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Pastor: Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Jurek
Address: 802 Middle Street
Prairie du Rocher, IL 62277
Phone: 618-284-3314


We, the people of St. Joseph Catholic Parish of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, are called to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our worship and prayer, through the fostering of a community of faith and through service to our neighbors. We are centered in the Eucharist and united in the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to nurture our individual spiritual growth while caring for one another with compassion and love.

St. Joseph's and St. Leo's Churches
Bishop Braxton "To Rise with Christ?”

Growing in Faith Publication

Answers to Confirmation Test

Memorandum From Vicar

O Antiphons

Parish - Resident Registration Form - (PDF)

The Synod on the Family Documents

The Pastoral Plan Bishop's Response

Parish Partnership:
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Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Ruma, Illinois
Belleville Diocese Library
Diocese of Belleville Faith Formation Department

Annual Report 2016

Mercy Minute
Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 15-16, 2016 - Persistent prayer.

You know that person, don’t you? One so relentless, he does not yield, he does not back down? She makes the case and does not let it drop? Persistence personified. God invites us, invites me to take this attitude to prayer. “Pray always without becoming weary.” Pray not just for myself. Pray, too, for the needs of others. Do not give up.

For what shall I pray today?
For whom shall I pray this week?
Can I put it all in God’s care – and with my helping hands?

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