VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - July 28th through August 1st
VBS is coming to Saint Joe’s!
Pilgramiage to St. Meinrad's Archabbey
October 1st thru 3rd
A parish fall pilgrimage is planned for St. Meinrad's Archabbey. Enjoy God’s Handiwork in the beautiful fall colors of southern Indiana. View the art and architecture found at St. Meinrad’s. You will have the opportunity to pray with the Benedictine Monks. Fr. David Kime will offer Mass and spiritual reflections each day during the pilgrimage. Cost per person is $275, which includes bus, room, gratuities and all meals–double occupancy. Seats are limited and available on a first come/first serve basis. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required by August 27, 2014 to reserve your space.
For further information call or e-mail Maggie LeRoy, 219-326-1837, firstname.lastname@example.org
To download a registration form click here.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
August 8th thru 10th
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 August 8-10, 2014 or 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.