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- 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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Memorial 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.
- 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.
Celebrating Confirmation 2015
About 30 high school students were confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel during an afternoon Mass Oct. 18 at St. Joseph Church. It was incredibly moving to see these teenagers embracing their Catholic faith and starting this new spiritual journey as fully initiated members of the church.
An audio recording of Bishop Siegel’s message to the candidates is available on our Liturgy Audio page.
Deep Cleaning St. Joseph Church ...
The Art and Environment Committee would really like to thank all those who came Oct. 10 and spent a good portion of their Saturday cleaning the inside of St. Joseph Church.
The parish group is certainly grateful to Kim Jones and Scott McLean who made this a service project for our school athletes. Thanks so much to all the students and parents for rolling up your sleeves and working so hard!
About 15 other parishioners who also helped with this deep clean of the church. Everyone made great strides in washing, brushing, and polishing this most special place where our parishioners come to pray for and with each other. It was a fun time with mops, brooms, treats and laughs.
Thank you to all of these individuals and families for your faithful stewardship of your parish!
Undy Sunday 2015 ...
St. Joseph’s “SNL” Youth Ministry took charge of the Undy Sunday project, inviting parishioners to make donations of new underwear, socks and diapers for those in need in our communities. Barrels were placed at church, school and parish hall doors. Teens then sorted donations and got them to Catholic Charities. Thanks to all for your support and kindness!
Catechetical Sunday 2015
It was a powerful moment as ministers were recognized at the 11 a.m. Mass on Catechetical Sunday Oct. 4 at St. Joseph Church. Leaders of faith formation in Religious Education, Youth Ministry, My Time with Jesus, St. Joseph School, RCIA, PWD, and more were invited to attend the celebration and receive their blessing.
Thank you to all those who willingly serve by proclaiming the Gospel message to the people of our parish community!
Pinking Out in the Parish Hall
Students, faculty, and staff participated in the first-ever “Great Viking Pink Out” Oct. 2 at St. Joseph School. Those who brought a donation could leave their uniforms at home and dress in pink for the day. In the end, the school raised nearly $300 for breast cancer research.
The day ended with an assembly with a surprise Flash Mob led by the teachers and staff and an impromptu sock hop. It was a very fun day that certainly raised awareness of a disease that impacts so many women and families every year. There were countless smiles during the festivities and after as people talked about this wonderful event honoring Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Faith, Families and Flat Francis ...
Students in St. Joseph Parish’s Religious Education Program took time during class Sept. 23 to learn about Pope Francis and his historic visit to the United States. Classes also participated in the “Flat Francis” project by taking group pictures with their cutout of the Holy Father around the parish.
RE Program Begins at St. Joseph Parish …
Students, catechists and parents came together Sept. 16 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. After praying together, the children went to their classes as parents were introduced to the program.
This year’s theme, “Building Faith and Family By Connecting Church and Home,” will focus on helping students and parents build a relationship with God and deepen their faith lives.
To assist with this task, RE is introducing Christ Our Life textbooks through Loyola Press. Christ our Life ensures knowledge of our faith, Catholic identity, and an enthusiastic response by children and adults to the Church’s call for a New Evangelization.
Following the brief introductory meeting, the parents toured the building to see RE in action!
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.
The Schedule for August and September is ready for our Liturgical Ministers.
Thank you for giving of your time to enhance the worship experience for our parishioners and guests.
Harold E. Splear, Jr., age 73 of Kankakee died Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Miller Healthcare Center...
Mary Jo Wells, 65, of Bonfield passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016, at her home. She was born on...
James D. Kessler, who was born Feb. 3, 1951, in Kankakee, passed away Feb. 22, 2016, in Phoenix,...
Marilyn Lucille Madge Granger, age 67, of Kankakee, passed away Saturday, July 2, 2016 at...
Registration open for Religious Education at St. Joe’s for next year.
Click here to download the 2016-2017 enrollment form. Print and complete the form and submit at the RE or parish offices or label an envelope and drop in the collection basket at Mass.
Click here to visit the RE Homepage to see the program in action!
For information about this fantastic parish ministry, please detail your questions here or call Anita Lovell or Jennifer Hoge in the Religious Education Office, 815-937-9340.
St. Joseph Manna fundraising has been upgraded! Parishioners and others can still get Manna after Sunday Masses at the school, but now we have online options for buying these gift cards.
Click here for details on the Manna program itself and find out about the new ways to participate electronically and get started!
Giving Thanks Video
Please watch this “Giving Thanks” video and be generous with your support for the 2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal of the Joliet Diocese. Click here to watch the full screen presentation.
The CMAA funds a wide range of ministries and programs, such as education of men preparing for the priesthood, Catholic schools,Catholic Charities in helping provide food, shelter, clothing, professional counseling and medical services to thousands in need, parish ministries and initiatives.
Click here to listen to Bishop Conlon's homily launching this year's CMAA with Fr. Tony's remarks about St. Joseph's and the Appeal.
Your support is very important to the success of this diocesan campaign!
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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 about these liturgies and to find out when the next the Healing Mass is scheduled at St. Joseph’s.