Taizé Prayer 
Thursday, January 24th
7:00-7:45pm

This month we will have an opportunity to experience a popular form of meditative prayer known as Taizé. Join us for St. Josaphat's first Taizé Prayer Service in over 10 years. The service consists of reflective music and chants, readings, and time for silence and quiet prayer. The most important aspect is the silence. To just sit and be with God as we open our hearts to Him in prayer.

Our Taizé service will be on  Thursday, January 24th, at 7pm in the church.  


January Theme: Meditation
Prayer of the Week
O God, we thank you for inspiring men and women in all nations and in all cultures. 
Grant that we will follow you and become so committed to your way that we will establish here a kingdom of understanding, where we all respect the dignity and worth of every human being. 
In the name and spirit of Jesus.
Amen. 

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

In Need Of...
Volunteer Greeters
Are you friendly? We need you to help as a Photography Greeter! It's easy! Just greet families before their photography session and help with paperwork provided by the photographers. Two hour shifts are available February 4-9. Your reward will be in heaven! Sign up HERE!
Note: Photography Greeters should not schedule their photography appointment during the time they are scheduled to volunteer.

Unity Gala Donations
Please consider donating sports or concert tickets, restaurant, salon or retail giftcards or bottles of wine valued over $20.  Donations can be brought to the rectory, info can be emailed to 
trishhaubrich@gmail.com, or submitted online HERE.


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.

Helping Hands
Our Helping Hands outreach is requesting adult sized winter gloves and hats to help keep our community's visitors warm in these colder months.  Socks and men's white t-shirts are always appreciated!  You can drop off donations at the rectory any time.

Important Upcoming Dates!
January 17 - Screenagers Screening

January 19 - Men's Spirituality

January 24 - Taizé

January 24 - Men's Group Pool

January 26 - Women's Group Book Discussion

January 31 - Sip & Dine: Oyster Bah

February 4-9 - Parish Directory Photo Sessions

February 6 - Wine Tasting at Vin

February 23 - Unity Gala

Screenagers
The PTO presents Screenagers: Growing up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time - screen time! Join us at 7pm 
TONIGHT, Jan 17th 
in the gym. Please RSVP to https://tinyurl.com/yc4tgqrf
Sip/Dine Around
Sip and Dine at
Oyster Bah
1962 N Halsted St.
Thursday, Jan 31st, 6-10pm
Reservations: opentable.com or call 773-248-3000.
20% going back to SJS!

Wine Tasting event at 
Vin Chicago 
Wednesday, February 6th 
from 6:30-8:00pm. It's $10 per person and Vin will donate 10% of our sales back to us!
Men's Spirituality
The Men's Spirituality Group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month (October - May) at 6:30am in the Red Door Meeting Room of the Rectory.  Participants use a resource to guide their discussion and prayer. 
All men of the Parish and their friends are welcome. Our next meeting is :
Saturday, Jan 19th
Taizé
Join us for St. Josaphat's first Taizé Prayer Service. The service consists of reflective music and chants, readings, and time for silence and quiet prayer. The most important aspect is the silence. To just sit and be with God as we open our hearts to Him in prayer.
Our Taizé service will be on Thursday, Jan 24th,
from 7-7:45pm in the church.  
Men's Group
Please join other Josaphat guys on  Thursday Jan 24th  
at 7:30pm and take advantage of this perfect excuse to get out, enjoy your favorite cold beverage and shoot some pool. The gathering will be held in the pool room at 
Ed and Gene's Tavern 
2032 W. Armitage
The Men's club is open to all parishioners, SJS families, and their friends. 

There is no commitment to join. To get involved or to get more information, please contact Jeff O'Shaughnessy 
oshaughnessy71@gmail.com
or Tom Bransfield
Women's Group
All women are welcome (all generations, millennials, single, with parish school children or not) to join. Just come to events where you have time or interest. Our mission is to offer  social/fun/community building among parish women; service opportunities;
 spirituality/reflection; and  book club discussion opportunities. Our next meeting is:
Saturday, Jan 26th 9-11a
Book Discussion:
The Witch's Elm
Photo Directory
It's been 10 years since our last parish photo directory - time for an update!  Lifetouch (a Shutterfly company) will have photographers in the rectory Mon-Sat, Feb 4-9th.
Everyone who participates will receive a  FREE 8x10" photo and a copy of our parish photo directory.  This project is near and dear to Fr. Francis' heart as it will help him get to know our parishioners even better!
To schedule your photo session, Click HERE
Unity Gala
Join us at 7pm on
Saturday, Feb 23rd
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! 
Questions? email: stephaniepall@gmail.com
Shop and Support
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!