St. Joseph was formed, thanks to St. Mary of Perpetual Help Church, in 1887 as one of the first Polish parishes in the Back of the Yards/Stockyard neighborhood. The area was densely populated with Polish families, the same families that worked at the Stockyards and transformed this neighborhood into the community that it is today. This year marks our 130th anniversary.
In these 130 years our neighborhood has gone through many changes, but St. Joseph has stood the test of time. Even the street that this church was founded on changed from Page Street to Hermitage Avenue. Our community is fusion of cultures, languages and backgrounds.
Thank you to everyone that was able to join us in our 130th Celebration Gala this past November 4th, 2017. It was a great evening starting with the mass officiated by Bishop Rojas and ending at the Mayfield Banquet Hall with a full house of people celebrating this special church that has become home to so many. Thank you St. Joseph Family, from our Founding Fathers to the present Parishioners, to the Future of St. Joseph. Here’s a copy of the Program Book for those that were not able to join us or simply were too busy enjoying yourself that day and did not have a chance to see it.
St. Joseph is currently staffed by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart–our Pastor is Father Hugo León Londoño.
To learn more about the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart visit: www.misacor-usa.org