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!
4th Sunday of Easter
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!
1st Communion Message
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 (9:30 AM during school year)
4:00 PM Vigil Mass
Every Saturday at 5:00 PM in church