Worldwide Marriage Encounter
October 10th thru 12th
December 5th thru 7th
Help us to support the Church's Initiative on marriage! Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy & romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger & healthier.
Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter help protect your good marriage from the weeds of the modern world. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are October 10-12, 2014 or December 5-7, 2014, all at Burr Ridge, IL. Early registration is highly recommended.For reservations/information, call Jim & Kris at 630-577-0778 or contact us through www.wwmejoliet.org
Renueva susacramento profundizando en la comunicación, el fortalecimiento su relación, y reviviendo su romance. Inscríbase hoy para asistir al próximo fin de semana del Encuentro Matrimonial Mundial en Chicago del 29-31 de Agosto del 2014, 1-2 de Noviembre. Para más información de los Fines de Semana en español, llamar a Oscar y Luz Delgado al (847) 826-9525 o email@example.com.
Vocation Cross Ministry
A new program called the Vocation Cross Ministry has begun at St. Joseph’s Parish. Families and individual parishioners are asked to pray to increase vocations in our Diocese. The Vocation Cross Ministry encourages you and your family and friends to offer a week of prayers for our Seminarians and for all Religious Vocations. Parishioners who sign up will take home the Vocations Cross featuring photos of our Seminarians and Brothers in our Diocese for a week. A prayer booklet with a prayer for each day of the week accompanies the Cross. A sign up sheet will be in the back of Church. We are particularly blessed to have a seminarian from our parish, Gregory Bim-Merle. Also, Nate Edquist, a seminarian from St. Peter’s Parish worked at St. Joseph’s parish this past summer. They can attest to the power of prayer in their vocations and are grateful for the support of this parish family as they continue their studies for the Priesthood. Please be generous with your time in this important ministry. If you have any questions or would like to be a member of the Vocation Cross Ministry Program, please call Jan Edquist at 219-362-0440 or 219-575-1597.
A truth of our Catholic faith that speaks to the heart of our belief is the Eucharist: the Real Presence, the living reality of Jesus in our midst.Spend time with Our Lord. He waits for you. Eucharistic Adoration takes place Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at St. Joseph Convent Chapel, 102 “B”St.
Congratulations Confirmation Candidates!
The following were confirmed Sunday, Oct. 5th by Bishop Dale J. Melczek. Please keep them in your prayers as they embrace the next phase of their Faith journey.
Braiden Arnett, Violeta Belgara, Estefania Cervantes, Karina DelReal, Jorydi Farias, Llamilet Farias, Jordan Forney, Saul Guzman, Alfredo Hernandez, Juan Hernandez-Jara, Felipe Marcano, Jose Martinez, Luis Martinez, Maria Martinez, Claire Miller, Drake Ott, Karla Palma, Suleima Reyes, Cesar Rosales, Yareli Ruiz, Alberto Salas, Celeste Segura, Meredith Torres, Jamilxy Vazquez, Edgar Jovani Villa, Jason Zalazar, Alexander Zoborosky