Buy your tickets by Monday, September 5th, and you will be entered into a raffle for 2 tickets to Sweet Home Chicago!! visit to purchase tickets, sponsorships or to volunteer!

Bet You Didn't Know this about SeptemberFest!

1. SeptemberFest is on Saturday, September 10th from 3 pm -10 pm and on Sunday, September 11th from 10 am - 4 pm. The outdoor Mass starts at 10 am in the Community Park followed by Brunch on Belden sponsored by The Crossing! There will be no Noon Mass. The Kids' Activities are from 3 pm - 7 pm on Saturday and 11:30 - 4 pm on Sunday.

2. Anyone who volunteers receives ONE free beverage ticket. If you volunteer for the Kids' Area, you receive TWO free beverage tickets! A big thank you to the Burke family and Burke Beverage for providing beverages!

3. We have more porta-potties this year with lights!!!

4. You don't have to be Virtus trained to volunteer. Repeat. You do NOT have to be trained to volunteer!

5. DJ Famos is BACK!!! He was a big hit with the kids last year and adults, too, so stick around with your whole family to enjoy. He starts at 6:30!!!

6. We have the cake walk again on Saturday with cakes provided by Dawn Van Kempen!

7. We have new, fun games and activities including performances by the Trinity Irish Dancers and Starbright Dance on Saturday afternoon. My Gym and Lakeshore Sport and Fitness will also be there to entertain!!!

8. There will be a new pitch burst/dunk tank this year. No more will be sure to get wet!

9. The 50th person to walk through the gate is eligible to co-chair the event next year with Elizabeth Duryea and Kate Martin.

10. We have a big screen TV for all your football (or baseball) viewing needs.

Thank you to those that have already sponsored this great parish event including
The Arseneau family, the Burke family, Deacon Pat and Judy Casey, the Duryea family, the Frech family, the Brian Kelly family, the Marsella family, the O'Neil family, Father Rich Prendergast, The Steele family, the Storino family,  the Travers family, the Velarde family, the Wrosinski family, and the Zinser family.

St. Josaphat School Starts & Job Opening at the Parish Office

Parish Office Seeking Evening Office Coordinator

Please spread the word!  Our Parish Office is seeking an Evening Office Coordinator to work from 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm on weeknights.  (20 Hours/Week)

Main Responsibilities include:
-Answering the phone and the door, directing callers and welcoming visitors
-Managing inventory of the St. Josaphat Homeless Outreach Program
-Managing donations made through Give Central
-Assisting office staff as needed

Manages tasks, priorities, and time effectively
Embodies a positive, can-do attitude
Takes ownership of responsibilities
Pays attention to details

Demonstrated ability to define and manage a project to completion
Demonstrated ability to define and execute processes
Excellent written communication, including spelling and grammar
Competency with the Microsoft Office Suite, including Mail Merge and Excel sorting and filtering

Interested?   Email a brief introductory paragraph and your resume to

More information on our Parish Website

Looking for Something on the Weekends?

St. Andrew Parish is seeking a part-time office assistant for weekend and evening work and occasional daytime work. Responsibilities include reception, answering phones, handling and tracking financial exchanges, data management, spreadsheet entry, and graphic layout (support for parish bulletin). Skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher) required. Ability to support parish communications by proof reading and editing. Pleasant demeanor and welcoming spirit a must.

Please send resume to:

As we transition into the fall months at St. Josaphat Parish and welcome our students back to school, we wish to provide you an update on the "Rebuilding Our Home" campaign.  

As you may be aware, the goal of this campaign is to raise $3 million to pay for much-needed masonry repairs to the church and rectory, the addition of new handicap-accessible bathrooms in  church, and our portion of the Archdiocesan capital campaign, "To Teach Who Christ Is," raising money for scholarships and general purposes including providing loans to parishes in need (like our parish a few years ago when we were faced with some emergency repairs).

At this time, your fellow parishioners have pledged approximately $2,250,000 toward our $3,000,000 goal.  This is excellent progress, and we are all very excited that our ultimate objective is within reach! We are now reaching out to finalize the pledges necessary to surpass the $3,000,000 mark.  The vitality of the St. Josaphat Parish is dependent upon the broad participation of its parishioners, including you! 

Over the past several decades, the capital needs of our parish have been met with similar campaigns.  Many before us have made great sacrifices to secure, maintain, and enhance our beautiful parish campus.  It is now our responsibility to continue this stewardship of our church and ensure its structural stability. Please consider making a three-year pledge to the campaign, ensuring the vital presence of St. Josaphat Parish for future generations. 

Not sure how much to pledge?   Consider a $15,000 three-year pledge.  That equates to $5,000 each year for the next three years.  And don't forget the tax benefit of your pledge:  a pledge of $15,000 equates to an after-tax total pledge amount of $10,050 - $10,800 depending on your tax bracket.  The campaign gets the full amount of your pledge but you get the tax benefit, each year of your three-year pledge.

Sep 10-11

Join us for the annual parish party in the parking lot!  Faith, friends, food, kids' activities, music and football on the big screen!  

Saturday, September 10th from 3pm-10pm and Sunday, September 11th from 11:30am-4pm! Outdoor mass on Sunday at 10am followed by Brunch on Belden!

DJ Famos is back by popular demand on Saturday night!

Please visit the parish website at to purchase tickets, sponsorships and to volunteer!

Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Duryea at

Employment Opportunity!

Evening Office Coordinator
Purchasing School Supplies?
Be sure to visit and select St. Josaphat Parish as your charitable organization and 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items will be donated to the parish.

Parish Office
Summer Hours
Mon. & Tues. 9-5 pm
Wed. 9-8:30 pm
Thur. & Fri. 9-5 pm
Sat. 9-5
Sun. 9-1

Through Friday September 2!