Celebrating the
Sacrament of the Eucharist

Blessings to Haley Alonzo Aragon, McKenzie Alonzo Aragon, Betzaida Aragon Reyes, Victoria Godinez, Najeli Ramos and Joslyn Woods who are receiving their FIRST COMMUNION today. “CCC 1324 the source and summit of Christian life”, for the first time! St. Joseph includes you in prayers and extends appreciation to your families, teachers and all who have helped to prepare you for this sacramental year and those who will continue to help your faith grow and a future.


Mission statement

The Catholic community of St. Joseph’s Parish in Cobden, Illinois is a family of believers united in faith and heritage. Through Jesus Christ and the gospel message, with Saint Joseph as our patron, we commit ourselves to the values of the family and the work of the church. We cherish our traditions and pray that their importance be reflected in our community as we grow in the Catholic faith and share the message of Christ.


Parish Calendar at a Glance

August 13 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
August 15 (Thursday): The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; 7:00 AM Mass at St. Joseph; 6:00 PM Mass at St. Mary
August 20 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
August 27 (Tuesday): 7:00 PM Liturgy Reading Study with Deacon Pat
August 30 (Friday): St. Joseph group SI Miners baseball game trip
September 2 (Monday): Labor Day/Dia del Trabajo
September 8 (Sunday): 9:00 AM First day of PSR

St. Joseph Pastoral Information
Administrator:  Father Uriel Salamanca         (618) 713-8257           fr.uriel.salamanca@gmail.com

Deacon:  Pat Patterson                       (618) 893-2154           pat@pattersoncentral.com

Trustees:  Rick Flamm                        (618) 893-4953           Richard.flamm@hillmangroup.com

                Karl Sweitzer, Jr.                 (618) 697-4754           karl_sweitzer@Hotmail.com

Parish Council:  Joe Pineau                 (618) 697-6795           4jope4@gmail.com

Liturgy:  Paulette Aronson                  (618) 893-2882           artteacher37@hotmail.com

PSR:  Jill Skinner                                  (618) 893-2289           skinnerstudiosjillgeof@gmail.com

Ladies Sodality: Lorraine McGee        (618) 827-3633               phone call preferred

                         Debbie Russell           (618) 521-1062           debrarussell@jalc.edu

Cemetery:          Gary Wiggs              (618) 967-7116           garydwiggs@gmail.com

Cobden K of C:   Joe Pineau                (618) 697-6795           4jope4@gmail.com

“Finally the Immaculate Virgin, preserved free from all stain of original sin, when the course of her earthly life was finished, was taken up body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as Queen over all things, so that she might be the more fully conformed to her Son, the Lord of lords and conqueror of sin and death. “THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BESSED VIRGIN is a singular participation in her Son’s resurrection and an anticipation of the resurrection of other Christians: In giving birth you kept your virginity; in your Dormition you do not leave the world, O Mother of God, but were joined to the source of Life. You conceived the living God and, by your prayers, will deliver our souls from death. (CCC#966)” Come, join us as we celebrate this special day with the 7:00 AM Mass here at St. Joseph or the 6:00 PM mass at St. Mary’s on Saturday, August 15, 2019. “Never be afraid of the loving the blessed Virgin Mary too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” -St. Maximilian Kolbe

Eternal Rest Grant Unto Todd and Phil, O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him! We keep in our prayers Scott and Paulette Aronson’s nephew, Todd Luczaj and Connie Vincent’s brother, Phillip Wiley, who passed away recently and we now commend to the arms of our Lord. And to his family and friends, our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to you. May God’s love give you comfort and hope during this difficult time. St. Joseph, our patron, please pray for Todd and Phil!

PSR REGISTRATION will be available in the Hall all Sundays of August. Classes will begin on September 8, 2019.

Please come and join the Aronson Family in celebrating SCOTT AND PAULETTE’S 50TH wedding anniversary this August 25, 2019, 1:00 PM at the Parish Hall. There will be cake, Light refreshments and lots of love! No presents -your presence is the gift.

Thank you to all who participated and helped in last Saturday’s Jelly Making Craft! That jellies made will be used to sell at the annual St. Joseph Christmas Bazaar. Watch out for announcements for more craft Saturday stay come.

From the Diocese: A special thanks to everyone who has so generously supported The 2019 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal – we are most grateful. If you haven’t had an opportunity to make a gift as yet, we hope you will prayerfully consider doing so now. Gifts can be made through your parish or by visiting and clicking on “Giving”. Fifteen ministries and programs and all those they so faithfully serve are counting on YOU. Please make your contribution today!

Cantors, choir members, piano and organ players and all musicians – The “liturgical lollapalooza” is for you! Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 8:30 AM-12:30 PM at the Sacred Heart Parish in DuQuoin, Illinois. Please go to secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=gKTWNt to register. Contact the Office of Workshop at (618) 722-5038 or shuett@diobelle.org for more information.

On the Lighter Side: Silence is golden. Duct tape is silver.

Stewardship of Treasure
August 4, 2019
Offering: $1, 432.68
Defray Staff Salaries: $192.00
General Fund: $1, 624.68
Hispanic Ministries: $100.00
Building Fund: $189.00

Thank you for your continued
support of St. Joseph’s Church

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St. Joseph Church is now on Facebook. You can find us at St. Joseph’s Church, Cobden . Make sure you put the apostrophe in “Joseph’s”. Thanks Jeannine Cerny for managing the page.

Mass Schedule
Sunday:  10:00 AM

Eucharistic Adoration                                                                                                                   On the First Friday of most months, 12 continuous hours of Eucharistic Adoration begin at 8 AM and end at 8 PM. Mass and Benediction are at 7 PM. All are welcome. Look for sign-up sheets Back of church.

Wednesday & Friday after Mass or anytime by appointment

St. Joseph Catholic Church                                                                               www.stjosephcobden.com
101 North Centennial St., PO Box 237, Cobden, IL 62920
Church 618.893.2276
Parish Hall 618.893.2368
Administrator: Fr. Uriel Salamanca
Deacon: Pat Patterson
Trustees: Rick Flamm and Karl Sweitzer, Jr.
Parish Council President: Raymond Wacker

Bulletin Deadline                                                                                                                       The deadline to submit an item for the bulletin is Thursday evening.  You can email it to: luwizahgal@yahoo.com and/or sherryhaddick@yahoo.com . You can also call Luisa Vercide (618)967-4452.