Welcome to Josa..f..a..s..t, the weekly email from St. Josaphat Parish that keeps you in touch with your faith and your parish community!

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Who is Fr. Simon? 


You may have seen a slim Asian priest with glasses at mass or around church. If not, you will! That's Fr. Simon! 


Fr. Simon, from Seoul, South Korea, is here for a master's program in spiritual direction at Loyola University. He is also here to learn English. He will be living at the rectory for the next 2 � years, and hopes that his English will improve enough to say mass here. 


That's where you come in! He would love to get to know more parishioners and practice his English. He will be at the back of church after the 10 am mass on Sunday, so stop by and say hello. He will not be offended at all if you need to ask him to repeat a phrase or two! 


Fr. Simon feels so lucky to be living here at St. Josaphat. There are many Korean priests and nuns in Chicago for educational programs and to learn English, and he is the only one in the archdiocese who lives in a parish. He is very grateful to Fr. Rich and everyone at St. Josaphat who have accepted and welcomed him. 


Why not invite Fr. Simon over for brunch or dinner? Or if you don't cook, out to dinner or coffee? He would welcome the chance to speak more English, and get to know your family better. It would be a nice cultural exchange, too! His email is chasimon@hotmail.com


Read more about Fr. Simon here.

Sweet Home Chicago: Tickets
Buy your tickets now! Expires on January 18!
Sweet Home Chicago: Shopping Day!
Wed., Jan. 21, 1-6pm
Red Door Meeting Room

Enter through the Red Door off of the parking lot. Come shop great products from Stella & Dot, Bob Gallagher Photography and more.
A percentage of every purchase made at this event will be donated back in auction items for St. Josaphat's Sweet Home Chicago Fundraiser. You get to give while you get!

Get Back on Track: Family Wellness
Wed., Jan. 21, 7 pm

Parish parents, please join us on at 7pm in the gym for Get Back On Track: Family Wellness. Registered dietitian Bethany Doerfler will give you updated strategies to help you protect your heart, improve your kids' eating habits and make family meal times less stressful.