September 8th & 9th

Buy your tickets by Monday, September 3rd and you will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Visa gift card! Visit to purchase tickets, sponsorships and to volunteer!

Septemberfest Info 2018!!

1) Septemberfest is coming up next weekend - Saturday, the 8th from 6pm-10pm and Sunday, the 9th from 11am-4pm!

2) We will start each day with mass and encourage you to join us at 5pm mass on Saturday or 10am outdoor mass on Sunday. Masses will be held before the festivities officially open!

3) You do NOT need to be virtus trained to volunteer. Repeat! You DO NOT need to be virtus trained to volunteer. Fun for all!

4) New this year! We are having a raffle!! Prizes include a reserved pew AND parking for Christmas Eve mass!

5) DJ Famos took last year off, but he will be back this year starting at 6:30pm on Saturday. Entertainment for kids and adults alike!

6) You can pick up your pre-paid tickets envelope prior to 5pm mass so you can beat the rush once mass is finished!

7) Back by popular demand - we will have the cake walk on Sunday afternoon! Also on Sunday we will have Off the Ground dance team performing at Noon and then Jim n' Jake from Underwater People playing from 1pm-3pm!

8) The porta-potties will have lights inside yet again!

9) We will have a big screen TV for all your football (and baseball) viewing needs!

10) It's a great way to celebrate our wonderful parish and celebrate the one year anniversary of Father Francis' installation!

Join us for faith, friends, family, food and fun! Hope to see you all there. Please visit to sign up to volunteer! We want you!!

Important Upcoming Dates!

September 5, 6:30p - Back To School Night

September 8 & 9 - Septemberfest

September 10, 7pm - Unity Gala Committee Meeting

September 15, 5pm Mass - Fall Sports Blessing

September 22 & 23 - Tootsie Roll Day

September 22, 10a-6p - PreCana 

Tots Playgroup
Our FREE Tots Playgroup starts September 4th
on Tuesdays from 10-11am
in the rectory Fireplace Room.
All children, even newborns, who are not yet in school full time are welcome to attend with their caregivers.
School News
Back-to-School Night is on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30PM in the school gym.

Tour and Coffee will be the morning of Friday, September 14th. Please contact our admissions director, Marie Dunn: for more information or to register.
Unity Gala
The Unity Gala committee is looking for volunteers! Contact Katy Murray 
at for details.  
Our committee is meeting on Monday, September 10 at 7 pm in the rectory. Please join us!
Our Sharing Parish
On Tuesday, September 11 starting at 6:30 pm, St. Agatha hosts its monthly community dinner. Contact Kim Nugent for details.
Registration for 
Religious Education 
Our program will meet on Tuesday evenings beginning September 18th.  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
Tootsie Roll Day
September 22nd and 23rd after all the masses you will find someone by the doors of the church selling tootsie rolls for the Knights of Columbus. Here at St. Josaphat we have 3 young adults with disabilities who gather with us every other week to learn about God's love for them. ALL of your donation will go directly to our St Josaphat SPRED  (Special Religious Development) program.
Women's Group
September 22, Saturday, St Agatha Family Dance service opportunity. Contact Kim Nugent to donate or volunteer:

September 28, Friday, 3:30 - 6pm Loaves and Fishes Dinner at St. Theresa Avila. Contact Kelly Smith to volunteer:

October 18, Thursday, (7-8:30 PM), Book Discussion. Meet in the Fireplace Room of the Rectory to discuss An American Marriage by Tayari Jones. 

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!