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St. Joseph Catholic Church website
May God bless you today in all your activities.
St. Joseph participates in the 40 Days for Life Prayer.
PLEASE JOIN US
St. Joseph is scheduled to pray in front of Planned Parenthood, 3051 E. New York Street, Aurora October 21 as part of the 40 Days for Life program
There are 1 hour time slots that you are welcome to attend for peaceful prayer and reflection::
7:00 am -- 8:00 am
8:00 am -- 9:00 am
9:00 am -- 10:00 am
10:00 am -- 11:00 am
11:00 am -- 12 noon.
Individuals attending the prayer will receive a "40 Days for Life" wristband.
(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
*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.
Congratulations on your retirement Deacon Norb!
Thank you for all you have done for our parish and God Bless You!!
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.”
Faith Forward: Building our Blueprint for Catholic Schools
For the past 11 months, the Diocese of Rockford with expertise of professional consultants from the Meitler group, have worked to form a strategic plan for Catholic Schools in our diocese now called Faith Forward: Building our Blueprint for Catholic Schools. A draft of that strategy was shared with Pastors, Catholic school principals and educational commission members and leaders during a Catholic School summit meeting on Oct. 27, 2016.
We have reached the point in this process where the draft strategy is ready to be shared for public response. You are invited and encouraged to read the document posted here and to share your comments and suggestions.
Click here to read the draft.
Send your feedback to FaithForward@RockfordDiocese.org. Please include your name, parish and city and/or your school and city and a return email address. If you prefer, you can also send comments in writing with your name, address, parish and school and city to: Faith Forward, Catholic Education Office, 555 Colman Center Drive, P.O. Box 7044, Rockford, Illinois 61125.
Thank you for your participation in helping to build our blueprint for Catholic Schools
GLUTEN FREE HOSTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
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
Want to schedule an automatic weekly donation?
Donate to St. Joseph School Fun Run?
Buy a Blarney Blast Ticket and/or 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!
WATCH NOW ON FORMED
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.
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.
THE BEST CATHOLIC CONTENT. ALL IN ONE PLACE. GET FORMED.
St. Joseph Catholic Church
722 High Street. Aurora IL 60505
630-844-3780 Fax 630-844-1338
Sunday: 8:30AM 10:30AM [Interpreted for Deaf]
Weekday (Monday thru Friday): 7:00AM
School Masses: Thursdays 8:30AM