2021 Unity Event

Dear St. Josaphat Family,
It’s been a tough year, no doubt. But good things are happening at St. Josaphat. Our teachers have energetically risen to the challenge of keeping our kids learning and safe. Many of our parishioners -- perhaps you -- have gathered virtually to deepen their relationship with Jesus through Alpha, Breaking Open the Word and Bible Studies. We are collaborating with Wentworth School in Englewood to nurture a love of reading in their primary grade students. St. Josaphat is growing and thriving because of you.
It’s about this time when our St. Josaphat community comes together to celebrate our successes and fund about 20% of our annual church operating budget at the St. Josaphat Unity Gala. Since we can’t dance the night away this year, we’ve dipped into our wealth of creative talent and invite you to the


on Friday, March 19 from 8 - 9 pm on Zoom

...a parish-wide celebration that includes a live mixology class, live auction, and drawing the Golden Ticket Raffle.
Our goal is to raise the same amount as we did last year: $170,000. Yes, that’s a tall order! Our Sunday offertory and other donations only cover 80% of our annual expenses, a majority of which are salaries. We count on our fundraisers to close the gap, and this year, we were not able to have Septemberfest, nor our Golf Outing.
If your finances allow, please consider sponsoring the event this year. If you sponsored last year, would you sponsor at the same (or higher) level? (There are great new incentives for 2021!)
Can’t sponsor? Buy a mixology kit and join us for the event! Or get a Golden Raffle ticket for a chance to win $2500! There are even more options (click the button above!) to support the cause.

We are so very grateful for however you are able to support our St. Josaphat community. We understand that these times are financially challenging for many. All contributions are appreciated, and bring us closer to our lofty goal. We hope to see you on Zoom on March 19, and until then, you are in our prayers.

God Bless You,

Fr. Francis and the Unity Event Committee:
Faye Shillair, Jessica Grossnickle, Pam Niedzwiecki, and Trisha Brooks

Instant Wine Cellar

We need your help to stock the UNITY Event Live Auction item, the "Instant Wine Cellar". From March 5-11, we are teaming up with VIN Chicago and for any purchase you make on vinchicago.com, St. Josaphat will receive 10% back! There are three ways you can help:
  • Stock up on your own favorites, and enter "St. Josaphat Personal" in the notes and checkout, and we'll get 10% back.
  • Pick a bottle valued at $25 or more and checkout separately and put "St Josaphat Instant Cellar" in the notes and that bottle will go in the Instant Wine Cellar.
  • Don't have time to shop online? Just Venmo $25 to @SJSVin and we'll buy your Instant Wine Cellar donation bottle for you! See QR code at the right.