St. Joseph Catholic Church
121 E. Maple Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-362-2073
May 12, 2023
Pray for Our Seminarians
Please pray for Deacon Angel and Deacon Nick, who will be ordained as Priests in June, and Seminarian Jared as a Deacon on May 20th. Please also keep Vicente Cobos and Jonathan Brieva in your prayers as they return to their home and home parishes for the summer. Read more
Congratulations, Father Monteiro!
Congratulations to Father Ternan Monteiro for recently receiving his Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola!
Sue Gundrum Wins Woman of the Year Award!
On May 3, the Vicariate 1 of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW) hosted their annual Woman of the Year awards luncheon. The honoree from St. Joseph is Sue Gundrum. Sue is involved with the Bereavement Ministry, Christmas Giving Tree, Minister of Care, Food Pantry (Monday crew), Eucharistic Minister and the Women's Council/Women's Ministries. We would like to thank Sue for her many years of dedicated service to our parish. Congratulations, Sue!
Commission News
Prayer & Worship
Eucharistic Adoration
  • Family Adoration: Thursday, May 18, 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Koenig Center

  • Adoration: Thursday, May 25, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM in the Church
Children's Faith Formation
Social Justice
Bed Ministry Recognition Dinner
All who have volunteered at the Bed Ministry are invited to the First Annual Bed Ministry Recognition Dinner on May 15th at 6:00 PM. Please RSVP by 5/12.
Annual Laudato Si’ Mass
Laudato Si’ Week this year celebrates the 8th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, “Laudato Si’. Join us for Mass at 12:30 PM on May 21st at Most Blessed Trinity Parish in Waukegan, IL.
Join us May 18th with Brandon Beck, HR professional & parishioner, to discuss ways to boost your EQ to enhance your job search.
Run or walk to support St. Joe's Ministries and the Knights of Columbus on Saturday, June 10th.
Plants for Cans Community Food Drive
Saturday, May 13 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
@ 345 E Park Ave, Libertyville, IL 60048

Bring canned foods to donate to the food pantry, and receive free Heirloom tomato and pepper plants ready for your garden! Stick around and see your favorite local businesses sponsoring the event, helping to match your generous donations. Learn more
Adult Faith Formation
Jesus Is With Us
Our Easter Homily Series continues this weekend at 5pm Saturday and 9am and 10:45am Sunday in-person Masses! Join us for Mass this weekend and subscribe to our weekly emails!
Women's One Day Retreat
Come connect, laugh, be inspired, reflect!
Explore the feminine qualities that drive us to love…and the challenge to love well. Linda Couri, Facilitator. $36.00 Includes lunch and closing Mass. Please register by June 10th.
The Men's Legacy Weekend Was a Great Success!
Special thanks to all who made this possible: Our supportive clergy and parish staff, men from previous weekend teams, and the support of our families, friends and community of faith.
Youth Ministry
Adult/Parent Volunteers Needed!
If you're interested in getting involved and helping out with our Youth Ministry, please click here.
Youth Ministry Upcoming Events
  • Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 PM - Teen Mass (Teens also volunteer at Java With Joe) *Pizza and games moved to next Sunday because of Mother's Day*
  • Saturday, May 20 at 4:30 PM - Volunteer at Waukegan Soup Kitchen
  • Sunday, May 21 at 6:00 PM - Game Night and Pizza with Fr. Martin after Mass
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Born to Eternal Life
T. Hilde Waldschmidt
Theresia Hildegard "Hilde" Waldschmidt passed away on April 19, 2023. Hilde was an active member of St. Joseph parish for over 40 years serving in multiple capacities. To learn more about Hilde, her life and her funeral arrangements, please refer to her obituary.

May her soul and the souls of all departed rest in peace.
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