The Month of May is the Month of Mary

Here at St. Josaphat, we started the Month of Mary with the May Crowning at the 10:00 am Mass on May 1. Many of Saturday's First Communicants, dressed in their precious First Communion finery, returned to church on Sunday, to offer flowers in honor of our Blessed Mother.

May is the "month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady." During this month Christians, both in church and in the privacy of the home, offer up to Mary from their hearts an especially fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration. In this month, too, the benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance" (Paul VI: Encyclical on the Month of May, no. 1).

The Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of the Church and therefore the example, as well as the guide and inspiration, of everyone who, in and through the Church, seeks to be the servant of God and man and the obedient agent of the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Some options to honor Mary during the month of May:
Pray the Rosary 

Pray the Memorare 

Make a Daily Devotion

Create a May Altar in your home 

Wear blue!


May is Pledge Month for the Rebuilding Our Home Campaign. This month we will be providing opportunities for fast, easy pledging! There will be tables in the back of church the next three weekends: May 14-15, May 21-22 and May 28-29. Steering Committee members will be available after every Mass to hand you your pledge card. There will also be private areas set-up for you to complete your pledge card. In addition, on the next three Wednesdays: May 11, May 18 and May 25, the church will be opened and tables will be set-up at the back of church at school drop-off (from 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.). Steering Committee members will again be present to hand out pledge cards and answer any questions. Please use these easy, convenient opportunities to participate in Rebuilding Our Home.

Right now we are at 45% of our $3 Million goal. We need your support to reach our goal! And we hope to have 100% participation. If you haven't already discussed your pledge to Rebuilding Our Home in your home, consider doing so this week and give prayerful consideration of what you can do.

Remember, St. Josaphat is our spiritual home. It has been a gift to us from our predecessors in faith. Let's keep that legacy of faith alive.
Important Upcoming Dates!

June 13 - 17 - VBS: Cave Quest

Josaphat Quarterly Social
Friday 5 - 7 pm
May 6 2016

Crossing Tavern
2548 N. Southport Ave.
Vote for Harmony, Hope & Healing
wins at Lyric Opera!
The 2015 St. Josaphat Unity Award Winner!
HHH is one of the three finalists in the Lyric Opera's Chicago Voices program. Staff and program assistants will be working with Lyric professionals for the next 16 weeks to create an original music theater piece that tells the HHH story. The piece will be performed along with the other two winners on Saturday, September 24 at the Harris Theater.  

For more information visit:
VBS: Cave Quest
Monday - Friday
June 13 - 17 2016

Register today!