Rohr provides up-to-date, thought-provoking insights into the presence of Christ in our lives.

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Word on Fire is packed with content, such as audio and video clips, blogs, and commentaries, for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith or deepening their own spirituality. The site was founded by Father Robert Barron, a renowned author and theologian and on-air contributor, analyst and writer for various media outlets. He is also the creator and host of “Catholicism,” the groundbreaking, award winning documentary series about the Catholic Faith.

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Get meditations from renowned priest and author, Henri Nouwen. These e-mails will inspire and guide your mind and heart. Click here to subscribe and for more spirituality resources. 

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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.

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Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015
8:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ministry Center Parking Lot

Proceeds will help interested teens experience our Lord in a profound way at the National Catholic Youth Conference.  

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St. Joseph’s recently mailed the Beacon to parish families. Click here to check out this newsletter and to see and read about some things happening at our church community.
An archive of past issues is available on our Parish Newsletter page.

New principal is ‘super excited’ 

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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.

Mr. Wilkinson plans to write regular entries on the Principal Page to update and inspire parents and others with the wonderful things going on at St. Joseph School.

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St. Joseph Parish will hold a Protecting God’s Children session at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Ministry Center. Online registration is required. Click here to sign-up. Select Joliet in the organization drop-down directory and St. Joseph (Bradley) when you reach the session list.

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Memorial Brick Pavers Available ...

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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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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.

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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.

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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.