Feast Day: November 12

Artwork: Tracy L. Christianson   

St. Josaphat (baptized Johannes) Kuncevyc, was born circa 1580 in Volodymr, Lithuania. He died a martyr's death in Vitebsk, Russia, on November 12, 1623.
Josaphat was deeply religious and spiritual from an early age. In 1604, he entered the monastery. On November 12, 1617, he was made Bishop of Vitebsk, and became Archbishop of Polotsk in 1618. During that time, the Ruthenian (Slavic) Church was split between two groups-the Uniates, who wanted to stay with the Church of Rome (this group included Josaphat), and the schismatics, who wished to separate and form their own church. As his efforts to unify became more fruitful, Josaphat found the hatred of the schismatic party grew ever stronger toward him. Riots broke out as people chose sides. Josaphat was falsely accused of inciting discord and using force against the dissidents. He was killed on November 12, 1623, and beatified in 1643.  
St. Josaphat loved religious life and the spiritual guidance he received directly from the Holy Spirit. He was zealous in self-mortification and in prayer.  

Prayer of the Week:

Lord, we ask you to stir up within Your Church
the Spirit that blessed and filled Your Martyr and Bishop St. Josaphat 
when he laid down his life for his sheep: 
so that, through his intercession, 
we too may be moved and strengthened by the same Spirit, 
and may not shrink from giving our lives for our brothers and sisters. 

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, 
Who lives and reigns with You,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, 
world without end.

Important Upcoming Dates!

November 8 - Shop Around: Evereve 

November 5-11 - Unity Gala Gift Card Drive

November 12-16 - Shop Around: Building Blocks

November 15 - Dine Around: Potbelly

November 16 - Play Around: Day off School Fundraisers

November 17 - Giving Tree Tag Assembly

Novermber 22 - Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10am

December 2 - Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 11 & 18 - Nativity Nights

December 7 - Dine Around: Roti

December 7 - La Caccina Concert

December 16 - Parish Christmas Concert
Shop Around: Evereve
Shop at Evereve in Lincoln Park  TONIGHT, November 8th from  5pm-8pm! 15% of your purchase goes back to SJS!  
Unity Gala
is Feb 23rd
Unity Gala Auction Gift Card Drive: Ask your favorite restaurant, friend or business to donate one or two gift cards/certificates, or give those you have that aren't expired that you don't need or want. Gift cards or certificates can be for any value. Cards can be brought to school now through  November 11th and to all masses 
November 10th-11th.

Tickets are on sale now.
Shop Around: Building Blocks
Holiday Shopping at Building Blocks!   Earn 15-25% cash back for SJS when you shop November 12th-16th
3306 N Lincoln Ave or
Wicker Park
2130 W Division St
Dine Around: Potbelly
Dine Around Fundraiser at Potbelly a fter Parent Teacher Conferances! 
Thursday, November 15th from 4-7 pm
25% goes back to SJS
1422 W. Webster Ave
Play Around: 
Power Up Academy/Minecraft
Day Off School Fundraiser Event on Friday, November 16th from 10a-12n.
Ages 7 and Up,  $35 with $15 going back to SJS!
Power Up Academy/Minecraft
2867 N Clybourn Ave
Play Around: 
Windy City Ninjas
Day Off School Fundraiser Event on Friday, November 16th
from  9a-12n.  Ages 4.5+,  $50 with $10 going back to SJS!
Windy City Ninjas
2500 W Bradley Place
Giving Tree
Looking for a way to help others during the Holiday Season? The Giving Tree Committee will be making tags for the tree on Saturday, November 17th in the rectory fireplace room at 1pm.
Breakfast With Santa
Breakfast with Santa is on Sunday, December 2nd, from 9a-12n in the school gym.
All proceeds benefit the St Josaphat Staff Bonus Fund!
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
Shop and Support
Shop 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 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!