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BIG NEWS!!! The deadline for the Knights of Columbus Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest is extended to November 15, 2021! Kids in 8th through 12th grade are encouraged to enter. Top prize in each grade is $50.00. Pick up an entry form at the Parish Office.

 

 

Monsignor Heinz will lead a Bible Talk on the Letters to the Corinthians, at 7:00pm on five consecutive Tuesday nights, starting on Spetember 22, 2021  

 

 

Welcome...

Dear Friends in Christ...

My name is Monsignor Martin Heinz. I am the Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and as the spiritual leader of our Parish and Christ's ambassador within our Community, I am often called upon to comfort those experiencing grief, anxiety, and loss.
 
During those times of darkness which we all experience, I urge everyone to banish feelings of worry and stress by remembering the words found in Jeremiah 29:11, speaking of God's love for us. "For I Know The Plans I Have For You, Plans to Prosper You and Not to Harm You, Plans to Give You Hope and a Future." More important than confronting grief in the momment, however, is preparing for it by establishing a firm foundation in faith as a means of bringing about peace in our lives. 
 
Bad things will happen to us. There is no way of knowing the time or the severity, and the key to dealing with any catastrophy is in how we choose to soothe our pain so we can carry on. Instead of seeking temporary solace in material excess, substance abuse, or sexual promiscuity, I urge each and every one of you to establish a relationship with Jesus Christ, seek his counsel, and live your fullest role within God's plan. In this way you become prepared, so you can find the richness and fulfilment of true peace in the midst of anguish.
 
If you've been a Catholic all of your life, it's time to delve deeper into your faith. If you are just awakening spiritually, and want to present yourself before the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ, our Church is waiting to welcome you. Daily Masses are at 8:00am, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with a Communion Service at 8:00am Thursday. The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 5:00pm. Sunday Masses are at 8:00am and 10:30am. Confession is offered from 4-4:30pm on Saturday afternoons. The 8:00am daily Mass on the First Friday of the month includes Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions. There is an additional daily Mass on the first Saturday of each month at 8:00am with Confessions and Veneration to St. Peregrine, the patron of those suffering from Cancer.  
 
I believe that with our eyes solidly on the Lord, we can all turn any time of tragedy and isolation into a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our souls and grow spiritually. Don't waste the opportunity. Don't wait another day. Say yes to the invitation given to you by Jesus! 
 
God Bless you all.
 
Monsignor Martin Heinz
Pastor, St. Joseph Catholic Church

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Mass & Confession Times

MASS TIMES
Weekend Masses:
Saturday at 5:00p
Sunday at 8:00a & 10:30a
Weekday Masses:
Mon-Wed. & Friday at 8:00a
Liturgy of the Word with Communion
Thursday at 8:00a
First Friday Mass
8:00a followed by Adoration and Confession
First Saturday Mass
8:00a followed by St. Peregrine Devotion for cancer victims, and Confession

CONFESSION
Offered Saturday Afternoons from 4-4:30p

PRIVATE PRAYER
St. Joseph Church will be open on the same days as the Parish Office for private prayer following the 8:30 am Mass until 2:00pm. Enter through the Main Church Door at Route 12, or utilize the accessible entrance near the handicapped parking spaces next to the courtyard on the north side of the Church.

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Office Hours

The Parish Office is located at 10519 N. Main Street in Richmond, Illinois 60071

Office Hours are...
Monday & Tuesday 8:30a to 2:30p
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:45a to 2:00p

The office will be closed during Business and Liturgical Holidays and occasionally just because.

Virtual Bulletins


  • Sun, Oct 17th

  • Sun, Oct 10th

Virtual tour of St. Joseph Church

Click here to see several virtual views of St. Joseph Catholic Church captured by Dan Van Den Broeke at DV360 www.dvdigital.us

Welcome to St. Joseph

  • The Altar
  • The Orsolini Bell
  • Relic of the Scourging Pilar
  • Barb keeping the Message Up To Date
  • The old church at Liberty and Commercial
  • Park and Pray Adoration
  • Readers Welcomed
  • Our Papal Blessing from 1932
  • St. Peragrine Novena
  • Life Chain
  • Live Stream Mass
  • Life Chain
  • Pet Blessing
  • RCIA Candidate Confirmation
  • Life Chain
  • Mass During Covid-19
  • Pet Blessing
  • Pet Blessing
  • Pet Blessing
  • COVID-19 Parking Lot Mass
  • 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

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