Parishes Prepare to Honor St. Joseph on His Feast Day
March 4, 2021

These parishes provided information about their St. Joseph celebrations. Check with your parish for other activities.

AMBOY
St. Patrick -- March 19

St. Joseph’s Table: after 8 a.m. Mass outside the parish’s St. Joseph’s Hall. It will offer things  not normally received by people who use the food pantry. A procession from the church will be followed by a blessing of the foods and table, then a procession back to the church for Adoration on the St. Joseph’s Altar until noon. 
 
Prayer cards: Memorare to St. Joseph prayer cards will be handed out and recited after Masses.
 
Ongoing
Memorials: Parishioners are invited to light a candle on the St. Joseph’s Altar once a week in memory or celebration of someone during the Year of St. Joseph. 
 
Info: 815-857-2315, https://www.stpatrickamboy.org/
 
AURORA
St. Joseph - Ongoing
 
Consecration to St. Joseph: A 33-day program will end with a Mass at the St Joseph altar at 6 p.m. March 19. Materials: “Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father,” by Father Donald Calloway, MIC. Info: www.saintjosephaurora.org
 
HUNTLEY
St. Mary -- March 19
 
Mass: 6 p.m. in the church. After Mass there will be a St. Joseph Altar in the narthex. Donations will be accepted for the parish St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Family Ministry will provide a St. Joseph craft to take home and complete.
 
Ongoing
Prayer: Litany to St. Joseph prior to 8 a.m. and noon Masses on Wednesdays.
 
Upcoming
Consecration to St. Joseph:  To end on the Feast day of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1.
 
Info: Mary Lou Manion, mmanion@stmaryhuntley.org
 
MCHENRY
St.  Patrick -- March 20-21
 
St. Joseph Table Food Drive: Italian themed drive for FISH of McHenry Food Pantry. A collection of food and money near the St. Joseph’s Table in the narthex. Foods needed are non-perishable pasta sauce, canned tomatoes and tomato sauces, dry pasta and rice, minestrone soup, olives, parmesan cheese (not refrigerated), biscotti or Italian cookies, canned or jar Italian items, rice, juice, nuts, beef jerky, canned fruit, condiments, baby food, baby dry cereal and formula. Non-food items needed are bath soap (bars), deodorant, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dish and laundry detergent, baby diapers and wipes, feminine hygiene products, adult disposable underwear, diapers and pads. 
 
Info: evangelization@stpatrickmchenry.org
 
ROCKFORD
St. Bernadette -- March 13
St. Joseph Altar: 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the parish center. 
 
March 14
Drive-through dinner: 12:30-3:30 p.m., pick-up of a free St. Joseph Altar dinner, a blessed St. Joseph candle and a pamphlet with prayers to St. Joseph in the St. Bernadette School parking lot. Those who leave written prayer intentions will be remembered at Masses offered for all parishioners intentions. Please join us in honoring God by honoring St. Joseph.  
 
Info: StBernadette-Rockford@rockforddiocese.org, 815-968-0904
 
St. Anthony of Padua
Ongoing
Novena: 2 p.m. in the church starting March 10. Register by calling 815-226-8092 to ensure social distancing.
 
ROSCOE
Church of the Holy Spirit
March 19
St. Joseph altar: In the entryway. Look for free St. Joseph prayer booklets and holy cards.
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