Please join us on Wednesday, July 14 for a parish-wide party, as we toast all of our dedicated reopening volunteers, and welcome Fr. Robert Ryan to Saints JFX!
We will gather on the east lawn at St. Joseph Church from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm. All our parish families are invited to join in this celebration of gratitude. Please RSVP here by July 9.
Church volunteers - if you've already registered for this event, no need to sign up again, we've got you!
Fr. Greg Boyle is a Jesuit Priest and is the founder and director of Homeboy Industries, the world's largest gang-intervention and rehabilitation program in Los Angeles.
Homeboy Industries is the largest and most successful gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. Homeboy offers an "exit ramp" for those stuck in a cycle of violence and incarceration. The organization's holistic approach, with free services and programs, supports around 10,000 men and women a year as they work to overcome their pasts, re-imagine their futures, and break the inter-generational cycles of gang violence.
In 2010, Boyle published Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion, a book recollecting his 20+ years in the barrio. Hear more about his experiences by joining our virtual conversation with Fr. Boyle on Thursday May 20 at 5pm. CLICK HERE to register.
To view the Saints JFX Fiscal year 2019-20 Annual Report, click here.
On Thursday, May 13 at 6pm, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, Kevin Mathews, radio personality and author of Broken Mary: A Journey of Hope, will present from the “stay-in-your-car” shelter located in the St. Joseph School parking lot. Tune your car radio to 95.7FM
He will outline his journey of faith as it was guided and protected by Our Lady, and will then lead the Rosary in the Mary Garden, located in the school yard. All are welcome to the presentation and the reciting of the Rosary.
Kevin Matthews, a household name in the Chicago area for over 17 years, entertained 10 million listeners a week on AM 1000 The Loop and ABC and CBS radio. In the fall of 2008, he was partially paralyzed by multiple sclerosis. Broken Mary is the story of his radio career, his struggle to overcome a debilitating disease, and a chance encounter with a statue of the Virgin Mary found next to a dumpster. His enduring faith and great humor will capture the attention and the hearts of all--young and old.
Lenten Retreat offered by IPS Scripture School
- free to all Saints JFX parishioners!
The retreat is for any person wishing to enrich their Lenten experience and learn more about the events of Jesus’ passion story. Insights into each Gospel’s unique Passion story will be presented via zoom by Kevin Pease, Director of IPS Scripture School. Kevin is a graduate of the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA.
The retreat consists of 5 two-hour sessions, with three different time options, starting the week of February 15, 2021. Select from:
5 x Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or
5 x Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, or
5 x Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Click HERE to register.
This is a gift to you, provided by our parish, to engage and reflect on scripture more deeply throughout the Lenten season. Questions? Email Kieran Lyons at email@example.com