St. Mary-St. Joseph Announcements


Diocese of Joliet Announces Appointment of New Bishop, Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks Full Annoucement

St. Joseph CCW is now collecting dues for this year.   Checks written to St. Joseph CCW for $15, with your name, address, and phone number in an envelope, can be given to Tammy Ross after 8 AM Mass on Sunday or sent to Tammy at P.O. Box 54, Paxton, IL  60957

St. Mary CCW is collecting yearly dues/donations. These dues/donations are what we use to support our service projects throughout the year. We do not have a set amount, but typically receive amounts ranging from $10-$100 from each donor.  Checks may be written to St. Mary CCW. Checks and/or cash can be put in an envelope marked "St. Mary CCW" with your name on it and placed in the collection basket. Another option is to mail your contribution to Judy Jepsen-Popel at 357 W. Pells St., Paxton, IL 60957. Please include your name as well. Thank you in advance for your generous support.



 Since we have limited seating available, we ask that everyone signup on our website to indicate your desire to go to Mass at either St. Mary or St. Joseph. We have run out of space inside the Church at St. Mary's the last couple Sundays, so it is VERY important to register. St. Joseph's has not been full nor the 11am at Our Lady of Lourdes so those are additional options. St. Mary's has overflow in the hall (livestream)  and Communion will be brought over. Please register via the contact us page by Thursday and select to send the message to St. Joseph or St Mary reservation and also include how many in your family will be attending.

For those of you that would prefer to make your reservations by phone please call Dan to make reservations for St. Joseph at 217 781-2411. Call Sheila to make reservations for St. Mary at 217 417-2017 to make reservations at St. Mary church. Please sign up or call by Thursday. Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Dispensation from attending Mass is still in effect, therefore if you feel you cannot attend safely please don’t feel obligated to come. 

Please Arrive 10 Minutes before Mass, so we can hold your seat

We will also be distributing Holy Communion at 11 AM in front of St. Mary Church for those who cannot attend Mass. Please be at the front steps of St. Mary by 11.

Sunday’s live broadcast at 9:30 AM can be found at:

                           May God Bless You and Your Family


Link To Parish Re-Opening Guidelines

Bishop Pates Re-Opening Letter Please Read

Diocese of Joliet Directives

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Mass Times

Sunday 8:00 am - St. Joseph Loda
Sunday 9:30 am - St Mary Paxton
Sunday 11:00 am - Our Lady Of Lourdes Gibson City
Monday 8:00 am - No Mass
Tuesday 5:30 pm - St. Joseph Loda
Wednesday 7:00 pm - St Mary Paxton
Thursday 5:30 pm - Our Lady Of Lourdes Gibson City
Friday 8:00 am St Mary Paxton
Saturday 5:00 pm -Our Lady Of Lourdes Gibson City




 Are you new to the area or the parish?

Call Fr. Dong at the Rectory to become a new church member! 217-379-4033

  Please leave a message if Fr. Dong is unavailable to take your call.

WHO: All St. Mary/St. Joseph Parishioners are invited to join a group
WHAT: Eucharistic Apostles of Divine Mercy Cenacle Faith Sharing Group
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:00 am beginning Aug.15, 2020
WHERE: Parish Hall 



Congratulations to the confirmation class of 2020!  The students were confirmed on September 27th by Bishop Pates who was assisted by Father Dong V. Bui.  Those confirmed were (listed in alphabetical order):  Isaah Busby, Dax Chaddock, Taylor Daniels, Leah Eyre, Brooke Kleinart, Drayton Lutz, Sydney Pickens, Alex Potter, Anthony Tomaseck, Gianna Tomasek, and Omar Tufino.


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