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St. Josaphat is going to be showcased in this year's Open House Chicago!  (Yes, the scaffolding will still be up, but that will make the interior beauty seem even more incredible!)

Not familiar with this event?  The Chicago Architecture Center's Open House Chicago (OHC) is the city's annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October you can explore Chicago's most iconic and unique architectural treasures.  Check out their  website  for more information.

It is no surprise that we have been included in this esteemed list of architectural gems of Chicago.  After all, Fr. Lange, pastor in 1902 when the church was built, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune saying ours was "the only real fireproof church in Chicago" because of the steel framework combined with non-combustible building materials.  (You may know Fr. Lange from his image in the stained glass at the entrance from the foyer to the church.)   Thanks also to the steel skeleton, St. Josaphat parishioners have a view to the altar unobstructed by columns.  (Read more here !)

Fr. Lange

We will have the church open to visitors on Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 9am - 5pm.  We are looking for friendly volunteers to welcome visitors to our church those days. You will also get a free t-shirt!  
Please  sign up for a shift; it's easy, all you have to do is smile and say hello!  We will have materials prepared for you to hand out if people are interested, and also a self-guided tour booklet (check it out yourself; there are  currently copies at the back of church) for people to use while they're visiting. We will provide more information as the weekend draws nearer.

Thanks for making St. Josaphat "a church to come home to!"

Important Upcoming Dates!

September 21, 7pm - RMC Commission Meeting

September 22, 7:30pm - King Solomon's Singers

September 22 & 23 - Tootsie Roll Day

September 22, 10a-6p - PreCana 

September 27, 6-9pm - Virtus Training

RMC Commission Meeting
All are welcome to attend the RMC Commission Meeting TOMORROW, September 21st,
7:00pm at
St. Teresa of Avila Parish 
to meet our new Auxiliary Bishop for Vicariate II and to learn what the Cardinal has decided for our Lincoln Park/Old Town Group.
Tootsie Roll Day
THIS WEEKEND after all the masses you will find someone by the doors of the church selling tootsie rolls for the Knights of Columbus. Here at St. Josaphat we have 3 young adults with disabilities who gather with us every other week to learn about God's love for them. ALL of your donation will go directly to our St Josaphat SPRED  (Special Religious Development) program.
King Solomon's Singers
We welcome special musical guests, King Solomon's Singers at 5pm Mass this Saturday, September 22nd.  Join us for their evening concert at 7:30pm in the church. Free-will offering, suggested $20 / $10 students.
Women's Group
September 22, Saturday, St Agatha Family Dance service opportunity. Contact Kim Nugent to donate or volunteer:

September 28, Friday, 3:30 - 6pm Loaves and Fishes Dinner at St. Theresa Avila. Contact Kelly Smith to volunteer:

October 18, Thursday, (7-8:30 PM), Book Discussion. Meet in the Fireplace Room of the Rectory to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. 

Virtus Training
Will be held in the gym on Thursday, September 27th from
 6-9pm.  Register online at
Sweater Weather Drive
Please support 5th Grade Junior Girl Scout Troop 20386's 
Cradles to Crayons 
"Sweater Weather" Drive!
FREE Tots Playgroup
Our Tots Playgroup meets on Tuesdays from 10am to 11am in the rectory. All children, even newborns, who are not yet in school full time are welcome to attend with their caregivers. 
Unity Gala
The Unity Gala committee is looking for volunteers! Contact Katy Murray 
at for details. 
Shop and Support
Purchase personalized, waterproof labels from Mabel's Labels at: Choose St. Josaphat Chicago from the list, and SJS gets 20%!

Recycle your floral vases - bring them to Ashland Addison Florist Co. for a donation to St. Josaphat!

Shop and select St. Josaphat Parish as your charitable organization, and St. Josaphat gets  5% on eligible items!

Shop and 
SJS gets 13%!

Thank you for your support!