St. Joseph tidbits



St. Joseph Church Census

St. Joseph’s is needing to update current church parishioner information, with the last update being 2012. The Parish CENSUS was started last weekend and will continue on. Please check the pews for forms and pencils (also at the back of the church) and complete them. You may hand them to Paulette Aronson or Carl Dasenbrock at the end of Mass or leave them at the back of the church at your convenience.

Thank you to those who have already done so!

St. Joseph Pastoral Information

Administrator: Father Uriel Salamanca (618) 713-8257

Deacon: Pat Patterson (618) 893-2154


Rick Flamm (618) 893-4953

Karl Sweitzer, Jr. (618) 697-4754

Parish Council: 

President: Raymond Wacker (618) 457-6731 

Liturgy: Paulette Aronson (618) 893-2882

PSR: Jill Skinner (618) 893-2289

Ladies Sodality: Lorraine McGee (618) 697-0250 

 Debbie Russell (618) 521-1062

Cemetery:  Gary Wiggs (618) 967-7116

Cobden K of C:  Joe Pineau (618) 697-6795

October is the month dedicated to the Holy Rosary! It is a good time to commit to praying the rosary every day. We honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary as we say our prayers for our loved ones, the church in the world.“The repetition in the rosary is meant to lead one into restful and contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells” ( Let us pray on!

St. Joseph is needing to update the current Parishioners’ information. The parish Census will be started this morning (forms and pencils supplied in the pews and at the back of the church). Please complete the forms and submit to Paulette Aronson or Carl Dasenbrock. Thank you!

101 ways to pray without ceasing by Betty Spence: 6. Praise Him for meeting needs.

Important dates from the St. Anne Sodality: November 13 (Wednesday): Sodality trip to St. Mary of the Barrens - National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Metal (Perryville, MO). All St. Joseph’s and St. Mary parishioners welcome;November 20 (Wednesday): 7:00 PM Turkey Bingo; December 7 (Saturday): Annual St. Joseph Bazaar with Soup Luncheon.Attached to this bulletin is the Bazaar Raffle Tickets. More details to follow.

A big Thank You to Chris Collins for the wonderful set of pedestal Angels gracing the side door steps of our church for all of St. Joseph to enjoy. God bless you, Chris!

It’s once again time for Parish Council Elections. The Parish Council Committees deal with the building and maintenance, cemetery, social, education, communication, liturgy and finance here at St. Joseph. Serve God and your parish by volunteering to become one of those who helped keep St. Joseph’s church open and running smoothly. Please contact Father Uriel if you are interested in serving as a Parish Council member.

St. Mary church is holding a Trivia Nighton Saturday, November 9, 2019 (doors open at 6:00 PM and the Trivia starting at 6:30 PM). There will be Adult and Children’s (up to 8th grade) divisions, with up to six people per team. Cost to join will be $10 for advanced reservations or $12 at the door. Concessions will be served and coolers are welcome. Proceeds will go to the St. Mary Youth programs. For more information, please text (618) 697-5679. See you there!

From the Diocese: The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…Blessed to receive, chosen to give. Your Gift to The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps Gerry Hasenstab and the staff of Catholic Urban Programs (CUP) provide food, clothing, shelter and in assistance of every kind to people who lack basic necessities of life to survive - 30,400 individuals and 4, 213 families were served just last year! If you haven’t done so, consider making a gift to The Appeal and enable Catholic urban to continue with her important work.

From the Diocese: Be informed about your Catholic Diocese, by subscribing to The Messenger! Support your Catholic faith in southern Illinois by subscribing to The Messenger. Subscribe by calling The Messenger at 618-233-8670. To subscribe online go to www.belleville

From the Diocese: St. Vincent de Paul’s NeedsCOATS! Winter is just around the corner and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul desperately needs coats to distribute to those in need. Gently-used or new coats of all types in all sizes for all ages – toddlers, children, teens and adults, men and women – are being requested. Coats can be dropped off at the St. Vincent de Paul office located at # 13 Vieux Carre Drive, Suite 2, East St. Louis (Loisel Village area, immediately off route I 57) or call 618-394-0126 – – Joe Hubbard-extension 13 or Pat Hogrebe-extension 12 for additional information. Warm your heart by keeping someone warm – check your closets and donate a coat today!

The Lighter Side: If a man yells in the woods and no woman hears him, he still wrong?

Stewardship of Treasure

October 13, 2019

Offering: $1, 680.20

General Fund: $1, 680.20

Hispanic Ministry: $100.00

Retire Diocese Priests: $10.00

Building Fund: $210.00

Cemetery Fund: $150.00

Bahamas and hurricane Relief: $50.00

Thank you for your continued support 

of St. Joseph and the Church

 St. Joseph 

October 20, 2019

9:30 AM Rosary

10:00 AM Jack Mueller

Wednesday, October 23

7:50 AM Rosary 

8:15 AM Ralph Noel

Friday, October 25

7:50 AM Rosary

8:15 AM Charles Bacon

St. Mary of the 



Anna, IL

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. Mass

Tuesday: 7:50 a.m. Rosary

                     8:15 a.m. Mass

Thursday: 7:50 a.m. Rosary

                        8:15 a.m. Mass

Saturday:  7:50 a.m.  Rosary

                       8:15 a.m. Mass


Prayers of Petition

Those in the Military (Active Duty): 

Scott Bourne, Aaron Cerny, Joseph Eck, Theron Sweitzer, Devin Vitt, Hayden Young

Those in Need of Healing: 

Special intention, Alan Anderson, Paulette Aronson, Rev. Donald Blaes, Becky Brown, Sue Brumleve, Donna Bunyard, Dennis Lafferty, Robert Lintz, Dominic Pedrotty, Msgr. Ken Schaefer, Donna Shannon, Charles Stadelbacher, Shari Vandersluis, Stephanie Wilson

Those in Nursing Homes: 

Bill Boysen, Judy Flamm, Mary Kula, Ralph Noel, Barbara Sweitzer, Vernon Wyatt

Names of those in Need of Healing will be on the prayer list for four weeks.

If you wish a name to remain on the list, please call our text Luisa at 618-967-4452.

Bulletin deadline

The deadline to submit an item/announcement for the bulletin is Thursday evening. You can email it to:  and/or . You can also call Luisa Vercide or text at (618) 967-4452.

Mass Times

Sunday: 10:00 AM