Mass Schedule: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rockdale, Illinois; Saturday, June 24 Through July 2, 2017

Sat., June 24 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time (O.F.)
4:15 pm (O.F.) + Lorraine Purdy, req. by John Pichla

Sun., June 25 External Solemnity of The Sacred Heart (2nd cl.)
10:00 am Pro Populo

Mon., June 26 Ss. John and Paul, Martyrs (3rd cl.)
7:30 am + Herman Kabara, req. by Wife and Family

Tue., June 27 Feria (4th cl.)
7:30 am Elizabeth Hansen, req. by Michael Hansen

Thur., June 29 Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles (1st cl.)
5:15 pm + Mary Vicich, req. by Mr. & Mrs. Art Weese

Fri., June 30 Commemoration of St. Paul, Apostle (3rd cl.)
7:30 am + Lorraine Purdy, req. by Kay Kezerle Lorenc

Sat., July 1 The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord (1st cl.)
8:00 am Tom & Tina Donahue, req. by Karl Maurer

Sat., July 1 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (O.F.)
4:15 pm (O.F.) Patricia Tamayo, req. by Tania Croffi

Sun., July 2 Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (2nd cl.)
10:00 am Pro Populo

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Nativity of St. John the Baptist Saturday June 24, 2017

Isa. 49. 1, 2 The Lord hath called me by my name from from the womb of my mother, and hath made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand He hath protected me, and hath made me as a chosen arrow. Ps. 91. 2. It is good to give praise to the Lord, and to sing to Thy name, O Most High.

On Saturday June 24, 2017 we will be celebrating the Nativity of St. John the Baptist at 8:00 AM Mass. Please join us.

Mass Schedule: St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rockdale, Illinois; Saturday, June 17 Through June 25, 2017

Sat., June 17 Corpus Christi (O.F.)
4:15 pm (O.F.) + Don Gould, req. by Dan Whitler

Sun., June 18 External Solemnity of Corpus Christi (2nd cl.)
10:00 am Pro Populo

Mon., June 19 St. Julia of Falconieri, Virgin (3rd cl.)
7:30 am+ Mary Vicich, req. by Bob Magolan

Tue., June 20 St. Silverius, Pope/Martyr (4th cl.)
7:30 am Heather Skuble, req. by Darlene Lazzara

Thur., June 22 St. Paulinus of Nola, Bp./Conf. (3rd cl.)
5:15 pm + Kevin Hansen, req. by the Hansen Family

Fri., June 23 Sacred Heart of Jesus (1st cl.)
7:30 am + Russel and Lois Tambling, req. by Bob Flesch

Sat., June 24 Nativity of St. John the Baptist (1st cl.)
8:00 am + David Egly Family, req. by Tom Haubner

Sat., June 24 Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (O.F.)
4:15 pm (O.F.) + Lorraine Purdy, req. by John Pichla

Sun., June 25 Ext. Solem. of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (2nd cl.)
10:00 am Pro Populo

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Feast Of Corpus Christi Thursday June 15, 2017. External Solemnity Sunday June 18, 2017 10:00 AM Mass.

He fed them with the fat of corn, alleluia; and filled them with honey out of the rock, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia. Ps. ibid. 2 Rejoice to God our helper; sing aloud to the God of Jacob.

A short history of the Feast of Corpus Christi (HERE)

On Sunday June 18 at the 10:00 Mass we will be celebrating the External Solemnity of Corpus Christi with a procession to follow and a luncheon in the school gym. Everyone is invited. See our Facebook page if you haven’t signed up for the luncheon. (HERE)

The Angelus Prayer Is Back

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
 Hail Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with Thee;
Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death. Amen
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
 Hail Mary, etc.
V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
 Hail Mary, etc.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY
Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Here is a short history of the Angelus Prayer (HERE)