We would like to introduce our Rebuilding Our Home Co-Chair couples, Julie & John Dreixler and Linda & Joe Keller:

Julie and John Dreixler
We are Julie and John Dreixler.  We have been St. Josaphat parishioners since 1998.  Our daughters, Jillian and Jenna, have received 8 sacraments between the both of them here at St. Josaphat.  As a family, we've been very involved over the years, such as serving as catechists for the Religious Education Program and Children's Liturgy, Unity Ball Chairs, members of the Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Transformation Project, Eucharistic Minister and Lector.  We laugh that the only activity we haven't been involved in is the Church Choir (we save that for the Kellers!).  We've now been asked to Co-Chair "Rebuilding Our Home - To Teach Who Christ Is" Campaign.

Our reason for providing leadership to this important endeavor is quite simple. This is our home.  This is where we have grown up and continue to thrive.  St Josaphat is where we find strength, support, comfort and friendship.  We consider fellow parishioners our extended family.  We've been blessed to be a part of this special community and have this beautiful church to call our home.  And just as we want this home to continue for our daughters, we want that for each and every one of you and your families.  And the way to ensure that happens is to start now to repair and restore what we have been blessed with.  We ask for you to join us on this journey of Rebuilding Our Home.

Joe and Linda Keller
Ever since we became parishioners 10 years ago, St. Josaphat Parish has been an integral part of our lives.  From RCIA to our wedding, from celebrating the baptisms of our daughters, Nora and Natalie, to Nora's First Reconciliation and First Communion (with Natalie anxious to celebrate as well in the coming years!); the girls' music classes, Christmas programs, and Spring shows, and on and on; the great walls of this beautiful Church have been a constant reminder to us that God has blessed us with so much.  St. Josaphat has become our home, and we feel responsible to help tend to our home so that many more parishioners can celebrate God's blessings and enjoy all that St. Josaphat Parish has to offer.

P lease consider a gift toward this campaign so that we all do our part in securing the future of our Church.

Advent Wreath Making!
Sunday, November 29, 6 - 7 pm

All Parish families are invited to join this event! Come to the church and create your own family Advent wreath and share cookies and cider.

We supply the materials AND clean up the mess! The entire experience lasts approximately 1 hour. We are asking for a donation of $20.00 per wreath to help defray costs. Contact the parish office, 773-327-8955, to RSVP!
Breakfast With Santa
Special Request:
Advent Reconciliation Service
Sunday, December 20, 3 pm
Parish Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 20, 5 pm
Breakfast With Santa