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

Mon, Nov 30th
NO CFF Session
Mon, Nov 30th, @7:00am
Tue, Dec 1st, @7:00am
Tue, Dec 1st, @6:15pm
Choir Practice
Wed, Dec 2nd, @5:30pm
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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!"

 advent 2


Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2 P.M. three churches, Third Presbyterian, Kumler United Medthodist and St. Joseph Choirs will come together to celebrate in song and prayer the season of Advent.  All are invited to come sing and pray with us.  Please bring a can or boxed food item for the Holy Family food pantry.  Open to everyone! 


Handmade Wreaths are available for sale after the Masses of the weekends of December 5/6 and 12/13 at St. Joseph Church!



A special opportunity for YOU to be part of the music of Christmas!  So, you are coming to a Christmas Liturgy other than 9:00 P.M. when the parish choir sings (and anyone who would like to)?  The other 3 liturgies need your voice too!  There will be 5:30 P.M., Christmas Midnight Mass and 9:30 A.M. Christmas Day, all of which could use your voice in a special way.  We practice at 6:15 P.M. on Tuesday evenings and you would need to come to 3 of the 4 Tuesday rehearsals in December (Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22).  Thank you and see you there.  Any questions please contact Paul Johnson on the weekends or 303-5806.

P.E.P. (People Enjoying People) CLUB

The PEP Club is a social group for "seniors" that meets monthly (the 2nd Wednesday at 11:30 in St. Joseph Hall) for lunch and fellowship. 

CHAIR: Jan Steinhour


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 Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:13
Diocese of Springfield