This Wednesday, July 4th marks our nation's 242nd year since the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the founding of the United States of America.

St. Josaphat Parish wishes you a Happy Fourth of July! Take some time to give thanks to God for the great graces that our nation has received and pray for those issues that still cause us division.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, 
    the people he chose for his inheritance. 
From heaven the Lord looks down 
    and sees all mankind; 
from his dwelling place he watches
    all who live on earth-
he who forms the hearts of all,
    who considers everything they do.
~Psalm 33:12-15

The Parish Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.

Important Upcoming Dates! l

June 30-July 1 - Final weekend to collect (in the back of the church) Baby Bottles for Aid for Women and School Supplies for Chicago children in need.

July 12, 7pm - Theology on Tap

July 28 - 5pm College Sendoff Mass & Reception

August 16, 4-6pm SJS Ice Cream Social & Info Day

September 8-9 - Septemberfest

Women's Club 
Book Discussion
Women's Book Discussion on Brene Brown's Gifts of Imperfection on Saturday, July 21st, 9:00 - 11:30 am in the rectory.

Contact Kim Nugent ( or Chrissy Scott ( for more information.
Please save the date for Septemberfest - our annual party in the parking lot. It will take place on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. Lots more details to come!!
Ashland Addison
Bring Your Floral Vases to Ashland Addison Florist Co. for a donation to St. Josaphat!
Mass Time Change
Don't Forget!
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning Mass is now at 8AM and there are no weekday evening masses.
Coaches Needed
Do you love sports and enjoy working with children? St Josaphat School is looking for coaches for the 2018-19 school year. If you are interested, contact SJS AD Kate York at Go Hawks!
8th Grade Service Hours
ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS: Are you looking for a way to receive community service hours during the summer? You and a chaperone, can sign up to volunteer for the Helping Hands Ministry, Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 11:00 am. To get involved with the program you can sign-up on our website under Ministries > Outreach. *Please note you must be 18 years old or accompanied by a chaperone in order to volunteer.