Celebrations Honor St. Joseph
March 7, 2024

The following are celebrations in the Rockford Diocese
honoring St. Joseph around his feast day March 19.

APPLE RIVER
-- St. Joseph, 105 W. Webster St.

Patron saint celebration: March 16-March 19. Each day will have a rosary at 5:30 p.m., St. Joseph novena and Mass at 6 p.m. and refreshments provided afterward. Invitations extended to the parish communities of St. Joseph, Lena; and St. Ann, Warren. Will conclude with a potluck after Mass March 19.

AURORA
-- St. Joseph, 722 High St.

St. Joseph dinner: March 16, 6 p.m. Call the parish at 630-844-3780 for details.

ELBURN
-- St. Gall, 43 W885 Hughes Rd.

St. Joseph altar: March 16-17. Altar blessing will be after the 5 p.m. Mass March 17. Bring altar item donations to the church kitchen March 15, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Volunteers also sought for set-up on March 15 at 3 p.m. and take-down on March 17.

Info: Kathryn Rossi, mamamiax4@sbcglobal.net

ELGIN
-- St. Mary School, 103 S. Gifford St.

St. Joseph table: March 17 in the school gym. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the table blessing is at 4:30 p.m. Dinner to follow. Free will offering to benefit the parish.

HAMPSHIRE
-- St. Charles Borromeo, 297 E. Jefferson St.

St. Joseph table: March 17; two meals served in the school gym. There will be breakfast after the 7:30 a.m. Mass and a meatless meal after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. No cost; donations welcome.

HUNTLEY
-- St. Mary, 10307 Dundee Rd.

St. Joseph table: March 17, meatless meal served. Seeking volunteers to work, cook and supply dishes. Times to come.
Contact: Toni Adams, nana1118@sbcglobal.net

JOHNSBURG
-- St. John the Baptist, 2302 W. Church St.

St. Joseph table: March 16, 5-9 p.m. at Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church St. Italian food and celebration; includes raffles and auction items. Tickets at the parish office; suggested donations are $25/adult and $10/child (under 12 years).

LOVES PARK
-- St. Bridget, 600 Clifford Ave.

St. Joseph altar: Starts with the novena at the parish March 8-March 16. The altar blessing will be March 16, 4 p.m. Viewing hours are March 16, 4-6 p.m., and March 17, 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the parish center across from the church entrance. Visitors can take home pasta, cake, bread and cookies. Cost: none.

MARENGO
-- Sacred Heart, 323 N. Taylor St.

St. Joseph table: March 10, meatless meal served from noon to 3 p.m. Seeking donations of salads, baked goods, pasta and seafood dishes.  Donations may be brought to the parish hall March 9 or the morning of March 10. All are invited for food, karaoke and fellowship. Free will offerings benefit the parish’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
Contact: Nikki DeBoer, 815-405-2118

MCHENRY
-- St. Patrick, 3500 Washington St.

St. Joseph table Italian food drive: March 16-17, collection of food and money in the church for FISH of McHenry Food Pantry (“Friends in Service Here”). Pasta, rice, sauces and other Italian foods requested; hygiene items welcome. Questions to evangelization@stpatrickmchenry.org

ROCKFORD
-- St. Anthony of Padua, 1010 Ferguson St.

St. Joseph altar: Celebration begins with a novena to St. Joseph March 8, 2 p.m., in the church. The altar will be blessed March 16 after the 4:30 p.m. Mass; coffee and cookies served afterward. Traditional meatless meal will be March 17, noon-3 p.m., in the church hall (handicapped-accessible). Free will offerings welcome.
Info: Colleen Gullo, 815-226-8092

-- St. Bernadette, 2400 Bell Ave.

St. Joseph altar: March 16-17 in the parish center. Altar viewing on March 16, 5:30-7 p.m. Free traditional meal served March 17, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dine-in or carry-out. Seeking donations and volunteers. Drop off baked goods March 15, 4:30-8:30 p.m., or March 16, 8-10 a.m. Sullivan’s Foods will also bake and deliver orders; call 815-335-1501 to order. 
Info: Julie Hindenburg, 815-670-9698

ROSCOE
--
 Church of the Holy Spirit, 5637 Broad St.

St. Joseph altar: March 17, viewing in the back of the church. Parish breakfast served.

ST. CHARLES
-- St. Patrick, 6N491 Crane Rd.

St. Joseph table: March 17, noon-3 p.m., in the Crane Rd. church’s Dempsey Hall. Meatless meal will include pasta and red sauce, salad, garlic bread and beverages. Cost: $10/adult, $7/senior citizen, $25/family. Proceeds go to Lazarus House and the parish’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Register at stpatrickparish.org/SJT

 

 

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