St. Joseph Parish

Springfield, Illinois


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Tue, Jun 30th, @7:00am
Wed, Jul 1st, @5:30pm
Wed, Jul 1st, @6:15pm
Choir Rehearsal
Thu, Jul 2nd, @7:00am
Thu, Jul 2nd, @11:00am
No Bible Study
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"We are the hands and feet!  We are the voice of Christ!  We are God's living, breathing sacrament of love!"



Bishop Invites Catholics to Participate in Vatican

Questionnaire on the Family


Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has announced the launch of a questionnaire for use at the October 2015 Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the theme, “The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World.” All of the Catholic faithful are invited to respond to the questionnaire. The responses will help inform Pope Francis and the Bishops of the Synod about the challenges faced by today’s families and enable them to discuss and develop appropriate pastoral solutions. The questionnaire will be available online through Sunday, March 1. The link to the questionnaire is on the diocesan website at

The response from the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois will be shared with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and then incorporated into a document that will be forwarded on to the Vatican for use at the Synod.


St. Joseph Church Musicians Record CD

On one spiritual, motivational and magical night of August 2010, 14 vocalists and instrumentalists gathered together at St. Joseph’s Church, with the hope of capturing the inspirational sounds heard each week at Mass.  On that night, original compositions by Paul H. Johnson, Director of Music, were performed by the St. Joseph choir and musicians and were recorded.  Based mostly on the Psalms, the result is a cd that is a compilation of original music sung in liturgies at St. Joseph Church.  The cd is available from the church (St. Joseph Church, 1345 North 6th St. Springfield, IL 62702), after Mass or by calling 303-5806.  The cost is $15.  The cd is titled ‘Faith Filled Musical Windows.’

 St. Joseph Musicians 2012








Newly renovated April 2011



Information for Seniors

 The Illinois Senior Medical Patrol (SMP) Program educates consumers about health care fraud, waste and abuse.  If you have questions about Medicare, call the SMP program at (800) 699-9043.  Information about the Illinois SMP Program is also available on their web site: and attched is more information.

 Tips to Avoid Home Health Fraud






Now is the Time . . .

If you know a non-Catholic adult who is interested in the Catholic Church, now is the time to invite them.  If you or know of someone who might be interested and would like further information, please contact Sr. Mary Ellen at 544-7426.





Come, join us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for rehearsals before Mass!  All singers, ‘shower' enclosed and opera singers alike are welcome and encouraged to bring their voices and share in the making of music for our celebrations.  Requirements: Anyone (male or female, young on up!) who is alive and can breath!  One does not have to be able to read music!  Anyone with the willingness to learn, share and attend rehearsals!  Will you accept the challenge?  For more information, please contact Deanna Kettelkamp (789-4148) or Paul Johnson at the parish office or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Thank you and see you there!





Daily Meditation from Creighton University (Jesuit)





Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 16:19
Diocese of Springfield