Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

During these challenging times, St. Josaphat Parish is here for you! My hope is that this will actually be a time of spiritual renewal for all of us. As the old saying goes, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” May our time apart from our Eucharistic celebration increase our love for the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist and renew our appreciation for the great privilege of being able to gather as a faith community and celebrate together. Until then, we will be offering opportunities to virtually gather in community and sharing resources with you on our website and through email. I am also available to talk on the phone or though FaceTime/Zoom, just send me an email (frfrancis@stjosaphatparish.org) to coordinate.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our parish community.  We pride ourselves on being a warm and inviting parish for both long time parishioners and those visiting us for the first time. We consider ourselves “a church to come home to.”

As a community of faith, our relationship with Jesus is at the heart of our mission.  We want people to develop an authentic relationship with Jesus and not just know “about Jesus.”  We help people develop a relationship with Jesus through our worship together at Mass, through our faith formation programs and through prayer.  2019 was our Year of Prayer, and we developed a Prayer Guidebook with prayer techniques and Catholic prayers - old standards and new favorites.  Please contact our office (office@stjosaphatparish.org) if you would like a copy.  

Once we return to "normal" we hope you will join us for one of our Sunday liturgies.  If you are new to the area, please introduce yourself to me after Mass.  I would be happy to meet with you to welcome you to Lincoln Park and to the St. Josaphat community.  If you would like to learn more about our parish or our school, please feel free to contact me over email (for now!)

God Bless,

Fr. Francis