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May God bless you today in all your activities.

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Evening Prayer December 2, 9 and 16

4:00PM in Church

Join us as Deacon Tim Roberts leads us in prayer


St. Joseph Parish

Celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation

December 4th, 7:00PM

When sinners are truly sorry for their sins,

confess them in the Sacrament of Reconciliation,

and resolve to amend their lives, they are assured of God's forgiveness through the ministry of the Church which is present in the Priest.

Please join us and be reconciled to our loving God.


The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

December 8-Holy Day of Obligation:

Vigil Mass, Friday, December 7, 6:00PM

Mass, December 8, 8:30AM

Mary was, from the very first moment of her existence (her conception), without sin, and chosen to be the Mother of Jesus.


Lehnertz Avenue Crib Blessing

December 16, 6:00PM

All are invited to this annual blessing of the crib

located at Lehnertz Avenue and Ohio Street


'Tis the Season - Daily Advent Emails

Receive a daily email with short videos, practical tips for your everyday life, and real-life stories of hope.

Get ready for the best Christmas of your life!


The Giving Tree

Choose an ornament or box and return the wrapped package to church on the weekend of

December 15 and 16


Poinsettias for St. Joseph

Dedicate one of the Christmas flowers which will

decorate our sanctuary during the Christmas season in memory or honor of someone.






Seeing the Messiah in the Book of Ruth

Women’s Bible Study Concludes December 12

1:00PM to 2:30PM

Additional information



Happy 50th Anniversary Fr. Jerry!

On May 27, Father Jerry Leake

celebrated his 50th anniversary

of ordination to the Priesthood.

Congratulations and God Bless You!


Want to donate to Raise the Roof?

Want to schedule an automatic weekly donation?

Donate to St. Joseph School Fun Run?

Buy a Draw Down Ticket?

Buy a Plant the Seed Calendar Raffle book?

All this and more can be done through eOffering

Sign up today for eOffering to make it easy to organize

all your gifts to our parish.

Enrolling is easy-just click on the "Donate Now"  THANK YOU!


Illinois Invest in Kids Act This new scholarship program will allow families to experience the benefits of a Catholic education at St. Joseph. These K-12 scholarships are based on financial need; funding will be provided by donor taxpayers who donate to the scholarship organization.



Go to empowerIllinois.org on Feb. 27  to start your application.

To receive real-time updates, please sign up for email communications through the Empower Illinois website and follow Empower Illinois on Facebook.


Last fall it was determined our church needed a new lower roof, new upper roof, a new furnace and air conditioning unit for the Parish Center and tuck pointing for the steeple. Estimated costs are approximately $95,000.

The lower roof and furnace and AC repairs have been completed with the rest of the work beginning in the spring.

We need your help to help finance this work.

If you would like to help with a contribution, just click on the link below and follow the instructions to donate.

Master Card, Visa, American Express and PayPal accepted

It's just that easy to help our parish raise funds for our roof repairs.

Please share our Go Fund Me page on your social media.  Thank you!

Click here for the Raise the Roof "Go Fund Me" page

Click here to donate through MyEoffering.



(This affects every volunteer in the parish)

Are you volunteering at St. Joseph School?

Are you helping with Scouts?

Are you volunteering at Oktoberfest?

Are you a Lector, Eucharistic Minister or Usher?

All volunteers having contact, even potentially with minors are required to:

   *Undergo a name background check and

   *Complete Protecting God’s Children either online or at a class

       *Online at virtusonline.org on your home computer or a time may be arranged to use the computer at the parish office. Instruction sheets are in the narthex.

   *Read, agree to abide by and sign the Diocesan:

       *Pastoral Code of Conduct

       *Norms for the Prohibition of Sexual Misconduct

            *Password: dmalloy!

       *Code and Guidelines for the Use of Technology and Social Media.

All of the above resources and forms to sign are available in the narthex of church, our parish office, Diocese website rockforddiocese.org/protecting-gods-children/or follow the link on our parish website.

Questions-Please contact the parish office at 630-844-3780.


Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners


"Do not abandon yourselves to despair.

We are the Easter people and Hallelujah is our song."

 Saint John Paul II


“To those who have been away...come back…

Christ Himself is waiting for you.

He will heal you; and you will be at peace with God.” 



for Communion from the Priest in the center aisle or the Eucharistic Minister in that position. Please identify yourself as “gluten free” before you say “Amen.” GLUTEN FREE ARE NEVER MIXED WITH OTHER HOSTS ONCE CONSECRATED.

Gluten free hosts contain: water, garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, whole grain sweet white sorghum flour, fava bean flour and palm oil.

Please contact the parish office at (630)844-3780 so we know many hosts need to be consecrated.





 "I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.  John 11:25-26

Mother Teresa


Olivia Hussey illuminates the life story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. The movie examines the fundamental moments of Mother Teresa's life from her childhood in Albania in the 1920s to her first calling as a nun, the decision to leave her order and live with the poorest of the poor, the vicissitudes of founding the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity, and her great work of service in Calcutta and the rest of the world.

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We are excited to announce that our parish has subscribed to a dynamic new online platform called FORMED.

Every parishioner will have 24/7 access to the best Catholic content on any device, including your computer, smartphone and tablet with internet access. With FORMED you’ll find video programs that explain the Catholic faith, explore the deepest meaning of marriage, receive Bible studies on a variety of topics and includes inspiring audio talks. And you’ll find presenters like Dr. Tim Gray, Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Mary Healey, Chris Stefanick, Dr. Scott Hahn and a lot more. They’re all part of our parish subscription. It truly is the Catholic faith - on demand. 

Click on the FORMED.org logo above to link to the FORMED website or go to www.FORMED.org

You should see the registration box for parishioners. Type in the parish code: KP6PRR.

Set up a username and a password. Now you are all set to use all the great programs on FORMED.org anytime by simply logging in.


St. Joseph Catholic Church 

722 High Street. Aurora IL 60505

630-844-3780     Fax 630-844-1338


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Mass Times

Saturday: 5:00PM
Sunday: 8:30AM 10:30AM [Interpreted for Deaf]
Weekday (Monday thru Friday): 7:00AM
School Masses: Thursdays 8:15AM when school is in session


Office Hours

Monday thru Friday
9:00AM -5:00PM

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