St. Joseph Catholic Church
121 E. Maple Ave.
Libertyville, IL 60048
Phone: 847-362-2073
May 26, 2023
Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, in Response to the Illinois Attorney General Report

Please visit the Archdiocese's website for more information.
NEW! St. Joe's #TriviaTuesday
Did you know that St. Joe's Parish has been thriving for over 100+ years? The tales and memories woven into our community are simply remarkable! To celebrate our rich history, we're bringing you something exciting! Get ready for #TriviaTuesday, a journey into the depths of St. Joe's past!

Every Tuesday, we'll challenge your knowledge with weekly trivia questions on Facebook and Instagram about our beloved parish. Drop your answers in the comments, and the correct answer will be revealed the next day. Will you be a trivia winner??

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for next week's trivia post!
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Let our Communications Coordinator, Abby, know with this link.
Commission News
Prayer & Worship
Weekend Mass Schedule To Be Reviewed
While attendance at our weekend Masses has slowly increased, we are still tracking below pre-pandemic levels. With this in mind, a committee has been formed by Father Trout to review the weekend Mass schedule and make a recommendation for potential changes by this fall.

The recommendation will address the number of Masses offered each weekend along with when and where the Masses will be celebrated. Read more.
Backyard Masses are BACK! πŸ‘πŸŽ‰
Sign up to host a special Mass right in the comfort of your own backyard. Gather your friends and neighbors for a unique experience that blends faith and community. All are welcome!
Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession & Adoration
Join us on Sunday, June 11, immediately following the 12:30PM Mass, for our Corpus Christi celebration. We will commence with a Eucharistic Procession encircling Sunrise Park, followed by a serene period of Eucharistic Adoration.

We warmly invite you to participate in the Eucharistic Adoration. You can choose to spend as much or as little time as you are able to. Feel free to sign up for a time slot, and even if you haven't signed up, you are still welcome to attend. Learn more.
Eucharistic Adoration
Every Thursday at 3:00 PM
Be present to God so that He can be present to you.
EOM Training Session
June 6 at 6:30 PM in Church
Become an EOM! Register for the training with this link.
Grief Sharing Meeting
June 11 at 10:00 AM in the Loughry Room
Help create a resource for our grieving parishioners.
Important Funerals Update
Please note that funeral visitations at St. Joe's will only be allowed in the Narthex an hour before the Funeral Mass.
Children's Faith Formation
Social Justice
Adult Faith Formation
Summer Homily Series Update
We are pausing the homily series over the summer to take the necessary time to reflect, evaluate, and prepare for a new round of homily series starting in the fall. Thank you to all of our clergy, parishioners, and staff who have given of their time and talent to put together and deliver all of the homily series content. And thank you for being part of this journey! We look forward to accompanying one another in faith more and more effectively as we take steps to improve, and we look forward to a new round of homily series in the fall to keep deepening our faith lives together.
Women's One Day Retreat
Saturday, June 24 | 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Take time to feed your inner soul. Explore the feminine qualities that drive us to love…and the challenge to love well. Linda Couri, Facilitator. Program speaks to ALL adult women. Come connect, laugh, be inspired, reflect! The day also includes time for private prayer and reflection, lunch and closing mass in the grotto. Register now with the link below! The cost is $36.00. Registration deadline is June 10.
Youth Ministry
Save the Date for SHINE 2023: July 17-21!
What is SHINE?
SHINE, short for St. Joe's Helping In Neighborhoods Everywhere, is an action-packed week filled with local service projects for all incoming 7th graders to high school students. The goal of this service week is to build community, grow in faith, and give back to those in need. Save the date! More info coming soon!
Three Easy Ways to Give and Support
Here are three easy ways for you to give and support St. Joseph Catholic Church. Read more.
Born to Eternal Life
Sandra Duffy
Sandra Duffy, a long time member of St. Joseph Parish, passed away on May 14, 2023. To learn more about Sandy, her life, her family and her funeral arrangements please refer to her obituary.
James Turchi
James Turchi, age 78, passed away on May 18, 2023. To learn more about Jim, his life and his funeral arrangements please refer to his obituary.
May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.
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