Parish Life

Parish Life

Parish Life encourages the Hospitality of Christ and building a Christian Community through ministries that include Calling and Caring, Marriage and Family, and Welcoming.

Your participation is encouraged and welcomed.  If interested in volunteering or if you would like more information about Parish Life please contact the Parish Office. 


Special Events: 

 Saturday, March 3, 2018            Marriage Enrichment Potluck

Click here for a registration form.

St. Joseph Marriage Enrichment invites all married couples to this special evening.  Whether just recently married or have celebrated many anniversaries, this time together encourages us to reflect on our marriage and love for each other.

Our evening will begin with potluck dinner.   Following dinner, Msgr. Martin Heinz will be speaking about “How to Keep a Happy and Healthy Marriage in the Hustle and Bustle of Daily Living.” 

Child care will be provided for children 4 years and older with a “Pizza & Movie Night”.  Cheese pizza and an ice cream treat will be served. (Pre-registration is needed.)

To register for this Marriage Enrichment evening please send in the registration form or call Toby & Jan Radcliffe at 815-354-4358 by February 28.  





On Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Marriage Enrichment Potluck Deacon Craig Robinson shared "A Reflection on Marriage in God's Plan of Salvation."

Deacon Craig was kind enough to send us some of his notes from his reflection. 
Click here to read prayers and highlights.






Parish Life sponsors many activities throughout the year for all parishioners of all ages:  



            Marriage Enrichment Potluck Supper                           Newcomers' Welcoming Buffet Dinner




Ice Cream Social was a special time to meet this year's R. E. teachers.




                                                                  Grandparents' Day Celebration brings everyone together!





                      Parish Life committees come together to plan for upcoming events.


To see additional photos of Parish Life activities please go to our website home page and click on the Photos tab at the top of the screen.