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For information about our Parish response to the COVID-19 threat, CLICK HERE 

To see our new Divine Mercy Chaplet Meditation Video, CLICK HERE

To see recordings of our Live Streamed Masses, CLICK HERE

 
Dear Friends in Christ,
 
With the new shelter in place rules instituted by the Governor of the State of Illinois, and out of an abundance of caution intended to protect the most vulnerable members of our population, no public celebration of Daily or Sunday mass will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church until further notice. The Bishop of our Diocese has dispensed Catholics from Mass obligations until public Mass is once again permitted.
 
The parish office will not have regular hours while the Church is closed. Weekly collection and building fund donations may be placed in the mailbox by the parish office door or sent via US Mail. Should an emergency need for anointing of the sick be required, call 815-678-7421 and leave a message. We advise parishioners to keep informed by checking Facebook or signing up for text messages from Flocknote
 
In lieu of confessions in the Church during our isolation period, I offer two options. Either make an Act of Contrition after thoroughly Examining Your Conscience, then say five Hail Mary prayers as a penance, or take advantage of our Confession by Car on Saturday afternoons from 3:30-4:30pm in our parking lot. Find the car with a traffic cone by it and pull up to say your confession. Then you can drive over to our Park & Pray area to say your penance in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
 
The Park & Pray area is located along Commercial Street. By the window marked with white bunting you will see a Monstrance which contains the Blessed Sacrament. It will remain in place 24 hours a day until we resume Public Masses. I encourage daily prayer from your car in the Lord's presence. I also ask that everyone pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet twice daily using your Rosary, and that on Sundays you read the Scriptures together with your family in lieu of Mass. At 9am on Sundays we will live stream Mass and at 3pm on Sunday afternoons in the Park & Pray area, Deacon Norm will lead those in attendance in the Divine Mercy Chaplet. 
 
Hopefully we will all take this opportunity to strengthen our time in prayer and grow spiritually. I look forward to the day when we will be able to celebrate together in our Lord's house once again.
 
Yours in Christ,

   

Monsignor Martin Heinz

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Mass & Confession Times

Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions currently in place, the normal Mass schedule is suspended.

Weekend Masses:
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Weekday:
Mon-Wed. & Friday 8:00 a.m. Mass
Thursday--8:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Word with Communion

First Friday
8:00 a.m. Mass followed by Adoration and Confessions

First Saturday:
8:00 a.m. Mass followed by St. Peregrine Devotion for cancer and Confessions



Confession Times

Saturdays: 4:00-4:30 p.m.
First Fridays: after the 8:00 a.m. Mass
First Saturdays: after the 8:00 a.m. Mass
2nd & 4th Wednesdays: 7:00 p.m. during the Holy Hour

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Welcome to St. Joseph

  • Our Patron, St. Joseph
  • The Blessed Sacrament during Adoration
  • A cross made from a Blessed Palm
  • Preparing for Live Stream of Mass
  • Our Park & Pray area
  • Altar & Rosary Society
  • Holy Thursday Blessing during the Covid-19 Isolation
  • Our Worship Space
  • Our Church at the Start of Spring
  • Easter
  • Respect Life
  • Marriage Enrichment Dinner
  • Parish Picnic
  • Parish Picnic
  • Our Worship Space
  • Knights of Columbus grill for Parish Picnic
  • Parish Life Ice Cream Social
  • Altar & Rosary Society Pie Sale
  • Altar & Rosary Society Plant sale
  • Altar & Rosary Society Rummage Sale
  • Altar & Rosary Society Bake Sale
  • Candle-light Vigil
  • Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast
  • Our church
  • Cooking for KC Pancake Breakfast
  • KC St. Patrick Day Party

Virtual tour of St. Joseph Church

Click here to see a virtual tour of our beautiful church!

Office Hours

Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions currently in place, the normal business hours are suspended.

Monday -- Friday
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Staff

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