News & Events

Emmaus Days is the summer event where young men in 7th grade and up learn to hear the voice of God and grow into the man that God wants them to be.

Check out our plan for Emmaus Days by watching this video. Young men 7th grade and up can register for Emmaus Days by going here. 

The experience is free and have both active and video elements, so that we don’t all have to just keep looking at screens!

Totus Tuus is a summer evangelization experience in which college students and seminarians help families and parishes around the diocese dive into the teachings of the Church and the mysteries of the rosary in fun ways.

Check out our plan for Totus Tuus by watching this video. Families can register for Totus Tuus by going here.

The experience is free and have both active and video elements, so that we don’t all have to just keep looking at screens!

Starting Saturday, May 23, 2020, St. Joseph will resume offering the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the faithful at the normal day and time of Saturdays at 3:30 pm. Here are more details and procedures to ensure the safety of the faithful and priest confessor alike.

In addition, starting Saturday, May 23, 2020, St. Joseph will begin offering the Sacrament of Holy Communion for reception by the faithful in a drive-through fashion in the parking lot between the church and school buildings at the following dates and times: Saturdays at 6:00 pm and Sundays at 10:00 am. Here are more details and procedures to ensure a safe and smooth process.


The Bishops office has begun the process of reopening parishes throughout the diocese. Pastors have been given directives to begin this slow and thoughtful process. Fr. Andrejek asks your continued prayers and patience as he along with the newly formed committee work to meet all the required tasks that will allow us to safely and reverently celebrate the sacraments again. Parishioners will be informed of progress from the pastor via bulletin, e-mails and announcements prior to streamed Masses.

Here is the Executive Summary which details the Diocesan plan for reopening.


The Tax Credit Scholarship program offers a 75 percent income tax credit to individuals and businesses that contribute to qualified Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs). The SGOs then provide scholarships for students whose families meet the income requirements to attend qualified, private schools in Illinois, like St. Joseph School. Individuals can designate their donation directly to St. Joseph School!

Already for the 2020-2021 school year, 25 children are waiting in line and hoping for a scholarship to St. Joseph School. We are asking for your help to ensure all 25 children and their families have the opportunity to attend St. Joseph School.

Here is additional information.

Live Weekend Mass streaming Saturday evening at 5:00 pm

Live Daily Mass streaming Monday 6:00 pm; Tuesday – Friday 7:00 am, First Saturday 8:00 am

Watch online LIVE on    or on any mobile  device.

These Masses may be watched anytime following the live-streaming through our online RECORDINGS

These Masses may also be watched through our YouTube channel. Find “St. Joseph Pekin Live Mass” on YouTube.


In response to a letter issued from Bishop Jenky, all functions held at the church, parish center and school will be cancelled starting with Stations of the Cross tonight until further notice.