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5th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph,
Happy Fifth Sunday of Easter!  The Easter Season is passing quickly during these most unusual times.  Today’s gospel offers us consolation and hope as Jesus reminds us that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  Let us approach him in prayer this Sunday with our families, in the hope that soon we will be able to approach him with the whole family of faith, with all the baptized at Holy Mass.
Below is the link for the gospel and my homily, followed by the link for the full Mass with Bishop Barron.  Let us pray together rejoicing in our Lord!
Fr. Gregory

4th Sunday of Easter

Dear Parishioners of St. Joseph,

Attached is my homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, traditionally called “Good Shepherd Sunday” because all the prayers and readings of this Sunday focus on the image of Christ as the Good Shepherd of us, the sheep of his flock.  What a comforting  image for these difficult days!  As always, following the link for the gospel and my homily is the link to Bishop Barron’s website so that you can pray the entirety of the Mass.  Please join me in praying to our Good Shepherd this Sunday!


Fr. Gregory

Father Greg’s Corner

Stations of the Cross

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1st Communion Message

Father Greg Rothfuchs

Dear Parents of First Communicants,
These past two Saturdays, I know, have been difficult for your family and particularly for your children since the joy of receiving the Eucharist for the first time did not happen as we had all been hoping it would since last year.  But it will happen!  I’ve made a little video of encouragement for your child which you can access at the link below.  Please watch this with your child and remind them that the Lord truly does wait for them in the Blessed Sacrament...
Fr. Gregory

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Welcome to St. Joseph!

MASSES HAVE BEGUN! All Masses are being held in the Activity Center. Reservations are needed. Call the rectory at 815-838-0187 if you would like to participate in this weekend's Mass. Weekend Mass times are: Saturday at 4 pm, Sunday at 8 am, 10 am, and Noon.

WEEKDAY MASSES HAVE BEGUN ALSO! Masses Monday through Friday are at 7:15 a.m. in Church.

Rectory hours: 8:30am-3:30 p.m.Monday thru Friday. Drop off your Sunday contributions to the rectory, mail them to 410 Jefferson, or place them in the brick mailbox outside the rectory. Consider signing up for Electronic Giving. Call the rectory if interested.

St. Joseph parish is hosting a blood drive on October 4, 2020 in the mobile coach. Antibody testing is also available. Sign up online or call the rectory for an appointment!

Confirmation candidates may pick up their Confirmation robes during rectory office hours.


Weekly Mass Times



8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:45 AM
7:15 AM
7:15 AM
7:15 AM
7:15 AM (9:30 AM during school year)
7:15 AM
4:00 PM Vigil Mass

Every Saturday at 5:00 PM in church