If you blinked, you have might missed summer, as it flew by in a flash for so many St. Josaphat families!  St. Josaphat School students returned to the classroom this week excited to see each other and ready to kick off a new year!  As anyone who has been on Belden & Southport in the morning this week knows, parents were eager to capture their students' first day moments as iPhones flashed and a few tears were shed (parents and children alike!).  Miss Cannon and Mrs. Talbot and their enthusiastic educators welcomed everyone back to a school in tip-top shape, thanks to our amazing staff.  Fourth grader Meredith Duryea pointed out that seeing what life is like in a new and different classroom is part of the fun of a new school year while her sister Nora reminded us that a new year is always a good time to make new friends and see those you haven't in awhile.  Stay tuned to the JosaFAST for some school updates throughout this year!  Our school is looking forward to a year of growing and learning through scholarship, athletics, and activities!
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 resumes@stjosaphatparish.org

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: christinaomalley@saintandrewchicago.com

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 stjosaphatparish.org to purchase tickets, sponsorships and to volunteer!

Any questions, please contact Elizabeth Duryea at elizabethannecollins@hotmail.com

Employment Opportunity!

Evening Office Coordinator
Purchasing School Supplies?
Be sure to visit smile.amazon.com 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!