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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!!
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!
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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.
Boldly witnessing faith on Pentecost
The confirmation candidates for 2015 were presented to the parish and blessed by the assembly during Pentecost Sunday Mass June 8 at
Following Communion, the candidates were dismissed to the
Meanwhile, the parents met with other members of the confirmation team in the parish hall and shared insights about the sacraments and the spirituality of their families.
We pray for the candidates and their loved ones as they start this new faith adventure!
*A Mass recording with the lovely Pentecost music sequence, confirmation dismissal and blessing of parish ministers and volunteers is available on our Parish Videos page.
Thank You from Youth Ministry
We so appreciate everyone who came out to show their support at our Car Wash and Soak the Deacon Fundraiser June 1. Proceeds will help with costs of sending teens to the summer Youth Leadership Conference and other ministry programs. Your generosity will not be forgotten!-St. Joseph Youth Ministry
Last Day of School Mass
The kindergarten class at
Fr. Tony’s homily and the Prayers of the Faithful (prepared and proclaimed by the kindergartners) are available on our Liturgy Audio page. A recording of the special morning liturgy in its entirety is on Parish Videos page.
Hats off to the Class of 2014
Twenty students graduated from
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.
Upcoming Mass of Anointing …
- St. Joseph Parish will host a Mass of anointing at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015. Priests of the area have been invited to celebrate the liturgy together and administer the sacrament for those who wish to receive it.
Click above to view a special video presentation about the Anointing of the Sick and the common misconceptions associated with this sacrament.
Anyone facing illness or upcoming medical procedures and those with health issues related to old age are certainly welcome to come and experience this sacrament of courage, strength and healing at our upcoming Mass of anointing.
A light lunch is planned after the Mass in the parish hall. (Please RSVP if attending lunch by calling St. Joseph Office, 815-939-3573).
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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.
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