Thanksgiving Table Prayer



O Gracious God,

We give you thanks for your overflowing generosity to us.
Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat 
and especially for this feast today.  
Thank you for our home and family and friends,
especially for the presence of those gathered here.  
Thank you for our health, our work and our play. 
Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick, 
and suffering war and violence.
Open our hearts to your love.  
We ask your blessing through Christ your son.

Amen.

From all of us at St. Josaphat Parish, our warmest wishes to you and yours for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Unity Gala Fall Sponsorship Drive
 NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 28!
Purchase your DIAMOND, RUBY, or SAPPHIRE sponsorship  
before  November 28 
to have your name listed on the  Gala invitation!
In Need Of...
Liturgical Ministers
Would you like to serve as an Usher or Lector?  It's easy, and we would love to have you! Please contact the parish office for details at office@stjosaphatparish.org.

Wedding Coordinator Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering to help coordinate weddings at St. Josaphat and can be available 3 or 4 times a year to attend a Friday rehearsal (1 hour) and a Saturday wedding (2 hours), or would like more details, please contact one of our Wedding Coordinators:
Elizabeth Duryea  elizabethannecollins@hotmail.com , 
Carla McLaughlin  carlamclaugh@hotmail.comor 
Mary Jane Sullivan, DRE  maryjane@stjosaphatparish.org

Gloves and Hats
Our Helping Hands outreach is requesting adult sized winter gloves and hats to help keep our community's visitors warm in the upcoming colder months.  Please consider donating your gently used or new items - you can drop them off at the rectory any time.

Important Upcoming Dates!
December 1 - Men's Spitituality, 6:30a

December 1 - Boomers' Barlock family farewell after 5pm Mass 

December 2 - Breakfast with Santa

December 2 - Advent Wreath Making

December 4, 11 & 18 - Nativity Nights

December 7 - Dine Around: Roti

December 7 - La Caccina Concert

December 15 - Men's Spirituality, 6:30a

December 16 - Parish Christmas Concert at 7pm

December 24 - Christmas Eve Nativity Mass at 4pm

December 25 - Christmas Day Masses at 9a & 11a

February 23 - Unity Gala


Christmas Tree Lot
Stop by the Community Park to purchase your Christmas tree or wreath and a portion of your purchase will go to St. Josaphat.  The tree lot opens THIS FRIDAY. hours: M-F  11am-8pm
Sa-Su  9am-8pm
Breakfast With Santa
Breakfast with Santa is  Sunday, December 2nd, from 9a-12n in the school gym.
All proceeds benefit the St Josaphat Staff Bonus Fund!
Advent Wreath Making
Please reserve your spot by TUESDAY, November 20th


Join us in the gym on Sunday, December 2nd from 6:00-7:30 pm for our annual Advent Wreath Making party! For your $30 donation, we supply the materials and clean up the mess!  Questions?  Contact Mary Jane (773) 327-8955.
Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is here! Please stop by the tree in the back of the church to chose a gift tag for someone in need.  Gifts are accepted until Friday, December 14th.
Nativity Nights
 Nativity Nights are an opportunity for you to come and spend some time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.  Join us Tuesdays from 7-9pm  on December 4th, 11th  and 18th.
The Eucharist will be present on the altar in the monstrance surrounded by candlelight. The lights in the church will be dimmed and there will be Advent music playing in the background. Father Francis will also be available for the sacrament of reconciliation in the church during this time.
You certainly don't have to spend the entire time in prayer - people will come and go throughout the evening. You can spend just a few minutes in prayer or as much time as you like. This is simply a time for you to be free of the hustle and bustle that can sometimes overtake the Christmas season and just spend a few minutes in quiet prayer with Jesus.
Dine Around: Roti
Dine Around at Roti for Lunch or Dinner from 
11 am-8 pm  on  Friday, December 7th
1000 W North Ave
20% goes back to SJS
Unity Gala
Join us on Saturday, February 23, 7pm at Moonlight Studios for an evening of celebration at our annual parish fundraiser. This year's event will feature cocktails, appetizers, an exciting Live Auction, and dancing! 
The Fall Sponsorship Drive: Now Through November 28!
Please consider a Sponsorship at the DIAMOND, RUBY, or SAPPHIRE Levels. Each level of Sponsorship includes:
-Two tickets to the event
-Reserved table seating
-Recognition on Unity Gala print collateral in the church, school, and at the event.
-Golden Tickets:
 DIAMOND includes 3,
RUBY includes 2,
SAPPHIRE includes 1. 
-Sponsorships purchased before November 28 will have their name listed on the Gala invitation!
-Tickets purchased before January 14 are $155, after January 14, tickets are $180
-GOLDEN raffle tickets can be purchased at $100 each and the winner of the drawing has a choice of ANY of the Live Auction Items, or $2500 CASH!
Purchase Sponsorships & Tickets HERE 
Questions? email: stephaniepall@gmail.com
Shop and Support
Shop Minted.com code: FUNDRAISEJOSAPHAT to save 15%, and 15% donated back to SJS

Recycle your floral vases - bring them to Ashland Addison Florist Co. for a donation to St. Josaphat!

Shop smile.amazon.com and select St. Josaphat Parish as your charitable organization, and St. Josaphat gets  5% on eligible items!

Shop sjs.shutterflystorefront.com and 
SJS gets 13%!

Thank you for your support!