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To see the Sunday Mass Readings, CLICK HERE

To register on-line for Sunday Masses on

October 31 and November 1, 2020  CLICK HERE

(Mass Pre-registration closes at 2:00pm the friday before)

To register for Sunday Masses over the phone call 815-678-7421 M-F 9:00am to 2:00pm. Registration for Sunday Masses closes at 2:oopm on the Friday before or the last business day if a holiday weekend. Walk-in registration is available before each Mass, if room is available. Please check with the Ushers. You may also participate in Mass from your car, listening on your radio at 90.3fm. As a reminder, if you or someone in your household may be sick, stay home. If you come into the Church, you MUST WEAR A MASK. Rules from the Diocese of Rockford allow  for the Eucharist to be administered by hand only and not by tongue.   

Dear Friends in Christ,

Our Parish is not immune to the worry and stress brought about by the presence of Coronavirus in our land. I urge everyone not to give in to dark thoughts, but rather to remember Jeremiah 29:11 as it speaks of God's love for us in time of turmoil.
 
"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."
 
With safety in mind, our Church is continuing to expand its Sacramental offerings in all ways possible to accomodate all comfort and health needs. For complete and cronological information about our response to the Coronavirus Health Crisis, click here.
 
Our Daily and Sunday Masses are being offered in person with well defined social distancing in the Church, or in your vehicle in our parking lot with the audio simulcast at 90.3fm and the Eucharist available at the doors of the Church School. The Saturday Vigil Mass is live-streamed on our Facebook Page (see the link at the top of this page). Our Confessional is recently renovated with improved ventilation, protective shielding, touch-free communication enhancements, and added sound absorbing wall pannels. And with the colder months coming, we're updating our camera system to allow overflow seating in Father Blake Hall during Mass. Most importantly, the Blessed Sacrament remains available for Adoration twenty-four hours a day from our parking lot along Commercial Street. 
 
Daily Masses are at 8:00a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with a Communion Service at 8:00a Thursday. The Saturday Vigil Mass is at 5:00p. Sunday Masses are at 8:00a and 10:30a. Confession is offered at 4:00p on Saturday afternoons. The 8:00a 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 8:00a with Confessions and veneration to St. Peregrine, the patron of those suffering from Cancer.  
 
Those wishing to enter the Church need to keep the following rules in mind. Striving to reduce the transmission of disease, our capacity is limited to 54 individuals from separate households. We can seat more if groups from the same household attend. We are required to obtain Contact Tracing information for all persons celebrating Mass inside of the Church. For daily Mass, individuals are asked to provide a name and phone number when they enter. For Sunday Masses, advanced registration is requested. There is a link above this message which will take you to the current sign-up sheet and one which will show you a video illustrating how to use the sign up sheet. You may also call the Parish Office between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to complete a registration. Those attending Mass inside of the Church must wear a mask at all times. By CDC definition, a mask must have at least two layers of cloth and is secured over the top of the nose and under the chin. Disposable masks are available in the church with a requested donation of $1.00 per mask. 
 
Volunteers will be needed to assist with Mass. A video describing the volunteer duties is found HERE. Please contact the office if you would like to help.
 
Stationary collection baskets are located inside of the Church as well as on the banisters along the west Church doors. Collection and building fund donations may also be placed in the mailbox by the parish office door or sent via US Mail.
 
Our Parish Office is open on Monday and Tuesday from 8:30a to 2:30p, and on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:45a to 2:00p. Should an emergency need for anointing of the sick be required, call 815-678-7421 and speak to a staff member or leave a message.
 
As situations and circumstances of the CoronaVirus Pandemic evolve, changes come quickly. We advise parishioners to keep informed by checking Facebook (link) or signing up for text messages from Flocknote (link). 
 
I believe that with our eyes solidly on the Lord, we can all turn this time of tragedy and isolation into a wonderful opportunity to strengthen our souls and grow spiritually. Don't waste the opportunity. God Bless you all!
 
Yours in Christ,

   

Monsignor Martin Heinz

Interested in becoming a parishioner? click here to print a copy of the registration form Please return the completed form to the Parish Office in person, by mail, or by placing it in the collection basket.

 

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

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Welcome to St. Joseph

  • Preparing for the Socially Distanced Ice Cream Social
  • Lining up to get a frozen treat on a hot summer day.
  • Barb keeping the Message Up To Date
  • Welcome to the Saint Joseph Catholic Church website.
  • 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
  • Life Chain
  • 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

Virtual tour of St. Joseph 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

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