Whew!  Quite a few changes in the Parish office this fall!  The big news is that Fr. Bart Winters has been assigned as the new Pastor of St. Clement's, effective January 1.  He will be transitioning half time from the current pastor, Fr. Ken Simpson, until then.  Fr. Ken will be leading a new archdiocesan office charged with the ongoing pastoral and professional development of our priests.  This is a key component of the Renew My Church process, meant to insure greater sustainability of all our parishes and institutions.  God Bless Fr. Bart and Fr. Ken in their new assignments.

Job Opening at St. Josaphat:  Parish Support Specialist

Jonathan Gunderlach will be leaving us after 6 years of serving our parish in many capacities, as many of us can attest.  A big thank you to Jon!  You will be missed!

This also means we are looking for Jon's replacement!  Please share this job description with friends and neighbors:

St. Josaphat Parish Support Specialist:  First line of support to the parishioners, and supports the parish clergy, Director of Religious Education and Business Manager.  Responsibilities include the weekly bulletin, sacramental records, reception, written and electronic parish communications, parishioner database management, weekly offering support, and the parish calendar.  Monday - Friday 9 - 5.  Email a brief introductory paragraph and your resume to   stjosaphatresumes@gmail.com  by October 17.    

Please click here for requirements and additional information.

Welcome to our new Evening Office Coordinator:  Michelle Knight

If you have a meeting in the Rectory in the evening, you are sure to get a warm greeting from Michelle, our new Evening Office Coordinator.  Michelle is responsible for making sure our Homeless Outreach Program runs smoothly, and will be working on the ongoing issues with Give Central.  

Michelle Knight was raised in Rockford Illinois and attended St. Edward's School and Boylan Central Catholic High School.  Five years after high school, she married and moved to Clearwater, Florida to help run a family owned business. She has two daughters, Stacie (29 yrs.) and Sarah (26 yrs.). She met Michael Sreenan, a St. Josaphat parishioner for over 20 years, at their High School Reunion. Michelle and Mike were in a long distance relationship for 4 years and then became engaged. After living in Florida for thirty years, Michelle moved to Chicago in January 2014.

Michelle would love to meet more parishioners, so please introduce yourself if you see her!  Welcome, Michelle!!

Roscoe Village Shop for Schools
Today until 8 pm!
Shop on Roscoe between Damen and Western and 20% goes back to SJS! Start your Christmas Shopping Early!

Book a Mini-Photo Session:
Before or after Mass in October. $60 minimum donation and all proceeds benefit the ROH Campaign.  Email debrafairfield@hotmail.com to book a session.

Share your Time & Talent
Sign up here to get involved at St. Josaphat.
Save the Date for JQS!
Josaphat Quarterly Social on November 4 at Crossing 5 - 7 pm
All invited!
Homeless Outreach:
Signup to help with the Homeless Outreach Program HERE!