Studies* have shown that the more you participate in your parish, the better you feel!  Consider this a personal invitation to explore some of what St. Josaphat has to offer!  We have opportunities for many people with a broad array of skills, abilities, and commitment levels!  Please consider where you might enjoy contributing the most at St. Josaphat. 

You can express your interest HERE, and someone from the parish will contact you in the next 2 weeks.  Or, feel free to call the Parish Office at 773 327 8955, and we can put you in touch with the appropriate contact person.

Thank you!

Adult Choir sings at the 10 am Mass September - June. No formal training needed.

Cantor leads the congregation in song, and sings various texts from the liturgy.  

Children's Liturgy of the Word Leader helps the children understand the Word of God at the 10 am Mass.

♦Development Council pursues strategies for parish's financial stability. 

Eucharistic Minister assists with distribution of Holy Communion. Open to adult parishioners who have made their First Communion & Confirmation.

Finance Council assists with planning and monitoring parish budget and annual report. 

Giving Tree Committee Volunteer coordinates the needs of partnering organizations with parishioners' generosity to provide gifts to those in need at Christmas.

Homeless Outreach Volunteer distributes a lunch and a drink to homeless persons daily, Mon - Fri, between 9:15 and 11 am.

Josaphat Quarterly Social Team:  plan quarterly parish social events benefiting a selected cause

Lector assists at weekend Masses by proclaiming the scripture readings. Open to adult parishioners who have made their First Communion & Confirmation.

Men's Group: meet with other St. Josaphat men for low-key social events

Men's Spirituality:  meet on Saturdays at 6:30am
in a small group format

Parish Pastoral Council shares with the pastor in determining the direction of the parish.

PreCana Marriage Team Member works with engaged couples preparing for marriage.

RCIA Sponsor is a friend and guide to a candidate or catechumen considering full membership in the Catholic Church.

Religious Education Helper assists in a classroom on Sunday morning.

Retreat Planning Team:  plan an annual parishwide

School Board supports the School Administration in implementing new and existing policies.

Seasonal Church Decorator decorates the church seasonally (e.g. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, etc.).

SeptemberFest plan and execute our largest parish community event.

Service Team:  plan quarterly service projects at St. Josaphat

Social and Learning Club:  help start this new club with the goal of fraternity and learning about our faith and heritage

SPRED (SPecial Religious Education) helps nourish the spiritual lives of our friends with special needs.

Sweet Home Chicago plan and execute our largest annual fundraiser.

♦Tots Playgroup
host or participate in an informal playgroup that meets at the rectory on Wednesdays at 10am.

♦Women's Spirituality
meet on Saturdays from 8 - 10 for faith sharing, and sponsor parishwide women's lenten retreat

Usher welcomes people into church, distributes appropriate materials and takes up the collection.

Youth Ministry Leader assists Youth Group in planning and activities.

*Informal studies of involved St. Josaphat parishioners.  :-)

Sports and Spirituality:
Play Like a Champion Today
Wednesday, October 14
7 - 8:15 pm
St. Josaphat Gym

This is a parent workshop--all parish parents are encouraged to attend!--to teach parents the role of spirituality in sport.
Come Learn More About the Catholic Faith!
October 14, 7pm 
Lower Meeting Room in the Rectory

Ever thought of becoming Catholic?

Want to complete your sacraments, but haven't yet had the opportunity?

Have questions about the Catholic Faith, and want straight answers?

Come to an Informational Session at St. Josaphat!
Please call Mary Jane at 773.327.8955 or if you have any questions.
Josaphat Quarterly Social
Friday, November 6
5-7 pm
Crossing Tavern
2548 N. Southport Ave.

All members of St. Josaphat are invited for a casual social evening! We will take a small donation that will benefit our Sharing Parish, St. Agatha's.
Make Dinner at St. Agatha's
Saturday, November 14
3 - 5 pm
Join the St. Josaphat Service Team helping prepare, serve, and clean up St. Agatha's monthly community dinner.  Contact Julie Polt (, 773.255.9996)