In the JosaFASTs this Lent, our RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) candidates and their sponsors will be sharing their thoughts on the RCIA program, Lent, and their faith journey.  They have been meeting with the RCIA team for some months and now enter their final, intense period of formation and preparation for this significant moment in their faith lives.  

The RCIA process has been a fulfilling experience of understanding the Catholic faith, the church and community within. Through their teachings, Mary Jane Sullivan and Deacon Pat have helped satisfy my yearning to connect my life on this planet, its purpose, and God.
I have thoroughly enjoyed our meetings and will remember and cherish them forever. I will also make this starting point in my faith an opportunity to offer my contribution within the church community to benefit others in need.

For years I have looked for direction and a sense of being. It was only after I met my wife and her family and now experiencing the RCIA program, that my family life, church and God: the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, has solidified together.

Matthew Ross, Candidate for Full Communion into the Catholic Faith - update this info
Principal Selection
The search for a new principal is underway.  Please see our website for updates and to provide input.  Thank you!
Lenten Abstinence
Each Friday in Lent is a day of abstinence from meat.

Almoners' Program
We need volunteers to distribute McDonalds Gift Cards after Masses, please sign up here!
Dine Around TODAY!

SJS will earn 15% of St. Josaphat purchases at Five Guys, 2140 N Clybourn Ave until 8 pm today, Thursday, 3/23. Please come and show your support!

 

Easter is on its way!
An Easter Egg Hunt will take place in the Community Park after the 10 am Mass on Easter Sunday for children aged 6 and under.  Please consider donating plastic eggs filled with candy for the hunt!  You can drop them off at the back of church or rectory.
High School Sophomore / Junior Needed
Seeking two high school sophomores or juniors who want experience in service and leadership, to take responsibility for the Children's Liturgy of the Word program at the 10:00 am Masses. Please contact
Mary Jane at MaryJane@stjosaphatparish.org
Please pray for...
Please pray for our RCIA candidates as they get closer to full initiation into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. Seth Ebarra will receive Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist and Matthew Ross will receive Confirmation and Eucharist. 

RIP
Kevin Narko, the father of a SPRED member, has recently passed away.  Visitation will be on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Clement, followed by the funeral mass at 12:30 pm. Please keep the family in your prayers as they grieve his loss. Relatives have set up a GoFundMe page to help cover medical costs for his wife with multiple sclerosis, a son with autism, and another son in college. Please keep the Narko family in your prayers.
Homeless Outreach:
Volunteers
Signup to help with the Homeless Outreach Program HERE!