The Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Wednesday August 15, 2018

A great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Sing to the Lord a new song: because He has done wonderful things.

There will be an Ordinary Form anticipated Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on Tuesday, 14 August at 5:00 PM.

There will be an Extraordinary Form Mass for the Feast of the Assumption on Wednesday, 15 August, at 7:00 PM.


FSSP St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rockdale, IL Mass Schedule For Saturday, July 28 Through August 5, 2018

  • Tuesday July 31, Mass is at 6:00 pm

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I ask you one last time to remember to sign up (or call me 815-725-4469 ) for our Confirmation Reception following next Sunday’s 10AM Mass. We have 11 Confirmandi, two adults and nine children. His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Perry, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will confirm our candidates and then celebrate Pontifical Sung Mass. We want this to be a very special day. Of course, the entire parish is invited, with a special invitation to our parishioners who usually attend the Saturday 4:15PM Mass. We ask you to sign up for the reception so we know how much chicken to order. We also ask that, if you come, you’ll bring salads or side dishes or desserts. Fr. Magiera

The Sacrament of Confirmation 10:00AM Sunday August 5, 2018

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated at the 10AM Sunday Mass on August 5. His Excellency, Bishop Joseph Perry, will confer the Sacrament and then celebrate Sung Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool. Bishop Perry will confirm nine children and two adults. Following the Mass, there will be a reception in the St. Joseph school gym. The entire parish is invited, but we need to know how many will attend so we can purchase enough food. Those coming to the reception are asked to bring salads and/or side dishes and/or deserts. Please contact Father Magiera at 815-725-4469.


Saint James The Greater July 25, 2018


The son of Zebedee and Salome (Cf. Matthew 27:56; Mark 15:40; 16:1). Zahn asserts that Salome was the daughter of a priest. James is styled “the Greater” to distinguish him from the Apostle James “the Less”, who was probably shorter of stature. We know nothing of St. James’s early life. He was the brother of John, the beloved disciple, and probably the elder of the two. Read more .. Here