St. Joseph tidbits



Fall Youth Mass is today with Parish Potluck to follow. Come, celebrate with us. All are welcome! 

Let us honor and pray for all Veterans and those who are currently in the service of protecting our country tomorrow, Veterans Day. Thank you and God bless you!   

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


St. Joseph and St. Mary are invited to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal Church Outing in Perryville, Missouri on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. We will be attending the monthly Prayer Service (recited for over 15 years) with Lunch on our own afterwords. All are meeting to carpool 7:15 AM at the Anna Walmart. The Service will be outdoors (or inside the Shrine in the event of inclement weather) so please dress warmly and bring it chair. For more details, call Molly at (618) 893-4743. Come and join us!

We congratulate our newest Parish Council Member: Paulette Aronson, Jim Poletti and Samantha Sweitzer who will be serving three-year terms. St. Joseph church is grateful for your willingness to serve, Paulette, Jim and Samantha, and send prayers your own way as you represent best interests of the Parish.

Next Sunday, November 17, our PSR Youth will have the opportunity to attend a program presented by Caritas Family Solutions (formerly Christian Social Services of Illinois). The presentation is age-appropriate and deals with the issue of sexual abuse, how to recognize it and what to do, with the main goal of teaching our children ways to keep their body safe. The Diocese requires that this information being made available to all of our students. Those who are not participating will be involved in a different activity that day.

Also next Sunday during Mass, a representative from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development will give a short talk about the CCHD appeal/collection. “CCHD helps low-income people participate in decisions that affect their lives, families and communities - and nurtures solidarity between poor and non-poor populations” ( From the Diocese: the Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection is scheduled for November 23-24, 2019. Twenty-five percent (25%) of monies collected will remain in our diocesan parishes for local programs and ministries that serve the poor. Please prayerfully consider donating generously so that those in poverty may help themselves.

The annual Turkey Bingo Night will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 PM in the Parish Hall. Twenty-five (25) games will be played at $5.00 per card. Complimentary refreshments will also be provided. Did you know that this bingo has been going on since the 1950s? Father Victor Sulkowski started this activity along with Easter Ham Bingo. Come, join us and invite family and friends for this enjoyably lively event. You just might win your Thanksgiving turkey!

Las Posadas, plays about the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, the search for an inn and the birth of Jesus, will be held at the Anna Arts Center on November 24 at 2:00 PM. Everyone is invited to this FUN and FREE event! If you wish to volunteer or have or know of children who would like to be involved in the La Posada play, please contact Father Uriel. Our children are help spread the wonderful story of our Lord, Jesus!

From The Diocese: Respect Life Ministry invites you to a community-wide Respect Life Event on November 17, 1:00-3:00 PM at the St. Stephens Catholic Church Gymnasium in Caseyville, Illinois. Come hear new ways to get involved in light of the opening of the new Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Fairview Heights, Illinois. By working together as one body, we can help the women are considering abortion by showing them the life-giving support of it is available. Light lunch will be provided for a donation. For more information, please contact Mrs. Wendy Fink at wfink@diobelle.orgor (618) 722-5048.

The Lighter Side: This classic pickup line: “Hey, girl. Take your time getting ready. I’ll just sit here and pray the rosary…you’re worth waiting decades for.”

Stewardship of Treasure

November 3, 2019

Offering: $2, 453.50

All Saints Day: $90.00

All Souls Day: $100.00

General Fund: $2, 643.50

Campaign for Human Dev. $5.00

Building Fund: $503.00

Cemetery Fund: $10.00 

Thank you for your continued support of St. Joseph and the Church

St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception

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


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 Time at St. Joseph

Sunday: 10:00 AM