December Market Day Has Sweet Deals!
Don't miss out on your Market Day
favorites in December, featuring delicious
cookie dough varieties
as well as your favorite Market Day items.
St. Joseph Church earns a higher
percentage on delicious
cookie dough this
are due by December 14th.
Direct IRA Gifts to St. Joseph
IRA gifts offer a unique opportunity
for IRA owners over 70 1/2 years old
St. Joseph Parish and reduce taxable
income. Donors can transfer up
December 31st—free of tax—and gifts
will satisfy part or all of their
distributions for 2013. If you
are planning a gift, please contact
our parish business manager,
McGinnis, at 815-744-5500, to help you
through this process.
Would you like to become Catholic?
Would you like to receive
Sacraments in the Catholic Church?
which stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults, is a
through which adults can join the Catholic Church or
initiation by receiving their Sacraments.
RCIA for me?
RCIA is for three groups of
* Those who are not baptized.
* Those who were baptized into another Christian
wish to enter into full communion with the
* Baptized Catholics who were not fully
formed in the Catholic faith and
have not completed their initiation, who have
received neither the
Sacraments of Holy Communion or Confirmation.
RCIA classes are held
following 10:00 Mass for a six‐month period. At the
of the classes, the adults are ready to join the
Church at the Easter
Mass. There is no cost for the RCIA program.
Anyone interested in learning
more about the RCIA program, please call the
begin on Sunday, October 13, 2013, following
10:00 Mass. Classes are held in
the rectory next to Church.
Nite Lites Young Adult Ministry
Are you in your 20's, 30's, or 40's?
Looking to deepen your faith & create lasting
Join us at St. Joseph Parish Young Adult Ministry - Friday Nite Lites.
This group meets
on the third Friday of each month
in the Legion Room at St. Joseph Park. We have a
group of young adults who attend our
monthly get togethers.
Mark your calendars for our 2013
gatherings: All meetings are held at St. Joseph
700 Theodore Street, in Joliet, at
November 15, 2013
January 17, 2014
St. Joseph Parish
Museum, the Ancel Center
St. Joseph Parish Museum - the
Ancel Center is now open.
Hours of operation are as
follows from 9:30 a.m. until Noon on
Sunday, September 1, Sunday, October
6, and Sunday, November 3, 2013.
Our Motto: "All for the
greater honor and glory of God."
The story of St. Joseph Parish
is told beautifully throughout the museum,
with many photos, artifacts,
and much more on display.
If you have any items you would
like to donate to the museum, please
call the rectory at
815-727-9378 or email email@example.com.
Please visit the
Parish Webstore for spiritual items such as
medals, apparel, books, videos, and CD's. This
is the company
we purchase the Lighthouse CD's
that we offer in Church. A
portion of sales made using this
link will be sent to St. Joseph Church.
here to begin shopping!
Announcing the St. Joseph Charitable Foundation
“Whatsoever you do to the
least one, you do unto me.” (Mt. 25:40)
generosity of the Carmelite Order of Priests and Brothers,
St. Joseph Parish was
recently blessed to receive two grants, one for $5,000
and the other for
$15,000. These grants, offered to ministries where
serve the Church, are
made available to help these ministries meet the basic
needs of people
in need. As a result, the St. Joseph Charitable Foundation
to help parishioners who need financial assistance to get
difficult time, whether they are in need due to a job loss,
health issues, or other matters.
The goal of this
foundation is to provide a yearly grant to parishioners who
financial need. Grants will be based on verified need, up to
once in a calendar year to an individual or family. All
tion will be held
in the strictest of confidence.
As you read this,
we hope it has encouraged you to make a donation to this
We are extremely grateful to all parishioners and
benefactors who choose
to support this very worthy cause. The “mark” of
any parish community is
the way they care for one another, especially those
most in need. If
you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the
St. Joseph Charitable
Foundation, please mail it to St. Joseph Church,
416 N. Chicago St.,
Joliet, IL, 60432, to the attention of Fr. Timothy P.
Andres, O. Carm.
Thank you for seriously
considering making a donation to this very worthy
To whom much is given,
much more is required.
God bless each of you
for your continued generosity to St. Joseph Parish
and for your
faithfulness to Our Lord and his Church.
assistance will be available in the Church Rectory or by
clicking on the link
below. Please contact Mrs. Cherie Gimbel or
Fr. Timothy P. Andres,
O. Carm. if you are interested in applying for
Application for St.
Joseph Charitable Foundation Grant
St. Joseph Prayer
St. Joseph Parish has built a
Prayer Garden in memory of past and present parishioners,
friends and supporters of our
Parish. Located in the vacant area between the Rectory
Church buildings, it is a
center for quiet reflection, contemplation, and meditation.
To support construction
of this Prayer Garden, memorial bricks are being
sold. This is a wonderful
way to memorialize
Parents, Grandparents, Clergy & Religious, Alumni,
Teachers, Those who have
gone before us or a way
to honor Those still among us.
We would like to thank
everyone who has helped to make the prayer Garden a
reality. More photos
are shown in the Photo
Gallery section of the website.
If you would like to order a
memorial brick, please download the Memorial
Brick Order Form and
return the completed form with
your payment to the rectory at 416 N. Chicago Street, Joliet,
To see examples of Memorial
Brick wording, click here.
Bricks are ordered twice a
year, in the spring and in the fall.
If you have any questions
or need additional information, please call Fr. Tim at
the Rectory 815-727-9378.
We invite you to spend time with our Lord in
our Adoration Chapel.
The Chapel is
open Monday through Friday following 8:30 a.m. Mass until 3:00
Chapel is a peaceful, beautiful place to sit with Jesus in
"Be still and know that I am God." ~Psalm 46:10
St. Joseph Parish
in your Estate Plans
As stewards of God’s gifts,
we have opportunities
to provide lasting legacies.
Imagine the possibilities
if every parishioner
remembered St. Joseph Church,
whatever the gift amount, in
their estate plans. We
are often solicited by our
alma maters, area museums,
zoos, nationwide non-profit
health related organizations,
and many other non-profit
to remember them in our
estate plans. The Church
and its ministries, as an
important part of our parishioners
lives, should be at the
forefront of their
thoughts when designing
their estate plans. Your
gift to St. Joseph Church is
appreciated and will be
used in accordance to your
wishes. For more information,
call the Rectory at
St. Joseph Parish History
Historic St. Joseph Church, located at the north end of
Joliet's City Center, was established in 1891 to serve the
growing community of Slovenian immigrants who had settled in
the town at the end of the nineteenth century.
The present church building, made of Indiana limestone, with
its distinctive dual steeples and silver hue, was erected in