The Catholic Church of St. Joseph


Sunday, September 7

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

PSR Begins Today

PSR begins today, September 7.  All students, parents and teachers are asked to be in the church ready to begin at 9 am.  Classes conclude at 10:05 am.  Parents of young children are asked to pick up their children at Casa St. Joseph after class.

New Altar Servers

Congratulations to Tess Brummer and Liv Brezini Cerny on completion of servers training.  They have begun serving at the 10:15 Mass.

Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10 at 6 pm in the parish hall.  Meetings are open to all members of the parish.  Please keep the members of the council in your prayers as they work for the good of the parish.

Joint Parish Council Meeting

As recommended by Bishop Braxton in the Pastoral Plan for Parish Renewal and Restructuring, there will be a joint meeting of the Anna and Cobden parish councils on Thursday, September 11 at 6:30 pm here at St. Joseph’s parish hall.  This special meeting is for the members of both councils only.

Birthday and Anniversary Recognition

On the last Sunday of each month, beginning Sunday, August 31, the parish will be recognizing, in a special way, parish members with birthdays or wedding anniversaries which occur in that month. Next Sunday those in the parish with August birthdays and anniversaries will be recognized aftereach of the Masses. Come over to the hall and offer them your congratulations.

Sodality Meeting

The Ladies Sodality will meet on Wednesday, September 17 at 6 pm in the parish hall.  All ladies of the parish are invited to attend.  We will begin planning for the annual Christmas Bazaar.

Needed – Someone to Type the Bulletin

The “bulletin lady”, retired in real life, is looking to retire again and pass on the responsibility of typing the bulletin. Anyone interested in this position needs to have reasonable typing ability, as well as good grammar and spelling skills. If you would be interested please let any member of the parish council know. This volunteer position is rewarding and important to the parish.

Keys For Parish Buildings

If you have a key to any of the parish buildings, please let Fr. Uriel know, so that he and the council can know how many keys are assigned. Thank you.

Priesthood Sunday

In observance of Priesthood Sunday, The Messenger, the Belleville diocesan Catholic newspaper, will publish a special section in the October 23 issue to recognize our priests and sacramental ministers.  This is your opportunity to tell us briefly some of your pastor’s and sacramental minister’s best qualities.  Please email your remarks to:, fax 618-235-9605 or mail to:  The Messenger, 2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL  62221.  Deadline to submit remarks is Sept. 30.