After a wonderful summer, all of the St. Josaphat School faculty and staff members are eager to welcome students back to school and the PTO is busy hosting the second annual Ice Cream Social and Info Day today  from 4PM to 6PM.

It's time to reset the sleep schedules, pack the lunches and get into those new fall school clothes!

Our first day of school for first through eighth grade is Monday, August 20th.  Soon you will hear the familiar sounds of excited children greeting their friends on the sidewalks along Belden and Southport.  Some parents will be anxious, some will be proud, some will be cry tears of joy (you know who you are).   Whether you are sending your preschooler off for the first time, your high-schooler back to school or your college student out the door, it's an exciting time filled with anticipation.

These children are our future and we welcome your prayers for all of their success and achievement this school year and always.

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -- Benjamin Franklin

For any families interested in learning more about St. Josaphat School, we invite you to attend a Tour and Coffee this fall.  Our first Tour and Coffee will be held on Friday, September 14th.

Important Upcoming Dates!

August 18, 6-7p - Boomers Picnic

August 20 - First Day of School at SJS

August 25, 7:00pm - Casino Night

September 8 & 9 - Septemberfest

Boomers Picnic
The St. Josaphat Boomers picnic will be held on Saturday August18 following 5pm Mass
in the Fr. Grassi Community Park.
Casino Night
Join fellow St. Josaphat Parishoners and SJS Parents for "CASINO NIGHT" on Saturday August 25 at 7pm!
Purchase Tickets Online:
Questions? Email

Tots Playgroup
Starts September 4th
on Tuesdays from 10-11am
in the Fireplace Room.
Registration for 
2018-19 Religious Education classes is now open
Our program will meet on Tuesday evenings.  We offer a 4 and 5 year-old program along with the 1st through 8th grades. Register on our website or call Mary Jane Sullivan at the Rectory for more information at 773/327-8955 or email
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!