Parish Potluck Picnic - August 24, 2014 @ 2:30 PM
Kesling Shelter #4
Come have a fun day in the park and enjoy your parish family at the annual St. Joseph’s Picnic Sunday afternoon, August 24 starting at 2:30 PM. The parish will provide grilled brats, burgers, hot dogs, condiments, pop and water. Once again the Burek Family is generously donating fresh local corn on the cob. Plates, napkins and utensils will be available also.
Please bring your favorite picnic dish to share. Although there will be plenty of picnic tables, you may want to bring comfortable chairs. Bring any sports equipment or games if you like.
There will be two sign-up sheets in the vestibule of church: one for your dish and number of people attending, and one for volunteers to help with the event. Please sign-up by August 17 to give us a head count for shopping.
2014-2015 Religious Education Classes
Wednesday Classes begin - September 3, 2014
Monday Classes begin - September 8, 2014
St. Joseph's Religious Education Classes start soon. For more information please go to our Religious Education - Clases de Catecismo link.
Sacrament of Confirmation
October 5 at 2:00 PM
St. Joseph's Confirmation candidates, along with candidates from St. Peter's and Sacred Heart parishes, will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with the Most Revered Dale J. Melczek, on Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 2:00 PM, at the Cathedral of the Holy Angels, 640 Tyler Street, Gary, Indiana.
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.
Eucharistic Adoration takes place every Thursday at St. Joseph Church from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.