My fiancé and I moved to Chicago in December and started looking for a catholic church that we would like to get married in. Every Sunday we went to a different church around the downtown area until we finally found what we were looking for...a beautiful church, with a community feel, and amazing priests/sermons. St.Joseph's is definitely a hidden gem!! The following sums up St. Joseph's church: Beautiful! - The outside of this church is very deceiving because of it's modern look. Once you walk through the front doors you will be in awe. Inside a huge beautiful cathedral. It's absolutely gorgeous. Great Priest --- Fr. Larry is amazing! He is very personable, remembers everyone by name, and most importantly delivers great sermons. We take something away from every mass we attend. Amazing Music --- The music is awesome. It's not traditional, boring church music. It's very modern, with a great rhythm and beat. Community Feel --- Fr. Larry is a big reason this church has a sense of community. Once he found out we were new to the area and church, he immediately introduce us to other parishioners and gave us a warm welcome. There are coffee and donuts after the 11 am mass in the gathering area, which allows you to get to know other parishioners. Historic ---- St. Joseph's happens to be one of the oldest churches in Chicago. In the 70's, the front of the church collapsed and was reconstructed with a more modern look, which makes it very deceiving when you drive past it. Once inside, you'll see a beautiful cathedral with such great detail. Free Parking & Easily Accessible ---- Do I have to say more? This is not something that's easy to find in Chicago. St.Joseph's has it own school and parking lot across the street that is free for parishioners on Sundays. Flexible Mass Times --- St.Joseph's also has a sister church called Immaculate Conception a couple blocks away. It is much smaller and is attached to its school. Between the two churches you have a lot of different mass times to pick and choose from. We absolutely love it here, and you will too! We can't wait to get married at St.Joseph's next Spring. If your new to Chicago and looking for a great Catholic church, trust me....this is the one! :)
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This priest is no priest, he is an embarressment to all Catholics embracing the Racist Wright. Wright hates America,says we deserved 9/11,he's a piece of dirt under my feet and this priest embraces what I believe is the DEVIL himself. They deserve one another, they are one in the same, May God bring on Karma to this priest and Wright. Obama it is said is the dark skinned man from the East, a Muslim of silver tongue and the ANTI-CHRIST! Jesus Christ will not allow he to become Presdient of this great country, it is so written.
Jade123--merry2008---I will pray for you...Who gives you the right to judge anyone??? Or to tell anyone how to feel about another human being....At first I was angry at what you posted,now I kind of feel sorry for you...You should attend the service at St. Sabina sometime...And prehap's you will feel or learn of the power of Our Loud CHRIST JESUS.......
i was member of parrish from 1951 till 1965 ...my family was members from 1925 or so... Phil Brophy and family I'm Phil Ruff his grandson. i loved school, did homework in convent,alter boy in new church etc...they were great years...
St. Joseph is a beautiful Catholic church, and the diverse community has a welcoming spirit. If you are looking of a "spiritual home" this is the place!
It would be helpful to list the Xmas Mass schedule and/or have a website to find this information!